Pakistan has never kept behind in trying to compete with India, despite of the times they have failed. Cricket has not been a farfetched dream of competing against India for them. As a result, PSL is soon set to begin and several pieces of news have already started coming up from the show.
There will be 6 teams competing in this shortest cricket format, named:
- Islamabad United
Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, 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
- Karachi Kings
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, Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash, Mohammad Taha, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro
- Peshawar Zalmi
Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar, Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh, Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman, Muhammad Arif, Khushdil Shah
- Quetta Gladiators
Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Jofra Archer (replaced Carlos Brathwaite), Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan, Mohammad Junaid, Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Moin Khan (jr.), Faraz Ahmed
- Lahore Qalandars –Players Squad:Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rehman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar, Anton Devcich, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf, Imran Khan Jr. Salman Irshad
- Multan Sultans
Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar, Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley, Shan Masood
The teams are all set to begin their battle. Let’s keep an eye of what interesting comes up with this season of Pakistan Super League 2018.