Led by Shah Masood, Multan Sultans was added to the PSL in 2017. Their coach is veteran Zimbabwe-based cricketer, Andy Flower. The team is yet to win their first PSL title and their fans are hoping that probably the next one will be theirs to have.
While the team is known as Multan Sultans, newbie cricket fans and enthusiasts must also know that Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is referred to as the Sultan of Multan. Shah Masood is also the most successful captain to date.
The Multan Sultans is currently owned by Alamgir K. Tareen and Ali K. Tareen. When the team was created, it became the most expensive one due to the amount of yearly payment required. The original owner cancelled their deal with the PCB since they defaulted on the annual payment and finally, it came under the current ownership.
Multan cricket ground is their home ground and it is managed by South Punjab Cricket Association. It is also the home ground for the Southern Punjab cricket team. The ground isn’t that old as it was built in 2001 as a replacement for the cricket stadium which was in Multan at that time.
Sadly, it hosted Multan Sultans matches only in 2020 till now. Hopefully, it will host some more matches in the seasons to come as it is one of the finest cricket grounds in Pakistan and Punjab.
Facts About Multan Sultans
- They have been most successful against the Peshawar Zalmi team in PSL.
- While they have been the weakest against the Karachi Kings.
- Shoaib Malik has scored the greatest number of runs for MS.
- Imran Tahir is the leading wicket-taker with 21 wickets in total.
- Azhar Mahmood is the fast-bowling coach
- While Mushtaq Ahmed is responsible for spin-related coaching.
Performance of Multan Sultans in Pakistan Super League
They topped the table in the league stage of this edition of the PSL. Winning six out of the nine total matches that were played (one got cancelled), they lost just two games. They secured a total of 14 points with a really impressive run rate of 1.031.
This was indeed a bad season for them since they finished in the fifth position. They could have been at the last had it not been for their better run rate as compared to Lahore Qalandars. The secured a total of six points. MS fans would not like to recall this season.
This season was bad for them too but they did manage to put up a fight as they finished in fifth place. They were just a point behind Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. The reason for their fifth finish can be attributed to the fact that they lost four of their last five games.
Were not a team back then
Were not a team back then