Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi
The next match of the PSL 2021 is Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi, to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi at 11:30 p.m. (IST). This is a very crucial stage of the tournament, and both teams would want to win this game to make their spot in the top four a bit easier.
Multan Sultans are coming out of a win against Karachi Kings in their last match. They set a good target for Karachi and displayed a good bowling performance in the second innings. Karachi was batting well, and they almost got to the target. But, in the end, Multan’s bowlers stepped up to the situation and got them back in the game. Multan Sultans won the match by 12 runs.
Peshawar Zalmi played their last game against Quetta Gladiators, and it was solely their game. They set a huge target of 198 runs and were brilliant throughout. In the next innings, the bowlers were on point too. The restricted Gladiators for just 136. They won the match by 61 runs.
This encounter is going to be crucial for the teams as this will decide their future in the playoffs. Both the teams will give their all to win this match, and some of the players will be very important for their teams. Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Rizwan, the captains of teams, have been performing well and are looking in good touch. Wahab Riaz, especially, after the resumption, has been very economical. Shoaib Malik, David Miller, and Sohaib Maqsood will also be important for their respective teams.
The pitch has seen some high scores after the resumption, however, this might not be the case in this match. The wicket has become a bit sticky, and the ball is not coming on to the ball easily. The par score in these conditions should be 165.
Some targets have been defended here recently, but it would still be wise to win the toss and bowl first. Dew will be a factor here that could trouble while bowling second.