PSL 2021, Match 5 – PES vs MUL: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

Match Details

The 5th Match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 season will be played between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi at the National Stadium in Karachi.

This match will start at 7:30 PM IST (7 PM local time). It will be telecasted on Sony Sports Network and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.

Preview

Peshawar Zalmi is coming after a 4-wicket loss at the hands of Lahore Qalandars after posting a below-par total of 140 on the board. Their bowling unit failed to restrict the Qalandars, who chased the target with 9 balls to spare and barring Ravi Bopara, who scored a 44-ball 50, and Saqib Mehmood and Wahab Riaz, who returned with 2 wickets apiece, there were no real positives for Riaz’s men. They will be keen to open their account on Wednesday after a rusty display.

Multan Sultans, on the other hand, are not placed differently, coming to this game after a 3-wicket defeat against Islamabad United. Though skipper Mohammad Rizwan continued his sensational form, scoring nearly half of the total his team made, the lack of support from others around him meant they could only get to 150/8. Sultans’ bowlers pushed United into trouble big time, although a fighting knock from Lewis Gregory snatched every chance of a victory from them.

Probable Playing XIs

Peshawar Zalmi

Imam ul Haq, Kamran Akmal (WK), Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (C), Mujeeb ur Rehman, Saqib Mahmood, Mohammad Imran

Multan Sultans

Mohammad Rizwan (C & WK), Chris Lynn, James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Muhammad Umar, Sohaibullah

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Captaincy picks

Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan has been in divine touch in the recent past. He was the leading run-getter in the recent series against South Africa, where he scored a match-winning century in the series-opener and followed that with scores of 51 and 42. That he has carried his form into the PSL can be evidenced from his 53-ball 71 in the previous game, where he top-scored for Sultans.

Ravi Bopara

Ravi Bopara was in a fine bit of form in the Abu Dhabi T10 League, and even though his half-century in the previous game came in a losing cause, he showed great calmness and composure, acting as a pivot for his side and taking it them an underwhelming yet competitive score of 140.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Mohammad Rizwan (C), Ravi Bopara

3-Player Team

Chris Lynn, Haider Ali, Shahid Afridi (C)

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4-Player Team

Carlos Brathwaite, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara (C), Shoaib Malik

11-Player Team

Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan (C), James Vince, Haider Ali, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite (VC), Ravi Bopara, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

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.