Proud of Peshawar Kozai’s aggressive batting, to win, you have to play your best in all three fields, Wahab Riaz. Photo: File
Lahore: The thrill of PSL competitions came in the last match, the decisive battle for the glittering trophy rang out while the Sultans and Zalmai were fully prepared.
The time has come for the decision of the champion team of Pakistan Super League 6, the final will be played on Thursday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the winning team will get a prize money of Rs 75 million, a check of Rs 30 million is ready for runzap, the best bowler, fielder. And the wicket-keeper will receive Rs 8.8 lakh, Rs 32 lakh has been set aside for the Spirit of Cricket Award.
Finalists Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi boosted their confidence after beating top-ranked Islamabad United in the points table in the play-offs. Muhammad Rizwan XI scored 31 runs in the qualifiers against Islamabad while Wahab Riaz XI took 5 wickets for Karachi Kings. After defeating Islamabad, they defeated Islamabad by 8 wickets in Element Two.
Multan Sultans reached the final of the event for the first time, Peshawar will fight for the title for the fourth time, Multan Sultans team won 5 out of 6 matches including qualifier in Abu Dhabi, on the other hand Peshawar Zalmi Abu Dhabi only 2 out of 5 matches in the league stage. One of the two mutual matches of the recent event was won by Peshawar Zalmi and the other by Multan Sultans.
Multan Sultans captain Mohammad Rizwan, who performed best in Abu Dhabi conditions, appeared in great form in the league stage. Sohaib Maqsood, who proved to be a power hitter, has the ability to turn the tide of the match in just a few overs. And Johnson Charles has also played some good innings, Riley Russo can also deliver sixes, Shahnoz Dhani will be available to the most successful bowling team of the Hesa event, experienced pacers Sohail Tanveer and Imran Khan are also present to support, spin department Imran Tahir’s services will be available.
On the other hand, Jazratullah Zazai has borne the brunt of Peshawar Zalmi’s batting. Kamran Akmal, Jonathan Wells, Sharfin Rutherford and veteran Shoaib Malik will also be present to accompany the aggressive batsman. It will not be easy, Mohammad Irfan will take advantage of his tall stature when he is fit, Ameed Asif is also in good form, all-rounder Emad Butt also did not allow the batsmen of Islamabad United to play openly in the last match, Shoaib with Roman Powell The country’s spin bowling team can come in handy.
Multan Sultans captain Mohammad Rizwan said that we are aware of the conditions and ready for the challenges, all the players are determined to win the title, hopefully the team will perform brilliantly in the most important match.
Peshawar Zalmai leader Wahab Riaz said that it is an honor to reach the final, every player of the team contributed to the victories, we will do our best to achieve success, for this we have to show the best game in all fields.