Pakistan Super League 2019 — All you need to know

The opening ceremony will be held in Dubai on February 14 just before the first match begins.

Islamabad United PSL
Islamabad United, PSL 2018 champions. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will commence on 14 February 2019. The tournament will be played for over a month and concludes with the final that will be played on 17 March 2019. A total of six teams will battle out in 34 games this season before the ultimate winner is decided.

26 of these matches will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 8 games will be played in Pakistan. The Dubai International Stadium (Dubai), Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium (Sharjah) and the Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) are the three venues finalised for the league in the UAE. In Pakistan, matches will be held at the National Stadium (Karachi) and the Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore).

The opening ceremony will be held in Dubai just before the first match begins. While five games will be played at Karachi, Lahore will host three. For the first time, four matches will be played in Abu Dhabi. The tournament will follow a double round-robin format that will be followed by the playoffs. Each team will play 10 games and the top four teams on the points table will qualify for the knockouts.

Squads

Islamabad United: Sahibzada Farhan, Asif Ali, Muhammad Musa, Samit Patel, Cameron Delport, Philip Salt, Hussain Talat, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami(c), Ian Bell, Nasir Nawaz, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Rizwan Hussain

Quetta Gladiators: Umar Akmal, Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Saud Shakeel, Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanvir, Dwayne Bravo, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Mudassar, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed(c), Harry Gurney, Ahmed Shehzad, Dwayne Smith, Azam Khan, Jalat Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr

Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim(c), Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamer Yamin, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone, Jaahid Ali, Umer Khan

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Yasir Shah, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Afridi, Rahat Ali, Agha Salman, Anton Devcich, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Sandeep Lamichhane, Umair Masood, Hassan Khan, Mohammad Imran, Hardus Viljoen, David Wiese, Saad Ali, Brendan Taylor, Aizaz Cheema, Gauhar Ali, Haris Rauf

Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sameen Gul, Khalid Usman, Umaid Asif, Daren Sammy(c), Liam Dawson, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Sohaib Maqsood, Wayne Madsen, Nabi Gul, Jamal Anwar, Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Samiullah

Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik(c), Shan Masood, Umar Siddiq, Muhammad Junaid, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas , Shahid Afridi, Qais Ahmad, Laurie Evans, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas, Nauman Ali, Andre Russell, James Vince, Daniel Christian, Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar, Hammad Azam, Johnson Charles

Fixtures

Thursday, February 14: 

Match 1 – Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars (Dubai)


Friday, February 15: 

Match 2 – Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans (Dubai)

Match 3 – Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators (Dubai)


Saturday, February 16: 

Match 4 – Islamabad United v Multan Sultans (Dubai)

Match 5 – Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings (Dubai)


Sunday, February 17: 

Match 6 – Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators (Dubai)

Match 7 – Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars (Dubai)


Wednesday, February 20:

Match 8 – Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators (Sharjah)


Thursday, February 21: 

Match 9 – Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings (Sharjah)


Friday, February 22: 

Match 10 – Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans (Sharjah)

Match 11 – Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi (Sharjah)


Saturday, February 23: 

Match 12 – Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars (Sharjah)

Match 13 – Islamabad United v Karachi Kings (Sharjah)


Sunday, February 24: 

Match 14 – Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi (Sharjah)

Match 15 – Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings (Sharjah)


Tuesday, February 26: 

Match 16 – Islamabad United v Multan Sultans (Dubai)


Wednesday, February 27: 

Match 17 – Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators (Dubai)

Match 18 – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United (Dubai)


Thursday, February 28: 

Match 19 – Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi (Dubai)

Match 20 – Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars (Dubai)


Friday, March 1: 

Match 21 – Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United (Dubai)

Match 22 – Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators (Dubai)


Monday, March 4: 

Match 23 – Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi (Abu Dhabi)

Match 24 – Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans (Abu Dhabi)


Tuesday, March 5: 

Match 25 – Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi (Abu Dhabi)

Match 26 – Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United (Abu Dhabi)


Thursday, March 7: 

Match 27 – Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi (Karachi)


Saturday, March 9: 

Match 28 – Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United (Lahore)


Sunday, March 10: 

Match 29 – Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators (Karachi)

Match 30 – Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans (Lahore)


Tuesday, March 12: 

Eliminator 1 – 3rd v 4th (Lahore)


Wednesday, March 13: 

Qualifier – 1st v 2nd (Karachi)


Friday, March 15: 

Eliminator 2 (Karachi)


Sunday, March 17: 

Final (Karachi)


Broadcast Details

Pakistan – PTV Sports, Ten Sports, and Geo Super

India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Maldives, and Bhutan – DSport

Bangladesh – Gazi TV

The United Kingdom – Prime TV

Sri Lanka – Dialog TV

South Africa – SuperSport

USA – Willow TV

The Middle East and North Africa Countries – OSN Cricket HD TV and Yupp TV

Live Streaming – CricketGateWay, SuperSport digital platform, Willow TV digital platform.

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