Essex trio qualify for Pakistan Super League playoffs


Essex’s Paul Walter, Jordan Cox, and Catherine Dalton have all qualified with their respective teams to the playoffs of the ongoing Pakistan Super League.

Walter’s Peshawar Zalmi currently sit atop the six-team league with 13 points and have guaranteed their place in the Qualifier.

They could, however, still be overhauled by Multan Sultans, whose fast bowlers are being coached by Dalton and have one league game left to play, against Quetta Gladiators today from 4:00pm GMT.

Should the Sultans win that game, they will ensure a first-place finish and set up a Qualifier clash with the Zalmi on Thursday.

However, a loss would see them slip to third, in turn teeing up an Eliminator meeting on Friday with Cox’s Islamabad United, who are in the Eliminator whatever happens.

United have also played all ten of their league matches and currently sit third, a position they will retain if the Sultans see off the Gladiators.

If Quetta win, though, it will mean a fourth-placed finish for United and in turn, an Eliminator fixture against Dalton’s Sultans.

The winner of the Qualifier will progress straight to the Final, which is set to take place in Karachi on Monday, 18 March.

Meanwhile, the Qualifier’s loser will face the winner of the Eliminator in a last-chance game, from which the winner will then become the second team in the Final.

Click here for the full results, fixtures, and statistics from this year’s PSL.

The Eagles Have Landed: The 2024 Vitality Blast at The Cloud County Ground

Fresh from a Finals Day appearance last summer, Essex are back in shortest-format action in Chelmsford from Sunday 02 June.

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