Friday Feb 21, 2020
LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators have the highest success rate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) over the past four editions, despite the fact that Peshawar Zalmi have more overall wins in the tournament, according to a report published in The News on Friday.
Gladiators have emerged victorious in 26 of their 43 matches before the opening fixture of 2020, hence registering the highest success rate of 61.90 per cent, with 16 losses. Peshawar Zalmi have returned triumphant in 27 of their 47 outings till date, giving them a success rate of 58.69%.
The third most successful team in the competition has been Islamabad United, who have won 25 of their 44 fixtures, hence registering a success rate of 57.95 per cent. This franchise has lost 18 times in the field. United also have two PSL trophies, more than any other team.
To the surprise of many, the Karachi Kings franchise is the fourth best team in the league. It has won 17 of 42 matches, recording a success rate of 42.68 per cent. Kings have lost 23 matches. The other big-city team, Lahore Qalandars, are placed fifth best in the tournament.
Qalandars have just been able to trample all over their opponents 10 times in 36 matches. They have lost 24 games. The relatively-young, Multan Sultans, have just won seven of their 20 matches at a success rate of 36.84 per cent. They have lost 12 matches.
The highest innings total(238/3) was amassed by Islamabad United against Karachi Kings during the 2019 PSL. The lowest innings total (59 only) was scored by Lahore Qalandars against Peshawar Zalmi during the 2017 PSL.
The highest individual runs (1286) have been scored by Kamran Akmal in 47 matches, while most wickets (65) have been bagged by Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz in 44 matches.
Kamran Akmal has hit most sixes (67) in four previous seasons and Colin Ingram of South Africa had scored the highest individual tally of 127 not out.
Originally published in The News