The 3rd match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 will be played between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans on 21st February at National Stadium in Karachi.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM local time (7:30 PM IST) and it will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv.
Islamabad United and Multan Sultans will face each other in the 3rd match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 on Sunday. Islamabad United will be desperate to start this tournament with a victory, since their fans are still upset about finishing last in the table in the previous edition. They won only 3 matches in the last edition. However, with the inclusion of overseas starts like Alex Hales and Lewis Gregory, the team is expected to perform better in this season.
On the other hand, Multan Sultans were the table-toppers last year, but didn’t qualify for the finals as they lost two back-to-back matches in the playoffs. Skipper Mohammad Rizwan’s current form is a big plus point for them. They have got variety in their bowling with the likes of Imran Tahir, Sohail Tanvir, Shahid Afridi, and Usman Qadir. Both the teams look strong on the paper it will interesting to see how they perform.
ISL vs MUL Weather Report for Match 3:
The sky will be clear in the evening at Karachi, with the temperature ranging between 22-26 degrees Celsius and the humidity levels are low at 25 percent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
It’s a good competitive wicket for this format. It is an evenly poised surface, where both batsmen and bowlers will be rewarded if they play well. The dew factor doesn’t go to help the bowlers. especially when they are bowling in the second half of the match. Whoever wins the toss should look to chase.
Average first innings score:
155 (Last 5 matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 3, Lost – 1, Tie – 1
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
ISL vs MUL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Phil Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lewis Gregory, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Zafar Gohar, Fawad Ahmed
Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Paul Stirling, Ali Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Muhammad Musa, Rohail Nazir (wk), Zeeshan Zameer
Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Chris Lynn, James Vince, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan, Usman Qadir
Mohammad Umar, Rilee Rossouw, Shahnawaz Dhani, Sohaib Maqsood, Adam Lyth, Sohaibullah, Sohail Khan
ISL vs MUL Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Islamabad United skipper Shadab Khan is a talented young player. With his leg spin and decent hitting abilities, he has achieved huge success in the shortest form of the game. In last year’s PSL he has scored 263 runs with the bat in 8 innings and picked up 8 wickets also.
English player Alex Hales had an outstanding BBL. He was the leading run scorer of the tournament scoring 543 runs in 15 matches. In his entire T20I career, he has played 60 matches for England and has scored 1644 runs at an average of 31 with a strike rate of 136.65.
All-rounder Faheem Ashraf will bring a lot of balance to the side. He can score runs down the order and he also is a handy customer with the ball. In last year’s PSL, he picked up 7 wickets in 7 matches and has scored 50 runs with the bat.
Multan Sultans’ skipper Mohammad Rizwan is in form of his life at the moment, especially in the T20 format. He had an excellent T20I series against South Africa at home, scoring 197 runs in 3 matches at an average of 98.5.
Top-order batsman James Vince is coming from an outstanding BBL, where he scored over 500 runs in 16 matches. He looks calm and composed at the crease and has a huge ability to finish the games. He is a must pick for your Dream11 Fantasy teams considering his recent form.
Veteran Pakistani cricketing legend Shahid Afridi is undoubtedly one of the greatest T20 players. He bowls his 4 overs without conceding many runs and he also is a nightmare for the bowlers when he gets going with the bat.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Mohammad Rizwan, Alex Hales, Shan Masood
Vice-Captain Options – Shadab Khan, James Vince, Lewis Gregory
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ISL vs MUL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan (c)
Batters – Hussain Talat, Alex Hales, James Vince, Shan Masood
All-Rounders – Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan (vc), Lewis Gregory
Bowlers – Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Sohail Tanvir
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ISL vs MUL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan
Batters – Iftikhar Ahmed, Alex Hales (c), James Vince (vc), Chris Lynn
All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Shahid Afridi
Bowlers – Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar, Fawad Ahmed
Overseas English players Alex Hales and James Vince are in astonishing form at the moment. They must be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team and can be made as captains and vice-captains respectively.
Today’s ISL vs MUL Probable Winners:
Multan Sultans are expected to win this match.