PSL 2018 comes to its end. The final is set to take place between the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and inaugural season’s champions Islamabad United. The final will be played on March 25 at National Stadium Karachi. While ISL reached the final after dominating the points table, Peshawar clinched 1 run win over Quetta Gladiators in the eliminator 1 and then defeated Karachi Kings in the eliminator 2. The PSL 2018 final will start at 07:00 PM Local or 07:30 PM IST.
PES- W, W, W, W
ISL- W, W, L, W
While not many changes are expected in the PSL final. ISL skipper Misbah ul Haq is expected to return in the playing 11. Misbah missed the qualifier against Kings.
Zalmi’s top contributor Kamran Akmal was seen in a bit of discomfort. He also credited the physio’s hard work due to which he was able to play the eliminator 2. He is expected to get fully fit and play the final.
Andre Fletcher, Darren Sammy (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Sameen Gul, Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Liam Dawson, Umaid Asif, Kamran Akmal (wk), Saad Nasim, Hasan Ali
Jean-Paul Duminy (c), Faheem Ashraf, Luke Ronchi (wk), Alex Hales, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Samit Patel, Amad Butt, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami, Sahibzada Farhan
Wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal, Liam Dawson, Wahab Riaz, Andre Fletcher and skipper Darren Sammy are some of the in-form players, PES would be looking for one last special performance. Akmal and Dawson are the top contributors with the bat while Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, and Hasan Ali are the leading wicket-takers.
JP Duminy and Luke Ronchi have been phenomenal throughout the tournament. All the eyes will be on these two when ISL comes to bat. While Mohammad Sami, Samit Patel, and Faheem Ashraf have efficiently choked the opposition with the ball.
The PSL 2018 final is going be a nerve wrecking contest for sure. Going with the current form of both the teams, it is nearly impossible to predict the title winner. While Peshawar has been excellent in both the eliminators, Islamabad United has one of the best bowling attacks in PSL 2018. It is an evenly poised match with both the teams equally strong.
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