There it is, the final of the PSL in under the way and both the teams looked absolutely thrilled. Quetta Gladiators are definitely the favorites here but one could not underestimate the power of the boys in red.
Islamabad United has performed really well in the last few games. Quetta Gladiators defeated comprehensively the boys in red in the two group stage games. But Islamabad Untied has defeated the likes of Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi kings in their two playoffs games.
The momentum is definitely with the Islamabad Untied. Quetta Gladiators have not played any game since Friday while the Islamabad United played their last game on Sunday. So definitely, the momentum is with the Islamabad United.
Quetta Gladiators have been in some great form right from their first game in PSL which was the opener for this tournament and it was against the same team they are facing in the finals, the Islamabad United. So they are pretty much in the game.
Quetta Gladiators have definitely a strong batting line against the Islamabad United. Quetta has most of their batters in form and this will cause a bit of concern for Islamabad Untied as the game will progress. Islamabad United lacks this consistency.
Islamabad United doesn’t have the depth in their batting. They have players who if stand can finish the game singled handedly like Sharjeel, Misbah and Russell. But they will have to make partnerships in the middle. This will give them strength in their total. Islamabad United will have to perform both with bat and ball because Quetta Gladiators have managed them well in the past games.
The PSL is coming to an end and the fans of Pakistan cricket have already started to miss the action. PSL has been fun and it certainly has put Pakistan among the top nations who have successfully managed to conduct a t20 league of their own.
Talking about the two teams, Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United are facing each other in the final of the PSL and both these teams have made a long progress in the PSL. First Quetta Gladiators, they were the underdogs of PSL.
The team was bought for the least price and also was looked upon as the weak link in the PSL. But then the induction of Vivian Richards as the mentor of the team and the performances this team started to win matches.
Winning moments Islamabad United, PSL Final
After that, they were the new stars of PSL. Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi in the first playoff and settled their place in the finals. This was the biggest moment for this small team who made it big among the other giants.
Islamabad Untied, on the other hand, has been a team which never impressed most of the people until the last phase of the group stages and then the playoffs. Islamabad United won three group stage games and made it to the playoffs.
Islamabad United then defeated the Karachi Kings and later the boys in red thrashed the second best team of PSL Peshawar Zalmi in the third playoff. This was the biggest moment for the Islamabad United as they were able to make it through to PSL finals.
At the moment, Islamabad United have won the PSl final and the scenes are crazy and emotional here. Misbah flicked the ball on the leg side and there was a punch thrown by the captain cool. The whole team and management were on the field and celebrating. What a game it was and well played Islamabad United.