The fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is just around the corner, and here’s what you need to know about the much-awaited tournament.
PSL 4 will commence from today (February 14) and conclude on March 17. The T20 tournament will span across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in the UAE leg, before moving to Lahore and Karachi for the concluding eight matches.
Karachi’s National Stadium will host a total of five matches, while Gaddafi Stadium Lahore will be lit up for three fixtures. Karachi will host the first of their five matches on March 7 when Karachi Kings will take on Peshawar Zalmi under the lights. The other four matches will be: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators on March 10, 2019, Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 2 on March 13, 2019, Eliminator 2 on March 15, 2019 and the final on March 17, 2019.
Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will host Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United on March 9, Lahore Qalandars vs the Sixth team on March 10 and Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) on March 12. All the three matches will be played under floodlights.
Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars will face off in the opening fixture in Dubai.
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The tournament will see renowned international cricketers as well as promising young talent in action. Among the biggest foreign names gracing this edition are AB de Villiers, Corey Anderson, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Sikandar Raza, and Luke Ronchi.
Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Sami, Ian Bell, Ruman Raees, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Hussain Talat, Waqas Masood, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar, Cameron Delport, Nasir Nawaz, Mohammad Musa, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Ammad Butt, Rizwan Hussain
Fakhar Zaman, AB De Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shaheen Afridi, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Hassan Khan, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood/RWP, Brendon Taylor (S), Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Haris Rauf, Hardus Viljoen, David Wiese, Saad Ali
Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq, Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar, Sameen Gul, Nabi Gul, Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Ibtesan Sheikh, Samiullah
Sarfraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Fawad Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Madassir, Mohammad Hasnain, Harry Gurney (S), Ahmed Shahzad, Azam Khan, Jalat Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr
Colin Munro, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftekhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamir Yamin (S), Ben Dunk, Liam Lavingston, Jahid Ali, Umer Khan
Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, James Vince, Shan Masood, Qais Ahmed, Nicolas Pooran, Mohammad Abbas, Irfan Khan, Umar Siddiq, Laurie Evans, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Illyas, M Junaid, Daniel Christian (G), Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakil Ansar, Hammad Azam, Chris Green.