Karachi: The HBL Pakistan Super League is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Day today to make an impact on and off the field with collaborations aimed at making a difference in various spheres of life.
Following the Childhood Cancer Awareness Day (observed on 15 February in Dubai), today 11 March, is being observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the National Stadium Karachi.
Multan Sultans take on the Lahore Qalandars in the first match of the day that started at 2:00pm PST. In the second tie Karachi Kings take on Peshawar Zalmi, the match starts at 7:00pm PST.
All four teams and the match officials will be wearing the Pink Ribbon synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
Match commentators will also be wearing the ribbon while various match related equipment including the stumps will be themed as per the Breast Cancer Awareness (Pink Ribbon Day) theme.
Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi: PSL 2019, Match 30, Preview
The 30th Twenty20 match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) – 2019 is being played at the National Stadium, Karachi on Monday (March 11) at 7.00 pm. This will be the second match on the same day and the fourth successive match at Karachi.
This is also the last league match of PSL-4 after which all the six participating teams will complete their quota of ten matches each and then the event will go through the process of Eliminator 1 and 2, and Qualifier matches on the basis of the overall points and net run rate of the teams.
Zalmi: Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Umar Amin, Sohaib Maqsood, Liam Dawson, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Tymal Mills, Sameen Gul
Nasir Fazal: "Zalmi is favorite for today's match and Karachi Kings expecting that Shinwari should bowl another good over just like yesterday."
Wajid Jawaid: "We have seen teams in the past chase targets in an insane manner when a net run rate situation arises. Karachi Kings must look to do the same to finish in top two. Shouldn't mind if they end up losing while trying that"
this scene is remembered. and also tears with eyes.
کوئی بیس سال پہلے کی بات ہے ۔۔۔۔۔ہمارے بچپن کی۔۔۔۔ مارچ ہی کا مہینہ تھا۔۔۔ اس دن بچوں کا رزلٹ آؤٹ ہونا تھا ۔۔۔۔ ہمارے ہمسائے میں ایک بچہ جس کا زندگی کا پہلا رزلٹ تھا۔۔۔۔اور اسکی بہن جسکا زندگی کا دوسرا رزلٹ تھا۔۔۔۔۔۔بہن تو کلاس میں فرسٹ آئی۔۔۔۔ اور بھائی سکول سے بھاگتا اور خوشی سے چلاتا آیا۔۔۔۔۔ امی امی امی۔۔۔۔ میں فیل آیا ہوں میں فیل آیا ہوں۔ گھر والوں نے فیل ہونے کا مطلب اسی لئے نہیں بتایا کہ بچے کا دل ٹوٹ جائے گا۔۔۔۔سارا دن وہ بچہ جس سے ملتا خوشی سے بتاتا انکل میں فیل آیا ہوں آنٹی میں فیل آیا ہوں۔۔
آج رانا_فواد کو لاہور قلندر کی پیہم کامیابیوں کے بعد خوش ہوتے دیکھا تو یہ منظر یاد آگیا۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ اور ساتھ ہی آنکھوں سے آنسو بھی۔۔
Consistent Pakistani players
Babar Azam (Calculated plays , 34 Fours)
Fakhar Zaman (Calculated plays , 33 Fours & 10 Sixes)
Asif Ali (New POWER HITTER 24 Sixes )
Picking up steam Ahmed Shazad
Only 2 Standout bowlers Hasan and Faheem
Every one else a bit ordinary
Rana Fawad apologizes for Lahore Qalanders finishing last again in PSL
KARACHI: Rana Fawad, owner of Lahore Qalandars which seems to have its stars crossed this season as well, has come forth apologizing to the people of Lahore for finishing off last, this Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition as well.
Talking to Geo News, the franchise owner who is adored by many expressed his regret and disappointment for the loss faced by the team in the tournament.
"I am really sad after this recent loss. What hopes can I one have on the team where the captain is injured," he stated adding that: "This time the players will also be held accountable.”
He went on to say that he had even visited the Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalander’s shrine, praying for his sins to be forgiven.
Earlier today, the Qalandars had endured a massive defeat at the hands of Multan Sultans in the 29th match of PSL’s fourth edition in Karachi, thereby disabling them from qualifying for the play-offs.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators: PSL 2019, Qualifier, Preview
The final round of the fourth Pakistan Super League (PSL) begins Wednesday with its Qualifier match to be played between two top teams in the league rounds – Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators – at 7-00 pm at the national Stadium, Karachi.
Both teams secured 14 points each on the table but Peshawar Zalmi has an edge with a better net run rate against Quetta Gladiators. Both won seven and lost three in ten matches.
The two teams have been arch rivals in the four-year history of PSL, always gone through tough competitions with each other. Both contested in the PSL-2017 final where Peshawar emerged victorious and Quetta were the runners-up for the second time in a row – first in 2016.
Peshawar were also the runners-up last year (2018) when they were beaten by Islamabad United.
This year also the cricket lovers will definitely enjoy the keen contest between the two arch rivals as both sides have some excellent players to display quality game at the National Stadium of Karachi.
Before the Qualifier, both teams have already faced each other in two games and both times the Gladiators defeated the Zalmi. They won their first encounter by six wickets at Dubai on February 15 and the second by eight wickets at Abu Dhabi on March 4.
Peshawar Zalmi’s highest total in PSL-4 is 203/7, which they made against Karachi Kings at Karachi on March 11 while the highest total scored by Quetta Gladiators is 189/7 against Karachi Kings at Karachi on March 10.
The highest run-scorer for Quetta Gladiators is Shane Watson, who made 352 at an average of 44.00 with three fifties in 10 matches. These are also the most runs scored by any batsman in this tournament.
For Peshawar Zalmi, Imam-ul-Haq scored the most runs – 257 at an average of 28.55 with three half-centuries in nine matches.
The highest wicket-taker for Peshawar Zalmi is medium-fast bowler Hasan Ali, who claimed 21 wickets (ave 11.61) – the most by any bowler in the tournament.
He took four wickets in an innings on three occasions, which is also the most by any bowler in the tournament.
The most wickets taken for Quetta Gladiators are 15 - by left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir at an average of 17.66 with one four-wicket haul.
Darren Sammy (captain), Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Misbah-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson, Umar Amin, Sohaib Maqsood, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umaid Asif, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan.
Sarfraz Ahmed (captain & wk), Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Rilee Rossouw, Dwayne Smith, Ahsan Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Ghulam Mudassar, Mohammad Irfan, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Asghar, Saud Shakeel.