PSL Final Preview 2021: Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi: Who will win the trophy?

Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi PSL Final preview 24-6-21 header

Match: PSL final 

Date: 24th June 2021

Format: T20

Location: UAE

Trends & Recent Form

After a split tournament, we finally reach the final of the PSL with the Multan Sultans taking on Peshawar Zalmi. The 2 teams had identical records in the group stages with the Sultans finishing 2nd by virtue of their better net run rate. 

Here we will look at both teams form and stats before making our prediction on who will be the Pakistan Super League champions in 2021.  

Multan Sultans form

Multan sultans PSL logo

Position: 2nd of 6

Record:
  • Played: 10
  • Won: 5
  • Lost: 5
  • Net Run Rate: +1.050
Top players
  • Top Batsman: Mohammed Rizwan 470 runs
  • Top Bowler: Shahnawaz Dhani 20 wickets
Latest stats and trends
  • Multan Sultans made the final with a fantastic win over the inform Islamabad United. After setting them 181 to win they bowled them out for 149. This was a reverse of their previous fixture where IU just beat MS in the league stages. 
  • MS Has 3 bowlers in the top 10 for the PSL this year with Dhani way out in front on 20 wickets. Tahir and Khan prop up the top 10 with 10 wickets each. 
  • MS also has 2 of the top 3 batsmen in the tournament so far. Rizwan, 470 runs and Maqsood, 363 runs, both site behind Babar Azam, 554 runs in the table. Rizwan needs 85 runs to top the table. 

Peshawar Zalmi form

Peshawar Zalmi PSL logo

Position: 3rd of 6

Record:
  • Played: 10
  • Won: 5
  • Lost: 5
  • Net Run Rate: +0.586
Top players
  • Top Batsman: S Malik 306 runs
  • Top Bowler: S Mahmood 12 wickets
Latest stats and trends
  • Peshawar Zalmi were not our pick to make the final at the start of the knockout stages. They looked like the team to get knocked out to us! 
  • PZ got to the final the hard way beating the Karachi Kings with 5 balls to spare and then pulling off a shock win over IU with 19 balls to spare. They chased down 175 in just 16.5 overs. 
  • Hazratullah Zazai took the player of the match award after hitting 66 from 44 balls. PZ lost just 2 wickets in the chase. 
  • In that match, Riaz took 2/35 and moved to second in the most wickets leaderboard with 18, just 2 behind MS Dhani. 
Peshawar makes 4 PSL final appearance

Head to head stats

2021 PSL results

  • 14th June
    • Multan Sultans won by 8 wickets.
  • 23rd Feb
    • Peshawar Zalmi won by 6 wickets

Not much to go off here for the form, both teams have 1 win this season and both were by a good margin. 

Since 2018 MS has 5 wins and PZ has 3 wins in the head to head standings. 

Match Prediction

Match Prediction: Multan Sultans to win

We’ve leaned towards the Sultans as they seem to have strength in both the batting and bowling line ups that PZ cannot match. Obviously as mentioned above both teams have 1 win in the two head to heads and both finished with 5 wins from 10 in the league stages.

PZ should be in a confident mood after their route to the final. We believe that Rizwan and Dhani will be too much for PZ to handle. 

Predicted scores (If batting first)

Multan Sultans 190/4

Peshawar Zalmi 175/7

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