Pakistan Super League: Mohammad Rizwan’s stunning and consistent performance earned him another reward when he was adjudged the player of PSl-7
Mohammad Rizwan’s stunning and consistent performance earned him another rich reward when he was adjudged the Player of PSL 7. Rizwan remained a reliable top-order batter for Multan Sultans when he finished the tournament with 546 runs at a strike rate of 126.68 and inspired his side to the final after winning nine out of 10 league matches. Rizwan also collected the Wicketkeeper of the PSL 2022 award. In 12 matches, he accounted for nine batters behind the stumps.
Earlier in the year, Rizwan was declared the Most Valuable Cricketer as well as T20I Cricketer as part of the PCB Awards 2021.
All the individual winners, except the Umpire of the PSL 2022 award, were selected by the members of the commentary team, who followed and described almost every ball of this highly entertaining, thrilling and exciting tournament. They considered player stats, but this was not the only criteria to pick the winners.
Lahore Qalandars Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan of Islamabad United were adjudged the Best Batter and Bowler, respectively. Fakhar scored 588 runs (1×100, 7×50) at a strike-rate of 153, while Shadab Khan ended the tournament with 19 wickets in nine matches with an economy-rate of 6.47. The wrist-spinner had two four-fers and a five-fer.
Khushdil Shah of the Sultans was declared as the All-rounder of PSL 2022 for his 153 runs at a strike-rate of 182 and 16 wickets with an economy-rate of 6.9. He also added the Fielder of Pakistan Super League 2022 award to his collection.
Qalandars’ Zaman Khan was named as the Emerging Cricketer of Pakistan Super League 2022 after he grabbed 18 wickets.
Rashid Riaz was selected by the match officials as the Umpire of PSL 2022, while Sultans were declared winners of the Spirit of Cricket award.
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Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United will be playing the HBL PSL 2022 playoffs. The Sultans will play the Qualifier with either Qalandars or Zalmi on Wednesday (February 23).
Defending champions Multan Sultans produced another stellar all-round performance to finish the double-league round-robin stage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 with a staggering nine wins out of 10 matches (most for any teams in the group stage in an HBL PSL edition). The Sultans defeated Islamabad United by six wickets in front of a packed Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday (February 20) night, despite their defeat, United, the 2016 and 2018 champions confirmed a place in the play-offs.
United won the toss and opted to bat first, their batters though failed to do justice to the decision made by the captain Asif Ali on a sluggish pitch. United who has had multiple recent injuries to deal with had to field a largely inexperienced side.
Debutant Mohammad Huraira (2) was the first to go. Liam Dawson scored 22 off 11 balls (five fours) but his departure with the total at 36 triggered a collapse. The Sultans squeezed the United middle and lower order as from 36 for one they slipped to 77/7.
The Sultans spinning duo of Asif Afridi and Imran Tahir (player of the match) maintained their stranglehold in the middle overs. The seasoned Imran produced an outstanding and miserly spell of 4-0-8-2.
Asif took two for 21 in his four overs. Pacer Musa Khan with 26 runs (21 balls, two fours, two sixes) was the top-scorer in United’s drab effort. Their total of 105/7 is the lowest team total in the PSL 7.
Sultans, Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and United will be playing the HBL PSL 2022 playoffs. Sultans will play the Qualifier with either Qalandars or Zalmi on Wednesday (February 23). The Qalandars are favourites to finish number two but a big defeat in their final group match to Zalmi on Monday (February 21) can push them to three and Zalmi to the second spot. United will be playing Eliminator 1 against Qalandars or Zalmi on Thursday.
Brief Scores: Islamabad United 105/7 (Muhammad Musa 26 n.o., Liam Dawson 22; Imran Tahir 2/8) lost to Multan Sultans 111/4 in 17.2 ovs (Mohammad Rizwan 51 n.o., David Willey 28; Liam Dawson 3/16)