In the second match of an action-packed Pakistan Super League (PSL) weekend, Islamabad United will take on the Multan Sultans at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
Two-time champions Islamabad United lost the opening match of the tournament to defending champions Quetta Gladiators, while the Multan Sultans, who were in action Friday night, handed Lahore Qalandars a five-wicket defeat to gain two precious points.
Lead by young leg-spinner Shadab Khan, United boast the likes of experienced foreign and national players. From South African pacer Dale Steyn to Colin Ingram, adding master-blaster Luke Ronchi to the mix, with a pinch of Phil Salt and David Munro, United have a perfect blend.
Adding to that are a local crop of all-rounders such as Faheem Ashraf and Hussain Talat, with Mohammad Musa and Ruman Raees bringing the pace.
On the other hand, Multan Sultans, led by Shan Masood, are a mix of old and new, with the likes of Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Rohail Nazeer, who can each bring a surprise to the table.
The match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans will begin at 7pm.
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan (captain), Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Musa Khan, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Rumman Raees, Rizwan Hussain, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Saif Badar, Dawid Malan
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood (captain), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Irfan, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, Sohail Tanvir, Ali Shafiq, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Ilyas, Rohail Nazir, Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti, Wayne Madsen