Pakistan Super League, 2019 | Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans, 4th Match | ISL vs MUL Who Will Win
After a fantastic opening ceremony garnished with a high scoring game which saw the defending champions starting their campaign on a positive note, they now will face the Multan Sultans in their second match of the season. This would be the second match for Multan Sultans as well who collided with Karachi Kings in their tournament opener.
The story of the opening encounter
Islamabad’s title defence started against Lahore Qalandars who had a terrible last season where they finished last on the points table. United’s won the toss and asked Lahore to have a go with the bat, the openers Fakhar Zaman (65 off 43) and Sohail Akhtar (37 off 30) stitched a 97 runs stand for the opening wicket in just 10.4 overs.
The duo were all over the Islamabad’s bowler which resulted in setting the base for the middle-order. Islamabad though had different plans as their bowlers ripped through Lahore’s middle-order and they could only manage 171 which was easily 30-40 runs short after the start they got.
Islamabad’s reply saw some vital contributions here and there after almost every batsman got a start. It was complete teamwork with Luke Ronchi starting the innings with a blistering 27 to his name from 17 deliveries followed by Cameron Delport’s 24 and Hussain Talat’s 37 off 30.
In the end, it was Asif Ali and Faheem Ashraf who carried their bat through by remaining unbeaten on 36 and 23 respectively and ensured the target was reached with 4 balls to spare.
Read on for MUL vs ISL Team News & MUL vs ISL Playing 11
Venue:- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match Timing:- Saturday, February 16, 2019, 05:00 PM IST
Here’s how both teams’ might line-up:-
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Laurie Evans, Shoaib Malik (c), Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Chris Green, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan
Doubtful – Mohammad Ilyas, Tom Moores, Johnson Charles
Islamabad United: Mohammad Sami (c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Samit Patel, Waqas Maqsood, Asif Ali, Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Rizwan Hussain
Doubtful – Philip Salt
Disclaimer- This ISL vs MUL Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis ISL vs MUL Team News.