Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United, PSL 2024 Final Preview

Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

The former Pakistan Super League champions Multan Sultans and Islamabad United clash with each other in the finals on 18th March 2024 (Monday) to once again claim the title of defending champions. Ahead of the match, you would be excited to have a glance at the PSL 2024 final preview.

Both these teams have commonly achieved victory over Babar Azam’s led Peshawar Zalmi team to enter the finals.

Multan Sultan advanced through the finals by defeating Peshawar Zalmi by 7 wickets in the Qualifier 1. Still, Babar Azam and his men had chances to qualify for the finals unless Islamabad United defeated them by 5 wickets in the Eliminator 2.

Mohammad Rizwan led Multan Sultans from the front by winning 7 out of 10 games and ranked at the top position of the PSL 2024 points thereby becoming the first team to secure their place in the playoffs. Whereas, Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan ensured that his team ranked at the third position by winning 5 matches, losing four and a game concluding with no result.

In this PSL 2024 final preview session, you will know the Head-to-Head records, broadcasting and live streaming details, key battles and players, weather and pitch conditions. Also, you will soon find out the probable playing XI, and Highest and Lowest totals scored in the contest between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United. 

Most Importantly, analyzing the team captain’s decision to bat or bowl first in the finals after winning the toss forms the crucial part of the PSL 2024 final match preview.

PSL 2024 Final Preview: Date, Venue and Timings

The PSL 2024 final preview session begins with the date, venue, and timings of the match:

Date and Day18th March 2024 (Monday)
VenueNational Stadium, Karachi
Seating Capacity34,238 (Approximately)
Match Timings09:00 pm (Local) / 09:30 pm (IST)
Toss Timings08:30 pm (Local) /09:00 pm (IST)

PSL 2024 Final Preview: Weather and Pitch Conditions, Toss Result Prediction

Here are the weather pitch conditions at National Stadium in Karachi you need to know ahead of the PSL 2024 finals:

Maximum Temperature36° C
Minimum Temperature22° C
Wind Speed37 km/hr
Chances of Rain3%
Pitch ConditionsFlat Pitch (Batting Friendly Track)

Captain’s Decision after winning the toss: Batting or Bowling?

On a batting-friendly track such as the National Stadium, Karachi, any team captain would decide to bowl first after winning the toss so that it becomes easy to chase targets.

Particularly, in the Qualifier 1 and 2 rounds, teams chasing the target have reached the finals.

Furthermore, detailed stats of teams batting first and second at this venue will help you figure out a captain’s decision after the toss:

  • Total Matches played at Karachi in PSL 2024: 9
  • First batting winnings: 3
  • Second batting winnings: 6

The above stats indicate that teams chasing the target have the maximum advantage of winning the match.

PSL 2024 Final Preview: Key Battles to Watch out!

These are the three main key battles between the players you need to watch out for in the PSL 2024 final match:

Usman Khan vs Naseem Shah:

Usman Khan the leading run-scorer of Multan Sultans of this season can prove to be dangerous in the final. Whereas, Naseem Shah is the highest wicket-taker for Islamabad United and will look to tame the aggressive batting style of Usman Khan.

Agha Salman vs Usama Mir:

Agha Salman has been impressive with his batting performance for Islamabad United and Usama Mir as a core leg spinner for Multan Sultans.

Mohammad Rizwan vs Shadab Khan:

Apart from their batting skills, it is the contest of mind-game between Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan. Additionally, Shadab as a successful spinner can counter-attack the batting style of Rizwan.

PSL 2024 Final Preview: Key Players to Watch out!

Here are the top 5 key players of Multan Sultans and Islamabad United you need to look out for in the PSL 2024 finals:

Multan Sultans:

Batsmen:

  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Usman Khan
  • Reeza Hendricks

Bowlers:

  • Usama Mir
  • Mohammad Ali

Islamabad United:

Batsmen:

  • Colin Munro
  • Shadab Khan (All-rounder)
  • Agha Salman

Bowlers:

  • Naseem Shah
  • Imad Wasim
  • Shadab Khan

PSL 2024 Final Preview: Head-to-Head Stats of Multan Sultans (MS) vs Islamabad United (IU)

Knowing the head-to-head stats of Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United in the PSL history. It is another important phase of the PSL 2024 final preview that helps you to determine the winner ahead of the match.

Total Matches Played15
Multan Sultans Winnings8
Islamabad United Winnings7
Multan Sultans winnings batting first3
Islamabad United winnings batting first1
Multan Sultans winnings while chasing5
Islamabad United winnings while chasing6

Highest and Lowest scores of Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

TeamsHighest TotalLowest TotalHighest successful chaseLowest Total defended successfully
Multan Sultans (MS)228-4113-10126-5 in 18.4 overs   (PSL 2018 in Dubai)180-5   (PSL 2021 in Abu Dhabi)
Islamabad United (IU)232-7105-7232-7 in 20 overs

( at Rawalpindi in  PSL 2024)
185-4   (PSL 2018 in Sharjah)

PSL 2024 Final Preview: Probable Playing XI

Here is the probable playing XI for both sides you need to know ahead of the PSL 2024 final match:

Multan Sultans: Probable Playing XI

  1. Yasir Khan
  2. Mohammad Rizwan (Captain/ Wicket-keeper)
  3. Khushdil Shah
  4. Usman Khan
  5. Johnson Charles
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Chris Jordan
  8. Usama Mir
  9. David Willey
  10. Abbas Afridi
  11. Mohammad Ali

Islamabad United: Probable Playing XI

  1. Martin Guptill
  2. Alex Hales
  3. Agha Salman
  4. Shadab Khan (Captain)
  5. Azam Khan (Wicket Keeper)
  6. Faheem Ashraf
  7. Haider Ali
  8. Imad Wasim
  9. Naseem Shah
  10. Hunain Shah
  11. Obed McCoy

PSL 2024 Final Preview: Broadcasting and Live Streaming Details

Here are the broadcasting and live streaming details of the PSL 2024 final match both in Pakistan and India:

CountryLive StreamingBroadcasting
Pakistan Snack VideoA Sports HD, Ten Sports, Tamasha, Tapmad and MyCo
IndiaFanCode app and websiteNot Acquired by any TV Broadcasters

PSL 2024 Final Preview: Conclusive Facts

After concluding as the runner-up for the last two consecutive seasons against Lahore Qalanders, Multan Sultans wouldn’t ignore another chance in the PSL 2024 final match to lift the trophy. Also, Mohammad Rizwan would ensure that his team avoids the hat trick of losses in the PSL finals.

On the other side, Islamabad United have reached the finals after a long gap and won’t take a chance of concluding as Runner-up against Multan Sultans. Ultimately, fans are curious to watch which team can claim the defending champions title for the 2nd time.