Asia Cup T20 2016 Schedule & Live Streaming

It’s not just a cricketing season, specifically it is a T20 cricket season, which is making people go crazy all over. Apart from mega T20 events like PSL, BBL, MCL, here is coming more your way and it is something you will be liking more. Yeah, I am talking about Asia T20 Cup and later the ICC World T20, both these events are highly anticipated.

Pakistanis are super excited as after playing PSL their stars are in full swing  to win both these T20 mega events. Although, at the same time it should be well known that Pakistan is not the hot favorite of winning any of the title out of it.

Asia Cup, which has just started, is one of the most prestigious cricketing event for the cricket playing Asian countries. This is the very first time when Asia Cup is being played as a T20 event, although this move looks a visible preparation for the Asian resident teams for the mega event ICC World T20, which is all set to go live from March 8.

Asia Cup T20 2016 Schedule

February 24: Match 1: Bangladesh vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

February 25: Match 2: Sri Lanka vs UAE at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

February 26: Match 3: Bangladesh vs UAE at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

February 27: Match 4: India vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

February 28: Match 5 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

February 29: Match 6 – Pakistan vs UAE at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

March 1: Match 7 – India vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

March 2: Match 8 – Bangladesh vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

March 3: Match 9 – India vs UAE at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

March 4: Match 10 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

March 6: FINAL – TBA vs TBA at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Asia Cup 2016 T20 TIMING: All matches will be telecasted at 19:00 IST

Asia Cup 2016 Live Streaming:  Ten Sports 

Pakistan’s Squad for Asia Cup 2016:

  1. Shahid Afridi (Captain)
  2. Mohammad Hafeez
  3. Anwar Ali
  4. Iftikhar Ahmed
  5. Khurram Manzoor
  6. Wahab Riaz
  7. Shoaib Malik
  8. Mohammad Irfan
  9. Mohammad Amir
  10. Imad Wasim
  11. Mohammad Nawaz
  12. Sarfraz Ahmed
  13. Umar Akmal
  14. Mohammad Sami
  15. Sharjeel Khan

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

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

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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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

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.

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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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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

Karachi Kings Squad, Team Fixtures, Logo and Official Song for PSL 2016

One of the largest city worldwide, so why not their PSL team?

The PSL 2016 is still a month away but the sensation creating around is marvelous. As Pakistanis have not experienced anything at such huge level but they way they are responding unveils their patriotism spirit and love for the game of cricket.

The other thing, which tells that it is not merely a cricketing game is that the social moves around and support from all around the globe tells that this is the passion of people, which is even increasing by every passing day. Different celberties have also jumped in to support their teams.

And at the current scenario, it won’t be wrong as mostly the entertainment industry has extended their support for Karachi Kings. ARY Group acquired Karachi Kings have the support of some superb superstars like actor Fahad Mustafa, singer Ali Azmat, singer Ali Haider, anchor Waseem Badami and many others.

Even outside the ground, there is a strong competition among the contenders of PSL 2016 to get in huge support and each and every of the team is doing it vigorously by introducing fascinating anthems, slogans and organizing different events.

Karachi Kings

This side which consists up of some handy pacers, young talent and several T20 giants is said to be most probably be named as the winner of this tournament. The team will be led by Shoaib Malik and includes big wigs like Lendi Simmons, Tillkaratne Dilshan, and Shakib Al Hasan. And when it is about the pace attack, they have speed guns like Mohammad Amir and Sohail Tanvir.

On 8th January, the ‘Launch Concert’ of the Karachi Kings was held at National Stadium Karachi. The stadium was all filled up with the crowd not even leaving an inch of space. The event also had Top Army and Government Officials.

Karachi Kings Logo

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Karachi Kings Squad

  1. Shoaib Malik (Capt)
  2. Shakib Al Hasan
  3. Sohail Tanvir
  4. Imad Wasim
  5. Ravi Bopara
  6. Lendi Simmons
  7. Mohammad Amir
  8. Bilawal Bhatti
  9. James Vince
  10. Iftikhar Ahmed
  11. Nauman Anwar
  12. Mushafiqur Rahim
  13. Usama Mir
  14. Sohail Khan
  15. Mir Hamza
  16. Saifullah Bangash

Karachi Kings Fixtures

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Karachi Kings Official Song

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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Karachi Kings Launch Concert: Live Streaming & Event Timing

Every passing day is making Pakistan cricket fans crazier, as PSL seems no more a dream. The cric extravaganza is scheduled to take off from February 4 in UAE. The best outcome which can be observed with the arrival of Pakistan’s very first international cricket leuage is that the deprieved people of Pakistan who has suffered a lot from terrorism finally have similes on their faces. And no doubt that it all was possible with the remarkable efforts Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Apart from the cricketing formulating body of Pakistan, a big round of applause for the people who trusted and invested in the debut season the cricket league.

Beside all this, the team buyers have been tremendously promoting their sides. And for this purpose they have been well using social media, TV channels, and superstars to arouse the cricketing spirit in each and every soul. Following it, they have been organizing some eye-opening world class inaugural events, which were truly a treat for the every cricketing lover out in the country.

The official anthem, logos, Kits, ambasoards announcement has been making the audiences restless, who in return are whole heartedly supporting their teams.

In the bid to gain public support and spread sprinkles all around, ARY group held Karachi Kings have also arranged their launching concert for the PSL 2016, which will be going live at National Stadium on 8th January 2016 (today).

The star studded event seems to be a way bigger than the previous held inaugural ceremonies of the other PSL sides.

Different stars, actors, singer have also been seeing on social media vocing in support for the Karachi Kings.

As in preious months, the team squads were finalized, many of the analysts were of the opinion  that Shoaib Malik led Karachi Kings is the hot favorite of  holding the first PSL winners trophy.

Karachi is the 6 sixth largest city worldwide and how can the celebrations for its team be little. The launch concert is a public event and with its poularity among Karachittes, it seem that thousands of people will flee out in National Stadium Karachi to meet and support their favorite cricketers, singers and stars.

The launching event is not just about a cricketing team launch as it will be having celebraites from the different ways of life and last but not the least the mega concert studed with over dozen of known singer will even make it more superb.

The launch concert is set to begin at 7:30 PM today at National Stadium Karachi and till now the people have started heading towards the venue, still 1 hour to go!

For Live streaming of the Karachi Kings event: Karachi Kings Launch Concert

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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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]

PSL 2016 Players List: Afridi, Gayle, Watson placed in Platinum category

Pakistan Super League is scheduled to be held in February next year, and with every passing day cric-enthusiasts are going crazy to eye on the every latest update in the matter.

And up the latest, finally the list of players playing in this cricket extravaganza is unveiled. The players going are categorized in the groups:

  • Platinum Players
  • Diamond Players
  • Gold Players
  • Silver Players
  • Emerging Players

As PSL official have told total of 308 top local and foreign cricketers will be shinning at the event. These players are placed in the groups and will be placed in the teams after PSL Draft, which is scheduled to be held on 21-22 December, 2015.

Complete Preview of Pakistan Super League

The first edition of the Pakistan Super League will be commencing from February 4-23, 2016. The venue decided for the event is Dubai and Sharjah as it can’t be played in Pakistan due to security concerns.

Total Players: 308 (local+ foreign cricketers)

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  • Pakistani Players: 137
  • Foreign Players:171

These cricketers are placed in 5 groups as mentioned earlier, the top T20 guns are placed in the Platinum category.

Total of 27 players have secured the places in the Platinum category, out of these 9 Pakistan hunks are also in the group.

Platinum Category:

  1. Chris Gayle
  2. Kevin Pietersen
  3. Shane Watson
  4. Shoaib Malik
  5. Shahid Afridi
  6. Dwayne Bravo
  7. Darren Sammy
  8. Andre Russel
  9. Dwayne Smith
  10. TM Dilshan
  11. Lasith Malinga
  12. Kumar Sangakkara
  13. Mahla Jayawardane
  14. Angelo Matthews
  15. Brad Haddin
  16. Jimmy Anderson
  17. Ian Bell
  18. Mohammad Hafeez
  19. Misbahul Haq
  20. Younis Khan
  21. Wahab Riaz
  22. Mohammad Irfan
  23. Sohail Tanvir
  24. Sarfraz Ahmed
  25. Marlon Samules
  26. Brett Lee
  27. Shakib Al Hasan

To watch the full list of players placed in other groups: PSL Player List by PCB

Pakistan Super League teams and squads

With some strong signs and indications, it seems that finally we are going to have our own Cricket international league, named Habib Bank Limited Pakistan Super League (PSL), which was previously to be named Pakistan Super League have now got in signing with the makers of the event and for three years HBL will be the title sponsor of PSL.

Ok now we can name it as HBLPSL, the strongest indication for the event to be held  from February 4-24 next year is that the bidding of 5 teams were conducted today, and successfully 5 of the teams were sold for 10 years of duration.

According to the sources, several stakeholders applied to get in for the bidding processes of PSL, out of them 7 were shortlisted and today 5 of the known companies have bought the teams in sports extravaganza, which was earlier postponed several times.

Here is the franchise announcement by PSL:

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The PSL is to be staged in Dubai and Sharjah and people are going crazy to watch the action of teaming up their national stars with some International T20 hunks.

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PSL from its official Twitter comes up with each and every update to avoid any cooked up story regarding the event.

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They also told that no final list of Pakistani players or foreign player is till finalized, and also asked to disregard all such rumors circulating.

The players playing in this event will be paid in accordance to this structure:

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The question which has been in every crick-enthusiast mind is that, which stars will be showing off their talent in the event.Unofficially, it can be said that some Gurus of T20 across the wold will be lighting up the tournament, namely, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Dawyne Bravo and others will be lighting the tournament with their their blistering performances.

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Picture of Pakistan Super League Press Conference

Pakistan Super League (PSL) official ceremony: Darkness gone as stars shine

Isolated Pakistani cricket is going to enter the new era and this would be all about successes and efforts of cricket-loving Nation. The country who had faced drought of International cricket from a longtime got their home series this series in Pakistan, Zimbabwe’s tour to Pakistan as a ‘single drop of rain’ and here we have a lot with us.

Pakistan will be having it’s own cricket league, which will surely be leaving behind all other the competitor leagues. There are so many names behind it, who did a lot to make it possible and provided an opportunity for Pakistanis to celebrate their un-official national game.

As it was scheduled, PSL official event was held yesterday and as the had PCB mentioned earlier that this event will be uniting entertainers of Pakistan from different fields. And now we can say it, they did it or they did it even more than our expectations.

The official event of PSL took place at Lahore Expo and was a step ahead than of other entertainment events in the country. Having ensemble stars mashed up with national stars; it will gonna be the most anticipated event.

Many of the leading stars and cricketers and former cricketers were invited on the occasion and their presence made it more cheerfull for the event organizers. Official logo and anthem for the event was announced, Pakistani superstar Ali Zafar  showing his music-sense to get the possible anthem for the upcoming sports gala.

Official logo of PSL:

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The official logo shows a left-arm-pacer and it lauds ‘Ab khel k dikha’. Pakistani soil is quite blessed in means of producing leftie pacers and have produced some brilliant so far. And many are own their way to rule the world.

Ali Zafar along with female Pakistani cricketers
Ali Zafar along with female Pakistani cricketers
Stage occupied with some brilliant 'Pakistanis'
Stage occupied with some brilliant ‘Pakistanis’
Ali Azmat and Ahmed Shehzad having fun
Ali Azmat and Ahmed Shehzad having fun

The sports-party is all set to began from February next year and will be comprising of 24 matches, although several decisions are under way but sources claim that event will be held in Sharjah and Dubai. Here’s another news about 5 teams will be participating in the debutant event but in further editions it will be increased.

Beware: So much of leftie pace-guns
Beware: So much of leftie pace-guns
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Afridi’s Rock-in
Selfie: Shoiab Malik, Umar Akmal, Cybil and Nadia Hussain
Selfie: Shoiab Malik, Umar Akmal, Cybil and Nadia Hussain
Young-guns: Imad Wasim and Babar Azam
Young-guns: Imad Wasim and Babar Azam
Handsomeness overloaded
Handsomeness overloaded

Stay tuned for more updates, till that cheers for PSL!

Ahmed Shehzad’s wedding and PSL official ceremony pictures

In an event held on 19/09/15, the star batsman Ahmed Shehzad has geared up his status from bachelor to married. A good news for the young star and we wish him very best of luck for his new innings. All the very best ‘Selfie King’!

No doubt another handsome bachelor and heartthrob has left his female stars heartbroken on the occasion. Many of them termed Sana Murad as the most successful woman, as she has got the most famous bachelor of Pakistani team.

The trend ‘#AhmadKeShadi’ and  ‘AhmadWedsSana” had been top on Twitter during his marriage days.

His bestie Afridi was along with him on the marriage occasion and their bromance was highly appreciated by the cricket-lovers. Both the stars were quite happy on the event although Shehzad got tempered high due to certain reasons.

Ahmed Shehzad has been entertaining his fans in-side the ground and also off the ground. Shehzad aka Selfie King has also been socially active and presenting his views via his FB and Twitter accounts.

Shahzad also holds close relationship with Caribbean cricketer Chris Gayle and both are often seen exchanging words for each other.

Ahmed Shehzad Wedding ceremony pictures:

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Ahmed Shehzad’s house decorated on the event:

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Ahmed Shehzad at the official launch of PSL:

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Is Ahmed Shehzad the hottest cricketer in Pakistan team?

Recently, in launching ceremony of PSL, famous Pakistani model Nadia Hussain was asked a question about the hottest cricketer in Pakistan, the gorgeous lady clearly named Ahmed Shehzad and Shahid Afridi.

Ahmed Shehzad’s cricketing Career

Shehzad who is quite famous for his aggressive style became the part of Pakistani team back in  April 2009, he played ODI’s against Australia and further participated in T20 matches, as he seems to be ideal for the short cricket.

It’s pertinent to mention Shehzad is the youngest cricketer among Top 15 Pakistani players with most number of centuries in ODI. He has scored 6 centuries so far in his career and has lot more potential to move on.

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Pakistan Super League: Mashup of Cricket and Entertainment

After a long chaos, here is the big blow for the cricket-manic nation. In  a recent view, it seems that Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to gear the Pakistan Super League as marking February for its inauguration in Doha, Qatar.

PSL will be the first one of its kind, as it will have International cricketers from across the world, Pakistani players and will have showbiz ‘tarka’ along with it, PCB vows.

The mega event is scheduled to lighten up from February 4 2016 till February 24 2016; PCB placing their best efforts is in-talks with planners to make it better. As per 2016, it is scheduled that 5 sides will be playing 23 matches in the battle to win the title.

Official Launch of PSL
Official Launch of PSL

The unofficial teams list is as below:

  1. Karachi Super Stars
  2. Lahore Warriors
  3. Faisalabad Rangers
  4. Federal Vipers
  5. Sialkot Smashers

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According the latest update, 50 of the foreigner player have agreed to participate in the event. Many of the leading cricketers of world cricket have also shown their possibility for the event.

Karachi team: Sunil Narine, Lasith Malinga, Sanath Jayasuriya and Owais Shah
Lahore team: Chris Gayle and Imran Tahir
Faisalabad team: Marlon Sammuels and Brad Hodge
Federal team: Hashim Amla, Brad Hogg and Scott Styris
Sialkot team: Andrew Symonds

The players in PSL, will be divided into five categories as far to consider their incentives. As concerned about the reward money, it will up to $1 million collectively.

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Stars and celebrities will be ‘icing on the cake’

PCB vows to make it a perfect blend, not just a sporting event making it a complete entertainment. As top most celebrities from the worlds of music, fashion and films will be taking off as the ambassadors of each of the five teams of the tournament. That’s a great initiative and that will make us see the collaboration of  stars from two different fields.

Previously, we have seen this in Indian Premier League, as the Bollywood celebrities hangout with cricketers, cheers for them and shows respect to them.