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Pakistan T20 League 2024, Final: MUL vs ISL Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Pakistan T20 League 2024

Final: MUL vs ISL

 

Preview

Multan Sultans are set to cross swords with Islamabad United for the well-anticipated final of the Pakistan T20 League 2024. The game is going to take place at the National Stadium in Karachi on Monday, March 18.

After a month full of thrilling T20 action, the Pakistan League has reached its final stage with the defending champions eyeing to defend back their trophy against Islamabad United. 

The Sultans have exhibited sheer dominance throughout the tournament, securing victories in seven out of ten league games before leading to the final with a win against Peshawar Zalmi in the Qualifier 1. 

In the meantime, United cruised into the final setting triumphs in two straight knockout matches against Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator 1 & 2 respectively. 

Two successive victories in the knockout matches over teams like QUE and PES would surely boost Islamabad’s confidence as they now believe they could march past the Sultans in the league's final game.  

 

Match Details

Match: MUL vs ISL, Final, Pakistan T20 League 2024

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 09:30 PM

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at National Stadium, Karachi usually delivers a good surface for the batters. The average run of the first innings is 175 runs. Hence it is quite expected that the team winning the toss will choose to bat first as this pitch is known as a batting paradise.

The highest and lowest temperatures on the matchday at Karachi are 32 and 21 degrees Celsius. The humidity on the day is 23% with the wind blowing at 8 kmph, making it an ideal day for playing cricket. 

 

MUL vs ISL Squads

MUL: Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Yasir Khan, Usman Khan, Johnson Charles, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Shahzad, Dawid Malan, Richard Ngarava, Shahnawaz Dahani, Faisal Akram, Ali Majid, Tayyab Tahir, Aftab Ibrahim

ISL: Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Martin Guptill, Alex Hales, Agha Salman, Imad Wasim, Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Hunain Shah, Obed McCoy, Tymal Mills, Colin Munro, Rumman Raees, Jordan Cox, Qasim Akram, Matthew Forde, Shamyl Hussain, Ubaid Shah

 

MUL vs ISL Probable Playing XIs

MUL: Yasir Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Usman Khan, Johnson Charles, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ali

ISL: Martin Guptill, Alex Hales, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Hunain Shah, Obed McCoy

 

Match Prediction

Multan Sultans were the runners-up in the last two seasons of the tournament. This indicates their strength as this time they will leave no stone unturned to get their hands on the coveted trophy.

Islamabad United have reached the tournament's final stage after a long time since their maiden win in 2018. Both teams will try their best to get their hands on the trophy for the second time. Although looking at their overall performance in recent matches we predict Multan Sultans to rise on the ultimate occasion. 

 

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