The Pakistan Super League had to get abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic just before the semifinals. The Pakistan Cricket Board had to take an unfortunate call especially after many foreign players opted out of the competition after the coronavirus outburst.
The Board has postponed the tournament for now but there are no official words when will they resume the proceedings. As of now, it is rumored that the semifinals will take place in November later this year if the situation improves.
Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi are the two teams which will be colliding in the first semifinal, whereas, the second semifinal will see Multan Sultans squaring off against Lahore Qalandars who have made their way till here after losing their opening three matches on the trot. Here, we have come up with the today match prediction details of MUL vs PES.
Semifinal of Pakistan Super League
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Total played: 05
Multan Sultans won: 03
Peshawar Zalmi won: 02
Wahab Riaz (c), Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Lewis Gregory, Carlos Brathwaite, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Adil Amin, Aamir Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan, Rahat Ali, Umar Amin, Liam Dawson, Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, Imam-ul-Haq
Shan Masood (c), Khushdil Shah, Ravi Bopara, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ali Shafiq, Rilee Rossouw, Moeen Ali, James Vince, Wayne Madsen, Junaid Khan, Usman Qadir, Rohail Nazir.
Both teams have performed really well so far and this halt all of a sudden could be a blessing in disguise. The two teams might get some time to rectify and work on the errors they have committed so far in the tournament. On the other hand, this halt may affect the smooth run and momentum of the two sides.
Due to COVID-19 scare, the tournament had to take an abrupt pause but might resume in November if things get better. If we had to choose one among the two teams, Multan Sultans who finished the group stage at the pole position are the favorites to win this contest and make their way into the finals.
Rilee Rossouw: 189 runs from 6 innings in the competition striking at 154.76.
Khushdil Shah: 175 runs from 8 innings in the competition striking at 147.28.
Zeeshan Ashraf: 169 runs from 9 innings in the competition striking at 133.
Imran Tahir: 10 wickets from the 8 matches in this tournament at an economy of 7.16.
Sohail Tanvir: 10 wickets from the 8 matches in this tournament at an economy of 7.68.
Shoaib Malik: 239 runs from 7 innings in the competition striking at 134.26.
Haider Ali: 239 runs from 9 innings in the competition striking at 158.27.
Kamran Akmal: 251 runs from 9 innings in the competition striking at 161.93.
Wahab Riaz: 11 wickets from the 9 matches in this tournament at an economy rate of 8.01.