PSL 2023: How can Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators still qualify for playoffs?

Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators are the two clubs with the fewest points in the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). With their seventh defeat against the Gladiators, the Kings are on the verge of elimination from the competition, although Sarfaraz Ahmed’s squad has not yet been eliminated from contention. While there is still a possibility for both clubs to qualify for the playoffs, however, the gods of good fortune will have to significantly favor them.

Scenario for the Karachi Kings

In order for Imad Wasim’s Karachi Kings to qualify for the playoffs, Peshawar Zalmi must lose all of their remaining games, Gladiators must lose to Multan Sultans after defeating Zalmi, and the Kings must defeat Lahore Qalandars. In this instance, three sides will have six points, and the winner will be determined by net run rate (NRR).

Scenario for Quetta Gladiators

There are two ways for the Gladiators to qualify for the postseason.

Scenario 1

The first scenario is if the Gladiators, captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed, defeat Zalmi and Sultans twice and Peshawar loses all of their remaining matches. If the Gladiators win both games and the Zalmi win one more game but lose two others, both clubs will have eight points and be tied.

Scenario 2

If Gladiators defeat Babar Azam-led Zalmi and Sultans, Zalmi also defeats Sultans but loses to Islamabad United and Qalandars, and if Zalmi also loses to Islamabad United and Qalandars, all three teams will have eight points.

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Quetta achieves a much-needed win against Karachi Kings. Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by four wickets in Monday’s 22nd match of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. The Gladiators defeated the Kings by four wickets after the Kings set a goal of 165 runs.

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