In the 9th match of the PSL 2024, Multan Sultans will face off against Peshawar Zalmi at Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday, February 23rd, starting at 7:00 pm IST. The pitch in Multan is known to be balanced, with an average first innings score of 166 runs in the last 20 matches. While batting hasn’t been easy on this pitch recently, teams chasing have found success, likely due to the dew factor later in the game.
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MS vs PZ Prediction
The Multan Sultans head into this match sitting pretty at the top of the table, having secured victories against Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, and Lahore Qalandars. On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi is yet to clinch a win, having faced defeats against Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators.
Despite their strong position, the Sultans won’t underestimate Zalmi, but they are expected to continue their winning streak. While Zalmi has suffered losses by 16 runs and 7 wickets, many experts anticipate they’ll bounce back eventually. However, their chances against the Multan Sultans seem slim for now.
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Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi – Our Betting Tips and Analysis
MS vs PZ – Coin Toss
In the previous match at Multan, Lahore Qalandars opted to bat first but ended up losing. Chasing teams have recently won due to dew, especially in Pakistan’s winter.
Captains winning the toss will likely opt to field first, aiming to take advantage of the favorable conditions for chasing under the evening dew.
MS vs PZ – Who Will Win?
Peshawar Zalmi’s season hasn’t kicked off well, and they’re facing a huge challenge against Multan Sultans, who’ve won three matches. Sultans also have Mohammad Rizwan, last year’s top scorer, in peak form. While Zalmi may improve, our prediction favors Multan Sultans to continue their winning streak.
MS vs PZ – Top Batter
In the batting lineup, Multan Sultans’ top picks include Mohammad Rizwan, Reeza Hendricks, and Dawid Malan. Malan, despite facing consecutive ducks, has a history of bouncing back and has already notched a fifty in the tournament. Rizwan boasts an impressive T20 average of 43.49 from 221 innings.
On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi’s key players with the bat will be Babar Azam, Rovman Powell, and Saim Ayub. Despite a shaky start, Ayub showcased his potential with a solid 42 in his debut. Powell, known for his powerful hitting, has amassed over 3600 T20 runs.
MS vs PZ – Top Bowler
In the bowling department, Multan Sultans rely on Mohammad Ali, Abbas Afridi, and Usama Mir. Afridi. Afridi’s recent dismissal of Fakhar Zaman highlights his form, having already bagged six wickets in the tournament. Ali boasts a career strike rate of 14.1 in T20s but has been even more impressive in this PSL season with a striking 9.0.
For Peshawar Zalmi, Luke Wood, Waqar Salamkheil, and Salman Irshad lead the attack. Despite a quiet game against Karachi Kings, Irshad showcased his ability with a strong 3/38 against Quetta Gladiators, totaling 64 wickets in his T20 career. Wood, known for his aggressive style, holds a T20I strike rate of 13.5.
Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi – Batting First Team Scores
A projected score of at least 160 is expected by the team batting first.
MS vs PZ Prediction – Playing XI
- Saim Ayub
- Babar Azam (c)
- Mohammad Haris (wk)
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore
- Rovman Powell
- Asif Ali
- Aamer Jamal
- Luke Wood
- Mohammad Zeeshan
- Salman Irshad
- Waqar Salamkheil
- Mohammad Rizwan (c) (wk)
- Dawid Malan
- Reeza Hendricks
- Yasir Khan
- David Willey
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Khushdil Shah
- Usama Mir
- Abbas Afridi
- Mohammad Ali
- Olly Stone
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans
MS vs PZ Prediction – Betting Tips
- Mohammad Rizwan, after his impressive 82-run knock in the previous game, is a solid bet to be Multan Sultans’ highest run scorer against Peshawar Zalmi.
- Mohammad Ali’s excellent form makes him a promising choice as Multan Sultans’ top wicket-taker in this matchup.
- Babar Azam’s consistent performances make him a reliable option for Peshawar Zalmi’s highest run scorer.
- Luke Wood’s impactful display, securing two wickets in the last fixture, positions him as a likely candidate for Peshawar Zalmi’s top wicket-taker on Friday evening.
- Considering Mohammad Ali’s current form, betting on him to claim over 1.5 wickets in this match seems like a wise choice.
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Last Updated on February 23, 2024