Islamabad United. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 5th match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

Islamabad United didn’t get off to a great start to their campaign in PSL 2020 as they suffered a defeat against defending champions Quetta Gladiators in their opening game. Their openers Colin Munro and Luke Ronchi failed to click good knocks with the bat. Meanwhile, Dawid Malan’s brilliant knock of 64 runs went in vain.

Now, in the second match, their openers are expected to come out with brilliant performances. Even their middle order was also exposed in the season opener as none of them managed to score good runs with the bat. In the next clash against Multan Sultans the Islamabad United will look to fill the voids the in the team in order to grab a win.

This season Multan Sultans have a strong batting line up that has players like Shan Masood, James Vince and Rilee Rossouw, who will be having the responsibility to score runs for their side. Moeen Ali will also play the role of an all-rounder, who is a sort of T20 specialist. He can smack the ball at a high strike rate and can take wickets with his spin bowling. Sohail Tanvir and Junaid Khan would look to grab some wickets with their quick bowling. This duo is quite capable of turning the game towards them at any crucial stage of the match.

Weather Condition/Report:

As per the weather forecast, there are no chances of rain on Saturday. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 9 to 11 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 12 and 25 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Gaddafi Stadium might turn out to be a competitive wicket for the batsmen and bowlers. The batsmen will find it difficult to face the spin heads, who will get some good turn from the pitch. On the other hand, the fast bowlers will have to hustle hard to pick wickets as they might not get much assistance from the track. The side winning the toss will probably look to field first to be on the safer side.

Average first innings score: 168 (T20 games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 6

Injury and Availability:

(Will update if there is any news)

Probable Playing XIs:

Multan Sultans:

Shan Masood (C), James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Moeen Ali, Khushdil Shah/Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Rohail Nazir (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Ilyas

Bench – Ali Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Zeeshan Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Bilawal Bhatti, Wayne Madsen, Khushdil Shah/Shahid Afridi

Islamabad United:

Luke Ronchi (WK), Colin Munro, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan (c), Akif Javed, Rumman Raees/Hussain Talat, Muhammad Musa, Amad Butt.

Bench –Zafar Gohar, Phil Salt, Saif Badar, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Rumman Raees/Hussain Talat

Top Picks:

Dawid Malan muscled 64 runs in the opening game for Islamabad United. He will be a hot favourite pick for any fantasy team. Colin Munro and Rilee Rossouw are other players, who can help the users in earning some important points in fantasy team.  Muhammad Musa took a three-fer in the opening game for Islamabad United, he will be a vital player for any Dream11 fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Colin Ingram, Moeen Ali, Luke Ronchi

Vice-Captain – Dawid Malan, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Luke Ronchi

Batters –Colin Munro, Dawid Malan (VC), Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Shan Masood

All-Rounders – Faheem Ashraf, Moeen Ali (C)

Bowlers –Musa Khan, Imran Tahir, M Ilyas

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Luke Ronchi (C)

Batters – Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram (VC), Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah

All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan, Shahid Afridi

Bowlers – Musa Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir

Expert Advice:

The pitch is expected to be spin-friendly so the users should go for more spinners in the upcoming match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans.

Probable Winners:

Islamabad United are expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.