All You Need to Know About PSL 2018

All You Need to Know About PSL 2018Pakistan is one of those countries among which cricket is very popular. Even though cricket is not the national game of Pakistan but still people are crazy about it and show great enthusiasm during the national and international both cricket matches and by every means to show the great love towards the cricket. Pakistanis are also blessed with some of the great cricket players that make their whole team the best. Pakistanis feel the joy and happiness whenever their team scores the victory and get really moped upon the loss but still, they support their team a lot for their performance in the match. If you are a cricket fan you must be aware of the upcoming cricket league known as the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and to know PSL you don’t definitely have to be the fan of cricket because this is all that Pakistanis are talking about these days.

PSL Matches Predictions

PSL is a cricket league in which different teams named after different cities of Pakistan are play. And these cricket teams not only have the national but some also very popular international cricket players. The first PSL was held in the 2016 and this year’s PSL is going to be the third one. In the first season of PSL, the PSL 2016 the winner of the league was the Islamabad United. They won the final match against the Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets. In the PSL 2017, the league was won by the team Peshawar Zalmi against the Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs. So this was all about the past PSL seasons.

PSL 2018

All You Need to Know About PSL 2018Now coming towards the upcoming season of the PSL which will be held this year on 22nd February. PSL 2018 is going to be very exciting because there are going to be 6 instead of the 5 teams. The addition of one new team has made the whole Pakistani cricket fans very excited and especially the ones that belong to Multan, Pakistan because the new team is named after Multan, the Multan Sultan. This PSL is o=going to be the third season and by the success of the previous PSL seasons, it is obvious that PSL 2018 will be a great success too.

PSL Teams and Players 2018

The teams and players that are going to participate in the PSL 2018 are as follows

  1. Lahore Qalandars
  2. Multan Sultans
  3. Quetta Gladiators
  4. Peshawar Zalmi
  5. Islamabad United
  6. Karachi Kings

 All You Need to Know About PSL 2018

Lahore Qalandars 2018 PSL 2018 Teams Squad

Retained players: Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan

Players picked in the draft: Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rehman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar

Supplementary players: Anton Devcich (replaced Angelo Mathews), Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf

Emerging category players: Imran Khan Jr. Salman Irshad

Player Covers: Dinesh Ramdin (cover for Mustafizur Rahman)

Multan Sultans 2018 PSL 2018 Teams Squad

Pre-draft players: Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti

Players picked in the draft: Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar

Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley

Emerging category players: Shan Masood

Player Covers: Thisara Perera (cover for Imran Tahir)

 

Quetta Gladiators 2018 PSL 2018 Teams Squad

Retained players: Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq

Players picked in the draft: Shane Watson, Jofra Archer (replaced Carlos Brathwaite), Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan

Emerging category players: Mohammad Junaid

Supplementary players: Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Moin Khan (jr.), Faraz Ahmed

Player Covers: John Hastings (replaced Albie Morkel who was a cover for Jason Roy), Chris Green (cover for Rashid Khan), Ben Laughlin (cover for Jofra Archer)

 

Peshawar Zalmi 2018 PSL 2018 Teams Squad

Retained players: Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar

Players picked in the draft: Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh

Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Rikki Wessels (replaced Evin Lewis), Khalid Usman, Muhammad Arif

Emerging category players: Khushdil Shah

Player Covers: Liam Dawson (cover for Shakib al Hasan), Umaid Asif (cover for Hasan Ali)

 

Islamabad United 2018 PSL 2018 Teams Squad

Retained players: Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali

Players picked in the draft: JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat

Supplementary players: Alex Hales, Steven Finn (replaced David Willey), Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain

Emerging category players: Rohail Nazir

Player Covers: Samit Patel (as cover for Asela Gunaratne who was a cover for JP Duminy), Chadwick Walton (cover for Sam Billings)

Karachi Kings 2018 PSL 2018 Teams Squad

Retained players: Imad Wasim (captain), Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shahid Afridi

Players picked in the draft: Colin Ingram, Joe Denly (replaced Luke Wright), David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Hasan Mohsin, Tymal Mills (replaced Mitchell Johnson)

Supplementary players: Lendl Simmons (replaced Colin Munro), Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash

Emerging category players: Mohammad Taha, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro

 

PSL Schedule 2018 Time Table

 

Date Matches Time (PST) Venue
Thursday, February 22 Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 10:00 pm Dubai
Friday, February 23 Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 4:30 pm Dubai
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 24 Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi 4:30 pm Dubai
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 25 Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 4:30 pm Dubai
Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi 9:00 pm
Monday, February 26 Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm Dubai
Wednesday, February 28 Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 pm Sharjah
Thursday, March 1 Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 9:00 pm Sharjah
Friday, March 2 Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 4:30 pm Sharjah
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 3 Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 4:30 pm Sharjah
Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 4 Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:00 pm Sharjah
Tuesday March 6 Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 9:00 pm Dubai
Wednesday, March 7 Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 pm Dubai
Thursday, March 8 Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 pm Dubai
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 pm
Friday, March 9 Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 pm Dubai
Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 4:30 pm Dubai
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 11 Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm Dubai
Tuesday March 13 Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 9:00 pm Sharjah
Wednesday, March 14 Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm Sharjah
Thursday, March 15 Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings 4:30 pm Sharjah
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United 9:00 pm
Friday, March 16 Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 pm Sharjah
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:00 pm
Play-Offs
Sunday, March 18 Qualifier – Team 1 vs Team 2 Dubai
Tuesday March 20 Eliminator 1 – Team 3 vs Team 4 Lahore
Wednesday, March 21 Eliminator 2 – Eliminator 1 Winner vs Qualifier Loser Lahore
Sunday, March 25 PSL Final Karachi

 

PSL 2018 opening ceremony

Just like the past seasons opening ceremony the opening ceremony of PSL 2018 is expected to be great too and just for your knowledge the following celebrities will be making the event memorable for you by performing at the ceremony

  • Shehzad Roy
  • Jason Derulo
  • Abida Parveen
  • Meesha Shafi

So this was all you needed to know about PSL 2018 and all the reasons why you should be excited about it.

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