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  1. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    The 6th team has suddenly become a major player
     
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    Winners and losers of PSL 2018 draft

    Teams finalise their roster in the draft process on Tuesday


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    Fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is less than four months away and the excitement is on the rise, which is why the drafting process for the tournament took place in Islamabad on Tuesday where team’s finalized their player’s roster.

    While some teams looked to strengthen their foreign players lot, whereas others looked to strengthen their domestic players base.
    We at Cricket Pakistan closely monitored the development which took place in the country’s capital and identified the winners and losers of the PSL draft 2018.

    Winners

    Lahore Qalandars


    Lahore Qalandars is the team which is famous for all the wrong reasons. From finishing last in each of the previous three seasons to the news of unrest in the dressing room, there was constant negativity associated with the team. But this time around, Qalandars have assembled a very all-round squad – at least on the paper. The team was described by mentor Shoaib Akhtar as ‘one dimensional’ in the last three seasons has made a series of important purchases – the most prominent of which came in the form of former South Africa captian AB de Villiers.

    However, the real difference maker might well be the purchases of all-rounders Mohammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail, which strengthen Qalandars batting department significantly as both has the ability to play the role of a sheet anchor and can accelerate when needed. The team looks a bit thin on the bowling front, but in the presence of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Yasir Shah and Sandeep Lamichhane, there should be enough fire power in their ranks to challenge any batting lineup in the competition.

    Quetta Gladiators

    Quetta Gladiators is perhaps the most loved team in PSL as they’ve proved on more than one occasions that they are the true underdogs in the competition. The team which finished runners up in the first two editions made impressive purchases in the draft process and looked a much balanced outfit for the coming edition.

    The departure of star middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen has left a big void, but the arrival of West Indies duo Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Pakistan-born Australia leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed will lift the batting and bowling department all together, somewhere the team was lacking in the previous seasons. Another player to watch out is left-handed middle-order batsman Saud Shakeel, who is an outstanding talent and can prove to be an important inclusion.

    Loser

    Karachi Kings


    Karachi Kings is perhaps the most underachieved franchise in the tournament. The team which always looked the best on paper are yet to reach to the final of the tournament.

    This time around, Kings have lost the star power of Shahid Afridi but did not make a big name signing to replace him. By the look of the squad, there is a genuine feel that Babar Azam will be under immense pressure to contribute with the bat and other teams will know that his wicket will be a game changer. Having tried and tested players like Iftikhar Ahmed and Awais Zia in the squad does not add any value on the face which means the team’s bench strength isn’t that great either.

    Overall, Kings squad does not give a good feel factor from the outlook, but that might just go in their favour as they will not start the tournament as firm favourite.
     
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    Teams are more competitive then before ....

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    6TH Team has 3 Captains
    • Shoaib Malik (Ex Pakistan Captain)
    • Steve Smith (Recent Australian Captain)
    • Shahid Afridi (Ex Pakistan Captain)

    Peshawar have Two Wise Tactical Minds
    • Misbah Ul Haq
    • Darren Sammy

    Lahore Qalanders are the Most Improved Team 100%
    • AB De Villers 10/10
    • Mohammad Hafeez
    • Haris Sohail
    • Fakhar Zaman
    • Yasir Shah
    • Shaheen Afridi

    Karachi Kings Look a bit awkward
    • On paper look weak on batting front too much dependency on Baber Azam

    Islamabad
    • Luke Ronchi gets the Captain Band
    • Shabzada Farhan + Shadab Khan , Young pair
    • Experience of Sami / Cameron Delport


    Karachi Kings should have bagged in talented Opener
    Suprised at his omission
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    Hafeez to captain Lahore Qalandars in PSL 4

    December 09, 2018


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    Mohammad Hafeez has been chosen as the captain for the Lahore Qalandars in the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League. ─ Photo courtesy PSL Twitter

    Veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez will be leading the Lahore Qalandars in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League.

    An announcement in this regard was made via Twitter on Sunday.


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    Presenting the new Captain Qalandar @MHafeez22! Wish you the very best for the upcoming #HBLPSL 2019. [​IMG]#KhelDeewanoKa


    Hafeez thanked Qalandars owner Rana Fawad and the team's management, adding that he was hopeful that together they would get the desired results this season.

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    Thank u Rana brothers & @lahoreqalandars management to give me an honour to lead their side in #PSL2019 , In shaa Allah we all together wil get the desire results this season ,

    The fourth edition of PSL is expected to kick off in February 2019.
     
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    what is the updates about Multan Sultan anyone buy this or PCB retain Multan Sultan
     
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    PSL 4 schedule released, eight matches to be played in Pakistan



    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has released the schedule for fourth edition of Pakistan Super League to be played from 14th Feb to 17th March.

    The league will be played at five venues across the UAE and Pakistan.

    Thirty-four (34) matches will be played and for the first time in the short history of this highly successful tournament, Lahore and Karachi will share eight matches between them at the backend of the 32-day event.

    Karachi National Stadium will host the first of their five matches on March 7, 2019 when Karachi Kings will take on Peshawar Zalmi under lights. The other four matches will be: Karachi Kings versus Quetta Gladiators on March 10, 2019, Qualifier 1 versus Qualifier 2 on March 13, 2019, Eliminator 2 on March 15, 2019 and the final on March 17, 2019.

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    The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will be the venue of three matches, namely: Lahore Qalandars versus Islamabad United on March 9, 2019, Lahore Qalandars versus the Sixth team on March 10, 2019 and Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) on March 12, 2019. All the three matches will be played under floodlights.

    In addition to the Gaddafi Stadium and National Stadium, 14 matches will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, four matches will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and eight matches will be staged at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

    According to the event format, each side will play the other twice with the top-four after 30 event matches advancing to the play-offs. In the March 13, 2019 Qualifier, the table-toppers will play the second-placed side with the winner progressing to the final. The losing side will get a second chance to qualify for the final when, in the March 15, 2019 Eliminator 2, they will play the winner of March 12, 2019 Eliminator 1, which will be between the third and fourth-placed sides.

    “The PCB is delighted to announce the schedule of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019, which marks two months to go to one of the PCB’s marquee events which continues to grow in reputation and stature.

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    “The PCB is committed to working harder to make the HBL PSL an even bigger and better tournament, with the focus being to provide top notch playing facilities to the players, increase the fan base and provide the followers complete entertainment, and ensure all interests of our key stakeholders are adequately and professionally taken care of.

    “The PCB believes the HBL PSL is a gateway to resumption of international cricket in Pakistan. By successfully staging eight matches in Lahore and Karachi with the support of the local authorities, the PCB is optimistic that it will once again prove to the world that Pakistan is as safe and secure a place as any other part of the world to play international cricket.

    “The PCB would like to thank its esteemed commercial partners, including title sponsors HBL, for their continued support and patronage. Without the involvement and commitment of the sponsors, no event can be organised successfully. The PCB is confident that the strong and successful HBL PSL brand will also help the PCB’s commercial partners to secure maximum exposure and coverage both within and outside Pakistan.”

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    In only in its fourth year, the HBL Pakistan Super League has grown into one of the biggest and most competitive tournaments, evident from the fact that the world’s leading and most attractive cricketers continue to make themselves available for this competition.

    South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe, who will wear Lahore Qalandars’ kits, and Steve Smith of Australia, who will represent the sixth team, are three of the 19 players expected to make their PSL debuts in 2019.

    The others 16 are: Fawad Ahmed, Qais Ahmed, Corey Anderson, Ian Bell, Dan Christian, Ben Dunk, Laurie Evans, Harry Gurney, Liam Livingstone, Wayne Madsen, Tom Moores, Sandeep Lamichanne, Wayne Parnell, Sikander Raza, Waqar Salamkheil and Phil Salt.

    The players have also expressed their enthusiasm and interest in the start of the HBL PSL 2019.

    Foreign players to feature in HBL PSL 2019 are:

    Afghanistan – Zahir Khan, Qais Ahmad, Waqar Salamkheil

    Australia – Fawad Ahmed, Dan Christian, Ben Dunk, Steve Smith, Aaron Summers, Shane Watson

    England – Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Laurie Evans, Harry Gurney, Chris Jordon, Liam Livingstone, Wayne Madsen, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores, Samit Patel

    New Zealand – Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi

    Nepal – Sandeep Lamichhane

    South Africa – AB de Villiers, Colin Ingram, Cameron Delport, Wayne Parnell, Rilee Rossouw

    Wales – Phil Salt

    West Indies – Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy

    Zimbabwe – Sikandar Raza and Brendan Taylor
     
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    Ali Tareen wins bid for sixth PSL team

    LAHORE: Ali Tareen Khan, son of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tahreen, has won the bid for the sixth franchise of Pakistan Super League (PSL).


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    Breaking: The Multan Consortium led by Ali Tareen has won the franchise rights for the sixth team, by exceeding the reserve price.#HBLPSL


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    Ali Tareen, a young politician from Lodhran was keen to buy the PSL’s franchise Multan Sultans.

    The Multan Consortium led by Ali Tareen has won the franchise rights for the sixth team, by exceeding the reserve price, the Pakistan Cricket Board said.

    The reserve price set by the PCB was $5.21 million per annum for a period of seven years. This reserve price has been exceeded by the bid winners, the statement added.

    On Dec 19, the younger Tareen took to Twitter to announce that the bid for the sixth franchise has been submitted.

    Tareen went on to say, “I have made full efforts to retain the team in South Punjab.”

    Last month, he had confirmed to media that he was interested in buying the franchise, which was previously known as Multan Sultans.

    “I want to buy the team for the fourth edition of PSL and for this reason I have had two to three meetings with Pakistan Cricket Board officials in Lahore”. He further said, “I have completed the initial work for a tender for PSL 4”.

    The PCB had terminated, on November 10, the franchise agreement with Schon Properties for granting franchise rights of Multan Sultans after they failed to meet its financial obligations. Then, all rights of the team were reverted back to the PCB.
     
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    ISLAMABAD: Multan team owner Ali Tareen said that he would bring South Punjab cricket back to its former glory through his Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise.

    Speaking to media persons, the young politician from Lodhran said that his aim was to develop local players, grounds and leagues in South Punjab.

    “Inshahullah we will foster the local talent in Punjab’s southern region,” he said.

    He also tweeted: “Glad to announce that the PSL will once again have a team from South Punjab! IA we will develop local players, grounds & leagues across the region. And bring South Punjab cricket back to its former glory!”

    In another tweet, Tareen said that he would keep the name of Multan for the sixth PSL franchise.

    “We will keep the name of Multan. But we can change 'Sultans'. We want a name that represents #South Punjab & captures it's spirit. Please send in your suggestions. The person whose suggestion we accept will be invited to watch a match with us and will get a big jhappi (optional).”
     
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    We should have 2 PSL every year.
     
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    Should have had 2 games per team in Pakistan total of 12 games in Pakistan
    Houseful stadium feeling is just different

    Looking forward to see

    Australian Ex Skipper , in PSL a great addition to the Tournament
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    And AB De Villiers (South African Captain)
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    Missing some English player

    • Ben Stokes
    • Stuart
    • Ian Morgan

    Surprised at Omission of Srilankan players


    But Leader Darren Sammy will be there

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    Local Legends Afridi is back from knee injury recovery and Misbah is still the fittest Pakistani player give the League some anticipation about what these two can bring to the Games

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    Missing out from Local Players (Should have been there in mix)
    Azhar Ali
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    Who’s singing new PSL song this year?

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released the new song of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 here on Monday.

    "It is not just a song, it is an anthem and it takes a lot of effort to make one that the fans love and adore. Meet the team behind HBL PSL 2019 anthem Khel Deewano Ka & while you're at it, can you... can you make a guess who is singing it this year?

    It's coming soon..."

    This time the song of the tournament - PSL 2019 - will be sung not by Atif Aslam or Ali Zafar . It will be sung by a different singer. Who's he, can you guess it?

    Karachi kings new song 2019 / PSL 4 / PSL 2019

     
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