PSL 5: Match 27 We’re in the fag end of this tournament, and every game out of here will be enormous in the context of the game play. Even though Multan Sultans have qualified and are hanging at the Peak of the table, each of the other five groups still has a chance of making it into the top. Peshawar Zalmi is one of the very best ones to create it into the playoffs.
Multan Sultans last missing a match back on February 22. Ever since that time, they have had four wins and two washouts. Moreover, they have been notable in the manner in which they have played have run throughout the competitions also.
Meanwhile, the Peshawar Zalmi are inconsistent during this year. They have lost and won alternately in multiple cases. In their past four games, they have won two and lost two. Regardless of the batsmen getting big scores occasionally, the bowling has failed to guard the dent, such as the previous match in which they neglected to shield 187. Hence, Peshawar should step up and increase their game within this must-win circumstance.
Pitch Report & Conditions
Corona Virus is now the talk of the city, along with also the National Stadium in Karachi will have vacant stands. But, it has generated some exceptional pitches for batsmen. They have appreciated the conditions and also have got high scores. The average score batting has been 150 in this championship in the National Stadium in Karachi. Weather-wise, it appears all crystal clear, and there’s absolutely no rain about to sabotage the match. The temperatures should range between 21 and 24 degrees.
Skipper Shan Masood and Zeeshan Ashraf Are inconsistent at the Peak of the order. James Vince and Rilee Rossouw appear to be in great shape. The latter is the top run-getter of this group as he has made 189 runs. Vince might have batted in only five innings but is hitting the ball quite well and contains a strike-rate of 166.66.
Moeen Ali and Shahid Afridi give that all-round equilibrium and may affect with both ball and bat. Imran Tahir has headed the charge with the chunk. He has taken ten wickets on an average of all 15.60. Sohail Tanvir was also adequate, selecting seven wickets out of as many matches.
Probable XI: Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Shan Masood (c), Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Shahid Afridi, Khushdil Shah, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Ilyas, Sohail Tanvir
Tom Banton has fought on the Peak of the sequence also. Meanwhile, it is Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik who has been good in this tournament up to now. They have great averages and strike-rates.
Skipper Wahab Riaz appears to be leading the charge with the chunk in the front. He has picked up ten wickets and seems to be in a great rhythm. Hasan Ali was inconsistent but is gradually getting back to his best.
Probable XI: Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Carlos Brathwaite, Wahab Riaz (c), Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali
James Vince — Multan Sultans | Kamran Akmal — Peshawar Zalmi
Match Timings — 19:30 IST, 19:00 neighborhood
The forecast is for the Multan Sultans to win the game.
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