PSL: Peshawar Zalmi gets the better of Islamabad United

Hope Soto
February 26, 2018

A number of stars including Pakistani music icon, Abida Parveen and USA rapper, Jason Derulo performed at the opening ceremony that has attracted a packed-weekend crowd at the iconic Dubai stadium.

By now Multan Sultans top the HBL PSL 2018 Points Table with 4 points after two matches followed by Karachi Kings which possess 2 points after one game.

Players of Peshawar Zalmi celebrate their victory over Quetta Gladiators in the PSL 2017 final. Multan had thrashed the defending champions in the tournament opener.

Islamabad could only finish fourth in last year's edition and Russell will surely be looking to inspire them to a better finish, but refused to reveal his personal goals for the tournament. The tournament will be ended on March 25th, 2018.

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Moving on, the Lahore Qalandars are one team that have plenty to prove. Both the teams are loaded with quality players.

Kamran also praised 19-year-old spinner Ibtisam Sheikh, who was perhaps unlucky to finish with unflattering figures of 0-31 in his three overs. On paper, there is every reason to believe that. Farkhar Zaman and Umar Akmal made sizeable contributions, making 49 and 31 respectively. Chairman PCB Najam Sethi has given glad tidings to Pakistani cricket fans to host all the PSL matches in Pakistan in season four.

PSL has played a huge role in bringing cricket back to Pakistan and Uber is supporting the third edition to ensure it becomes a bigger success. In came left-handed batsman Imad. Then they have Shahid Afridi too who will command respect from the opposition as well as huge crowds when he comes out to play. The team that was rocketed by spot-fixing scandal last season has relied heavily on Pakistan youngsters to don the batting responsibility and will be hoping for veteran Misbah-ul-Haq to guide them.

Faheem Ashraf scored 54 from 30 balls in the latter part of the innings.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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