PSL Match 13: PZ vs MS Preview

PSL Match 13: PZ vs MS Preview
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PSL Match 13: PZ vs MS Preview

Peshawar Zalmi will challenge the Multan Sultans in the 13th match of Pakistan Super League 2022. 

Multan Sultans are the only side in the tournament who are yet to lose a match. They are on a four match winning streak and are at the top of the points table. They are playing as a unit with their batters and bowlers performing very consistently. The likes of Shan Masood, Rilee Rossow, Khushdil Shah, David Willey etc. have been in good form and performing really well for the Multans. Mohammad Rizwan hasn’t been at his best after the first two games but expect him to come good and lead the team from the front. 

Peshawar Zalmi, on the contrary, had a mixed tournament till now as they’ve won 2 games and lost 2. They won their last match after losing two games on a trot. Their batting, the middle-order in particular, have been playing at a very low strike-rate and they’ll need to rectify that quickly. Their management made a big blunder in the last match sending Ben Cutting ahead of inform Sherfane Rutherford. Rutherford and Malik are the two batters apart from the openers who are doing well for Peshawar.

Their bowling however, is looking quite weak with Wahab Riaz absolutely failing to pick wickets or stop the flow of runs. Only Usman Qadir is bowling well while Mohammad Usman who played his first match last night picked 3 wickets. It will be very tough for Peshawar to win against the mighty Multan side.


Probable Playing XI

Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal(wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz (c), Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad, Mohammad Umar

Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Tim David, David Willey, Imran Khan, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dahani, Abbas Afridi


Pitch Report

An excellent batting strip will be waiting for the batters to come on the crease and play their shots. It will be a belter of a wicket and expect a lot of sixes and boundaries and a very high scoring match. Teams will look to chase taking the dew factor in consideration. The average 1st innings score on this wicket is 189 runs. Chasing teams have won 29 matches out of 42 played here.


Head to Head

Overall: Peshawar lead 6-3


Key Players

Peshawar Zalmi

●    Shoaib Malik: Malik is an experienced campaigner and is going very strong in this PSL 2022. He scored 52 runs off just 28 balls in the last match and took his side past 170 mark. Malik will be a very crucial player for Peshawar. 

●    Sherfane Rutherford: Sherfane Rutherford is in outstanding form. He scored 70 runs in the second last match but was surprisingly demoted in the last match and it cost Zalmi 20-30 runs at least. He is expected to bat up in this match and will be a vital part of the Zalmi batting unit. 

●    Liam Livingstone: Englishman Liam Livingstone is expected to play this game and it will be a huge boost for Zalmi. Livingstone is one of the hardest hitters of the ball and is very handy with his spin bowling as well. 

●    Hazratullah Zazai: Zazai is a very attacking opening batter and can change the course of the match if he plays for a few overs. The onus will be on him to provide a good start to his side. 

Multan Sultans

●    Shan Masood: Masood has been in excellent form and is the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament with 240 runs at an average of 60 and striking at 152.86. 

●    Mohammad Rizwan: Rizwan scored two consecutive fifties in the first two matches but has failed to get going in the last two games. He is a consistent performer and this might be his day today after two failures. 

●    Khushdil Shah: Khushdil Shah has been brilliant with his bowling. He has the most number of wickets in PSL 2022 - 9 wickets in 4 matches. Shah picked 4 wickets in the last match. 

●    Tim David: Tim David showed his class in the last match, scoring 71 runs off just 29 balls. He decimated the Islamabad bowling and will look to do the same in this game as well. 


Match Ups
Rizwan vs Wahab: 50 off 32 for 1 dismissal
Livingstone vs Tahir: 21 runs off 16 for 1 dismissal
Zazai vs Tahir: 28 runs off 12 balls for no dismissals
Malik vs Tahir: 33 runs off 15 balls for no dismissals


Fantasy Prediction 

Top Captain and Vice-Captain picks:

●    Shan Masood
●    Mohammad RIzwan
●    Khushdil Shah
●    Sherfane Rutherford
●    Hazratullah Zazai
●    Liam Livingstone


Disclaimer:  These teams are based on the writer's understanding of the game and do not guarantee to win in fantasy cricket. Users are advised to create their own teams with the information provided.

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