PSL 2018 - Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United Preview

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However, Lahore and Karachi would be hosting couple of qualifiers and a final of the PSL respectively.

Their opening options include Luke Ronchi and Sahibzada Farhan, both of whom have been in top form in limited-overs cricket, with Alex Hales available on the bench as a supplementary player. Chairman PCB Najam Sethi has given glad tidings to Pakistani cricket fans to host all the PSL matches in Pakistan in season four.

Zalmi lost to debutants Multan Sultans in the opening match of the tournament on Thursday as Sultans, playing their first ever PSL, trounced Darren Sammy's XI by seven wickets.

For Peshawar Zalmi, all eyes will be on Wahab Riaz, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Chris Jordan, Shakib Al Hasan, Dwayne Bravo, and Darren Sammy. If they can get their act together, they have the wherewithal to become champions. Then they have Shahid Afridi too who will command respect from the opposition as well as huge crowds when he comes out to play. He was bowled by Faheem Ashraf. "Whether it be Pakistan or India, cricket is popular in both countries", he said, adding that at present, his favourite player is Virat Kohli since he is the best cricketer.

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The Karachi Kings restricted Quetta Gladiators to 130-9 in their chase of 150 to win the match. Since it is a short tournament, so each win or loss might be costlier for any team.

Neelum Munir is a popular TV and film actor in Pakistan and was recently signed up by Multan Sultans as brand ambassador. Later, the youngster grabbed the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara; the highest scorer in the Multan Sultan's innings. South Africa spinner Imran Tahir also claimed three wickets but he did damage at a crucial juncture and was chosen Man of the Match.

Former Pakistan batsman and current commentator Ramiz Raja believes that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been a highly successful T20 tournament and is second only to the star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL).