Multan Sultans Squad for PSL 2018
|Batsmen:||Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Abdullah Shafiq, Darren Bravo, Saif Badar, Umar Siddiq, Shan Masood|
|All-rounders||Shoaib Malik (captain), Sohail Tanvir, Kieron Pollard, Kashif Bhatti, Ross Whiteley|
|Wicket-keepers||Kumar Sangakkara, Nicholas Pooran|
|Bowlers||Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Imran Tahir, Irfan Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Hardus Viljoen|
|Player Covers||Thisara Perera (cover for Imran Tahir)|
PSL 2018 Multan Sultans Schedule
MS team schedule will be placed below;
|Thursday, February 22||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||Dubai|
|Friday, February 23||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Sunday, February 25||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||Dubai|
|Friday, March 2||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Saturday, March 3||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah|
|Tuesday March 6||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||Dubai|
|Wednesday, March 7||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Friday, March 9||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Saturday, March 10||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||Dubai|
|Tuesday March 13||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||Sharjah|
Day Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time
Night matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time
The introduction of Multan Sultans will add to the existing competition but it could also send the other teams into bit of a scurry as the Sultans look to get themselves going with a reasonably strong squad of players.
They looked to have done a good job in bringing in Shoaib Malik before the Draft and he will skipper the side. What makes it even better for Malik is that he has two senior cricketers with him, Kieron Pollard, who has played T20 cricket world over and Kumar Sangakkara, a legend of the game.
Fast bowler Sohail Tanvir joins him as well as he looks to continue delivering on his excellent T20 form while Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan and Kashif Bhatti will all want to deliver the goods for the side as they look to break into the Pakistani side.
During the Draft, the Multan Sultans’ first pick was Imran Tahir and that was followed by middle-order batsman Darren Bravo. What the Sultans would be ruing was to not get an early pick or two but in Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas and Nic Pooran, they have a core of a side which could surprise a few.
Abdullah Shafiq and Saif Badar were their Emerging players while the Supplementary players are Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq and Ross Whitele, who might all feature at some or the other point in time during the tournament.
Wasim Akram joined the Multan Sultan squad 2018 as the cricket operations director of the side and Tom Moody joins the team as their head coach.
The Schon Group won the rights to own the sixth team, which will be based in Multan, joining the Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings and Islamabad United. PSL congratulated the company after they agreed to pay $5.2 m per year to join the PSL 3 as the new team.