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Multan Sultans

Multan Sultans
ملتان سلطانز
Nickname(s)Janoobis[1] (lit.'Southerns')
LeaguePakistan Super League
Personnel
CaptainMohammad Rizwan
CoachAbdul Rehman[2]
Bowling coachCatherine Dalton (fast bowling)
David Parsons (spin bowling)
Fielding coachDrikus Saaiman
OwnerAli Tareen
ManagerHijab Zahid[3]
Team information
CityMultan, Punjab, Pakistan
Founded2017; 7 years ago (2017)
Home groundMultan Cricket Stadium
Capacity35,000[4]
History
PSL wins1 (2021)
Official websitewww.janoobis.com

Home kit

Away kit

Multan Sultans (Urdu, Punjabi: ملتان سلطانز) is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team representing the city of Multan in southern Pakistan in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team was founded in 2017 as an additional sixth team added to the PSL with contract payments of US$41.6 million for eight seasons or US$5.2 million per season.[5][6][7][8] Since the team was introduced in the Third Season of Pakistan Super League, the team's contract is for eight seasons instead of ten.[5] The team plays its home matches at Multan Cricket Stadium.[9]

After their debut season, Schön Properties who bought the team in 2017, failed to pay their annual fee, and their contract was terminated;[10][11] in December 2018, a consortium formed by Alamgir Khan Tareen, the majority shareholder, and Ali Khan Tareen became the new owners of the team.[12] In 2021, Alamgir Khan Tareen took over as the sole owner.[13]

The team won its first PSL title in the 2021 season.[14]

Franchise history

In April 2017, a few weeks after the conclusion of 2017 Pakistan Super League, PSL chairman Najam Sethi announced that there would be a sixth team in the third season.[6] The Pakistan Cricket Board short-listed five regions as possibilities for the sixth team.[7] In June 2017, the team was established with the franchise having been was bought by Schön Properties after winning a bid for an eight-year contract against 10 contesting bidders.[8]

On 10 November 2018, the PCB announced that the franchise agreement had been terminated and all rights in respect to the franchise were returned to the board. The termination was due to the franchise failing to pay the annual fee required by the PCB.[10][11] The PCB took responsibility of all player and coach contracts whilst a public tender process took place to sell the repackaged rights for the franchise. Alamgir Khan Tareen and Ali Khan Tareen of Multan Consortium, won the bid for the team.[12] In 2021, Alamgir Khan Tareen bought the sole ownership rights.[13] After the death of Alamgir Khan Tareen in July 2023, the ownership went back to Ali Khan Tareen.[15]

2018 season

In its debut season, the team was captained by Shoaib Malik.[16][17] Tom Moody and Wasim Akram were appointed as head coach and director respectively[18][19] with Haider Azhar as general manager of cricket operations and Nadeem Khan the team's manager.[19][20][21]

The side won its first match, defeating defending champions Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets[22] but finished fifth in the league table, winning four matches and losing five with one no result. They did not make the playoffs.

2019 season

Ahead of the 2019 season, Johan Botha, who had been assistant coach during the previous season, was appointed as head coach, replacing Moody, who withdrew from his role due to domestic commitments.[23] Wasim Akram also left the team, joining Karachi Kings.

The Sultans started their season against Karachi Kings with a close defeat[24] and went on to win only three matches, again finishing fifth and failing to make the playoffs. Captain Shoaib Malik was the leading run scorer with 266 runs,[25] while Shahid Afridi took 10 wickets to be the team's leading wicket taker for the season.[26]

2020 season

Ahead of the 2020 season, Shan Masood was named team captain[27] and Andy Flower became the team's head coach.[28] The side reached the playoff stage of the competition for the first time after finishing top of the group. They lost both of their playoff matches and did not reach the competition final finishing third overall.

2021 season

In 2021, Multan finished second in the group stage and went on to win the PSL final for the first time. After winning the first qualifier match against Islamabad United, who had finished top of the group stage, Multan progressed straight to the final where they beat Peshawar Zalmi by 47 runs and won their first title.

2022 season

Multan Sultans demonstrated a dominant performance in the tournament, securing the top position in the points table. Winning 9 out of 10 matches, they remained undefeated until losing the finals against Lahore Qalandars.

2023 season

Team identity

The team's logo and kit was revealed in September 2017.[29] The team's anthem Hum Hain Multan kay Sultans for the 2018 season was sung by Waqar Ehsin. Pakistan film stars Momal Sheikh, Javed Sheikh, Ahsan Khan, Neelam Munir and actress Sadia Khan were the team's star ambassadors for the 2018 season.[30][31]

Year Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (back) Chest branding Sleeve branding
2018 Lake City Fatima Group Mughal Steel Inverex, Super Asia
2019 Pepsi Afsaneh Lay's OLX, Asia Ghee Mill F.C.
2020 Fatima Group Kurkure Pepsi, Asia Ghee, Shell V-Power
2021 G.F.C Fans Snack Video, Asia Ghee
2022 Wolf777 News Asia Ghee, Shell V-Power, Nishan-E-Haider Builders and Developers
2023 AJ Sports Asia Ghee, Shell V-Power, Samaa TV
2024 Gym Armour Moiz Steel Asia Ghee, KFC

Current squad

Key
  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is fully unavailable
  •  *  denotes a player who will be partially unavailable
No. Name Nationality Birth date Category Batting style Bowling style Year signed Notes
Batsmen
13 Usman Khan  United Arab Emirates (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 29) Silver Right-handed 2023
17 Reeza Hendricks  South Africa (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 34) Gold Right-handed Right-arm off break 2024
18 Yasir Khan  Pakistan (2002-04-13) 13 April 2002 (age 22) Emerging Right-handed 2024
25 Johnson Charles  West Indies (1989-01-14) 14 January 1989 (age 35) Supplementary Right-handed Left-arm orthodox 2021
29 Dawid Malan  England (1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 36) Diamond Left-handed Right-arm leg break 2024
66 Tayyab Tahir  Pakistan (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993 (age 30) Silver Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2024
All-rounders
23 David Willey  England (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 34) Platinum Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2024 Vice-captain
27 Mohammad Shehzad  Pakistan (2004-02-05) 5 February 2004 (age 20) Supplementary Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2024
55 Abbas Afridi  Pakistan (2001-04-05) 5 April 2001 (age 23) Gold Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2022
72 Khushdil Shah  Pakistan (1995-02-07) 7 February 1995 (age 29) Diamond Left-handed Left-arm orthodox 2020
95 Iftikhar Ahmed  Pakistan (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 33) Platinum Right-handed Right-arm off break 2024
Wicket-keepers
16 Mohammad Rizwan  Pakistan (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 31) Platinum Right-handed 2021 Captain
Bowlers
5 Ali Majid  Pakistan (1991-12-29) 29 December 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2024 Full replacement for Ihsanullah
10 Aftab Ibrahim  Pakistan (2004-04-15) 15 April 2004 (age 20) Supplementary Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2024
12 Faisal Akram  Pakistan (2003-08-20) 20 August 2003 (age 20) Emerging Left-handed Left-arm unorthodox 2024
14 Mohammad Ali  Pakistan (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 31) Silver Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2024
24 Usama Mir  Pakistan (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 28) Diamond Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2023
26 Olly Stone  England (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2024 Partial replacement for Reece Topley
28 Shahnawaz Dahani  Pakistan (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 25) Silver Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2021
34 Chris Jordan  England (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 35) Supplementary Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2024
38 Reece Topley  England (1994-02-21) 21 February 1994 (age 30) Gold Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2024
39 Richard Ngarava  Zimbabwe (1997-12-29) 29 December 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2024 Full replacement for Olly Stone
50 Ihsanullah  Pakistan (2002-10-11) 11 October 2002 (age 21) Silver Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2022

Administration and coaching staff

Position Name
Manager Hijab Zahid
Head coach Abdul Rehman
Assistant and development coach Mohammad Wasim
Fast bowling coach Catherine Dalton
Spin bowling coach David Parsons[32]
Fielding and strength and conditioning coach Drikus Saaiman
Assistant spin bowling coach Alex Hartley
Director of Strategy Nathan Leamon
Physiotherapist Javed Mughal
Source:MS Team management

Captains

Player From To Mat Won Lost Tie&W Tie&L NR %
Shoaib Malik 2018 2019 20 7 12 0 0 1 36.84
Shan Masood 2020 2020 11 6 3 0 1 1 65.00
Mohammad Rizwan 2021 Present 48 32 16 0 0 0 66.66

Source: ESPNcricinfo. Last updated: 26 March 2024

Result summary

Overall result in PSL

Year Pld Won Loss Tie&W Tie&L NR SR (%) Position Summary
2016 Team did not exist
2017
2018 10 4 5 0 0 1 44.44 5/6 League-stage
2019 10 3 7 0 0 0 30.00 5/6 League-stage
2020[a] 11 6 3 0 1 1 65.00 1/6 Playoffs (3rd)
2021 12 7 5 0 0 0 58.33 2/6 Champions
2022 12 10 2 0 0 0 83.33 1/6 Runners-up
2023 12 7 5 0 0 0 58.33 2/6 Runners-up
2024 12 8 4 0 0 0 66.66 1/6 Runners-up
Total 79 45 31 0 1 2 56.96 1 title
  1. ^ In this season, their match against Quetta Gladiators was abandoned due to rain.
  • Tie+W and Tie+L indicates matches tied and then won or lost in a tiebreaker such as a bowlout or one-over-eliminator ("Super Over")
  • The result percentage excludes no results and counts ties (irrespective of a tiebreaker) as half a win

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 26 March 2024

Head-to-head record

Opposition Span Mat Won Lost Tie Tie+W Tie+L NR SR (%)
Islamabad United 2018–present 16 8 8 0 0 0 0 50.00
Karachi Kings 2018–present 15 7 5 0 0 1 2 46.66
Lahore Qalandars 2018–present 19 10 9 0 0 0 0 52.63
Peshawar Zalmi 2018–present 16 11 5 0 0 0 0 68.75
Quetta Gladiators 2018–present 13 9 4 0 0 0 0 69.23

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 26 March 2024

Statistics

As of 26 March 2024

Most runs

Player Years Innings Runs High score
Mohammad Rizwan 2021–present 48 2,003 110*
Shan Masood 2019–2023 42 1,318 88
Rilee Rossouw 2020–2023 41 1,117 121
Sohaib Maqsood 2018–2022 28 771 85*
Khushdil Shah 2020–present 45 680 70*

Most wickets

Player Years Innings Wickets Best bowling
Imran Tahir 2018–2022 37 53 3/7
Usama Mir 2023–present 24 41 6/40
Abbas Afridi 2022–present 25 39 5/47
Shahnawaz Dahani 2021–present 27 39 4/5
David Willey 2022; 2024–present 19 28 3/22

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