PSL 2019, Match 4: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

PSL 2019, Match 4: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Faheem Ashraf is a must after his match-winning performance in the tournament opener.

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Islamabad United. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The ball has started to roll in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The glittering opening ceremony followed a gripping action between the Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars. The former side and the defending champions began their title defence on a winning note and they will face the challenge of Multan Sultans now who will also be playing back to back matches after playing against the Karachi Kings.

The United led by Mohammad Sami got a perfect playing XI on the park and they would be hoping to continue in the same vein. Their bowlers lost their plot a bit in the first few overs before pulling things back in the latter half of the innings. Multan Sultans have also struggled with the ball conceding 183 runs to the Karachi and should concentrate on improving against the good batsmen of the opposition.

Match Details:

The 4th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 will be played between Islamabad United and Multan Sultan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The match starts at 3:30 PM local time (11:30AM GMT) (5:00PM IST).

The game will be live on D Sports in India.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average first innings score: 162 (Last 4 D/NT20 matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1

Probable XI:

Islamabad United:

Luke Ronchi (WK), Rizwan Hussain, Philip Salt, Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Samit Patel/Wayne Parnell, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, WaqasMaqsood, Mohammad Sami(C).

Bench –Zafar Gohar, RummanRaees, Ian Bell, Nasir Nawaz, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Sahibzada Farhan, Muhammad Musa.

Multan Sultans:

Shan Masood, Tom Moores/Johnson Charles, Laurie Evans, Shoaib Malik(C), Andre Russell, Hammad Azam, Shahid Afridi, Chris Green, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan.

Bench – Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar, Umar Siddiq, Muhammad Junaid, Mohammad Irfan (2), Nauman Ali, Mohammad Abbas, James Vince, Daniel Christian.

Team News:

James Vince’s BBL team Sydney Sixers have been knocked out by Daniel Christian’s Melbourne Renegades on Friday. Vince might be a 50-50 for the 2nd game of Sultans as he will be jet lagged. Christian will join next week only.

Power Picks:

Chris Green – 8 wickets from 14 BBL 2018/19 games at an economy of 6.89. Also scored 172 runs at an average of 43. Picked 3/32 from his 4 overs against Karachi.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Laurie Evans, Cameron Delport, Faheem Ashraf, Shan Masood

Vice-Captain Options – Luke Ronchi, Shahid Afridi, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Luke Ronchi

Batters – Cameron Delport (VC), Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Shan Masood, Laurie Evans

All-Rounders – Faheem Ashraf (C), Andre Russell

Bowlers – Mohammad Sami, Chris Green, Mohammad Irfan.

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Tom Moores

Batters – Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Shan Masood, Laurie Evans (C)

All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf (VC)

Bowlers – Waqas Maqsood, Junaid Khan, Chris Green.


Expert Advice:

Picks from all-rounders category –

Best –Faheem, Shadab

Safe – Russell, Afridi

Risky – Samit, Parnell

Probable Winners:

Islamabad United should manage to get the better of Sultans who looked completely out of sorts in their opening game.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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