With two months to go, the PCB announces schedule of HBL PSL 2019

  • Final eight matches of 34 to be performed in Pakistan with Lahore hostingthree and Karachi staging 5, together with the March 17 ultimate
  • HBL PSL 2019 is one of PCB’s marquee occasions and a gateway to resumption
    of worldwide cricket in Pakistan
  • Gamers vow to do higher in HBL PSL 2019 than earlier editions; former
    captains AB de Villiers, Steve Smith and Brendan Taylor set to make debuts
  • For extra info on HBL PSL 2019, please click on right here; extra particulars to comply with in the end

Lahore December 14, 2018: The countdown to the begin of the HBL Pakistan Tremendous League 2019 started in the present day as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) introduced the schedule of the occasion, which is able to kick-off with the event opener between defending champions Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars in Dubai on February 14, 2019 and culminate with the ultimate in Karachi on March 17, 2019.

Thirty-four
(34) matches shall be performed in the fourth version and for the first time in the
brief historical past of this extremely profitable and much-awaited event, Lahore and
Karachi will share eight matches between them at the backend of the 32-day
occasion.

Karachi’s
Nationwide Stadium will host the first of their 5 matches on March 7, 2019
when Karachi Kings will tackle Peshawar Zalmi beneath lights. The opposite 4
matches shall be: Karachi Kings versus Quetta Gladiators on March 10, 2019, Qualifier
1 versus Qualifier 2 on March 13, 2019, Eliminator 2 on March 15, 2019 and the
ultimate on March 17, 2019.

The
iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore shall be the venue of three matches, particularly: Lahore
Qalandars versus Islamabad United on March 9, 2019, Lahore Qalandars versus the
Sixth workforce on March 10, 2019 and Eliminator 1 (three v four) on March  12, 2019. All the three matches shall be performed
beneath floodlights.

In
addition to the Gaddafi Stadium and Nationwide Stadium, 14 matches shall be performed
at the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Dubai, 4 matches shall be held
at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and eight matches shall be staged at
the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

In accordance to the occasion format, both sides will play the different twice with the top-four after30 occasion matches advancing to the play-offs. In the March 13, 2019 Qualifier, the table-toppers will play the second-placed aspect with the winner progressing to the ultimate. The shedding aspect will get a second likelihood to qualify for the ultimate when, in the March 15, 2019 Eliminator 2, they’ll play the winner of March 12, 2019 Eliminator 1, which shall be between the third and fourth-placed sides.

“The PCB is delighted to announce the schedule of the HBL Pakistan SuperLeague 2019, which marks two months to go to one of the PCB’s marquee occasions which continues to develop in repute and stature.

“The PCB is dedicated to working tougher to make the HBL PSL a good greater and higher event, with the focus being to present prime notch taking part in amenities to the gamers, improve the fan base and supply the followers full leisure, and guarantee all pursuits of our key stakeholders are adequately and professionally taken care of.

“The PCB believes the HBL PSL is a gateway to resumption of worldwide cricket in Pakistan. By efficiently staging eight matches in Lahore and Karachi with the assist of the native authorities, the PCB is optimistic that it’s going to as soon as once more show to the world that Pakistan is as protected and safe a spot as another half of the world to play worldwide cricket.

“The PCB would really like to thank its esteemed business companions, together with title sponsors HBL, for his or her continued assist and patronage. With out the involvement and dedication of the sponsors, no occasion might be organised efficiently. The PCB is assured that the robust and profitable HBL PSL model may also assist the PCB’s business companions to safe most publicity and protection each inside and out of doors Pakistan.”

In solely in its fourth yr, the HBL Pakistan Tremendous League has grown into one of the largest and best tournaments on this planet, evident from the indisputable fact that the world’s main and most engaging cricketers proceed to make themselves out there for this competitors.

South
Africa’s AB de Villiers and Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe, who will put on Lahore
Qalandars’ kits, and Steve Smith of Australia, who will signify the sixth workforce,
are three of the 19 gamers anticipated to make their PSL debuts in 2019.

The others 16 are: Fawad Ahmed, Qais Ahmed, Corey Anderson, Ian Bell, Dan Christian, Ben Dunk, Laurie Evans, Harry Gurney, Liam Livingstone, Wayne Madsen, Tom Moores, Sandeep Lamichanne, Wayne Parnell, Sikander Raza, WaqarSalamkheil and Phil Salt.

The gamers have additionally expressed their enthusiasm and curiosity in the begin of the HBL PSL 2019.

Waqar Younis, who’s the mentor of Islamabad United, mentioned: “The HBL PSL is one of the most entertaining however tough tournaments wherein every match counts. You have got to flip up at the prime of your recreation each time you step onto the area so that you just keep clear of the hazard zone.

“Islamabad United have a gifted and all-round aspect, with each member succesful of persistently producing match-winning performances. I’ve no doubts that the2019 occasion shall be an amazing spectacle and I urge all the spectators and followers to play their half in making this a profitable occasion.”

Lahore Qalandars’ newly appointed captain, Mohammad Hafeez, mentioned: “The HBL PSL is little doubt one of the prime franchise tournaments in the world and I look ahead to captaining Lahore Qalandars to taking part in high quality cricket in entrance of Pakistani followers each in UAE and Pakistan. Having performed in the final three occasions, I’ve no apprehension that this shall be an occasion to be careful for.

“We have now a wonderful and balanced workforce, which incorporates AB de Villiers amongst different prime gamers. I’m positive the boys will profit from AB’s wealthy expertise, and AB himself could have a good time with us.”

Lahore Qalandars’ newly appointed captain, Mohammad Hafeez, mentioned: “The HBL PSL is little doubt one of the prime franchise tournaments in the world and I look ahead to captaining Lahore Qalandars to taking part in high quality cricket in entrance of Pakistani followers each in UAE and Pakistan. Having performed in the final three occasions, I’ve no apprehension that this shall be an occasion to be careful for.

“We have now a wonderful and balanced workforce, which incorporates AB de Villiers amongst different prime gamers. I’m positive the boys will profit from AB’s wealthy expertise, and AB himself could have a good time with us.”

KarachiKings’ captain Imad Wasim mentioned: “Eight HBL PSL matches going down in Lahore and Karachi is nice information for the Pakistan cricket followers and I look ahead to captaining Karachi Kings at the historic Nationwide Stadium. We could have to be at our greatest in every match to be certain that we additionally characteristic in entrance of our house crowds on March, 17.”

Shoaib Malik, who will captain the sixth workforce, mentioned: “We have now a really balanced aspect, which is succesful of going all the means in the HBL PSL. This event shouldn’t be solely designed to present leisure to the followers, however can be a car for the native gamers to study and getter higher by that includes in excessive stress matches and thru the presence of worldwide stars.

“We additionally look ahead to welcoming Steve Smith and Shahid Afridi, two absolute legends of the recreation, to the aspect and hope they’ll play their lead roles in serving to us cross the line. Like all different gamers, I can’t await this occasion to begin and hope to hit the floor operating from the opening day.”

Sarfraz Ahmed, who captained Quetta Gladiators to two finals, mentioned: “We’re a workforce which has at all times acquired overwhelming assist from the whole Pakistan, notably Quetta. This has been one of the nook stones of our robust performances in the previous occasions and hopefully we shall be ready to do one higher in 2019 by lifting the silverware in entrance of the Nationwide Stadium crowd.”

Daren Sammy, who captained Peshawar Zalmi to the
title in 2017, mentioned: “The HBL PSL is one of my favorite tournaments and I not
solely look ahead to taking part in in it in a couple of weeks’ time, but in addition look ahead
to as soon as once more that includes in the ultimate. “Zalmi are identified for his or her aggressive and
attacking cricket, and I’m assured that we’ll win extra hearts by
efficiently and repeatedly displaying our strengths each time we take the
area.”

Overseas gamers
to characteristic in HBL PSL 2019 are:

Afghanistan – Zahir Khan, Qais Ahmad, Waqar
Salamkheil

Australia – Fawad Ahmed, Dan Christian, Ben Dunk,
Steve Smith, Aaron Summers, Shane Watson

England – Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Liam Dawson, Joe
Denly, Laurie Evans, Harry Gurney, Chris Jordon, Liam Livingstone, Wayne
Madsen, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores, Samit Patel

New Zealand – Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Colin
Munro, Luke Ronchi

Nepal – Sandeep Lamichhane

South Africa – AB de Villiers, Colin Ingram, Cameron
Delport, Wayne Parnell, Rilee Rossouw

Wales – Phil Salt

West Indies – Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil
Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy

Zimbabwe – Sikandar Raza and Brendan Taylor

Groups’
efficiency at a look:

Groups Span Matches Gained Misplaced Tied/Gained Tied/Misplaced No-End result Win %
Islamabad
United
2016 –
to date
32 20 12 zero zero zero 60.93
Karachi
King
2016 –
to date
31 12 18 zero 1 1 41.66
Lahore
Qalandars
2016 –
to date
26 9 17 1 1 zero 34.61
6th
Workforce*
2018 –
to date
10 four 5 zero zero 1 44.44
Peshawar
Zalmi
2016 –
to date
34 19 14 zero zero 1 57.57
Quetta
Gladiators
2016 –
to date
31 17 13 zero zero 1 56.66

*Multan Sultans have
been changed by the sixth workforce. Following the conclusion of the tender course of,
the workforce’s rights shall be bought to the highest bidder

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