February 22: PSL - Islamabad United v Multan Sultans, Lahore
Our XI: Luke Ronchi, Dawid Malan, Colin Munro, James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Ilyas
Captain: Dawid Malan
This highly-rated batsman from England showed great promise in the BPL 2020. Malan scored 444 runs in the tournament at a strike rate of 145, including three fifties in and a hundred. He started off his PSL campaign with a fluent 64 against the Gladiators.
Vice-captain: James Vince
Vince is coming off a very good Big Bash League season, where he scored runs in crucial games. In a wicket that is two-paced, he could be your man to get the runs. Vince has a healthy strike rate of 132.84 to go with his average of 30 in the format.
Munro continued his good form in T20s and took it to the 50-over format. He scored a 60-ball 104 in the Ford Trophy final in his side's win last week. In 2020 so far, Munro has scored 332 runs in 11 innings across limited-overs formats.
Rossouw has not been in form lately but his record in T20s around the world makes him a must-have. The top-order batsman was the highest run-scorer in BPL 2019, scoring 495 runs at an average of 45 and a strike rate of 155.17.
The legspinner can be relied on to provide crucial breakthroughs. He has picked up 90 wickets between the 7th and 15th over in all T20s since 2018, making him second in the list behind Rashid Khan (100 wickets).
Ashraf is more of a bowler but he can pitch in with some late cameos. With the ball, he is an accurate bowler who swings the ball upfront. He has an economy of a touch over 8 and a strike rate of 17.8 in the format. Ashraf scored 129 runs at a strike rate of 159 and picked up 21 wickets (second highest) in PSL 2019.
Bopara is one of the few allrounders with a positive average difference (batting average - bowling average) among all players with a double of 500-plus runs coupled with 25-plus wickets in the format since 2019. Bopara has 721 runs at an average 40.05 with the bat and has picked up 25 wickets, averaging 25.2 with the ball.
Points to note
Five out of seven T20s in Lahore have been won by the team batting first since 2018. Choose your captain from the team batting first and make the other player your vice-captain.