The 16th fixture of PSL 2018 is scheduled between Peshawar Zalmi and the Multan Sultans. The clash will take place today (March 06) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The match will begin at 08:00 PM Local and 09:30 PM IST.
PES- L, W, L, W, W
MUL- W, W, L, NR, W
Shoaib Malik led newcomers, Multan Sultans are high on confidence. They have played 5 matches so far and have registered 3 wins with 1 defeat and 1 match washed out due to rain. In the previous match, Imran Tahir’s hat-trick, Sohail Tanvir’s 3 wickets in 3 over, and Kumar Sangakkara’s half-century helped Multan Sultans thrash Quetta Gladiators by 9 wickets. They are playing as a team and the management is unlikely to make any changes.
The defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi handed a 10 wicket defeat to Lahore Qalandars in their last encounter. With 3 wins and 2 wins in 5 matches, Peshawar Zalmi is gradually gaining the momentum. With the likes of Kamran Akmal, Dwayne Smith and Mohammad Hafeez in the batting, PES looks balanced with Wahab Riaz, Liam Dawson and Hasan Ali taking the charge with the ball. Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rehman will miss out this match as they have departed for national duty. Now, after their departure, the management will have to pick from Andre Fletcher, Rikki Wessels and Chris Jordan. Also, nothing concrete can be said for Darren Sammy and Harris Shoail is still injured.
Mohammad Hafeez (c), Liam Dawson, Kamran Akmal (wk), Dwayne Smith, Sameen Gul, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Hasan Ali, Khalid Usman
Ahmed Shehzad, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Shoaib Malik (c), Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Saif Badar
Kamran Akmal, Dwayne Smith, Wahab Riaz, and Liam Dawson will be a big threat to Multan Sultans while the inform Shoaib Malik, Kumar Sangakkara, Imran Tahir and Sohail Tanvir will have a check on Peshawar Zalmi.
Avg 1st inn score-141
Avg 2nd inn score-125
Highest Total-211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs Pak
Lowest Total-71/10 (19 Ov) by Ken vs IRE
Highest Chased-183/5 (19.4 Ov) by Afg vs UAE
Lowest Defended-144/6 (20 Ov) by Pak vs Eng
In their first encounter, Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 7 wickets. It will be interesting to watch who takes an edge this time. both the teams look equally strong on papers. However, a couple of injuries and unavailability of players have come as a blow for Zalmi. And, this is where Sultans would like to take a charge and turn out as the winner. Moreover, Multan Sultans are more balanced and are slightly better than Zalmi.
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