Multan Sultans and Islamabad United will face each other in the last match of the PSL 2021 group stages. Last time when the two teams met, Islamabad United had the last laugh as they won the match by 3 wickets.
Multan Sultans have had a season with ups and downs as they have won 4 matches and also lost 4 matches as of now. Their net run rate has pretty impressive which is +0.836, but it is of no match compared to the table toppers Islamabad United. The United’s have had the most incredible season with 7 wins out of 9 games and net run rate of +0.945. Currently they have a total of 14 points.
Among the teams who could qualify for the next round, Sultans have biggest advantage as they have 2 games left including this one. On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars has one match left and Peshawar Zalmi had played all their 10 matches. The equation says that if Sultans wins the remaining 2 matches they will qualify while if they lose one of their remaining matches they can also qualify based on a healthy net run rate but if they loses both the matches than either Qalandars or Zalmis will qualify. As for the United they have already made it through to the playoffs.
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United: MUL vs ISL Dream11 Team Predictions: Suggested Team
After analyzing the performance of each players form both the teams, for Dream11 team we 1 Wicket Keeper, 5 Batsmen, 2 All-rounders and 3 Bowlers
Wicket keeper - Mohammad Rizwan
Batsman - U. Khwaja, A. Ali, S Masood, Rossouw, C Munro
All Rounders - I Ahmed and H Talat
Bowlers - S. Dhani, H. Ali, A. Javed, I. Tahir
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United: MUL vs ISL Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket Keeper
Sultans will go with their premium wicket Keeper batsman Mohammed Rizwan. He is the second highest run scorer in the tournament so far, scoring 429 runs in 8 matches with an average of 61.80. The last time he scored a half-century was against Peshawar Zalmi in their 7th match. After that against the Quetta Gladiators he scored just 21 runs. He had an impressive run with the bat and with the gloves behind the wickets. He also had hit the second most 4s in the tournament which is 47.
As for the Islamabad United, Rohail Nazir has been their main wicket keeper. He also had a quite decent season especially as a wicket keeper. Hasn't been that great with the bat but he can certainly hit the ball when it's necessary. However, in last match against Peshawar Mohammad Aklaq was given chance. He may be part of Playing XI once again in this match.
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United: MUL vs ISL Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsman
The top order of Multan Sultans looks quite solid with Sohaib Masood middling the bowl quite well. Maqsood had also been in a fine touch lately. In the last match against the Gladiators he also scored a destructive 47 runs in just 24 balls with a strike rate of almost 200.
The middle order is a little concern as they are not being able to finish after the top order gives a solid start. The middle and lower order needs to stick around and needs to finish the job. The South African left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw will have to pull up socks. He delivered only 20 Dream11 in last match and for his team he just scored 2 runs.
Shimron Hetmyer was dropped after getting an opportunity in two matches. He failed miserably in both the matches. Shan Masood can be considered in Dream11 team. In last match he played a brilliant 73 runs innings and delivered 106 Dream11 points.
As for the Islamabad United Usman Khwaja scored a superb hundred in their last match against Peshawar Zalmi, he scored a 105* of just 56 deliveries. This gave the top order a solid foundation. He can be the first choice a Dream11 batsman.
Colin Munro too has been I outstanding touch this season. In last two matches he pegged in 171 Dream11 points. He can be a vital batsman for Dream11 team.
Asif Ali in the middle order looked lethal with his 43 runs of just 14 balls against Peshawar in last match and against Lahore he scored 75 runs for his team. He too can be considered as batsman in Dream11 team.
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United: MUL vs ISL Dream11 Team Predictions: All Rounder
Islamabad United has a very good combination of all-rounders. However, in last match except for Iftikhar Ahmed the two other all-rounders Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan were not part of Playing XI. For Dream11 team, Iftikhar Ahmed would be the best choice.
Hussain Talat can also be included in Dream11 team. He has overall delivered 238 Dream11 points so far and in last match he pegged in 62 points.
Sohail Tanvir has been roped in as all-rounder in last few matches. He is yet to impress with his performance.
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United: MUL vs ISL Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
Multan Sultans have a very good bowling combination. Shahnawaz Dhani who is the highest wicket taker in this season has been in good form. He has 14 wickets in 7 matches to his name with an economy rate of 9.43. He had been outstanding lately.
Apart from him Sohail Tanvir and Imran Tahir have been of great support. Against the Gladiators Tahir was excellent as he gave just 7 runs in his 3 overs and took 3 wickets. I. Khan can also bowl some crucial overs at a very tight economy rate. Overall Sultan bowing looks quite good and it has a perfect mix of experienced and young players.
Islamabad United has a strong pace attack led by Hasan Ali. He had taken 12 wickets in 8 matches with an economy of 6.28. Overall he has delivered 435 Dream11 points as of now.
Akif Javed too can be a good bowling choice for Dream11 team. Last match he was able to deliver 81 Dream11 points