According to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight points standings, Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings are the two worst performing teams.
After their sixth defeat against the Gladiators, the Kings are practically out of the competition, but Sarfaraz Ahmed’s squad still has a chance to qualify.
PSL 2023: How do the Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators still have a chance to advance?
But, for both clubs to qualify for the playoffs today, the gods of fate will have to significantly favour them since there is still a slight possibility.
Plan for the Karachi Kings
If Peshawar Zalmi loses all of their remaining games, the Gladiators lose to Multan Sultans after defeating Zalmi, and the Kings defeat Lahore Qalandars, then the Imad Wasim-led Karachi Kings will have a chance to advance to the playoffs.
Three sides will have six points in this scenario, and the outcome will depend on the net run rate (NRR).
Quetta Gladiators scenario
The Gladiators have two opportunities to advance to the playoffs.
The first scenario is if the Gladiators, captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed, defeat Zalmi and Sultans in both of their matches while hoping Peshawar loses all of its remaining games.
All clubs will have eight points if the Gladiators win both of their games and Zalmi wins one more game while losing two others.
The three teams will each have eight points if Gladiators defeat the Babar Azam-led Zalmi and Sultans, Zalmi also defeats the Sultans but loses to Islamabad United, and Qalandars and MS drop all three of their remaining contests with Zalmi, QG, and Islamabad.
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Quetta defeats Karachi for a crucial win
At the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on Monday, Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by four wickets in game 22 of the eighth season of Pakistan Super League.
After Kings set a 165-run goal, Gladiators defeated them by four wickets.