Pakistan’s biggest cricketing event of the year Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 is right around the corner and everyone is eagerly waiting for the action to begin. Need to know everything about the upcoming PSL? Worry not, ProPakistani team has compiled all you need to know about PSL 2018 schedule, timings and venues.
The PSL 2018 schedule is listed below. You can also check out the detailed schedule on ProPakistani’s PSL 2018 schedule page.
League Stage Fixtures
|Date||Fixture||Time (pm PST)||Venue|
|February 22||Zalmi vs Sultans||10:00||Dubai|
|February 23||Kings vs Gladiators||4:30||Dubai|
|Sultans vs Qalandars||9:00|
|February 24||United vs Zalmi||4:30||Dubai|
|Gladiators vs Qalandars||9:00|
|February 25||Sultans vs United||4:30||Dubai|
|Kings vs Zalmi||9:00|
|February 26||Kings vs Qalandars||9:00||Dubai|
|February 28||United vs Gladiators||9:00||Sharjah|
|March 1||Gladiators vs Zalmi||9:00||Sharjah|
|March 2||Sultans vs Kings||4:30||Sharjah|
|Qalandars vs United||9:00|
|March 3||Sultans vs Gladiators||4:30||Sharjah|
|Zalmi vs Qalandars||9:00|
|March 4||United vs Kings||9:00||Sharjah|
|March 6||Zalmi vs Sultans||9:00||Dubai|
|March 7||Sultans vs Gladiators||9:00||Dubai|
|March 8||United vs Qalandars||4:30||Dubai|
|Kings vs Gladiators||9:00|
|March 9||Sultans vs Qalandars||4:30||Dubai|
|Zalmi vs United||9:00|
|March 10||Sultans vs Kings||4:30||Dubai|
|Zalmi vs Gladiators||9:00|
|March 11||Kings vs Qalandars||9:00||Dubai|
|March 13||Sultans vs United||9:00||Sharjah|
|March 14||Gladiators vs Qalandars||9:00||Sharjah|
|March 15||Zalmi vs Kings||4:30||Sharjah|
|Gladiators vs United||9:00|
|March 16||Zalmi vs Qalandars||4:30||Sharjah|
|United vs Kings||9:00|
|March 18||Qualifier (Rank 1 vs Rank 2)||9:00||Dubai|
|March 20||1st Eliminator (Rank 3 vs Rank 4)||TBD||Lahore|
|March 21||2nd Eliminator (Loser Qualifier vs Winner 1st Eliminator)||TBD||Lahore|
|March 25||Final (Winner Qualifier vs Winner 2nd Eliminator)||TBD||Karachi|
With the number of PSL franchises increased from 5 to 6, the third edition of the tournament promises to be a cracker of an en event. There will be more glamour, more entertainment and more competitive cricket on display this year.
While there will be a tussle for glory, the more important aspect, and the sole point of the event will be to unearth the hidden talents who may well go on to represent the national side. The PSL 2017 produced some extremely talented players including Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Hassan Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Rumman Raees and a few others.
You all have so many questions about the premier T20 event of Pakistan cricket, don’t you? Let’s begin with the PSL 2018 start date. The deserts of United Arab Emirates will spring to life on Thursday, February 22 with the current champions facing the latest addition to the PSL Multan Sultans in Dubai as per the PSL 2018 schedule.
PSL promises to be a colourful event considering some huge names will grace the event this time around. With PSL 2018 schedule based on a double round-robin format, the tournament is going to be bigger and better while guaranteeing more fun than ever.
Pakistan Super League is just two days ago and you can feel it everywhere. Whether its the local TV channels or the social media, PSL fever is at its absolute high.
With tournament commencing on the 22nd February, we have combined everything you should know about the six franchises battling for glory in the 3rd PSL.
Darren Sammy (captain), Rikki Wessels, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Arif, Khushdil Shah, Taimur Sultan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Kamran Akmal, Andre Fletcher, Mohammad Hafeez, Shakib Al Hasan, Haris Sohail, Dwayne Bravo, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Khalid Usman, Hasan Ali, Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Asghar, Sameen Gul, Liam Dawson, Umaid Asif
Mohammad Akram (head coach & director), Younis Khan (batting coach & mentor), Saqlain Mushtaq (spin bowling consultant), Grant Luden (fielding coach & fitness trainer), Ibrahim Qureshi (assistant trainer), Brad Robinson (physio), Usman Hashim (analyst)
Darren Sammy led his side to triumph in the 2017 edition, overcoming Quetta Gladiators in the final. In 2016, the team finished 3rd. Out of 21 matches, Zalmi has won 12, lost 8 with 1 no result.
Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan, Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan, Faraz Ahmed Khan, Jofra Archer
Moin Khan (head coach), Sir Vivian Richards (batting coach/mentor), Abdul Razzaq (bowling coach), Julien Fountain (fielding coach), Rashid Qureshi (trainer), Usman Ghani (physio), Shakir Khilji (analyst), Azam Khan (manager)
Sarfaraz Ahmed led his side to the finals on both occasion, but couldn’t clinch the title. With 12 wins in 20 games, Quetta has lost only 7 games with one no result.
Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, Samit Patel, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat, Alex Hales, Steven Finn, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain, Rohail Nazir
Waqar Younis (director & bowling coach), Dean Jones (head coach), Tauseef Ahmed (assistant coach), Saeed Ajmal (spin bowling coach), Rehan ul Haq (general manager), Hassan Cheema (team manager), Dean Woodford (fitness trainer), Errol Alcott (physio)
Crowned as champions in the first edition, the Misbah-led team finished fourth in the second edition.United have won out of their 20 matches, losing 9.
Imad Wasim (captain), Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shahid Afridi, Colin Ingram, Joe Denly, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Hasan Mohsin, Tymal Mills, Lendl Simmons (replaced Colin Munro), Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash, Mohammad Taha, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro
Mickey Arthur (head coach), Azhar Mahmood (assistant coach), Rashid Latif (director), Asad Ali (physio), Muhammad Asim (analyst), Muhammad Masroor (fielding coach)
Karachi Kings haven’t enjoyed a good record in the league, finishing 4th and 3rd respectively in the previous seasons. A win-ratio of 36.84 doesn’t do justice to their skills; they have won 7 and lost 12.
Brendon McCullum (captain), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rahman, Umar Akmal, Anton Devcich, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf, Imran Khan Jr, Salman Irshad
Aqib Javed (head coach), Kabir Khan (assistant coach), Atiq-uz-Zaman (fielding coach) Kyle Mills (bowling coach), Sameen Rana (team manager), Richard Stonier (fitness manager)
The only team which didn’t make it to the playoffs on both occasions is Lahore Qalandars. Despite there being seriously high-profile players, the franchise has managed only 5 wins out of 16, finishing 5th in both editions.
Shoaib Malik (captain), Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar, Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Ross Whiteley, Umar Siddiq, Shan Masood, Thisara Perera
Wasim Akram (director cricket & bowling coach), Tom Moody (head coach), Johan Botha (assistant coach & fielding coach), Muhammad Wasim (batting coach), Nadeem Khan (manager), Haider Azhar (general manager & assistant coach), Andrew Leipus (physio), Yasir Malik (strength and conditioning coach)
Multan is the latest addition to the PSL and they will look to get off to a winning start.
PSL 2018 Fixture Format
With 34 matches to be played in the PSL this year up from 24 last year, the PSL 2018 schedule is set in such a way that each team plays every other team twice in the group stages, while 4 matches will be played in the play-offs.
Security clearance from the ICC meant that the PSL 2018 schedule was drafted keeping in mind three fixtures were to be played in Pakistan.
The only downside of the PSL 2018 schedule is that the event coincides with multiple international series due to which some players will be partially available.