How tables have turned, while Six dominant PSL 2020 teams from each region of Pakistan are featuring this PSL happening in Pakistan, IPL is taking place in Dubai for obvious reasons. Tonight is going to be the PSL final 2020 between Lahore Qalanders and Karachi Kings which have made themselves into the finals for the first time as David Wiese’s brilliant all-round show in the Eliminator 2 of the Pakistan Super League 2020 powered Lahore to their maiden PSL final. It is a war of Biryani vs Pulao now!
According to the PSL points table, the tournament was undecided due to the fact that more matches needed to be played. The season should have been null and voided if they wanted to end it. The tournament did reach to such a level where one could have decided the winner in my opinion if no match could be held later. Spending millions and announcing it null and void is surely not my cup of tea. But let’s be happy that PCB stood right and finishing it properly unlike the world cup final (winner on boundary count). Though it wasn’t the right way to hand in the trophy. But in the context of Corona and with great uncertainty that could have been a way out that time for sure. A long break in the tournament, the change of players, combinations, and concerns for safety surely affects the game. But I believe in the final being Played and support the PCB decision.
All we care about is PSL Cricket Final
It’s Lahore versus Karachi. The dream derby happening on Tuesday, Lahore Qalandars will face Karachi Kings in the Final of HBL PSL V at National Stadium Karachi.
Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans in the second Eliminator of PSL 2020, David Weise’s brilliant all-round performance and Haris Rauf’s destructive spell helped Qalandars clinched an important victory over Sultans. Pakistan Super League is going to have a new Champion on Tuesday, both Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars have reached the Final for the very first time, and the two most anticipated teams of the PSL meeting in the Final, fighting for the crown is dream come true for the Cricket fans. Fun Fact: Karachi Kings have never been beaten in a PSL Final. Neither has Lahore Qalanders been.
Know these teams are making the fans feel like Pakistan vs India. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Previous Karachi Lahore matches in the PSL have exceeded local TV ratings for bilateral matches between India and Pakistan, including ICC event match-ups. The holy grail is the Mohali clash ratings, which globally was one of the most widely watched televised events in history. With the Karachites having a lineage of their forefathers migrating for the love of Pakistan, they can definitely be not equated with India. They are more proud Pakistanis than the rest of Pakistanis if not equal.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan is excited about the PSL T20‘s most-anticipated final between Karachi and Lahore. Speaking to media in Karachi, Wasim said Tuesday’s game will be magnificent as arch-rivals, Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, come face-to-face in the finale. In the meantime, Fawad Rana and Atif Rana’s Lahore Qalender has put the sugar mafia comprising on Ali Tareen and Jehangir Tareen to the task.
PSL Game On Hai
Soon after Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandar cricket match’s results, where Sania Mirza was spotted chearing Peshawar Zalmi of Javed Afridi, it was sure that Lahore Qalenders was set to a trajectory to encounter Karachi Kings in the final. Lahore vs Multan match was also a biggie. It’s ok to say KK vs LQ but PSL Final is all about LQ. Either they win or not.
At the start of PSL earlier this year, no one could have imagined that KK and LQ would make it into the final. But the year 2020 is turning out to be exceptional day by day. 2020 has been the year of the unexpected, unexplainable, utter disruption and chaos. As in this same year, Liverpool has also been crowned as English Premier League champions as well. So, this might be the only year Lahore Qalandars have a chance at winning the PSL Trophy and that might just be the case! The only thing missing in the Final will be the crowd.
It took a whole pandemic for Lahore Qalandars to perform! Here are some strange PSL Facts (Season 5):
- Green vs Blue: Lahore qualified for playoffs for the first time and the first covid case was diagnosed in Pakistan and now they have reached PSL Final and covid is on the rise again. Strange.
- Lahore vs Karachi: Pakistan’s two biggest cities will clash in PSL Final tomorrow. But the only player either from Karachi or Lahore in action will be Babar Azam. The other 21 players are likely to be outside of two major cricket centers.
- Madrid vs Barcelona: Lahore Qalandar won Abu Dhabi T20 League under Sohail Akhtar. Now Sohail Akhtar leads LQ to the PSL 5 final. This 34 years man from Haripur leads his team to the final of PSL with some great batting and brilliant captaincy. Never played an international match but still, he’s doing what many failed to do. Sohail Akhtar is lucky as well as a hard worker. He faced a lot of criticism but didn’t disappoint LQ fans this time around.
- Geo vs ARY: The media organizations supporting these giants are GEO TV Network and ARY TV Network. Both of these have a close rivalry when it comes to TRP. Karachi Kings lining up national celebrities to post their support for Team ARY in PSL final.