IU vs MS Match Preview

The Islamabad United team is enjoying a good run in the competition. They proved too much for the Karachi Kings team in their last contest on Thursday and provided stiff opposition to the Multan Sultans in their previous game earlier in the competition. Islamabad United made three changes to their playing eleven for the last encounter. They left out Jordon Cox, and other bowlers such as Rumman Raees and Naseem Shah were rested. We expect Naseem Shah to return to the team in the place of Matthew Forde.

One of Islamabad's key players is Shadab Khan. He is averaging 37.33 in this year's competition. He looked good in the last game against Karachi Kings. In the previous game, the right-handed English opener Alex Hales ended his poor scores with a few hefty blows. Another crucial English left-arm pace bowler for Islamabad is Tymal Mills. He will be in a confident frame of mind after dismissing James Vince, Irfan Khan, and Mohammad Nawaz in his prior games.

Multan Sultans are going into this game with a solid record in the past. They are sitting right on top of the points table despite losing their last match against Peshawar Zalmi. They have already booked a place in the knockout stages of the competition. You can expect them to play with freedom in this encounter. Multan Sultans made one change to their side in the last game. They decided to rest the wicketkeeper-batsman Usman Khan before the previous game. So, you can expect Mohammad Rizwan to don the gloves once again.

It is unlikely that skipper Rizwan will have any issues blending captaincy with his wicket-keeping and batting duties. Again, he is having great competition and a very productive PSL campaign. The South African Reeza Hendricks is the leading run-getter for Multan Sultans. He also scored a fifty in the last game with United. Another significant player for Multan is Usama Mir. He picked up the wickets of Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Babar Azam, and Saim Ayub in his last game in the competition. Chris Jordon is a significant fast bowler in the team as well.

Weather Report

We are likely to get bright and sunny conditions during this game. The temperature will be a pleasant 22 degrees or close to that.  The relative humidity will be lower, with expected dry conditions. There is no likelihood of getting any showers during the game.

Pitch Report

This venue is well-known for being a balanced wicket. It will cater to both batters and spinners throughout the game. The faster bowlers will get help in the initial overs, but this also means the ball is coming onto the bat nicely. The track will slow down as the game progresses, and spinners will come into the picture later.

Notable stats

Agha Salman has had an excellent average-to-strike rate ratio for Islamabad in recent games.

In his last eight games, Islamabad Agha Salman scored 262 runs with an average of 43.67 and a strike rate of 145.55.

Usama Mir has had a great bowling strike rate in recent games.

Usama Mir has picked up 23 victims from his last ten games with a strike rate 9.65.

Team News

There are likely to be changes to the playing eleven from both team management. Some new combinations may be helpful in this game.

IU vs MS Probable 11

IU Playing 11

  • Colin Munro
  • Alex Hales
  • Agha Salman
  • Shadab Khan (C)
  • Azam Khan (Wk)
  • Haider Ali
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Imad Wasim
  • Matthew Forde
  • Hunain Shah
  • Tymal Mills

MS Playing 11

  • Mohammad Rizwan (C)
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Dawid Malan
  • Tayyab Tahir
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Chris Jordan
  • David Willey
  • Usama Mir
  • Aftab Ibrahim
  • Mohammad Ali
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

If you look at the points table, you will find that Multan Sultans have done well in the competition. However, remember that they are going into this game after a rare defeat in their last encounter against Peshawar Zalmi. Islamabad United is going into this game with a win in their previous contest against Karachi Kings. However, a sporadic defeat is unlikely to deter the Multan Sultans too much. You can bet on Multan Sultans to win this encounter.

Top Picks

Agha Salman: Agha Salman has scored 262 runs in his last eight contests with a strike rate of 145.55 and an average of 43.67.

Shadab Khan: The Islamabad all-rounder Shadab Khan has not only scored 275 runs; he has also picked up 14 wickets.

Usama Mir: Usama Mir has picked up as many as 23 scalps for Multan with a strike rate 9.65.

Mohammad Ali: Mohammad Ali has taken 14 wickets in his last eight games and has a strike rate of 12.85.

IU vs MS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rizwan (VC), U Khan

Batters: R Hendricks, B Azam (C), S Ayub

All-rounders: C Jordan, I Ahmed, R Powell

Bowlers: L Wood, D Willey, U Mir

IU vs MS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction