Pakistan Super League (PSL) debuted with its first edition in 2016 and absolutely rocked all of Pakistan. Pakistan is considered the land of cricket and passion. With public’s intense raw emotions and love for the game, every cricketing venture has been successful in Pakistan so far. PSL by far is the most awaited domestic level sporting event involving international stars for the people of Pakistan. And here is everything you need to know about PSL season 5.
After a fierce competition and debate, the drafting of players in each franchise finally came to an end. PSL draft took place in National Cricket Academy for the fifth edition. International stars Shane Watson, Ben Cutting, Liam Dawson and Darren Sammy have been looking forward to the event as mentioned in their social media accounts.
Great to be back https://t.co/0DxefYnwHb
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) February 13, 2020
Current champions Quetta Gladiators have managed to bag the likes of World Cup champions-like Jason Roy. They also have their hands on the fiery pacer Sohail Khan to add spice in their squad.
Hand in hand Peshawar Zalmi are no far behind with respect to their squad. They have managed to strengthen certain key positions by including the likes of Shoaib Malik and Rahat Ali to their roster. Kieron Pollard and Daren Sammy are the international stars in their squad along with a few more.
Two times champions, Islamabad United, on the other hand, opted to go for performers that have already been in their team as the “champion squad” as they brought back Rumman Raees and English hitter Phil Salt among others while also choosing the legendary spearhead pacer, Dale Steyn, into their team. Dale Steyn’s addition has made this PSL extremely interesting.
Karachi Kings surprised everyone by adding one of the most debated and criticized player, Sharjeel Khan, in their roster who was banned owing to match-fixing, Kings also opted for English powerhouse, Alex Hales, to add extra batting firepower.
Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans are often regarded as strugglers but the fun house of the whole PSL universe. They have been part-time dark horses and have also tried to strengthen their team with intelligent picks. Lahore can now call upon Chris Lynn while Multan have Moeen Ali and Rilee Rossouw at their ends.
After the glorious opening ceremony, Islamabad United will play their first match on February 20th, 2020, at 2:00 in Karachi Stadium against Quetta Gladiators. After a total of 30 regular matches, elimination round will commence starting from March 17, 2020.
|1||THURSDAY||20-Feb||QUETTA GLADIATORS V ISLAMABAD UNITED||KARACHI|
|2||FRIDAY||21-Feb||KARACHI KINGS V PESHAWAR ZALMI||KARACHI|
|3||FRIDAY||21-Feb||LAHORE QALANDARS V MULTAN SULTANS||LAHORE|
|4||SATURDAY||22-Feb||QUETTA GLADIATORS V PESHAWAR ZALMI||KARACHI|
|5||SATURDAY||22-Feb||ISLAMABAD UNITED V MULTAN SULTANS||LAHORE|
|6||SUNDAY||23-Feb||KARACHI KINGS V QUETTA GLADIATORS||KARACHI|
|7||SUNDAY||23-Feb||LAHORE QALANDARS V ISLAMABAD UNITED||LAHORE|
|8||WEDNESDAY||26-Feb||MULTAN SULTANS V PESHAWAR ZALMI||MULTAN|
|9||THURSDAY||27-Feb||ISLAMABAD UNITED V QUETTA GLADIATORS||RAWALPINDI|
|10||FRIDAY||28-Feb||MULTAN SULTANS V KARACHI KINGS||MULTAN|
|11||FRIDAY||28-Feb||PESHAWAR 2ALMI V LAHORE OALANDARS||RAWALPINDI|
|12||SATURDAY||29-Feb||MULTAN SULTANS V QUETTA GLADIAOTRS||MULTAN|
|13||SATURDAY||29-Feb||ISLAMABAD UNITED V PESHAWAR ZALMI||RAWALPINDI|
|14||SUNDAY||1-Mar||ISLAMABAD UNITED V KARACHI KINGS||RAWALPINDI|
|15||MONDAY||2-Mar||PESHAWAR 2ALMI V KARACHI KINGS||RAWALPINDI|
|16||TUESDAY||3-Mar||QUETTA GLADIAOTRS V LAHORE QALANDARS||LAHORE|
|17||WEDNESDAY||4-Mar||ISLAMABAD UNITED V LAHORE OALANDARS||LAHORE|
|18||THURSDAY||5-Mar||PESHAWAR ZALMI V QUETTA GLADIATORS||RAWALPINDI|
|19||FRIDAY||6-Mar||KARACHI KINGS V MULTAN SULTANS||LAHORE|
|20||SATURDAY||7-Mar||PESHAWAR ZALMI V ISLAMABAD UNITED||RAWALPINDI|
|21||SATURDAY||7-Mar||LAHORE QALANDARS V QUETTA GLADIATORS||LAHORE|
|22||SUNDAY||8-Mar||MULTAN SULTANS V ISLAMABAD UNITED||RAWALPINDI|
|23||SUNDAY||8-Mar||LAHORE QALANDARS V KARACHI KINGS||LAHORE|
|24||TUESDAY||10-Mar||LAHORE QALANDARS V PESHAWAR ZALMI||LA HOR E|
|25||WEDNESDAY||11-Mar||QUETTA GLADIATORS V MULTAN SULTANS||LAHORE|
|26||THURSDAY||12-Mar||KARACHI KINGS V LAHORE QALANDARS||KARACHI|
|27||FRIDAY||13-Mar||PESHAWAR ZALMI V MULTAN SULTANS||KARACHI|
|28||SATURDAY||14-Mar||KARACHI KINGS V ISLAMABAD UNITED||KARACHI|
|29||SUNDAY||15-Mar||MULTAN SULTANS V LAHORE QALANDARS||LAHORE|
|30||SUNDAY||15-Mar||QUETTA GLADIATORS V KARACHI KINGS||KARACHI|
|31||TUESDAY||17-Mar||QUALIFIER: TEAM 1 V TEAM 2||KARACHI|
|32||WEDNESDAY||18-Mar||ELIMINATOR 1: TEAM 3 V TEAM 4||LAHORE|
|33||FRIDAY||20-Mar||ELIMINATOR 2: ELIMINATOR WINNER V QUALIFIER RUNNER-UR||LAHORE|
People of Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore will witness the true grandeur of this national sporting event to the full scale.
Internationally, as well as nationally renowned artists and superstars, will perform in Pakistan Super League Opening Ceremony season 5.
- Ali Azmat will perform in PSL Opening Ceremony
- Soch is local Pakistani Sufi rock band that will light up the arena with its performance.
- Shuja Haider And Aima Baig will also be performance in PSL 5 Opening Cermony.
- Fawad Khan is a Pakistani superstar and will mark his presence in the ceremony.
- Asim Azhar will also join stars like Ali Azmat and Shuja Haider.
All in all, it will be a spectacular opening ceremony to witness.
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