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.
As with the afternoon match, Karachi will be hot, dry and sunny.
The wicket is usually a good one for quick runs in T20 cricket.
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