MS vs ISL PSL Prediction 19 Feb 2023
Pakistan Super League
- Date: 2023-02-19
- Start Time: 14:00
- Location: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
- Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2023
- Format: Pakistan Super League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Multan Sultans will take on Islamabad United in the 7th game of this season’s Pakistan Super League. Both teams are coming into this game on the back of good wins over their rivals, which makes it an exciting contest. The match is set to be played at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan.
- Multan Sultans are already three games into their season, picking up two wins. They are coming into this match after a massive 56-run victory over Peshawar Zalmi.
- Islamabad United won the only game they have competed in against the Karachi Kings by wickets.
- The last time these two sides met was in last year’s PSL where Multan secured a comfortable 6-wicket win.
MS vs ISL – PSL – Venue Details
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Date: 19th February
Time: 14:30 (IST), 14:00 (local)
MS vs ISL – PSL – Team Previews
The Multan Sultans have played three games already, winning two and losing one. They started their season with a one-run loss to Lahore Qalandars but bounced back in their second game against Quetta Gladiators with a dominant performance.
They bowled out the opposition for just 110, with Ihsanullah taking five wickets and chasing the total in the 14th over thanks to an unbeaten 78 from Rilee Rossouw.
They continued their winning form in their last game against Peshawar Zalmi, scoring 210 in the first innings with Rossouw and Rizwan scoring half-centuries. Peshawar could only manage 154 in reply, with Ishanullah and Usama Mir taking three wickets each.
Usama Mir, who made his Pakistan debut in January, has been in impressive form with six wickets in three matches, including three for 22 in the victory over Zalmi. The Sultans have added Carlos Brathwaite to their squad to replace the injured Wayne Parnell. Mohammad Ilyas could struggle to make the team given Ihsanullah’s fast start to the competition.
Islamabad United are playing just their second game of the group stage, having opened their campaign earlier in the week against the Karachi Kings. In that match, they restricted the Kings to 173 runs while bowling first, with Rumman Raees and Mohammad Wasim Jr picking up two wickets apiece.
Despite losing both openers early in the run chase, Islamabad were able to chase down the total with 10 balls to spare, thanks to match-winning knocks from Colin Munro and Azam Khan.
Munro, who has been in top form across various T20 leagues this winter, scored a quickfire 58 off just 28 balls, while Khan contributed 44 runs. With Alex Hales unavailable until February 26 and Rahmanullah Gurbaz with the Afghanistan squad, replacements Gus Atkinson and Tymal Mills are both in contention for a first appearance, but United could also choose to go unchanged.
MS vs ISL – PSL – Probable Playing XI’s
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (Cap and wk), Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Sameen Gul, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah
Islamabad United: Hassan Nawaz, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Rassie van der Dussen, Shadab Khan (Cap), Azam Khan, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Curran, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Rumman Raees.
MS vs ISL – PSL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
On average, the first innings total at the Multan Cricket Stadium is around 169, and a target above 170 runs is considered a good score to defend. The pitch offers good bounce, with some movement available to the pacers in the early overs, while the spinners may not find much turn. The weather in Multan is expected to be warm, with clear skies and no interruption to the game.
MS vs ISL – PSL – Match Prediction
The head-to-head record between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United is quite close. The Sultans have managed to win against Islamabad United on six occasions, while Shadab’s team has won five times, so there isn’t much to separate the two teams. The Multan Sultans are on a roll with two consecutive wins and are favourites to win this game.