Multan Sultans will be eyeing their second win of the Pakistan Super League Season 5 as they take on Islamabad United at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore today. Islamabad United will be under pressure after having lost the season opener to Quetta Gladiators on Thursday.
It was certainly not an ideal start of the season for Islamabad United, the 2016 and 2018 PSL champions, as they failed to defend a 169-run target. Gladiators had romped home with nine balls and three wickets to spare.
In contrast, the Sultans will be fresh and upbeat from their absolute domination over Lahore Qalandars. The Multan outfit had romped home, consuming only 16 overs and a delivery for the loss of five wickets in chase of Qalandars 138 for eight.
Sultans have seasoned pro Sahid Afridi in their ranks, whose presence in the field adds pearls of wisdom to the team think tank.
Multan Sultans – Mohammad Irfan, Shahid Afridi, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Ali Shafiq, Shan Masood, Mohammad Ilyas, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, Sohail Tanvir, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Rohail Nazir, Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti, Wayne Madsen.
Islamabad United – Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Musa Khan, Rizwan Hussain, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Rumman Raees, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Saif Badar, Dawid Malan
The match scheduled to start at 7:30 pm India time will be broadcast LIVE on Discovery Network’s DSPORT channel. Fans can also catch the LIVE streaming on SportsTiger multi-sport aggregator app.