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Pakistan Super League / PSL 6 – Unfortunately Postponed
The Pakistanis are as excited as they were from the very first season. The Pakistan Super League is named after 6 of Pakistani’s most beloved cities.
As a result, it makes them connect deeply with the teams playing the tournament. The partnership includes some of the world’s finest cricketers from Pakistan and other countries.
This league consists of T20 matches, known best for the fast and furious innings. Due to the busy life, T20 is the format most liked by the people.
All these factors add up to make PSL such a massive event in the country.
As Pakistan was deprived of hosting mega cricket events for so long, PSL 6 has played a significant role in bringing cricket back.
The PSL has become something more than just a cricket series. Within no time, PSL has become the most talked-about sports event in the country.
We all wonder that more passion and flair are seen among the fans, players, and the management with each passing year. Let us move you through some of the exciting facts about PSL.
Pakistan Super League and Champion Teams
The league began in Dubai International Cricket Stadium in 2016. Hence, all the PSL matches were played in different stadiums of the UAE.
Islamabad United won the 1st title, and they had beaten Quetta Gladiators. Peshawar Zalmi won the 2nd title, and they defeated Quetta Gladiators in the finals again.
Islamabad United won the trophy for the second time (2018), and this time they defeated the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi.
The unique thing about this PSL edition was that a new team, Multan Sultans, played for the first time.
Further, after being runners-up for the two editions, Quetta Gladiators won the 4th title of PSL. Gladiators achieved this feat by defeating Zalmis in a close contest.
Lastly, Karachi Kings wore the 5th crown last year in PSL 2020. Kings defeated Lahore Qalanders at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi.
Delay due to a COVID emergency, the finale took place in November. So, this made Karachi Kings the champions for only around three months.
Now, the 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League is going in full swing. Fans are cheering for their favourite teams and hoping for them to stay victorious. Teams are also working the hardest to win the title.
PSL Pakistan Super League 2021 and the Key Players
PSL is a blend of famous national and international cricketers. This year has been a bit different from the previous ones. The global pandemic causes this difference.
Due to global travel restrictions and SOPs, several foreign players have not made it to the league this year.
But still, many renowned foreign players are playing the ongoing edition of PSL. The star players of Karachi Kings include Colin Ingram, Babar Azam, Joe Clark, Sharjeel Khan, Muhammad Nabi, and Imad Wasim.
Similarly, the sensational cricketers of Lahore Qalandars include the likes of Ben Dunk, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Hafeez, and David Weise.
Peshawar Zalmi is also in the race with Kamran Akmal, David Miller, Shoaib Malik, and Sherfane Rutherford. Multan Sultans come up with many famous players like Shahid Afridi, James Vince, Imran Tahir, Shoaib Maqsood, and Chris Lynn.
Shining stars of Quetta Gladiators include players like Ben Cutting, Dale Steyn, Sarfraz Ahmad, and Tom Banton.
Finally, Islamabad United players include Alex Hales, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Ahmed, Phil Salt, Hassan Ali, and Shadab Khan.
Don’t these names excite you enough to watch them in action?
The credit to the mega-success of PSL goes to these players. They have met their fans’ expectations and kept the spirit of the game alive.
PSL and Revival of Cricket in Pakistani Grounds
Sadly, Pakistani cricket fans have long been awaiting the return of international cricket to Pakistani stadiums. Pakistan Super League 6th has paved the way for international teams visiting Pakistan after almost a decade.
Initially, PSL was played outside the country, but now, it is almost back home.
With the return of PSL matches to Pakistani stadiums, we have given a clear message to the world. Now, they know that visiting Pakistan is safe and worth giving a try.
So, stay tuned to the Pakistan Super League’s matches to watch your favourite team win the title. In the end, whichever team wins is the victory of Cricket and the victory of Pakistan.
Pakistan Super League 2021 and the impact of the COVID crisis
PCB has delayed the remaining matches of PSL 6 due to COVID. On Thursday morning, three more cricketers tested COVID positive.
Still, the officials have not stated the names of those three players. These three players are probably from Lahore Qalandars or Islamabad United.
This testing has raised the tournament’s total positive cases to seven; six of them are the cricketers. An emergency meeting between franchises and PCB decided the delay.
The decision regarding the restart will show up later. The series will start again when the situation is under control. Till then, stay tuned for more updates.
The Bottom Line:
Pakistan Super League 6th season is the talk of the town these days. All the six teams are in the race-ready to lift the trophy and declare themselves as champions for the whole year.