Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans, PSL 2021
Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi both looking to bounce back after their first match’s defeat in the Pakistan Super League. The two teams will play their second match on the group stage at Karachi National Stadium on February 23. The match starts at 19:00 GMT +5.
Multan Sultans are looking to go one better than last season when, despite topping the table for the first time, they missed out on reaching the final after two play-off defeats. Mohammad Rizwan continued his fine form with 71 from 53 balls in the opening game against Islamabad United, but the Sultans could not defend the target of 150/8, slipping to a three-wicket loss with an over to spare.
Peshawar Zalmi, meanwhile, could not make Ravi Bopara’s half-century and Saqib Mahmood’s 2-22 count for points in their first game. They posted 140/6 and lost to Lahore Qalandars by four wickets with nine balls to spare.
PZ vs MS Live Streaming
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LQ vs QG Live Score
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The Karachi wicket has had enough in it for the bowlers – particularly the pacemen – to make some balanced contests so far.
Every team winning the toss has chosen to bowl first so far, and both of these teams will be keen to win this toss after losing it last time. Multan Sultans are due to a change in fortune.
Karachi’s weather forecast barely changes all week – it will be hot, dry, and sunny.
Peshawar Zalmi Team News & Playing 11
PZ Team News
With no Liam Livingstone, replacement Tom Kohler-Cadmore did not make the cut last time out as Zalmi instead turned to Sherfane Rutherford. Mohammad Imran made his T20 debut and could be handed a second opportunity.
PZ Key Players
- Shoaib Malik: A steady 26 from 24 balls did not set the world alight last time out, but it is at least a platform from which the 39-year-old can build.
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman: The Afghan teenager is third in the ICC T20i world bowling rankings and started this tournament with a tidy 1-25 from his four overs.
- Ravi Bopara: Started the tournament with a half-century to remind everybody why he is still revered as a big asset in T20 cricket.
PZ Team Form
Peshawar Zalmi has, like Multan Sultans, lost their last four matches in T20 cricket, including last season’s play-off defeat. They scored too slowly last time out, despite Ravi Bopara’s half-century lifting them to 140/6. In reply, Wahab Riaz and Saqib Mahmood each took two wickets, but Lahore Qalandars only needed 18.3 overs, despite a sticky start, to claim a four-wicket win.
Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing 11
Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (c), Saqib Mahmood, Mohammad Imran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Multan Sultans Team News & Playing 11
MS Team News
Mohammad Umar made his T20 debut last time out in PSL 2021, while James Vince came in at number three. Vince and Chris Lynn could swap places this time, but the team may otherwise be unchanged despite their loss.
MS Key Players
- James Vince: Batted Sydney Sixers to Big Bash League victory with two magnificent innings in the play-off and final. He will be keen to continue impressing the England selectors.
- Mohammad Rizwan: Arrived at this tournament in fine batting form, having starred for Pakistan against South Africa, and promptly hammered 71 from 53 balls in the opening match too.
- Shahid Afridi: The veteran T20 icon claimed 2-24 with his leg-spin and brilliantly ran out Iftikhar Ahmed to prove he is still a dangerous player.
MS Team Form
Multan Sultans have now lost their last four consecutive T20 matches following defeat to Islamabad United at the start of this tournament. They hit 150/8, thanks to Mohammad Rizwan’s 71, but lost by three wickets with an over to spare after Lewis Gregory’’s late onslaught.
Multan Sultans Predicted Playing 11
James Vince, Mohammad Rizwan (c, wk), Chris Lynn, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Umar, Sohaibullah
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans Team Form in Last Five Matches
PZ: L L L L W
MS: L L L L W
PZ vs MS Head to Head
Multan Sultans won both matches against Peshawar Zalmi last season – the third straight year one of these teams has done the double over the other. The Sultans, who also beat Zalmi twice in 2018, has now won four of their head-to-head games, and Zalmi has two wins. Last season, Sohail Tanvir took 4-13 as they bowled Zalmi out for 123 on their way to a six-wicket win in their first match, before Tanvir took 3-26 in the second fixture as the Sultans defended 154/6 in a thrilling three-run win.
PZ vs MS Head to Head Stats in T20
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Who will win Today Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans?
- Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi will both look to bounce back from opening defeats when they meet in the 2021 Pakistan Super League.
- Multan Sultans, who topped the table last season only to miss out in the play-offs, could not defend 150/8 in their opening three-wicket loss to Islamabad United.
- Peshawar Zalmi had earlier been unable to defend 140/6 in their own four-wicket loss to start the tournament with defeat to Lahore Qalandars.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans Top Team Batsmen
Mohammad Rizwan arrived at this tournament in fine form. He started it by being Multan Sultans top team batsman in the first game too. He is now favorite to be Multan Sultans top team batsman in this game, also ahead of Chris Lynn and James Vince. Peshawar Zalmi’s top team batsman in their opening game was Ravi Bopara, but he bats down the order, so the shorter-priced options are the likes of openers Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans Top Team Bowlers
Sohail Tanvir is favorite to be Multan Sultans’ top team bowler, having twice starred against Zalmi last season. For Zalmi, Wahab Riaz is the favorite. Still, Saqib Mahmood was their top team bowler last time, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman looks another good bet.
Sohail Tanvir has starred in this fixture before, but Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite should not be discounted, having been in the wickets last time out. All three could be good bets for Multan Sultans’ top team bowler. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Saqib Mahmood are good outside bets for Peshawar Zalmi, considering they outperformed Wahab Riaz last time out.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans Match Prediction
Multan Sultans are favorites to beat Peshawar Zalmi, as they look to bounce straight back to winning ways.
PZ vs MS Dream11 Team Prediction
James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Sherfane Rutherford
Ravi Bopara, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Carlos Brathwaite
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Saqib Mahmood, Sohail Tanvir
Captain – Vice Captain
Mohammad Rizwan (C), Saqib Mahmood (VC)