Peshawar Zalmi (PZ), who recently lost to Quetta Gladiators, are currently in a difficult situation, exactly like their opponent on Friday, Multan Sultans (MS). After eight games, both teams have eight points and cannot afford to lose a game since the Gladiators are just behind them in the standings. There will thus be tension in both camps when these two clubs face off against one another on March 10 in the upcoming PSL 2023, but they must get over it to succeed.
Incidentally, the team led by Babar Azam batted beautifully in the previous game. Saim Ayub, the skipper’s opening partner, scored 74 runs off just 34 deliveries while the captain himself hammered a stunning century (115 off 65). In 20 overs, Zalmi placed 240 runs on the board thanks to a brilliant cameo from Rovman Powell, who scored 35* off 18 deliveries. The squad was terrible with the ball, despite their incredible bat skills. Wahab Riaz and Mujeeb Ur Rahman each took one wicket, but they both need to significantly improve if they are to compete against the Sultans in the following game.
Over the previous three games, the Mohammad Rizwan-led Sultans have lost all three of their contests. During the competition, their batting has been mediocre, but in the most recent game, the bowlers also had a lifeless appearance. The team’s batsmen Shan Masood and Tim David played well, but all of the bowlers allowed more than eight runs per over, resulting in a two-wicket loss for the Sultans to Islamabad United. In order for the team to succeed moving forward, they, like Zalmi, must significantly enhance their ball-handling skills.
PZ Vs MS
Peshawar Zalmi Vs Multan Sultans, 27th Match, PSL 2023
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Date & Time: March 10, 2023, 7:00 PM PST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Daraz App, Tapmad TV, Jazz Tamasha
In Rawalpindi, the playing surface has greatly favored the hitters. Anything above 220 is readily chasable, so the batters must start out in full rage. While hitting generally gets easier in the second inning, bowling first will be the logical decision.
Probable Playing XI:
Peshawar Zalmi (PZ):
Mohammad Haris, Babar Azam (C), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell, Aamer Jamal, Wahab Riaz, Azmatullah Omarzai, Haseebullah Khan (WK), Arshad Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Multan Sultans (MZ):
Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan(C & WK), David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Mohammad Ilyas, Ihsanullah, Abbas Afridi
Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter:
Babar Azam, the captain of the Zalmi, has 343 runs in eight games thus far in the campaign. He can annihilate any bowling lineup at the moment because of his incredible form. He presently ranks third in the competition in terms of runs scored, and he plans to increase that total.
Probable best bowler:
Ihsanullah, a young player, is now the tournament’s top wicket-taker. He has been outstanding with the new ball so far, taking 18 wickets from eight games.
Today’s Match Prediction (PSL 8 Match 27)