Watch Ali Zafar vs Misbah-ul-Haq push-up challenge ahead of PSL 2016

PSL 2nd edition is now just days away from happening. Not only the cricketers, all the celebrities out in the country are super excited for this mega event.

PSL debut season was a huge success and nobody doubts it as more and more international cricketers showed their availability for the second edition of this event after the success of the debut season.

Ahead of the PSL season 2, two famous celebrities, one hailing from entertainment field and the other one from the cricketing field have come up with the pushup challenge.

Yes, we are talking about the viral video of Ali Zafar and Misbah-ul-Haq, which brought the new pushup challenge in the business.

It should be kept mentioned that, the pushup is one of the iconic gesture of Misbah ul Haq, which he did last year in Lord’s England after beating the hosts with ease.

 Watch Ali Zafar vs Misbah-ul-Haq push-up challenge ahead of PSL 2016

 

 

PSL Final Highlights: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

PSL 2016 Final

Match:
ISU vs QTG, Final, Pakistan Super League, 2016
Date:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time:
04:00 PM GMT
Venue:
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United PSL Final

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators

Islamabad United

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Quetta Gladiators:

Ahmed Shehzad, Bismillah Khan, Kevin Pietersen, Kumar Sangakkara, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Grant Elliott, Mohammad Nawaz, Nathan McCullum, Anwar Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Aizaz Cheema

Islamabad United:

Sharjeel Khan, Dwayne Smith, Brad Haddin(w), Khalid Latif, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Andre Russell, Asif Ali, Samuel Badree, Imran Khalid, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Irfan

The viewers have finally witnessed the PSL final, which unveils the cricketing passion at its peak in Dubai. As we know that stadium was houseful as all the tickets were sold even before the match’s day.

The shouts we have got from Dubai stadium tells that Islamabad United have won the first ever PSL trophy beating Quetta Gladiators in a final.

According to the updates, Islamabad United winning the toss opted to field first. Gladiators suffered badly as they lost two early wickets but later in the game recoiled back as Shehzad and Sangkkara starred with their scintillating knocks, both of them scored 64 and 55 respectively.

Finally, after competition of 20 overs Gladiators were able to set 174 with loss of 7 wickets on the board.

The total looked good on the wicket as it was a pressure game, but the WI star batsman Dwayne Smith made it look comfortable with his superb batting. He added 73 of just 51 balls, including 4 towering sixes.

The only century maker in PSL, Sharjeel Khan wasn’t able to make it big this time as he was just dismissed on his individual score of 12.

In the later part of IU’s batting, Aussie wicket keeper-batsman Brad Haddin proved his calls with scoring notout 61 runs of just 39 deliveries.

Finally, United’s were able to chase the target in 18.4 overs with loss of 4 wickets.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud7Uyk6H3NY

PSL 3rd Playoff Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United: Live Streaming, Team Line-up, Live Updates!

Just after two matches we will be having the PSL champion for the debut season of Pakistan’s first international cricketing league. It took several years to improvise the idea of Pakistan Super League, and since it have become reality; its popularity is unstoppable on the board.

PSL LIVE STREAMING Live:

Today on February 21, Peshawar Zalmi will be facing Islamabad United in the 3rd PSL playoff. As we know that Quetta Gladiators are through the final and the winner of the third playoff will be battling with them in the final scheduled to be held on February 23.

In the second playoff, Islamabad United crushed Karachi kings comfortably; the match was a low scoring encounter in which United sealed 9 wickets victory.

As we know that, Peshawar Zalmi were the topper of the group stages, met Quetta Gladiators in the 1st playoff, where the game slipped off their hands in the last minute of the match.

Peshawar Zalmi:

Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal(w), Shahid Yousuf, Brad Hodge, Jonny Bairstow, Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi(c), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Shaun Tait, Dawid Malan, Tamim Iqbal, Aamer Yamin, Imran Khan jnr

Islamabad United:

Dwayne Smith, Sharjeel Khan, Brad Haddin(w), Asif Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Khalid Latif, Andre Russell, Imran Khalid, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Babar Azam, Rumman Raees, Umar Siddiq, Azhar Mahmood, Saeed Ajmal

Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators PSL 1st Playoff Highlights

Pakistan Super League’s debut edition is heading towards its end. As the 1st Playoff game was played between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on February 19.

The match was an epic contest between both the sides; many of the spectators were of the view that it was a match they have not ever thought about. The contest was full of dramas, twists and fighting spirits of cricketers which made a game highly complex which was once looking an one sided affair for the other side.

As we know that Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators were the top teams of PSL this edition and they ended the first round of PSL as toppers on the point table as both grabbed 6 wins out of 8 group matches, although Zalmis were  a tad ahead of them because of the Net run rate.

This nail-biting contest opened up as the ordinary game of cricket but it was an epic contest which got decided on the last ball of the match.

Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and opted to bowl first, the decision looked quite favorable as they manged to rid off the openers early on, but later two big-wigs of the cricket Kumar Sangakkara and Kevin Pietersen build up tremendous innings.

While both these stars got settled on the crease it was looking easy for Gladiators to setup of 160+ total, but after their departure Zalmis crushed Gladiators falling them all out on 133 in 19.3 overs.

Zalmis while chasing this total, walked steadily but with brilliant bowling of Anwar Ali and Muhammad Nawaz Gladiators were able to give them a tough time.

In the later part, Sammy and Afridi added some crucial runs but they departed at the time when they were most needed. Wahab Riaz also added some crucial runs , which were even not enough to get a win. Finally, Quetta Gladiators were able to beat Peshawar Zalmi by 1 run.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsur8eDSEuo

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 17 Feb Highlights- PSL (Pakistan Super League)

PSL’s 20th match was played on 17 February between Lahore Qalnadars and Islamabad United at Dubai international Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

It won’t be wrong to call it the spine-thrilling match of the tournament so far, as it was a decider match for the 4th place for the semis.

As we know that 5 teams were in battle for PSL trophy, out of them four teams were supposed to make place in Semi final.

Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United booked their place earlier in semis as they were good on the points table, although there was a stiff competition between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi.

Out of both these sides, one side was supposed to be shortlisted among top four teams of PSL which will be playing semi final round in the league.

Yesterday, two matches were played in PSL, both of them were decider for the fourth slot of PSL, amid all this drama one can say that Qalandars were quite unfortunate to book there place as in their last match they set a mammoth total on the board against Quetta Gladiators but lost it on the lass ball of the match.

The great looking batting line-up of Qalandars failed to deliver in the 20th match, as the top order suffered badly, later in the innings Umar Akmal and Sohaib Maqsood with their blistering knocks lead Qalandars to set 150 on the board after completion of 20 overs.

Islamabad United, who failed to impress in the beginning of PSL, recoiled back and adjusted for the 3rd position on the points table.

IU , while chasing 151 on the board lost 5 wickets but still they were able to get it in 19 overs. Aussie star wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin and Pakistan Test Team captain Misbah-ul-Haq much needed innings led United’s for a 5 wicket win.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUXT7QOf1lM

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Shahid Afridi collision with Billawal Bhatti in live PSL Match (Video)

PSL is moving towards its climax, I mean heading towards its Semis, so far three top three teams have qualified for the next round, although there is a tough race for Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, out of which one time will be joining the other teams for the Semi final matches.

With all such burden on head, the PSL atmosphere has rose up high, and this all is causing clashes between players, although some are answering it by smashing a ball hard with bat or some with a full speed bouncer. But that is the part of the game as aggression in sportsman is necessary as sugar in a cake.

From last several days clash between Wahab Riaz and Ahmed Shahzad was in the headlines, we have brought you another clash between players during live PSL match but this was not an intentional clash as batsman and bowler collided while bowler was appealing for a LBW out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3lwdMFyttM

Ahmed Shehzad wishes Wahab Riaz good luck ahead of Asia Cup

After being heavily fined for PCB, the star cricketers might have learned the lesson of how to react righteously in the gentlemen’s game. Although, sledging or clashes are nothing new to cricket but getting physical on the field happens rarely. The incident made headlines around the globe and both the players Wahab Riaz and Ahmed Shehzad were mocked for their unprofessional attitude.

The match referee Roshan Mahnama going into the matter fined Ahmed Shehzad 30% of his match fees and Wahab Riaz of 40% of his match fees due to scuffle on the field during a live match.

Over this, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also asked both the star cricketers to behave well as such incidents hamper image of Pakistan cricket as millions are watching PSL.

Later, both the cricketers felt wrong about the on-field altercation an tried to crush it off saying that it shouldn’t have happened as it was directly damaging the beauty of cricket.

Wahab Riaz, while talking to a private media channel agreed that what happened in between him and Shehzad was wrong. Further he was of the opinion that youngsters should not inspire such incidents.

On the other hand, Ahmed Shehzad, who was ruled out of Asia Cup and World T20 leaving away the hardships or altercation with Wahab Riaz, have wished the best of luck to the left arm fast bolwer ahead of Asia Cup.

Although, still now the main reason behind this scuffle wasn’t none as Wahab claimed that it was his reaction over some incident which he didn’t elaborated.

Here it should be mentioned, that there might be some clash between the cricketers even before the incident as Shehzad was playing steadily as he scored 15 runs on 15 balls before Riaz came in attack and  as just Wahab bowled his first ball Shehzad  attacked him vigorously, earning a six on his first ball. On the second delivery of Riaz’s over, Shehzad also tried to throw the ball in stands but this time he was unlucky as left arm fast bowler improvised a slower delivery to knock the stumps of the opener batsman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=lXhNj-orvek

Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators 14 Feb Highlights- PSL (Pakistan Super League)

The 17th match of Pakistan Super League between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators was today played at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah.

PSL is now heading towards the playoff, and with every passing game the excitement is being added to the Pakistan’s very first International cricket league. The league which took off on February 4 showcases star cricketers from around the globe and is similarly fascinating as other successful leagues or cricketing events around the globe are.

This game was a crucial one as Zalmis were having the chance to top the points table after defeating the Gladiators, and they equally availed this chance as their skipper Shahid Afridi crushed the Quetta Gladiators with his superb bowling.

Boom Boom Shahid Afridi, this time with ball made the difference as he took 5 wickets just after giving 7 runs in 4 overs, marking this as his best T20 figures so far.

Gladiators won the toss and opened up their innings well as openers Ahmed Shehzad and Asad Shafiq played aggressive cricket but later on Wahab Riaz came into attack and took two wickets in his first over.

Later, Afridi’s magnificent spell restricted QG to a low total of 129.

PZ while chasing such an easy total just lost two wickets and comfortably chased the total with still having 8 wickets in hands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMeIDPr-R24

Ahmed Shehzad vs Wahab Riaz intense fight live in PSL match (video)

It is well known that win or lose is part of the game, but the fights or intense sledging ruins the entire beauty of the game. And when its about gentlemen’s game any kind of misbehavior can’t be afforded.

But here we have such an event which might be spoiling the calmness in the gentleman’s game, and this condemnable event has taken in our very own cricket league PSL, where two of the national cricketers got into a quarrel and further got physical with each other, although right after watching such misery in ground the teams mates ran in and took both the players aside.

Both these players were none other than the two premium faces of Pakistan cricket, Wahab Riaz and Ahmed Shehzad, who have been enthusiastic over the years and have made Pakistan stand victorious with their well celebrated and oozing talent.

But this incident which happened during a live PSL match was quite different from the previously happened as in this two stars playing for different sides shared harsh words with each other and even got physical with each other.

The incident took placeD during 17th match of PSL between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi. Here it should be kept mentioned that Wahab Riaz is part of Zalmis, whereas Ahmed Shehzad is the opener batsman of Gladiators.

Quetta Gladiators won the toss and opted to bat first, the openers  of QG opened their wings early on in the overs and started attacking Zalmis. Wahab Riaz came into attack in the 4th over and very early on he was thrown out for a six by the QG opener Ahmed Shehzad. Later, the left arm fast bowler came over the wicket and on the very next delivery bowled the opener batsman.

After all this drama, the fast bowler showed his aggression, in reply to it Shehzad moved the bat and both the stars got physical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXhNj-orvek

Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi 13 Feb Highlights- PSL (Pakistan Super League)

The 15th match of PSL 2016 was yesterday played at Sharjah Association Cricket Stadium Sharjah. As we know that Pakistan’s debut cricket ;league is now heading towards its climax, all the teams are giving their 100 percent to knock the opponents. Similarly, this match was also an important one as Peshawar Zalmi winning thjis match would get them equal to the toppers of point table Quetta Gladiators, whereas it was a do or die situation for Lahore Qalnadars as loosing the match would have ruled out  them from this event.

LQ knowing the importance of the match, finally defeated PZ in a last ball decider match.

Zalmis won the toss and opted to bowl first, and early own in the first over dismissed the dangerous Chris Gayle on the very first ball of the match he faced, and as usual the bowler was none other than Junaid Khan.

Captain of Qalnadars Azhar Ali also failed ti impress as he was just able to score 25 runs of 26 balls. The game changed for LQ’s favor when the Cameron Delport and Umar Akmal  settled 3rd wicket partnership of 101 runs. Delport and Akmal scored 78 and  52 notout respectively.

At the end of 20 overs, Qalnadars were able to set 164 runs with loss of 3 wickets on the board.

While chasing the total at one stage Zalmi’s were 95-4 but further they proceeded well and it was looking that Zalmis will be able to snatch the victory as Dawid Malan and Shahid Yousuf added rapid 40 runs in their score board.

But very sooner the quick wicket fall disturbed Zalmi’s to restrict from chasing such a chaseable total. Finally Zalmi’s were able to 160 with loss of 7 wickets after 20 overs .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IX64Q345yk

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Ahmed Shehzad supporters in ground after his departure from World T20, Asia Cup squad

The stardom Ahmed Shehzad enjoys is dream off many, although this all is not only because of his just cricketing performances, his style and attitude is something which stands him one of the most sought after celebrity of Pakistan.

Shehzad was introduced to international criekt back in 2009 since then he was known as an aggressive and flamboyant opener but later in his carrer he totally changed his cricketing mode from attacking to defensive but still he was belived to attack his opponents brutally whener he wanted to.

Shehzad played some pivotal innings which made Pakistan win on the board and in many crucial conditions he added much needed runs to the scorecard.

Apart from his entire cricketing career, he holds friendly relation with international cricketers as he has jolly nature. Namely, his friendship with Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle has always been talk of the town.

In his career so far he is several times hurled into different controversies, mainly because of his aggressive nature.

From previous sometime he was not in that touch and was failing baldy to perform anything he was earlier known for and because of all this he is not included in the announced squad for World T20 and Asia Cup by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

As we now that Shehzad posses huge numbers of fans, they all chimed on social meida sking for Shehzad’s return in the side for these mage events

#WeWantAhmadShahzadBack trening on Twitter for last 18 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars 10 Feb Highlights- PSL (Pakistan Super League)

The 9th match of PSL was held between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah.

Final sides for the match:

Islamabad United: Shane Watson (c), Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Sam Billings, Kamran Ghulam, Brad Haddin (wk), Imran Khalid, Andre Russell, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Saeed Ajmal

Lahore Qalandars: Azhar Ali(c), Cameron Delport, Naved Yasin, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Zohaib Khan, Zafar Gohar, Kevon Cooper, Ehsan Adil, Ajantha Mendis

Lahore Qalandars after leaving a positive impact on PSL viewers in last game also set a handsome total in this match as they were asked to bat first after Islamabad United won the toss.

The young rising star Mohammad Rizwan of Lahore Qalandars produced some magnificent stuff as he scored notout 50 of just 27 balls. After completion of 20 overs, Qalandars were able to set a total of 166 with loss of 6 wickets.

But this all fainted in front of what Islamabad United openers did. Shane Watson and Sharjeel Khan set the highest opening partnership in PSL so far, both the batsman scored 79, 79* respectively.

United, who were being led by the Aussie star due to absence of their captain Misbah-ul-Haq made it look as easy as pie. With the scintillating batting of both the openers United’s were able to win comprehensively by 8 wickets while 25 balls still remaining on the board.

After this match, United’s have got third place on the points table amid total of five teams, whereas Qalanadrs who astounded the viewers with some power hitting are lagging behind on fifth spot.

Highlights of PSL Match 9 Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars

Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators 8 Feb Highlights- PSL (Pakistan Super League)

8th Match of Pakistan Super League was today played at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. The best thing about this encounter was that the topper of the points table met the side struggling on the last of the table. To be very clear we can say  that Quetta Gladiators were unbeatable on the board whereas Lahore Qalandars were still looking to open the account with the win.

Before this match, Qalandars played 2 matches and unfortunately got defeated in both of them. On  the other hand, Gladiators played 3 matches and won all of them superbly.

Lahore Qlandars vs Quetta Gladiators 8th Match PSL

Today, just one match in PSL was played and tomorrow it will be an off day as no match will be played. As mentioned above the match was a crucial one for Qalandars as they were last on the points table.

Quetta won the toss and opted to bowl first, although they weren’t able to under pressure Lahore as they had to wait 10 overs to get their first wicket.

Lahore played sensibly and settled an opening partnership of 62 runs. Later on the opener of Qalandars Cameron Delport devastated the opponents with some towering blows.

Later Pakistan star batsman Umar Akmal took the charge and proved his class.

Collectively, Qalandars realized all other teams that they were unfortunate in all previous matches, although they have potential to spell bound the opponents easily as they set the highest total of PSL so far.

Finally, Gladiators were bowled out on 131 in 16.2 overs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC78xLNfXXs

Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 6 Feb Highlights- PSL (Pakistan Super League)

4th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) was today played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.   Like all the previous matches, it was a low scoring game as compare to the ongoing trends of T20 cricket.

The game which was believed to be close one as both the sides were top teams on the points table , turned out to be a one sided affair for the Gladiators. Although, the score placed by Karchi Kings was neverthesless but Ahmed Shehzad with his superb knock crushed the kings single-handedly.

Ahmed Shehzad, who wasn’t in form from last some time, shut all the haters with his classical batting while chasing the target of 148 on the board.

Quetta Gladiators won the toss and opted to bowl first, the decision looked quite favorable for Gladiators as they took early wickets.

After the top order failure, Kings batsmen Ravi Bopara and captain Shoaib Malik added some crucial runs but finally they weren’t enough on the board. Finally at the end of 20 overs, Kings managed to set 147 after loosing 7 wickets.

The Gladiators openers were quite furious and from the very beginning of their innings the openers spell bounded the opponents.

As we know that Luke Wright of England and Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad are the openers of the Gladiators, both of them are known for hitting the ball all around.

Quetta is led by the wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed and with two consecutive wins on the board they have proved their self as they are top on the points table.

The final results on the board tells that it was an easy affair in front of Quetta Gladiators as they manged 8 wickets win while 16 balls remaining on the board.

Ahmed Shehzad was awarded Man of the Match for his brilliant knock of 71 of 46 balls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH4ul77d85E

Watch PSL Pakistan Super League Online using HD Live Streaming

Pakistan’s very own cricket league Pakistan Super League has shaken the charts, despite the fact that these games weren’t that high scoring or showing blistering sixes.

There might be many reasons of getting PSL rocking on the board, but to be very strait Pakistan Cricket Board’s inventiveness and inception of ideas is something we can’t undermine.

The league which is being carried on in UAE is getting popular among masses within no time, and at the end of this debut cricket league we can expect that the next one will be one of the best in the history of cricket.

So far three matches starring world class cricketers  have taken place and all of them were low scoring and were one sided games.

The makers of PSL also took initiative of showing PSL online on YouTube, this move was perceived well as the world’s largest video sharing site showing live PSL matches means the cricketing event being witnessed by the large audience.

Watch PSL STREAMING Live:

5 teams are participating in the event, which is scheduled to end on 23 February. Here are the names of teams in PSL along with the names of skippers:

Islamabad United-Captain: Misbah-ul-Haq
Karachi Kings- Captain: Shoaib Malik
Quetta Gladiators- Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed
Lahore Qalandars-Captain: Azhar Ali
Peshawar Zalmi-Captain: Shahid Afridi

PSL Online Live Streaming

Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings 4th Match Online Streaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz_bO64nQkM

PSL 2016: Karachi Kings Family Festival in Bahria Town from 4-23 Feb

The dream has finally come true and PSL has taken the whole cricketing world by storm. The cricketing league which commenced yesterday on 4th February has rocked all over. The opening ceremony was a star-studded event held in Dubai stadium.

As we know that 5 of the teams will be scintillating the event in UAE.  Karachi Kings is one of the strongest competitor of the trophy and the promotional event they are putting in are some great initiatives. The main sponsor of KK is Bahria Town which makes ARY acquired team much clearer and broader on the board.

In the latest move, Bahria town has setup Karachi Kings Family Festival in Bahria Town Karachi. This family festival will be heading from 4 February to 23 February.

Watch PSL STREAMING Live:

All such moves are to get publicization of PSL and most prominently to get support for their team Karachi Kings.

The event is a complete entertainer as it also has live concerts, shopping gala, fun rides and many more. In short, with this initiative Bahria town is intending to create and extravaganza for all, which will be all about Pakistan’s first international cricketing league, PSL.

The event also has superb prize for the ARY reality show Jeeto Pakistan fans as it also provides you the opportunity to win the free passes of the famous game show.

Karachi Kings Family Festival

Date: 4-23 February

Events: Live Convert, Shopping Gala, Grand Food Court, Grand Birthday Celebration & Fun Rides for Kids.

Entry: For Families Only

Location: Bahria Town Karachi Near Toll Plaza, Super Highway

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Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United followed up by PSL 2016 Opening Ceremony

Finally PSL‘s wait is no more days from the Pakistanis, as it is now just hours away when the history will be created by commencing the first international cricket league of Pakistan , Pakistan Super League.

All the teams have already arrived on the venues and yesterday the event of trophy launching has also taken place in Dubai. The best thing about this cricketing event is that whole of the nation is cheering for the superstars of the most liked game of Pakistan.

The title race of PSL will open after the official star-studded ceremony, which will be today held at Dubai and the very first match of the event will also be played today in between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United.

Before looking at the match predictions or such like opinions, you should be quite clear that from last several years UAE have been the home ground to Pakistan cricket, which means around many of the players have been quite familiar to it and each of it can surprise us at any part of the game.

In short, it is a complete entertaining cricket event for the Pakistan cricket, so players won’t be in that typical kind of pressure and will be showing full off their potential in front of their supporters.

Every of the PSL side is efficient enough to give each other a tough time, and when it is about the opening match it is always a game which shows what the tournament will further be so a tougher competition from the side is expected.

Here’s the Squads of both the sides:

Quetta Gladiators

List of Local Players

  • Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain)
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Anwar Ali
  • Umar Gul
  • Zulfiqar Babar
  • Bilal Asif
  • Asad Shafiq
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Saad Nasim
  • Akbar ur Rehman
  • Bismillah Khan
  • Aizaz Cheema
  • Ramiz Raja Jnr

List of Foreign Players

  • Kevin Pietersen
  • Jason Holder
  • Luke Wright
  • Elton Chigumbura
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Kumar Sangakkara

Islamabad United

  • Misbah ul Haq (Captain)
  • Mohammad Irfan
  • Sharjeel Khan
  • Khalid Latif
  • Mohammad Sami
  • Babar Azam
  • Imran Khalid
  • Kamran Ghulam
  • Umar Amin
  • Rumman Raees
  • Amad Butt
  • Ashar Zaidi
  • Saeed Ajmal
  • Hussain Talat
  • Umar Siddiq

IU PSL team 2016 list of Foreign players:

  • Shane Watson
  • Andre Russell
  • Samuel Badree
  • Brad Haddin
  • Sam Billings

PSL 2016 Tickets: Shahid Afridi announces ‘No ticket fee’ for Peshawar Zalmi shirt wearers

Finally PSL‘s wait is no more days from the Pakistanis, as it is now just hours away when the history will be created by commencing the first international cricket league of Pakistan , Pakistan Super League.

All the teams have already arrived on the venues and yesterday the event of trophy launching has also taken place in Dubai. The best thing about this cricketing event is that whole of the nation is cheering for the superstars of the most liked game of Pakistan.

The other thing which makes it more fascinating is the surprises and additions, as it all started with a slow pace and now they have got all the stakeholder on the board, from the sponsors to Tv channels of Pakistan, everyone is in full swing to support their team whole heartedly but at the same time the cricket fans are rejoiced to have such a huge cricket event by Pakistan and are not concerned about whoever wins the trophy as they collectively think that at the end of the day it will be a big positive point for Pakistan’s cricket.

Amid all this we have got another big surprise right from Dubai trophy unveiling ceremony of PSL, as skipper of Peshawar Zalmi Shahid Afridi after the end of the ceremony while addressing to the media announced that the entrance in PSL match will be free for those who will be wearing a Peshwar Zalmi shirt, he added that the ticket fare will be paid by the owner of Peshawar Zalmi.

Zalmis, have been phenomenal since they kicked off their promotional activities and this later addition works as icing on the cake.

The captain of PZ also looked quite confident about a trophy win and at the same time he also invited the spectators to come and support PSL in Dubai.

Lahore Qalandars Squad, Team Fixtures, Logo and Official Song for PSL

The team of lively Lahoris, Lahore Qalandars is all set to rock the PSL floor with their master-blaster performances. Lahore Qalandars posses a compatible side consisting of top T20 guns from across the globe.

The team is to be lead by the Pakistan Cricket team ODI captain Azhar Ali and also has some enthusiastic Pakistani cricketers. And when it is about enthusiasm, you know what I mean. Yeah, Lahore Qalandars also have Umer Akmal in their side.

The other big-wig which is ready to shake the stadiums of UAE is none other than the T20 giant Chris Gayle.

Here is the official logo of Lahore Qalandars:

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Squad of Lahore Qalandars:

  • Azhar Ali (Captain)
  • Umar Akmal
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Yasir Shah
  • Shoaib Maqsood
  • Zafar Gohar
  • Hammad Azam
  • Zia-ul-Haq
  • Zohaib Khan
  • Azhar Ali
  • Naved Yasin
  • Adnan Rasool
  • Abdur Razzaq
  • Mukhtar Ahmed
  • Ehsan Adil
  • Imran Butt

LQ PSL team 2016 list of Foreign players;

  • Chris Gayle
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Kevon Cooper
  • Cameron Delport

Fixtures of Lahore Qalandars:

Dates Lahore Qalandars Fixtures Venues
Fri Feb 5 2nd T20 Karachi vs Lahore Dubai
Sat Feb 6 5th T20 Lahore vs Peshawar Dubai
Mon Feb 8 8th T20 Lahore vs Quetta Dubai
Wed Feb 10 9th T20 Islamabad vs Lahore Sharjah
Fri Feb 12 12th T20 Karachi vs Lahore Sharjah
Sat Feb 13 15th T20 Lahore vs Peshawar Sharjah
Tue Feb 16 18th T20 Lahore vs Quetta Dubai
Wed Feb 17 20th T20 Islamabad vs Lahore Dubai

Th other thing which you might not be aware of is that, Qalandar’s were the first team of PSL to take the promotional activities to another level as they organised star-studded concert at launch event of the team. And there official anthem is one of the most popular song of PSL, which is sung by Asrar.

Islamabad United Squad, Team Fixtures, Logo and Official Song for PSL

PSL is now just days away from happening and all the teams have geared up for this epic league commencing from February 4. Even before PSL debut, it has got immensely popular and also have achieved set of goals as the whole of the nation is together possessing ‘we’ felling and is all excited for the PSL.

As it is been mentioned numerous times that 5 teams will be showing off their skills for the fist edition of PSL.

Islamabad United are also one of the five teams, who’ll be making this league super fascinating. This team is being captained by the Pakistan Cricket’s most reliable captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

The Misbah led Islamabad United looks quite promising to grab the first PSL trophy, this is not because of some T20 guns the side IS studded with, it is all because of the captain himself. To explain what he really means to the Pakistani cricket, the point will be enough that he is often called ‘Wall of China’ or the phrase ‘One Man Army’ also explicates Misbah’s brilliance.

Beside the cricketing arena, the promotional activities and launching events are also a treat for the masses. Like all other teams, IU’s official are also showing their presence on the social media. They are also up with the attractive prizes and few days back they have launched an offer to win trip to the opening ceremony of PSL.

Islamabad United Squad:

  • Misbah ul Haq (Captain)
  • Mohammad Irfan
  • Sharjeel Khan
  • Khalid Latif
  • Mohammad Sami
  • Babar Azam
  • Imran Khalid
  • Kamran Ghulam
  • Umar Amin
  • Rumman Raees
  • Amad Butt
  • Ashar Zaidi
  • Saeed Ajmal
  • Hussain Talat
  • Umar Siddiq

IU PSL team 2016 list of Foreign players;

  • Shane Watson
  • Andre Russell
  • Samuel Badree
  • Brad Haddin
  • Sam Billings

Islamabad United Logo:

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Islamabad United Fixtures:

Dates Islamabad United Fixtures Venues
Thu Feb 4 1st T20 Islamabad vs Quetta Dubai
Fri Feb 5 3rd T20 Peshawar vs Islamabad Dubai
Sun Feb 7 6th T20 Islamabad vs Karachi Dubai
Wed Feb 10 9th T20 Islamabad vs Lahore Sharjah
Thu Feb 11 11th T20 Islamabad vs Quetta Sharjah
Fri Feb 12 13th T20 Peshawar vs Islamabad Sharjah
Sun Feb 14 16th T20 Islamabad vs Karachi Sharjah
Wed Feb 17 20th T20 Islamabad vs Lahore Dubai

Islamabad United Official Anthem

PSL 2016: Bahria Town joins as Main Title Sponsor for Peshawar Zalmi

Since the teams are set for the PSL, Peshawar Zalmi has been favorite among masses as it has Shahid Afridi as captain and is owned by the CEO of Haier Pakistan Javed Afridi. The latter’s role in supporting cricket has been superb, most prominently in last several years when Pakistan cricket was going through it’s black days.

The handsome Afridi duo have always been making people go crazy for them, as they both are quite active on social media and are up with their latest selfies.

And now the Zalmis have added up more excitement to the show, as they have got Bahria Town on the board as their main title sponsor. The owner of the side, Javed Afridi himself posted the pic with Bahria Town officials and unveiled about the latest team up of both the sides.

The mashup of Bahria town and Javed Afridi’s Peshawar Zalmi assured the more thrill to the league staring from February 4, 2016. Bahria Town has also been quite active in serving the deprived Pakistanis, from Thar victims to Flood victims they have always been standing firmly in support of the fellow Pakistanis in the need of hour.

And the people who have joined it late, should get in their brains that team PZ dedicated their participation in PSL to the martyrs of APS. And now in the recent move, the captain of the side also announced to take 150 APS students to Dubai in the opening ceremony of PSL, which is scheduled to kick off on 4th February in Dubai.

Previously, they also set a cricketing camp for young school boys under the supervision of some legends of the game and also made several teams to set matches at district level.

With a latest announcement from PZ, we all can just assume that it’s gonna be more and more fun for all.

PSL 2016: Islamabad United launch event to be held on 30th Jan 2016

The Team Misbah led Islamabad United looks quite promising to grab the first PSL trophy, this is not because of some T20 guns the side IS studded with, it is all because of the captain himself. To explain what he really means to the Pakistani cricket, the point will be enough that he is often called ‘Wall of China’ or the phrase ‘One Man Army’ also explicates Misbah’s brilliance.

Other than Misbah the side also posses some T20 Giants, we can’t underrate them, although when its about reliability than no one can compete captain Misbah.

As you have heard it many times before, PSL is commencing from February 4 in UAE. 5 teams will be in run to win the title, and all the sides are well balanced and can stun each other at any part of the game.

Beside the cricketing arena, the promotional activities and launching events are also a treat for the masses. Like all other teams, IU’s official are also showing their presence on the social media. They are also up with the attractive prizes and few days back they have launched an offer to win trip to the opening ceremony of PSL.

The thing which people were waiting from a long time was when ISB united will be holding their launching ceremony, as many of the other sides have done it earlier.

Here it should be mentioned that at first the United’s launch event was scheduled to be held on 23rd Jan, 2016 but after the Charsadda Terrorist Attack, they postponed it without telling the next date.

And up the latest, United’s have officially told about the launching event. But still many details to come.

 

PSL 2016 Opening Ceremony: Ali Zafar and Sean Paul all set to rock on!

Hardly wait of around two weeks, and Pakistanis will be having their very own cricketing league. The league will be kicking off from February 4 2016. And as the makers of this league have mentioned numerous times that this league will be the 2nd biggest cricket league in the history of cricket after the Indian Premier League (IPL). To make it as gigantic as the neighboring cricket league, PCB and PSL governing body has been taking several bold steps. Undoubtedly, which are anticipating the Pakistanis and making them go crazy all around to explore their own cricket extravaganza.

The very latest official confirmation of the opening ceremony of PSL has not only made Pakistanis go crazy, at the same time it has also entice the international viewers. As the PSL official Twitter handle have unveiled that the Pakistani singer Ali Zafar will be performing on the opening ceremony along with Jamaican hip hop rapper- singer Sean Paul. Yeah, this worked as icing on the cake and the sources also told that the opening event will be a houseful show, with some national and international celebrities. The other thing which is also revealed by a reliable source is that the legends of Pakistan Cricket will also be invited to the event.

 

The picture which is being portrayed by the PSL official looks just a like dream come true for the cricket manic of Pakistan. As the PSL 2016 seems to be a big blow on the board and the hype and sensation it has created is something that anyone can’t undermine.

On the other hand, the teams participating in PSL are also getting huge support and the way they are putting on their promotional activities that tells that the whole of the nation has got involved in making this league a mighty hit. As the stars heading from showbiz have been extending their supports for this league, which is fulfilling the words of PSL officials, who vowed that PSL will not be merely a cricketing event as it will be getting all of the national stars on the board.

After a a long wait for PSL, as it took around six years to finally incept this idea, the Pakistani fans can proudly say, “Good things come to him who wait.”

PSL 2016: Peshawar Zalmi announces Songs & Video Competition

The PSL is now just days away from the viewers, and the enthusiastic and patriot atmosphere it has created among nation is something which is turning out to be unforgettable. It is the matter of fact that Pakistan have not got any such level International Leagues, although the PSL official vows it to be the 2nd biggest cricketing league after Indian Premier League (IPL). Lets Wait and Watch!

As it is quite clear among the crick-enthusiasts that five teams will be starring in the debut event, scheduled to commence from 4 February. The venues finalized for this cricketing extravaganza are Dubai and Sharjah.

Players from 9 countries will be playing in the event and all teams have kicked off their preparation for PSL as it is now just days away from making it a dream come true for Pakistanis.

All the teams have been gearing up for the unit, from promotional strategy to sponsor, this is something teams have to keenly observe beside the fight in cricketing arena. The best out of all of them will be known shortly as the event will set off.

But we can’t under rate the popularity and fanbase of Peshawar Zalmi. The team owned by the CEO Haier Pakistan Javed Afridi has become household name, as the promotional activities of the Zalmis and Javed’s pivotal role in promoting cricket in Pakistan in last several years is not away from anyone’s eye.

Might be it won’t be the appropriate way to check the popularity of the PSL teams but it can be used as all the teams Social media team have been bringing up their full effort to gain support. Amid all others Peshawar Zalmi is the one with maximum support on social media and even serious reason for this can be the teams skipper Shahid Afridi, who is undoubtedly the biggest cricket gun of the country.

Facebook Likes of PSL Teams

Peshawar Zalmi: 671,751
Islamabad United: 620,953
Lahore Qalandars: 234,848
Karachi Kings: 299,779
Quetta Gladiators: 133,599

The Zalmis are on the top because of their promotional activities as the recent activity of Talent Hunt was one of the awesome initiative from the team management.

And the latest campaign has been launched on Facebook by the official Facebook Page of Peshawar Zalmi.

Peshawar Zalmi Songs & Videos Competition

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Peshawar Zalmi Official Facebook Page

Quetta Gladiators Squad, Team Fixtures, Logo and Official Song for PSL 2016

One of the five sides of PSL 2016, Quetta Gladiators is the balanced side studded with some superb T20 giants and several top paceguns. The side is led by the Pakistani premium wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmad and coached by former Pakistani cricketer Moin Khan. The team Gladiator is owned by Omar Associates, who have also their team presences in domestic cricket of Pakistan.

As we know that the 5 sides in the tournament were allotted names in regard of the capitals of four provinces and the one of the team was named after the name of Federal Capital.

Out of all these sides, Quetta is representing the Baluchistan province. According to the audience view, the side  is not as tough as others team of the compeetion but still some analysts think that they have some names, who can single-handedly change the phase of the game.

Official Logo of the Quetta Gladiators

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19-Men Squad of Quetta Gladiators

List of Local Players

  • Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain)
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Anwar Ali
  • Umar Gul
  • Zulfiqar Babar
  • Bilal Asif
  • Asad Shafiq
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Saad Nasim
  • Akbar ur Rehman
  • Bismillah Khan
  • Aizaz Cheema
  • Ramiz Raja Jnr

As mentioned above Sarfraz Ahmed who also have been captaining Omar Associates will be skipper of the side. His performance in World Cup 2015 was tremendous which made him popular among masses. The other local superstars in the side are Ahmed Shehzad and Anwar Ali. Amid all these talented stars, we can’t underrate Umar Gul, who have been out from the national side from past some time.

List of Foreign Players

  • Kevin Pietersen
  • Jason Holder
  • Luke Wright
  • Elton Chigumbura
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Kumar Sangakkara

A person who regularly follows the T20 cricket worldwide knows that what Kevin Pietersen and Luke Wright are able to do. So we can’t undermine team Quetta.

Quetta Gladiators Fixtures- PSL 2016

Dates Quetta Gladiators Fixtures Venues
Thu Feb 4 1st T20 Islamabad vs Quetta Dubai
Sat Feb 6 4th T20 Quetta vs Karachi Dubai
Sun Feb 7 7th T20 Quetta vs Peshawar Dubai
Mon Feb 8 8th T20 Lahore vs Quetta Dubai
Thu Feb 11 11th T20 Islamabad vs Quetta Sharjah
Sat Feb 13 14th T20 Quetta vs Karachi Sharjah
Sun Feb 14 17th T20 Quetta vs Peshawar Sharjah
Tue Feb 16 18th T20 Lahore vs Quetta Dubai

Quetta Gladiators Official Song- PSL 2016

PSL 2016: Peshawar Zalmi Squad, Team Fixtures, Logo and Official Song

The team Peshawar is immensely popular among masses, and undoubtedly the main reason behind it is Pakistan’s T20 skipper Shahid Khan Afridi, who’ll be captaining Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 2016.

Although, there are many other bigwigs T20 giants in the Peshawar side but what Afridi is to Pakistan, no one else can be. As before the PSL draft, all of the 5 teams of the event were keen to have Boom Boom in their side. This can further be expanded as Afridi was the first player to be opted at the draft ceremony held in the previous month.

Apart from the stable T20 squad of Zalmi’s, the other thing which makes them much dear among the audience is the support they are gaining internationally. Several recognized international celebrities, namely Aamir Khan (boxer) and Yuvraj Singh have extended their best wishes to the Peshawar side.

We all know that squads were kept well balanced as the players were placed into 5 groups and the opportunity was provided to each of the side to get the cricketers of their choice on their call.

Peshawar Zalmi is owned by the CEO of Haier Pakistan Javed Afridi, who is the cousin of star cricketer Shahid Afridi. Javed Afridi himself is tremendously famous for his substantial work for promoting cricket in Pakistan.

PSL is scheduled to be kick off from February 4 to February 24, as in the debut year of the event 5 teams are proposed, which will further be increased in the next editions.

As mentioned above the side will be led by all-rounder Shahid Afridi, on the other hand, Muhammad Akram, Grant Luden and Andy Flower are appointed as the Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Batting Coach respectively.

Following the restriction of inclusion of foreign players in the event, here are the foreigner cricketers included in the side:

Foreign Cricketers in Peshawar Zalmi

  • Darren Sammy
  • Chris Jordan
  • Jim Allenby
  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Dawid Malan
  • Brad Hodge

20-Men Squad of Peshawar Zalmi- PSL 2016

  • Shahid Afridi (Captain)
  • Darren Sammy
  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Wahab Riaz
  • Kamran Akmal
  • Brad Hodge
  • Mohammad Hafeez
  • Junaid Khan
  • Chris Jordan
  • Aamer Yamin
  • Imran Khan Jnr
  • Shahid Yousuf
  • David Malan
  • Abdur Rehman
  • Musadiq Ahmed Ali
  • Hasan Ali
  • Jim Allenby
  • Mohammad Asghar
  • Israrullah
  • Taj Wali

Official Logo of Peshawar Zalmi

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Official Song of Peshawar Zalmi

Fixtures of Peshawar Zalmi

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PSL 2016: Schedule, Team Logos & Coaching Staff updates!

The PSL looks no more a dream for the Pakistanis, with the venues selected, franchise auctioned and the very latest schedule of the event is also announced. That all assures that Pakistan will be going to have its first International cricketing League, which will be heading from February 2016.

Not only for Pakistanis, it is a good omen for every of the quality spectator of the game, and especially the T20 lovers are going restless as the first quarter of the year 2016 will be showing some fascinating Twenty20 event, namely MCL T20, ICC World T20 2016, IPL will be making everyone cric-enthusiasts.

Besides all the cricket leagues and events, PSL holds its own importance and the way some legend of crickets are supporting and extending wishes for the event, seems that the inaugural season will be a beyond super-hit.

Talking about the latest updates of this event, the logo of the PSL along with sponsors name was launched yesterday. And as the franchises were auctioned earlier, now they are finalizing of the coaching staff and logos launching of the franchisees are under way.

The official logo of HBL PSL

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Latest: Lahore Qalandars logo

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Peshawar Zalmi

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Coaching Staff of Peshawar Zalmi

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Team Karachi

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Team Islamabad

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Quetta Gladiators

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Schedule of HBL PSL

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PSL-Starting from February 4 to February 23

February 4 – Islamabad vs Quetta – Dubai

February 5 – Karachi vs Lahore, Peshawar vs Islamabad – Dubai

February 6 – Quetta vs Karachi, Lahore vs Peshawar – Dubai

February 7 – Islamabad vs Karachi, Quetta vs Peshawar – Dubai

February 8 – Lahore vs Quetta – Dubai

February 10 – Islamabad vs Lahore – Sharjah

February 11 – Karachi vs Peshawar, Islamabad vs Quetta – Sharjah

February 12 – Karachi vs Lahore, Peshawar vs Islamabad – Sharjah

February 13 – Quetta vs Karachi, Lahore vs Peshawar – Sharjah

February 14 – Islamabad vs Karachi, Quetta vs Peshawar – Sharjah

February 16 – Lahore vs Quetta – Dubai

February 17 – Karachi vs Peshawar, Islamabad vs Lahore – Dubai

February 19 – Playoff 1 [1st place vs 2nd place] – Dubai

February 20 – Playoff 2 [3rd place vs 4th place] – Dubai

February 21 – Playoff 3 [winner of playoff 2 vs loser of playoff 1] – Dubai

February 23 – Final [winner of playoff 1 vs winner of playoff 3]