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
  • shoaib Akhtar Feb 1, 2017, 8:54 am

    inshallah Karachi jeety ga

  • Sarfaraz khan tareen Feb 1, 2017, 7:59 am

    I hope that Quetta will win.

  • Raees mirpur Feb 1, 2017, 7:35 am

    Kashmir ki b team honi chaey

  • Sabir ali soomro from rahim yar khan03040231897 Feb 1, 2017, 4:57 am

    Queataa Galadiatr win .

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  • Imran abbasi abbattabad Jan 31, 2017, 8:07 pm

    Peshawar zalmii jety ge I like zalmiiiii

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    • umar khaliq buneri Feb 1, 2017, 11:59 am

      England won

  • arslan Jan 31, 2017, 4:49 pm


  • Fakhar mustafa Jan 31, 2017, 4:38 pm

    3 tickets for final .0321 4901439

  • Shoaib hafeez Jan 31, 2017, 3:54 pm

    Islamabad you beauty.,.winner

  • Polas khan Jan 31, 2017, 3:27 pm

    I love big boss

  • ZEESHAN MALIK Jan 31, 2017, 12:56 pm

    Quetta ke hm sehzade Quetta jeety ga Sarfraz jeety ga

  • Azam baloch Jan 31, 2017, 11:19 am

    Queata gladiator win inshallah

  • Akhlaq ch Jan 31, 2017, 8:53 am

    Karachi jitay ga

    • Wazir Saif Feb 1, 2017, 8:24 am

      Karachi jeeta ga inshallah

  • Jûtt Jan 31, 2017, 4:37 am

    Pakistan wins…;)

  • kals Jan 31, 2017, 1:05 am

    pesAwar jitega

  • israr Jan 30, 2017, 8:25 pm

    United we win

  • Sohail shehzad Jan 30, 2017, 7:52 pm

    Zalmi well win this tittle

  • Ali baba Jan 30, 2017, 7:11 pm

    Lahor win inshaAllah

  • syed shah khalid chinala teh matta distt swat urfe gwal dede Jan 30, 2017, 6:20 pm

    peshawar zalmi jeete ga inshallah shahid afridi and darrfn

  • Muhammad Nabi Jan 30, 2017, 5:49 pm

    Nshallah Afridi tem wll win the 2nd editi0n of psl.

  • tammoor Jan 30, 2017, 5:19 pm

    Karachi kings will win i swear

  • umar khaliq buneri Jan 30, 2017, 4:38 pm

    karachi king inshallah jeeta ga

  • umar khaliq buneri Jan 30, 2017, 4:37 pm

    Karachi king & peshawer zalmi

  • Haider ali Jan 30, 2017, 3:53 pm

    inshallah karachi king hi jeetega

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