David Wiese played a key role with both bat and ball in Lahore Qalandars‘ maiden title win in the PSL. They beat Multan Sultans in the final to lift their maiden trophy with Shaheen Afridi becoming one of the youngest captains to win a major title. Wiese scored 28 off 8 with the bat and picked up a wicket with the ball to contribute to his team’s success.
After the game, Wiese spoke about the thought process of him and his team heading into the big game. A video of Wiese giving a pep talk to his Qalandars’ teammates before the second half of the game went viral. In that video, he spoke about the various weakness of the opposition with proper analysis.
Took Confidence From Beating Multan Previously In The Final: David Wiese
Regarding his contribution with the bat, he said that the top-order set it up perfectly for him to launch an attack in the final overs. He added 43 runs in less than three overs at the death to get his team to 180 batting first.
“I thought the batters before me set it up nicely. When I went out I had Brook at the other end and together we could get to a competitive total.
“We had beaten Multan before in the tournament and we took confidence from that, but also it is a final and anything can happen and we just came with the mindset to enjoy every moment,” said Wiese in a post-match presentation.
The Multan Sultans were never in the chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals. They lost skipper Mohammad Rizwan (14) and Shan Masood (19) early in the chase. Once the opening partnership was dismissed, The lower-order had too much to do.
Qalandars finished second on the points table and went on to win the title. They became the third team to do so after Quetta Gladiators (2019) (Karachi Kings) (2020), Multan Sultans (2021) were the previous teams to win PSL titles after finishing second on the points table.