Pakistan T20 League Preview: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans

While the Islamabad United received the wooden spoon last year, Multan Sultans fell short in the tournament by a close margin in the second Qualifier.

Sayanta Sengupta Author

Updated - 22 February 2021 12:26 pm

Pakistan T20 League Preview: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans

Match Details

Date: 21st February 2021

Time: 7:30 PM (IST)

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

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Preview

The much-awaited Pakistan T20 League has finally arrived. Islamabad United face off with Multan Sultans in Match 3. The match is scheduled to be played at 7:30 PM IST. The match will take place at the National Stadium, Karachi. While the Islamabad United received the wooden spoon last year, Multan Sultans fell short in the tournament by a close margin in the second Qualifier. Shadab Khan scored 263 runs in the previous tournament and is expected to play a key role again in this tournament. He also picked up 8 wickets at an economy of 8.25 in the 2019/20 edition.

On the other hand, Multan Sultans boast of some incredible talent. Shan Masood scored 224 runs in their previous year’s sojourn and they have the likes of Mohammed Rizwan and Chris Lynn, ready to unleash some extravaganza.

Team News

Islamabad United

They have let go a lot of quality batsmen, including Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, Dawid Malan and Colin Ingram. However, strong local Pakistani players like Hasan Ali, Asif Ali and Shadab Khan make them a formidable team.

Multan Sultans

They have roped in Mohammed Rizwan as their skipper and he is in red-hot form. James Vince and Chris Lynn are other players to watch out for in the Sultans roster.

Head to Head (Last 6 matches)

Islamabad United: 3

Multan Sultans: 3

 Players to watch out for (T20I)

  1. Mohammed Rizwan

Runs: 510 | HS: 104*

 

  1. Chris Lynn

Runs: 291| S/R: 131.7

 

  1. Shadab Khan

Wickets: 53| Avg: 22.6

 

Squads

Islamabad United

Alex Hales, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Paul Stirling, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Ali Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Zeeshan Zameer

Multan Sultans

Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Sr

Match 19

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Pakistan 135/5 (18.4)

Pakistan won by 5 wickets

Match 20

England vs Bangladesh

27 October 2021 03:30 pm ist

Match 19

Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan 135/5 (18.4)

Pakistan won by 5 wickets