Fakhar Zaman is the player of the match: “I am trying to take it ball-by-ball and take it long if I settle in. If a top-order batter bats at least 10 overs, then it’s better for the team and I am trying to do that. Karachi’s decks were more batting-friendly, here it’s slightly difficult especially against the new ball. This is an important victory for us as we’ve halted the defending champions in their tracks. The atmosphere was incredible tonight and I hope it will be even better when 100% crowd capacity is allowed.”
Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans Highlights today, Friday 11-2-2022 – 17th Match (D/N), Pakistan Super League from Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Mohammad Rizwan: “We wanted to experiment so we chose to bowl first. The way Fakhar started and the finishing provided by Hafeez and Salt took the momentum away from us. I don’t think dew was much of a worry, I just feel the Qalandars were better than us tonight and they bowled really well tonight.”
Shaheen Afridi: “I am enjoying my captaincy and leading my team in front of our home crowd was special tonight. We are doing well in all three facets of the game. Rashid’s overs were really important for us and he bowled exceptionally well tonight. I think it’s important to back up the fielders when there are slight blips and errors. It’s part of the game, everyone tries to give their best. We did well in the last leg, too, and we have started well here in Lahore. We’ll look to ride on this momentum.”
Mohammad Rizwan wins the toss and will bowl first.
Lahore Qalandars team: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Philip Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.
Multan Sultans team: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c)(wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Anwar Ali, Abbas Afridi, Imran Tahir, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dahani.