The fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will begin in Dubai on Thursday, February 14 when defending champions Islamabad United take on Lahore Qalandars.
Six teams will battle it out in the upcoming edition of the franchise-based Twenty20 league run by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The arrival of South Africa star Ab de Villiers, who had retired from international cricket, has added a lot more interest to the league, which is growing in popularity.
AB de Villiers will be turning out for Lahore Qalandars, who will be led by Mohammed Hafeez. in the upcoming edition. Meanwhile, Darren Sammy (Peshawar Zalmi) and Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United) are the only two overseas captains in the league.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed will be hoping to lead Quetta Gladiators to PSL glory and head to the World Cup with confidence.
Each team will play 10 matches in a double-legged round robin group-stage format. Teams finishing in the top four will qualify for the playoffs, which will be held in Lahore and Karachi.
The league will be played between February 14 and March 17. The playoffs in Pakistan will kickstart from March 12.
PSL 2019: Full schedule (Time in IST)
Thursday, February 14
- Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars in Dubai @ 11:15 PM
Friday, February 15
- Karachi Kings v Multan Sultan in Dubai @ 5 PM
- Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators in Dubai @ 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 16
- Islamabad United v Multan Sultans in Dubai @ 5 PM
- Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings in Dubai @ 9:30 PM
Sunday, February 17
- Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators in Dubai @ 5 PM
- Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars in Dubai @ 9:30 PM
Wednesday, February 20
- Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators in Sharjah @ 5 PM
Thursday, February 21
- Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings in Sharjah @ 9:30 PM
Friday, February 22
- Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans in Sharjah @ 5 PM
- Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi in Sharjah @ 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 23
- Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah @ 5 PM
- Islamabad United v Karachi Kings in Sharjah @ 9:30 PM
Sunday, February 24
- Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalm in Sharjah @ 5 PM
- Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings in Sharjah @ 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 26
- Islamabad United v Multan Sultans in Dubai @ 9:30 PM
Wednesday, February 27
- Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators in Dubai @ 5 PM
- Karachi Kings v Islamabad United in Dubai @ 9:30 PM
Thursday, February 28
- Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai @ 5 PM
- Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars in Dubai @ 9:30 PM
Friday, March 1
- Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United in Dubai @ 5 PM
- Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators in Dubai @ 5 PM
Friday, March 4
- Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi in Abu Dhabi @ 5 PM
- Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans in Abu Dhabi @ 9:30 PM
Tuesday, March 5
- Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi in Abu Dhabi @ 5 PM
- Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United in Abu Dhabi @ 9:30 PM
Thursday, March 7
- Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi in Karachi @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 9
- Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United in Lahore @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 10
- Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators in Karachi @ 2:30 PM
- Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans in Lahore @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 12
- Eliminator 1 in Lahore @ 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13
- Qualifier in Karachi @ 7:30 PM
Friday, March 15
- Eliminator 2 in Karachi @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 17
- Final in Karachi @ 7:30 PM
PSL 2019: Full squads
Mohammad Sami (C), Sahibzada Farhan, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Ian Bell, Philip Salt, Cameron Delport, Samit Patel, Muhammad Musa, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Rizwan Hussain, Nasir Nawaz, Luke Ronchi.
Imad Wasim (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Usman Khan, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamir Yamin, Jaahid Ali, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone.
Shoaib Malik (C), Shan Masood, Umar Siddiq, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Shahid Afridi, Joe Denly, Nicholas Pooran, Qais Ahmed, Shakeel Ansar, Laurie Evans, Numan Ali, Dan Christian, Tome Moores, Ali Shafiq, Muhammad Ilyas, Andre Russell.
Mohammad Hafeez (C), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, AB de Villiers, Yasir Shah, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Rahat Ali, Agha Salman, Hassan Khan, Anton Devcich, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood, Brendan Taylor, Gohar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Haris Rauf, David Wiese, Hardus Viljoen.
Darren Sammy (C), Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sameen Gul, Khalid Usman, Umaid Asif, Liam Dawson, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Sohaib Maqsood, Wayne Madsen, Nabi Gul, Jamal Anwar, Chris Jordan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Samiullah, Waqar Salamkheil.
Sarfraz Ahmed (C), Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Azam Khan, Saud Shakeel, Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanvir, Dwayne Bravo, Fawad Ahmed, Jalat Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Mudassar, Naseem Shah, Harry Gurney.