KARACHI: Lahore Qalandars, who have been at one time regarded set to cruise into the play-off stage, at the moment are on the brink of elimination from the Pakistan Super League’s sixth version after 4 consecutive defeats.
The Qalandars have now pinned their hopes on Quetta Gladiators’ win in opposition to Karachi Kings tonight to proceed to the following stage.
The Sohail Akhtar-led aspect completed the league stage with 10 factors in 10 matches after successful 5 and shedding 5 video games and have an abysmal internet run fee (NRR) of -0.589.
Two different groups are on the desk with 10 factors as effectively. Peshawar Zalmi has accomplished its quota of league matches and earned 10 factors with an NRR of 0.586. The Multan Sultans have an NRR of 1.192 and are scheduled to play their final league match in opposition to Islamabad United tonight.
Logically, Multan with a mammoth NRR seems to be sure to qualify, but mathematically, affirmation is awaited. The solely approach they could possibly be eradicated is that if Islamabad beats them by as huge a margin as 300+ runs – which appears unimaginable in cricketing logic.
Karachi has eight factors in 9 video games and has an NRR of -0.212. If they handle to beat Quetta Gladiators, they’ll additionally bounce to 10 factors on the desk.
With the Kings already sporting a greater NRR than the Qalandars, a win in opposition to Gladiators will get them to the play-offs and the Qalandars shall be eradicated together with the Quetta Gladiators.
If the Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings, the Lahore Qalandars will be a part of Islamabad, Multan and Peshawar within the play-off stage because the fourth-placed staff on the desk.