The 5th match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans on 23rd February at National Stadium in Karachi.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM local time (7:30 PM IST) and it will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network.
Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans will square off against each other in the 5th match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 on Tuesday. Peshawar Zalmi had geared with all hopes for their 1st match but ended up on the losing side against Lahore Qalandars by 4 wickets. 140 runs wasn’t sufficient for their bowlers to defend the smallest of targets. They need to sit and analyze what went against them and should come back strongly with better game plans.
Meanwhile, Multan Sultans weren’t able to hold the nerves in their 1st match as they lost by 3 wickets against Islamabad United. Not enough runs on the board was the main reason for their loss despite some decent bowling performances from their bowlers in the 2nd half of the match. Skipper Mohammad Rizwan is in great touch with the bat at the moment and his form will play a vital role in the upcoming matches. There is no doubt they have got one of the best bowling attacks. If they bat well to their strengths they have plenty of chances to win the upcoming matches.
PES vs MUL Weather Report for Match 5:
The skies are expected to be clear in the late evening with a temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and the humidity will be 57 percent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
Even though the surface looks good for batting, the batters are struggling to get going. The bowlers are coming up with better plans and strategies to contain the runs. Anything above 150 is a good competitive score at this venue. Whoever wins the toss should look to bowl first.
Average first innings score:
137 (First 3 matches of this tournament played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 3, Lost – 0, Tie – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
PES vs MUL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Saqib Mahmood, Mohammad Imran
Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Aamir Khan, Umaid Asif, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Imran
Mohammad Rizwan (c&wk), Chris Lynn, James Vince, Shoaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Umar, Sohaibullah
Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dhani, Sohail Khan, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan, Usman Qadir
PES vs MUL Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Ravi Bopara came to the crease when his side was struggling at 46 for 4 against Lahore Qalandars and batted well till the end of the 19th over, scoring 50 runs from 44 balls. Peshawar Zalmi can fully rely on him in the middle order.
Imam-ul-Haq got out off the first ball of the game against Lahore Qalandars. But he is a promising opener who has got plenty of talent and potential at his disposal and has the ability to score big runs.
When wickets fell around him, Mohammad Rizwan held his end and played some excellent shots against Islamabad United scoring 71 runs in 53 balls including 8 fours and 2 sixes.
James Vince was set for a huge score in the 1st game but was dismissed for just 16 runs after hitting one four and a six. He’s someone who has got all the shots and has the ability to play long innings.
Shahid Afridi bowled brilliantly in the game against Islamabad United picking up the important wickets of Alex Hales and Asif Ali by conceding 24 runs in his full quota of 4 overs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Mohammad Rizwan, James Vince, Imam-ul-Haq
Vice-Captain Options – Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Rilee Rossouw
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PES vs MUL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan (c)
Batters – Imam-ul-Haq, James Vince, Rilee Rossouw
All-Rounders – Shoaib Malik (vc), Ravi Bopara, Shahid Afridi
Bowlers – Saqib Mahmood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Umar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PES vs MUL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan
Batters – Imam-ul-Haq, Sherfane Rutherford, James Vince (c), Chris Lynn
All-Rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Shahid Afridi (vc)
Bowlers – Saqib Mahmood, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir
Mohammad Rizwan and Shahid Afridi are the main pillars with the bat and ball respectively for Multan Sultans. They shouldn’t be left out of your Dream11 fantasy teams and can be made captains and vice-captains.
Today’s PES vs MUL Probable Winners:
Multan Sultans are expected to win this match.