Pakistan Super League PSL 2017

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The PSL Pakistan Super League 2017 is scheduled to begin on Feb 9th 2017 in UAE. The opening ceremony and the first match will be played on Feb 9th with the final taking place in Lahore on March 7. Just like last season, a total of 24 matches will be played this year too. The PSL tickets are on sale now! Book your tickets for the second season by visiting here.

Shaggy, Ali Zafar and Shehzad Roy are slated to perform at the opening ceremony hosted by Fahad Mustafa. The organizers are planning to make this a grand opening that will be remembered for a long time.

The PSL 2 Draft for the second edition of the tournament was held on October 19 and all five teams announced their squads with most teams consisting of around 20 players from Pakistan and overseas.

A few of the players were retained from the previous season by teams while the others were picked afresh from the PSL Draft. There was also a transfer window in which teams like Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars exchanged players.

New Players like Eoin Morgan, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Brendon McCullum had also agreed to getting themselves placed in the Draft and were picked up by respective teams during the Draft, while Chris Gayle was let go of by Lahore and selected by Karachi.

The following players namely Tilakaratne Dilshan, Thisara Perera, Rilee Rossouw, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Mahmudullah Riyad, James Franklin, Chris Green, Jason Roy and Nathan McCullum got a nod as replacement players instead of injured of partly unavailable players.

Misbah-ul-Haq will lead the defending champions Islamabad United yet again while Shahid Afridi handed over the captaincy of Peshawar Zalmi to Darren Sammy. Sarfaraz Ahmed will look to guide the Quetta Gladiators, while Sangakkara leads the Karachi Kings. Lahore Qalandars will be captained by Brendon McCullum.

Even bigger news is coming from the PSL stable is that the final will be played in Lahore, Pakistan. The Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore will host the final according to PCB chief Najam Sethi.

Given the success of the Pakistan Super League in the first season, the PCB has offered an increase in prize money for the second PSL season. The title winners take home $700,000, as opposed to $500,000 that they had won last season while the runner-up will gather $350,000. Last season the runner-up had won $200,000.

There are also three different prizes that there will be on offer this season during the PSL. namely the Imtiaz Ahmed Trophy, Hanif Mohammad Trophy and Fazal Mahmood Trophy for the best wicket-keeper, batsman and the bowler in the tournament respectively.

The first ever edition of the Pakistan Super League T20 ended on February 23 with Islamabad United winning the title after defeating Quetta Gladiators in the final of the tournament.

The foundation for Islamabad’s victory in the final was laid by Andre Russell’s three-wicket haul before Dwayne Smith and Brad Haddin smashed fifties to guide the side towards their chase of 175 against Quetta Gladiators.

Ahmed Shehzad and Kumar Sangakkara had hit fifties of their own in the final for the Gladiators, and at one stage would have harboured thoughts for a win after piling up 174 in a pressure final.

Earlier, the Quetta Gladiators made the final by winning their only playoff match against Peshawar Zalmi, edging Peshawar out by a run. This was followed by Islamabad overcoming the Karachi Kings by nine wickets, a chase of 115 that lasted just 14.2 overs for them.

Islambad were then slotted to take on the Zalmis in which they crushed their opponents yet again. Sharjeel Khan became the first centurion in the PSL T20 to steer his side to 176 for three in the 20 overs before the United saw Russell and Imran Khalid share seven wickets to bowl Peshawar out for 126.

Among the five sides, Lahore Qalandars faced the bitter end of the disappointment as they failed to qualify for the final four. Despite having a strong squad with names like Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, they could win just two matches out of the possible eight.

The HBL PSL cricket league has put the cricket action from the country back on the map. Boasting of international players and a league like format, the tournament took place in three stages, which was played in Dubai and Sharjah. The teams representing five major cities – Peshawar, Quetta, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore took part in the competition.

The good news for Pakistan fans is that PSL final will be played in Lahore this season and that is a step forward into bringing international cricket back to Pakistan as well.

1125 comments… add one
  • zahirshah lakki marwat Jan 28, 2017, 5:54 pm

    Zilmi jeeti gi

  • yasir khan Jan 28, 2017, 5:42 pm

    Jeeta ga only on ………zalmi …..zamang khapl teem

  • habibullah Jan 28, 2017, 5:34 pm

    Inshah Allah zalmi jety ga

  • Mhusnain Sheikh Jan 28, 2017, 5:21 pm

    I think Quetta should win as sarfraz is it’s captain
    Moreover if he wins he would have more confidence leading Pakistan in both t20 and odi

  • atif khan Jan 28, 2017, 5:21 pm

    Dama dam mast qalandar

  • Jamil kalagorh Jan 28, 2017, 4:31 pm

    Psl kon jeeatay ga is ko choro sub yahi likhey ja ra hay ho batao sub se zia runs kon bana paye ga@ sharjeel khan(iu) brendon meccullum sanga kara

  • m naeem Jan 28, 2017, 4:23 pm

    Peshawer zalmi won

  • Jamil kalagorh Jan 28, 2017, 4:21 pm

    Khel damadam mast qalandar akmal,roy,meccullum

  • inder pahuja Jan 28, 2017, 2:55 pm

    dekhna ye cup PSL 2017 Quetta Gladiators jetey ga

  • Basharat Jan 28, 2017, 1:04 pm

    Zalmi jete ga inshala

  • hashmi Jan 28, 2017, 12:42 pm

    Jo b jeety Sara Pakistan jeety ga. in shaa allah

  • hashmi Jan 28, 2017, 12:41 pm

    Jo b jeety.. Sara Pakistan jeety ga. in shaa allah

  • Shahabudin. Jan 28, 2017, 9:35 am

    Boom boom afridi ki tem insha allah jeete gi

  • shakil Jan 28, 2017, 9:29 am

    dam a dum must qalandar

  • ANAS Jan 28, 2017, 8:58 am

    ZALMI WILL WIN I LOVE ZALMI ZALMI ZINDABAD

  • Visit marwat Jan 28, 2017, 7:26 am

    Inshallah jita ga final bi our tamam match bi

  • faraz aslam Jan 28, 2017, 7:18 am

    Lahore Qalandar jitay ga my faveret team is Lahore Q

  • Bilal Jan 27, 2017, 9:22 pm

    Karachi king in shaa Allah win

  • Ahsan ullah haseen Jan 27, 2017, 4:14 pm

    i am supporter peshawar zalmii and and sha allah peshawar zalmii win this final in sha allah

  • Samiullah Jan 27, 2017, 3:42 pm

    Zalmi jite ga

    • tosif gujjar Jan 28, 2017, 9:48 am

      karachi jeety ga

  • Samiullah Jan 27, 2017, 3:41 pm

    Insha Allah zalmi jite ga

  • abrar baig Jan 27, 2017, 3:27 pm

    ishallha win lahore qalandar

  • amna khan Jan 27, 2017, 11:58 am

    Fuck PSL and PSL players go to hell I hate PSL suck my tits I hate PSL David Beckham is a nice player he will won inshaallah fuck you all PSL players very cheap players fuck off

  • Zeeshan Ashraf Jan 27, 2017, 10:14 am

    Peshawar zalmi jeety gi

  • MEHBOOBHUSSAIN Jan 27, 2017, 5:36 am

    PSL KA 3RD ADDITION MA AKE TEAM KASHMIR KA NAME SEA BE HONI CHIYA

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