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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans PSL T20 Match Prediction

2021-02-21 19:30:00
Islamabad United ISU Islamabad United
Multan Sultans MS Multan Sultans

Betting Tips

  • Islamabad United and Multan Sultans are the last two teams to get their 2021 Pakistan Super League campaigns underway.
  • Islamabad United finished bottom of the pile last season, while the Multan Sultans topped the table - only to then lose both play-off matches.
  • Both teams have plenty of big-hitting talent on show, though Islamabad have had to rethink their plans so far this season after a number of players had to withdraw.
Multan Sultans

Our Pick Multan Sultans are favourites to win

Posted On 19th February 2021 09:11:21
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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans, PSL 2021

Islamabad United and Multan Sultans, after completely contrasting campaigns last season, are the last two teams to get their 2021 Pakistan Super League challenges underway. The match, between the teams who finished sixth and first in the league table last season, takes place at the National Stadium, Karachi, on February 21 and the live action starts at 19:00 local time.

Islamabad United were bottom of the pile last season, and though they have added Alex Hales to their ranks this season, they have seen Colin Munro, Chris Jordan and Reece Topley all have to withdraw – Paul Stirling and Ali Khan link up with the squad instead.

For Multan Sultans, they could not back their table-topping form up in the play-offs, but their best campaign yet could stand them in good stead for this year. BBL-winning star James Vince is looking for back-to-back T20 titles, in what looks a very strong batting line-up.

ISU vs MS Live streaming

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ISU vs MS Toss Prediction

Multan Sultans have some in-form batsmen up the order and could be keen to bat first on the Karachi wicket.

Weather Report

As with the afternoon match, Karachi will be hot, dry and sunny.

Pitch Condition

The wicket is usually a good one for quick runs in T20 cricket.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans, Pakistan Super League 2021

Islamabad United Team News & Playing 11

ISU Team News

With Colin Munro, Reece Topley and Chris Jordan having to withdraw from the IPL, Ali Khan and Paul Stirling are likely to start this game. Alex Hales will open the batting after his arrival for the 2021 season too.

ISU Key Players

  • Alex Hales: In fine form at the Big Bash League, including smashing a century for Sydney Thunder against Sydney Sixers, the big-hitting opener will be key again up the order.
  • Paul Stirling: A late arrival to join Hales up the order, but the Irishman has repeatedly proved his importance in T20 cricket.
  • Ali Khan: Another late addition, but the American paceman arrives in fine form after starring the the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

ISU Team Form

Islamabad United were in dismal form last season, finishing bottom of the table with just three wins from their nine completed games.

Islamabad United Predicted Playing 11

Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Rohail Nazir (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed

Multan Sultans Team News & Playing 11

MS Team News

Mohammad Rizwan has replaced Shan Masood as captain of a team that should have Chris Lynn and James Vince together at the top of the batting order.

MS Key Players

  • James Vince: Finished the Big Bash League with scores of 46, 98* and 95 in his final three innings to fire Sydney Sixers to victory. 
  • Mohammad Rizwan: Hammered 104*, 51 and 42 in the three T20i matches for Pakistan against South Africa and will hope to transfer his fine international form to PSL level.
  • Sohail Tanvir: The veteran paceman can never be written off, having taken 368 wickets in his 353 career T20 appearances.

MS Team Form

Multan Sultans topped the table last season but their campaign ended in disappointment when they failed in the play-offs. They lost in a super over to Karachi Kings in the first eliminator, as both teams scored 141, before falling to 157 all out in a 25-run loss to Lahore Qalandars. 

Multan Sultans Predicted Playing 11

James Vince, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Rizwan (c, wk), Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan

ISU vs MS Head to Head

Multan Sultans have won three of their last four matches against Islamabad United, the most recent of which was a rain-reduced nine-wicket victory last season. Set 92 to win in nine overs, they needed just 6.4 overs to claim victory – James Vince hammering 61. Islamabad United won the previous meeting.

ISU vs MS Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played ISU Won MS Won  Tie No Result
6 3 3 0 0

Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Betting Odds

Multan Sultans are very narrow favourites but the bookmakers are split. The form of their respective English openers could swing it.

Who will win Islamabad United vs Multan Match?

Multan Sultans are favourites to win with Betway, but Bet365 are split.

Multan Sultans are very narrow favourites to win, but they have the batting firepower to propel them up the table. James Vince and Chris Lynn could tip the balance, but Alex Hales’ presence for Islamabad could prove a very key addition to their line-up.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Islamabad United2.001.871.9151.90
Multan Sultans1.801.831.9151.90

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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Top Team Batsmen

Islamabad United’s batting is undoubtedly stronger for having Alex Hales leading it, and he is the big favourite to be their top team batsman.

Multan Sultans, meanwhile, have James Vince – second only to Hales in the Big Bash run-scoring charts this season – and Chris Lynn, who was also in good form. Mohammad Rizwan is also in fine form and all three are top options with the bat.

Alex Hales is big favourite to be Islamabad United’s top team batsman with Betway and Bet365 and that is no surprise given the fine batting form he was in at the Big Bash League. Likely opening partner Paul Stirling is next on the list.

For Multan Sultans, meanwhile, Chris Lynn, James Vince and Mohammad Rizwan all arrive in top form. Vince and Rizwan in particular have been at their absolute best in the last couple of weeks and could be top choices for top team batsman.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Alex Hales (ISU)3.002.753.003.00
Paul Stirling (ISU)4.004.004.004.00
Asif Ali (ISU)5.507.005.505.50
Chris Lynn (MS)3.753.753.743.75
James Vince (MS)3.753.754.004.00
Mohammad Rizwan (MS)4.004.004.004.00

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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Top Team Bowlers

Islamabad United’s Hasan Ali is favourite to be their top team bowler, while Shadab Khan – the captain – is next on the list.

Multan Sultans’ veterans are their top two picks, with Imran Tahir leading the spin-bowling department and Sohail Tanvir the top paceman.

Hasan Ali is favourite to be Islamabad United’s top team bowler, while their spin pairing – Shadab Khan and Fawad Ahmed – are also good options.

Imran Tahir’s T20 bowling consistency, all over the globe, makes him favourite for Multan Sultans but if the pacemen shine then it will be Sohail Tanvir instead.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Hasan Ali (ISU)3.503.753.243.25
Shadab Khan (ISU)4.004.003.743.75
Fawad Ahmed (ISU)4.505.004.504.50
Imran Tahir (MS)3.503.003.243.25
Sohail Tanvir (MS)4.004.504.004.00
Sohail Khan (MS)4.504.334.324.33

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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Prediction

Multan Sultans have firepower up the order and experience with the ball, and they can start this tournament with a win

Final Verdict

Multan Sultans are favorites to win against Islamabad United. Back Multan Sultans to beat Islamabad United at 1.90.

ISU vs MS Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Mohammad Rizwan is in outstanding form with the bat and he is definitely the top pick of the three wicket-keepers. He is 9.5 credits but an absolute must-pick.

  • Batsmen

    Also in fine batting form are Islamabad United opener Alex Hales and Multan Sultans’ James Vince – both of whom starred in the Big Bash League. Neither was selected by England to face India, and England’s loss ins their respective teams’ gain. Paul Stirling and Rilee Rossouw are popular T20 guns to hire, meanwhile

  • All rounder

    Shadab Khan leads Islamabad United and he and Shahid Afridi, with their experience, batting firepower and economical spin bowling, are hard to ignore.

  • Bowlers

    Imran Tahir and Sohail Tanvir lend their experience to the Multan Sultans’ bowling line-up and both are key picks. Hasan Ali, meanwhile, is Islamabad United’s top bowler on paper. That leaves enough for one more 8.5-credit pick, and Sohail Khan fits the billing.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Alex Hales, Mohammad Rizwan and James Vince are all hard to ignore given their fine form. Rizwan is the top pick for captain, given his wicket-keeping too, while Vince’s stunning ending to the Big Bash League makes him a top vice-captain choice.

ISU vs MS Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Alex Hales, James Vince (vc), Paul Stirling, Rilee Rossouw

  • All Rounder:Shadab Khan, Shahid Afridi

  • Wicket Keeper:Mohammad Rizwan (c)

  • Bowler:Imran Tahir, Sohail Tanvir, Hasan Ali, Sohail Tanvir

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