PSL 9 Match Preview: Multan Sultans vs. Peshawar Zalmi

PSL 9 Match Preview: Multan Sultans vs. Peshawar Zalmi

As the Pakistan Super League (PSL 9) 2024 unfolds, the anticipation builds for the clash between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi at Multan Cricket Stadium on February 23. With Multan Sultans enjoying an unbeaten run and Peshawar Zalmi seeking their first win, the stage is set for an intriguing battle.

Recent Performances:

Multan Sultans, led by Mohammad Rizwan, displayed dominance in their previous encounter against Lahore Qalandars. Despite a challenging target, Rizwan’s stellar innings and Iftikhar Ahmed’s explosive finish secured victory for the Sultans. On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi, captained by Babar Azam, faces challenges as they aim to secure their maiden win, having fallen short in their recent clash against Karachi Kings.

Key Players and Challenges:

For Multan Sultans, consistent performers like Mohammad Rizwan, Dawid Malan, and Iftikhar Ahmed hold the key to success. Peshawar Zalmi, led by Babar Azam, requires contributions from the middle order, especially from Mohammad Haris, Saim Ayub, and Asif Ali. Overcoming these challenges will be crucial for Zalmi’s chances in the upcoming match.

Pitch Report:

Multan Cricket Stadium has witnessed a balanced competition between bat and ball in the ongoing season. While the run rate has gradually increased, bowlers maintain effectiveness with precise execution. Opting to chase seems favorable, considering an average first-innings score of 170-180 runs.

Probable Playing XIs:

Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Yasir Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani.

Peshawar Zalmi: Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell, Asif Ali, Aamer Jamal, Luke Wood, Mohammad Zeeshan, Waqar Salamkheil, Salman Irshad.


Multan Sultans emerge as clear favorites in this encounter against Peshawar Zalmi PSL 9. While Zalmi’s potential cannot be ignored, the current form of Babar Azam and his team demands a special effort to outshine the formidable Multan Sultans.

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