Multan Sultans won only one of their first five matches in the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, the Mohammad Rizwan-led unit not only qualified for the playoffs but also made the final.
Both sides have a 1-1 PSL 6 record heading into the final.
In the Karachi-leg, Zalmi chased a 194-run target for the loss of four wickets with one over to spare, courtesy Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s half-century and a fighting 48 from Imam-ul-Haq.
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been an excellent one for batting with bowlers finding it tough to maintain control. Since it’s a must-win encounter, teams should look to put runs on the board and then exert pressure on the opposition. Hitting boundaries should not be a problem and a high-scoring match seems to be on the cards.
Zalmi knocked out the defending champions Kings by five wickets in Eliminator 1 in a gripping encounter that finished on the penultimate ball, before their overwhelming victory over United, which earned them their fourth PSL final appearance.