PSL Playoffs 2018: Who Made It?

PSL 2018 Playoffs Schedule Time Table

Who qualified for PSL Playoffs?

Here we are at the deciding phase of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League with the four teams, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators featuring in the playoffs.

The PSL fixtures for the playoffs and finals is placed below:

Date PSL Playoff Schedule Time (PST) Venue
Sunday, March 18 Islamabad vs Karachi Qualifier 9:00 pm Dubai
Tuesday March 20 Peshawar vs Quetta Eliminator 1 7:00 pm Lahore
Wednesday, March 21 Eliminator 2 – Karachi vs Peshawar 7:00 pm Lahore
Sunday, March 25 PSL Final – Islamabad vs Peshawar 7:00 pm Karachi

The Islamabad United and Karachi Kings finished in the top two of the PSL Points Table while the Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators were third and fourth respectively.

There were various scenarios in the final few days of the competition, with the Multan Sultans in with a chance of going through as well. In fact at the halfway stage, Multan were leading the points table but a poor finish to the tournament for them and a Peshawar resurrection ended the first-timers’ hopes.

The Islamabad United will now take on the Karachi Kings in the first game, a Qualifier that will see the winner go through to the final. The loser of this game will then take on the winner of the Eliminator between Peshawar and Quetta, the two teams which had contested in the final of the previous season.

The winner of this third game will take on the winner of that first Qualifier in the final that will be played in Karachi.

Earlier, going into the final five games of the league stage of the Pakistan Super League, there were only two certainties as far as which teams can qualify for the PSL playoffs 2018.

One, the Lahore Qalandars were out of the competition – and they had been out for some time after they ended up losing six matches in a row this season (and eight if you count the previous season).

And two, the Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators were already through to the playoffs. Other than that, the remaining two qualifiers and which two of these four sides would finish in the top two and hence get an extra chance of qualifying for the final, wasn’t known at that stage. Here’s the current points table.


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