Kings will face United at Eliminator stage

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 | 0

The second season of one of the most popular league has come at the ending moment and there only four matches left to complete the season successfully. Total four teams out of five participants have made it to the playoff where top two teams will play the first qualifier match and last two teams will have to go through the eliminator stage. And the winner of the eliminator stage will get approval to play the loser of the first qualifier round which will be the 2nd qualifier. And obviously the winner of the first qualifier will be one of the two finalist of PSL 2. However, according to the point table, Karachi Kings and defending champion Islamabad United are the last two point holder teams and they are going to play the eliminator round just after the first qualifier round is executed between Zalmi and Quetta. The eliminator round will be staged in next 1st March, 2017 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

Since the beginning of the tournament, Karachi kings were regarded as the underdog team but day by day, the team was getting stronger. Finally, they have qualified for the playoff by defeating Islamabad United in the last group stage match by six wickets.

Karachi Kings and Islamabad United also played total eight matches each in this season of PSL like the others and made victory four times so far. But, due to lose the rest four matches they finished the group stage with 3rd and fourth position respectively. Zalmi and Quetta also won four matches each in this season of PSL but lost three times where rest match was finished with no result due to the bad weather.

Now, the most important question is who would pass the eliminator stage between this two teams. Though, Karachi Kings were regarded as the underdog but their current performance would be a nightmare to the defending champion. Besides, this two teams have already played two times in this ongoing tournament of PSL but unfortunately in both cases, United faced shameful defeat.

But however, after facing two defeat against Karachi Kings, United would probably face them with full power in next match. Due to the poor performance, United could perhaps underestimated Kings and as a result, they suffered. Though, Kings won two matches against the defending champion, but in upcoming match, United would stop kings winning streak.

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