Even contest on hand as Multan Sultans take on Lahore Qalandars - get predictions, tips
Multan Sultans (MUL) will take on Lahore Qalandars (LAH) in the 28th game of the Pakistan Super League 2021 on Friday, June 18, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Hot and clear weather is expected for this game. The pitch at the venue has aided batsmen in the past with the average score being around the 148-run mark.
MUL vs LAH Dream11 prediction
In their previous game, Multan Sultan beat Quetta Gladiators by 110 runs. On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars lost to Quetta by 18 runs in their last match.
When the two teams met earlier in the competition, the Multan Sultan beat Lahore Qalandars by seven wickets. That said, there is little to separate the two teams as they are close to each other in the points table.
MUL vs LAH best players to pick for PSL 2021 fantasy team
Top tip: Best batsmen
Shan Masood opened the batting for Multan and helped his team win the game with his batting exploits. His 42-ball 73, which included seven boundaries and four sixes set the tone for his side. Along with captain Mohammad Rizwan, Multan have a formidable opening pair.
Fakhar Zaman has not been at his best lately. That said, his ability to score runs quickly in the powerplay will always make him a useful pick in fantasy cricket. On his day, the southpaw can win games single-handedly.
Top tip: Best bowlers
Shahnawaz Dhani has been one of the leading bowlers for Multan in PSL 2021. The 22-year-old has picked up 10 wickets in his last five games. Although he is not very highly-priced in fantasy leagues, he is consistently giving useful fantasy cricket points.
Rashid Khan is arguably the best bowler in the T20 format. The champion spinner rarely goes wicketless and is also very frugal in giving away runs. His five-wicket haul against Peshawar Zalmi also won him the man of the match award. Drop him and you are likely to pay a big price.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Mohammad Hafeez can be a handy pick in the all-rounder category. The veteran Pakistani will bat in the top-order and will also contribute with his off spin. In the T20 format, Hafeez has been one of the biggest assets for Pakistan in the recent past.
Multan Sultans' skipper Mohammad Rizwan will be the best pick in the wicket-keeper category. He has been consistent throughout the tournament with the bat and the gloves. His 82 against Peshawar was enough to help Multan win the game a few days ago. He will also open the batting and can exploit the field restrictions in the powerplay.
MUL vs LAH probable playing XI
MUL playing XI (probable): Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Blessing Muzarabani, Imran Khan, Shahnawaz Dhani
LAH playing XI (probable): Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Tim David, James Faulkner, Ahmed Daniyal, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shahid Afridi
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