PSL 4 | FINAL | Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi | Karachi | 17th Mar 2019 | Match Thread

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Who will be the champion of PSL 4?

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  1. Quetta Gladiators

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  1. Munna
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    Final of PSL 4 in Karachi ...

    Both teams have a massive set of supporters in the city.

    Both captains have a fantastic track record in big finals.

    Both teams have experience of playing PSL finals.

    Pick your winner!
     
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    InshaAllah 2nd title for us. Quetta are SA will never win title.
     
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    Watson is the crucial wicket. I am backing PZ to win. Solid outfit.
     
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    Quetta like to chase but would be very silly to do so in a final. I would imagine Sarfraz has learned from Islamabads mistake.

    Watson the big wicket. Quetta have consistently been performers over the last 4 years, they deserve a title...Zalmi favourites for me though.
     
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    Hopefully Fawad Ahmed plays and Quetta is at full strength
     
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    Quetta look to break final jinx against spirited Peshawar

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    Quetta Gladiators hope their in-form opener Shane Watson will make them third time lucky as they look to avoid another knock-out punch from a spirited Peshawar Zalmi when the two teams clash in the final of the Pakistan Super League at the National Stadium on Sunday.

    Quetta have beaten Peshawar in both the league games this season, before having the better of their arch-rivals in the Wednesday’s Qualifier at the back of powerful performance, but they are wary of a knock-out punch from the Darren Sammy-led Peshawar.

    Despite beating Peshawar in the Qualifiers in 2016 and 2017 in thrilling last-over finishes by one-run, Quetta lost in 2017 final by 58 runs in Lahore and in the Eliminator 1 last year.

    Quetta captain Sarfaraz Ahmed hoped it will be a case of third time lucky.

    “We are playing the final for the third time, so we will do our all-out effort to play in the same manner which we have done in the whole tournament,” Sarfaraz told a news conference on the eve of PSL 2019 final.

    “If you look at the previous years, there were some factors which hurt us as some players didn’t come,” said Sarfaraz of the Lahore final when Kevin Pietersen and Rilee Rossouw were not available.

    Last year, Watson decided to stay away for the Eliminators in Lahore, leaving Quetta depleted. But this time Watson, who has amassed 423 runs in the tournament this year, made a late decision to visit Karachi.

    “This time, we are at our full strength, so we will do our best to play like we have done and win the tournament. Obviously, winning the trophy is every captain's wish. We have come close but were not able to win. This time, we will do our best, though we have a strong team against us.”

    It is befitting for the PSL final that the two most in-form teams are in the final, finishing with seven wins and three losses each in the first phase.

    Peshawar skipper Sammy admitted Watson has plagued his team.

    “Shane Watson has really been the pain for us,” said Sammy of the former Australia opener, who has 265 runs at 66.25 in five matches against Peshawar in two years. “He is pretty experienced and he is enjoying his form.”

    But Sammy hoped his team will give another knock-out punch.

    " Quetta has had the better of us throughout the season and I always tell my boys that everything in life happens for a reason. If it is one time we chose to beat them, whey not in the final when it really matters. "
    “Hopefully, it’s a cracker of a game and we find ways and means to execute our plans against them and we will need that but that Shane Watson guy is pain for us.”

    Quetta have mostly chased targets and their two wins against Peshawar came by six and eight wickets, respectively before they had the better of their rivals by 10 runs in the play-off in Karachi.

    Sarfaraz said he was looking for a good platform from his top-order.

    “Watson and Umar Akmal are quality players. Watson has played well throughout the tournament and is in-form and it’s good that a top player like him is with us and we are at full strength. We also have Rilee Rossouw, Ahsan Ali and Ahmed Shahzad, so if our top players give the platform, then we will put a good total against the opposition who have a strong bowling line-up.”

    Besides Watson, Umar (277 runs in 11 matches), Rossouw (256 in 10 matches) and Shahzad (253 in seven) are in good nick.

    Peshawar are more reliant on Kamran Akmal, who Sammy described as his “match-winner”, having knocked off 336 runs in 12 games. Fellow-opener Imam-ul-Haq has justified his selection with 338 runs in 11 matches. They put on 135 to set the platform for an imposing 214 for five against Islamabad, helping their team to a 48-run win.

    Peshawar also have a powerful pace attack, led by tournament's highest wicket-taker Hasan Ali who has 25 wickets in 12 matches. Experienced pacer Wahab Riaz has 16, followed by Sameen Gul (10), and Tymal Mills and Umaid Asif (seven each).

    But Quetta’s spinners – Mohammad Nawaz and Fawad Ahmed – make the difference with wickets in the middle overs. It will be interesting to see if Liam Dawson gets a go or decide to go in with all pace.

    Sarfaraz admitted Fawad Ahmed is doubtful after being hit on the mouth in the Qualifier against Peshawar, which needed surgery.

    Sammy hoped it will be another cracker of a game in Karachi.

    “I like to be the underdogs,” said Sammy. “To be fair, Quetta are playing some good cricket. The key for us is that our bowling unit has pretty much been the same. Hasan has been playing since his debut and Wahab leading the pack and sharing his experience.

    “We have some good players, not superstars but effective players. To be able to make three consecutive finals in a row is an achievement.

    “Winning the final tomorrow will really be the icing on the cake.”

    https://www.cricingif.com/news/32237/Quetta-look-to-break-final-jinx-against-spirited-Peshawar
     
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    InshaAllah Watson will fail today.
     
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    Kai Kai Quetta
     
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    Quetta is winning this year as I said before in another thread.
     
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    Next time they should invite the great Frank Lampard.
     
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    Its Umar Akmal v Kamran Akmal
     
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    Who invited Azhar Ali as an analyst in the first place? He says the obvious. Quite ordinary. Ridiculous.
     
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    Yeh, very much like his batting.
     
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    Electric atmosphere.

    Backing Quetta to win but that Peshawar bowling lineup is fierce.
     
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    Quetta are silly for chasing in a final.
     
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    Imam is also Shoda, was showing off to impress Erin
     
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    Going over. Check the length
     
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    Both Imam & Kami threw away their wickets on nothing balls.
     
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    Sir Amin and Sir Maqsood batting together in a final...... big stage for big players
     
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