The grand finale of PSL’s fourth edition, scheduled on Sunday, 7 p.m. will have Quetta Gladiators clashing with Peshawar Zalmi, in a bid to bring the winning title and stunning trophy home.
The glittering trophy of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was unveiled at the Karachi’s National Stadium on Saturday.
Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Peshawar Zalmi’s Darren Sammy were at the stadium for the unveiling of the trophy as their teams will fight it out tomorrow for the coveted title of champions.
Addressing a press conference after the unveiling of the trophy, Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz said that PSL five should take place in Pakistan. “The level of cricket that we have seen in Pakistan was not seen in Dubai and Sharjah.”
Speaking about making it to a third final, the 31-year-old said they will take the field with full strength on Sunday against Zalmi. He also hailed the response received by the Karachi crowd. “The Karachi crowd supported every team,” Sarfaraz said.
When asked about his team, the Quetta captain said, all his team players have been performing well. “Shane Watson alone is capable of winning matches,” he said.
He further said, for big games, teams want to bat first and put up a big score on the board. “If the top order performs well then we can easily win the match.”
On the other hand, Zalmi captain Sammy said that it did not matter where PSL was taking place, he would enjoy it anyway. “It does not matter if the league is in Pakistan or in United Arab Emirates, I always enjoying playing PSL,” Sammy said. “I enjoy the passion of the fans in Pakistan.”
Speaking about the team, the 35-year-old Windies all-rounder said, “For me the performance of the team matters more than individual performance.”
The final of the fourth edition of the PSL will take place on Sunday between three-time finalists Quetta Gladiators and PSL 2017 winners Peshawar Zalmi at Karachi’s National Stadium.
Who will be performing at the PSL closing ceremony?
The Pakistan Cricket Board has planned an impressive closing ceremony of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019, which will start at 6pm before the toss takes place at 730pm and the first ball is bowled at 8pm.
A galaxy of international stars will perform at the closing ceremony, whose chief guest will be honourable Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah. The ceremony will be hosted by one of the most popular anchors and singers, Karachi’s very own Fakhar-e-Alam.
Spain’s football star Carles Puyol will be a special guest at the closing ceremony. The Barcelona central defender earned 100 international caps and won the Euro 2008 and FIFA World Cup 2010.
The leading performers to display their talent include Abrar-ul-Haq, Aima Baig, Shuja Haider, Fawad Khan, Young Desi with the final performance of the ceremony by the heart-throb Junoon.
The PCB has also planned a spectacular fireworks display, which will start after the final ends.
Quetta and Peshawar are set to lock horns in the final on Sunday.