So, As The Pakistan Super League continues to give one thriller after the other and fans just couldn’t demand anything better than that. 90% of the Group phase matches are over and we are yet to find who would be the Top 4 out of 5 who would qualify for the Next phase of the tournament. Let’s analyse all the results of remaining 2 matches of PSL to know where does every team stands at this moment in time.
Match 19 Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi and Match 20 Islamabad vs Karachi
Both teams are pretty safe when it comes to the question of qualifying for the Play offs only thing that needs to be determined is at what place each of them are going to end up after the end of the group stage of the tournament.
IF Peshawar Zalmi Beat Quetta Gladiators they will go on TOP Spot with 9 points as their Head to Head tally will be 1-0 (First encounter was washed out) .
IF Islamabad United manage to win their last match against Karachi Kings Peshawar will drop to 2nd Position with Islamabad on Top with 10 points. It will drop Quetta to 3rd Position and 4th Team will be decided on NRR battle between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars.
IF Karachi Kings Beat Islamabad United in their Last Match then Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators will be in the Top 2 with Karachi on 3rd and Islamabad on 4th Position (Head to Head battle b/w IU and KK will be 2-0 in favour of KK)
IF Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi They will go on top with 11 Points
IF Islamabad United Beat Karachi Kings Then Quetta will be on top with 11 followed by Islamabad (10) Peshawar (7) and Karachi/Lahore with 6 (NRR will decide between them)
IF Karachi Kings beat Islamabad United then points table will look like Quetta on top with 11, Karachi Kings on 2nd with 8, Islamabad United on 3rd with 8 (3rd because of Head to Head 2-0 against Karachi) and Peshawar will be on 4th with 7 Points
IF Karachi Kings lose to Islamabad they are out of the tournament.
IF Quetta Beat Peshawar and Karachi beat Islamabad then Points Table will see Quetta (11) Karachi (8) Islamabad (8) and Peshawar (7) for the next round.
IF Peshawar Beat Quetta and Karachi Beat Islamabad then Points Table will see Peshawar (9) Quetta (9) Karachi (8) and Islamabad (8) in respective positions for the next round.
Having Played all of their matches Qalandars are now on the mercy of other teams for their qualification.
IF Karachi Kings Beat Islamabad United Qalandars will stay at 5th position which means they will become the first team to go out of tournament for the 2nd year in succession.
IF Quetta Beat Peshawar and Karachi beat Islamabad then Points table will see Quetta(11) Karachi (8) Islamabad (8) and Peshawar (7) respectively.
IF Peshawar Beat Quetta and Karachi beat Islamabad then Points table will show Peshawar (9) Quetta (9) Karachi (8) Islamabad (8) respectively.
and most important of all for Lahore Qalandars
IF Islamabad United Beat Karachi Kings by the margin of 14 runs or chase the target with 10 balls to spare then Qalandars will qualify for the next stage and Karachi will go out