Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi 27th Match Prediction
- Peshawar Zalmi need to beat league leaders Multan Sultans to secure their Pakistan Premier League play-off place.
- The Sultans sit three points clear of Zalmi at the top of the table, having lost just one of their six completed matches so far.
- Zalmi missed the chance to seal their play-off spot last time out, losing to Lahore Qalandars, and defeat in this match - their final group game - will leave them nervously waiting on other results.
Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi Match Prediction, PSL 2020
Table-topping Multan Sultans stand between Peshawar Zalmi and a guaranteed play-off place when they meet in the Pakistan Super League. The match is scheduled to take place at Karachi’s National Stadium on March 13 and the live action is scheduled to start at 20:00 local time.
The Sultans’ last match was washed out, but they still sit top of the table with just one defeat so far – they are three points clear of Zalmi with an extra game to play too, and thrashed them when they last met thanks to Sohail Tanvir’s bowling.
Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, need a win to seal a play-off place. Defeat to Lahore Qalandars last time out – when they failed to defend 187/7 – has opened things up at the bottom of the table and a further defeat in their this match, their final group game, will leave them reliant on other results going their way.
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Peshawar Zalmi have lost the toss in three of their last four matches and been asked to bat first on each occasion. They may prefer to field first if they get the chance.
There is no chance of any rain interruptions this time, Multan Sultans will be pleased to hear, with conditions set to be dry, clear and sunny all day.
Karachi’s National Stadium has served up some well-balanced wickets so far with a good pace to the pitch.
Multan Sultans Team News & Playing 11
MS Team News
After their match against Quetta Gladiators was washed out, Multan Sultans must decide whether to stick with the team that won a rain-affected clash with Islamabad United or not. Junaid Khan took two wickets to justify his inclusion ahead of Mohammad Irfan.
MS Key Players
Imran Tahir: In excellent form wherever he has played lately, and his two wickets against Islamabad United means he now has ten in this year’s PSL too.
Rilee Rossouw: A steadying influence when these teams last met, with a measured 49* and he has since hit an unbeaten century to show the other side of his batting game.
Sohail Tanvir: Took four wickets when these teams last met to bowl the Sultans to victory, and he has now moved to 348 in his T20 career.
MS Team Form
Multan Sultans have suffered two no results because of rain, but in among them they have won their last four completed matches. The most recent win was also affected by the rain, as their match against Islamabad United was reduced to nine overs, but Imran Tahir’s 2-13 and James Vince’ 24-ball 61* led the Sultans to a dominant nine-wicket win.
Multan Sultans Predicted Playing 11
James Vince, Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood (c), Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan
Peshawar Zalmi Team News & Playing 11
PSZ Team News
Though they were handed the blow of Kieron Pollard being ruled out of the tournament, Peshawar Zalmi saw his replacement, Carlos Brathwaite, take three wickets last time out to prove they remain among the top contenders.
PSZ Key Players
Kamran Akmal: Sets the tone at the top of the order, though his innings was all to brief last time out. Nevertheless, he now has 249 runs for this season’s tournament.
Shoaib Malik: His last three innings in this tournament have seen him score 68, 54 and now 62 with the bat – his 59th, 60th and 61st T20 half-centuries to continue his excellent recent form. He is getting close to 10,000 runs in the format now.
Wahab Riaz: Bowled tidily last time out to claim figures of 1-27 – moving to ten wickets in this season’s tournament and 295 in his T20 career.
PSZ Team Form
After so much inconsistency this season, Peshawar Zalmi have finally won two matches in a row – against Quetta Gladiators and then Islamabad United.
Both matches were reduced by the rain, but Shoaib Malik’s 27-ball 54 was key as they posted 170/6 against Quetta and won by 30 runs. Last time out, they were 85/2 from nine overs after Kamran Akmal’s 37 from 21 balls when the rain came – seven runs ahead on the DLS method.
Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing 11
Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Lewis Gregory, Carlos Brathwaite, Wahab Riaz (c), Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Yasir Shah
MS vs PSZ Head to Head
Multan Sultans bowled Peshawar Zalmi out for 123 when these teams met last month to record their third win in five previous T20 matches against them. Sohail Tanvir was the match-winner, taking 4-13, before Rilee Rossouw’s unbeaten 49 from 42 balls and Khusdil Shah’s 43* from 29 balls ensured the Sultans recorded a comfortable six-wicket win.
MS vs PSZ Head to Head Stats
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