MS vs PZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 17, 2023

MS vs PZ Match Prediction - Feb 17, 2023

Peshawar Zalmi will be looking to claim the number 1 spot in the points table as they take on the Multan Sultans on Friday in the latest season of the Pakistan Super League.

A look at the odds offered by most cricket betting sites suggests that the Multan Sultans hold are slightly ahead in this contest. However, looking at the way that Peshawar Zalmi played in their opening match, we are sure to have a close contest on our hands. 


MS vs PZ Team Previews

Multan Sultans

After losing their opening match of the season to the Lahore Qalandars by just 1 run, the Multan Sultans came back strongly in their next match, defeating the Quetta Gladiators quite convincingly.

It was a brilliant bowling effort by the Sultans as they bowled out the Gladiators with just 110 runs on the board. Young Ihsanullah, who is playing his second season in the PSL bowled a superb spell, picking up 5 wickets for 12 runs in his 4 overs. Sameen Gul, Abbas Afridi, and Usma Mir too were among the wicket-takers, which is a big positive for the Sultans after a mediocre bowling effort in the first game.

During the chase, Mohammad Rizwan continued with his excellent form and scored an unbeaten 28. But it was Rilee Rossouw who stole the limelight by scoring 78 of 42 deliveries as the Sultans sailed through by 9 wickets, greatly improving their NRR. With the likes of Kieron Pollard, David Miller, and Khushdil Shah batting lower down the order, the Multan Sultans have one of the strongest batting line-ups in the PSL.

The bowling too appears to be in good shape but in a setback, their pace spearhead Shahnawaz Dahani has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a fractured finger. 


Multan Sultans Playing 11

Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Sameen Gul, Ihsanullah.

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi had a perfect start to the season as they defeated the Karachi Kings in the opening match. <br /> Asked to bat first, Peshawar were 2 wickets down with just 16 runs on the board. However, Babar Azam and Tom Kohler-Cadmore put up a 139-run partnership to help their team reach a mammoth 199 runs in 20 overs.

The bowling effort was a bit underwhelming despite having such a huge total to defend and the match went down to the very last over. Peshawar did manage to hold their nerve and in the end, won the game by 2 runs. In addition to Babar Azam and Kohler-Cadmore, Peshawar Zalmi will depend on Mohammad Haris and Bhanuka Rajapaksa to score some runs here.

They have a couple of good all-rounders in the form of James Neesham and Shakib Al-Hasan who can score some quick runs toward the end of the innings. Wahab Riaz will lead the pace attack and will be aided by Khurram Shahzad and Salman Irshad, while Shakib and Sufiyan Muqeem are the two spinners on the team. 

Peshawar Zalmi Playing 11

Mohammad Haris, Babar Azam, Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, James Neesham, Wahab Riaz, Khurram Shehzad, Salman Irshad, Sufiyan Muqeem.

MS vs PZ Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The Multan Cricket Stadium has a good surface to bat on but it also does offer assistance to the bowlers,  especially early on in the game. The average first-inning score here is around 165. However, the team batting first will be looking to score over 180 to feel safe. The weather is expected to be clear with temperatures ranging from 19-25 degrees Celsius. 


MS vs PZ Betting Tips

The Multan Sultans have an excellent batting line-up and most of their batsmen are in good touch. That said, Peshawar too has a strong batting line-up but lacks the depth. Also, the bowling seems to be a bit weak and can crack against a strong team like the Multan Sultans.

Bet on Multan Sultans to win. 


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    Top Batsman for Peshawar Zalmi

    Tom Kohler-Cadmore (5.00)


Kohler-Cadmore had an excellent outing in the recently concluded ILT20 where he played for the Sharjah Warriors and was the top-scorer for his team. He has carried his form in the PSL too, scoring a brilliant 92 off 50 deliveries against the Karachi Kings. We are therefore backing him to be the top batsman for his team here.

Today Match Prediction

Multan Sultans To Win the Match, 1.74

Bet Tip Here

Who will win MS vs PZ

Multan Sultans 73.20% (377)
Peshawar Zalmi 26.80% (138)
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