Pitch Conditions:

National Stadium Karachi

This wicket is expected to neutral with batsmen having somewhat extra advantage. You can see scores in the range of 160-180.

ISLAMABAD TEAM Preview:
Team News:
Akif Javed is ruled out of the whole tournament due to injury.
They had a poor last season where they finished at the last position. However, with the inclusion of overseas stars like Alex Hales and Lewis Gregory, the team is expected to perform better in this season

Practice match report: They have won their warmup match against Karachi in an emphatic manner. They have chased down 193 easily due to attacking half centuries of Shadab Khan and Asif Ali. Rohail Nazir also made attacking 32. Muhammad Waseem took all the 4 wickets.

Probable 11:

Phil Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Shadab Khan (c)Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lewis Gregory, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, M Waseem/R Nazir, Fawad Ahmed

Expected Death Overs:  Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf

Team Breakup:

Main Batters: Phil Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Shadab Khan
Main Spinners:  Shadab Khan and Fawad Ahmed
Main Pacers: Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf and L Gregory

Performance and Stats of the Players:

P Salt(RHB):
H2H: 1 I, 4 R, 4.0 A, 200.0 SR
LS: 1 M, 1 I, 25 R, 25.0 A, 131.57 SR
CAREER STATS(T20D): 89 M, 86 I, 2019 R, 25.23 A, 152.49 SR
VENUE: 2 I, 35 R, 17.5 A, 129.5 A,

R Nazir(RHB):
H2H:
LS: 2 M, 2 I, 38 R, 19.0 A, 122.58 A,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 31 M, 26 I, 364 R, 17.33 A, 119.34 SR
VENUE: 1 I, 14 R, 14.0 A, 100.0 SR

A Hales(RHB):
H2H: 3 I, 97 R, 32.3 R, 132.09 SR
LS: 9 M, 7 I, 272 R, 45.33 A, 148.63 SR
CAREER STATS(T20I): 60 M, 60 I, 1644 R, 31.01 A, 135.65 SR
VENUE: 5 I, 104 R, 20.8 A, 100.0 SR

P Stirling(RHB+RAO):
H2H:
LS:
CAREER STATS(T20I): 78 M, 77 I, 2124 R, 29.91 A, 139.27 SR+ 36 I, 81 O, 17 W,
VENUE:

Iftikhar Ahmed(RHB+RAO):
H2H: 3 I, 27 R, 9.0 A, 90.0 SR+ 3 I, 8 O, 1 W,
LS: 12 M, 10 I, 96 R, 12.0 A, 121.51 SR+ 5 I, 13 O, 2 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 118 M, 109 I, 2212 A, 26.65 A, 121.20 SR+ 53 I, 109 O, 23 W,
VENUE: 9 I, 129 I, 18.4 A, 148.3 SR+ 4 I, 9 O, 1 W,

H Talat(LHB+RAM):
H2H: 4 I, 99 R, 33.0 A, 126.09 SR+ 2 I, 3 O, 0 W,
LS: 5 M, 3 I, 61 R, 20.33 A, 103.38 SR+ 2 I, 3 O, 0 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 105 M, 93 I, 2099 R, 31.80 A, 125.08 SR+ 54 I, 117 O, 37 W,
VENUE: 5 I, 144 R, 22.8 A, 117.5 SR+ 2 I, 3 O, 2 W,

Asif Ali(RHB+RAM):
H2H:
LS: 9 M, 7 I, 81 R, 16.20 A, 150.0 SR
CAREER STATS(T20D): 183 M, 170 I, 3418 R, 25.13 A, 147.07 SR
VENUE: 6 I, 126 R, 42.0 A, 221.1 SR

Shadab Khan(RHB+LS)
H2H: 3 I, 33 R, 11.0 A, 97.1 SR+ 6 I, 19 O, 6 W
LS: 9 M, 8 I, 263 R, 37.57 A, 159.39 SR+ 9 I, 28 O, 8 W,
CAREER STATS(T20I): 46 M, 19 I, 183 R, 14.07 A, 124.48 SR+ 46 M, 44 I, 164 O, 53 W,
VENUE: 4 I, 21 R, 5.2 A, 65.6 SR+ 6 I, 23.3 O, 8 W,

F Ashraf(LHB+RAM):
H2H: 4 I, 61 R, 122.0 SR+ 5 I, 17 O, 4 W,
LS: 7 M, 5 I, 50 R, 16.66 A, 135.13 SR+ 7 M, 7 I, 20.3 O, 7 W,
VENUE: 5 I, 86 R, 28.7 A, 179.2 SR+ 6 I, 20 O, 11 W,
CAREER STATS(T20I): 35 M, 24 I, 214 R, 12.58 A, 132.91 SR+ 34 I, 100 O, 30 W,

L Gregory(RHB+RAM):
H2H:
LS: 4 M, 4 I, 68 R, 22.66 A, 161.90 SR+ 4 I, 10 O, 4 W,
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(T20D): 127 M, 100 I, 1641 R, 21.59 A, 145/09 SR+ 113 I, 350 O, 116 W,

M Wasim(RHB+LS):
H2H:
LS:
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(T20D): 8 M, 8 I, 297 R, 42.42 A, 133.78 SR

Hasan Ali(RAF):
H2H: 5 I, 19 O, 5 W,
LS: 9 M, 9 I, 32 O, 8 W,
VENUE: 8 I, 31 O, 12 W,
CAREER STATS(T20I): 31 M, 31 I, 107 O, 37 W,

Ali Khan(RAM):
H2H:
LS: 1 M, 1 I, 3 O, 1 W,
VENUE: 1 I, 3 O, 1 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 36 M, 36 I, 119 O, 38 W,

Z Gohar(LAO):
H2H:
LS: 3 M, 3 I, 10 O, 5 W,
VENUE: 1 M, 1 I, 4 O, 1 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 53 M, 51 I, 177 O, 64 W,

Fawad Ahmed(LS):
H2H: 2 I, 8 O, 1 W,
LS: 5 M, 5 I, 19 O, 4 W,
VENUE: 6 I, 20.5 O, 5 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 135 M, 131 I, 481 O, 138 W,

Ahmed Safi Abdullah(LAO):
H2H:
LS: 3 M, 3 I, 8 O, 4 W,
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(T20D): 3 M, 3 I, 8 O, 4 W,

Musa Khan(LAM):
H2H:
LS:
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(T20D): 26 M, 26 I, 91 O, 27 W,

Z Zameer(Has good pace):
H2H:
LS:
VENUE:
CAREER STATS

Multan Team Preview:

They had a dream start in the last season where they topped the league stage. They finished at 4th rank after losing both the qualifiers. Their team has only 1 good pace bowler but has good no. of spinners.

Practice match result: They had won their warmup match against Multan Sultans by 7 wickets. They had easily chased down the target of 181. Shan Masood(42), S Maqsood(46),  R Rossouw(37) and Khushdil Shah(41) batted brilliantly while S Tanvir took 2 wickets.

Probable 11 :

Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Chris Lynn, James Vince, Shan Masood/S Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir/Ali Khan, Imran Khan(Emerging), Usman Qadir/M Musa/Sohail Khan

Usman Qadir may miss from the playing11 as there team is lacking in the pace department.

Death Overs:  S Tanvir and C Brathwaite

Team Breakup:

Main Batters: M Rizwan, C Lynn, James Vince
Main Spinners: Imran Tahir, Shahid Afridi and Usman Qadir(if plays)
Main Pacers: S Tanvir and C Brathwaite

Stats and Performance of the Players:

M Rizwan(RHB, Scored 1 century and 2 half centuries in the last 4 games):
H2H: 4 I, 74 R, 37.0 A, 142.3 SR
LS: 2 M, 1 I, 0R
VENUE: 1 I, 0 R,
CAREER STATS(T20I): 29 M, 21 I, 510 R, 31.87 A, 120.56 SR

Khushdil Shah(LHB+LAO):
H2H: 2 I, 15 R, 7.5 A, 71.4 SR
LS: 11 M, 10 I, 222 R, 37.0 A, 139.62 SR+ 3 I, 5 O, 1 W,
VENUE: 3 I, 77 R, 38.5 A, 128.3 SR+ 1 I, 2 O, 0 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 68 M, 65 I, 1457 R, 28.01 A, 133.91 SR+ 16 I, 33 O, 6 W,

S Maqsood(RHB):
H2H: 5 I, 75 R, 15.0 A, 107.1 SR
LS: 1 M, 1 I, 16 R, 16.0 A, 94.11 SR
VENUE: 5 I, 59 R, 14.8 A, 100.0 SR
CAREER STATS(T20D): 123 M, 188 R, 2891 R, 27.79 A, 129.99 SR

R Rossouw(LHB):
H2H: 6 I,65 R, 16.2 A, 108.3 SR
LS: 9 M, 8 I, 212 R, 35.33 A, 142.28 SR
VENUE: 5 I, 83 R, 20.8 A, 115.3 SR
CAREER STATS(T20D): 208 M, 200 I, 5062 R, 29.09 SR+ 135.63 SR

S Massod(RHB):
H2H: 2 I, 47 R, 23.5 A, 117.5 SR
LS: 11 M,10 I, 283 R, 28.30 A, 128.05 SR
VENUE: 4 I, 106 R, 26.5 A, 147.2 SR
CAREER STATS(T20D): 64 M, 62 I, 1373 R, 22.88 A, 118.37 SR

J Vince(RHB, was in very good form in the BBL):
H2H: 5 I, 135 R, 33.8 A, 153.4 SR
LS: 5 M, 5 I, 155 R, 38.75 A, 166.66 SR
VENUE: 1 I, 25 R, 25.0 A, 178.6 SR
CAREER STATS(T20D): 241 M, 234 I, 6370 R, 30.33 A, 133.68 SR

C Lynn(RHB):
H2H: 2 I, 11 R, 5.5 A, 110.0 SR
LS: 8 M, 8 I, 284 R, 40.57 A, 179.74 SR
VENUE: 1 I, 5 R, 5.0 A, 100.0 SR
CAREER STATS(T20D): 206 M, 199 R, 5692 R, 32.15 A, 143.77 SR

A Lyth(RAO):
H2H:
LS: 2 M, 2 I, 59 R, 29.50 A, 163,88 SR+ 2 I, 3 O, 1 W,
VENUE: 2 I, 59 R, 29.5 A, 163.09 SR+ 2 I, 3 O, 1 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 124 M, 115 R, 2993 R, 26.72 A, 144.51 SR+ 31 I, 68 O, 22 W,

C Brathwaite(RHB+RAM, Took 15 wickets in BBL):
H2H: 1 I, 6 R, 6.0 A, 100.0 SR+ 2 I, 5 O, 2 W,
LS: 4 M, 3 I, 34 R, 17.0 A, 141.66 SR+ 4 I, 9.5 O, 5 W,
VENUE: 1 I, 10 R, 10.0 A, 125.0 SR+ 1 I, 2 O, 0 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 190 M, 144 I, 1669 A, 15.03 A, 134.92 SR+ 183 I, 559 O, 170 W,

Shahid Afridi(RHB+LS):
H2H: 7 M, 102 R, 20,4 A, 156.09 SR+ 11 I, 37 O, 7 W,
LS: 9 M, 7 I, 99 R, 24.75 A, 152.30 SR+ 8 I, 23 O, 7 W,
VENUE: 4 I, 34 R, 11.3 A, 109.7 SR+ 4 I, 12 O, 5 W,
CAREER STATS(T20I): 99 M, 91 I, 1416 R, 17.92 A, 150.0 SR+ 97 I, 361 O, 93 W,

Mohammad Umar(RAM):
H2H:
LS:
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(LISTA): 7 M, 7 I, 62 O, 15 W,

S Dhani(RAF):
H2H:
LS:
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(T20D): 6 M, 6 I, 48 O, 5 W,

Sohaibullah(LAM):
H2H:
LS:
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(T20D): 12 M, 12 I, 42 O, 10 W,

Sohail Khan(RAM):
H2H: 8 I, 26 O, 10 W,
LS: 8 M, 7 I, 25 O, 7 W,
VENUE: 6 I, 22 O, 7 W,
CAREER STATS(T20D): 110 M, 109 I, 395 O, 132 W,

Usman Qadir(LS):
H2H:
LS: 1 M, 1 I, 4 O, 1 W,
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(T20D): 41 M, 40 I, 139 O, 45 W,

Imran Khan:
H2H:
LS:
VENUE:
CAREER STATS(T29D): 37 M, 31 I, 95 O, 28 W,

S Tanvir(LAM):
H2H: 9 I, 31 O, 8 W,
LS: 10 M, 9 I, 30 O, 14 W,
VENUE: 6 I, 24 O, 8 W,
CAREER STATS(T20I): 57 M, 57 I, 202 O, 54 W,

I Tahir(LS):
H2H: 4 I, 14 O, 6 W,
LS: 10 M, 9 I, 32 O, 11 W,
VENUE: 3 I, 11 O, 1 W,
CAREER STATS(T20 I): 38 M, 38 I, 140 O, 63 W,

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