Multan Sultans (MUL) will face 2017 title winners Peshawar Zalmi (PES) in the 21st match of Pakistan Super League 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, June 13.
Both Peshawar and Multan have started their PSL 2021 campaigns in an underwhelming manner, with Zalmi winning three of their six matches and the Sultans winning only two.
PES sit fourth in the points table with six points and a net run rate of 0.139, while MUL sit one place below them with four points and a negative NRR of -0.099.
MUL vs PES Dream11 prediction
Out of the seven encounters between them, Multan have won four matches while Peshawar have three wins. MUL's 12-run over higher-ranked Karachi Kings in the previous match is likely to give them a morale boost as opposed to PES, who come to this fixture at the back of a 10-run defeat against Lahore Qalandars.
MUL vs PES best players for PSL 2021 fantasy team
Top tip: Best batsmen
Multan's middle-order batsman Rilee Rossouw was hitting the ball sweetly against Karachi, after an early collapse of the top order. Rossouw scored 44 runs off 24 balls where he smacked seven boundaries. His calm approach makes him a good pick for any fantasy team.
Veteran batsman Shoaib Malik was the star for Peshawar in the last game. Against Lahore, the middle-order batsman hit 73 runs off 48 balls, hitting seven boundaries and four sixes. Fantasy team owners should capitalize on the batsman's current form.
Top tip: Best bowlers
Multan Sultans’ Imran Khan was brilliant against Karachi in the last match, where the bowler took three wickets in four overs and conceded 28 runs. He could be a useful pick for the clash against Peshawar.
Fabian Allen looked sharp with the ball on a day most of his teammates struggled to find wickets. Allen's 2/26 in three overs was the best spell for PES, and he is expected to extend his momentum against Multan on Sunday.
Top tip: All-rounder and wicket-keeper
PES’ Shoaib Malik will be a handy option for the all-rounder’s role as well. Apart from his batting, the experienced player also pitches in with right-arm off-break bowling from time to time and his economic spells result in managing crucial breakthroughs.
Peshawar Zalmi batsman Kamran Akmal will be a good wicket-keeping option. The opener faces more balls and therefore has a better chance of fetching bonus points apart from the catches and stumpings.
MUL vs PES probable playing XI
Multan Sultans playing XI (probable): Mohd Rizwan (captain & wicket-keeper), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shan Masood, Shimron Hetmyer, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Tahir, Usman Qadir, Sohail Khan, Imran Khan
Peshawar Zalmi playing XI (probable): Kamran Akmal (wicket-keeper), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Wahab Riaz (captain), Umaid Asif, Muhammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan
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