Pakistan’s biggest T20 league PSL (Pakistan Super League) has announced the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Starting in Karachi on Thursday, February 20, 36 foreign players such as Dale Steyn, Shane Watson, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, and Alex Hales will be playing with six teams. The play-offs between the top-4 teams will start from March 17.
The Pakistan Super League final will be played in Lahore on 22 March. The opening match will be between defending champion Quetta Gladiators and two-time champions Islamabad United.
All PSL (Pakistan Super League) Match in Pakistan
Due to security reasons, only the final was played on Pakistani soil for the last three times while the UAE hosted other matches. This will be the first time all matches will be played in Pakistan. In the current season, cities like Karachi, Rawalpindi, Multan, and Lahore have got a chance to host. The maximum number of 14 matches will be played in Lahore, nine in Karachi, 8 in Rawalpindi and three in Multan.
Pakistan Super League Winning Team Will be to get 5000 US Dollars
The winning team of the fifth edition will receive 5,000 US Dollars (about 3.5 crores). At the same time, the runner-up team will get 200 US dollars (about 1.43 crore rupees). The crunch of Pakistan cricket shows that the 2019 IPL champion team got Rs 20 crore while the runner-up team got Rs 12.5 crore.
Pakistan Super League Team Squad
Quetta Gladiators Squad:
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Ali, Ben Cutting (Australia), Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Fawad Ahmed, Timeal Mills, Abdul Nasser, Sohail Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Chemo Paul, Atish Ali, Azam Khan, Zahid Mehmood (will join after Chemo Paul leaves).
Islamabad United Squad:
Shadab Khan, Luke Ronchi (New Zealand), Amad Bhatt, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Moses, Rizwan Hussain, Dale Steyn (South Africa), Colin Ingram (South Africa), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Rumman Rais, Zafar Gohar, Phil Salt, Akif Javed, David Malan (South Africa), Saif Baader, Ahmed Safi Abdullah.
Peshawar Zalmi Squad:
Darren Sammy (West Indies), Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Omar Amin, Imam Ul Haq, Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Wahab Riaz, Tom Banton (England), Liam Dawson (England), Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Adil Amin, Lewis Gregory (England), Liam Livingstone (England), Hyder Ali, Aamir Ali, Mohammad Aamir Khan, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies)
Multan Sultans Squad:
Shahid Afridi, Rohel Nazi, Shaan Masood, Ali Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammed Ilyas, James Vince (England), Junaid Khan, Moin Ali (England), Riley Rosoyu (, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara (England), Sohail Tanveer, Khushdil Shah, Fabian Allen (West Indies), Usman Qadir, Imran Tahir (South Africa), Bilawal Bhatti, Wayne Madson
Lahore Qalandars Squad:
Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, Ben Dunk (Australia), David Weiss (South Africa), Harris Rauf, Salman Batt, Usman Shinwari, Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn (Australia), Samit Patel (New Zealand), Zahid Ali, Sikuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka), Raja Farhan, Faizan Khan, Dan Vilas, Dilbar Hussain.
Karachi Kings Squad:
Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikar Ahmed, Mohammad Aamir, Aamir Yameen, Usma Mir, Umar Khan, Alex Hales (England), Chris Jordan (England), Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport (South Africa), Ali Khan, Zahid Mehmood, Chadwick Walton (West Indies), Umaid Asif, Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand), Awais Zia, Arshad Iqbal.