Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

13 June 2021 | 23:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
167/2 in 16.3 10.12 winner
166/7 in 20.0 8.30

Toss Winner - Multan Sultans won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi by 8 wickets

Must-win game for Multan Sultans for a playoff berth

  • Peshawar Zalmi has batting line-up in good form with Kamran Akmal, David Miller and Rovman Powell scoring runs in the last game
  • It is a must-win game for the Multan Sultans and this would add to the pressure on the side
  • Peshawar Zalmi has an experienced bowling attack with Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan and Shoaib Malik in the side

Peshawar Zalmi to win

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Toss: To Bowl

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Islamabad United 7 5 2 0 0 10 0.956
Lahore Qalandars 7 5 2 0 0 10 -0.078
Peshawar Zalmi 7 4 3 0 0 8 0.563
Karachi Kings 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.463
Multan Sultans 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.099
Quetta Gladiators 7 1 6 0 0 2 -1.865
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
10 0.956 7 5 2 0 0
10 -0.078 7 5 2 0 0
8 0.563 7 4 3 0 0
6 0.463 6 3 3 0 0
4 -0.099 6 2 4 0 0
2 -1.865 7 1 6 0 0
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mls vs psz Match Prediction & Analysis

We are into the 21st game of the Pakistan Super League 2021 and the competition intensified. The Multan Sultans would be taking on the Peshawar Zalmi in a must-win game for them. The Sultans come here with an important win against the Karachi Kings and this has kept their hopes alive for the playoffs. The Peshawar Zalmi on the other hand registered a big win against the Quetta Gladiators in the last game. 

The two sides have shared good rivalry in the past and this would make this game all the more interesting. The batting show from the Peshawar Zalmi in the last game would have given the side lot of confidence. It would be interesting to see if the Multan Sultans are able to win this game and keep their hopes alive for a place in the playoffs. 

Teams Preview

Multan Sultans Preview

Mohammad Rizwan’s side made a good start to the tournament in UAE. They hadn’t done well back in Pakistan but the skipper would be happy with the 12-run win against the Karachi Kings as this has surely restored their confidence.  Rizwan would be aware of the strength his opponents have and shall be looking for a good effort from his players to win this game.  

The side would need good start in this game from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rizwan. In the middle order they have Shan Masood and Rilee Rossouw coming here with runs in the last game and this would give them confidence. The side bats deep with Shimron Hetmyer, Khushdil Shah and Sohail Tanvir to follow and all of them have their range of strokes. 

Sohail Khan and Sohail Tanvir did well in the last game with the new ball bowling tight spells and the same would be expected here. In Imran Tahir they have a champion bowler for the middle overs. Imran Khan would be confident after his good show in the last game but the side would need a good show from their fifth bowler in this game. 

Multan Sultans Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Shimron Hetmyer, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Sohail Khan, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Khan

Multan Sultans Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Rossouw 44 24 7 0 183.33
K Shah 44 32 3 2 137.5
S Maqsood 31 14 5 1 221.43
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Khan 4.0 0 28 3 7
I Tahir 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
S Khan 4.0 0 33 0 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Khan 4.0 0 28 3 7
I Tahir 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
S Khan 4.0 0 33 0 8.25

Multan Sultans Actual Playing XI:

RR Rossouw, Shimron Hetmyer, Imran Tahir, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shahnawaz Dhani, Blessing Muzarabani, Khushdil Shah, Imran Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Shan Masood

Peshawar Zalmi Preview

Wahab Riaz would be happy with the way his side made a comeback in the last game against the Quetta Gladiators winning it by 61 runs. His batsmen did well in the last game and so did the bowlers. Wahab would be eager for a win in this game as this would give them an entry into the playoffs. 

Kamran Akmal played well in the last game and shall look to provide a good start with Haider Ali. In David Miller and Rovman Powell they have two batsmen in good form in the middle order. The side would like to see suns from Shoaib Malik in this game. Down the order Sherfane Rutherford and Fabian Allen have good hitting abilities. 

Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan brought their experience to play in the last game and the same would be expected from them with the new ball. Mohammad Imran has been a consistent performer this season. With Malik, Fabian Allen and Umaid Asif in the side  they have lot of depth in the bowling. 

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing XI:

Wahab Riaz (c), Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan

Peshawar Zalmi Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Miller 73 46 6 4 158.7
K Akmal 59 37 6 2 159.46
R Powell 43 19 1 5 226.32
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Irfan 4.0 0 27 3 6.75
W Riaz 4.0 0 20 2 5
U Asif 3.0 0 17 2 5.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Irfan 4.0 0 27 3 6.75
W Riaz 4.0 0 20 2 5
U Asif 3.0 0 17 2 5.67

Peshawar Zalmi Actual Playing XI:

Umaid Asif, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Irfan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Imran, Wahab Riaz

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 31 0 mm. 2.95 k/h From: WNW 0%
03h 31 0 mm. 3.98 k/h From: W 0%
06h 32 0 mm. 6.17 k/h From: W 0%
09h 32 0 mm. 7.22 k/h From: WNW 0%
12h 32 0 mm. 8.83 k/h From: WNW 4%
15h 31 0 mm. 7.32 k/h From: WNW 5%
18h 31 0 mm. 6.42 k/h From: WNW 4%
21h 31 0 mm. 4.92 k/h From: WNW 1%

Weather Conditions

The skies would be clear over Abu Dhabi on June 13 and we expect a good game of cricket. There is slowness on the surface and batsmen have to play the ball hard. However, the fast outfield is resulting in big scores and the side batting first would need a score in excess of 170 runs to feel comfortable here.

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a large venue that has a very fast outfield. The track can be a tricky one for the batsmen as the ball doesn’t always come on to the bat nicely. There isn’t much in here for the fast bowlers but spinners are able to extra good turn from the surface and have done well.

Toss: To Bowl

We have seen a mix of high scoring and low scoring games here so far and setting a target here is a challenge. The track doesn’t change much of character throughout the game and this is something that would affect the toss and the side winning it is likely to bowl first. 

MLS vs PSZ Winning Prediction

Multan Sultans find them in an uncomfortable position at the moment. They have to win this game and do so by a big margin to claim a spot in the playoffs of the season. Their bowling attack hasn’t done well this year. Peshawar Zalmi are one win away from a place in the next round and have good depth in both departments of the game and this would make them favorites here.

Peshawar Zalmi to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee