Friday, November 16, 2018

Teams

Islamabad-United-Team

History:

Islamabad United represents the Capital of Pakistan the side was bought by the Leonine Global Sports for $15 million(USD). Australian Dean Jones as the head coach and Pakistan’s Legend Wasim Akram has been named as the director with Shoaib Akhtar as the bowling coach.

Islamabad United were Champions of the PSL in the First Edition

 Islamabad United Squad:

Misbah-ul-Haq (C)
Batsman

Sam Billings
Wicket-Keeper

Asif Ali
Batsman

Sahibzada Farhan
Batsman

Shadab Khan
All-Rounder

Samuel Badree
Bowler

Luke Ronchi
Wicket-Keeper

Jean Paul Duminy
All-Rounder

Ammad Butt
All-Rounder

Andre Russell
All-Rounder

Rumman Raees
Bowler

Hussain Talat
All-Rounder

Mohammad Sami
Bowler

Faheem Ashraf
All-Rounder

Iftikhar Ahmed
All-Rounder

Zafar Gohar
Bowler

Mohammad Hasan
Wicket-Keeper

Rohail Nazir
All-Rounder

Samit Patel
All-Rounder

Steven Finn
Bowler

Chadwick Walton
Batsman

Alex Hales
Batsman

Mohammad Husnain
Bowler

David Willey
Bowler

Quetta-Gladiators-Team

History:

Quetta Gladiators represents the province Balochistan and has been bought by Omar Associates for $11 million (USD). Omar Associates were able to get 10-year rights to the franchise for less money as compared to the other four franchises.

In the first Season, Quetta Gladiators played brilliantly lost only 2 games in the group stages and lost in the final.

 

Quetta Gladiators Squad:

Sarfraz Ahmed (C)
Wicket-Keeper

Kevin Pietersen
Batsman

Shane Watson
All-Rounder

Rilee Rossouw
Batsman

Mahmudullah
All-Rounder

Jason Roy
Batsman

Asad Shafiq
Batsman

Mohammad Nawaz
All-Rounder

Anwar Ali
All-Rounder

Rahat Ali
Bowler

Ramiz Raja Jr
Batsman

Saad Ali
Batsman

Umar Amin
Batsman

Mir Hamza
Bowler

Hassan Khan
Bowler

Saud Shakeel
All-Rounder

Mohammad Junaid
Bowler

Mohammad Azam Khan
Batsman

Faraz Ahmad Khan
Bowler

John Hastings
All-Rounder

Jofra Archer
Bowler

Ben Laughlin
Bowler

Rashid Khan
Bowler

Chris Green
Bowler

Peshawar-Zalmi-Team

History:

Peshawar Zalmi represents the Historic City Peshawar the Capital of province KPK. The side was bought by Javed Afridi CEO of the Haier Group for $16 million (USD).

The first Edition was good for them as expected. Losing only 2 out of 8 games in group stages and topped the group but just couldn’t match their performance in the knockouts.

 

Peshawar Zalmi Squad:

Daren Sammy (C)
All-Rounder

Kamran Akmal
Wicket-Keeper

Mohammad Hafeez
Batsman

Haris Sohail
All-Rounder

Dwayne Smith
All-Rounder

Mohammad Asghar
Bowler

Hasan Ali
Bowler

Chris Jordan
Bowler

Wahab Riaz
Bowler

Saad Nasim
All-Rounder

Hammad Azam
All-Rounder

Mohammad Arif
Batsman

Khushdil Shah
Batsman

Tamim Iqbal
Batsman

Andre Fletcher
Batsman

Shabbir Rahaman
Batsman

Liam Dawson
Bowler

Umaid Asif
All-Rounder

Rikki Wessels
Batsman

Khalid Usman
All-Rounder

Ibtisam Sheikh
Bowler

Sameen Gul
Bowler

Taimoor Sultan
Batsman

Dwayne Bravo
All-Rounder

Karachi-Kings-Team

History:

Karachi Kings represents the one of the big cities of world Karachi also the Capital of Province Sindh. The side was bought by Salman Iqbal ARY Media Group for a massive price of $26 million (USD).

The first Edition doesn’t go as that was expected. Losing 6 out of 8 games in group stages despite having the great squad.

 

Karachi Kings Squad:

Imad Wasim (C)
All-Rounder

Mohammad Rizwan
Wicket-Keeper

Babar Azam
Batsman

Khurram Manzoor
Batsman

Shahid Afridi
All-Rounder

Ravi Bopara
All-Rounder

Saifullah Bangash
Batsman

Uama Mir
Bowler

Usman Khan
Bowler

Mohammad Amir
Bowler

Colin Ingram
Batsman

Tymal Mills
Bowler

Joe Denly
Batsman

Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro
Bowler

Tabish Khan
Bowler

Hasan Mohsin
All-Rounder

Mohammad Irfan Jr
Bowler

Lendl Simmons
Batsman

Mohammad Taha
Batsman

Mukhtar Ahmed
Batsman

Zulfiqar Babar
Bowler

Danish Aziz
All-Rounder

Eoin Morgan
Batsman

David Wiese
All-Rounder

Lahore-Qalandars-Team

 

History:

Lahore Qalandars represents the heart of Pakistan, Lahore also the Capital of Province Punjab. The Lahore Qalandars franchise was bought by Rana Fawad owner of Qatar Lubricants Ltd. for a massive amount of $24 million (USD).

The first Edition doesn’t go well with them. Losing 6 out of 8 games in group stages and last in the group but they organized their Management Team well after that and also organized Pakistan’s biggest talent hunt program they put a great work in that hopefully it would produce results in the coming years both for Lahore Qalandars and Pakistan.

 

Lahore Qalandars Squad:

Brendon Mccullum (C)
Batsman

Cameron delport
Batsman

Umar Akmal
Batsman

Fakhar Zaman
Batsman

Ghulam Muddassir
Bowler

Aamir Yamin
All-Rounder

Yasir Shah
Bowler

Sunil Narine
Bowler

Agha Salman
All-Rounder

Bilal Asif
All-Rounder

Sohail Khan
Bowler

Raza Hassan
Bowler

Sohail Akhtar
All-Rounder

Shaheen Afridi
Bowler

Anton Devcich
All-Rounder

Mitchell McClenaghan
Bowler

Mustafiz ur Rehman
Bowler

Gulraiz Sadaf
Bowler

Salman Irshad
Bowler

Imran Khan Jr.
Bowler

Kyle Abbott
Bowler

Denesh Ramdin
Wicket-Keeper

 

Multan Sultans became the sixth side to join the Pakistan Super League following a bidding procedure. They join the Peshawar Zalmis, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United as the other teams in the competition.

Multan Sultans represents Multan, Punjab acquired by Schön Properties (Nasir Schon & sons)

Schön Properties acquired the rights for US$41.6 million on an eight-year agreement starting from 2018.

Multan Cricket Stadium will be their Homeground

Captain will be Pakistan’s Star All-rounder Shoaib Malik

The coach will be Australia’s, Tom Moody.

Multan Sultans Squad

Shoaib Malik (C)
All-Rounder

Kumar Sangakara
Wicket-Keeper

Darren Bravo
Batsman

Ahmed Shehzad
Batsman

Kieron Pollard
All-Rounder

Imran Tahir
Bowler

Sohail Tanvir
All-Rounder

Shan Masood
Batsman

Sohaib Maqsood
Batsman

Mohammad Irfan
Bowler

Junaid Khan
Bowler

Kashif Bhatti
Bowler

M Irfan Khan
Bowler

Mohammad Abbas
Bowler

Saif Badar
Batsman

Abdullah Shafique
All-Rounder

Hardus Viljoen
Bowler

Umer Gul
Bowler

Umer Siddiq
Batsman

Ross Whiteley
All-Rounder

Nicholas Pooran
Batsman

Thisara Perera
All-Rounder

Zahir Khan
Bowler