Pakistan T20 League 2024, Match 5: MUL vs ISL Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Feb 20 2024 172 Views


Pakistan T20 League 2024

Match 5: MUL vs ISL



Multan Sultans will square off against Islamabad United in the 5th match of the Pakistan T20 League 2024. Multan Cricket Stadium will host the game on Tuesday, February 20. Multan and Islamabad have both won their inaugural matches and are sitting in the top two positions of the league. 

MUL played their first match of the season against Karachi Kings where they were put to bat first. The Sultans started well but lost Rizwan quite soon. A thunderous partnership of 121 runs between Malan and Hendricks for the second wicket helped the side to post a defending total of 185 runs on the scorecard. The Multan bowlers also did a good job as they didn’t allow the Karachi batters to settle. Shoaib Malik did play a fine knock but eventually, every effort went in vain as they lost the game by a margin of 55 runs. 

ISL faced Lahore Qalandars in their previous encounter where the United won the toss and chose to bowl first. The Qalanders started well on the batting-friendly track. Sahibzada Farhan and Van Der Dussen scored half-centuries each to reach a challenging total of 195 runs on the scoreboard.  Islamabad, in the second half of the game, started off with a bang. Skipper Shadab Khan and Agha Salman smashed 74 and 64 runs respectively to take their side across the line with eight wickets to spare. 


Match Details

Match: MUL vs ISL, 5th Match, Pakistan T20 League 2024

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan


Pitch and Weather Report

So far only one match has been played at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Pakistan T20 League 2024. The Powerplay is crucial as the batters need to capitalise on these overs and make optimal use of the field restrictions. 

There is no such possibility of rain and is expected to be an uninterrupted match on Tuesday.


MUL vs ISL Squads

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

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


MUL vs ISL Probable Playing XIs

MUL: Mohammad Rizwan (c) (wk), Dawid Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Khushdhil Shah, Yasir Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, David Willey, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani

ISL: Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan (c), Agha Salman, Azam Khan (wk), Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Ubaid Shah, Tymal Mills


Match Prediction

These are the two leading sides of this season which makes this encounter more special. ISL have a good batting side but when compared to MUL, they have a less balanced side. Hence we predict Multan Sultans to win this match. 


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