PSL 6 Final Preview: Will Zalmi’s aggressive approach decay Rizwan’s chaps?

The grand PSL 6 Final is to be contested between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi on Thursday, 24th June. Tonight will fancy the idols of the current edition of the extravaganza with the sumptuous-looking trophy.

Match Details:

  • Final: Multan Sultans vs. Peshawar Zalmi 
  • Day: Thursday
  • Date: 24th June 2021
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Time: 9:00 PM PKT, 8:00 PM Local Time

Pitch & Weather Report:

The summary of the Abu Dhabi pitch in the remainder of the PSL 6 is ‘as much effort, as much prosperity.’ With equal delights for the two teams, we have seen teams falling beneath 150 and chasing over 160 successfully. We have testified bowlers being capable of deflating the opponent and failing to grasp. The diverse pitch will pick the best amongst the two as the champion tonight.

The participants of either rival will have to suffer hot flurries as the temperature is expected to be around 35 degrees celsius. The humidity will be nearly 67-72%, with the wind speed across 14-17 km/h.

Squads to select from:

Multan Sultans: 

Johnson Charles, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Asif Afridi, Blessing Muzarabani, Mohammad Umer, Imran Khan, Imran Tahir, Sohaibullah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Shimron Hetmyer, Sohaib Maqsood, Wasim Mohmmad, Mohammad Rizwan, Hammad Azam, Rehmanullah Gurbaz, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir

Peshawar Zalmi: 

Hazratullah Zazai, Haider Ali, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Imran, Imam ul Haq, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Waqar Salamkheil, Wahab Riaz Shoaib Malik, Abrar Ahmed, Kamran Akmal, Fidel Edwards, Bismillah Khan, Umaid Asif, Jonathan Wells

Predicted Playing XI:

Zalmi: Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Jonathan Wells, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutheford, Wahab Riaz (c), Umaid Asif, Amad Butt, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran

Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (c), Shan Masood, Rile Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Blessing Muzarabani, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dahani, Imran Khan, Sohail Tanvir

PSL 6 Final Match Preview:

Both Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi did not have an appealing season when examining the league stage. However, Sultans’ improvement made them the second team to qualify for the playoffs. Beating Islamabad United in the Qualifier, they straightaway proceeded to the final with United left with an additional chance to utilize.

Shadab’s men’s yearnings were dismissed when they disputed Wahab’s Zalmi in Eliminator 2. Zalmi, who accompanied their combative way with the bat and gloriously bowling deliveries, knocked United out, unearthing themselves in the final to battle with awaited Sultans as scheduled.

Players to Watch for:

Shahnawaz Dahani:

Sultans’ delight: Dahani has given multi memorable moments for the PSL fans to witness this season. But, of course, the Braithwaite-Dahani celebration is not the only thing to talk about, but the bowler tops the chart of getting most wickets this season. Featuring in 10 competitions, the right-arm medium-fast bowler has yielded 20 wickets averaging 15.1 with his best haul of 4/5.

Hazratullah Zazai:

Inducing Afghan players in the season has so far benefitted the franchises, particularly Zalmi. Zazai’s innings against Kings and United popped the two teams home, with Zalmi getting another chance to be in the showdown.

Wahab Riaz:

Riaz, the second-highest wicket-taker of the PSL 6, may attend to steal the show tonight, giving his unit some cherishing moments ahead of the concluding scaffolds. He has mustered 18 wickets in 10 league-stage innings averaging 20.55 with his best haul of 4/17.

Predicted Winners:

Zalmi may lack the aggressive approach that is continual for the last two games. Every rise has a fall. Hence, Sultans may take an edge under Rizwan’s experienced captaincy over Wahab’s chaps.

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