The ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 was put to a halt due to the COVID-19 outbreak prior to the semi finals. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had to make the unfortunate call as more than a handful of foreign players opted to fly back home.
The Board postponed the tournament and haven’t given a date at which the league can get to its knockout stages again. However, there are rumors going around that the semi finals could take place in November later this year, provided the situation stagnantly improves.
Having said that, the Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi are the two teams that will lock horns in semi final 1. Whereas, it will be the Karachi Kings who take on the Lahore Qalandars for the second semi final of the tournament. Here, are the details in the today match prediction details of MUL vs PES.
Semifinal of Pakistan Super League
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
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.
Though the outbreak might have put a stop to the PSL for the time being, it could work in favour of all four sides as it gives them adequate rest and also the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. Momentum has taken a hit, but players with a fresher mind and body will be up for the challenge once the tournament resumes.
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 will be a key player as the South African has scored 189 runs from 6 innings in the competition striking at 154.76.
Khushdil Shah has compiled 175 runs from 8 innings in the competition striking at 147.28.
Zeeshan Ashraf has impressed with the bat by scoring 169 runs from 9 innings in the competition striking at 133.
Imran Tahir has been his usual self by bagging 10 wickets from the 8 matches in this tournament at an economy of 7.16.
Sohail Tanvir’s left arm pace has helped him get 10 wickets from the 8 matches in this tournament at an economy of 7.68.
Shoaib Malik has been one the standouts with the bat as he’s scored 239 runs from 7 innings in the competition striking at 134.26.
Haider Ali has also packed a punch with his big hitting and has added 239 runs from 9 innings in the competition striking at 158.27.
Kamran Akmal’s explosive nature has got him 251 runs from 9 innings in the competition striking at 161.93.
Wahab Riaz has been pivotal with the ball and has bagged 11 wickets from the 9 matches in this tournament at an economy rate of 8.01.