Pakistan Super League 2016 the inaugural edition of the tournament hosted by the United Arab Emirates. The Cricket League is commonly known as HBL 9 PSL 2016 for the sponsorship reason by Habib Bank Limited. Peshawar Zalmi dominated the PSL Point Table 2016 with its positive NRR + 0.573. Except for Multan Sultan, five teams appeared in the PSL 2016. The tournament held between February 4, 2016, to February 23, 2016, in UAE. The opening game of the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League hosted by Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 4, 2016.
The tournament has been quite exciting as Islamabad United defeated Quetta Gladiators by six wickets to win the PSL 2016 final. Islamabad United top-order batsman Dwayne Smith played brilliant innings of 73 runs from 51 balls and declared as the man of the match. Karachi Kings all-rounder Ravi Bopara named as player of the series scoring 329 runs and taking 11 wickets.
Lahore Qalandar middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was the leading run-scorer with 335. While Andre Russell, the leading Wicket taker for Islamabad United with16. The first season of Pakistan Super League 2016 held with a double-round robin league cricket format. Each team played twice its opponent to secure their position in the top four playoff qualifiers.
All sides of IPL 2016 contested eight games at the group stage of the tournament. The results of the IPL 2016 point table were noticeable cricket fans witnessed the thrilling contest between Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, and Peshawar Zalmi. However, Lahore Qalandars were at the bottom of the PSL 1 schedule 2016 point table. They didn’t qualified for the playoffs stage of the tournament.
PSL 2016 Tournament Format
Pakistan Super League is a professional T20 Cricket League organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board and follows the instructions of ICC for limited-overs cricket. For each win, a team gets two points, losing team no points and tied games decided in super overs. The group stage rankings depend on the following criteria. In the playoffs game rules for Super, over changed like is super over tied too than who will be the winner? The team deemed with the highest number of Wins, head to head wins, and Net Run Rate decide the winner.
- A higher number of points
- If equal, a higher number of wins
- Fewest defeats, if equal
- If still same, the results of the head to head meetings
- If even the same, net run rate
PSL 2016 Point Table
|Peshawar Zalmi (3rd)||8||6||2||0||12||0.573|
|Quetta Gladiators (RU)||8||6||2||0||12||0.216|
|Islamabad United (C)||8||4||4||0||8||−0.282|
|Karachi Kings (4th)||8||2||6||0||4||−0.036|
The first qualifier of the Pakistan super league 2016 season played between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi. Gladiators defeated Zalmi by one runs and qualified for the PSL 1 final. The first Eliminator of PSL 2016 contested between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings. Islamabad United defeated Kings by nine wickets. The second season scheduled at Dubai International Cricket Stadium between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. United won by 50 runs and qualified for the PSL 2016 final.
PSL 2016 final contested as Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators on February 23, 2016. Islamabad United defeated Gladiators by six wickets and won the maiden title of the tournament. PSL Point Table 2016, dominated by Peshawar Zalmi as won six games at a group stage out of eight with their NRR 0.573. Quetta Gladiators were on the second position of the PSL 2016 standing table with their six wins out of eight games with NRR 0.216.
Islamabad United finished the PSL 2016 Point table at 3rd positions with their four wins out of eight games with NRR −0.282. Karachi Kings finished PSL Schedule 2016 point table at 4th position by winning only two games out of eight with NRR −0.036. Lahore Qalandars fall to the bottom of the 2016 Pakistan Super League point table by winning only two games out of eight with NRR −0.536.
PSL 2016 Winners List (Results)
|Date||Fixture||PSL 2016 Winners|
|February 4, 2016||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||Quetta won by 8 wickets|
|February 5, 2016||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||Karachi won by 7 wickets|
|February 5, 2016||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||Peshawar won by 24 runs|
|February 6, 2016||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Quetta won by 8 wickets|
|February 6, 2016||Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi||Peshawar won by 9 wickets|
|February 7, 2016||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Islamabad won by 2 runs|
|February 7, 2016||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Quetta won by 3 wickets|
|February 8, 2016||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||Lahore won by 63 runs|
|February 10, 2016||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Islamabad won by 8 wickets|
|February 11, 2016||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||Peshawar won by 3 runs|
|February 11, 2016||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||Quetta won by 7 wickets|
|February 12, 2016||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Karachi won by 27 runs|
|February 12, 2016||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Peshawar won by 7 wickets|
|February 13, 2016||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Quetta won by 5 wickets|
|February 13, 2016||Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi||Lahore won by 4 runs|
|February 14, 2016||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||Islamabad won by 5 wickets|
|February 14, 2016||Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||Peshawar won by 8 wickets|
|February 16, 2016||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||Quetta won by 2 wickets|
|February 17, 2016||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||Peshawar won by 5 wickets|
|February 17, 2016||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Islamabad won by 5 wickets|
|February 19, 2016||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Quetta won by 1 run|
|February 20, 2016||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||Islamabad won by 9 wickets|
|February 21, 2016||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Islamabad won by 50 runs|
|February 23, 2016||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||Islamabad won by 6 wickets|