Multan Sultans the first-time finalists have overcome tough challenges using a solid approach. They will face Peshawar Zalmi, former champions, in what could be a tight final of the HBL PSL-6 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi on Thursday (today).
The game begins at 9 p.m. PST.
Both teams did well in the playoffs to reach the final.
Multan beat Islamabad United by 31 runs in the Qualifier to reach their first PSL Final. Zalmi, 2017 champions, defeated Karachi Kings by five runs and overtook Islamabad United, two-time champions, by eight runs in the eliminators. This set the final date for Sultans.
Multan’s success story is a testament to their determination and commitment. They won only one game in five games in Karachi, but they were determined to win in Abu Dhabi.
Multan was coached by Andy Flower, former Zimbabwe skipper. They won four consecutive games in Abu Dhabi before losing against United. They finished second due to a better net run rate, despite finishing with ten points less than Zalmi or Kings.
Multan has been playing with specialist bowlers and batsmen. They have been able to succeed in the event because of it.
Shan Masood and Sohaib Maksood are all in good shape with the willow. They will make every effort to achieve the desired result.
Shahnawaz Khan Senior, Imran Khan Senior and Sohail Tanvir have all been fantastic with the leather.
Mohammad Rizwan, Multan Sultans’ skipper, has stated that they will do everything possible to deliver the best performance.
“We are fully prepared. Rizwan said that they will do their best and pray to God Almighty for the desired outcome at a Wednesday news conference.
He stated that they had plans for each player from the opposition. “We will have a different strategy against each player. Zalmi’s Shoaib Malik is available to Zazai if they get a wicket early. Rather than, They also have depth in their batting. Rizwan stated that although I can’t give details, we have plans for all opposition.”
Zalmi will be playing in their fourth PSL final and will have the advantage of being more experienced. Therefore, Zalmi will look forward to another useful contribution from Hazratullah Zazai, their Afghan opener. Zalmi won the eliminators with back-to-back 50s and Zazai played a crucial role in Zalmi winning.
Zalmi made a solid move in introducing Jonathan Wells, an Australian batsman against United on Tuesday. However, The right-hander was unbeaten at 55. Zalmi’s main player will be Shoaib Malik who has scored two fine fifties and a fiery, but brief, knock against United in Tuesday’s eliminator-2. He is fit and can bat under pressure.
Rovman Powell, Sherone Rutherford and others will also be supporting Zalmi’s bat in the death overs.
Therefore, Wahab Riaz will lead the charge after a successful event with the ball. Multan’s batsmen will be thwarted by Umaid Asif, Amad Yett, and some spin options.