Multan Sultans. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

Multan Sultans got off to a great start to their campaign in PSL 2020 as they registered an emphatic win in their curtain-raiser against Lahore Qalandars. But, in the very next game, they were outclassed by  Islamabad United. Now, they are expected to come up with some astonishing performances in the upcoming match to get back on the winning ways.

They have a strong batting line up that comprises Shan Masood, James Vince, Moeen Ali and Rilee Rossouw. Even Zeeshan Ashraf can smack the ball across the park, who has emerged as one of the positives for his side in this season. On the other hand, their bowling unit looks balanced with the likes of Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir and Mohammad Irfan, who has so far done a decent job for their team.

Peshawar Zalmi won their previous game against defending champions Quetta Gladiators. Now, their aim would register their second consecutive win in a row. In the previous game, Kamran Akmal looked in full flow with the bat, who muscled a brilliant ton for his side and emerged as the match-winner.

He is in great form in the tournament and will look to do the same in the upcoming match. They have all their bases covered, who are expected to come out as winners against Multan Sultans in the next clash.


Weather Condition/Report:

It is going to be a perfect day for a cricket match on Wednesday with no chances of rain. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 4 to11 km/hr whereas the temperature will be quite on a higher side that will hover between 16 and 30 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Multan Cricket Stadium has not hosted a single T20I game in the recent past. So, there is no appropriate information available on how the pitch will behave during the game. But, fans can expect a score of 150+ runs from both the teams as far as the batting firepower is concerned in Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans.

Injury and Availability:

(Will update if there is any news)


Probable Playing XIs:

Multan Sultans:

Shan Masood (C), James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Moeen Ali, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK), Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan/Junaid Khan, Mohammad Ilyas

Bench – Ali Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan/Junaid Khan, Rohail Nazir, Usman Qadir, Bilawal Bhatti, Wayne Madsen

Peshawar Zalmi:

Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy (C), Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz

Bench – Mohammad Mohsin, Hyder Ali, Amir Ali, Umar Amin, Adil Amin/Amir Khan, Carlos Brathwaite


Top Picks:

Kamran Akmal smacked a brilliant ton in the previous game for his side. He will be a hot favourite pick for any fantasy team. Tom Banton and Liam Livingstone will be other batting options that user can pick in their fantasy team.  Sohail Tanvir and Imran Tahir will be the best bowling options in the game between Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Moeen Ali, Tom Banton, Kamran Akmal

Vice-Captain – Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, Rilee Rossouw


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton(C)

Batters – Rilee Rossouw, Liam Livingstone, Shan Masood

All-Rounders – Liam Dawson, Moeen Ali (VC), Shoaib Malik

Bowlers –Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, M Ilyas

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper Kamran Akmal (C), Zeeshan Ashraf

BattersRilee Rossouw (VC), Shan Masood, James Vince, Daren Sammy, Haider Ali

All-Rounders – Shahid Afridi

Bowlers –Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Wahab Riaz

Expert Advice:

Users should go with a star-studded top order of Peshawar Zalmi, who looks in form except for Tom Banton. But, there are chances that he might click his best PSL knock against Multan Sultans on Wednesday.

User Tips: The user can opt for a team combination of two wicketkeepers, three batsmen, three all-rounders and three bowlers.

Probable Winners:

Peshawar Zalmi is expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.