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.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi, PSL 2020
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.
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
Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi Team Form in Last Five Matches
MS : W NR W W W
PSZ : L W W L W
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
Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi Betting Odds
Multan Sultans are in excellent form, but the bookmakers are split on this one.
MS Bet365 Odds
MS to Win the Match: Multan Sultans are 1.90 to win with Bet365.
MS Top Batsman: Moeen Ali is 3.75 to be Multan Sultans’ top team batsman with Bet365, while James Vince is 4.50 and Rilee Rossouw can be backed at 4.50. Opener Zeeshan Ashraf is 5.50 with Bet365.
MS Top Bowler: Junaid Khan came into the team and took two wickets last time out and he is now 4.00 joint-favourite with Bet365 to be Multan Sultans’ top team bowler, alongside in-form Imran Tahir. Sohail Tanvir is 4.50 after his four wickets when these teams last met, while Muhammad Ilyas is 5.00.
PSZ Bet365 Odds
PSZ to Win the Match: Peshawar Zalmi are also 1.90 to win with Bet365.
PSZ Top Batsman: Kamran Akmal is 3.25 favourite to be Peshawar Zalmi’s top team batsman with Bet365, while Tom Banton is now 4.50. Haider Ali top-scored last time out and he is 5.00 with Bet365, as is in-form Shoaib Malik.
PSZ Top Bowler: Hasan Ali is 3.60 favourite to be Peshawar Zalmi’s top team bowler with Bet365 while Wahab Riaz is 4.00 and Rahat Ali and Yasir Shah can both be backed at 4.50.
Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi Prediction
Multan Sultans’ last game was washed out but they still had the momentum before that and can earn another win in this game.
Back Multan Sultans to beat Peshawar Zalmi at 1.90 with Bet365.
Kamran Akmal is Peshawar Zalmi’s top run-scorer so far and at nine credits is good value. Tom Banton is the same price but has not showed his best form as often.
Rilee Rossouw was key with the bat when these teams last met and has stepped it up more recently too. James Vince starred in the Sultans’ last win, meanwhile. Both are worth selecting, but Liam Livingstone may be too expensive given how low down the batting order he tends to be. Elsewhere, Haider Ali top-scored for Peshawar Zalmi last time out and Shan Masood is always a useful batting option for the Sultans – both at 8.5 credits.
Moeen Ali and Shoaib Malik are both ten credits apiece, while Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite are each nine credits. Of those, Ali is currently opening the batting for the Sultans, while Malik is in superb batting form for Peshawar Zalmi.
Limiting it to two leaves plenty of space for the in-form bowlers as well, among whom there is Imran Tahir for the Sultans, as well as Sohail Tanvir – who starred when these teams last met. Wahab Riaz is Peshawar Zalmi’s top wicket-taker and he is nine credits, leaving enough for Junaid Khan – who took two wickets last time out – to round off your team.
Imran Tahir has been consistent with the ball, while Shoaib Malik has started to motor with the bat. You may be hard pressed finding better options than those two.
MS vs PSZ Dream11 Team Prediction
Batsmen:James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Haider Ali
All Rounder:Moeen Ali, Shoaib Malik (vc)
Wicket Keeper:Kamran Akmal
Bowler:Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir (c), Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz