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Squads, Schedule, Broadcasting – Everything You Should Be Knowing About Pakistan Super League 2019

Pakistan Super League has become the most premier professional cricket league in Pakistan. The first edition of the tournament was played in 2016 and we are now into the 4th edition of the mega event. Known as PSL 4 – or for sponsorship reasons, HBL PSL 2019 – the tourney will kick off with a grand ceremony on 14th February along with the opening clash between defending Champions Islamabad United and one of the most talked franchises, Lahore Qalandars. Pakistan Super League 2019 will be played across 32 days.

A total of 6 teams – Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators – will be competing against each twice in the double round robin stage before moving into the play-offs. Out of 34 matches, 26 games would be played in UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah) while as many as 8 matches would be played in Pakistan (Lahore and Karachi) including the finals.

Pakistan Super League 2019

  • Tournament dates: 14th February to 17th March (32 days)
  • Tournament format: Double Round Robin and Play-offs
  • Host country: UAE and Pakistan
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Number of matches: 34 (26 in UAE and 8 in Pakistan)
  • Venues: Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Lahore, Karachi

While it will operate on double round robin format, each of the participating team will face every other team twice in the PSL 2019. In the early phase of group stages, each win shall translate in award of two points; one point in case of no result/tied and no points for loss. The top 4 teams will qualify for the play-off stage of the tournament.

PSL 2019 Squads

Every franchise was asked to retain 10 players during the trade and retention window which began on 29th September 2018. However, on 20th November 2018, the PSL squads for 2019 were finalized in a star-studded PSL draft ceremony in Islamabad. The owners, captains, coaches and the management of all the franchises were looking to secure the best possible player for their respective sides.

There were total 5 categories in which a player was picked or retained and they are categorized as following along with their salary bracket:

  • Platinum ($140,000-230,000)
  • Diamond ($75,000-80,000)
  • Gold ($50,000-60,000)
  • Silver (22,000-33,000)
  • Emerging ($10,000-12,000)
  • Supplementary

Islamabad United

Captain: Luke Ronchi

Platinum: Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf

Diamond: Asif Ali, Ian Bell, Muhammed Sami

Gold: Philip Salt, Rumman Raees, Samit Patel

Silver: Sahibzada Farhan, Cameron Delport, Waqas Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Hussain Talat

Emerging: Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz

Supplementary: Rizwan Hussain, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Wayne Parnell

Coach: Dean Jones

Karachi Kings

Captain: Imad Wasim

Platinum: Babar Azam, Colin Munro, Muhammed Amir

Diamond: Colin Ingram, Usman Khan Shinwari, Imad Wasim

Gold: Ravi Bopara, Muhammed Rizwan, Sikandar Raza

Silver: Awais Zia, Iftikhar Ahmed, Aaron Summers, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan

Emerging: Abrar Ahmed, Ali Imran

Supplementary: Ben Dunk, Jaahid Ali, Aamer Yamin, Liam Livingstone

Coach: Mickey Arthur

Lahore Qalandars

Captain: Muhammed Hafeez

Platinum: AB de Villiers, Muhammed Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman

Diamond: Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Yasir Shah

Gold: Anton Devcich, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rahat Ali

Silver: Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Sohail, Hassan Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Emerging: Umair Maqsood, Muhammed Imran

Supplementary: Brendan Taylor, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Harris Rauf

Coach: Aqib Javed

Multan Sultans

Captain: Shoaib Malik

Platinum: Steven Smith, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi

Diamond: Joe Denly, Junaid Khan, Muhammed Irfan

Gold: Shan Masood, Nicholas Pooran, Qais Ahmed

Silver: Umar Siddique, Laurie Evans, Muhammed Abbas, Muhammed Irfan Khan, Nauman Ali

Emerging: Muhammed Junaid, Muhammed Ilyas

Supplementary: Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar, Daniel Christian

Coach: Tom Moody

Peshawar Zalmi

Captain: Darren Sammy

Platinum: Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali

Diamond: Kamran Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Darren Sammy

Gold: Dawid Malan, Umer Amin, Liam Dawson

Silver: Sohaib Maqsood, Wayne Madsen, Jamal Anwar, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman

Emerging: Nabi Gul, Sameen Gul

Supplementary: Samiullah, Ibtisam Sheikh, Chris Jordan, Waqar Salamkheil

Coach: Muhammed Akram

Quetta Gladiators

Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed

Platinum: Sarfraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo

Diamond: Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Muhammed Nawaz

Gold: Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Fawad Ahmed

Silver: Saud Shakil, Muhammed Asghar, Anwar Ali, Ehsan Ali, Danish Aziz

Emerging: Ghulam Mudassar, Nasim Shah

Supplementary: Ahmed Shehzad, Muhammed Azam Khan, Harry Gurney, Jalat Khan

Coach: Moin Khan

PSL 2019 Schedule

A total of 34 matches will be played across 32 days from 14th February to 17th March 2019 across two different countries – UAE and Pakistan – and 5 different venues between 6 different team for one PSL trophy. The schedule of Pakistan Super League 2019 is as following:

Matches In Dubai

14th February: Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars

15th February: Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings AND Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

16th February: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans AND Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings

17th February: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators AND Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars

26th February: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

27th February: Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators AND Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United

28th February: Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi AND Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars

1st March: Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United AND Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators

Matches In Sharjah

20th February: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans

21st February: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings

22nd February: Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars AND Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi

23rd February: Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars AND Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings

24th February: Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans AND Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings

Matches In Abu Dhabi

4th March: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi AND Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans

5th March: Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi AND Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United

Matches In Lahore

9th March: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United

10th March: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans

12th March: Eliminator 1 – No. 3 ranked team vs No. 4 ranked team in the points table

Matches In Karachi

7th March: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi

10th March: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators

13th March: Qualifier – No. 1 ranked team vs No. 2 ranked team in the points table

15th March: Eliminator 2 – Winner of Eliminator 1 vs Loser of Qualifier

17th March: Final

PSL 2019 Broadcasting (TV)

Pakistan: PTV Sports and Ten Sports

India: DSport

Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV)

Sri Lanka: Dialog TV (DTV)

UAE/MENA: OSN Sport Cricket HD / Yupp TV

UK: Prime TV

South Africa: Super Sport

USA: Willow TV

Caribbean: Flow Sports

Besides the coverage on Television, Cricket Gateway will be the official live streaming partner along with Cricingif and that the matches could be live streamed in Pakistan, India, UK, USA and the UAE.

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section against the following questions:

You will be rooting for which team?

Which side will eventually win the Pakistan Super League 2019?

On paper, which team is the strongest?

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. salman

    14/01/2019 at 12:02 am

    Does one have to pay for live streaming?

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