PAKISTAN PREMIER LEAGUE CRICKET 2018

Draft of Pakistan premier league cricket 2018 was held in November 2017. 3rd edition is get set to be played during the month of February, 2018. This draft session was held in Lahore in the National Academy for cricket on November 12, 2017, Sunday. This time there is a change to the whole plot with the addition of one more team to the squad. Yes more thrill, more adventure, more enjoyment, more competition will be experienced this time due to Multan Sultans being part of the PSL 2018 edition. This new franchise was selected from multiple new franchises that offered to be the 6th team of the Pakistan premier league cricket 2018. Tom Moody and Shoaib Malik respectively were announced to be the coach and the captain of Multan Sultans. Each of the five existing teams was permitted to keep 9 players each. Newest added team namely Multan Sultans being new, got their 9 pick of players from the players` pool that were released by 5 other franchises. That would definitely be of your interest to know that total 501 players including 193 local and 308 foreign players participated in the Pakistan premier league 2018. Each franchise was permitted to select one player from gold, platinum and diamond categories. Each of these were also allowed to choose 2 players from silver category as well as form list of emerging players for stacking up their squads with max 20 players. Now let`s talk about purse retained by each franchise. All franchises had amount of $1.2m. Players from platinum category will enjoy earnings between $140,000 & $200,000. In case of Diamond category, this amount will be at minimum of $70,000. Gold category players with minimum earning of $50,000 are no less good. For players forms silver category as well as belonging to emerging category were kept at cap of $22,000 & $10,000 respectively.

Want to know players retained by different franchises? Keep reading;

PLAYERS RETAINED BY KARACHIKINGS

Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Khurram Manzoor, Usama Mir, Usman Khan and captain Imad Wasim. Previously Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan played for Peshawar Zalmi whereas this time, he will be representing Karachi Kings.

PLAYERS RETAINED BY LAHORE QALANDARS

Sohail Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Aamer Yamin, Cameron Delport, Yasir Shah, Fakhar Zaman, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal and captain Brendon McCullum.

PLAYERS RETAINED ISLAMABAD UNITED

Asif Ali, Amad Butt, Iftikhar Ahmed, Samuel Badree, Shadab Khan, Rumman Raees, Andre Russel, Mohammad Sami and captain Misbah-ul-haq.

PLAYERS RETAINED QUETTA GLADIATORS

Asad Shafiq, Mir Hamza, Umar Amin, Mahmudullah, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Rilee Rossouw, Kevin Pietersen and captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

PLAYERS RETAINED PESHAWAR ZALMI

Mohammad Ashgar, Chris Jordan, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Kamran Akmal, Shakib-al-Hasan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hafeez and captain Darren Sammy.

PLAYERS RETAINED MULTAN SULTANS

As Multan Sultans is the newly added franchise in Pakistan premier league cricket 2018 so there is no retainer ship of previous players but there are pre-draft players. These names include Kashif Bhatti, Irfan Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Kumar Sangakkara, Kieron Pollard and Captain Shoaib Malik.

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PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE 2018 FIXTURE

Pakistan super league 2018 fixture: Here we are going to discuss schedules, dates, fixtures and time table of the domestic T20 series of Pakistan i.e. Pakistan Super League (PSL). PSL is the third edition of Pakistan Super League. As per schedule defined it will be held in February, 2018. As compared to previous 2 seasons, this time the competition will be more challenging and fierce as a new team is made part of the PSL squad. Among many teams that applied to make their placement as the 6th team of PSL, it was Multan Sultans that won the title. Along with 5 already playing franchises, 6th Multan Sultans will also get their share of participation to win the title of PSL 2018. Now after addition of Multan Sultans, the following teams will be playing in PSL 2018 third edition;
Multan Sultans
Lahore Qalanders
Quetta Gladiators
Peshawar Zalmi
Karachi Kings
Islamabad United
Previous 2 seasons of PSL were quite successful. It is expected that 3rd edition will be even bigger & better than past ones. As per some of the news PSL schedule will also be incorporating matches to be played in Pakistan. 6 teams featuring PSL 2018 teams` squad will get their goals set with ultimate goal of winning the competition. Proper schedule of PSL 2018 is not announced yet. It will soon be confirmed and we will be here will latest fixture of PSL 2018. This 6 teams` tournament will comprise of 34 matches. All of the matches will be played in group stages. Increase in number of matches is an exciting thing. Previously total numbers of matches played in 2 seasons were 24 per season which comprise of 4 play-off matches. Total duration of matches for 2 previous seasons was 21 days per season.
PSL 2018 FIXTURES AND TIME TABLE
Format of the PSL 2018 will remain same. The change will come in the form of more matches. Time frame of tournament will comprise of the same schedule with increased matches. Latest reports indicate that finale will be held in Pakistan. Exact schedule is yet to be released. Majority of the matches will be held in Dubai and Sharjah like the previous pattern but this time Pakistan will host more matches than just finale. PCB is working on the fixtures of PSL 2018 and it will be soon announced. As per instructions of PSL management, players exchange process is completed from diamond, platinum, gold and silver categories. Players previously representing a particular city will now be representing some other. For knowing all these changes and details, stay with us. Team that will get top points in the points table will be facing the second ranked team of first play-off. 3rd and 4th ranked teams will be competing in the 2nd play-off for moving to 3rd play-off. Finale will be held between the winners of 2 play-offs. Opening ceremony will be held in Dubai, just like previous seasons. From total of 34 matches, 10 are expected to be placed in Pakistan including finale. For latest updates, stay with us.

Venue of PSL 2018 and PESHAWAR ZALMI

Venue of PSL 2018:

Venue of PSL 2018

PSL 2016 was the first season that proved to be a big bang in the cricket history of Pakistan. It was openly welcomed by all Pakistanis and also international cricket fans took keen interest from first match to finale. After 2017 season, now this is the time for beginning of next 2018 edition. Following season will also be a hit considering the success of previous two versions. After draft of PSL 2018, things will become more interesting. Third season is set to launch on 23th February 2018.The Venue of PSL 2018 in Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi. The Venue of PSL 2018 Finale  will be held in Lahore. This is however contingent and security matters will decide the finale Venue of PSL 2018. Big crowds are expected to return for enjoying game of their favorite stars in Sharjah & Dubai. Considering the appreciation of people, PSL will sell enormous tickets this time as well. In total 6 teams will participate in PSL 2018 with addition of one new team. Here we will tell you some of the interesting details about the PSL 2017 champions, Peshawar Zalmi shortly known as Zalmis.

Venue of PSL 2018

PESHAWAR ZALMI

This franchise team will be defending their title in PSL 2018. This is most favorite franchise team due to their superb performance in previous two PSL editions. Peshawar Zalmi was established in 2015 after announcement pf Pakistan Super League. This team is owned by Mr. Javed Afridi. It was initially purchased for $16m for a period of 10 years. Mr. Javed Afridi is also owner of Benoni Zalmi in South Africa Global League. Current captain is Darren Sammy. Head coach is Mr. Mohammad Akram. Peshawar Zalmi as its name indicates is representing Peshawar, the Capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Leading scorer of Peshawar Zalmi is Kamran Akmal whereas Wahab Riaz has made its name as leading wicket taker.
Peshawar Zalmi squad includes total 20 players. 13 players are local whereas remaining 7 are foreigners. Four supplement players are also part of squad. When Peshawar Zalmi entered their first tournament that was also the first PSL season, they started playing well and won 2 matches. In first season, they qualified for playoffs. During their first playoff, they lost match after a great game against the Quetta Gladiators. In that match score of Peshawar Zalmi stood at 132 whereas Quetta Gladiators were ahead of them at 133. Second qualifier match was played between Zalmi and Islamabad United. They were unable to continue tournament after this match. In the 2nd season, Zalmi came back with more expertise and more game practice. 10 players were retained whereas 8 new players were signed including Alexa Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan and Shakib. Tamin and Shakib were however not available due to national activities in their countries. During first two matches of PSL 2017, Zalmi defeated Islamabad United & Karachi Kings by seven wickets. Tournament matches scheduled in Sharjah started where Zalmi again defeated Islamabad United. In the next match they defeated Karachi Kings. For matches played in Dubai, Zalmi won against Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalanders. Finale was the fierce battle between Quetta Gladiators and Zalmi where Zalmi won the title of PSL 2017.
PSL 2018 is also going to be a great tournament. Everyone is eager to see whether Zalmi will be able to defend their title or not.

 

WHAT`S NEW IN PSL 2018 and New Players in Peshawar Zalmi 2018

WHAT`S NEW IN PSL 2018 and New Players in Peshawar Zalmi 2018

New Players in Peshawar Zalmi 2018 PSL 2018 is near and all Pakistanis are waiting eagerly for it to begin. Composition of teams is near finalization and everyone wants to know as which one from their favorite players will play for a specific team. The upcoming edition of PSL is going to be more fun because 2 Chinese cricketers are also expected to take part in it. This is a step towards boosting the cricket in China. These Chinese players will represent team of Peshawar Zalmi. This news was initiated by official sources and we are quite hopeful that there will be no change in the details. PSL has been seen as a way to return cricket passion to the country to remove suspicions about its endangerment. Recent series of World XI is a strong step towards revival of cricket battles in Pakistani grounds.

New Players Mutual Consent For CHINA Playing in Peshawar Zalmi 2018

China is not new to the world of cricket but yes to the international cricket with prominent exposure. Just like our Pakistani cricket team both men & women teams are there in China as well. These teams have also played at international levels but those tournaments have not proved to be marking edge for boost of cricket culture in China. As mentioned above 2 players will be playing for PSL 2018 whose names have been selected and this has been agreed by a formal players` contract. This contract will be soon signed between Chinese cricket board and Peshawar Zalmi head Javed Afridi. PSL headquarter is in Lahore. Because of security issues prevalent during previous few years first edition was not held in Pakistan but in UAE. Peshawar Zalmi is the champion who will be defending their title during 2018 edition. Inaugural edition was titled in the name of Islamabad United.

A NEW HOPE TO THE REVIVAL OF CRICKET MATCHES IN PAKISTAN

A proposal has also been made for neutral venue status of China for cricket teams of Pakistan rather than UAE or any other country. Security is the main issue and we have seen the circumstances in the form of refusal by many international players to play here. But the trend has changed with improvement of security conditions. It is expected that few matches apart from finale will also be played in Pakistan considering the love and desire of Pakistani people to watch match live in the stadiums of Pakistan. Looking forward, everyone is hoping this PSL 2018 to be fantastic one.

 

NEW PLAYERS POOL IN PSL 2018

New players in PSL 2018

Recently updated players list by PCB shows the name of New players in PSL 2018 . This was after deadline by PCB to trade & release the expired players. Talking about Karachi Kings, Chris Gayle known to be the powerhouse of West Indies along with Kieron Pollard are also in the list of releasing players. Kumar Sangakkara who is the captain of Sri Lanka is also one of the players who are released by the teams. Kumar Sangakkara captained last year. His performance was surprising and it amazed everyone. Another name is that of Shoaib Malik who was the former team captain was released by its franchise. This list is quite long.

PLAYERS RELEASED BACK TO PLAYERS POOL

Shahid Afridi is the name of boom boom cricket that joined Karachi Kings recently. It is expected that that he will be the captain of Kings in the 3rd edition. Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright and Umar Gul who played for Quetta Gladiators are also released. In the list of players released by Lahore Qalanders there are 2 names. These are Azhar Ali and Jason Roy. It is also clarified that Sohail Tanvir and Grant Elliott will not be playing for Lahore Qalanders for the 3rd edition of PSL. Telling about Peshawar Zalmi, names released are David Malan and Marlon Samuels along with Pacer Junaid and Eoin Morgan. From the names of releasers by Islamabad United are Mohammad Irfan, Sam Billings, Brad Hayden and Shane Watson. After these players are released these have moved to different teams.

REJOINING BY RELEASED PLAYERS

From the latest gathered details, Mohammad Rizwan has joined Karachi Kings and Mohammad Rizwan will be playing for Lahore Qalanders. From the list of released players, Multan Sultans will get the chance for selecting players for its team. Multan Sultans will be competing for trophy of PSL for the first time. They have submitted their picks and soon names will be released by PCB. Unselected players will be part of the list of fresh entrants for the player roster of the year for main draft. Minimum of nine players must be retained by each team. The teams were required to retain nine players each.

NEW PLAYERS RETAINED IN PSL 2018

Following are some of the names of New players in PSL 2018.

Lahore Qalanders: Sohail Khan, Brendon McCullum, Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Amir Yamin, Cameron Delport, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah and Bilawal Bhatti.

Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Samuel Badree, Misbah-ul-Haq, Amad Butt and Andre Russel.

Karachi Kings: Khurram Manzoor, Usama Mir, Usman Shinwari, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Shahid Afridi.

Quetta Gladiators: Umer Amin, Mir Hamza, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Asad Shafiq, Mahmudullah Riyad, Rilee Rossouw, Kevin Pietersen and Sarfraz Ahmed.

Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Ashgar, Chris Jordan, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Shakib-al-Hasan, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hafeez.

Names of New players in PSL 2018 for Multan Sultans will be soon announced as list has been submitted to the PCB. You will be watching your favorite players combating in the month of February, 2018.

 

Worth Of Every Team And Superstars in PSL 2018

Worth of every team in psl

PCB & PSL’s management has finally confirmed inclusion of seven foreign cricket stars for next PSL 2018 edition. This news was updated by the chairman of PCB, Najam Sethi through his account on Twitter. This was great news that was a fresh breeze for cricket lovers. Names and worth of every team in psl and countries of these players are mentioned below;

  • Mitchell Johnson from Australia
  • Evin lewis from West Indies
  • Rashid Khan from Afghanistan
  • Angelo Mathews from Sri Lanka
  • Imran Tahir from South Africa
  • JP Duminy from South Africa
  • Chris Lynn from Australia

All of the above mentioned players have played for years and have great experience of playing for franchises based on the T20 cricket. All these super stars have also played for leagues on global platforms. These mainly include BPL, BBL, CPL and IPL. Presence of these players in the PSL will be a great success as compared to previous 2 editions. Players Lewis and Lynn are well known for their ability of power hitting that will increase chances of catching crores for fans. Few days ago, blistering score of 176 was made by Lewis against England where he stood not out but was retired due to being hurt. As per latest reports by our representatives, it is expected that Mitchell Johnson will be playing for the Lahore Qalandars.

POSITIVE IMAGE PROMOTING

PSL final during last year was in Lahore. For this reason many international players were unwilling to play because of security concerns. This year it has come to knowledge from multiple sources that few matches will be held in Pakistan for restoring confidence of foreign players and encouraging them to visit Pakistan. As per sources, Management of PSL asked players whether they would be interested in playing in Pakistan. Majority of them said they are willing. Though they are willing but one must not forget the dynamic nature of security in the country. PCB looks forward for successful series to be played against Sri Lanka and West Indies at home. This all has become possible because of successful holding of an independence cup. PSL`s previous editions has helped a lot in restoring and establishing the reputation. We are quite hopeful that this trend will continue in the future.

GIFT FOR FOREIGN PLAYERS OF $10,000/MATCH

As per sources of Dawn news, there is a great reward for all foreign players who agree to play in Pakistan. This prize is in the form of $10,000. Each foreign player playing PSL will get this prize form PCB. This is a separate amount that will be paid to each player. Other amounts that those players will get are a separate thing. There would be about 6-8 matches to be played in Pakistan. Even playing one match can earn $10,000 to a player. Multiplying it with the number of matches playing in Pakistan will increase in multiple folds.

Worth of every team in pslWORTH OF EVERY TEAM IN PSL

Sponsorship deals associated with the league including the title sponsorship are estimated to be worth of every team in psl more than $6 million.

Not only players but also general public is eagerly waiting for the event to start. Get set and be ready for a very exciting PSL 2018.