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Karachi Kings win toss, bat first against Multan Sultans

High-flying Karachi Kings, who have won all three of their matches so far in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), won the toss and opted to bat against Multan Sultans in today’s first match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Karachi, who revamped their squad in the PSL drafts and appointed Imad Wasim as captain, have been rewarded for the overhaul: the younger lineup, starring power hitters as well as more steady players and pacers, has overcome Quetta Gladiators, defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars so far.
Multan Sultans started their debut PSL campaign on a winning note, beating Peshawar Zalmi in the tournament opener and Lahore Qalandars in their second match. But the side lost to Islamabad United by 5 wickets.
Karachi KingsHead coach: Mickey ArthurCaptain: Imad WasimSquad: Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Khurram Manzoor, Lendl Simmons, Saifullah Bangash, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammed Taha, Tabish Khan, Ravi Bopara, Hasan Mohsin, Shahid Afridi, David Wiese, Usama Mir, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari.
Multan SultansHead coach: Tom MoodyCaptain: Shoaib MalikSquad: Shoaib Malik (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Darren Bravo, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar, Nicholas Pooran, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohaib Maqsood, Kashif Bhatti, Shan Masood, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Abbas, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Hardus Viljoen.