Pakistan Super League 2016 Points Table & Overview
Pakistan Super League 2016 was a huge success. Even more than expected revenue was generated and the crowds that came to watch matches was amazing. There were many star moments in the tournament, be it Sharjeel Khan’s century or Shahid Afridi’s five-for.
Here is a recap of how well teams did during the tournament.
Islamabad United – Winners
Islamabad United, under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq didn’t started well. They lost a couple of matches and their key players were unable to perform, but they turned around things remarkably well. They started a big winning streak and ended up being the champions of the 1st edition, after defeating Quetta Gladiators in the final.
Quetta Gladiators – Runner Up
Under the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Quetta did remarkably well in thye tournament. They registered many historical victories including the 1 run win over Peshawar Zalmi in the qualifiers. Quetta looked set to win the final after they scored 174 runs in the final, but they just couldn’t defend it and lost to the Islamabad United.
Peshawar Zalmi – Third Position
Shahid Afridi, who was leading the Peshawar Zalmi, also had a great run. Under the leadership of Afridi and with the contribution of young talent, Peshawar managed to reach the qualifiers, but they lost the form at the very wrong time.
Peshawar first lost their qualifier against Quetta and then in the eliminator they lost against Islamabad and finished third in the tournament.
Karachi Kings – 4th Position
Under the captaincy of an experienced leader like Shoaib Malik, Karachi Kings failed to live up to the expectations. Kings won only two matches in the tournament and both were against Lahore Qalandars and they finished second last.
Lahore Qalandars – 5th position
Lahore Qalandars, lead by Azhar Ali also had a horrible tournament. Their campaign was nothing short of disappointment. The only positive Qalandars got from their campaign was Umar Akmal, who was the highest run scorer and the best fielder of the tournament.
Qalandars won only two matches, one against Peshawar and the other against Quetta and they finished