Islamabad United and Multan Sultans will face each other at National Stadium (Karachi) during the third game of the PSL 2021 on Sunday (21st February) evening.
Both teams will begin their journey in the PSL 2021 with this upcoming game. In the previous season, two-time PSL winners Islamabad United finished in the sixth position while Multan Sultans were the third best team after finishing on top of the points table in the league stage of that tournament.
PSL 2021, Match 3: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans – Match Preview
After qualifying in the playoffs in all the previous PSL seasons, the only two-time PSL trophy winners Islamabad United finished in the last position during the PSL 2020 season. Captain Shadab Khan and his teammate are now ready to put behind that poor season and make a fresh start in the PSL 2021.
Islamabad United have the in-form players like Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, England opener Alex Hales, Ireland opening batsman Paul Stirling etc. But New Zealand cricketer Colin Munro, English cricketers Chris Jordan and Reece Topley will miss the complete season of the PSL 2021. Islamabad United bowlers need to prove as a team.
Shadab Khan (C), Alex Hales, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Musa 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
Despite finishing as the table-topper in the PSL 2020, Multan Sultans missed out to reach their maiden PSL final as they were eliminated from the Eliminator 2 during the rescheduled playoffs of that season.
Multan Sultans have the in-form players Mohammad Rizwan, English cricketer James Vince and Australian cricketer Chris Lynn. They also have the pacers like Sohail Tanvir, Imran Khan and Sohail Khan. Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi and leg-spinner Imran Tahir and will share their huge experiences in this season. They also have the Caribbean all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite who impressed with the ball in hand in the recent BBL 2020/21.
Mohammad Rizwan (C), Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Sr
PSL 2021, Match 3: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans – Match Prediction
In the head-to-head to contest, both Islamabad United and Multan Sultans have won three games each. Both teams will try their best to make a positive start in the PSL 2021.