This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the Qualifier of the PSL 2021 between the Multan Sultans and Islamabad United that is scheduled to take place on the 21st of June 2021.
This will be a repeat of the final league of the PSL 2021 which happened just a day back. The 2 sides, Multan Sultans and Islamabad United that had been the most consistent in the Abu Dhabi leg of this PSL have deservingly reached top-2 in the standings. They will get not 1 but 2 chances to be in the contention for the finals.
Mohammad Rizwan-led Multan came from being in 5th place at the halfway mark to reach the top 2 by winning 5 of its 10 games. Their opponents IU led by Shadab Khan had a rampaging and dominating run in this PSL winning 8 games. They are placed in the 1st place.
The sides had met twice in this PSL and the Islamabad United came out on top on both those occasions. We have to find it they can make it 3 in a row against Multan in the Qualifier.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch and Weather– It will be an evening start to the game and will be hot, humid like always. The last 2 evening games have been relatively high-scoring ones with almost close to 480 runs being scored on one of the games involving Islamabad. We can expect another run feast. The temperature is expected to be in the range of mid-30s making it uncomfortable for the players.
Date and time: June 21, 2021, 5 PM Local, 6 PM PKT, 6.30 PM IST
The Probable Playing XIs
Usman Khawaja and Colin Munro, arguably the best opening pair in this competition were rested in the last league game while Faheem Ashraf made his comeback from injury and Shahab returned as captain.
Multan also experimented with their side in the last game but will likely move towards first-choice players in this important game. The likes of Sohail Tanvir and Imran Tahir might come back to the XI.
Islamabad United– Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Asif Ali, Brandon King, Muhammad Akhlaq/ Rohail Nazir(WK), Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Akif Javed/ Faheem Ashraf
Multan Sultans– Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Maqsood, Johnson Charles, Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dhani, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan/ Sohail Khan
Islamabad United, without any doubt, will go in this qualifier as the favorite to reach the final of this PSL. Though Multan has been in good form, they have already lost to the United twice in this competition. It will take a huge ask for the Multan to overcome Islamabad and reach the final.
Batsman-Openers of Islamabad Colin Munro and Usman Khawaja have scored the bulk of runs for the team and should definitely make the fantasy XI. Opener Shan Masood showed what he is capable of in a few of the games scoring a couple of fifties and giving support to skipper Rizwan. Asif Ali has also been pretty consistent as of late and won a few games on his own for his side.
All-rounder– Hussain Talat, in recent games, has been impressive as a batsman and when used as a bowler has not disappointed his team. Faheem Ashraf is a genuine all-rounder and will be a useful addition to your fantasy team.
Wicket-Keeper– The keeper of your fantasy team should be Mohammad Rizwan as he has been one of the most consistent performers in the league.
Bowlers– Hasan Ali is an automatic pick in the fantasy team due to the impact he brings while youngster Shahnawaz Dhani, PSL’s highest wicket-taker can be picked. Mohammad Wasim is another youngster who has impressed in this PSL. He can be picked along with Zimbabwe’s Blessing Muzarabani.
Team for fantasy: Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Mohamad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dhani, Blessing Muzarbani, Mohammad Wasim
Captain– Colin Munro
The impact that this left-hander creates is huge and he should be certainly be the captain of the Fantasy team.
Vice-Captain– Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan is a class act at the top of the order in the T20s and has the 2nd most runs in this season’s PSL. So he can be made the Vice-Captain of your fantasy side.