As the final of the PSL has started let’s just take a look at the wicket and conditions first. The wicket is once again a belter for batters. This is an another solid wicket which will produce a lot of runs in the final game.
Fortunately, there is a cloud cover over Dubai for tonight and this means that there will not be any dew pouring out today. The outfield will remain dry and this will give he benefit to both the teams. So no issues relating to the wet ball today.
Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators benches looked relieved and calm which is the most important thing which will matter till the last ball. Islamabad United won the toss and surprisingly went out to field first.
This decision looked rational as well. Misbah wants his team to chase down the target set by the Quetta Gladiators. Islamabad United have chased totals in the PSL and this is their strength which might come handy for today as well.
Irfan and Sami will have a stiff start. They have to give wicket to Islamabad Untied to take the initial advantage on their side. The wicket is hard so it will generate bounce which will be the weapon for tall Irfan. Sami, on the other hand, will again be skidding the ball. So these two will be the first hurdle for the Quetta Gladiators opening pair of Ahmad Shahzad and Bismillah Khan.
This is like a dream come true for every Pakistani cricket fan watching the final of the PSL. the first edition of the PSL comes to an end with this final. Both the teams Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators are set to compete with each other for the cup.
Before the start of the game, the two benches looked relaxed which is a very good sign. They need to calm their nerves for this final game because whoever controls their emotions and doesn’t crack up under pressure will take away the game.
This has been an epic journey for both Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. Quetta Gladiators were once the underdogs of PSL while the Islamabad United had issues with the combinations of the team which prompted them gaining a lot of wins in the group stage.
But once the Islamabad United reached the playoff they became a much better team and the world recognized their potential once they defeated the Peshawar Zalmi in the third playoff which made them cement their place in the finals of PSL.