PSL 2019 Teams and Schedule of Matches

PSL 2019 Teams and Schedule of Matches

PSL 2019 Teams and Schedule of Matches in United Arab Emirates and Pakistan

The 2019 Pakistan Super League will provide a series of firsts for supporters. In the fourth season of the Twenty20 league, which starts in Dubai in February, AB de Villiers will make his tournament debut.

Abu Dhabi will host PSL matches for the first time – four in two days – while supporters based back in Pakistan will now get to see regular league season games.

Where finals matches have been played in Lahore and Karachi in the previous two seasons, now the franchises representing those two cities will get to play in front of home faithful.

That means long-suffering Lahore Qalandars supporters will – assuming he agrees to make the trip – get to see new singing De Villiers in the flesh.

PSL 2019 Teams and Schedule of Matches

PSL 2019 Teams and Schedule of Matches

“We have a superb and balanced team,” new Qalandars captain Mohammed Hafeez said. “I am sure the boy will benefit by AB’s rich experience, and AB himself will have a great time with us.”

For all the new features, there are many old favourites, too.

Shahid Afridi will be back – this time with a third team. Having begun with Peshawar Zalmi, then moved on to Karachi Kings, he is now with a new franchise, yet to be named, and formed from the remnants of Multan Sultans.

“We look forward to welcoming Steve Smith and Shahid Afridi, two absolute legends of the game, to the side and hope they will play their lead roles in helping us cross the line,” said Shoaib Malik, the captain of the “6th team”.

PSL 2019 Teams and Schedule of Matches

The franchises


Islamabad United
Islamabad United won the Pakistan Super League title in 2018

Islamabad United

The defending champions are the most successful side in the three-year history of the PSL, having won the first tournament in 2015, as well as last year. They have an overall win percentage of 61.

Captain: Luke Ronchi (New Zealand)

Pick of their Pakistanis: Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali

Overseas stars: Samit Patel (England), Ian Bell (England), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan)

Karachi Kings
Pakistan all rounder Imad Wasim, left, will lead the Karachi Kings.

Karachi Kings

The Kings will have improve if they are to make it back to a final in their home stadium – where they will play two group stage matches. They have the 2nd worst win percentage in PSL history, of 42.

Captain: Imad Wasim

Pick of their Pakistanis: Mohammed Amir, Babar Azam, Usman Shinwari

Overseas stars: Colin Munro (New Zealand), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Liam Livingstone (England)

Lahore Qalandars
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman will be one of the batting mainstays for Lahore Qalandars.

Lahore Qalandars

Historically the worst performing franchise, with a small win rate of just 35 percent. But Qalandars did add some silverware to their bare trophy cabinet by winning the Abu Dhabi T20 this year.

Captain: Mohammed Hafeez

Pick of their Pakistanis: Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Yasir Shah

Abroad stars: Sandeep Lamichanne (Nepal), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Corey Anderson (New Zealand)

Peshawar Zalmi
Darren Sammy, right, captained Peshawar Zalmi to the 2017 PSL title, winning the final in Lahore.

Peshawar Zalmi

The only side other than Islamabad United to have their name on the PSL trophy, having won it in 2016. They also have the 2nd best win rate, having won 58 percent of their matches.

Captain: Daren Sammy (West Indies)

Pick of their Pakistanis: Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal, Hasan Ali

Overseas stars: Liam Dawson (England), Dawid Malan (England), Kieron Pollard (West Indies)

Quetta Gladiators
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmad will be tasked with leading Quetta Gladiators.

Quetta Gladiators

They might consider themselves unfortunate not to have won the title yet, having been regular finalists under the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed. The side from Quetta have won 57 percent of their matches.

Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed

Pick of their Pakistanis: Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali

Overseas stars: Fawad Ahmed (Australia), Sunil Narine (West Indies), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)

Multan Sultans
Shahid Afridi will be playing for a third team in the Pakistan Super League.

Multan Sultans

As yet still to be formally named, but they will be formed from the remnants of the short-lived Multan Sultans franchises, which won 44 percent of the matches in their brief existence.

Captain: Shoaib Malik

Pick of their Pakistanis: Shahid Afridi, Mohammed Irfan, Junaid Khan

Abroad stars: Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Steve Smith (Australia), Qais Ahmed (Afghanistan)

PSL 2019 Teams and Schedule of Matches


The Schedule

The Schedule

Thursday, 14 February

Dubai Stadium – Islamabad United versus Lahore Qalandars

Friday, 15 February

Dubai Stadium – Karachi Kings versus Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi versus Quetta Gladiators

Saturday, 16 February

Dubai Stadium – Islamabad United versus Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings versus Lahore Qalandars

Sunday, 17 February

Dubai Stadium – Islamabad United versus Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars versus Peshawar Zalmi

Wednesday, 20 February

Sharjah Stadium –Multan Sultans versus Quetta Gladiators

Thursday, 21 February

Sharjah Stadium – Karachi Kings versus Peshawar Zalmi

Friday, 22 February

Sharjah Stadium – Islamabad United versus Peshawar Zalmi

Saturday, 23 February

Sharjah Stadium – Lahore Qalandars versus Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United versus Karachi Kings

Sunday, 24 February

Sharjah Stadium – Multan Sultans versus Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings versus Quetta Gladiators

Tuesday, 26 February

Dubai Stadium – Islamabad United versus Multan Sultans

Wednesday, 27 February

Dubai Stadium – Lahore Qalandars versus Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United versus Karachi Kings

Thursday, 28 February

Dubai Stadium – Multan Sultans versus Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings versus Lahore Qalandars

Friday, 01 March

Dubai Stadium – Islamabad United versus Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultans versus Quetta Gladiators

Monday, 04 March

Abu Dhabi Stadium – Peshawar Zalmi versus Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings versus Multan Sultans

Tuesday, 05 March

Abu Dhabi Stadium – Lahore Qalandars versus Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United versus Quetta Gladiators

Thursday, 07 March

Karachi Stadium – Karachi Kings versus Peshawar Zalmi

Saturday, 09 March

Lahore Stadium – Islamabad United versus Lahore Qalandars

Sunday, 10 March

Karachi Stadium – Karachi Kings versus Quetta Gladiators, Lahore – Lahore Qalandars versus Multan Sultans

Tuesday, 12 March

Lahore Stadium – Eliminator 1: 3rd placed team versus 4th placed team

Wednesday, 13 March

Karachi Stadium – Qualifier: 1st placed team versus 2nd placed team

Friday, 15 March

Karachi Stadium – Eliminator 2: Loser of Qualifier versus Winner of Eliminator 1

Sunday, 17 March

Karachi Stadium – Final: Winner of Qualifier versus Winner of Eliminator 2

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