Colin Munro is fresh from scoring an unbeaten 36-ball 90 in the United’s last match.
Multan Sultans, in their previous game, beat the Karachi Kings after posting a decent total on the board. Khushdil Shah and Rilee Rossouw’s 44 guided them to 176 after which the bowlers did the job.
Imran Tahir was the standout bowler as he managed to put the brakes in the middle overs. Imran Khan also chipped in with three crucial wickets. However, Mohammad Rizwan and Co still have plenty of work to do if they have to make the next round.
With two wins from six matches and a net run rate of -0.099, the Sultans are placed fifth in the points table and need to climb up the ladder. Their next match is against the Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday, June 13 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
In their previous meeting, the Wahab Riaz-captained Zalmi defeated them by six wickets after chasing down 194 in 20 overs. The Multans, this time, would want to desperately make amends.
Playing combination for MUL vs PES
Mohammad Rizwan is currently their leading run-scorer with 326 runs at an average and strike rate of 54.33 and 138.72 respectively. In the last game, he looked a tad out of sorts, but he is expected to make a comeback. Sohaib Maqsood has been impressive with 166 runs at a decent average of 41.50.
Khushdil Shah and Rilee Rossouw also did their fair bit in the last game and looked in good touch. In the bowling department, Shahnawaz Dhani has been their standout performer with nine wickets. Imran Tahir has been hard to get away as he has picked up four wickets at an economy rate of seven.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Rizwan (C and WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Shimron Hetmyer, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Sohail Khan, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Khan
Bench: Johnson Charles, Usman Qadir, Hammad Azam, Shan Masood, Obed McCoy, Blessing Muzarabani, Sohaibullah, Waseem Muhammad, Mohammad Umar
Peshawar Zalmi has been decent as a unit, though there isn’t a standout performer. Shoaib Malik is their leading run-scorer with 174 runs at an average and strike rate of 43.50 and 134.88 respectively. The likes of Haider Ali, Kamran Akmal, and David Miller also need to start delivering at the earliest.
In the bowling department, Wahab Riaz needs to lead the pack as he is their leading wicket-taker. Mohammad Imran has picked only four wickets, but he has been the most frugal among the Zalmi bowlers with an economy rate of 7.30. The other bowlers also need to come to the party.
Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Wahab Riaz (C), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan
Bench: Imam-ul-Haq, Fidel Edwards, Amad Butt, Bismillah Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Imran Randhawa
MUL vs PES Head-to-Head
Played – 7 | Multan Sultans– 4 | Peshawar Zalmi – 3 | N/R – 0
MUL vs PES Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 11:30 PM IST
Live Streaming – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV