2021 Pakistan Super League – Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi taking place? Tuesday 23rd February, 2021 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi taking place? National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan

Where can I get tickets for Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi? Visit this website for the latest ticket information

What channel is Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi on? This match will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via the Sky Go app

THE TEAM NEWS

MULTAN SULTANS

  • It was a disappointing start for the Multan Sultans as they lost their opening match against Islamabad United at the weekend as they could only muster 150/8 when batting first and that proved to be not enough as their opponents chased it down with an over and three wickets to spare.
  • Their performance in the opening game was pretty mixed as they had some really positive aspects such as Mohammad Rizwan’s 71 and their bowling was excellent to restrict Islamabad to 74/6 but they could not sustain the pressure as they eventually lost.
  • They may consider rotating their emerging player as some other teams have while the pressure is on Chris Lynn early in this tournament after only managing a solitary run in his opening innings.

PESHAWAR ZALMI

  • Peshawar Zalmi’s PSL 6 campaign did not get off to the best of starts as they lost Imam-ul-Haq with the very first ball in their opening game against the Lahore Qalandars before eventually losing by four wickets with nine balls to spare.
  • They will be hoping their opening partnership of Imam and Kamran Akmal can do much better along with Haider Ali who was also out for a golden duck as their top order struggled and put them on the back foot right from the start.
  • Changes are unlikely for this game but the pressure is on their batsmen to do much better with their locals especially needing to improve as they come up against a Sultans batting order that does possess plenty of firepower.

THE PREDICTION

Both the Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi lost their opening games so they will be desperate to get a win on the board. There is pressure on both of them to improve dramatically on their opening performances but it is the Sultans who will have been more pleased with their display despite losing. They looked to be on course for victory before Lewis Gregory’s heroics for Islamabad and they still have plenty of room for improvement. Their top order is strong with Rizwan, Lynn, Vince and Rossouw forming a strong quartet at the top especially compared to their opponents. Peshawar’s weakness at the top of their batting could leave them exposed once again and the Sultans are favoured to take advantage of that and overpower them here.

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