Pakistan Super League is a domestic T20 tournament which runs between February and March every year. The professional T20 cricket league is commonly known as PSL in all over the world. PSL founded on 9th March September 2015, with its addition in February 2016. PSL 5 or PSL 2020 season scheduled to start from February 20, 2020, next year.
Pakistan super league consists of 6 teams independently operated by the investors instead of the cricket Pakistan cricket board. Initially, there were five participants and the tournament hosted by the United Arab Emirates. The upcoming Pakistan super league 2020 is the fifth edition of the competition. For the first time in the short history of PSL, the entire match scheduled in Pakistan.
The first four PSL seasons or entirely partially hosted by UAE and Sharjah. The inaugural edition of Pakistan super leagues such as Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore qalandars, Karachi Kings, and Quetta Gladiators. Islamabad United has won titles with the inaugural champion of PSL 1 in 2016. Peshawar Zalm and Quetta Gladiators have one title on their name.
Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Multan Sultans are yet to make their name on the Championship. Islamabad United have been the most successful team of the tournament in the short history of Pakistan super league.
The professional T20 cricket league played in a different format from any other Cricket League in the world. The tournament played with a double Round Robin format, which means each team to face opponent twice. Top 5 sides of the match to qualify for the knockout stage for the final round of the competition.
The winner of the game to gain two points at PSL Points Table. Tied game to be decided with Super Over. If super over tied – then following situations will determine the winner.
- Higher points or better run rate
- head to head meetings
- fewest defeats against opponents.
For the first time, the Pakistan cricket board introduced the DRS system decision review system, which was later adopted by the International Cricket Council.
PSL 2020 Schedule
Complete PSL 5 Fixture to announced soon, however, the opening match and final match of the tournament already decided. National Cricket Stadium Karachi to host the PSL opening ceremony along with the first game of the competition. According to PCB sources, PSL 2020 1st match to be contested between Gladiators and Islamabad United. Gaddafi Stadium Lahore to host PSL Final on March 20, 2020.
Pakistan Super League 2020 is the fifth season of HBL PSL 2019 2020. For the first time, all matches of the tournament scheduled in the country — Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan Cricket Stadiums to host this PSL 5 next year. The opening match of the competition scheduled on February 20, 2020, at the National Cricket Stadium.
For more exciting stuff – Visit PSL 2020 Schedule along with separate fixtures for each team and venues to host PSL 5 matches. Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan Cricket Stadium to host this season. Each venue details are covered.
PSL 2020 Venues
Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world, with a large number of cricket fans followed by India. Cricket is nothing less than a craze when amateurs are desperate to watch cricket and players at home. So cricket is back at home with four different International Cricket Stadiums to host this cricket season. PSL 2020 Venue details are essential for cricket fans to get information about schedule, tickets, and conditions
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore to host 13 matches of PSL 5 – The ground has a capacity of 27000 spectators. The Stadium has hosted the inaugural edition of PSL 2016 few games. Gaddafi Stadium Lahore has recorded all matches of PSL with house-full spectators and tickets sold out.
National Stadium Karachi to host nine matches of Pakistan Super League 2020 in the next cricket season. The Stadium has a capacity of 35000 spectators and all set to host the first match of 2020 PSL. The stadium is home ground to Karachi Kings and has hosted PSL 2018-19 few games. Karachi Cricket Stadium renovated and redeveloped and up to host the tournament next year.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium – The 3rd venue for PSL 5 – to host Pakistan Super League 2020. It is the first time for Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium to host a domestic T20 cricket tournament. The Stadium has a capacity of 28000 spectators with a total of five games for this cricket season.
Multan Cricket Stadium to host four games of PSL 2020 in the forthcoming cricket season. The stadium has a capacity of 35000 spectators and home ground to Multan Sultans, the 6th franchise of the tournament. It’s early to say that whether Multan Sultans will play their games at home ground for sure single but not more than that.
PSL 2020 Teams
Pakistan Super League – Six teams to contest PSL 5 season. Each unit is representing six big cities and regions of Pakistan. Karachi Kings represents Sindh, Lahore Qalandars – Punjab and Multan Sultans to South Punjab. Moreover, Peshawar Zalmi to represents KPK, Quetta Gladiators to Balochistan and Islamabad United to Capital city of Pakistan. PSL Teams are as given below.
- Lahore qalandars
- Karachi Kings
- Quetta Gladiators
- Multan Sultan
- Peshawar Zalmi
- Islamabad United
Lahore Qalandars is representing 2nd largest city of Pakistan, Lahore. In an overview, Qalandars have been unsuccessful as they fall behind every team at the bottom of the PSL Points Table. Rana Fawad is the owner of the franchise, who is the chairman of Qatar lubricant Company Limited QALCO. Lahore Qalandar is the second most expensive franchise of the Pakistan super league.
Sohail Akhtar is to lead Lahore Qalandars for the next season fo the tournament. The team has retained few players from the last PSL 2018 Qalandars squad. Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, and David Wiese joined the Qalandars squad for the upcoming Pakistan Cricket Season.
Peshawar Zalmi is the most resilient team in all seasons of the Pakistan super league so far. Darren Sammy to lead the Zalmi squad for the upcoming Pakistan Super League. The team won the single title of PSL 2017 by defeating Quetta Gladiators in a nail-biting contest.
Wahab Riaz is the leading Wicket taker for Zalmi and Kamran Akmal as the most runs scorer. Peshawar Zalmi owned by renowned businessman Javed Afridi and representing the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan. Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar, is the home ground to Peshawar Zalmi.
Karachi Kings is representing the largest city of Pakistan, Karachi. Imad Wasim to lead Kings Squad for next season of the tournament. The team owned by renowned Salman Iqbal, the owner of ARY Digital Group. Babar Azam is the leading run-scorer for Karachi kings and Mohammad Amir as the leading Wicket taker.
Recently Kings have acquired former Australian cricketer Dean Jones as the coach for Karachi Kings for PSL 2020. Wasim Akram is the president of Karachi Kings, as he appointed in the third edition of PSL. The team has never qualified for the final of PSL in the short history of the tournament.
Islamabad United is the most successful team of Pakistan Super League with two titles. The group became champion under the captaincy of Misbah Ul Haq and representing the capital city of Pakistan Islamabad. Rawalpindi cricket stadium is the home ground to Islamabad United. United won their first title of Pakistan super league in PSL 2017 by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in a close contest.
Shadab Khan the current captain of Islamabad United. New Zealand opening star batsman Luke Ronchi joined United Squad in PSL 2017 and played a vital role in winning the title for his team. Luke Ronchi is the leading run-scorer, and Mohammad Sami is the leading wicket-taker for Islamabad United.
Quetta Gladiators is representing the largest province of Pakistan, Balochistan. Gladiators are the most robust team of the tournament in the short history of PSL. The team has won the single title of the competition and became runner up twice as well. In the first two seasons of Pakistan, Super League Gladiators lost with a narrow margin from United and Zalim.
Bugti Stadium Quetta is the home ground to Quetta Gladiators. The team is led by farmer Skipper of Pakistan National Cricket team Sarfaraz Ahmed. Legendary Sir Viv Richards coaches gladiators. Shane Watson is the leading run-scorer and Mohammad Nawaz as a leading wicket-taker for Gladiators.
Multan Sultans is the 6th franchise of Pakistan Super League, which made its debut in the 3rd edition of the tournament. Sultans are representing South Punjab, and Multan Cricket Stadium is the home ground to Sultans. The team led by legendary Boom Boom Shahid Afridi for PSL.
Shoaib Malik has also led sultans in the first two seasons of PSL for Sultans. The franchise doesn’t have an impressive record for pretty better than Lahore Qalandars. Multan Sultans placed at number 5th position of Pakistan Super League Point Table in PSL 2018 and PSL 2019.
PSL 2020 Tickets
It’s too early to ask for PSL 2020 tickets – however, cricket fans from all cities of Pakistan are seeking for tickets. The fans were desperately waiting for “ cricket comes home” for a long, long time. Tickets information is essential for PSL fans to keep themselves updated with the availability and authorized agency.
The PSL T20 Tickets are going – being announced very soon for sale by Pakistan Cricket Board. It’s very much sure that cricket stadiums will remain full due during matches as authentic tickets sold as announced. There are plenty of ways to purchase tickets for HBL PSL five, such as online and offline.
Now the question arises in everybody’s mind – How to watch PSL Live? Cricket fans from Pakistan have an advantage of the National sports channel to air all matches of 2020 Pakistan Super League. The organizer of the tournament has announced the official media partners and broadcasters list who can broadcaster the supersport.
PTV Sports is an official media partner with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) who owns broadcasting rights for all cricket events in the country. Except for PTV Sports, Ten Sports, Sony TV, Willow TV, Geo Super Live, Fox Sports, and CricketGateway.com to broadcaster PSL matches.
PSL fans from Australia, New Zealand, or England can watch Pakistan Super League 2020 matches with Fox Sports, Channel 9, and BT Sports, respectively. Watch PSL matches in UAE, Middle East, Africa, Canada, Europe, and any part of the world. Check out the PSL Broadcasters List here.
PSL 2020 Points Table
Peshawar Zalmi has dominated the PSL Points Table throughout all seasons of the tournament. Zalmi’s have been on the first position except for PSL 2018 with the third position. Quetta Gladiators have the same results likewise Peshawar Zalmi. Gladiators have been on the second position of the PSL points table accept for PSL 2018 with 4th position.
Islamabad United was on the third position in the first and most recent season of the tournament. United dominated the PSL standing table in the 3rd and 4th season of the competition. Karachi Kings a little bit improved in the 3rd season, but not really. For more details visit – PSL Results
Lahore qalandars have been extremely unlucky being the very last position of the points table in All Four Seasons. Multan Sultan, the debutant of PSL 2018 At the fifth position of the PSL points table in seasons of the tournament.
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With the popularity of the Pakistan Super League, all franchises of PSL turned into a brand. Every PSL team have appointed a popular figure from the showbiz industry as their brand ambassador for the cricket season. For the upcoming PSL 2020, all franchises have appointed their brand ambassador for the popularity of their franchise.
- Shaan Shahid – Lahore Qalandars.
- Momin Sheikh – Multan Sultans.
- Gul Panra and Mahira Khan – Peshawar Zalmi
- Fawad Khan and Momina Mustahsen – Fawad Khan.
- Mehmood Ahmed and Maya Ali – Quetta Gladiators.
- Hamayun Saeed, Fahad Mustafa and Shahzad Roy – Karachi Kings
PSL Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony of Pakistan Super League 2020 – to be held at National Cricket Stadium Karachi before the opening match of the season. National and international Stars from the showbiz industry will perform at this big stage. Pakistani singer Sahir Ali Bagga, Aima Baig, and Fawad Khan to play in the opening ceremony of PSL 5.
In the opening PSL ceremony, 2020 – Sports Minister of Pakistan and the IT Minister will be a chief guest along with franchise owners. There are likely chances that are opening match of PSL 2020 scheduled between Lahore qalandars and Islamabad United.
Before the launching ceremony of the Twenty20 Pakistan Super League, the National Anthem will air with a standing ovation. Keep yourself up to date with the official source of information PSL T20 and get notified by all necessary information and updates.