KK vs MS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 26, 2023

KK vs MS Match Prediction - Feb 26, 2023

The Karachi Kings will be hosting the Multan Sultans for a reverse fixture on Sunday, as both teams face each other at the National Stadium.

Both teams faced each other earlier this week at Multan in what was a pretty close encounter. Asked to bat first, the Sultans posted a mammoth 196-2 in their 20 overs. The Kings put up an engaging chase but ultimately fell short of the target by a mere 3 runs. If that match is anything to go by, we can surely expect another cracker of a contest here in Karachi. 


KK vs MS Team Previews

Karachi Kings

The Karachi Kings have struggled to get going so far and have managed to win just 1 of the 5 matches that they have played so far. As a result, they are 5th on the points table. With half of the season behind them, the Kings will be hoping to put up a better performance in the second round, starting from this match.

The opening pair of James Vince and Matthew Wade finally managed to give their team a good start in the last match, putting up an opening stand of 72 runs. The former scored a superb 75 of just 34 deliveries and will be looking to put up a similar performance here.

The team will depend on Shoaib Malik as well as Imad Wasim to score some runs in the middle order. Haider Ali has played just 1 good inning so far but has struggled in the rest of the matches while the form of all-rounder Ben Cutting remains a cause of concern too.

It is a similar story in the bowling department too, as none of the bowlers have been consistently able to trouble the opposition batsmen. Youngsters Akif Javed and Mohammad Umar have shown flashes of brilliance but will need to work on their line and length to improve their numbers, while the veterans Imran Tahir and Mohammad Amir are playing way below their potential. 

Karachi Kings Playing 11

Matthew Wade, James Vince, Tayyab Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Ben Cutting, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Muhammad Musa, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akif Javed.

Multan Sultans

The Multan Sultans have played exceedingly well this season. After losing the opening match against the Lahore Qalandars, they have scripted a dramatic turnaround, winning each of their last 4 matches to move to the top of the points table.

Mohammad Rizwan has been in a belligerent mood this season, scoring 3 half-centuries and an excellent century in the 5 matches played so far, and is the top-scorer for his team. Shan Masood seemed to be struggling a bit at the start of the season but played scored a quick half-century in the last game, which should help him regain some confidence.

The team has some of the biggest hitters in white-ball cricket in the form of Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, and Kieron Pollard and that should allow them to score big totals on any ground. The young seamers, Ihsanullah and Abbas Afridi have done a brilliant job for the team, picking up 22 wickets between them.

Spinner Usama Mir to has bowled well, picking up 9 wickets. The team has a couple of bowling all-rounders in the form of Carlos Brathwaite and Khushdil Shah, who can fill in during the middle overs. 

Multan Sultans Playing 11

Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Anwar Ali, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah.

KK vs MS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will be looking to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Karachi is excellent to bat on as demonstrated during the last few matches. The average first-inning score here is around 180 which can be quite difficult to chase under pressure. The spin bowlers are unlikely to get any help from this surface, but the quicker bowlers will enjoy the bounce on offer here.

The weather is expected to be warm and humid with a temperature of around 29 degrees Celcius. 


KK vs MS Betting Tips

A look at the form of both teams shows us that the only team to back here are the Multan Sultans. They have been clinical in their performances this season and have dominated the opposition, especially with their batting. The fact that they defeated the Karachi Kings in a close encounter will also give them plenty of confidence.

While we would have hoped to find better odds for an away win, punters can place some side bets to make the most out of this match.

Bet on the Multan Sultans to win.


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    Top Batsman for Multan Sultans

    Mohammad Rizwan (2.75)


Mohammad Rizwan is in exceptional form this season and has taken the attack on to the opposition bowlers every time he has taken to the field. He has an incredible average of 109.66 in the 5 matches that he has played so far, and was the top-scorer for the Sultans in their previous encounter against the Kings, scoring an unbeaten century. With the surface in Karachi helping the batsmen, we are backing Rizwan to once again emerge as the top batsman for his team.

Today Match Prediction

Multan Sultans To Win the Match, 1.67

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Who will win KK vs MS

Karachi Kings 67.82% (137)
Multan Sultans 32.18% (65)
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