The 31st match of the PSL is between Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans. To be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi at 6:30 p.m. (IST). The finals showdown of the PSL has begun with the Play-offs beginning. Islamabad United finished first in the points table with 8 wins in 10 matches. Multan Sultans finished second in the points table with 5 wins in 10 games.
The winner of the Qualifier will directly enter the finals to be played on 24th June. Whereas the loser will face the winner of the eliminator, they will get another game to qualify for the finals. The loser will play the second eliminator on 22nd June.
The match is an important for both the teams as they get to play less matches compared to the team losing.
Islamabad United has been the most successful team in the history of PSL winning the title twice. The team would like to perform the way they have performed throughout the tournament. Therefore, they would like to continue the winning streak and progress through the finals. Islamabad would want their foreign openers to perform the way they have and give the team excellent starts. Hence, they will also want their bowlers to perform to the best of their abilities.
Multan Sultans qualified for the play-offs coming second in the points table with the best net run rate in the whole tournament. They have had a mixed season with winning five matches and losing five. For Multan, they would want their top three to give them a good start with firepower down the order. They would also want their other bowlers other than Shahnawaz Dhani to step up.