Date: 24th June, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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After a grueling 33 matches over a span of 4 months, we finally have the two finalists of Pakistan T20 League 2021 - Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans - who are set to fight it out with each other for the coveted trophy. While this is Zalmi's 4th appearance in 5th finale, this will be their opportunity to become the champions for second time (after 2017). Meanwhile, Sultans will be looking to end their impressive tournament on a high by lifting the title in their maiden appearance in finals. The stage is set for a mouth-watering end to a dramatic season on Thursday at the amazing Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Among the wicketkeepers, both Mohammad Rizwan and Kamran Akmal are obvious selections having scored 470 and 247 runs respectively in the tournament. They will also be good choices for captain/vice-captain for the finale. Meanwhile, it will be significant to add some in-form players like Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Hazratullah Zazai, Jonathan Wells and Shoaib Malik who are coming on the back of crucial knocks in the play-offs.
Sohail Tanvir was the star performer in qualifier match with 12* and 3/17 to his name and would want to take the momentum into the finals. Among the bowlers, Wahab Riaz and Imran Tahir will be the players to watch out for as they bring a lot of experience with them which will be crucial in a big game like this. Shanawaz Dhani is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 20 scalps and could prove to be the game-changer in the final showdown.
Probable Playing XI
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c/wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan.
Peshawar Zalmi: Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Jonathan Wells, Shoaib Malik, Ahmad Butt, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz (c), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan
People's pick for Fantasy
Wicketkeepers: Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen: Jonathan Wells, Shoaib Malik, Hazratullah Zazai, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah
All-rounders: Sohail Tanvir, Umaid Asif
Bowlers: Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Tahir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Imran, Blessing Muzarabani
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