Pakistan Super League PSL 2017

Peshawar Zalmi Win PSL 2017

Peshawar Zalmi win Pakistan Super League 2017Peshawar Zalmi win Pakistan Super League 2017

In what turned out to be a one-sided Pakistan Super League 2017 final, the Peshawar Zalmi defeated the Quetta Gladiators in the title-decider to lift the trophy. Darren Sammy hammered a quick-fire 28 down the order to become the difference between a score of 125 and 148 and on that slow and sluggish surface, the Gladiators were able to manage just 90 in reply. Mohammad Asghar grabbed three wickets while Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz scalped two apiece.

6th Team Included for PSL 3rd Edition 2018

hbl psl 2017This was after the Lahore Qalandars were knocked out of the PSL much earlier than one would have thought. Led by Brendon McCullum, they finished bottom of the points table to bow out of the competition without making the playoffs.

Quetta Gladiators overcome Peshawar Zalmi in the first Qualifier, in what was a shock result given the position that the Zalmis were in, to make the final.

Karachi Kings dumped the defending champions Islamabad United out of the tournament but then met their match in the Zalmis, who defeated them after setting up a score of 181 in the third Qualifier.

The PSL 2 Final was played with much aplomb in Lahore given all the security issues that had pushed overseas players into pulling out of the game. Still, there were a few overseas cricketers who did tour the country for the final and it turned out to be a rousing success.

Earlier, the PSL 2 Draft for the second edition of the tournament was held on October 19 and all five teams announced their squads with most teams consisting of around 20 players from Pakistan and overseas.

A few of the players were retained from the previous season by teams while the others were picked afresh from the PSL Draft. There was also a transfer window in which teams like Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars exchanged players.

New players like Eoin Morgan, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Brendon McCullum became a part of the tournament, and were picked up by respective teams during the Draft, while Chris Gayle was let go of by Lahore and selected by Karachi.

The following players namely Tilakaratne Dilshan, Thisara Perera, Rilee Rossouw, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Mahmudullah Riyad, James Franklin, Chris Green, Jason Roy and Nathan McCullum got a nod as replacement players instead of injured of partly unavailable players.

Misbah-ul-Haq led the defending champions Islamabad United yet again while Shahid Afridi handed over the captaincy of Peshawar Zalmi to Darren Sammy. Sarfaraz Ahmed captained the Quetta Gladiators, while Sangakkara was the skipper of the Karachi Kings. Lahore Qalandars saw Brendon McCullum take over the reins.

Given the success of the first season of Pakistan Super League, the PCB has offered an increase in prize money for the second PSL season. The title winners took home $700,000, as opposed to $500,000 that they had won in the first season while the runner-up gathered $350,000. Last season the runner-up had won $200,000.

Kamran Akmal won the best wicket-keeper award, best batsman award and was also awarded the man of the tournament. Sohail Khan was named the best bowler.

The HBL PSL cricket league has put the cricket action from the country back on the map. Boasting of international players and a league like format, the tournament took place in three stages, which was played in Dubai and Sharjah. The teams representing five major cities – Peshawar, Quetta, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore took part in the competition.

1337 comments… add one
  • Ankush Mar 22, 2017, 3:04 pm

    Madarchod psl
    IPL acha hota kamino

    • Taha Mar 25, 2017, 6:51 am

      Ja beta bara hokr ao phely

  • Rubab Mar 20, 2017, 3:01 pm

    East or west ,zalmi is the best:)

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2017, 1:21 pm

    nice

  • Anns Mar 17, 2017, 4:46 am

    Sargodha honi chya

  • Tamim Mar 13, 2017, 8:41 am

    Kk will win next one

  • Tamim Mar 13, 2017, 8:40 am

    Kk

  • ALI ABBAS KAZMI Mar 12, 2017, 12:50 pm

    PAK WIN

  • adil Mar 7, 2017, 6:21 pm

    in sha allah next time will win islamabad
    I love misbah the pakistan’s best captian

  • atiq rahi Mar 7, 2017, 4:36 am

    peshawar zalmi win the next psl mach

  • Push Mar 7, 2017, 3:41 am

    zalmi walo gange ho jao

    • shair khan Mar 7, 2017, 10:08 am

      nex time champion peshawar zalmi IN Shah Allah

      • talha Mar 18, 2017, 2:44 pm

        PSL+PCB

  • jaweria mirza Mar 6, 2017, 2:54 pm

    next time we will win,,,,

  • jaweria mirza Mar 6, 2017, 2:53 pm

    next time we will win in sha allah,,!

    • Tazeem Mar 13, 2017, 12:42 pm

      Who’s ur team??

  • Arif Mahmood Khan Tippu Mar 6, 2017, 1:10 am

    Bundle of congrats Pakistan, Government, PCB, Mr Najam Sethi, Peshawar Zalmi and Lively people of Pakistan. God bless everyone. To them as well, who created hurdles; willingly or unwillingly.

  • Mr no name Mar 5, 2017, 11:25 pm

    Darren Sammy is the best Captain in the 20-20 format .windies top brass dosnt think so

  • hasnain iqbal Mar 5, 2017, 5:55 pm

    Peshawar zalmi win the title

    Sammy rock.

  • Rutab Mar 5, 2017, 5:54 pm

    Peshawar is going to win but i am on Quetta side

  • CH ABDULLAH Mar 5, 2017, 5:54 pm

    My Quetta GLADIATORs team WON THIS finaLlllllllll INSHAALLAH ?????????

    ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

  • Saim Mar 5, 2017, 5:52 pm

    Peshawer won the final match

    • atiq rahi Mar 7, 2017, 4:38 am

      inshaallah

  • Abdullah Mar 5, 2017, 5:52 pm

    Inshallah Peshawar Zalmi wins @#$

  • Tayyeb Imtiaz Mar 5, 2017, 5:50 pm

    Peshawar is going to win the PSL final…………. Best ov Luck for Peshawar…………. Love u Lala…… Love Zalmi…………

  • Abdullah Sohail Mar 5, 2017, 5:49 pm

    Peshawer zalmi will win Inshallah

  • Sajid Mar 5, 2017, 5:49 pm

    Quetta is going to win.

  • SIDDIQUIZZ Mar 5, 2017, 5:48 pm

    PAK WIN

  • Darren Sammy Mar 5, 2017, 4:04 pm

    Peshawar is gonna ROCK!!!???

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