Baters determined bowlers passionate, A field was set up in Lahore for nerve-wracking battles -

Baters determined bowlers passionate, A field was set up in Lahore for nerve-wracking battles

The first phase of HBLPSL 7, which started on January 27, was completed by February 7 at the National Stadium Karachi.

Defending champions Multan Sultans prevailed in a total of 15 thrilling matches played during this period, with the team led by Mohammad Rizwan winning all their five matches.

Islamabad United is second in the table with 6 points, Lahore Qalandars also have 6 points but are third in terms of run rate.

Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi, who have won 2.2 matches so far, are fourth and fifth in the points table respectively.

Due to the defeat in all five matches, it has become inevitable for the Karachi Kings under the leadership of Babar Azam to win the remaining matches of the tournament. Matches in Lahore will start on Thursday.

The teams of Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi will compete in Gaddafi Stadium, Mohammad Rizwan XI will take the field for determination to retain the title of an undefeated team, Wahab Riaz XI’s eyes will be focused on improving the position on the points table.

Shaun Masood, who is supporting captain Mohammad Rizwan, is also in good form. Sohaib Maqsood could not score big but he is capable. Tim David, Johnson Charles, and Khushdal Shah can deliver sixes. Spinner Imran Tahir will be present to give. Peshawar Zalmi’s batting line is constantly struggling.

Multan Sultans captain Mohammad Rizwan said that we are proud of our players and every member of the support staff, we are happy for the continuity in the performance of the team, we will play our own brand of cricket in Lahore as well as Karachi, in the second phase. Enthusiastic about performing better.

Peshawar Zalmi’s captain Wahab Riaz said that the team’s performance in the first phase was not as expected.

We are determined to play our best in Lahore in the presence of experienced and talented players. Everybody knows that once Peshawar Zalmi reaches the playoffs, it is not easy to stop him, so we are hopeful for a great comeback in the event.

On the other hand, preparations for the matches in Lahore have been completed, the excitement of the spectators has reached its peak and they are eagerly awaiting the start of the battle of bat and ball, security agencies are taking up their positions, Rangers, police and Other law enforcement officials are patrolling the venue and surrounding areas.