#PSL9: 3 Things That You Probably Didn’t Think About

Pakistan Super League 4, #PSL9
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All teams participating in #PSL9 played a game each over the weekend and so, here is a look at 3 things that you probably didn’t think about while watching the first two days of this year’s Pakistan Super League.

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Gladiators Seem To Be The Team To Beat During #PSL9

Peshawar Zalmi Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars, #QG #PSL6, #QG, #PSL9
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Gladiators won their opening match by 16 runs against Peshawar Zalmi. The franchise hasn’t done well during the last few seasons. This year they have introduced changes to the team management and have appointed a new captain. From the decisions that they have made prior to the start of the event and their body language during their first match of the tournament clearly indicated that they are hungry to win; they mean business and that they are the team to beat this season.

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Another Bad Season For Kings?

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Despite a change in team management and captaincy, Kings lost their first match in a way that was disappointing to say the least. The franchise has this tendency of arriving late in the tournament and so, after their opening game, we hope it won’t be another bad season for them. 

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Lahore Qalandars Seem Lost

Lahore Qalandars PSL 5, PSL 2020 Qualifiers, Haris Rauf Steve Smith, #PSL9
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Haris Rauf was penalized by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier last week while Shaheen Afridi is also under pressure following a bad tour of New Zealand where Pakistan lost the T20 series 4-1 under his captaincy. Lahore Qalandars rely heavily on their pace attack and so, with two of their top bowlers under pressure, it is no wonder that the franchise looked lost during their first match of the tournament which it lost by 8 wickets with 10 balls still remaining. The franchise will need to find a way to ease down pressure on both Shaheen and Haris otherwise, they might not be able to defend their title.