First seven T20 matches of HBL PSL 5th edition were played in Karachi and Lahore. The game will now be moved to Multan and Rawalpindi with 7 matches from February 26 to 02 March 2020. Today Multan Sultan faces Peshawar Zalmi and Multan will host the first match in PSL history.
This is the eighth match of the HBL PSL and will be played at 7-00 pm local Pakistani time. Peshawar Zalmi has appeared in all the first four seasons of PSL and has a good record in the history of HBL PSL T20 league. Peshawar Zalmi has one time champions in 2017 and two times runner-ups from 2018 and 2019.
On the other hand, Multan Sultans has participated in the PSL for the third time since 2018, and they have ranked fifth in both editions of 2018 and 2019. In the current version, both Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi have scored 2 points, including 1 win and 1 loss in two matches.
Multan and Peshawar both look good, but the latter not only has an advantage over the past performances, but Zalmi has more experienced players. Their captain, West Indian all-rounder Darren Sammy, is the most familiar personality of Pakistani cricket enthusiasts as he has played and led Zalmi in past versions.
In addition, Peshawar Zalmi is a blend of youth and experience, national and international as well as local and foreign players. All of the rounded players, Shoaib Malik and wicket keeper Batsman Kamran Akmal, were most experienced players. They still maintained excellent form and physical fitness.
They also won the services of West Indian all-rounders Carlos Brasswaite, Keelon Pollard and Liam Dawson and English cricket players Liam Livingston, Tom Bandon and Lewis Gray Gori’s service
Multan Sultans won the services of opener hitter Shan Masood, and the team’s All rounder star Shahid Afridi has retired, but he still has a lot to do.
In addition, England’s all-around players Moeen Ali, cricketer Ravi Bopara, James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, deputy Wei Wayne Madsen , Imran Tahir, South Africa’s underdog are also strengthening the team.
However, it is hoped that the people of Multan will be able to watch the exciting cricket match at their home ground.