Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi: June 13, PSL 2021 Prediction
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi square off in the 21st match of this 2021 season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The two teams finished at contrasting ends of the points table after the first half of the tournament.
Multan Sultans could manage just one win from their five games in the first half and were placed fifth on the points table. They have two successive losses on either side of their win which came against Lahore Qalandars. While their batting has fared pretty well with Mohammad Rizwan leading the charge, the bowling has lacked bite. They have leaked a lot of runs and haven’t even been able to defend scores of 190+ twice.
Chris Lynn, James Vince, Adam Lyth and Carlos Brathwaite are not available for Multan Sultans in this second half. Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi has been ruled out due to injury. Shimron Hetmyer, Johnson Charles, Hammad Azam, Obed McCoy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Muhammad Waseem have been drafted into the side.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi have been much better. They finished the first half of this sixth season with three wins and two losses. Their two losses were on either side of these three wins as they stood second after the first 14 matches. Peshawar Zalmi’s losses have come while batting first and even when they have racked up big scores, they have been unable to defend them. Meanwhile, they have been excellent while chasing.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman and the England quartet of Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Ravi Bopara are unavailable for the second half. But Peshawar Zalmi have added the likes of Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell, Fidel Edwards, Bismillah Khan and Waqar Salamkheil to their squad.
The head-to-head record between these two sides is almost neck and neck with Multan Sultans slightly ahead with 4-3.
Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi Betting
Given their form, Peshawar Zalmi may be slight favourites heading into this match. They have the odds of 1.68 to win this match while Multan Sultans are placed at 2.2 to win this match.
The rivalry between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi has swung from one corner to the other. It has been all or nothing for either side every season so far. It was Multan Sultans who won both their matches against Peshawar Zalmi in their debut season. However, the latter pulled it back in the 2019 season. In 2020, Multan Sultans once again won two games while Peshawar Zalmi have won the contest earlier this season. Overall, Multan Sultans have won four while Peshawar Zalmi have won three.
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