2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League (also known PSL 4 or for sponsorship reasons HBL PSL 2019) will be the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. The tournament is scheduled to be played from 14 February till 17 March 2019, with a total of 34 matches.

2019 Pakistan Super League

Ceremonies


Opening ceremony

Performances by Pakistani sufi rock band Junoon, singers Aima Baig and Shuja Haider and singers of the title anthem Fawad Khan and rapper Young Desi were confirmed in the opening ceremony. The ceremony will also feature performances from American rapper Pitbull and British singer Marcia Barrett from German band Boney M.. The ceremony is scheduled to take before the first match on 14 February 2019 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Background


On 10 November 2018, PCB terminated franchise agreement with the owner of Multan Sultans, Schön Properties. Ali Khan Tareen is the new owner of the team. On 14 November, PCB announced that HBL Pakistan has renewed its partnership with PSL for 3 additional years till 2021. On 21 December, Blitz Advertising won the broadcasting rights for 3 years on a bid of US$36 million, which is 358% greater amount than before.

Teams and squads


Main Article: Pakistan Super League 2019 Squads

Each franchise retained up to 10 players during the trade and retention window that began on 29 September. A squad of 16 players, with 4 supplementary players, was then completed in players draft held at Islamabad on 20 November. On 16 December 2018, PSL announced that each team will have additional budget to choose 21-member squad. The replacement draft will be held on 24 January in Lahore.

2019 Pakistan Super League

Islamabad United Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars Multan Sultans Peshawar Zalmi Quetta Gladiators
Luke Ronchi (c)

Shadab Khan

Faheem Ashraf

Asif Ali

Muhammad Sami

Rumman Raees

Hussain Talat

Sahibzada Farhan

Ian Bell

Samit Patel

Waqas Maqsood

Zafar Gohar

Wayne Parnell

Phil Salt

Cameron Delport

Muhammad Musa

Nasir Nawaz Zahir Khan

Amad Butt

Rizwan Hussain

Imad Wasim (c)

Colin Munro

Muhammad Amir

Babar Azam

Colin Ingram

Usman Khan Shinwari

Muhammad Rizwan

Ravi Bopara

Sikandar Raza

Awais Zia

Usama Mir

Aaron Summers

Sohail Khan

Iftikhar Ahmed

Ali Imran

Abrar Ahmed

Aamer Yamin

Ben Dunk

Liam Livingstone

Jaahid Ali

Muhammad Hafeez (c)

Fakhar Zaman

AB De Villiers

Carlos Brathwaite

Corey Anderson

Haris Sohail

Hasan Khan

Rahat Ali

Yasir Shah

Shaheen Afridi

Anton Devcich

Agha Salman

Sohail Akhtar

Sandeep Lamichhane

Muhammad Imran

Umair Masood

Brendan Taylor

Gauhar Ali

Aizaz Cheema

Haris Rauf

Shoaib Malik (c)

Steve Smith

Shahid Afridi

Joe Denly

Junaid Khan

Muhammad Irfan

Shan Masood

Muhammad Abbas

Muhammad Irfan

Umar Siddiq

Muhammad Junaid

Qais Ahmad

Nicolas Pooran

Laurie Evans

Nauman Ali

Muhammad Ilyas

Daniel Christian

Tom Moores

Ali Shafiq

Shakeel Ansar

Darren Sammy (c)

Wahab Riaz

Hasan Ali

Kamran Akmal

Kieron Pollard

Liam Dawson

Umaid Asif

Khalid Usman

Sameen Gul

Misbah-ul-Haq

Dawid Malan

Umar Amin

Wayne Madsen

Sohaib Maqsood

Jamal Anwar

Nabi Gul

Chris Jordan

Waqar Salamkheil

Ibtisam Sheikh

Samiullah Afridi

Sarfraz Ahmed (c)

Shane Watson

Sunil Karine

Dwayne Bravo

Umar Akmal

Muhammad Nawaz

Rilee Rossouw

Sohail Tanvir

Anwar Ali

Saud Shakeel

Fawad Ahmed

Muhammad Asghar

Danish Aziz

Ahsan Ali

Ghulam Mudassar

Naseem Shah

Harry Gurney

Ahmed Shehzad

Azam Khan

Jalat Khan

2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League

Venues


On 12 June 2018, the franchises and PCB officials in a meeting decided against the idea of having a full PSL fourth edition in Pakistan. The new PCB chairman Ehsan Mani announced on 15 September that tournament will begin from 14 February 2019 in UAE, and the last 8 games will be held in Pakistan alongside the final that will be played on 17 March in Karachi. For the first time, four matches will be played in Abu Dhabi.

United Arab Emirates

Pakistan

Dubai

Sharjah Abu Dhabi Lahore Karachi

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

Gaddafi Stadium

National Stadium

Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 27,000

Capacity: 34,228

Format


The six teams will play 10 matches each and will get 2 points for every win, none for a loss and 1 point for a no result. The top four team in the group stage will qualify for the play-offs.

League stage


The total fixture was released on 13 December 2018.

2019 Pakistan Super League

Fixtures

Date, Day

Match

Venue

14th February, Thursday Islamabad United Versus Lahore Qalandars Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
15th February, Friday Multan Sultans Versus Karachi Kings Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
15th February, Friday Peshawar Zalmi Versus Quetta Gladiators Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
16th February, Saturday Islamabad United Versus Multan Sultans Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
16th February, Saturday Lahore Qalandars Versus Karachi Kings Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
17th February, Sunday Islamabad United Versus Quetta Gladiators Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
17th February, Sunday Peshawar Zalmi Versus Lahore Qalandars Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
20th February, Wednesday Quetta Gladiators Versus Multan Sultans Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
21st February, Thursday Peshawar Zalmi Versus Karachi Kings Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
22nd February, Friday Multan Sultans Versus Lahore Qalandars Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
22nd February, Friday Islamabad United Versus Peshawar Zalmi Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
23rd February, Saturday Quetta Gladiators Versus Lahore Qalandars Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
23rd February, Saturday Islamabad United Versus Karachi Kings Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
24th February, Sunday Peshawar Zalmi Versus Multan Sultans Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
24th February, Sunday Quetta Gladiators Versus Karachi Kings Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
26th February, Tuesday Multan Sultans Versus Islamabad United Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
27th February, Wednesday Lahore Qalandars Versus Quetta Gladiators Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
27th February, Wednesday Karachi Kings Versus Islamabad United Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
28th February, Thursday Multan Sultans Versus Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
28th February, Thursday Karachi Kings Versus Lahore Qalandars Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
1st March, Friday Peshawar Zalmi Versus Islamabad United Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
1st March, Friday Multan Sultans Versus Quetta Gladiators Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
4th March, Monday Quetta Gladiators Versus Peshawar Zalmi Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
4th March, Monday Karachi Kings Versus Multan Sultans Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
5th March, Tuesday Lahore Qalandars Versus Peshawar Zalmi Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
5th March, Tuesday Quetta Gladiators Versus Islamabad United Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
7th March, Thursday Karachi Kings Versus Peshawar Zalmi National Stadium, Karachi
9th March, Saturday Lahore Qalandars Versus Islamabad United Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
10th March, Sunday Karachi Kings Versus Quetta Gladiators National Stadium, Karachi
10th March, Sunday Lahore Qalandars Versus Multan Sultans Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
12th March,  Tuesday Eliminator 1 3rd placed team Versus 4th placed team Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
13th March, Wednesday Qualifier 1st placed team Versus 2nd placed team National Stadium, Karachi
15th March, Friday Eliminator 2 Loser of Qualifier Versus Winner of Eliminator 1 National Stadium, Karachi
17th March, Sunday Final Winner of Qualifier Versus Winner of Eliminator 2 National Stadium, Karachi

 

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