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 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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


PSL teams and players 2018 squads for 3rd edition will be soon announced after its draft schedule is decided by the PCB authorities. Draft PSL schedule is closer to that of final tournament. This time teams can retain few of their players playing during PSL draft. Addition of 6th team this time to this mix of teams will make it more interesting event. Now it is all up-to PCB whether it will let teams to hold many players. As per latest reports per match sum to be paid to each foreign player is set at $10,000 for next season of PSL. This change is mainly because of inclusion of Multan Sultans in the series as 6th side of this game. This team entered PSL after following bidding procedure. Now total 6 teams will be competing for the final trophy and this is going to be a great tussle on the grounds that will mark history with unique details. These teams include;

psl teams and players 2018

PSL Teams And Players 2018

1. Islamabad United
2. Karachi Kings
3. Peshawar Zalmi
4. Quetta Gladiators
5. Lahore Qalandars
6. Multan Sultan
Players in these teams will be are

1. Islamabad United:

Misbah-ul-Haq (captain),
Shane Watson, Steven Finn, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Brad Haddin, Sam Billings, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Dwayne Smith, Ben Duckett, Shadab Khan, Zohaib Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Imran Khalid, Asif Ali, Rumman Raees and Syed Muzammil Shah.

2. Karachi Kings:

Kumar Sangakkara (captain),
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Saifullah Bangash, Shazaib Hasan, Sohail Khan, Kieron Pollard, Ryan McLaren, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Usman Khan, Hasan Mohsin, Mahela Jayawardene, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam

3. Peshawar Zalmi:

Darren Sammy (captain),
Sohaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan, Wahab Riaz, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Samit Patel, Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Harris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Khushdil Shah, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imran Khan (jr), Junaid Khan, M. Irfan Khan

4. Quetta Gladiators:

Sarfraz Ahmed (captain),
Umar Gul, Asad Shafiq, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Nawaz, Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Rilee Rossouw, Mahmudullah Riyad, Anwar Ali, Tymal Mills, Hassan Khan, Nathan McCullum, Thisara Perera, Bismillah Khan, Mir Hamza, Zulfiqar Babar, Saad Nasim, Umar Amin, Noor Wali
Quetta Gladiators foreign players for PSL final: Anamul Haque, Morne van Wyk, Richard Levi, Sean Ervine, Graeme Cremer

5. Lahore Qalandars:

Brendon McCullum (captain), Azhar Ali, Aamer Yamin, Sohail Tanvir, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal, Jason Roy, Yasir Shah, James Franklin, Mohammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport, Fakhar Zaman, Bilawal Bhatti, Ghulam Mudassar, Usman Qadir, Grant Elliot, Chris Green, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan (Jr.), Zafar Gohar

6. Multan Sultans:

Only name known till now is that of Imran Nazir.

All these teams will be competing in the grounds of Karachi and Lahore in the upcoming February, 2018. It is going to be a fierce battle between teams. The heat is on and everyone is waiting for this superb event to start.