This is the first match of the tournament and Peshawar Zalmi will face Multan Sultans. Dubai International Stadium will host this match. Peshawar Zalmi will start the tournament as defending champions while this is the first season for MuktMu Sultans.
Dubai International Stadium
Spinners and slowers bowlers will get more assistance from this wicket. Batting will become easy as the match moves on. Pacers took 85 wickets and spinners took 57 wickets.
Peshawar Zalmi Probable XI
Kamran Akmal (wk)
Saad Nasim / Hammad Azam
Umaid Asif / khakid Usman
Multan Sultans Probable XI
Darren Bravo / Whiteley
Shoaib Malik (c)
Umar Gul / Abbas
Important News :
- Lewis withdrew from the tournament. Riki Wessels will replace him in the squad.
- Shakib Al Hasan is out of the tournament due to finger injury.
- Sabbir Rahman will replace Shakib till he leaves for national duty. Then English all rounder Dawson will come.
- Hasan Ali injured and he will be replaced by Umaid Asif.
- Dwayne Bravo likely to miss starting few matches.
- Perera may not play this match. His playing chances are doubtful.
- Pooran will miss starting matches. Zahir will replace him.
- In wicket keeper section Sangakkara should be a direct pick. He is in good form. Akmal is also a good batsman but he is out of form. Sangakkara should be a direct pick here.
- In batting from Peshawar Zalmi Tamim, Hafeez and Sohail are important. Three good international players. From Multan Sultans Shehzad is only safe and good option. Darren Bravo is another good option.
- In all rounder section from Peshawar Zalmi Sammy is direct pick. He bats at lower order and can bowl his full quota. Smith is another good option.From Multan Sultans Pollard and Malik are mandatory.
- In bowling from Peshawar Zalmi Riaz, Ashghar and Jordan all three are good. From Multan Sultans Tanvir should be direct pick. Irfan, Junaid Khan and Tahir take anyone one.
Prediction : This is the first match and defending champions will face newbie team. Both sides are looking strong but however Multan Sultans looks like more strong. Multan Sultans are favourites of this match.