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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans, Pakistan Super League 2020, Today Match Prediction

08 Mar 2020 | 14:30 | Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
91/7 in 9.0 10.11
93/1 in 6.3 14.31 winner

Toss Winner - Multan Sultans won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Multan Sultans beat Islamabad United by 9 wickets

Inconsistent Islamabad United eye revival against table-toppers Multan Sultans!

  • Multan Sultans previous fixture against Karachi Kings was washed out due to rains
  • Islamabad United suffered a close defeat at the hands of Peshawar Zalmi in the previous game played at Rawalpindi
  • Islamabad United Captain Shadab Khan and Colin Munro delivered half-centuries for Islamabad United in the previous game played at Rawalpindi

Expect Multan Sultans to beat Islamabad United by a comfortable margin!

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Toss: To Bowl

Pakistan Super League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Multan Sultans 6 4 1 0 1 9 1.415
Peshawar Zalmi 8 4 3 0 1 9 -0.106
Islamabad United 8 3 4 0 1 7 0.536
Karachi Kings 6 3 2 0 1 7 -0.196
Quetta Gladiators 8 3 5 0 0 6 -1.052
Lahore Qalandars 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.167
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
9 1.415 6 4 1 0 1
9 -0.106 8 4 3 0 1
7 0.536 8 3 4 0 1
7 -0.196 6 3 2 0 1
6 -1.052 8 3 5 0 0
4 -0.167 6 2 4 0 0

isu vs mls Match Prediction & Analysis

Match 22nd of the 2020 Pakistan Super League pits Shadab Khan’s Islamabad United against Shan Masood’s Multan Sultans at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

With the previous game washed out due to heavy rains, Multan Sultans have managed to retain their top spot in the competition. Captain Shan Masood will feel that the side was lucky to escape with this result. The side will need to make improvements with the bat in this contest. Given their woeful record at home venue this season, Islamabad United will need to break their losing streak at Rawalpindi in order to stay in contention for knockout stages.

On the other hand, Islamabad United lost to Peshawar Zalmi by 7 runs via Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) method. Captain Shadab Khan will feel unlucky that the side loses the game against Peshawar Zalmi and will be desperate to get back to winning ways in this contest.

Teams Preview

Islamabad United Preview

Despite losing their previous fixture, Islamabad United are currently lying third in the league table with 7 points to their name. The franchise will need to win their remaining two games in order to secure their place in the playoffs of the competition.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan, and Colin Munro to produce the bulk of the runs. In a rain-curtailed game, wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi perished for a low score.

Captain Shadab Khan has been the surprise package in the batting department for Islamabad United. He played a scintillating inning for United and finished the innings with the top-score of 77 runs off 42 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes. He put crucial partnerships with Colin Munro and Colin Ingram to help Islamabad United post 195 runs for the loss of five wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Besides Shadab Khan, opener Colin Munro smashed 52 runs off 35 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Left-hander notched up his third half-century of the season for Islamabad United.

Middle-order Colin Ingram found form with the bat and scored 41 runs off 25 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Dale Steyn, Rumman Raees and Shadab Khan to make breakthroughs. In the previous game, Rumman Raees and Zafar Gohar claimed one wicket each.

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

Dale Steyn, Luke Ronchi (wk), Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Zafar Gohar, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan (c), Rizwan Hussain, Akif Javed

Islamabad United Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Khan 77 42 5 4 183.33
C Munro 52 35 4 2 148.57
C Ingram 41 25 1 2 164
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Raees 2.0 0 20 1 10
Z Gohar 2.0 0 11 1 5.5
D Steyn 2.0 0 15 0 7.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Raees 2.0 0 20 1 10
Z Gohar 2.0 0 11 1 5.5
D Steyn 2.0 0 15 0 7.5

Islamabad United Actual Playing XI:

Amad Butt, Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, Musa Khan, Colin Ingram, DW Steyn, Akif Javed, Rumman Raees, Asif Ali, Rizwan Hussain, Shadab Khan

Multan Sultans Preview

Multan Sultans are currently lying at the top of the league table with 9 points after six matches played in the competition.

Multan Sultans were reeling at 102 for 6 against Karachi Kings before heavy showers led to the game being abandoned. Wicket-keeper Zeeshan Ashraf, Captain Shan Masood, and Rilee Rossouw perished for low scores to see Multan Sultans in a spot of bother.

The side has looked heavily reliant on the likes of Shan Masood and Rilee Rossouw to do the bulk of the scoring. Makeshift opener Moeen Ali looked good in his innings and scored 29 runs off 22 balls with the help of two boundaries and one six.

Shahid Afridi played a splendid inning and scored unbeaten 35 runs off 17 balls with the help of one four and three sixes. He added 38 runs with Sohail Tanvir to push the Multan score beyond the 100-run mark.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Irfan, Imran Tahir, and Sohail Tanvir to make crucial breakthroughs. The bowling unit for Islamabad United failed to make early inroads with the new-ball against Peshawar Zalmi. In their previous game, United conceded too many runs in the initial Powerplay overs to see Zalmi escape with a win via the DLS method.

Multan Sultans Predicted Playing XI:

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

Multan Sultans Actual Playing XI:

RR Rossouw, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, S Tanvir, Shan Masood, Zeeshan Ashraf, Moeen Ali, Khushdil Shah, James Vince, SMSK Afridi, Junaid Khan

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 12 2.69 mm. 3.78 k/h From: E 74%
03h 14 2.00 mm. 3.51 k/h From: E 100%
06h 18 2.44 mm. 5.42 k/h From: ENE 91%
09h 19 1.75 mm. 1.85 k/h From: SE 12%
12h 18 1.25 mm. 0.57 k/h From: NE 56%
15h 14 0 mm. 2.15 k/h From: NNW 86%
18h 13 0 mm. 2.57 k/h From: NNW 93%
21h 12 0 mm. 3.74 k/h From: NW 100%

Weather Conditions

The conditions will be decent for batting. The quick bowlers might get help from the surface due to rains taking place in the past couple of days. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to be fair.

Venue Details

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi is going to host the 22nd game of 2020 Pakistan Super League between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans. In the previous meeting between the two teams, Islamabad United registered a comfortable eight-wicket win over Multan Sultans at Gaddafi Stadium.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams would be looking to win the toss and bowl first. The last two matches have been won by sides batting second.

ISU vs MLS Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Multan Sultans will be favorites to win their game against Islamabad United. Shan Masood-led unit will treat the previous game as an aberration and will be keen to put on a clinical display with bat and ball in this game.

Expect Multan Sultans to beat Islamabad United by a comfortable margin!

Author: Shoaib Z.