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

24 June 2021 | 21:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
206/4 in 20.0 10.30 winner
159/9 in 20.0 7.95

Toss Winner - Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi by 47 runs

Formidable Peshawar Zalmi stand between Multan Sultans and its maiden title dream

  • Peshawar Zalmi managed to upstage Islamabad United in the Eliminator 2 game played at Abu Dhabi.
  • Hazratullah Zazai, Jonathan Wells and Wahab Riaz put in splendid performances for Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator 2 game.
  • Multan Sultans comfortably brushed aside Islamabad United in the Qualifier game to seal their place in the finals.

Expect Multan Sultans to beat Peshawar Zalmi and lift their maiden PSL title!

  • 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 10 8 2 0 0 16 0.859
Multan Sultans 10 5 5 0 0 10 1.05
Peshawar Zalmi 10 5 5 0 0 10 0.586
Karachi Kings 10 5 5 0 0 10 -0.115
Lahore Qalandars 10 5 5 0 0 10 -0.589
Quetta Gladiators 10 2 8 0 0 4 -1.786
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
16 0.859 10 8 2 0 0
10 1.05 10 5 5 0 0
10 0.586 10 5 5 0 0
10 -0.115 10 5 5 0 0
10 -0.589 10 5 5 0 0
4 -1.786 10 2 8 0 0

mls vs psz Match Prediction & Analysis

Multan Sultans will be looking to clinch their maiden PSL trophy against Peshawar Zalmi in the 2021 Pakistan Super League finals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday.

Multan Sultans will be keen to deliver their best cricket in their first-ever PSL final and win their maiden trophy. Captain Mohammad Rizwan will be hoping that the premier players can rise to the occasion and deliver the goods with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi once again put in an impressive show against in-form Islamabad United, courtesy of splendid performances from Jonathan Wells, Hazratullah Zazai and Wahab Riaz. Peshawar have played excellent cricket and raised their overall game in this PSL playoffs and will be looking to clinch the trophy for the second time in the history of the competition.

Teams Preview

Multan Sultans Preview

Mohammad Rizwan-led unit will be determined to put in a pitch-perfect performance in this epic final. The side will need to bring their best cricket to the fore in their maiden PSL final.

Sohail Tanvir put in a terrific bowling performance in the super-over to help Multan Sultans seal their place in the PSL finals.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood and Johnson Charles to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 470 runs in 11 matches at an average of 58.00, captain Mohammad Rizwan has truly lead from the front and has been the standout player with the bat for Multan Sultans. In the previous game, Mohammad Rizwan perished for a duck against Islamabad United and will be looking to deliver a notable score in this grand finale.

Besides Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood has contributed well to the team’s cause in this year’s competition. The 34-year old has accumulated 363 runs in eight innings at an average of 40.33 with four half-centuries to his name.

Sultans have quality players like Rilee Rossouw, Johnson Charles and Khushdil Shah, who can change the complexion of the game in a space of a few overs.

Johnson Charles put in crucial innings for Multan Sultans in the Qualifier 1 game and smashed 41 runs off 21 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes.

In the bowling department, the likes of Shahnawaz Dhani, Sohail Tanvir and Imran Tahir will need to make crucial breakthroughs.

Left-arm quick Sohail Tanvir, right-arm medium pacer Blessing Muzarabani bowled well and claimed three wickets, whereas Leg-spinner Imran Tahir picked two wickets in his four overs.

Multan Sultans Predicted Playing XI:

Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (captain & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dhani

Multan Sultans Actual Playing XI:

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

Peshawar Zalmi Preview

The side has really delivered splendid performances in the playoff games played against Karachi Kings and Islamabad United. In the Eliminator 2 game, Peshawar Zalmi bowled first after winning the toss against Islamabad United.

Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan and Umaid Asif bowled well and claimed five wickets between them to help Peshawar restrict Islamabad to 174 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Chasing 175 runs for victory, wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal perished early against the new-ball to see Peshawar Zalmi lose their first wicket.

Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai continued his excellent form from the previous game and smashed a breathtaking 66 runs off 44 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. He stitched a match-winning partnership of 125 runs with Australia’s Jonathan Wells to see Peshawar Zalmi canter to a comfortable win.

Playing his debut PSL season, Jonathan Wells showed excellent form with the bat and smashed his maiden half-century in the competition. Veteran batsman Shoaib Malik continued his good form for Peshawar Zalmi and smashed 32 runs with the help of five boundaries and one six.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif and Mohammad Irfan to pick up wickets in this grand finale.

Left-arm quick Wahab Riaz is currently leading wicket-taker for Peshawar Zalmi with 18 scalps to his name.

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing XI:

Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Jonathan Wells, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (c), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan

Peshawar Zalmi Actual Playing XI:

Sameen Gul, Hazratullah Zazai, Wahab Riaz, Jonathan Wells, Mohammad Irfan, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Imran

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 34 0 mm. 5.86 k/h From: NNE 0%
03h 33 0 mm. 3.95 k/h From: ESE 0%
06h 35 0 mm. 4.95 k/h From: SSE 0%
09h 35 0 mm. 5.66 k/h From: NW 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 8.78 k/h From: NNW 1%
15h 32 0 mm. 5.99 k/h From: N 2%
18h 32 0 mm. 2.28 k/h From: ENE 4%
21h 32 0 mm. 0.85 k/h From: W 1%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The quick bowlers will certainly get some movement with the new-ball in the first five overs. The weather forecast for the PSL final on Thursday is going to be clear skies during the evening.

Venue Details

Multan Sultans will take heart from the fact that they have a decent head-to-head record against Peshawar Zalmi.

Toss: To Bowl

With clear skies and cooler conditions, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 180 runs.

MLS vs PSZ Winning Prediction

Based on recent performances, Multan Sultans are slight favourites to win this final against Peshawar Zalmi. With the likes of Sohaib Maqsood, Johnson Charles and Khushdil Shah showing excellent performance in the Qualifier game, Multan Sultans will be looking to put in another dominant batting performance in this final.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi will be hoping that the likes of Hazratullah Zazai and Shoaib Malik can deliver the goods in this PSL final.

Expect Multan Sultans to beat Peshawar Zalmi and lift their maiden PSL title!

Author: Shoaib Z.