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PSL 2024: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Dream 11 teams, pitch report and live streaming details PSL 2021 Winners Multan Sultans and 2016 & 2018 winners Islamabad United are all set to take on each other in the fifth game of the 2024 Pakistan Super League season. The match will be played at Multan’s Multan Cricket Stadium, and the game will commence at 7:30 IST. Both teams have played one-one games each this season, and both of these teams occupy the second and third positions in the overall standings, respectively.

The Multan Sultans, led by Mohammad Rizwan, played their opening encounter against the Karachi Kings, and the Sultans were asked to bat first by Shan Masood, the skipper of the Karachi Kings. The Multan-based teams got off to a good start, but Skipper Rizwan (11 runs in 12 balls)  was dismissed by Mir Hamza (1-30) in the second over of the match.

But the dismissal of Rizwan didn’t bother the Sultans, as the duo of Dawid Malan (52 runs in 41 balls) and Reeza Hendricks (79 runs in 54 balls) stitched a partnership of 121 runs for the second wicket. This partnership allowed the Multan-based team to post a good score of 185 runs on the board. In reply, the Shan Masood led Karachi Kings started off poorly as English bowler David Willey (2-22) dismissed James Vince (4 runs) and Pakistan U19 Skipper Saad Baig (0 runs) cheaply. Shoaib Malik (53 runs in 35 balls) and Shan Masood (30 runs in 31 balls) steadied the ship of the Kings with their third wicket partnership of 50 runs, but their innings went in vain as Mohammad Ali (3-23) and Abbas Afridi (2-16) restricted the Karachi Kings to 130 runs in eight overs, and the Karachi based team lost the encounter by 55 runs.

Islamabad United, on the other hand, played their first match of the season against Lahore Qalandars, and they won that match easily by eight wickets. The Qalandars managed to post a total of 195 runs on the board in their 20 overs, riding on superb innings from Rassie Van Der Dussen (71* runs in 41 balls) and opener Sahibzada Farhan (57 runs in 36 balls). But 195 runs didn’t prove to be enough as Skipper Shadab Khan (1-24 and 74* runs in 41 balls) and Salman Ali Agha (64* runs in 31 balls) helped Islamabad United chase the total within 18.2 overs, which allowed Islamabad United to defeat the Shaheen Shah Afridi-led team by eight wickets.

Both teams are heading into the upcoming fixture on the back of victories in their initial matches, and both the sides would be looking to defeat each other and carry on with their winning momentum.

Match Information

Tournament: Pakistan Super League, 2024

Match: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

Date: February 20, 2024

Day and Time: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. IST

Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

H2H Record Between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United

Multan Sultans and Islamabad United have played 13 matches against each other in the Pakistan Super League, and out of those 13 games, seven have been won by the Multan-based team, while Islamabad has triumphed over the Sultans six times.

Total Matches played: 13

Multan Sultans won- 7

Islamabad United won- 6

Pitch Report

The pitch of Multan’s Multan Cricket Stadium is going to be flat, and the batters will straightaway come into play from the first over of the game. The batters will enjoy batting here thanks to the nature of the surface and the short boundaries of the ground. Bowlers will find it hard to bowl on this ground, but as the bowl gets older, the spinners will start getting assistance, and they can trouble the batters with their variations. 

Where and how can I watch the game between the Multan Sultans and Islamabad United?

One can watch the match between Multan and Islamabad on the Fancode app and website. The PSL 2024 matches are not going to be broadcast on any Indian TV channel. If you build a Dream 11 team for the match between the two teams on the Dream 11 app, then you can enjoy the action on the D11 app without buying the Fancode match pass or subscription.

Weather Report

Fans will get the chance to enjoy the full match without any rain interruption as the weather is expected to be rainfall free. The maximum temperature will be around 15 degrees Celsius with a wind speed of 15 km/h.

Must-Pick Players

  1. Reeza Hendricks: South African opener Reeza Hendricks was outstanding in the previous game against the Karachi Kings as he played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 79 runs in 54 balls. He’s a really destructive batter when he’s in good form and he will be a good pick for your fantasy team.

  2. Dawid Malan- Alongside Reeza Hendricks, English batsman Dawid Malan played a crucial innings of 52 runs in 41 balls with the bat and helped his side defeat the Karachi Kings. He’s in good form, and he will be an instant pick for your Dream 11 team.

  3. Shadab Khan- 25 year old Shadab performed exceptionally well in the last game against the defending champions Lahore Qalandars as he led his team from the front with his all – round performance, managing to score 74 runs with the bat and picking up a wicket as well. He is someone who can contribute with both the bat and ball, so he is a good captaincy candidate for your fantasy team.

Players to avoid

  1. Faheem Ashraf: Faheem did not have a good outing with the ball against the Lahore Qalandars, as he gave away 40 runs in three overs and failed to pick up a single wicket. You should avoid picking him up on your fantasy team, as there are much better options out there than Faheem.

  2. Ubaid Shah: Naseem Shah’s younger brother Ubaid Shah had a forgetful PSL debut as he gave away 15 runs in the only over he bowled against the Lahore-based team. Your Dream 11 team would be better off without him.

Playing 11’s of both teams (Predicted)

Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (C and WK), Reeza Hendricks, Dawid Malan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Yasir Khan, Khushdil Shah, Usama Mir, David Willey, Abbas Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Mohammad Ali.

Islamabad United: Alex Hales, Azam Khan (WK), Colin Munro, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan (C), Agha Salman, Imad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Ubaid Shah, and Tymal Mills.

Suggested Dream11 Fantasy Team No. 1 for MS vs ISU

Wicket Keepers: Mohammad Rizwan

Batters: Dawid Malan, Alex Hales and Reeza Hendricks

All -rounders: Shadab Khan, Agha Salman and Iftikhar Ahmed

Bowlers: David Willey, Naseem Shah, Tymal Mills and Abbas Afridi

Suggested Dream11 Fantasy Team No. 2 for MS vs ISU

Wicket Keepers: Mohammad Rizwan

Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Reeza Hendricks and Colin Munro

All -rounders: Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan and Agha Salman

Bowlers: David Willey, Naseem Shah and Usama Mir

Captain and Vice – Captain Options

Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and David Willey 

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