The fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is finally coming to an end after an unexpected break. This year’s PSL event will be screened tonight (Tuesday) through the final match. Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan’s two main rivals in domestic cricket, will fight for the title.
Although not at the start of the tournament, Bangladesh ODI captain and left-hand opener Tamim Iqbal, playing for the Lahore calendars, went to Pakistan to attend the playoffs, which will continue after the break. So far, he has scored 48 runs in two matches (16 out of 10 balls and 30 out of 20 balls). Tamim was in rhythm in both matches.
Lahore, meanwhile, had to overcome several obstacles in the playoffs to reach the final. In the first match of the eliminator, they lost to Péšávar Zalmi by 5 goals and won a ticket for the second eliminator. In this match, tournament favorite Multan Sultans lost in the final.
On the other hand, the Karachi kings got a ticket to the finals by a direct victory in the first qualification. Where they lost to Multan. However, the former Pakistani captain and chief voter Inzamam-ul-Haq leads Lahore ahead of Karachi in the final. Inzamam also said there was a special reason for this.
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Inzamam said: “If you want to know my opinion on the finals, I will say that my thoughts are wrong or correct. However, I would say that the Lahore calendars are popular for winning the title. The reason is their fate. Lahore’s fate in the last four PSLs did not help much. This time I see that they are getting a lot of luck. “
With the help of luck, he added: “Hafeez has won the match against Peshawar Zalmi with the undefeated 64 raids in the last four. She was caught behind bars, but no one reported. As a result, Lahore somehow managed to pass that time. Another is that Hafeez lacked a catch. When we see all this, it is clear that happiness is with them. “
However, not only because of luck, but also because of the cricket explanation, Inzamam considers Lahore to be his favorite. The former Pakistani captain deals with the issue of burning team players, especially in times of emergency.
“The way Lahore plays, the way his players burn at the right time – that’s why I put them ahead,” he said. But Karachi also plays great. They have a very good bowling attack. Both teams have good bowling attacks. The real battle will be between the bowling attack of both teams.
Meanwhile, today’s final match will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi. All playoff matches are played here due to the situation of Corona. However, given the rivalry between the two teams, Inzamam joked that it was important to make two instead of one in the final. Inzamam described it as the biggest match in PSL history in terms of competition.
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