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Pakistan T20 League 2024, Qualifier: MUL vs PES Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Pakistan T20 League 2024

Qualifier: MUL vs PES

 

Preview

The Pakistan T20 League is at its final stage where Multan Sultans will square off with Peshawar Zalmi in the Qualifier match on Thursday, March 14, at the National Stadium in Karachi. 

The top-tier teams clash in the next stages of the tournament in search of the ultimate crown. The Sultans were the first to reach the tournament playoffs stage with seven victories in ten league games before Zalmi entered the ring with six wins in as many games. 

MUL displayed their sheer dominance with a commendable performance in the match against the defending champions Quetta Gladiators in their last league match. 

Back-to-back fifties by captain Mohammad Rizwan (69) and Johnson Charles (53) led the total score to 185 runs at a 4-wicket loss in the first innings of the game. 

Their bowlers were one step ahead of their batters, the entire QUE team was wiped out inside 16 overs at a score of just 106. The architects of the win were young spinner Usama Mir (3/22) and pacer David Willey (3/22), who shared six wickets between them.

On the other side, PES won their last league match in a nail-biting thriller against the Karachi Kings. Their below-par performance with the bat led to a score of only 147 runs at the loss of 6 wickets at the end of 20 overs. Skipper Babar Azam contributed with a half-century along with Caribbean power-hitter smashing 30* runs off just 18 balls to cruise Zalmi to a defendable score.

Their bowling side played a pivotal role with pacer Aamer Jamal doing the magic by defending 17 runs in the final over to win the game by a mere margin of 2 runs.

 

Match Details

Match: MUL vs PES, Qualifier, Pakistan T20 League 2024

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

Time: 09:30 PM

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at National Stadium, Karachi usually delivers a good surface for the batters. The average run of the first innings is 175 runs. Hence it is quite expected that the team winning the toss will choose to bat first as this pitch is known as a batting paradise.

The highest and lowest temperatures on the matchday at MULachi are 29 and 19 degrees Celsius. The humidity on the day is 31% with wind blowing at 16 kmph, making it an ideal day for playing cricket. 

 

MUL vs PES Squads

MUL: Yasir Khan, Mohammad Rizwan(w/c), Usman Khan, Johnson Charles, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Tayyab Tahir, David Willey, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Shahzad, Dawid Malan, Richard Ngarava, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Faisal Akram, Ali Majid, Aftab Ibrahim

PES: Saim Ayub, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Haris(w), Haseebullah Khan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell, Aamer Jamal, Luke Wood, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mehran Mumtaz, Aimal Khan, Asif Ali, Paul Walter, Arshad Iqbal, Salman Irshad, Waqar Salamkheil, Dan Mousley, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Zeeshan, Shamar Joseph, Arif Yaqoob, Umair Afridi

 

MUL vs PES Probable Playing XIs

MUL: Yasir Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Usman Khan, Johnson Charles, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ali

PES: Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Haseebullah Khan, Rovman Powell, Aamer Jamal, Luke Wood, Khurram Shahzad, Mehran Mumtaz, Salman Irshad

 

Match Prediction

Peshawar Zalmi overpowered Multan Sultans on both occasions they met in the league stage and we can say that with the form they are carrying, Babar Azam and co. are anticipated to be the winners to qualify for the finals in the first place. 

 

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