Islamabad and Multan will be crossing swords in the 16th game of the Pakistan Super League as the Dubai leg returns. Islamabad have finally started to find their feet after a dreadful start to the tournament. The defending champions recently thumped Karachi Kings by seven wickets at Sharjah.
Luke Ronchi’s 67* off 35 balls against the Kings was one of the most blistering innings he has played in the United’s jersey. Whereas Asif Ali's lusty blows in the previous were not really replicated in the latter half of the innings and he'd love to return better scores as the tournament progresses.
Multan Sultans, on the contrary, are reeling at the bottom of the rankings’ table. Sultan. Although their skipper has been in sublime touch and amassed a hefty amount of runs so far in the tournament, the rest of the team needs to step up and return better performances. Sultans have only won one game in five matches they have played so far.
James Vince’s presence has really boosted their opening batting. His blazing 84 against the Qalandars was one of the finest knocks of the tournament and the Sultans will hope that he can carry on his fine form and bring about renaissance in a team that is struggling to find its feet in this year’s edition as well. Junaid Khan has been in decent form and was the chief destroyer early on during the enthralling contest against Lahore Qalandars.
Islamabad United's Probable XI
Luke Ronchi, Rizwan Hussain, Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Wayne Parnell, Faheem Ashraf, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami
Multan Sultans’s Probable XI
Shan Masood, James Vince, Laurie Evans, Shoaib Malik (c), Hammad Azam, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Chris Green, Ali Shafiq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan