Pakistan Super League 2018: The third edition of Pakistan Super League is all set to begin on Thursday in Dubai. Initially, started with five teams, the league has now added a sixth team. This means there will be more international stars and some unknown players and a lot of talent will be featuring in the Twenty20 tournament. The new team to enter the fray is Multan Sultans. T20 legends such as former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson and New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has given a lift to fans who would be wanting to forget last year’s spot-fixing scandal.
The organising committee has taken the decision to stage the final three matches of the PSL in Pakistan- Lahore and Karachi. This step could pave the way for the entire tournament to be organised in Pakistan in 2019. Multan Sultans is bought by the Schon Group for $ 5.2 million. It is twice the price of the previous most expensive team in the league, the Karachi Kings. It will be coached by former Pakistan legend Wasim Akram and will be led by Shoaib Malik. Sultans will open their campaign against defending champions Peshawas Zalmai in Dubai on Thursday. The opening ceremony will have a performance from US rapper Jason Derulo.
Where to Pakistan Super League live telecast in India?
PSL’s third edition will be aired on Discovery’s sports channel- DSport. Meanwhile for PSL live streaming online, one can visit cricketgateway.com.
Pakistan Super League 2018 Full Squad:
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (c), Shahid Afridi, Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Colin Ingram, Mitchell Johnson, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr., Hasan Mohsin. Supplementary players: Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash.
Lahore Qalandars: Brendon McCullum (c), Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rahman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar. Supplementary players: Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf.
Islamabad United: Misbah ul Haq (c), Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat. Supplementary players: Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain.
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja jnr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan. Supplementary players: Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan, Faraz Ahmed Khan.
Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik (c), Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nic Pooran, Abdullah Shafiq, Saif Badar. Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar, Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh. Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Arif.
Pakistan Super League 2018 Schedule:
February 22: Match 1: Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans, 10:00 PM
February 23: Match 2: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 4:30 PM & Match 3: Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 PM
February 24: Match 4: Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi 4:30 PM & Match 5: Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 PM
February 25: Match 6: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 4:30 PM & Match 7: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi 9:00 PM
February 26: Match 8: Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 PM
February 28: Match 9: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 PM
Match 10: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 9:00 PM
March 2: Match 11: Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 4:30 PM & Match 12: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 9:00 PM
March 3: Match 13: Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 4:30 PM & Match 14: Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 PM
March 4: Match 15: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:00 PM
March 6: Match 16: Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 9:00 PM
March 7: Match 17: Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 PM
March 8: Match 18: Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 PM & Match 19: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 PM
March 9: Match 20: Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 PM & Match 21: Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 9:00 PM
March 10: Match 22: Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 4:30 PM & Match 23: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 PM
March 11: Match 24: Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 PM
March 13: Match 25: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 4:30 PM
March 14: Match 26: Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 PM
March 15: Match 27: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings 4:30 PM & Match 28: Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United 9:00 PM
Match 29: Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 PM & Match 30: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:00 PM
March 18: Match 31: Qualifier: Team 1 vs Team 2
March 20: Match 32: Eliminator 1: Team 3 vs Team 4
Match 33: Eliminator 2: Eliminator 1 Winner vs Qualifier Loser
March 25: Match 34: FINAL: Qualifier Winner vs Eliminator 2 Winner