MS vs IU Match Preview

The Sultans possess a formidable batting lineup and are optimistic about scoring a substantial number of runs in this match. Mohammad Rizwan, one of the league's top run-scorers, will partner with Dawid Malan as the opening batsmen.

Dawid Malan showcased exceptional form in the season opener by swiftly scoring a half-century. Reeza Hendricks, who displayed impressive performances in both the BPL and SA20, is also in good form. He will be accompanied by Yasir Shah and Khushdil Shah in the middle order. Iftikhar Ahmed and David Willey are the team's two all-rounders.

The seamers demonstrated excellent skills on Sunday, with David Willey taking 2 wickets. Abbas Afridi and Mohammad Ali provided valuable support by claiming a total of 5 wickets. Usama Mir will lead the spin attack.

In the previous match, Shadab Khan and Agha Salman formed an impressive unbeaten 138-run partnership for the 3rd wicket, leading Islamabad United to a comfortable victory. Alongside these two, Islamabad also boasts the presence of two international T20 stars, Colin Munro and Alex Hales, who possess the ability to score quick runs during the Powerplay.

Furthermore, the Islamabad team is not lacking in batting talent, with Azam Khan, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, and Faheem Ashraf adding depth to the lineup. Opening the attack with the new ball will most likely be the Shah brothers, Naseem Shah and Ubaid Shah.

Supporting them will be Tymal Mills and Faheem Ashraf, while the spin attack will feature Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan.

Weather Report

The weather in Multan is likely to be clear with temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch Multan is good to bat on during the first half of the match. There is some grass on the surface, allowing the ball to skid on and come nicely onto the bat. There is very little margin for error for the bowler. That said, the seamers will get some movement through the air. The pitch does slow down in the second half, making anything over 170 difficult to chase.

Notable stats

Colin Munro: Worth Picking

Known for his blistering batting, Colin Munro has scored 214 runs in his last 10 outings at an average of 21.40 and a strike rate of 157.35. 

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MS vs IU Probable 11

MS Playing 11

  • Mohammad Rizwan (C)
  • Dawid Malan
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Yasir Khan
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Khushdil Shah
  • David Willey
  • Usama Mir
  • Abbas Afridi
  • Mohammad Ali
  • Shahnawaz Dahani

IU Playing 11

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

We are backing the Multan Sultans to win this match. The team was clinical in its performance in the last match, playing well in all departments. They have an excellent head-to-head record against Islamabad in recent matches, and playing at home gives an added advantage. 


Top Picks

Shadab Khan: A quality all-rounder, Shadab Khan has scored 1009 runs in his PSL career and has also picked up 78 wickets.

Mohammad Rizwan: Mohammad Rizwan has scored 2007 runs in the league at an average of 42.70 and a strike rate of 128.32.

Iftikhar Ahmed: Iftikhar Ahmed has picked up 10 wickets and has also scored 777 runs. 


MS vs IU Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rizwan (VC)

Batters: D Malan, A Hales, C Munro, R Hendricks

All-rounders: S Khan (C), I Ahmed, A Salman

Bowlers: N Shah, A Afridi, M Ali

MS vs IU Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction