Top 5 Wicket takers in PSL 2021

PSL 2021

PSL 2021 has now concluded, and Multan Sultans lifted their first-ever title. This year was incredible for them, and so was for some of the bowlers who participated in the tournament. The bowlers were on top of their games and contributed more than the batsmen did. Here are the top-5 wicket-takers of this season.

RankPlayerMatWktsOversBBI
1Shahnawaz Dahani112040.24/5
2Wahab Riaz1218474/17
3Shaheen Shah Afridi1016403/14
4JP Faulkner613243/19
5Imran Tahir713253/7
6Hasan Ali101339.52/14
7S Mahmood51218.13/12
8Imran Khan712253/24
9Mohammad Wasim1112404/31
10Rashid Khan811325/20
11B Muzarabani61018.43/31
12Mohammad Irfan1010403/27
13Haris Rauf91035.23/38

#5 Imran Tahir

He just made it to the cut of the top 5 wicket-takers in the season’s final match beating Hasan Ali. Both had a total of 13 in the end, but Imran Tahir had a slightly better Strike Rate. He was wicketless in the first three overs of his spell in the finals but got 3 very crucial wickets in his last over. At this age, he is continuing to not just play, but take wickets as well.

#4 James Faulkner

James Faulkner did not play a single game before the resumption, but after that, he came along for Lahore Qalandars and picked up crucial wickets at important stages of the game. He picked up 13 wickets in just 6 games. If he had played more games, he surely would have been the highest wicket-taker of the season.

#3 Shaheen Shah Afridi

Afridi, with his left-arm pace, has become one the most recognized player in very little time. He is one of the most important bowlers for Lahore Qalandars, and he took the responsibility on himself to take wickets. He was the highest wicket-taker for them, with 16 this season.

#2 Wahab Riaz

Riaz is one of the most experienced campaigners of Pakistan. He is a master of maintaining his lines and lengths, which is one of the most difficult things to do as a fast bowler. This season he had his ups and downs, but he still managed to become the second-highest wicket-taker, with 18 this season. Had he been a little bit more economical, he would have been able to create a lot more pressure on the opposition.

#1 Shahnawaz Dhani

This young pacer from Multan Sultans was silent throughout the tournament, and towards the end of the group stage, he picked wickets much quicker and became the highest wicket-taker. After that, he never looked back. Along with taking wickets, he was fairly economical too. He picked up a total of 20 wickets, out of which he had two four-fers. He surely contributed immensely to his team lifting the trophy.


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Multan Sultans defeat Peshawar Zalmi in the finals of PSL 2021

It’s the end of the finals of PSL season 6. Multan Sultans defeat Peshawar Zalmi by 47 runs. The match was played in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Multan Sultans are crowned champions for the first time in six seasons.

Wahab Riaz captain of Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Opening the batting for Multan Sultans was Shan Maqsood and captain Mohammad Rizwan. The openers got off to a good start and crossed the half-century run stand. Sohaib Maqsood and Rilee Rossouw also crossed half-century run stand. The top 4 batsmen made the major contributions. Rilee Rossouw crossed the half-century mark.  Sohaib Maqsood also crossed the half-century mark. Multan Sultans ended 206/4 in their quota of 20 overs. Sohaib Maqsood was the pick of the batsman for Multan Sultans scoring 65. Sameen Gul and Mohammad Imran were the picks of the bowlers picking up two wickets each for Peshawar Zalmi.

Opening the batting for Peshawar Zalmi were Kamran Akmal and Hazratullah Zazai. Peshawar kept losing quick wickets. No Batsman could settle in with the pressure of chasing down such a big target. Peshawar Zalmi completed 232/ in their quota of 20 overs. For Peshawar Zalmi Shoaib Malik was the pick of the batsmen scoring 48 runs. For Multan Sultans Imran Tahir and was the pick of the bowlers. Picking up 3 wickets. Multan Sultans defeat Peshawar Zalmi by 47 runs.

Sohiab Maqsood won the Man of the Match award.

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Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi Finals of PSL 2021 | What to Expect

The 34th match of the PSL is Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi. To be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi at 9:30 p.m. (IST). It’s the Finals of PSL season 6. Multan Sultans finished second in the points table with 5 wins in 10 games. Peshawar finished third in the points table with 5 wins in 10 games. The two teams faced each other twice this season. Each team winning once.

The winner of the finals will be crowned as the champions of the PSL season 6. Multan would be hoping to win their maiden PSL title. Whereas Peshawar would be looking to win its second title and become the most successful team in PSL with Islamabad United.

Multan Sultans qualified for the finals defeating Islamabad United in the first qualifier. They Qualified for the play-offs coming second in the points table with the best net run rate in the whole tournament. Multan have had a mixed season with winning five matches and losing five. For Multan they would want their top three to give them a good start with fire power down the order. They would also want their other bowlers other than Shahnawaz Dhani to stepup. Captain Rizwan would want the team to perform the way they defeated Islamabad United in the first qualifier.

Peshawar Zalmi qualified for the finals defeating Islamabad united in the second qualifier. They defeated defending champions Karachi Kings in the eliminator. For Peshawar they would want their top order to play the way they have played in the last few matches. In the bowling department they would like everyone to be supporting the captain.

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PSL 2021 Finals: Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi: Head to Head

All the build-up, all the pressure, all the effort has led down to this one final moment. It is time for the much awaited PSL 2021 Finals.

The finals will take place between the two titans of this series Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi. It is just a matter of moments before the winner is decided.

The match is all set for today at 9:30 p.m. at The Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.


Also Read, Peshawar Zalmi defeat Islamabad United to enter the finals of PSL 2021


Head to Head: Match Winnings

Both the teams have faced each other a total of times. Out of the 8 matches, Multan Sultans have won 5. Peshawar Zalmi have managed to win only 3 games.

S.No.Date PlayedWinnerWon byVenue
1Jun 14 2021Multan Sultans8 WicketsSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
2Feb 23 2021Peshawar Zalmi6 WicketsNational Stadium, Karachi
3Mar 13 2020Multan Sultans3 RunsNational Stadium, Karachi
4Feb 26 2020Multan Sultans6 WicketsMultan Cricket Stadium
5Feb 28 2019Peshawar Zalmi7 WicketsDubai International Cricket Stadium
6Feb 24 2019Peshawar Zalmi5 WicketsSharjah Cricket Stadium
7Mar 6 2018Multan Sultans19 RunsDubai International Cricket Stadium
8Feb 22 2018Multan Sultans7 WicketsDubai International Cricket Stadium

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Peshawar Zalmi defeat Islamabad United to enter the finals of PSL 2021

Peshawar Zalmi defeat Islamabad United in the second qualifier to qualify for the finals. the match took place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Multan Sultans will take on Peshawar Zalmi in the finals of the sixth season of the PSL.

Wahab Riaz captain of Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Opening the batting for Islamabad United was the foreign pair of Colin Munro and Usman Khawaja. The batsman from Islamabad got off to a shaky start. Colin Munro was the only batsman who fought hard with the bat. Islamabad kept losing wickets. Before Hasan Ali came and smashed the bowlers all around the park. Islamabad ended 174/9 in their quota of 20 overs. Hasan Ali was the stand-out batsman scoring 45 of just 16 balls. Captain Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif were the picks of the bowler for Peshawar. Picking up 2 wickets each.

Opening the batting for Peshawar Zalmi were Kamran Akmal and Hazratullah Zazai. Peshawar lost 1 quick wicket in the powerplay of Kamran Akmal. Before, Hazratullah Zazai and Jonathan Wells took the charge against the Islamabad bowlers. Both batsmen crossed the half-century mark. Before an important knock from Shoaib Malik helped Peshawar seal the match. Peshawar Zalmi completed 177/2 in 16.5 overs. For Peshawar Zalmi Hazratullah Zazai was the pick of the batsmen scoring 66 runs. For Islamabad United Hasan Ali and Mohammad Wasim was the pick of the bowlers. Picking up 1 wicket each. Hence, Peshawar Zalmi defeat Islamabad United by 8 wickets and 19 balls to spare.

Therefore, Hazratullah Zazai won the Man of the Match Award.

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Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi: What to Expect? | PSL 2021 | Eliminator 2

Just before the final showdown in the PSL 2021, the match that is going to seal the fate for both teams is Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi.

Islamabad United will be playing this game as another chance of redemption after being beaten in the qualifier by Multan Sultans. Sultans are already in the Finals. It’s just a matter of moments before we find out which two teams will compete in the finals.

Peshawar have this as a second test of their mettle even after winning in the Eliminator 1.

The match is all set for today at 9:30 p.m. at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.


Also Read, Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United | Eliminator 2 | Head to head


What to Expect? : Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi

Islamabad has had a great season so far, however, they were sloppy in the Qualifiers. They will be looking forward to amending their mistakes. On the other hand, Peshawar has won this second chance with a great effort and they won’t let this go easily. All in all it will be an exciting match and we will see the two giants collide with all their might.


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Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United | Eliminator 2 | Head to head

It is the second Eliminator, and the battle is Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United. Islamabad United lost the Qualifier against Multan Sultans, who qualified for the finals, and Peshawar Zalmi won the first Eliminator against Karachi Kings, to the second Eliminator. Both the teams would want to win the match and head to play the finals against Multan Sultans.

Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United- head to head

YearTotalWon by Islamabad UnitedWon by Peshawar ZalmiNo result
2015-163120
2016-172200
2017-183120
20193120
20202011
20212110

Most Runs

PlayerTeamRuns
Kamran AkmalPeshawar Zalmi439
Dwayne SmithIslamabad United184
Asif AliIslamabad United179
Tamim IqbalPeshawar Zalmi174
Sharjeel KhanIslamabad United154

Most Wickets

PlayerTeamWickets
Wahab RiazPeshawar Zalmi21
Hasan AliPeshawar Zalmi16
Mohammad SamiIslamabad United12
Shadab KhanIslamabad United10
Samit PatelIslamabad United8

Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United- last encounter

Their last encounter was particularly a high-scoring one. Peshawar Zalmi sent in Islamabad United to bat first, and they made the most of it. Usman Khawaja opened the innings and scored a brilliant century in just 56 balls. All the other batsmen, who got the chance to bat, also played excellent cricket, and each scored more than 40 runs. Islamabad United set a target of 248, which is the highest in the history of PSL.

In the second innings, Peshawar Zalmi’s senior players stepped up and scored the most runs. Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik, both scored half-centuries. Peshawar Zalmi put in a good effort and got close to the target, but unfortunately could not get the win. Islamabad United won the match by just 15 runs.


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PSL2021|Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings|Fantasy picks

The first eliminator of PSL2021 will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings today at 11:30 pm IST. Below here, are the fantasy picks.

Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings

Peshawar Zalmi finished 3rd on the points table of PSL2021. They have won 5 out of their 10 games. Their tournament was a decent one. Despite losing half of their games, they had a good net run rate. Because they won plenty of their games by a big margin and lost some games closely.

Karachi Kings too have won 5 of their 10 games. They were rather inconsistent in this tournament. They lost couple of games by a huge margin and hence their net run rate was -0.115. Their qualifying chances depended on Lahore Qalandars’ win which eventually did not happen. They won their last group stage game against Quetta Gladiators and so qualified for the play offs.

Fantasy Picks

Babar Azam:

BAbar Azam has been the highest run scorer in the PSL 2021. Our fantasy picks select him as the foremost player of the team. He scores slowly in the beginning but can escalate very easily. The previous match saw him getting plumb to Wahab Riaz’s ball. He would be pumped up to take his revenge.

Sharjeel Khan:

Sharjeel Khan has been equally good for Karachi Kings. He has one century to his name and is the 4th highest run scorer of the PSL2021. The list of highest six hitters sees Sharjeel Khan on top of it. He should be 1 from your 11 fantasy picks

Kamran Akmal:

Kamran Akmal might not be up their on the list of highest run scorers. But his contribution for the team has been amazing. He performs well under pressure as well and will play a crucial role in the eliminator.

Shoaib Malik:

The veteran Pakistan all rounder has been the biggest asset for Peshawar Zalmi. He can take games deep and play match winning knocks.

Najibullah Zadran:

This afghan player is a dynamite. Najibullah stonks the ball out of the ground easily. He played a terrific knock against Islamabad United. Although his knock went in vain, it was an important one.

Imad Wasim:

Imad Wasim, the captain of Karachi Kings should be one of your fantasy picks for the game. His all round abilities provide balance to the team. The last knock of his against Quetta Gladiators won Karachi the game.

Sherfane Rutherford:

Sherfane Rutherford has been vital to Peshawar Zalmi’s team combination. He is expected to perform today and be the trump card.

Wahab Riaz:

Peshawar’s skipper rattled Karachi Kings the last time these teams met. He scalped Babar Azam for a golden duck and that was the turning point of the match. He is in a terrific form.

Noor Ahmed:

Noor Ahmed has been decent for Karachi Kings. Bowlers like him always surprise in knockout games. It’s the young guns who win you games.

Abrar Ahmed:

Abrar Ahmed partnered Wahab Riaz to strangulate Karachi Kings in their previous encounter. He took 3 wickets in 4 overs and gave just 14 runs.

Mohammad Irfan:

Mohammad Irfan, the tall giant pacer extracts huge biunce from the Abu Dhabi pitches and the batsmen fall on their knees. He has been amazing for Peshawar Zalmi.

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Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings: What To Expect? | Eliminator 1 | PSL 2021

The time that decides everything for these teams is at hand. The PSL 2021 is almost at an end but the pressure leading to the final moments is intense. It is time for Eliminator 1 between Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings.

The game is scheduled for today at 11:30 p.m. at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Peshawar Zalmi ended up in the 3rd position on the points table followed by Karachi Kings in the 4th position.


Also Read, Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans: Fantasy Team | Qualifier 1 | PSL 2021


What To Expect? : Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings

The match is critical for both teams as it may be their last in this tournament. The winner of the Eliminator 1 will face the loser of Qualifier 1 tomorrow at 9:30 p.m.

Peshawar Zalmi has maintained a dominant force over Karachi Kings in the past. They will be looking forward to maintaining the same pressure on Karachi.

Karachi has not had a very good season. They lost a few matches they could have easily won. They will be looking forward to amending those mistakes by not giving Peshawar an early edge in the game in the starting overs.
All in all, it is for sure that this game is going to be played with maximum zeal by both teams.


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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans: Fantasy Team | Qualifier 1 | PSL 2021

The PSL 2021 has coming to a very interesting level now. It is time for the Qualifier 1: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans. The game is all set for today at 6:30 p.m. at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Islamabad United have been on top of the table in this years PSL followed by Multan Sultans on the second place.


Also Read, Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans | What to expect| PSL 2021


Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans: Top Performers (Head to Head)

Here is a compilation of the top head to head performers for you to choose the fantasy XI for yourself.

Best Batting Performances

Most Runs

  1. Luke Ronchi- 233
  2. James Vince- 147
  3. Hussain Talat- 143
  4. Shan Masood- 106
  5. Kieron Pollard- 101

Highest Scores

  1. Luke Ronchi- 74
  2. Kieron Pollard- 73
  3. Mohammad Rizwan- 71
  4. James Vince– 61*
  5. Shan Masood- 59

Best Strike Rate

  1. Andre Russell- 200.00
  2. Daniel Christian- 177.78
  3. Muhammad Akhlaq- 173.33
  4. Colin Munro- 170.45
  5. Shahid Afridi- 168.75

Best Bowling Performances

Most Wickets

  1. Shadab Khan-8
  2. Mohammad Wasim-7
  3. Shahid Afridi-7
  4. Faheem Ashraf-7
  5. Amad Butt-6

Best Bowling

  1. Amad Butt-4/27
  2. Mohammad Wasim-4/31
  3. Rumman Raees-3/14
  4. Daniel Christian-3/19
  5. Imran Tahir-3/19

Best Economy Rate

  1. Ali Shafiq-2.75
  2. Steven Finn-3.50
  3. Khushdil Shah-4.00
  4. Hasan Ali-4.00
  5. Shahnawaz Dhani-5.25

Our Fantasy XI:

  • Muhammad Akhlaq
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Usman Khawaja (C)
  • Colin Munro
  • Sohaib Maqsood (VC)
  • Shan Masood
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Imran Tahir
  • Imran Khan
  • Hasan Ali

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