This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the big Final of the PSL 2021 between the Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi that is scheduled to take place on the 24th of June 2021.
The Pakistan Super League finally reached the last round of the tournament. After the immense cricketing action of a total of 33 matches, the champion will be decided in this final of the tournament. Multan Sultan defeated Islamabad United by 31 runs in Qualifier 1 and reached the Final. On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi won both Eliminator matches and earned a place in the Final of the PSL 2021.
Multan Sultans have qualified for the first time in the Final of the Pakistan Super League, Peshawar Zalmi has reached three times so far and got successful to clinch the title in the 2017 season. It will be a very close contest between these two top-quality sides.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch and Weather: The pitches here in Abu Dhabi so far have been a mixed bag. Few of the games have been relatively high-scoring games while in another few games, the batsman has found it difficult. The temperature will be close to 33 C despite the game starting at 8 PM local time and the levels will be uncomfortable.
Date and time: June 21, 2021, 7 PM Local, 9 PM PKT, 9.30 PM IST
The Probable Playing XIs
Multan Sultans have won Qualifier 1 convincingly against Islamabad United as they performed brilliantly in both formats. They scored 180 runs in the first inning and took all ten wickets of the opposition.
Peshawar Zalmi won both the Eliminator matches and reached the final of the PSL 2021. Peshawar Zalmi chased successfully in both the knock-out matches, they would like to chase in this match as well.
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c&wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dhani.
Peshawar Zalmi: Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz(c), Umaid Asif, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Sameen Gul.
Both teams are equally balanced and both are running in good form, Peshawar Zalmi has experience of playing in big finals so they would have an edge in this big match against Multan Sultans.
Batsmen: Shoaib Malik has been running in terrific form as he will be a must-pick option from the batting section. Zazai also performed in both the knock-out matches for Zalmi. Shan Maqsood and Khushdil Shah will be important picks from the Multan Sultans. Both the batsmen scored runs for the Sultans in the last game.
All-Rounders: Amad Butt will be the only good option available in the all-rounder section. He will save credits for the fantasy team as all the other main players will be important options in this big match of PSL 2021. Butt picked one wicket in the last match against Islamabad United.
Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan is the second-highest run-scorer in this PSL 2021. He will be a good choice for the captain and vice-captain in the fantasy team. Kamran Akmal will be another good option from the wicket-keeping section in this match.
Bowlers: Wahab Riaz is the consistent wicket-taker for the Peshawar Zalmi. He will be the main bowler in this Final of the PSL 2021. Mohammad Irfan also bowled a brilliant spell in Eliminator 2 for Zalmi. Shahnawaz Dhani is the most impressive pacer in this tournament. Muzarabani also picked wickets on a regular interval for the Multan Sultans.
Team for Fantasy: Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan(c), Shoaib Malik, Shan Maqsood, Hazratullah Zazai, Khushdil Shah, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dhani.
Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
Rizwan is the second-highest run-scorer of the PSL 2021, he will be the best pick for the captain in this match.
Vice-captain: Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik has performed brilliantly in the last few games for Zalmi. He has really good form as he will be the best pick for the vice-captain.