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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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In-form Islamabad eye place in the PSL finals

  • Islamabad United registered a comfortable win over Multan Sultans in their final round-robin game played on Saturday.
  • Mohammad Wasim, Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed were key performers for Islamabad in the previous game played against Multan. •
  • Due to superior run-rate, Multan Sultans have made it to the playoffs of the competition.

Expect Islamabad United to beat Multan Sultan and seal their place in the 2021 PSL finals.

Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE | Toss: To Bat

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High Flying Islamabad United will be looking to seal their place in the finals when they face Multan Sultans in the Qualifier 1 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday..

Captain Shadab Khan will be hoping that the side can continue their excellent form in this knockout game. The side finished top of the league table after managing to win their last five matches on the bounce.

On the other hand, Multan Sultans have also shown good form with bat and ball. Captain Mohammad Rizwan will be hoping that the side can continue their winning momentum in this all-important tie.

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Islamabad United have managed to come out on top on both the occasions.

Islamabad United Preview

Islamabad United is coming into this game on the back of comfortable win over Multan Sultans in their previous game played on Saturday. Skipper Shadab Khan will be hoping that side can deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in this knockout game.

In the batting department, Islamabad United will be looking towards their in-form opening pair of Usman Khuwaja and Colin Munro to deliver runs with the bat in this game.

Pugnacious Colin Munro has so far scored 241 in five innings with two half-centuries to his name. 

Munro’s partner, Usman Khuwaja has shown excellent form for the side in this year’s competition. He has accumulated 175 runs in five matches at an average of 58.33 with one century to his name.

The middle-order trio of Brandon King, Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali has also delivered good scores on a regular basis for United this season.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on their new-ball pair of Akif Javed and Hasan Ali to provide crucial breakthroughs. Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Fawad Ahmed will be other prominent bowling options for this game.

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

Colin Munro, Usman Khuwaja, Shadab Khan (c), Hussain Talat/Brandon King, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Muhammad Akhlaq (wk), Hasan Ali, Ali Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Akif Javed

Multan Sultans Preview

Mohammad Rizwan-led unit have managed to deliver excellent performances in the last couple of games played in the competition. In the previous game, Multan Sultans qualified for the playoffs of the tournament after having superior net run-rate in comparison to Lahore Qalandars.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood and Shan Masood to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Opening batsman Mohammad Rizwan has shown excellent form with the bat so far in this year’s competition.

In the previous game, Shan Masood played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 59 off 37 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Mohammad Rizwan, who chipped in with 26 off 24 balls with the help of four boundaries.

Middle-order Sohaib Maqsood has delivered crucial scores for the side in this year’s competition. He has accumulated 304 runs in 10 innings at an average of 38.00 with three half-centuries to his name. In the previous game, Maqsood scored 12 off 7 balls with the help of one four and one six.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Shahnawaz Dhani, Blessing Muzarabani and Sohail Tanvir to deliver crucial breakthroughs. In the previous, Shahnawaz Dhani bowled well and claimed two wickets in his four overs.

Multan Sultans Predicted Playing XI:

Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Johnson Charles, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Khan, Imran Tahir

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Weather Conditions

The bowlers will get more assistance out of this surface with the new-ball. Batsmen will have to stay at the crease to pile on the runs on such a plaid wicket. The weather condition for the game to be played on Monday is expected to have clear skies during the game.

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is going to host Qualifier 1 game between Islamabad and Multan.

Islamabad United will take heart from the fact that they have a decent head-to-head against Multan Sultans

Toss: To Bat

The side will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this pitch. The last game played at the venue was won by side batting first.

Based on current-form, League Leaders Islamabad United will be outright favorites to win this knockout game against Multan Sultans. Colin Munro, Usman Khuwaja and Hasan Ali have been standout performers for Islamabad in this year’s competition and will be looking to deliver the goods.

Expect Islamabad United to beat Multan Sultan and seal their place in the 2021 PSL finals.

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Author: Shoaib Z.