PSL – Pakistan Super League
One of the most Entertaining, Sizzling and Exciting sports events of Pakistan is the Pakistan Super League. With the increasing trends of T20 leagues around the globe, PCB also felt the need to launch of Official T20 League of Pakistan. Before this Indian Premier League IPL has gained huge popularity and that was a huge success story.
Not just that, Bangladesh also launched its Premier League with the name Bangladesh Premier League. Therefore now it was a wonderful opportunity for Pakistan to step into the business. Therefore Pakistan Super League was launched on 9th September 2015. In the beginning, PSL comprised of 4 Franchises.
The Complete Information about the PSL Teams is included in the links provided above. If you are interested to know more about PSL Teams 2019 like team formation, players, team schedule, team owner, coach and management you can check the links provided about or just click on the name of the Team you are interested to know about.
6th Team of PSL
In Pakistan Super League Season 3 i.e PSL 2018 the 6th team was introduced in the tournament. It was Multan Sultans. Complete detail about Multan Sultan is provided in the link.
The most entertaining Gala of Pakistan Cricket i.e PSL is almost one-month event. PSL 2019 is going to start from 14th February 2019 and will end on March 10, 2019. The league is going to enter the 4th Season and has successfully completed the 3 years of glory. The league has brought smiles on the faces of Pakistani people.
PSL Season 1 – PSL 2016
PSL season 1 was played all in UAE. Winner of PSL 2016 was Islamabad United.
PSL Season 2 – PSL 2017
PSL season 2 was played all in UAE but Final was played in Lahore. Winner of PSL 2017 was Peshawar Zalmi.
PSL Season 3 – PSL 2018
PSL season 3 was played all in UAE (group matches played in UAE – Qualifiers and Final were played in Pakistan). Winner of PSL 2018 was Islamabad United.
In PSL each team Plays 2 matches against the opponent team. PSL Schedule 2019 has officially been announced. The link is provided, you can check the complete PSL Schedule by clicking on the link. The top four teams with the highest points qualify for the playoffs and culminate in the championship game, the PSL Cup Final. The Former champions were Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi . The current champions are Islamabad United, who won the title on 25 March 2018 in Karachi.
PSL 3 Highlights
Pakistan Super League 2018 or PSL3 was the third season of the Pakistan Super League. PSL3 featured six teams (Karachi Kings, Islamabad Untied, Lahore Qalendars, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultan) and was held from 22nd February, 2018 to 25th March, 2018. The group stage took place in the United Arab Emirates with two playoffs matches played in Lahore and the final at the National Stadium, Karachi.
PSL 3 Playoffs played on Pakistani Soil
The player draft for the 2018 season was held in Lahore on 12 November 2017. 501 players including both Pakistani and international players were divided into five different categories. Each franchise was allowed to pick a maximum of seven foreign players in their squads which could have a maximum of 21 members.
Every team played each other twice and the top four teams Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, and Peshawar Zalmi qualified for a series of playoff games while Lahore Calendars and Multan Sultans failed to qualify for playoff stage. The top 2 teams Islamabad United and Karachi Kings played the first qualifier in which Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings by 8 wickets.
The next two teams Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators played an eliminator in which Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 1 run. The loser of the first qualifier Karachi Kings and the winner of the eliminator Peshawar Zalmi met in the second qualifier Match.
Peshawar won by 13 runs. The final took place on 25 March 2018 at National Stadium in Karachi. Pakistan. The tickets for final were sold out within 3 hours. Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat first and set a target of 149 for Islamabad United. Islamabad United chased the target in 17th over with the loss of seven wickets. Luke Ronchi received the “Man of the Match” for his brilliant batting.