Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction PSL 2020 5th match - Islamabad United v Multan Sultans
The 5th match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Islamabad United did not get off to a great start in this season of the Pakistan Super League, losing their first match against Quetta Gladiators by three wickets.
After opener Colin Munro was dismissed for a golden duck, it was Dawid Malan who ensured that the team was on the right track. However, in a bid to up the ante, they kept losing wickets on regular intervals and could not last their full quota of 20 overs, putting 168 runs on the board.
This was a defendable total but skipper Shadab Khan and all-rounder Amad Butt had an off day. Despite good figures of 4-30-3 from Mohammad Musa, the United lost the game quite comfortably.
While Shoaib Malik was snaffled by Peshawar Zalmi this time, Multan Sultans continue to show faith in their second-highest scorer of the last season, James Vince. The England batsman scored 231 runs from 8 games at an average of close to 30 and a strike rate of 145 and is expected to be one the team's top run-scorers this year.
Shahid Afridi and Junaid Khan were the team's top wicket-takers in PSL 2019 and have retained their spots.
The team has some decent local talent in the form of Mohammad Irfan, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir and Khushdil Shah while Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Fabian Allen and Imran Tahir are their foreign picks.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
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, Fabian Allen (from March 7), Rohail Nazir, Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti, Wayne Madsen (until March 7)
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
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Islamabad United
Who will win? – Islamabad United
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – James Vince (Multan Sultans), Colin Ingram (Islamabad United)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans), Musa Khan (Islamabad United)
Most Sixes – Rilee Rossouw (Multan Sultans), Colin Ingram (Islamabad United)
Player of the Match – Musa Khan
Team Scores Batting first – Multan Sultans 150+, Islamabad United 165+
Match Handicap Islamabad United
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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