PSL 2021: Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
In their previous meeting, the Wahab Riaz-led Zalmi beat the Sultans by six wickets.
Updated - Jun 12, 2021 2:42 pm
Multan Sultans secured their second win in the PSL 2021 after they beat the Imad Wasim-captained Karachi Kings by 12 runs on Thursday, June 10.
But with two wins from six matches and a net run rate of -0.099, Mohammad Rizwan and Co have loads of work to do if they have to qualify for the playoffs. Their next match is against the Peshawar Zalmi in the second on Sunday’s doubleheader in Abu Dhabi.
In their previous meeting, the Wahab Riaz-led Zalmi beat them by six wickets after chasing down 194. Both teams are precariously placed in the points table and need a victory to stay in the hunt.
Match – Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi – 21st match
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time – 11:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has helped both the batters and the bowlers. The spinners have come into the picture and shot-making hasn’t been all that tough for the batsmen.
Since it’s a night match, teams may opt to bat second. The playing conditions will mostly be clear with the temperature around the 34 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will mostly be in the high 60s.
Avg first innings score: 155 (4 matches in PSL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
Playing combination for MUL vs PES
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Rizwan (C and WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Shimron Hetmyer, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Sohail Khan, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Khan
Bench: Johnson Charles, Usman Qadir, Hammad Azam, Shan Masood, Obed McCoy, Blessing Muzarabani, Sohaibullah, Waseem Muhammad, Mohammad Umar
Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Wahab Riaz (C), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan
Bench: Imam-ul-Haq, Fidel Edwards, Amad Butt, Bismillah Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Imran Randhawa
MUL vs PES Head-to-Head
Played – 7 | Multan Sultans– 4 | Peshawar Zalmi – 3 | N/R – 0
Probable best batsman of the match
Mohammad Rizwan—Multan Sultans
Mohammad Rizwan has slipped to second in the list of leading run-scorers in PSL 2021. In six matches, the right-hander has notched 326 runs at an average and strike rate of 54.33 and 138.72. He also has three half-centuries with the highest score of 76. However, in the last game, he looked a tad scratchy in his 29-run knock. The opener will be looking to get back his rhythm.
Probable best bowler of the match
Imran Tahir— Multan Sultans
Imran Tahir has been a tough nut to crack for the opposition batters. In the two games he has played in PSL 2021, the leg-spinner has gotten four wickets at an economy rate of seven. In the Sultans’ previous game against the Kings, Tahir picked up two wickets and gave away 27 runs in his four overs. It goes without saying that the Zalmi can’t afford to let him settle down.
Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second to win the match.