The fifth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will see Peshawar Zalmi taking on Multan Sultans at the National Stadium in Karachi on 23rd February.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. It will be aired live on the Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD channel.

Preview: Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans, 5th Match

In the sixth edition of the PSL, Peshawar Zalmi were heavily reliant on veterans like Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal. However, they’ve eased the pressure on their top order by recruiting David Miller, Ravi Bopara and Iman-ul-Haq. David Miller has a T20 strike rate of 138.02, with Ravi Bopara having a good average of 35.57. In addition, Tom Kohler-Cadmore also appears to be a shrewd signing for Peshawar Zalmi as he has a T20 average of 29.68 and strike rate of 141.19.

Multan Sultans is a team which has experience in its spin department and firepower in its batting. The trio of Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir and Sohail Tanvir have loads of T20 experience. The addition of Rizwan and Adam Lyth in the squad appears to be another shrewd move. Shan Masood and Co will be keen to continue their winning legacy against Zalmi by posting a victory in the next game.

Pitch report

The recent stats show that the pitch at the National Stadium will likely favor both the batsmen and the bowlers. The bowling side will be dominating in the initial stages, with the batsmen ruling in the later half.

Weather report

The weather at the National Stadium in Karachi will be clear on Tuesday. An average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and humidity of around 75% is expected during the game.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score at the National Stadium in Karachi is 160+.

Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans probable XI

Peshawar Zalmi Probable XI

Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Imran

Peshawar Zalmi complete squad

Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, David Miller, Sherfane Rutherford, Liam Livingstone, Umaid Asif, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bopara, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Irfan, Ibrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir Khan, Muhammad Imran

Multan Sultans Probable XI

Chris Lynn, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dhani

Multan Sultans complete squad

Mohammad Rizwan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahid Afridi, Chris Lynn, Imran Tahir, Sohail Tanvir, Khushdil Shah, James Vince, Adam Lyth, Imran Khan Sr., Mohammad Umar, Shahnawaz Dhani, Sohaibullah, Sohail Khan, Usman Qadir, Sohaib Maqsood

Wicketkeepers: Kamrna Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen: David Miller, Haider Ali, Chris Lynn, Shan Masood

All-rounders: Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi

Bowlers: Wahab Riaz, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sohail Tanvir

Man of the match prediction

Chris Lynn is the likely prospect for the man of the match title in the next game.

Winner prediction

The upcoming game will be the first instance when Peshawar Zalmi will lock horns with Multan Sultans in PSL 2021. The two sides met on two occasions in the fifth edition of the PSL, where Multan Sultans registered a victory in both games. With a well-balanced batting and bowling lineup, Peshawar Zalmi and Multa Sultans will be looking to post a victory in the next game. But one would back Multan Sultans to win the match at the National Stadium in Karachi. Check our recommended PSL Betting Sites below. 

Last Updated on February 25, 2021