PSL 2024 Title Winner Prediction: Who will win the 9th season?

The playoffs for the ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League start on 14th March 2024 (Thursday) with an intriguing clash between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi. It would be exciting to delve into the PSL 2024 title winner prediction during the crucial phase of the tournament.

These four teams have finally advanced into the playoffs listed below according to their position in the PSL 2024 points table and their wins in the previous editions namely:

  1. Multan Sultans: Winners of PSL 2021
  2. Peshawar Zalmi: Winners of PSL 2017
  3. Islamabad United: Winners of PSL 2018
  4. Quetta Gladiators: Winners of PSL 2016 and 2019

It remains to be seen if Quetta Gladiators can emerge as the most successful team in the history of PSL as the entire squad aims to win their 3rd title.

Conversely, the 2-time defending champions Lahore Qalandars’ hopes of claiming a hat trick title were shattered by concluding as the table bottomers in the 9th season. Shockingly, they were able to win only 1 out of 10 matches.

Sky Cricket will broadcast the PSL 2024 playoffs match. Also, you can catch the live streaming on FanCode and SkyGo.

In this PSL 2024 Title Winner Prediction analysis, it would be exciting to determine the team that has the maximum chance to lift the trophy.

Before analysing these four teams’ strengths and weaknesses, it would be helpful to predict toss, pitch and weather reports. This is because the National Stadium at Karachi commonly hosts the playoffs and finals of the PSL 2024.

PSL 2024 Title Winner Prediction: Toss, Pitch Conditions and Weather Report

Based on the recent matches at the National Stadium, Karachi, here is the prediction for toss, pitch conditions and weather report for the PSL 2024 playoffs:

1. Toss:

In the last two games at Karachi, teams that batted first were able to win. Captains winning the toss should bat first at this venue.

2. Pitch Conditions:

You can witness less bounce and pace on batting-friendly pitch conditions. The average score you can expect on such tracks is typically 160 to 190.

3. Weather Report:

According to the weather reports in Karachi, there are no chances of rain. The temperature at this venue is 30 °C, and you can expect a complete 20-over game between both sides.

PSL 2024 Title Winner Prediction: Which Team will win the Tournament?

Here is the PSL 2024 title winner prediction of these four teams, and you need to know their performances in the last five matches:

1. Multan Sultans:

The Multan Sultans have been dominant in the entire season as the table toppers. When compared to the head-to-head stats with Peshawar Zalmi ahead of the qualifier 1 round, Multan Sultans has a majority of 10 wins out of 15 matches.

Here are the performances of Multan Sultans against these teams in their last 5 matches:

  • Quetta Gladiators: Won by 79 runs
  • Islamabad United: Lost by 3 wickets
  • Peshawar Zalmi: Lost by 4 runs
  • Karachi Kings: Won by 20 runs
  • Lahore Qalandars: Won by 60 runs

After concluding as the runner-up in the previous two seasons against Lahore Qalandars, Mohammad Rizwan and his men are determined to clinch the trophy.

Mohammad Rizwan being the 2nd highest run scorer of PSL 2024 will be the core player in the batting line-up.

2. Peshawar Zalmi:

Babar Azam has been the core performer for Peshawar Zalmi and the highest run scorer of the PSL 2024 tournament. He will aim to deliver a promising performance in the playoffs as well.

Scrutinizing the performances of Peshawar Zalmi in their last 5 matches helps to determine their chances of becoming the PSL 2024 title winner:

  • Karachi Kings: Won by 2 runs
  • Quetta Gladiators: Won by 76 runs
  • Multan Sultans: Won by 4 runs
  • Islamabad United: Won by 4 runs
  • Lahore Qalandars: Abandoned match due to rain

Despite securing back-to-back wins in their previous matches, Peshawar Zalmi has to overcome their biggest challenge against Multan Sultans in the qualifier 1 to enter the finals. When compared to the head-to-head stats, Peshawar Zalmi had only 5 out of 15 wins.

Ultimately, Babar Azam as a batsman and captain has a huge responsibility to guide his team to the winning title. 

3. Islamabad United:

The bowling line-up of Islamabad United needs to improve while defending high-score targets that can cause a hurdle during the playoffs. On the other side, the batting line-up has been strong with these exceptional players like Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan, etc.

Here are the wins and losses of Islamabad United against these teams in their previous 5 matches:

  • Multan Sultans: Won by 3 wickets
  • Karachi Kings: Won by 5 wickets
  • Lahore Qalandars: Won by 17 runs
  • Peshawar Zalmi: Won by 29 runs
  • Quetta Gladiators: Cancelled Match due to rain

4. Quetta Gladiators:

Quetta Gladiators have performed averagely in this tournament with 5 out of 10 wins in league stages. Here are the performances of Quetta Gladiators in the last 5 matches:

  • Multan Sultans: Lost by 79 runs
  • Lahore Qalanders: Won by 6 wickets
  • Peshawar Zalmi: Lost by 76 runs
  • Karachi Kings: Lost by 7 wickets
  • Islamabad United: Match cancelled due to rains

Rilee Rossouw and his men were able to enter the playoffs securing a 6-wicket win against Quetta Gladiators, thereby ending the qualification hopes of Karachi Kings.

At the same time, Quetta Gladiators will be under pressure to win their 3rd title. Mainly, they need to overcome the strong batting line-up of Islamabad United to qualify for the subsequent rounds.

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