PSL 2021: Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi eye for first win

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Feb, 2021. 11:25 am
PSL 2021

In the 5th match of Pakistan Super League at National Stadium in Karachi, Multan Sultans will take on Peshawar Zalmi today.

Both teams will look to bounce back and seek their first win in the ongoing edition of Pakistan Super League, when they clash against each other in match number 5.

They both faced defeats in their respective opening games. Led by Wahab Riaz, the Zalmi side lost to Lahore Qalandars by four wickets in their opening match.

They struggled with the bat as three of their top four went back to the pavilion with single-figure scores. Although Ravi Bopara scored 50 off 44 balls, the rest of Zalmi’s batting line up could not put up much of a fight.

Whereas, Multan Sultans, defeated by the Islamabad United by three wickets on Sunday night. Mohammad Rizwan continued his good run but his runs were not enough for his side to edge past Islamabad as late firepower by Lewis Gregory took United ahead of Sultans. It was the Sultans’ fourth loss in a row in the Pakistan Super League.

Squads

Peshawar Zalmi Squad:

Abrar Ahmed, Amad Butt, David Miller, Haider Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Irfan Snr, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman, Ravi Bopara, Saqib Mahmood, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz (captain)

Multan Sultans Squad:

Adam Lyth, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan Snr, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Rizwan (captain), Mohammad Umar, Rilee Rossouw, Shahnawaz Dhani, Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaibullah, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir.

In the fourth match of Pakistan Super League, Lahore Qalanders beat Quetta Gladiators by nine wickets in Karachi last night. Batting first Quetta Gladiators scored 178 runs for the loss of six wickets in allotted twenty overs. In reply, Lahore Qalanders achieved the target for the loss of one wicket with ten balls remaining.

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