March 11: PSL - Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Lahore

Our XI: Azam Khan, James Vince, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Junaid Khan, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Tanvir

NOTE: We might not always be able to tip you off about late injury (or other relevant) updates

Captain: James Vince

Vince came back into the team on Sunday and blasted a 24-ball 61 against Islamabad United. He averages 42.07 (with eight fifties) in wins and 24.28 (with four fifties) in losses in all T20s since 2018.

Vice-captain: Imran Tahir

Tahir is the joint-second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far with ten strikes. He has gone at 7.42 runs per over in this season. Having picked up eight wickets in his last four games, Tahir could prove to be the ideal person to be the vice-captain against the struggling Gladiators.

Hot Picks

Moeen Ali: Ali has had a couple of good games in the tournament but has failed to make a mark yet. He has been productive though, scoring 137 runs and picking up four wickets. He has struck at 229.16 against spinners and at 109.33 against pacers in PSL 2020 so far.

Mohammad Hasnain: The highest wicket-taker in the tournament has to be in your team. Hasnain has picked up 14 wickets at a strike rate of 12. He, in fact, has the best strike rate (12.9) in the PSL amongst all bowlers with 20-plus wickets over the years.

Ben Cutting: Cutting has been a ray of light in what has been a poor run for the Gladiators. He has scored 146 runs at a strike rate of 192.1 and also picked up eight wickets in the six games he has played this season.

Value Picks

Junaid Khan: The left-arm seamer impressed in his first game of the season, picking up 2 for 17. Khan has picked up five wickets in the powerplay at a good economy of 7.34 and 12 wickets at an economy of 9.39 in the death in his PSL career.

Mohammad Nawaz: Nawaz provides value with both bat and ball. He has bowled 11 overs in the powerplay this season, giving away just 73 runs and picking up four wickets. With the bat, he has scored 108 runs lower down the order at a strike rate of 112.5.

Points to note

  • Going by the current form of the two teams, pick more players and specialists from Multan and allrounders who may get you some points from Quetta.

  • At Gaddafi Stadium this season, pacers have picked up 25 wickets and have gone at 8.60 an over while the spinners have picked up ten wickets and gone at 8.11 an over.