Brief history of PSL

Pakistan super league is a professional Twenty-twenty cricket league that is obviously under the authority of Pakistan cricket board. PSL represents the cricket’s highest level in Pakistan, and it was founded in the great city of Lahore on 8 September 2015.  In September 2015, Pakistan cricket board announced the launch of Pakistan super league. Previous Pakistani team captain Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja signed up for the promotion of Pakistan super league and become ambassadors of the league for three years and they are going to provide their services in PSL 3 as well.

2016 was lucky for Pakistan super league


After the several years of planning and previously two failed attempts, PSL officially began in 2016 on 4th February. Because of some security threats in Pakistan first PSL was held totally in UAE, and first PSL has 5 teams in the league, and it was great fun. People of Pakistan and UAE Pakistanis supported PSL so much that in 2nd PSL Pakistan cricket board announced that final would be held in Lahore and security will be provided to all the foreign players. That went very well and smoothly, and people of Pakistan showed up in a stadium with great courage.

Expansion in Pakistan super league 3


There were talks of adding other teams. And rumors were that it would be from Kashmir but they rejected the idea in the middle of 2016. So the addition of new team is MULTAN SULTAN. Now there are 6 teams in the PSL 3, and this is going to be really fun and a real thrill. You must support PSL by supporting your team and make this event successful once again in previous years. People from Multan and surroundings are very happy to have their team in such a big event, and they have celebrated the entrance of their team in PSL 3.

Format of Pakistan super league

The PSL one and two were played in the double round-robin format, and PSL 3 will be same as previous once. Every participating team will play with each other twice in first round and then top 4 teams will become part of playoffs and so on to the final. League strictly follows the regulations and rules of ICC.

  • In group stage, team will get 2 points if win
  • one point for no results and none for a loss
  • In the event of scored tied both teams will play super over, and decide who is winner
  • in the group stage, the team’s ranking will be on following criteria
  • higher numbers based on points
  • If scores are equal, better run rates
  • if run rates equal then, the highest number of wins
  • if wins are equal then, least number of losses
  • if still numbers are equal then the result of head to head meeting

Teams in PSL 3

According to the announcement of PCB press release. There are around 20 parties who showed their interest in buying the franchises for the league. That was before the first session.

The statement of PCB clarified something is that bid winner would have the right to franchise for the terms and conditions of 10 years.Interested parties included Omar associates, ARY group, Haier, Mobilink, ArifHabib group, and also an international group QALCO Qatar lubricants company.

Team members of every team are in the table below with their respective couches and captains and net worth. PSL 2018 squads are now ready to play against each other.

TeamCity/ProvinceOwnerPriceJoinedHome groundCaptainCoach
Islamabad UnitedIslamabad, Capital TerritoryLeonine Global Sports
(Ali Naqvi&AmnaNaqvi)
US$15 million (ten-year agreement)2016Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
Misbah-ul-Haq

Dean Jones
Karachi KingsKarachi, SindhARY Group
(Salman Iqbal, CEO)
US$26 million (ten-year agreement)2016National Stadium
ImadWasim

Mickey Arthur
Lahore QalandarsLahore, PunjabQatar Lubricants Company
(FawadRana, MD)
US$25 million (ten-year agreement)2016Gaddafi Stadium
Brendon McCullum

AqibJaved
Multan SultansMultan, PunjabSchön Properties
(NasirSchon& sons)
US$41.6 million (eight year agreement)2016Multan Cricket Stadium
Shoaib Malik

Tom Moody
Peshawar ZalmiPeshawar, Khyber PakthunkhwaHaier Pakistan
(JavedAfridi, CEO)
US$16 million (ten-year agreement)2016ArbabNiaz Stadium
Darren Sammy

Mohammad Akram
Quetta GladiatorsQuetta, BalochistanOmar Associates
(Nadeem Omar, Director)
US$11 million (ten-year agreement)2016Ayub National Stadium
Sarfraz Ahmed

Moin Khan

The thrill of PSL 2018 is about to start. you are going to see the real drama of cricket in PSL 3.

Previous season results

SeasonNo of teamsFinalVenuePlayer of the series
WinnerWinning marginRummer-up
20165Islamabad united
175/4 (18.4 overs)
6 wicketsQuetta Gladiators
174/7 (20 overs)
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiRavi Bopara (Karachi Kings)
20175Peshawar Zalmi
148/6 (20 overs)
58 runsQuetta Gladiators
90 (16.3 overs)
Gaddafi Stadium, LahoreKamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)
TeamAppearancesStatistics
TotalFirstLastBest resultMat.WonLostTieNRWin%*
Pashawar Zalmi
220162017Champions(2017)211280160
Islamabad United
220162017Champions(2016)201190055
Quetta Gladiators
220162017Runners-up (2016, 2017)201270163.15
Karachi Kings
220162017Play-offs (2016, 2017)197120036.84
Lahore Qalandars
220162017Group Stage (2016, 2017)165110031.25

Pakistan super league 2018

Now as you know that PSL 3 is going to start. Moreover, There is a buzz about PSL 2018 schedule and PSL 2018 squads. Here is all the information that you need to know about Pakistan super league 2018.

Season: 3

PSL 2018 start Date:  22 February 2018

Date: 25 March 2018

PSL 2018 teams: 6 teams

Total PSL 2018 Matches: 34 Match

PSL schedule 2018 timetable

Match 1,
Thursday 22 Feb

vs

10:00 PM
Dubai
Match 2,
Friday 23 Feb

vs

4:30 PM
Dubai

Match 3,
Friday 23 Feb

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai
Match 4,
Saturday 24 Feb

vs

4:30 PM
Dubai

Match 5,
Saturday 24 Feb

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai
Match 6,
Sunday 25 Feb

vs

4:30 PM
Dubai

Match 7,
Sunday 25 Feb

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai
Match 8,
Monday 26 Feb

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai

Match 9,
Wednesday 28 Feb

vs

9:00 PM
Sharjah
Match 10,
Thursday 1 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Sharjah

Match 11,
Friday 2 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Sharjah
Match 12,
Thursday 2 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Sharjah

Match 13,
Saturday 3 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Sharjah
Match 14,
Saturday 3 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Sharjah

Match 15,
Sunday 4 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Sharjah

Match 16
Tuesday 6 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai
Match 17
Wednesday 7 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai

Match 18
Thursday 8 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Dubai
Match 19
Thursday 8 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai

Match 20
Friday 9 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Dubai
Match 21
Friday 9 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai

Match 22
Saturday 10 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Dubai
Match 23
Saturday 10 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Dubai

Match 24
Sunday 11 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Dubai
Match 25
Tuesday 13 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Sharjah

Match 26
Wednesday 14 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Sharjah
Match 27
Thursday 15 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Sharjah

Match 28
Thursday 15 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Sharjah
Match 29
Friday 16 Mar

vs

4:30 PM
Sharjah

Match 30
Friday 16 Mar

vs

9:00 PM
Sharjah

PLAY-OFFS PSL3

Play-Off Match
Sunday 18 Mar

vs

DubaiPlay-Off MatchTuesday 20 Mar

vs

Lahore

Play-Off MatchWednesday 21 Mar

vs

LahoreFinal MatchSunday 25 Mar

vs

Karachi

PSL 2018 squad list

There are some changes in the teams like major changes; ShahidAfridi has left the Peshawar salami and now become part of Karachi kings. And with an addition of new team thing is going to be different than last PSL so fasten your seatbelts for the thithrillingng event. Detail PSL 2018 squad is as follow.

Islamabad United
Karachi Kings
Lahore Qalandars
Multan Sultans
Peshawar Zalmi
Quetta Gladiators
misbah ul haq (c)imad wasim (c)brendon mccullum (c)shoaib malik (c)darren sammy (c)sarfraz ahmed (c) (wk)
rumman raees (vc)shahid afridi (vc)chris lynnkieron pollardmohammad hafeez (vc)hassan khan
andre russellmohammad amirumar akmalimran tahirhasan Alikevin pietersen
Asela GunaratneTymal MillsFakhar ZamanDarren BravoDwayne BravoRilee Rossouw
Chadwick WaltonEoin MorganYasir ShahSohail TanvirShakib Al HasanJofra Archer
Shadab KhanColin MunroMustafizur RahmanJunaid KhanAndre FletcherJason Roy
Faheem AshrafColin IngramSohail KhanHardus ViljoenWahab RiazMahmudullah Riyad
Samuel BadreeRavi BoparaAnton DevcichKumar Sangakkara (wk)Evin LewisAsad Shafiq. (Vc)
Steven FinnJoe DenlyMitchell McClenaghanNicholas Pooran (wkKamran Akmal (wk)Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad SamiDavid WieseCameron DelportUmar GulHaris SohailRashid Khan
Sahibzada FarhanMohammad Rizwan (wk)Gulraiz Sadaf (wk)Mohammad IrfanChris JordanRahat Ali
Sam Billings (wk)Saifullah Bangash (wk)Bilal AsifKashif BhattiHammad AzamAnwar Ali
Luke Ronchi (wk)Usama MirAamer YaminIrfan KhanMohammad AsghaMir Hamza
Mohammad Hasan (wk)Khurram ManzoorBilawal BhattiSohaib MaqsoodSaad NasimUmar Amin
Iftikhar AhmedHasan MohsinSohail AkhtarSaif BadarSameen GulRameez Raja
Amad ButtMohammad IrfanRaza HasanRoss WhiteleyIbtisam SheikhSaad Ali
Asif AliTabish KhanShaheen AfridiUmar SiddiqTaimur SultanSaud Shakeel
Hussain TalatGhulam MudassarKashif BhattiMohammad ArifFaraz Ahmed
Mohammad HasnainIrfan KhanAbdullah ShafiqMohammad Azam Kh