Peshawar Zalmi  have won the toss and chose to field against Quetta Gladiators in the qualifier.

 

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Quetta Gladiators reached the PSL final for the third time and are looking for their maiden title while the losers Peshawar Zalmi still have a chance as they will play in the Eliminator-2.

 

Chasing a daunting target of 187, Peshawar could score 176 for the loss of seven wickets in reply to Quetta’s 186/6.

 

Sarfaraz played down the talk of psychological edge.

 

“I don’t think there will be any psychological edge,” said Sarfraz. “We have all played 10 matches. This will be a new match on a new day.”

 

He admits Quetta had a more balanced squad, with the induction of former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, and that give him more hopes of an elusive title after losing the final twice.

 

“Yes, we have a more balanced squad and DJ’s arrival has given us more balance. We will do our best to win the title, but it will depend on how we play the last matches. We have a full-strength and we will do our best to win the title.”

 

Peshawar captain Sammy hoped his pace attack and Kamran win him more matches.

 

“Kamran is our match-winner and is backed up by pace attack led by Hasan. It’s nice to see Wahab Riaz giving him full support,” said Sammy. “It will be tough to score against our fast bowlers.”