Pakistan’s grandest cricketing event, the PSL 2020 is few days away, and everyone is already filled with excitement. The good news is that this time the entire tournament will be played in Pakistan. In Previous editions only eliminators and final match was played in Pakistan. A country, which was deprived of seeing international players for more than a decade, are excited to see Players like Dale Steyn, Chris Lynn, and of course, our homebred ‘Lala’, among others. Thus, there is a lot to look forward to in this edition. You can check out the PSL live score and updates, also latest points table Updates here.
PSL 2020 Venues
Best thing about PSL 2020 is that all 34 matches will be played in Pakistan at four different Venues including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan from February 20 to March 22. National Stadium Karachi will host 14 matches while Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will stage 9 matches.
Here is the list of venues
- Lahore – 14 Matches
- Karachi 9 Matches
- Rawalpindi – 8 Matches
- Multan 3 Matches
PSL Stadium Names
Pakistan has struggled a lot in representing a good image in the global community. The country was portrait as unsafe for international cricket since the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan. However, in the past seasons, foreign players love to visit Pakistan to play and to meet new people. Also, Pakistan has been declared the top and the safest country for tourism. It is good to see that stadiums of Pakistan are being promoted. Pakistanis are waiting to grab their tickets of the biggest event. All the matches of PSL 5 will be held in these stadiums.
- National stadium Karachi
- Gaddafi stadium Lahore
- Rawalpindi cricket stadium
- Multan cricket stadium
Match timings of PSL 2020
Pakistan Super League’s 5th Edition is going to be memorable and thrilling. As the officials have declared the timetable of all the matches, they have also mentioned the timings. The matches will be held in both day and night timing. Matches will begin at 2:00 pm in the afternoon, and 7:00 pm in the evening. In addition to this, the opening ceremony will also be held at 2:00pm. Eight matches will be held in day timings whereas rest of the matches, including the eliminator matches and the finals, will be held in night timings. The timings for the closing ceremony has not been revealed yet.
PSL 2020 Tickets
The PSL 2020 tickets were made available online 20th Jan. PSL tickets can be purchased online via Yayvo.com or in- person via TCS Express Centers across the country. According to the policy an individual can only purchase up to 7 tickets per match on 1 NIC.
PSL ticket price range from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 6000 for the opening match and the opening ceremony whereas the price for the eliminators in Karachi and Lahore is between Rs. 500 to Rs. 4000. The ticket price for PSL final is set between Rs. 500 and Rs. 5000.
PSL 2020 Schedule
New Year has brought a new surprise for all cricket lovers. The schedule for Pakistan Super League 5th Edition has finally come out. The matches will begin on 20th February with the cheering opening ceremony and the first match on 20th February. Moreover, the quarter finals will be held on 17th March, whereas two eliminator matches will be held on 18th and 20th March. The finals and the closing ceremony will be held on 22nd March 2020. The matches are scheduled in both day and night timings at various locations, mostly in Karachi and in Lahore. Here is the complete schedule of PSL 5.
Complete Schedule Here: PSL schedule 2020
PSL 2020 Teams
All franchises had already announced the list of retained players and this time with more international stars added in the draft pool of PSL 2020, we can expect a lot of more fun from this year’s Pakistan Super League. The teams were allowed to retain upto 8 players and to keep the squad to 18 players only.
All the PSL teams were allowed to choose at least 3 players from the Platinum category, 3 players from Diamond category, 3 players from Gold category, 5 players from Silver, 2 players from the Emerging category and 2 players in the supplementary category. In PSL 2020 the teams were also allowed to use wild card option. The teams can choose a player from a diamond category into a platinum category or from a gold category into diamond category vice versa. The teams are only allowed to use the wild card option only once in the entire tournament.
The PSL 2020 draft was held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 6th December 2019. Here are team-wise draft picks and retained players for PSL 2020.
Karachi Kings is one of the teams that had been a part of PSL since its beginning in 2015. As Karachi is called the city of lights, the team is also composed of energetic players. The team of kings was purchased to the ARY media network for the US $26 Million for ten-year tenure. This is why the team is considered the most expensive team of Pakistan Super League.
Although Kings have not won any season yet, kings are preparing themselves for impressive performances. However, Karachi Kings.
Kings include Chris Gayle, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Babar Azam, and others. Fortunately, Karachi kings will play five matches in its home city; the national stadium located in Karachi. Karachi Kings have a big fan following not only in its own city but also in other cities as well. Krachitis! Be ready and remember to support your team in the stadium. We hope to see exceptional innings and performances from the team.
Karachi Kings PSL Team Squad & matches
The exciting team of Karachi Kings is owned by Salman Iqbal, the CEO ARY group.
The legendary cricketer Wasim Akram is serving as the President of the team. In addition to this, Azhar Mehmood is selected as the advisor and coach of the team. Furthermore, the team of kings will be led under the captaincy of Imad Wasim. Apart from that, popular film and TV stars Fahad Mustafa and Humayun Saeed will represent the team as brand ambassadors. The charming singer Shehzad Roy will also be representing Karachi Kings as the brand ambassador. Karachitis are waiting for their kings to amaze everyone with their performances.
Here is the schedule for the matches Karachi Kings will play in this season.
Lahore Qalandars is representing Lahore, the city of hearts. Lahore is famous for its historic places and traditional food. Qalandars is the title that portrays spiritually, like other saints and the culture of Punjab. Qalandars aims to spread the message of love.
Lahore Qalandars, like the name, keeps spreading love, people from all over the country support them. Rana Fawad, the owner of the team, is hoping for progress this season. Given that Qalandars have not won any series and had only managed to win a few matches. However, the news is being circulated on media that instead of Aqib Javed, Mahela Jayawardene will be training the team as the coach.
Players include all-rounder David Wiese, Farzan Raja, Salman Butt, Sohail Akhtar, Ben Dunk, Fakhar Zaman, and others. Qalandars will also be playing over eight matches in their home city. It will be a great thing to see energetic supporters from Punjab will gather and will double the level of enthusiasm.
Rana Fawad, the holder of Qatar Lubricants Company, is the owner of entertaining team Lahore Qalandards. Sohail Akhtar will lead the team as the captain. Aaqib Javed was the former coach of the team. However, sources say that Mahela Jayawardene is the new coach. Apart from that, the professional cricketer and the fast bowler of Pakistan Shaheen Shah Afridi will represent the team as the brand ambassador.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming matches of Lahore Qalandars.
Lahore Qalandars Team/Squad – Schedule
Islamabad holds immense importance as the capital of Pakistan. Islamabad is highly admired for its beautiful scenarios and peace. Like the city, the team is considered significant as well.
Islamabad United is a competitive team of Pakistan Super League Islamabad United that was made in 2015. The team has an impressive scorecard in all PSL series. The team has got the victory in two seasons; one in 2016 and the other in 2018. United was the winning team of the first season of PSL. However, in the other seasons, they have set a high standard of the seasons, as they remain strong till the finals.
At first, the team was led under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq. However, JP Dummy, a South-African player, is now the new captain of the team. Let’s see how well the players perform and how much memories they will leave for the fans.
Islamabad united is another one of the most successful teams of PSL. Leonine Global Sports, a well-known name in the field, own the franchise of Islamabad united. Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi are the owners of this company. They have signed the contract of US $15 million for over 10 years.
Dean Jones is the head coach of Islamabad United. However, the coaching management is comprised of Waqar Younus as director and bowling coach, Saeed Ajmal as spin bowling coach, Rehan-ul-Haq as general manager and Dean Woodford as a fitness trainer.
JP Dummy, the former South African cricketer, is the captain of the United squad. Surprisingly, the dashing and everyone’s favorite Fawad Khan and the gorgeous Momina Mustehsan are the brand ambassadors of Islamabad united.
Here is the schedule of the matches Islamabad United will play.
If we hear the name of Multan, a thing that comes in our mind is the delicious Sohan Halwa. It is the traditional food made in Multan and people from all over Pakistan love having it.
Junoon ki pehchan, South Punjab Pride. Multan Sultan is the sixth team of PSL. The team was introduced in 2018. The team managed to give appreciating performance with coordination in the last two seasons. Ali Tareen, son of the famous politician Jahangir Tareen, owns Multan Sultan. Sultans entered in the game and defeated Peshawar Zalmi in the first match. They have also beaten Lahore Qalandars. However, they failed to take the trophy home in 2018. In PSL 4, they had also performed well under the captaincy of Shoaib Malik. Let’s see what they will do this season!
Multan Sultan squad and matches
Ali Khan Tareen, son of PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen, is the owner of the Multan Sultan. In addition to this, Tom Mody is the coach of the team. Furthermore, Sultans will play under the captaincy of Shoaib Malik.
The team is blessed with a good team of ambassadors. Artists Momal Sheikh, Javed Sheikh, Ahsan Khan, Neelum Muneer, Sadia Khan, and Amir Liaquat are supporting Sultans this season.
Here is the schedule of the team.
Zalmi portrays the enthusiastic youth with never-ending spirit and zeal. Zalmi represents powerful warriors that do not fear anything. Peshawar Zalmi is an old franchise that represents Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The city used to be considered somewhat dangerous. But, Zalmi had proven everyone wrongs through their spectacular performances. Apart from that, the team is also remembered for its hospitality. Darren Sammy, the captain of Peshawar Zalmi, has always given positive and loving remarks for his teammates and the country.
Apart from cricket, Peshawar Zalmi has also worked with the International Rescue Committee to raise voice on education. In addition to these, Zalmis also serve people through other charity activities.
Peshawar Zalmi had won the PSL 2 season. On the contrary, they gave their best performances in the other seasons and used to fight till the finals.
Peshawar Zalmi squad and matches
Javed Afridi, a well-known businessman, is the owner of Peshawar Zalmi. Darren Sammy, who has won hearts with his performance and love for Pakistan, is the captain of the Zalmi squad. Mohammad Akram is the head coach of the team while Yonis Khan is the batting coach and Saqlain Mushtaq is the spin bowling coach of the team.
Who can forget the ambassadors? The team is represented by the finest and charming artists include Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Sana Javed, and Gul Panra.
Here is the complete schedule of the matches Peshawar Zalmi will be playing.
Quetta gladiators are another big name of the PSL field. It is the franchise based in Quetta, the capital of the largest province of Pakistan by area, Baluchistan. The city itself is well-known for its attractive tourist attraction and is also remembered for its high-quality apples and other fruits.
Quetta gladiators were the winning team of PSL 2019. Sarfaraz Ahmed, the former captain of Pakistan cricket team, has led the Gladiators very well and their teamwork made them unbeatable in the last season. The team is also recognized as the Shan-e-Pakistan Purple force.
The franchise of Quetta gladiators was sold to Omar associates for US$11 million. The team has formed with the launching of the Pakistan Super League and has remained powerful since the beginning. The champions are eager to fight with zeal and bring the champions trophy to home.
Quetta gladiators team and matches
Nadeem Omar is the owner of Quetta gladiators, the owner of Omar associates. The gladiators will give its performance under the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed. Moin Khan is training the team as a coach while Viv Richards is the team mentor and Azam Khan is the team manager.
Popular singer Annie Khalid, footballer Kaleemullah, MMA fighters Ahmed Mujtaba, and film star Maya Ali are representing the team as the ambassadors.
This is the schedule of the matches Gladiators will play this season.
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