Pakistan Super League 2018 Fixtures: Pakistan Super League is a skillful Twenty20 cricket association, under the sponsorship of Habib Bank Limited Pakistan, authorized by the Pakistan Cricket Board that speaks to the most elevated cricket in Pakistan. The alliance was established in Lahore on 8 September 2015 with 5 super skilled groups including Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalanders, and Quetta Gladiators currently comprises of 6 groups with newcomers, Multan Sultan. Despite working as an independent, Pakistan Super League is a platform in which each establishment is possessed and controlled by financial investors. The business rights to the underlying establishments were sold for US$93 million for a period of 10 years in December 2015.
The PSL season keeps running between the long stretches of February and March, with each team playing 10 coordinates in the twofold round; the main 4 groups with the best record meet all requirements for the Playoffs and conclude to final innings, the PSL Cup Final. The association’s workplaces are coordinated by the Pakistan Cricket Board head office in Lahore. Because of security reasons, the HBL-PSL season one was played in the United Arab Emirates. The opening champions were Islamabad United. Peshawar Zalmiwas the 2017 PSL Champions, who defeated Quetta Gladiators in Lahore on 5 March 2017 in the second season of PSL. PSL 3 is going to begin from 22 February with 6 groups.
In September 2015, the PCB formally reported the release of the PSL. Previous Pakistani national team captains Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja joined to endorse the PSL and move toward becoming brand representatives of the association for the time span of three years.
Following quite a while of arranging and two past fizzled endeavors, the association formally started on 4 February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates. The primary two seasons included five groups ostensibly of Pakistan’s major cities. In its first season, the PSL had a higher ratio of wide-reaching players. The group utilizes a draft framework for player enlistment like that operated as a part of numerous North American expert sports leagues, instead of the player’s auction as a part of some other T20 alliances.
The PSL’s authorized logo was propelled on 20 September 2015 in a formal event in Lahore and was disclosed by 3Di. The service was graced by the presence of present and former cricketers, key personalities and additionally Pakistani VIPs.
By the end of Pakistan Super League sponsored by Habib Bank Limited, the possibility of adding a sixth team to the league in 2017 was also under discussion by the HBL- PSL official authorities, possibly in Kashmir, but was rejected by the middle of May 2016.
Najam Sethi chairman PCB-Pakistan cricket Board declared that there would be the 6th group in next period of PSL, few days after 2017 PSL held. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor IqbalZafarJhagra reported that the PSL association will be drawn closer to the interest of FATA cricket team as the 6th group in PSL 2018. Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman; Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan; likewise said to have the 6th group from Gilgit-Baltistan. PCB settled on five names for 6th group; Faisalabad, FATA, Hyderabad, Dera Murad Jamali and Multan
The last name of the 6th group for PSL 2018 season was declared on 1 June 2017. Multan Sultans claimed by Schon Properties- NasirSchon& Sons at $5.2 million every year under the agreement for eight years.
HBL- PSL Season 3
The PSL third edition for 2018 has been discharged and will begin from February 22 in Dubai. All PSL 3 matches will be played at 4 settings – Dubai, Sharjah, Lahore, and Karachi as declared by the PCB.
Peshawar Zalmi will compete with newcomers of PSL 3; Multan Sultans in the season opener which will fall behind by a dual header on Friday, February 23 in the same city. Karachi Kings will showcase their cricket skills against Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans will play against Lahore Qalandars that night.
Islamabad United will trigger their battle on Saturday with a diversion in contrast to Peshawar Zalmi and around the same time the Gladiators will likewise confront the Qalandars.
This will be the 1st time on the release of the PSL when six groups will ice on the cake rather than five and each side will face each other twice in the third edition of Pakistan Super League. This will represent an aggregate of 30 matches amid the series of PSL 2018 that will last until Friday, March 16.
This will be strangled by the playoffs that will be held from March 18 to headlong. The best two teams of the whole math series will battle up at first, with the champ team that will make the grade for the finale. This will be trailed by an Eliminator on Tuesday, March 20, with the losing group bowing out and the triumphant side will go ahead as the first Qualifier of HBL PSL 3.
This third match, additionally an Eliminator, will be played on Wednesday, March 21, while the last will be held four days subsequently on March 25. These two Eliminators will be played in Lahore while the last will be held in Karachi. These are the main three matches that will be played in Pakistan as per the Pakistan Super League’s announced plan.
There was a decent interest for PSL tickets through the alliance of the PSL series before it moves to climax when the finale of PSL 3 will come to Lahore.
HBL PSL 3 Squad
The five group establishments presented their rundown of nine held players on 5 October 2017. Since this is the inaugural season for the new group Multan Sultans, they were permitted to pick nine pre-draft determinations and declared their names on 10 October. The complete squad was finished after the 2018 Pakistan Super League players draft on 12 November 2017. The entire PSL squad and players are put underneath for the 2018 series.
Coach: Dean Jones- Australia
Owner: Leonine Global Sports (Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi)
Captain: Misbah-ul-Haq – Pakistan
Wicket Keeper: Sam Billings- England, Luke Ronchi- New Zealand, Mohammad Hasan- Pakistan and RohailNazir- Pakistan
All Rounders: Andre Russell- Jamaica, Shadab Khan- Pakistan, Faheem Ashraf- Pakistan, David Willey- England, Amad Butt- Pakistan, and Hussain Talat- Pakistan
Batsmen: JP Duminy- South Africa, Alex Hales- England, SahibzadaFarhan- Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed- Pakistan and Asif Ali- Pakistan
Bowlers: Roman Raees- Pakistan, Samuel Badree- Trinidad and Tobago, Mohammad Sami- Pakistan, Mohammad Hasnain- Pakistan and Zafar Gohar- Pakistan
Coach: Mickey Arthur- South Africa
Owner: ARY Group (Salman Iqbal, CEO)
Captain: Imad Wasim – Pakistan
Batsmen: Eoin Morgan- England, Colin Munro- New Zealand, Babar Azam- Pakistan, Khurram Manzoor- Pakistan, Colin Ingram- South Africa, Joe Denly- England, and Lendl Simmon- Trinidad and Tobago.
All-Rounders: Shahid Afridi Pakistan, Ravi Bopara- England, Luke Wright- England, Hasan Mohsin- Pakistan, David Wiese- South Africa, and Mohammad Taha- Pakistan.
Wicket Keepers: Mohammad Rizwan- Pakistan and SaifullahBangash- Pakistan
Bowlers: Mohammad Amir- Pakistan, Usama Mir- Pakistan, Mitchell Johnson- Australia, Usman Khan- Pakistan, Mohammad Irfan- Pakistan, Tabish Khan- Pakistan, and Tymal Mills- England.
Coach: Aqib Javed
Owner: Qatar Lubricants Company (Fawad Rana, MD)
Captain: Brendon McCullum- New Zealand
Batsmen: Cameron Delport- South Africa, FakharZaman- Pakistan, Brendon McCullum- New Zealand, Sohail Akhtar- Pakistan, and Chris Lynn- Australia
All-rounders: Aamer Yamin- Pakistan, Bilawal Bhatti- Pakistan, Angelo Mathews- Sri Lanka, Bilal Asif- Pakistan, and Anton Devcich
Wicket Keepers: Umar Akmal- Pakistan and GulraizSadaf- Pakistan
Bowlers: Sohail Khan- Pakistan, Sunil Narine- Trinidad and Tobago, Yasir Shah- Pakistan, GhulamMudassar- Pakistan, Mitchell McClenaghan- New Zealand, MstafizurRehman- Bangladesh, Raza Hasan- Pakistan, ShaheenAfridi- Pakistan, and Imran Khan- Pakistan.
Coach: Tom Moody- New Zealand
Owner: Schön Properties (Nasir Schon & sons)
Captain: Shoaib Malik- Pakistan
Batsmen: Ahmed Shehzad- Pakistan, Sohaib Maqsood- Pakistan, Abdullah Shafiq- Pakistan, Darren Bravo- Trinidad & Tobago, SaifBadar- Pakistan, Umar Siddiq- Pakistan, Shan Masood- Pakistan
All-rounders: Sohail Tanvir- Pakistan, Kieron Pollard – Trinidad and Tobago, Kashif Bhatti- Pakistan, Ross Whiteley – England
Wicket-keepers: Kumar Sangakkara- Sri Lanka, Nicholas Pooran- Trinidad, and Tobago
Bowlers: Umar Gul- Pakistan, Mohammad Irfan- Pakistan, Junaid Khan- Pakistan, Imran Tahir- South Africa, Irfan Khan- Pakistan, Mohammad Abbas- Pakistan, Hardus Viljoen- South Africa
Coach: Mohammad Akram
Owner: Haier Pakistan (Javed Afridi, CEO)
Captain: Darren Sammy- Saint Lucia
Batsmen: Evin Lewis- Trinidad and Tobago, Tamim Iqbal- Bangladesh, Mohammad Arif- Pakistan, Khushdil Shah- Pakistan, Taimur Sultan- Pakistan, Ibtisam Sheikh- Pakistan
All-rounders: Mohammad Hafeez- Pakistan, Shakib Al Hasan- Bangladesh, Haris Sohail- Pakistan, Dwayne Bravo- Trinidad and Tobago, Hammad Azam- Pakistan, SaadNasim- Pakistan, Khalid Usman – Pakistan
Wicket-keepers: Kamran Akmal- Pakistan, Andre Fletcher- Grenada
Bowlers: Hasan Ali- Pakistan, Chris Jordan- England, Wahab Riaz- Pakistan, Mohammad Asghar- Pakistan, Sameen Gul- Pakistan
Coach: Moin Khan- Pakistan
Owner: Omar Associates (Nadeem Omar, Director)
Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed- Pakistan
Batsmen: Kevin Pietersen- England, Rilee Rossouw- South Africa, Asad Shafiq- Pakistan, Saad Ali- Pakistan, Rameez Raja- Pakistan, Jason Roy- England
All-rounders: Umar Amin- Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz- Pakistan, Jofra Archer- Barbados, Shane Watson- Australia, Mahmudullah- Bangladesh, Anwar Ali- Pakistan
Wicket-keepers: Mohammad Azam Khan- Pakistan
Bowlers: Mir Hamza- Pakistan, Hasan Khan- Pakistan, Rashid Khan- Afghanistan, Rahat Ali- Pakistan, Faraz Ahmed- Pakistan
Overview of PSL Teams 2016 & 2017
In the first and second season of Pakistan Super League five teams from major cities of Pakistan participated including; Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars. Teams are enlisted as per their performance, win rate total number of matches and with prominent insights.
Peshawar Zalmi came to the league in 1st season in 2016 and is the winners of the second season against Quetta Gladiators in HBL- PSL 2017. Zalmi played 21 matches in total in which they won 12 matches whereas lost 8 matches in the entire league.
Islamabad United joined the league in 2016 and having the winning rate around 63% as they have played 20 matches total number, lost 7 and won 12 matches in both leagues. In addition, Islamabad United has reported as champions while competing with Quetta Gladiators in 1st PSL series 2016.
Quetta Gladiators, fortunately, or unfortunately were the runner-up team in both series of Pakistan Super League sponsored by HBL. In the first season, gladiators competed with Islamabad United whereas with Peshawar Zalmi in the second season of PSL in 2017.
So far they were better with 55% of winning rate by playing 20 matches and won 11 matches in both series in total.
Karachi Kings played in both inning of PSL in 2016 and 2017. They won 7 matches, however, lost 12 matches in the series. Hence they appeared 19 matches in two seasons of Pakistan Super League. With this scoreboard, they reserved at the 4th position in 1st league 2016 however, improved in 2nd edition and were on 3rd rank among all the five teams in 2017.
Lahore Qalandars are on the least rank in the entire series of Pakistan Super League under the sponsorship of Habib Bank Limited, Pakistan. Lahore Qalandars have the lowest winning rate they have lost 11 matches from the total of 16 matches and won only 5 matches in both seasons of HBL- PSL.
Pakistan Super League 2018 Fixtures
PSL3 Match Schedules:
February 22- HBL PSL Match Opening Ceremony, 8:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#1- February 22- Peshawar Zalmi vs. Multan Sultans, 10:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#2- February 23- Karachi Kings vs. Quetta Gladiators, 4:30 pm (PST) Dubai
#3- February 23- Multan Sultans vs. Lahore Qalandars, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#4- February 24- Islamabad United vs. Peshawar Zalmi, 4:30 pm (PST) Dubai
#5- February 24- Quetta Gladiators vs. Lahore Qalandars, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#6- February 25- Multan Sultans vs. Islamabad United, 4:30 pm (PST) Dubai
#7- February 25- Karachi Kings vs. Peshawar Zalmi, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#8- February 26- Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#9- February 28- Islamabad United vs. Quetta Gladiators, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#10- March 1- Quetta Gladiators vs. Peshawar Zalmi, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#11- March 2- Multan Sultans vs. Karachi Kings, 4:30 pm (PST) Sharjah
#12- March 2- Lahore Qalandars vs. Islamabad United, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#13- March 3- Multan Sultans vs. Quetta Gladiators, 4:30 pm (PST) Sharjah
#14- March 3- Peshawar Zalmi vs. Lahore Qalandars, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#15- March 4- Islamabad United vs. Karachi Kings, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#16- March 6- Peshawar Zalmi vs. Multan Sultans, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#17- March 7- Multan Sultans vs. Quetta Gladiators, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#18- March 8- Islamabad United vs. Lahore Qalandars, 4:30 pm (PST) Dubai
#19- March 8- Karachi Kings vs. Quetta Gladiators, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#20- March 9- Multan Sultans vs. Lahore Qalandars, 4:30 pm (PST) Dubai
#21- March 9- Peshawar Zalmi vs. Islamabad United, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#22- March 10- Multan Sultans vs. Karachi Kings, 4:30 pm (PST) Dubai
#23- March 10- Peshawar Zalmi vs. Quetta Gladiators, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#24- March 11- Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars, 9:00 pm (PST) Dubai
#25- March 13- Multan Sultans vs. Islamabad United, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#26- March 14- Quetta Gladiators vs. Lahore Qalandars, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#27- March 15- Peshawar Zalmi vs. Karachi Kings, 4:30 pm (PST) Sharjah
#28- March 15- Quetta Gladiators vs. Islamabad United, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#29- March 16- Peshawar Zalmi vs. Lahore Qalandars, 4:30 pm (PST) Sharjah
#30- March 16- Islamabad United vs. Karachi Kings, 9:00 pm (PST) Sharjah
#1- Playoff: March 18- Qualifier Round: Team 1 vs. Team 2, Dubai
#2- Playoff: March 20- Eliminator Round 1: Team 3 vs. Team 4, Lahore
#3- Playoff: March 21- Eliminator Round 2: Eliminator 1 Winner vs. Qualifier Loser, Lahore
March 25- PSL3 Final Karachi
This third edition of the competition will include six establishments representing the major cities of Pakistan. You can keep an eye on all the activities by viewing your most favorite team in the stadiums in UAE, Karachi, and Lahore. The tickets for the third season can be acquired online from Q-Tickets for UAE matches and you can also get PSL tickets online for matches in Pakistan on Yayvo.com. On the off chance that you are hoping to purchase VIP Box, and Corporate Box tickets, o can visit PSLticket.com as well.