Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars seek to book PSL final spot today
The exhilarating league-stage fits of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) concluded in taste as Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, and Islamabad United moved to the playoffs segment of the match.
The protecting champions Lahore Qalandars and runners-up of PSL 2022 Multan Sultans will face each and every different within the qualifier fit on March 15 on the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium at 7:00pm.
The protecting champions are assured they’re going to stay their profitable momentum in opposition to the Sultans, whilst the Rizwan-led aspect shall be having a look to soar again to its toes and gear up to the final as they did ultimate yr.
While the profitable aspect will qualify for the final, the shedding aspect will play the second one eliminator in opposition to the profitable aspect of the primary eliminator.
Qalandars ruled Sultans
The Qalandars ruled the Sultans in each league-stage fits of the continuing season of the match.
In their opening fit of the continuing season, Qalandars defeated Sultans by way of one run after an exhilarating contest thank you to Fakhar Zaman — who performed a reliable knock and scored 66 the most important innings, together with 3 fours and 5 sixes — and Qalandars’ damaging bowlers who effectively defended the 175-run goal.
In their 2nd come upon, the Qalandars as soon as once more triumphed over the Sultans — the house aspect — profitable their 2nd fit by way of 21 runs.
PSL 2022 qualifier recollections
In the PSL 2022 qualifier, the 2 ambitious facets confronted off in opposition to each and every different and the Sultans thrashed Qalandars by way of 28 runs to qualify for the PSL 2022 final. Last yr, skipper Rizwan performed a smart inning with Rilee Rosouw, scoring 65 runs to make the objective aggressive.
Chasing a 164-run goal, the Qalandars failed to chase the objective as Sultans’ Dahani took 3 the most important wickets of their spell to damage the Qalandars’ batting line.
In the previous appearances of the PSL fits, the Qalandars and the Sultans confronted each and every different 15 instances. Of those Sultans have received 8 fits and Qalandars had been victorious in 7 contests.
Player to watch
Both facets have nice stars and a few sensible T20 world gamers, who’re identified for his or her ruthless batting and damaging bowling assaults. The Qalandars have a excellent aggregate of fast- and spin-bowling within the form of speedsters Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, and Rashid Khan.
Fakhar Zaman: The main run-scorer of Qalandars aspect, Fakhar made a outstanding comeback after getting better from harm; he scored 378 runs in 10 fits of the continuing season of PSL, together with twenty-eight fours and twenty-sixes sixes.
He additionally smashed essentially the most sixes all through this season. The left-hand batter performed a career-best PSL innings in opposition to Islamabad United as he scored 115 runs. Zaman is the important thing batter for the Qalandars, who can trade the sport together with his ruthless batting.
Shaheen Shah Afridi: The talismanic pacer, Shaheen, turns out to be in nice shape as he has grabbed 14 wickets within the 9 fits up to now. Shaheen and Rauf are the backbones of Qalanadars’ bowling assault, limiting the fighters’ batters to play aggressively within the T20 Format.
Zaman could also be a notable pacer of the Qalandars aspect.
Rashid Khan: Not simplest do Qalandars have very good instant bowlers, but additionally do they’ve a expert spinner — Rashid Khan — who took 15 wickets in 8 fits. Rashid is the main wicket-taker of the Qalandars’ aspect, his spinning bowling created difficulties for the fighters’ batters.
Mohammad Rizwan: The main run-scorer of this match, Sultans’ captain Rizwan has added 483 runs within the ten fits this season.
He is main the staff entrance to give a contribution remarkably as an opener batter. Rizwan, additionally created historical past as they smashed his maiden PSL ton in opposition to Karachi Kings. His perfect rating on this ongoing match is 110 now not out in opposition to the Kings.
His smart batting and nice captaincy have helped his aspect succeed in playoffs as soon as once more.
Abbas Afridi: Sultans even have proficient bowlers. Afridi grabbed 22 wickets in 9 fits. He performed an enormous position in profitable fits for the Sultans’ aspect. Afridi holds the important thing for Sultans in bowling.
This 21-year-old medium-fast bowler comes into this recreation after taking 5-47 in opposition to Quetta Gladiators. He has were given nice beef up from Ihsanullah, who’s the second one wicket-taker and a number one bowler within the sequence. Ihsanullah would possibly end up to be a game-changer for the Sultans’ aspect within the qualifier.
David Miller and Rilee Rossouw: Both Rossouw and Miller are competitive batters and feature made nice contributions within the league-stage fits of the sequence.
Lahore Qalandars: Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Fakhar Zaman, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Hussain Talat, Haris Rauf, Abdullah Shafique, Liam Dawson, Sikandar Raza, Ahmad Daniyal, Dilbar Hussain, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Mirza Tahir Baig, Shawaiz Irfan, Zaman Khan, Jalat Khan, Jordan Cox (wk), Ahsan Bhatti, Sam Billings (wk), Shane Dadswell, Shai Hope.
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), David Miller, Josh Little, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Akeal Hosain, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Usama Mir, Sameen Gul, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Sarwar, Usman Khan, Arafat Minhas, Ihsanullah, Abbas Afridi, Kieron Pollard, Ammad Butt, Wayne Parnell, IzharulHaq Naveed.