PSL or Pakistan Super League’s all matches will be played in Pakistan for the first time. Although, this league is the result of the continuous struggle of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the previous Chairmen PCB (Mr. Najam Sethi, Mr. Ehsan Mani). However, the efforts of the present Chairman, Mr. Rameez Raja cannot be denied.
Along with these men, credit also goes to Sri Lankan Cricket Board, Zimbabwean Cricket Board, West Indian Cricket Board, Kumar Sangakara, and Darren Sammy. Hence, all of these stakeholders had put their best in bringing cricket back to Pakistan.
After the restoration of Cricket into Pakistan, Sri Lankan Cricket Team successfully completed their tour. Later on, Bangladesh Cricket Team also visited Pakistan. In the beginning of 2021, the South African Cricket Team also toured Pakistan. Now, Australia is touring Pakistan in March 2022. Whereas, tours of New Zealand and England are also expected in near future.
As we know, Cricket in Pakistan was at a halt as a consequence of the attack on the Sri Lankan Cricket Team in 2009. In the aftermath of this, PCB was organizing all the home series at Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai Cricket Grounds. Due to this, they were losing a huge amount of revenue. Resultantly, the condition of Pakistani Cricket Stadiums deteriorated.
As the security situation improved, PCB organized the second phase of PSL 4 in Pakistan. Moreover, all the matches of PSL 5 and PSL 6 were played on Pakistani grounds. Eventually from onward, all editions of PSL will be played in Pakistan. In this sense, PSL is bringing cricket back to Pakistan.
Let’s have a look at statistical data of previous editions of PSL, semi-finals, and final results.
Pakistan Super League – 1
Pakistan Super League 1’s final match was played between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. While Batting first, Quetta Gladiators scored 174/7 in allocated 20 overs. While Islamabad United scored 175/4 in 18.4 overs. Consequently, Islamabad United won the title of PSL 1.
So, the man-of-the-match award was given to Dwayne Smith of Islamabad United for his 73 runs on 51 balls. Ravi Bopara of Karachi Kings remained player of the tournament with 11 wickets and 329 runs.
Pakistan Super League – 2
Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi took each other in the final match of the PSL 2. In the first innings, Peshwar Zalmi scored 148/6 in allocated 20 overs. Chasing this target, Quetta Gladiators was all out at 90 runs in 16.3 overs. Hence, Peshwar Zalmi won the title of PSL 2.
Darren Sammy of the Peshwar Zalmi remained the man of the match by scoring a brilliant 28 not out on just 11 balls. Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi remained the man of the tournament as he scored 323 runs.
Pakistan Super League – 3
Peshwar Zalmi and Islamabad United took each other in the final match of the PSL 3. Peshwar Zalmi set a total of 148/9 in allocated 20 overs. Islamabad United scored 154/7 in 16.5 overs. So, Islamabad United won the title of PSL 3.
Luke Ronchi of Islamabad United remained the man of the match by scoring a brilliant knock of 52 runs on just 26 balls. While he was also nominated as the man of the tournament as he scored 453 runs.
Pakistan Super League – 4
Peshwar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators took each other in the final match of the PSL 4. Peshawar Zalmi was able to score 138/8 in 20 overs. Quetta Gladiators scored 139/2 in 17.5 overs on the loss of 2 wickets. Resultantly, Quetta Gladiators won the title of PSL 4.
Shane Watson of Quetta Gladiators remained the man of the series with 430 runs and 1 wicket. Mohammad Hasnain of the Quetta Gladiators remained a man of the tournament as he took 3 wickets on 30 runs.
Pakistan Super League – 5
Lahore Qalanders and Karachi Kings took each other in the final match of the PSL 5. Batting first, Lahore Qalanders scored 134/7 in allocated 20 overs. Then, Karachi Kings scored 135/5 in 18.4 overs. In this way, Karachi Kings won the title of PSL 5.
Babar Azam of Karachi Kings remained a player of the tournament by scoring 473 runs. While he also remained the man of the match as he scored 63 runs on 49 balls and took two catches.
Pakistan Super League – 6
Multan Sultan and Peshawar Zalmi took each other in the final match of the PSL 6. Batting at the first, Multan Sultan set a mammoth score of 206/4 in 20 overs. Peshawar Zalmi was able to score 159/9 in allocated 20 overs. While Multan Sultan won the title of PSL 6.
Sohaib Maqsood of Multan Sultan remained the man of the match by scoring 65 runs on 35 balls. He also remained a player in the tournament with a score of 428 runs.