The third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is going to start on tonight. Six domestic franchise teams are going to participate in this tournament which is being played in UAE and Pakistan from 22nd February to 25th March and DSport is going to telecast the whole tournament in India.
Total 34 matches to be played in this tournament including four playoff matches. Apart from the Eliminator, Qualifier 2 and the final match, the other matches will be played in UAE. Eliminator and Qualifier 2 will be played at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore) while the final match will be played at National Stadium (Karachi).
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Indian television channel DSport is going to telecast the PSL 2018. One year earlier, Discovery Communications India launched the sports channel.
According to a DSport statement to telecasting the tournament, the third edition of the cricket league will have cricketers like Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, J.P. Duminy and Darren Sammy from six teams: Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans.
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Islamabad United were the winner in the inaugural edition of the PSL while Peshawar Zalmi had won the second PSL crown and defending their title in this season.
Now, we look at the latest full squad of the six franchise teams in PSL 2018.
PSL 2018 full squad list:
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (c), Shahid Afridi, Eoin Morgan, Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Colin Ingram, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr., Hasan Mohsin, Saifullah Bangash, Lendl Simmons, Joe Denly, Tymal Mills.
Lahore Qalandars: Brendon McCullum (c), Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Agha Salman, Anton Devcich, Sohail Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf.
Islamabad United: Misbah ul Haq (c), Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Alex Hales, Mohammad Hasan, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Steven Finn, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat.
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan, Faraz Ahmed Khan, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Rahat Ali, Jofra Archer, Rameez Raja jnr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan.
Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik (c), Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nic Pooran, Abdullah Shafiq, Saif Badar. Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Andre Fletcher, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Asghar, Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh, Mohammad Arif.