Zalmi and Quetta will face each other in final of PSL 2 at Lahore

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 | 0

Group stage and qualifier round of second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) has successfully completed and there is only one match left which is the final. After so many speculation, Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi have qualified for the final match of the tournament which will be staged in next 5th March, 2017 at Lahore.

After so much debate and discussion, the final venue is selected but most of the players would not ready to take the risk to visit Pakistan due to political contradiction. Just few days ago, there was a massive bomb blast occurred and number of peoples were dead. In this circumstances, the former players of Pakistan along with others are standing against this desperate decision. Though, PCB is ready to give the highest protection to the players and they will not change the venue as well.

However, the both finalists have fought many battles to come this far where they qualified for the group stage by achieving on the top two position. As a result, they faced each other in the first qualifier round where Zalmi unfortunately faced a defeat against Quetta Gladiators. Peshawar Zalmi was about to win the match and they needed just 8 runs in the last over of the innings. But, they could not do this but lost three wickets in last three balls consecutively. So, facing the defeat, they had to play the 2nd qualifier against the winner of the eliminator round Karachi Kings. Against Karachi Kings, they defeated one match in group stage out of two. But in the qualifier round, Karachi Kings did not get any chance but defeat as usual.

Now, Peshawar Zalmi has just one barrier to reach to the title and the barrier name is Quetta Gladiators. Since the 2nd season of PSL beginning, this two teams played total three times against each other where Zalmi won once and Quetta won once. Rest one match finished with no result due to rain.

So, now it seems that they both are almost same powered and according to the report, they are waiting eagerly to face against each other once more in final. Though, Quetta has previous experience to play final because in last season of PSL, they reached final but faced defeat against Islamabad United and became runner up. So, they do not want to make another mistake but claim the title for the first time.

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