Team NewsMultan Sultans in bid to keep that winning feeling going against Peshawar Zalmi

February 27, 2019

Multan Sultans will be looking to take the fine form they showed against Islamabad United into their next match against Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL.

The Sultans put in their strongest bowling performance of the tournament so far, skittling Islamabad for just 121, with Dan Christian looking in strong form, and won by six wickets.

The Australia allrounder had been struggling to reproduce the same form that helped Melbourne Renegades to their first Big Bash title, but took three wickets and scored a quickfire 16 to win the match.

Junaid Khan also continued his fine form, despite not taking any wickets, going for just 11 runs off the three overs he bowled.

Khan is the Sultans leading wicket-taker with eight wickets at an average of 18.75, while James Vince has been firing on all cylinders at the top of the order.

The Englishman has the highest strike rate of any batsmen with over 100 runs in the tournament, having scored 140 runs across four matches at a rate of 184.21.

Peshawar have not actually played any matches since they beat Multan by five wickets, thanks to an inspiring 4-17 by the PSL’s leading wicket-taker Hasan Ali.

If Ali can put in a similar performance then it might be difficult for Multan to reverse the result, but with their bowling seemingly firing, they could well be peaking at the perfect time.