Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans : ISLAMABAD CRUISING || Pakistan Super League 2021 Qualifier
Pakistan Super League 2021 Qualifier
Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans – June 21st
Islamabad have gotten a major lift ahead of the play-offs with the arrival of Faheem Ashraf, who has regained fitness from split webbing. Faheem’s all-round capability bolsters the tail and adds strength.
A victory for United takes them straight away to the final. And they will be convinced of doing so after they beat the Sultans in a dress-preparation on Saturday. Despite the threat of resting crucial men, they did so anyway. Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, and Hasan Ali were given a day off. All three ought to come back in.
Possible playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Brandon King, Muhammad Akhlaq, Hussain Talat, Hasan Ali, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Akif Javed.
Sultans’ four-match winning run in Abu Dhabi was broken by United, who looked a slash above. It should worry them that it wasn’t a full-power rival.
They could post just 149 with Mohammad Rizwan’s rapid failure to convert a start becoming a fear. His 26 from 24 was far too sluggish as well.
Shan Masood, nevertheless, ticked along at a strike rate of 159 while the crucial wicket proved to be the risky Sohaib Maqsood. In the pursuit, Multan was always trying for a toehold and the fact it went to the last four balls pleased them.
Possible playing XI: Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Johnson Charles, Rilee Rossouw, Sohail Tanvir, Blessing Muzarabani, Mohammad Rizwan, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Khan, Imran Tahir.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Islamabad United, table-beavers of the PSL 2021 league phase, will take on second-ranked Multan Sultans in the Qualifier on Monday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
There has been somewhat for everybody in the Abu Dhabi wicket. Batsmen who have utilized themselves have got runs, spin bowlers who have been clever have been paid, and speedsters, too, have got some wickets.
Islamabad United will have the superior hand in the Qualifier, having defeated Multan Sultans in their last game despite relaxing their vital players. Islamabad United had also thrashed Multan Sultans in Karachi by three wickets.
As expected, Islamabad United enter this game as favourites at the odds of 1.66, whereas Multan Sultans trail at the odds of 2.25. Owing to the recent form, and a formidable roster, it is a wise choice to back Islamabad for this game.