Date: February 19, 2023
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
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Table topper Multan Sultans will square off with second placed Islamabad United on Sunday, February 19 at Multan Cricket Stadium. From losing their opening fixture to winning back-to-back games, Multan Sultans have made a remarkable comeback in the league. Their two wins came against Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi. Meanwhile, United will come into this game after beating Karachi Kings.
The pitch in Multan has been pretty bowler-friendly and the average 1st inning total at this venue is 154. Fielding first after winning the toss should be the way to go.
Md. Rizwan-led side produced an all-round performance to win a game against Peshawar Zalmi. The skipper played a good knock of 66 runs while Rilee Rossouw blasted heavily with 75 off just 36 deliveries. 20-year-old right arm pacer Ihsanullah and Usama Mir bagged three wickets each.
Match winning knock from Colin Munro and Azam Khan helped the side to register their maiden win in the league. While chasing 173, Islamabad United ensured 6-wicket win on the back of collective contribution from the middle-orders. Earlier, bowlers too delivered an impressive spell as Md. Wasim Jr., Tom Curran and Rumman Raees picked two wickets each.
Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Sameen Gul, Ihsanullah
Hassan Nawaz, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Rassie van der Dussen, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Curran, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Rumman Raees
Multan Sultans have got the right momentum after delivering all-round performance in the last fixture. As per our prediction, match will be a close contest, but Sultans will win the game.
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