Depleted Islamabad Look to Book Their Place in Playoffs As They Face Multan

Depleted Islamabad Look to Book Their Place in Playoffs As They Face Multan
Depleted Islamabad Look to Book Their Place in Playoffs As They Face Multan

In the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7’s 29th encounter, Islamabad United will take on Multan Sultans. On Sunday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. PKT, the two teams will face off at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Match Preview

Islamabad will be seeking to beat league leaders Multan Sultans and earn a spot in the PSL playoffs for the sixth time in the club’s history. Multan, on the other hand, will be hoping to keep their winning streak going and enter the playoffs with confidence.United’s season has been a disaster, and they’ve been handicapped by a slew of injuries. Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf are the newest losses, and Islamabad’s big talents appear to be out for the rest of the season. They’ll be hoping for good fortune when they encounter the Sultans.

Match Details

Date Sunday, 20 February 2022
Time 07:30 pm PKT
Venue Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Live Stream LINK

Possible Playing XIs

Islamabad United possible XI – Asif Ali (c), Nasir Nawaz, Azam Khan (wk), Liam Dawson, Danish Aziz, Zahir Khan, Mubasir Khan, Athar Mahmood, Marchant de Lange, M Wasim Jnr., Waqas Maqsood

Multan Sultans possible XI – Mohammad Rizwan (c)(wk), Shan Masood, Amir Azmat, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Tim David, Asif Afridi, Imran Tahir, Rumman Raees, David Willey, Shahnawaz Dahani

Head to Head

In total, the two sides have met ten times during the tournament. With 5 wins apiece, both teams are currently tied for first place. They last met in PSL 7 on February 1, 2022, at National Stadium Karachi, where Multan won by 20 runs.

X-Factor

During the season, Asif Ali has not been at his best. Islamabad will be looking on their interim skipper for motivation as they prepare for their playoff run.Khushdil Shah has been outstanding throughout the event. He was outstanding with the ball the last time these two teams played, taking four wickets to thwart Islamabad’s run chase. Khushdil’s versatility makes him a serious threat.

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