Toss Multan Sultans chose to bat v Quetta Gladiators
Multan Sultans won the toss, and for the first time in the PSL this season, a side elected to bat first. Multan were looking for a fourth win of the season in what will be the last match against a Quetta Gladiators outfit who, like them, had three wins in four games. Multan captain Shan Masood said his side had opted to bat for because he believed the spinners would come into the game later and help restrict the opposition. They made two changes to the side, with Shahid Afridi replaced by Bilawal Bhatti, while James Vince returned at Ravi Bopara’s expense.
Quetta Gladiators came into the game playing just three overseas players, with Anwar Ali replacing Tymal Mills. Ahmed Shehzad sat out, too, with Ahsan Ali taking his place at the top of the order. Victory for either side would see them pull away with a two-point lead at the top.
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood (capt), James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Moeen Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan
Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy, Shane Watson, Ahsan Ali, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt&wk), Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah