Multan Sultans Multan Sultans
00 Day
00 Hr
00 Min
00 Sec
Peshawar Zalmi Peshawar Zalmi

Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi (Final) Betting Tips 24/06/2021

Teams Status

Peshawar Zalmi

Both these teams got the final by beating the same opponent: the previously unbeatable looking Islamabad United. Multan Sultans defeated the capital city side by 31 runs whereas Peshawar Zalmi were even more dominant, getting to the two-time champions’ 175-run target with more than three overs and eight wickets to spare.

The Wahab Riaz-led side was excellent as soon as the match started, picking up the prized wicket of Usman Khawaja in the very first over and then not relenting until the score was 110-8 in the 16th over and a one-sided match was one the cards. A brief letup allowed Hasan Ali to play an extraordinary 16-ball 45-run innings that beefed up the score to 174.

During the run chase, Peshawar, too, lost their first wicket in the opening over but then followed carnage, the orchestrator of which was Afghan national Hazratallah Zazai, who contributed a boundary laden 66 off 44 to form a 126-run stand for the second wicket with Jonathan Wells (55*). Shoaib Malik chipped in with a 10-ball 32 to win the match for Zalmi .

The manner of their win is quite similar to the manner of their defeat to Multan Sultans, the last time these two met on June 13. The Sultans had won by eight wickets and 21 balls to spare that night.

Zazai and Wells’ knocks mean that there is virtually no chance of out-of-form Haider Ali getting a nod for the final.

Multan Sultans

Multan Sultans were not as dominant as Peshawar were in their playoffs win over Islamabad but they were still the team to beat in the Abu Dhabi leg of PSL 2021. The side from South Punjab has lost just once since the league resumed, and that defeat, too, came when they rested a number of their regulars.

Thus, it would be fair to say that Multan will be deemed the hotter of two teams – a point accentuated by the fact that they have their players hovering at the top of or near all the main statistical categories. Shahnawaz Dahani is the leading wicket taker of the tournament, while Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood sit second and third respectively on the chart of leading runs scorers, behind only Babar Azam.

It doesn’t mean that Peshawar does not have its representatives doing well statistically speaking. Captain Wahab Riaz is second on the wickets list behind Dahani and Shoaib Malik is sixth on the corresponding runs list. But Multan have the edge.

Multan also have the edge in recent meetings, having won three of their last five fixtures against Peshawar. Even their overall record against Peshawar favours Multan, who have five victories to three losses for win percentage of 62.5 – their highest against any PSL opposition.

What do the Sportsbook Say

Brand Multan Sultans Peshawar Zalmi
Bet365 1.72 2.10
22Bet 1.835 1.97
Betway 1.73 2.10

As expected, Multan are the favourite. 22Bet has Multan priced at 1.835 and Peshawar at 1.97. Bet365 has Multan priced at 1.72 and Peshawar at 2.10, whereas Betway has Multan available for 1.73 and Peshawar for 2.10.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Multan Sultans to win @ 1.835

Peshawar, despite their run to the final, still have a few players who have not lived up to their reputation, including Kamran Akmal, who once used to be one of the premier batsmen in PSL. For Multan, quite literally every player has delivered at some point in the tournament. They have the better combinations and even possess some quality options on the bench such as Usman Qadir. The better side with decent odds should be the play to be made here. 22Bet has the best available odds for Multan.

Tip: Mohammad Rizwan total runs over 25.5 @ 1.832

It has now been four matches without a half century for Sultans captain Mohammad Rizwan. To make matters worse for him, he got out for a duck in the win over Islamabad. When such things happen in the career of this diminutive cricketer, he returns with a big haul. We won’t go as far as backing him for a big knock but we can say this much that he is good to cover the spread. (22Bet)

Conclusion

Multan Sultans are newbies at this stage whereas Zalmi have been there, done that. Thus, the theoretical pressure could be on Multan. But if they’re able to shake that off, and the rest goes according to plan, then Multan should be raising the PSL trophy by the end of tomorrow night.

Comments 0 Comments

Anonymous