MS vs PZ Match Preview

The Multan Sultans team has been in terrific touch after their back-to-back victories. They will be a formidable challenge for the Peshawar outfit, which is struggling currently. The Multan captain, Mohammad Rizwan, played a great inning in their last encounter, taking them to a win. He has been pretty consistent in recent matches and will be expecting other middle-order batters to do well. They have the requisite firepower in their ranks, such as Dawid Malan, Yasir Khan, and Reeza Hendricks.

Dawid Malan made an excellent start to his campaign this year, hitting a half-century in this game. But he was dismissed for a duck in his last couple of games. His poor show would have hurt the Multan team, but their other batters rose to the occasion. As usual, Rizwan has been a reliable batter for Multan and will also be a key batter in this game. The most consistent bowler for Multan has been Muhammad Ali. Even Abbas Afridi has looked good and is a critical seamer in this lineup. Usama Mir will be expected to do well, too.

Peshawar Zalmi is off to the worst possible start to their campaign in their bid for the PSL title for the 2024 season. They will be looking to avoid a hattrick of losses. Their skipper, Babar Azam, hit fifties in their first two games. However, his efforts could not get the team victories, and the team crashed to massive defeats. Although Azam scored 72 runs in the first game, the team could muster up just 154 runs. The other Peshawar top batters are Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Mohammad Haris.

Peshawar has some proper batting in their lower middle order. They have the services of Asif Ali and Rovman Powell, and on paper, it is a substantial batting order and can cause a problem or two for the Multan bowling attack. The Peshawar bowling attack will be under pressure after the hammering they received at the hands of Kieron Pollard in their last match. Some key bowlers in this attack for Peshawar are Waqar Salamkheil, Salman Irshad, and Luke Wood. These bowlers have not been in great form and will have to do well to get the team the first victory of the season against a powerful opposition.

Weather Report

We will likely get warm and clear weather in Multan during this game. The temperature during this contest will be close to 20 degrees. The relative humidity will be low, and we will get dry weather during the game. There is no chance of getting showers during this contest.

Pitch Report

The Multan Cricket Stadium is a commonly used surface in Pakistan for domestic T20 games. This wicket is flat and hard. It is easier to score runs in the first inning. But, as the match progresses, you can find assistance for spinners and seamers.

Notable stats

Babar Azam has had an excellent average-to-strike rate ratio in recent games.

Babar Azam has scored runs with an average of 54.56 and a strike rate of 152.48 in his last nine games.

Abbas Afridi has a terrific bowling strike rate in his last ten games.

Abbas Afridi has picked up 19 wickets from his last ten matches with a strike rate of 11.52.

Team News

This is just the beginning of the season, so no major injury updates are available for either team.

MS vs PZ Probable 11

MS Playing 11

  • Mohammad Rizwan (C)
  • Dawid Malan
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Yasir Khan
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Khushdil Shah
  • David Willey
  • Usama Mir
  • Abbas Afridi
  • Mohammad Ali
  • Shahnawaz Dahani

PZ Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Mohammad Haris (Wk)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Rovman Powell
  • Asif Ali
  • Aamer Jamal
  • Luke Wood
  • Mohammad Zeeshan
  • Waqar Salamkheil
  • 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

The Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi teams have made exactly opposite kinds of starts to their campaigns in the 2024 edition of PSL. Multan leads the points table with three wins on the trot, while Peshawar is at the bottom with two losses in a row. Multan is also playing at home. We will bet on Multan to win this contest and secure their grip at the top of the points table.

Top Picks

Babar Azam: Babar Azam has scored 491 runs from his last nine games with an average of 54.56 and a strike rate of 152.48.

Mohammad Rizwan: Rizwan is a crucial top-order batter for Peshawar. He has scored 357 runs in his last ten games.

Abbas Afridi: Abbas Afridi has picked up 19 scalps from his last ten games with a strike rate of 11.52.

Saim Ayub: Ayub is another batter doing well currently and has scored 326 runs in his last ten games with a strike rate of 170.68.

MS vs PZ Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rizwan (VC)

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

All-rounders: I Ahmed, R Powell

Bowlers: L Wood, D Willey, U Mir, S Irshad

MS vs PZ Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction