Both these teams are coming on the back convincing wins in their previous game and it would be a battle of the top-order batting which could decide the 16th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL 2018) between Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans. Ahead of the heated PSL 2018 clash, we look at the Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans preview, key stats and predicted xi line-ups for both teams.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans Preview
Both Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi’s bowling were on fire in their previous games where both the teams managed to bowl out their oppositions for less than 110 runs. While Imran Tahir’s hat-trick dominated the headlines for the Sultans , it was Hasan Ali’s comeback to the PSL and a 3-wkt haul which led Peshawar’s win over the stuttering Lahore side.
Peshawar Zalmi will be without the Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal who will now join with his national side for the upcoming Nidahas Trophy T20I tri-series against India and Sri Lanka. Multan Sultans do not have any such problem and will have a straightforward lineup for their next PSL match against the reigning PSL Champions.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans Predicted XI
Peshawar Zalmi Predicted XI vs Multan Sultans – Riki Wessels, Kamran Akmal (wk), Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Hafeez (c), Sabbir Rahman, Liam Dawson, Khalid Usman, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Hasan Ali, Sameen Gul
Multan Sultans Predicted XI vs Peshawar Zalmi – Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik (c), Saif Badar, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans Stats
- Peshawar’s win over Lahore with 38 balls remaining was the largest win in the PSL in terms of balls remaining. Zalmi is also the first team to win by 10 wickets in PSL.
- Lahore Qalandars in overs 16-20 in this PSL have scored 78 runs at the cost of 23 wickets. That is 3.39 runs per wicket.
- Second time in the tournament, Multans have taken the last 5 wickets for one run. First against Lahore, then against Quetta in the last match. Both had a hat-trick.
- Brendon McCullum and Umar Akmal combined had been dismissed 10 times by left-arm spinners off 92 balls in the PSL.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans Prediction
As previously stated, this game will be played on the equal front after both teams are coming on the back of a convincing win their previous encounters. So we believe it would be Multan’s unchanged team which could get the job done as Peshawar will be without Tamim Iqbal and Darren Sammy for this match.