MS vs PZ Match Preview

With most of their batters being in great touch and the bowlers doing a fine restriction job it is no surprise that Multan Sultans are leading this year's PSL all the way.  Their skipper, Mohammad Rizwan, was their leading run-getter in the 2023 edition of the competition. He hit his third fifty of the competition on Sunday. Their wicket-keeper batter Usman Khan grabbed all the headlines here with a superb hundred in his last game. Reeza Hendricks has also been one of the batters with an excellent record in this year's competition.

The leading bowler for Multan Sultans in the last year in the T20 format has been Usama Mir. He has picked up 23 scalps from his previous 12 games with an average of 15.00. Abbas Afridi has also done an excellent job with the ball for Multan Sultans picking up 18 wickets from his last ten games with an average of 18.72. The right-arm medium-fast bowler Mohammad Ali has also picked up 24 wickets from his previous seven games with an average of 13.14. These will be the top bowlers the Multan management will look at to pick up most of the wickets.

The game on Monday started well for the Peshawar Zalmi outfit. Saim Ayub appeared in great touch when he bowled out the dangerous customer Alex Hales. He picked up Hales on the first ball of the game. But that was the game's only bright moment for the Zalmi outfit. Islamabad managed to raise a big score of 196 runs for the loss of 196 runs for four wickets. The Peshawar Zalmi team lost the wickets of Rovman Powell and Babar Azam early on in their innings for ducks. 

Although Aamer Jamal hit a superb 87 from 49 balls, this target was too large for the Peshawar side. This is an excellent opportunity for the Peshawar team to regroup and return to winning ways. They have players like Babar Azam, who rarely fail twice in their ranks. So, they can spring a surprise in this game and defeat the Multan Sultans in this encounter. In this game, the top bowlers for the Peshawar team are Saim Ayub, Salman Irshad, and Arif Yaqoob.

Weather Report

We are likely to get warm and sunny conditions for this contest. The temperatures during this contest will be close to 12 degrees. The relative humidity will also be on the lower side, and you can expect dry conditions for the game. However, we might get cloud cover at some stage during the game, although there is no possibility of getting rain during this game.

Pitch Report

The pitch on offer at the Rawalpindi venue will be a batting-friendly one. However, spinners will likely play a significant role as they are likely to get some turn from the track. The wicket tends to get slow as the game progresses. Batting under the lights in the second inning will be the preferred choice for captains.

Notable stats

Usama Mir has had a terrific strike rate in recent games.

Usama Mir has picked up wickets with a strike rate 11.1 in his last ten games.

Multan Sultans has a terrific recent record against Peshawar Zalmi.

Multan Sultans has a 4-1 edge in their last five games against Peshawar Zalmi. But the Peshawar team has won the previous match played earlier in the competition.

Team News

There do not seem to be any injury updates for this contest. You can pretty much expect the entire teams to be up for this contest.

MS vs PZ Probable 11

MS Playing 11

  • Mohammad Rizwan (C)
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Usman Khan (Wk)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Tayyab Tahir
  • Chris Jordan
  • David Willey
  • Usama Mir
  • Mohammad Ali
  • Shahnawaz Dahani

PZ Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Mohammad Haris (Wk)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Paul Walter
  • Rovman Powell
  • Aamer Jamal
  • Luke Wood
  • Mohammad Zeeshan
  • Arif Yaqoob
  • Salman Irshad
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Although the Peshawar Zalmi team did a reasonable job in the competition, the Multan Sultans did much better. They have won six games and are the clear leaders in the points table. But remember that their only defeat in the competition was against Peshawar Zalmi. But all in all, Multan will be a favorite to win this contest.

Top Picks

Usama Mir: Usama Mir has picked up twenty victims from his last ten games for Multan Sultans with a strike rate of 11.1.

Babar Azam: Azam has scored 509 runs in his last nine games with a strike rate of 152.85 and an average of 63.63.

Usman Khan: Usman Khan has scored 383 runs from his six games with an average of 76.6 and a strike rate of 187.74.

Mohammad Haris: Mohammad Haris has scored 280 runs in his last ten games with a strike rate of 169.69 and an average of 31.11.

MS vs PZ Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rizwan (VC), U Khan

Batters: R Hendricks, B Azam (C), S Ayub

All-rounders: C Jordan, I Ahmed, R Powell

Bowlers: L Wood, D Willey, U Mir

MS vs PZ Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction