Hello and welcome to our live ball by ball coverage for the PSL 2019 final. It’s going to be a blockbuster, featuring the two best teams in the competition – Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi.
Both topped the league phase and played out a thriller in the Qualifier that Gladiators won by 10 runs. Will Zalmi take revenge? Or will Quetta prevail and lift their first PSL trophy?
Both teams are unchanged, which means Fawad Ahmed has recovered and is playing.
Quetta Gladiators: Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Ahsan Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Hasnain, Fawad Ahmed
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Sohaib Maqsood, Darren Sammy (capt), Wahab Riaz, Chris Jordan, Hasan Ali, Tymal Mills, Umar Amin, Nabi Gul
7.31 pm All set for the toss. Quetta win the toss and will bowl first
Sarfaraz Ahmed: “We’ll bowl first. We’ve seen in the games so far, that the pitches have had a bit of spice. Want to congratulate the people who have come to the ground. Tells everyone that Pakistan loves cricket.”
Daren Sammy: “Anything above 180 will be a good score. With that said, we need to play our best cricket today. We’ve lost to them three times in this season, but maybe we can give our best performance in the final. Look, in the finals, runs on the board will always put pressure on the teams chasing. We have Pollard and myself to finish the innings, so we hope to maximise our batting.”