Battle of survival for Qalandars as they face Gladiators
A crucial match of the Pakistan Super League will be played between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars at Dubai today.
The Quetta Gladiators side has already sealed their place in the playoffs of the Pakistan Super League but the future of Lahore Qalandars is still uncertain. The Lahore based team is currently tied on 4 points with the Karachi Kings side but one thing that goes in their favor is that they have two matches left as compared to one of Karachi Kings. In order to secure a straightforward place in playoffs the Qalandars need to win both their matches or else they would have to reply on some other results to go their way.
If the teams are tied on points at the end of the group stage then their head-head record will decide as to who goes through. Lahore Qalandars lost both their matches against Karachi Kings so if they are tied on points with the Kings then they will not qualify for playoffs.
Quetta Gladiators come in this match after losing their previous encounter against Peshawar Zalmi while the Lahore Qalandars defeated the Peshawar side by 4 runs in an exciting clash which meant that they remained alive in this tournament.
Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi are currently the table toppers with 10 points each. Islamabad United has 6 points and are placed third on the table.