First Edition of PSL:
The first session of PSL has taken a huge spot in the hearts of Pakistan’s people and the cricket lovers of the world. All the matches were played in UAE and Sharjah that was full of thunder, and all were nail biting games. The first session was won by the “ISLAMABAD UNITED” team and “Quetta Gladiators” was the running up the team. Now, this league is again back with the promise of more exciting games again. The PSL 2017 schedule is now given by the PCB, so be ready now for thrilling cricket. The first edition has given a lot of joy, thunder, excitement, and passion for the cricket lovers and from February 9th, the league is again back to rock and roll you. Get your tickets early this year if you want to enjoy the exciting matches of PSL 2017 again.
PSL 2017 Schedule:
The Pakistani league is going to start again, on February 9 of this year. Before the first game, there will be a grand opening ceremony. The bomb of entertainment is expected to be a blast in the ceremony. In the PSL 2017 Schedule first game will be played between the winners of the first edition, Islamabad United, and Peshawar Zalmi team; that is going to be led by the West Indian skipper, Darren Sammy. All the matches are scheduled in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. There are five teams in this edition. All the teams have to face the opponent team twice. Yes! It’s a double-leg roundup. The top four teams from the league stage matches will qualify for the playoffs.
• League Matches:
Each team will play a double-leg round stage. It means every team has to face the opponent team twice. If your team has lost one match from that team, just don’t give up and don’t let your face down. You have another chance to boost up your favorite team.
• First Playoff:
The top team in the league stage will take the second positioned team in the first playoff in Sharjah on February,28.
• Second Playoff:
The second play-off will be played in Sharjah between the third and fourth number teams in league matches on March,1.
• Third Playoff:
The third play-off will be played in Dubai between the losers of the first play-off and the winners of the second play-off on March,3.
• The Big Final:
Final is going to be played in Lahore. Yes! You got it right; the final is going to be played this year in Lahore, Pakistan on 7th of March.
Get Yourself Ready for Exciting and Nail Biting Matches.
A total of 24 games is going to be played in this edition. These matches are to be played in 21 days from February 9th to March 7th. All the league matches and the play-off are scheduled in Dubai and Sharjah, and the big final will be played in Lahore. There will be more crowd than the previous PSL session. You will see new players, the big players from all the international teams except India. Like, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shane Watson and much more. So, grab your tickets and get yourself ready for the matches.
The Big Names from Big Teams in Second Edition:
This edition is going to be a nail-biting edition. Given below are some brand names from the international teams,
• West Indies:
Chris Gayle, Andre Russel, Carlos Brathwaite, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Darren Sammy.
Shane Watson, David Warner, Mitchell Johnson, George Bailey, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch.
• New Zealand:
Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson.
Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler,
Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib-ul-Hassan.
Mohammad Nabi, Shahzad.
Teams and Captains in 2017:
There are also five teams in this edition. They are,
• Islamabad United:
This team is going to be led by the Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. They are the winners of the first edition also.
• Quetta Gladiators:
This team is the runner-up team of the first edition and led by the Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.
• Lahore Qalendars:
Brendon McCullum from New Zealand will lead the Lahore Calendars this year.
• Karachi Kings:
Ravi Bopara from the England is going to lead the Karachi Kings instead of Shoaib Malik this year.
• Peshawar Zalman:
The West Indian skipper will show his captaincy role this year in PSL by leading the Peshawar Zalmi team in this edition.
Where is the “BIG FINAL” going to be held?
In the PSL 2017 Schedule, the PCB has given the final match to Pakistan. Yes! The cricket is again back in Pakistan. The final will be played in Lahore, the city of Gardens. The final is scheduled for, 7th of March. Get yourself ready for the biggest clash of Pakistani Teams this year!!