Multan Sultans Vs Peshawar Zalmi, Match Preview
Multan Sultans Vs Peshawar Zalmi: After a lot of uncertainty over the Pakistan Super League, the tournament has finally reached its conclusion. Two teams remain, but the true winner has to be the PSL irrespective of the result. To conduct the league’s second league flawlessly is not easy, but they have done so brilliantly. They managed to fit in a cluster of games and ensured the club finished using just one stadium.
Coming to Cricket, The Pakistan Super League has thrown up some surprises. After dominating the league stage, Islamabad United has failed to make the finals. The venue change may have had a role as the Multan Sultans finish with the most wins during the Dubai leg. Mohammad Rizwan has been brilliant throughout the season. He is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the league after Babar Azam. His performances may spark some rivalry towards the Pakistan captaincy, but the performance has been good.
Peshawar Zalmi hasn’t been as consistent in the Dubai leg. The bowling is a little inconsistent, and there aren’t too many standout performances with the bat. They have done well in patches while performing in Karachi. The first leg has helped, and that is the reason they have come this far. While the bowling has been inconsistent, Peshawar has benefited from the odd bursts from Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan. The two bowlers stepped up when needed to win games for their side.
Multan Sultans Vs Peshawar Zalmi, Team News
With the bat, Zalmi has had Shoaib Malik and Shane Rutherford put up some shows, but the others haven’t been as consistent. The batting may stay the same with the hope of some players stepping up. The bowling may also be as it is, with Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz doing well. There is some news about Mohammad Irfan, who left the field in the previous game. He had a leg injury but is likely to be fit for the finals.
Multan Sultans have been magnificent through the Dubai leg and will probably come into this contest as favorites. They are likely to stick with their eleven, as it provides the right balance. Shoaib Maqsood, in particular, has done a fine job in Dubai and is currently the third-highest scorer for the season. His strike rate is high as well, indicating how explosive he can be.
Multan Sultans Vs Peshawar Zalmi, Predicted XI
Peshawar Zalmi: Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Jonathan Wells, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (capt), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran.
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (capt & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Roussouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Blessing Muzarabani, Imran Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani.
Multan Sultans Vs Peshawar Zalmi, Players to Watch out For
A good innings or an exceptional spell is all that’s needed to give a side momentum in the finals. With just one game to go, Wahab Riaz could provide a magical bit to swing the tournament his way. He has been magnificent throughout the season and knows how to play under pressure. The bowling support is good, but if anyone can set the tone in a big game, it is Wahab Riaz.
Throughout the Dubai leg, Shoaib Maqsood has been one of the best batters. His strike rate allows him to take the game away at any stage, and his aggressive batting could kill the game early. If he’s given a good platform, Maqsood can quickly demoralize his opponents.
Multan Sultans Vs Peshawar Zalmi, Pitch Report
Abu Dhabi is going to be hot, as was the case in the previous games. The surface has been unpredictable throughout the season. Winning while chasing is not as easy, and the tournament has seen both low-scoring and high-scoring games. Considering the pressure of a final, batting first may be the better option.