Following one-day hiatus, Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 now returns to Dubai International Cricket Stadium with 16th match between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi on Tuesday night.
With 7 points, Multan Sultans are leading the HBL PSL 2018 Points Table by virtue of having better Net Run Rate (NRR) as Karachi Kings also stand at par with Multan Sultans in terms of points but NRR is making the difference.
Whereas Peshawar Zalmi are occupying the third spot with 6 points. Darren Sammy-led team along with Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings and Islamabad United won three matches each but because Multan Sultans-Karachi Kings T20 was washed out and eventually they were awarded 1 point each, they kept on overlapping Peshawar Zalmi.
Apart from topping the Points Table, Multan Sultans are also placed atop with regards to individuals’ performances in batting and bowling. Multan Sultans’ Kumar Sangakkara has so far scored the highest number of runs in PSL third edition registering 177 runs while Imran Tahir – another player from Multan Sultans – is the leading wicket taker with 10 wickets.
Today’s T20 is the second match between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2018 as they were also involved in the inaugural match of the third edition. Multan Sultans won the first match against Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets, kicking off their PSL journey in an ideal way.
Peshawar Zalmi’s Captain Darren Sammy will again not be the part of today’s match after he suffered an injury in a match against Quetta Gladiators on March 1. Muhammad Hafeez will continue to lead the side in absence of Darren Sammy.