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Dream11 Fantasy & Match Preview for Pakistan Super League 2018 : Peshawar Zalmis Vs Multan Sultans

It’s the defending champs against the PSL’s new entrant Multans.



Retained players: Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar

Players picked in the draft:  Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh

Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Rikki Wessels (replaced Evin Lewis), Khalid Usman, Muhammad Arif

Emerging category players: Khushdil Shah, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh

Player Covers: Liam Dawson (cover for Shakib al Hasan), Umaid Asif (cover for Hasan Ali)

Probable 11

Smith, Tamim, Akmal (wk), Hafeez, Sohail, Sammy, Hammad/Khushdil, Jordan, Riaz, Asghar, Sameen Gul


Pre-draft players

Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti

Players picked in the draft: Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, MohammadAbbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar

Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross WhiteleyEmerging category players: Shan Masood

Player Covers: Thisara Perera (cover for Imran Tahir)

Probable 11:

Shehzad, Sanga, Bravo, Malik, Maqsood, Pollard, Tanvir, Saif Badar, Junaid, Irfan, Tahir

(Sultans can also open with Shan Masood)

FCG’s players to watch out for:

Malik:  Pakistan‘s one of the best players in T20’s will be Sultan’s most valuable player this season with both bat & bowl.

Due to lack of off spinning options in their side, Malik will most likely bowl 2-4 overs in almost every game.

Shehzad: Ahmed Shehzad is one of those strange cricketers who are either too good when they gets going & extremely bad when he doesn’t.

But, he’s been in great touch in recent time & will be very important player for 


Junaid & Tanvir: Sultans bowling attack is full of left arm seamers with Junaid, Tanvir & Irfan making a very strong attack.

Smith & Akmal: Akmal is the man of the tournament last season & also the man of the tournament of National T20 cup 2018.

Though both Smith & Akmal had a disastrous HKT20 Blitz but both loves UAE conditions & also smashed in the practice games scoring with over 200 strike rate in every game.

Riaz: With Hasan & Bravo out, Riaz becomes the only wicket taking threat in Zalmi’s squad right now along with Jordan.

Dream11 Team:

Wk: Akmal

Batsman: Shehzad, Iqbal, Bravo/Sohail

All-rounders: Malik, Smith

Bowlers: Riaz, Tanvir, Junaid, Tahir, Jordan.

FCG’s Match Verdict:

Defending champs are favourites to win but are a depleted side without Hasan Ali & Bravo. Also, Hafeez cannot bowl who gives balance to Zalmi & Pakistani side by giving an extra bowling option.
Therefore, backing Sultans at current odds is a good bet to begin PSL 2018 

Also, Malik/Shehzad Top bat for Sultans 

& Smith/Akmal top bat for Zalmi’s looks appealing.

Good Luck

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