In the first edition of the PSL, Peshawar Zalmi were the outstanding team in the group stages, winning six out of eight games and topping the table. However, they lost both the qualifiers in a disappointing manner. With a host of changes giving a new look to the squad this season, can they make it count and win the second edition of the tournament?
Writing in his exclusive blog for PakPassion.net, Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood discusses the failure of Pakistan bowling attack during the recently concluded tour of New Zealand and Australia, suggests what needs to be done to remedy those issues and looks forward to his coaching stint with Karachi Kings under Mickey Arthur.
In the inaugural edition of PSL, the Kings underwhelmed after a good start, winning only two matches in the whole tournament - both against rivals Lahore Qalandars. This time around, they've strengthened the team with West Indian stars Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, complimented by a 22-year-old widely considered to be the future of Pakistan's batting - Babar Azam. Kumar Sangakkara takes over the reins as captain; will the host of changes prove to be a success and take Karachi to a victory in 2nd edition of the tournament?
Islamabad United's run in the inaugural Pakistan Super League was stuff dreams are made of. After early defeats the Islamabad team was being lauded as also-rans rather than potential champions. Over the hill, lacking flair, lacking ideas and lacking match-winners were the phrases coming out when describing their approach and tactics. However, somehow it clicked, they turned a corner and never looked back once they got their tactics and selection right last year.
Emerging from the rubble of a failed campaign first time around, can a new look Lahore Qalandars side under the stewardship of Brendon McCullum rise above all and claim the PSL 2017 crown?
In the wake of a robust maiden PSL campaign, the stakes couldn't be higher for the Quetta Gladiators. Will they still be able to find success, now that they are perceived as being among the favourites?
Opener's belligerent hundred helped hosts to pile on 353 even though Hasan Ali picked up a five wicket haul, with Pakistan falling short despite Sharjeel Khan's aggressive 74.
Hosts easily chase down target of 265 with five overs to spare with Peter Handscomb contributing 82.