Umer Khan comes in as Karachi opt to field

Imad Wasim weighs his options © Pakistan Super League

Karachi Kings captain Imad Wasim won the toss and opted to bowl first away against Multan Sultans in the tenth match of the PSL.

Asking the opposition to bat first has been the pattern at the competition so far, and Imad followed it as Karachi look to get back on track aftera defeat in their previous match. A win will see them join Islamabad United and Multan on four points. To that end, they made one change, with spinner Umer Khan replacing emerging player Arshad Iqbal.

Multan captain Shan Masood said the pitch, which is separate from the surface where his side beat Peshawar Zalmi, looked a better one than the earlier one and should Multan put up a big total, Karachi can be put under pressure. Ravi Bopara, who once led Multan, came into the Multan side to replace James Vince as they looked to make it three wins in four.

Multan Sultans: Shan Masood (capt), Ravi Bopara, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Moeen Ali, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan

Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (capt), Chris Jordan, Mohammad Amir, Umaid Asif, Umer Khan

Danyal Rasool is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @Danny61000

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