2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 4 or for sponsorship reasons HBL PSL 2019) was the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. The tournament took place from 14 February to 17 March 2019.[1]

In the championship game, Quetta Gladiators defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 8 wickets in Karachi to win the title for the first time. Mohammad Hasnain of Quetta was named the Man of the Match of the Final. Shane Watson, also of Quetta, was awarded the Player of the Tournament award and the leading run scorer award with a total of 435 runs in the tournament. Hasan Ali of Peshawar was awarded the leading wicket taker award with a total of 25 wickets.

Pakistan Super League 2019
PSL
Dates14 February–17 March 2019
Administrator(s)Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Double round robin and playoffs
Host(s) United Arab Emirates
 Pakistan
ChampionsQuetta Gladiators (1st title)
Runners-upPeshawar Zalmi
Participants6
Matches played34
Player of the seriesAustralia Shane Watson (QG) (430 runs)
Most runsAustralia Shane Watson (QG) (430)
Most wicketsPakistan Hasan Ali (PZ) (25)
Official websitepsl-t20.com

Background

On 10 November 2018, PCB terminated franchise agreements with the owner of Multan Sultans, Schön Properties.[2] Ali Khan Tareen is the new owner of the team.[3][4] On 14 November, PCB announced that HBL Pakistan has renewed its partnership with PSL for 3 more years till 2021.[5] On 21 December, Blitz Advertising won the broadcasting rights for 3 years on a bid of US$36 million, which is 358% greater amount than before.[6][7]

Broadcasting partners

The broadcasting rights of the 4th season of PSL were given to various Sports channels for covering the event in different countries. The broadcasting rights of the season in Pakistan were given to leading sports channels, PTV Sports & Geo Super, whereas in United States and Canada the rights were given to Willow TV. Hum TV was given the rights to broadcast the series in UK & Europe. The OTT rights for Middle-Eastern and North Africa Countries were given to Cricketgateway.[8]

In case of India the broadcasting rights were given to DSports which partnered with Daily Fantasy Site, MyTeam11, to co-present PSL in India.[9][10]

Teams and squads

PSL Map of Participating Nations
PSL Map of Participating Nations

Each franchise retained up to 10 players[11] during the trade and retention window that started on 29 September.[12] A squad of 16 players, with 4 supplementary players,[13][14] was then completed in players draft held at Islamabad on 20 November.[15] On 16 December 2018, PSL announced that each team will have additional budget to select 21-member squad.[16] The replacement draft was held on 24 January in Lahore.[17]

IUPSLcolors.png Islamabad United Kkpslcolors.png Karachi Kings Lahorecolours.png Lahore Qalandars MultanSultans c.png Multan Sultans Peshawar zalmi colours.png Peshawar Zalmi Quetta Gladiators kit colours.png Quetta Gladiators

Venues

On 12 June 2018, the franchises and PCB officials in a meeting decided against the idea of having a full PSL fourth edition in Pakistan.[18] The new PCB chairman Ehsan Mani announced on 15 September that tournament will start from 14 February 2019 in UAE, and the last eight games will be held in Pakistan along with the final that will be played on 17 March in Karachi.[1]

For the first time, four PSL matches were played in Abu Dhabi.[19]

Originally, three matches were scheduled to be played in Lahore but due to logistical and operational challenges posed by the delayed opening of Lahore airspace for commercial flights following military tensions between Pakistan and India, the matches were shifted to Karachi.[20] Mani said that PCB has made a critical decision and the "headquarters of Pakistan cricket will be unable to host" 2019 PSL matches.[21]

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Pakistan Pakistan
Dubai Sharjah Abu Dhabi Lahore Karachi
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Gaddafi Stadium National Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 17,000[22] Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 32,000[23]
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Match officials

Umpires

[24][25][26]

Referees

Promotion in media

The league has been promoted on social media by the hashtag #HBLPSL due to its title sponsor, and by its official anthem #KhelDeewanoKa.

Ceremonies

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony was held on 14 February at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, prior to the first match of the season.[27][28] It was started by the national anthems of UAE "Ishy Bilady", and of Pakistan "Qaumi Taranah" as usual. It then featured a marching band, which performed Europe's "The Final Countdown". Then, British singer Marcia Barrett, from German band Boney M., performed her band's song "Daddy Cool". Aima Baig and Shuja Haider performed on their rendition of Nazia Hassan and Zohaib Hassan's "Disco Deewane". Then members of Junoon band performed on their "Yaar Bina", "Heerey" and "Jazba-e-Junoon". The last performance included title anthem of the league's fourth season by Fawad Khan featuring Young Desi. Then, melody of Ali Zafar's previous anthems for PSL was played, followed by fireworks.[29][30][31][32]

A list of artists to perform at the ceremony was officially released on 18 January, according to which American rapper Pitbull was also confirmed to perform,[33] however, later he withdrew due to a technical fault in his plane's engine.[34]

Closing ceremony

The closing ceremony of the league, hosted by Fakhar-e-Alam, was held at National Stadium, Karachi, on 17 March prior to the league's final match.[35][36][37] One minute silence was observed in respect of the martyrs of Christchurch mosque shootings.[23]

Then Abrar-ul-Haq performed his song "Nach Majajan". Aima Baig and Shuja Haider once again paid tribute to Nazia Hassan by performing "Dosti" and "Disco Deewane".[38][39] Fawad Khan featuring Young Desi performed the title anthem of the league's fourth season. Sahir Ali Bagga then performed a patriotic song "Har Dil Ki Awaz".[23][40] Last performance was by Junoon, who sang "Zamaane Ke Andaaz", "Khudi Ko Kar Buland", "Sayonee" and "Dil Dil Pakistan".[41]

The Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Spanish World Cup winning footballer Carles Puyol and the cast of upcoming Pakistani film The Legend of Maula Jatt were also appeared at the ceremony.[42] Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and Governor Sindh Imran Ismail also attended the final match.[41]

Cancer awareness

International Child Hood Cancer Awareness Day was observed on 15 February with golden ribbon as a theme,[43] while Breast Cancer Awareness Day was observed on 10 March with pink ribbon as a theme.[44] The stadiums were also themed respectively.[45]

Commentators

[46][47][48]

Experts

Presenters

League stage

Format

The six teams will play 10 matches each and will get 2 points for every win, none for a loss and 1 point for a no result. The top four team in the group stage will qualify for the play-offs.

Points table

Team P W L T NR Pts NRR
Peshawar Zalmi (R) 10 7 3 0 0 14 +0.828
Quetta Gladiators (C) 10 7 3 0 0 14 +0.376
Islamabad United (3rd) 10 5 5 0 0 10 +0.127
Karachi Kings (4th) 10 5 5 0 0 10 –0.673
Multan Sultans 10 3 7 0 0 6 +0.173
Lahore Qalandars 10 3 7 0 0 6 –0.837

League progression

Fixtures

The complete fixture was released on 13 December 2018.[49][a] On 3 March 2019, the updated schedule for Pakistan round was released.[21]

14 February 2019
22:45 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
171/8 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
177/5 (19.2 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 65 (44)
Faheem Ashraf 2/24 (4 overs)
Hussain Talat 37 (30)
Rahat Ali 4/29 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 5 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Faheem Ashraf (Islamabad United)
15 February 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
183/6 (20 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
176/9 (20 overs)
Liam Livingstone 82 (43)
Chris Green 3/32 (4 overs)
Shoaib Malik 52 (28)
Mohammad Amir 4/25 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 7 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Liam Livingstone (Karachi Kings)
15 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
155/4 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
161/4 (19.4 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 49* (32)
Mohammad Nawaz 2/25 (4 overs)
Umar Akmal 75* (50)
Wahab Riaz 2/18 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Umar Akmal (Quetta Gladiators)
16 February 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
125/7 (20 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
126/5 (18.4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 51 (33)
Ali Shafiq 2/11 (4 overs)
Shoaib Malik 31* (29)
Shadab Khan 2/20 (4 overs)
Multan won by 5 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Ali Shafiq (Multan Sultans)
16 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
138/6 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
116 (19.5 overs)
Sohail Akhtar 39 (25)
Umer Khan 2/25 (4 overs)
Mohammad Rizwan 34 (33)
Haris Rauf 4/23 (4 overs)
Lahore won by 22 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Haris Rauf (Lahore Qalandars)
17 February 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
157/8 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
161/3 (18.2 overs)
Wayne Parnell 41 (20)
Sohail Tanvir 4/21 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 81* (55)
Samit Patel 1/15 (3 overs)
Quetta won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
17 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
78 (15.1 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
81/3 (10.1 overs)
Anton Devcich 18 (19)
Hasan Ali 4/15 (4 overs)
Umar Amin 61* (39)
Rahat Ali 1/9 (2 overs)
Peshawar won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Hasan Ali (Peshawar Zalmi)
20 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
160/9 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
161/2 (18.2 overs)
Shoaib Malik 53 (37)
Mohammad Irfan Jr. 2/32 (4 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 67* (45)
Mohammad Irfan 1/26 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Shozab Raza (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
21 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
153/8 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
109/9 (20 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq 56 (43)
Sikandar Raza 2/23 (4 overs)
Mohammad Rizwan 32* (27)
Hasan Ali 4/15 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 44 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Imam-ul-Haq (Peshawar Zalmi)
22 February 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
200/6 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
204/4 (20 overs)
James Vince 84 (41)
Sandeep Lamichhane 3/46 (4 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 63 (35)
Junaid Khan 3/39 (4 overs)
Lahore won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (Lahore Qalandars)
22 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
158/9 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
146 (19.4 overs)
Ian Bell 54 (46)
Sameen Gul 3/29 (4 overs)
Kieron Pollard 51 (22)
Mohammad Sami 3/22 (3.4 overs)
Islamabad won by 12 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Mohammad Sami (Islamabad United)
23 February 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
143/7 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
148/7 (20 overs)
AB de Villiers 45* (40)
Ghulam Mudassar 3/21 (4 overs)
Sarfraz Ahmed 52* (36)
Haris Rauf 2/25 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Sarfraz Ahmed (Quetta Gladiators)
23 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
143/6 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
147/3 (16.1 over)
Ben Dunk 49* (32)
Faheem Ashraf 3/26 (4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 67* (35)
Imad Wasim 2/27 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 7 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
24 February 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
145 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
146/5 (19.4 overs)
Johnson Charles 53 (34)
Hasan Ali 4/17 (4 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq 52 (44)
Dan Christian 2/22 (3 overs)
Peshawar won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Hasan Ali (Peshawar Zalmi)
24 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
186/5 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
188/4 (18.4 overs)
Umar Akmal 55 (37)
Aamer Yamin 3/37 (4 overs)
Colin Ingram 127* (59)
Sohail Tanvir 2/21 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Colin Ingram (Karachi Kings)
26 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
121 (17.4 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
122/4 (18.1 overs)
Luke Ronchi 32 (16)
Dan Christian 3/19 (1.4 overs)
Umar Siddiq 46 (45)
Shadab Khan 1/16 (4 overs)
Multan won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Dan Christian (Multan Sultans)
27 February 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
106 (19.1 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
107/2 (16.3 overs)
Ahsan Ali 33 (25)
Sandeep Lamichhane 4/10 (4 overs)
AB de Villiers 47* (38)
Harry Gurney 1/13 (2 overs)
Lahore won by 8 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Sandeep Lamichhane (Lahore Qalandars)
27 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
168/8 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
169/5 (19.2 overs)
Babar Azam 68 (50)
Rumman Raees 3/27 (4 overs)
Asif Ali 70 (38)
Umer Khan 2/29 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 5 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Asif Ali (Islamabad United)
28 February 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
172/5 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
176/3 (19.2 overs)
Johnson Charles 57 (31)
Liam Dawson 1/26 (3 overs)
Umar Amin 54* (37)
Shahid Afridi 1/9 (1 over)
Peshawar won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Kieron Pollard (Peshawar Zalmi)
28 February 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
133/5 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
134/5 (19.1 overs)
AB de Villiers 33 (32)
Iftikhar Ahmed 2/4 (2 overs)
Liam Livingstone 38 (34)
Sandeep Lamichhane 2/17 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 5 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Iftikhar Ahmed (Karachi Kings)
1 March 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
176 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
177/6 (20 overs)
Cameron Delport 71 (55)
Wahab Riaz 2/20 (4 overs)
Liam Dawson 52* (35)
Shadab Khan 2/21 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 4 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Liam Dawson (Peshawar Zalmi)
1 March 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
121 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
122/4 (19 overs)
Johnson Charles 46 (36)
Sohail Tanvir 3/19 (4 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 3/19 (4 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 35 (33)
Shahid Afridi 2/18 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Dwayne Bravo (Quetta Gladiators)
4 March 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
165/4 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
166/2 (17.4 overs)
Kamran Akmal 72 (50)
Mohammad Nawaz 1/24 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 91* (55)
Sameen Gul 1/34 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 8 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
4 March 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
118/7 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
120/5 (19.2 overs)
Hammad Azam 29 (30)
Usman Shinwari 4/15 (4 overs)
Liam Livingstone 53* (42)
Mohammad Ilyas 3/27 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 5 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Usman Shinwari (Karachi Kings)
5 March 2019
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
124/7 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
125/6 (19.5 overs)
Haris Sohail 43 (33)
Tymal Mills 3/29 (4 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 59* (55)
Shaheen Afridi 3/17 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 4 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Misbah-ul-Haq (Peshawar Zalmi)
5 March 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
180/9 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
137/9 (20 overs)
Ahmed Shehzad 73 (46)
Faheem Ashraf 4/18 (3 overs)
Luke Ronchi 64 (43)
Fawad Ahmed 3/26 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 43 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Ahmed Shehzad (Quetta Gladiators)
9 March 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
238/3 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
189/9 (20 overs)
Cameron Delport 117* (60)
David Wiese 1/44 (4 overs)
Sohail Akhtar 75 (34)
Faheem Ashraf 6/19 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 49 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Cameron Delport (Islamabad United)
10 March 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Karachi Kings
190/5 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
189/7 (20 overs)
Babar Azam 56 (46)
Mohammad Hasnain 2/38 (4 overs)
Ahmed Shehzad 99 (57)
Umer Khan 3/26 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 1 run
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Usman Shinwari (Karachi Kings)
11 March 2019
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
140/8 (20 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
141/3 (12.3 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 53 (36)
Mohammad Abbas 3/22 (4 overs)
Shan Masood 48 (25)
David Wiese 1/15 (2 overs)
Multan won by 7 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Mohammad Abbas (Multan Sultans)
11 March 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
203/7 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings PSL-homeground.jpg
142 (16.2 overs)
Kamran Akmal 86 (48)
Mohammad Amir 3/24 (4 overs)
Colin Ingram 71 (37)
Hasan Ali 3/15 (3.2 overs)
Peshawar won by 61 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)

Playoffs

[a]

Preliminary Final
  17 March — Karachi
13 March — Karachi
1 ‹See Tfd›Peshawar Zalmi 176/7 (20 overs)
2 ‹See Tfd›Quetta Gladiators 186/6 (20 overs) 2 ‹See Tfd›Quetta Gladiators 139/2 (17.5 overs)
‹See Tfd›Quetta won by 10 runs  1 ‹See Tfd›Peshawar Zalmi 138/8 (20 overs)
‹See Tfd›Quetta won by 8 wickets 
15 March — Karachi
1 ‹See Tfd›Peshawar Zalmi 214/5 (20 overs)
3 ‹See Tfd›Islamabad United 166/9 (20 overs)
‹See Tfd›Peshawar won by 48 runs 
14 March — Karachi
3 ‹See Tfd›Islamabad United 164/6 (19.3 overs)
4 ‹See Tfd›Karachi Kings 161/9 (20 overs)
‹See Tfd›Islamabad won by 4 wickets 

Qualifier

13 March 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
186/6 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
176/7 (20 overs)
Shane Watson 71 (43)
Wahab Riaz 2/26 (4 overs)
Darren Sammy 46 (21)
Mohammad Hasnain 2/28 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 10 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)

Eliminators

Eliminator 1

14 March 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
161/9 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
164/6 (19.3 overs)
Babar Azam 42 (32)
Muhammad Musa 3/42 (4 overs)
Alex Hales 41 (42)
Umer Khan 2/16 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 4 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Alex Hales (Islamabad United)

Eliminator 2

15 March 2019
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
214/5 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
166/9 (20 overs)
Kamran Akmal 74 (43)
Cameron Delport 2/24 (3 overs)
Chadwick Walton 48 (29)
Chris Jordan 3/26 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 48 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)

Final

17 March 2019
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
138/8 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
139/2 (17.5 overs)
Umar Amin 38 (33)
Mohammad Hasnain 3/30 (4 overs)
Ahmed Shehzad 58* (51)
Wahab Riaz 1/19 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 8 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hasnain (Quetta Gladiators)

Awards and statistics

Most runs

Player Team Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Australia Shane Watson Quetta Gladiators 12 12 430 43.00 143.81 91* 0 4 43 22
Pakistan Kamran Akmal Peshawar Zalmi 13 13 357 27.46 137.83 86 0 3 42 18
South Africa Cameron Delport Islamabad United 12 12 355 32.27 133.96 117* 1 1 35 13
South Africa Colin Ingram Karachi Kings 11 11 344 34.40 164.59 127* 1 1 34 16
Pakistan Imam-ul-Haq Peshawar Zalmi 12 12 341 28.41 130.15 59 0 4 34 8
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated: 17 March 2019
  • The Player with most runs will be awarded with a Green cap and Hanif Mohammad Award at the end of the season.[65]

Most wickets

Player Team Mat Inns Wkts Ave Econ BBI SR 4WI 5WI
Pakistan Hasan Ali Peshawar Zalmi 13 13 25 13.64 6.77 4/15 12.0 3 0
Pakistan Faheem Ashraf Islamabad United 12 12 21 15.33 7.29 6/19 12.6 1 1
Pakistan Wahab Riaz Peshawar Zalmi 13 13 17 19.88 6.78 4/10 17.5 0 0
Pakistan Umer Khan Karachi Kings 11 10 15 16.13 7.11 3/22 13.6 0 0
Pakistan Sohail Tanvir Quetta Gladiators 12 12 15 21.73 6.93 4/21 18.8 1 0
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated : 17 March 2019
  • The Player with most wickets will be awarded with Maroon cap and Fazal Mahmood Award at the end of the season.[66]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b All times are in UTC+5 (PST)

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External links

2019 Pakistan Super League Final

The 2019 Pakistan Super League Final was a Twenty20 cricket match, played on 17 March 2019 at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan to determine the winner of the 2019 Pakistan Super League. It ended as Quetta Gladiators defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 8 wickets to win their first title. Mohammad Hasnain was awarded man of the match award.

Some 20 percent of the tickets for the final were sold online on 20 February 2019. While the rest of the tickets were sold starting from 25 February 2019 at TCS Courier centers.

2019 Pakistan Super League players draft

The players draft for the 2019 Pakistan Super League was held on 20 November 2018 at Islamabad. More than 630 players ware included in the draft, from which each franchise finalised a squad of 16 players along with 4 supplementary players. The tournament was the fourth season of Pakistan Super League, and took place between 14 February and 17 March 2019.

2019 Pakistan Super League squads

The franchises competing in 2019 Pakistan Super League started preparing their squads during the trade and retentions between 29 September 2018 and 12 November, and finalised in the draft held at Islamabad on 20 November 2018, while made expansion in replacement draft held in Lahore on 24 January. The tournament is the fourth season of Pakistan Super League, which is scheduled to begin on 14 February 2019.

2019 in Pakistan

Events of 2019 in Pakistan.

Ali Shafiq

Ali Shafiq (born 16 November 1996) is a Pakistani cricketer. He made his List A debut for Habib Bank Limited in the 2016–17 Departmental One Day Cup on 17 December 2016. He made his first-class debut for Khan Research Laboratories in the 2017–18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on 9 October 2017. He made his Twenty20 debut for Lahore Blues in the 2017–18 National T20 Cup on 18 November 2017. During the 2019 Pakistan Super League tournament he played for Multan Sultans, and was noticed during his first match, with bowling figures of 2/11 off 4 overs against Islamabad United, eventually earning the man-of-the-match award, while pace-wise also clocking at 142kph.

Azam Khan (cricketer, born 1998)

Azam Khan (born 10 August 1998) (Urdu: اعظم خان) is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for Pakistan Television. He made his List A debut for Pakistan Television in the 2018–19 Quaid-e-Azam One Day Cup on 6 September 2018. He made his Twenty20 debut for the Quetta Gladiators in the 2019 Pakistan Super League on 5 March 2019.

Cameron Delport

Cameron Scott Delport (born 12 May 1989) is a South African cricketer who played for the Dolphins. He was educated at Westville High School. He is a left-hand opening batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. Delport also played for the Lahore Qalandars during the first edition of Pakistan Super League. He scored 227 runs at the average of 32.42 with the highest total of 78. He was included in the KwaZulu-Natal cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. In January 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction.

Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf is a Pakistani cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut for the Lahore Qalandars in the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy on 5 October 2018. In November 2018, he was selected by the Lahore Qalandars in the players' draft for the 2019 Pakistan Super League tournament. On 16 February 2019, he took 4 for 23 and help Lahore Qalandars to win against Karachi Kings, with bowling at the fastest speed of 148 kph.

Islamabad United in 2019

The Islamabad United is a franchise cricket team that represents

Islamabad, Capital city of Pakistan in the Pakistan Super League. They were the defending champions, as they won the title in 2018 season becoming the most successful Psl team at that time. They were one of the six teams that had a competition in the 2019 season. The team was captained by Pakistani quick bowler Mohammad Sami and by Shadab Khan in three matches after Sami was out injured, they had a good season and finished 3rd, after winning six matches from their twelve matches in the PSL 2019. Cameron Delport and Faheem Ashraf were team's leading runs-scorer and leading wickets-taker respectively.

Khel Deewano Ka

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Lahore Qalandars in 2019

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Mohammad Junaid

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Muhammad Musa (cricketer)

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Multan Sultans

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Peshawar Zalmi in 2019

The Peshawar Zalmi is a franchise cricket team that represents Peshawar in the Pakistan Super League. They were one of the six teams that participated in the 2019 season.

The team was captained by Darren Sammy, coached by Mohammad Akram.

They finished off as Runners-up for the second consecutive season after losing in the final against Quetta Gladiators. They finished first after the completion of their group stage matches, winning seven matches from their ten matches.Kamran Akmal was team's best batsman with 357 runs from 13 matches. Hasan Ali was team's best bowler with 25 wickets across 13 matches. He was also the leading wicket-taker of the tournament and hence, won the Maroon Cap and Fazal Mehmood award for best bowler of the season.

Quetta Gladiators in 2019

The Quetta Gladiators is a franchise cricket team that represents Quetta in the Pakistan Super League. They were one of the six teams that had a competition in the 2019 season.

The team was captained by Pakistani Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, coached by Moin Khan and mentored by Viv Richards, while Abdul Razzaq served as Assistant Coach.

They became the Champions for the first time ever, after being the Runners-up twice in 2016 and 2017 seasons. They became champions after defeating their arch-rivals Peshawar Zalmi in the final on 17th March at National Stadium. They finished second after the completion of their group stage matches, winning seven matches from their ten matches. They defeated Peshawar Zalmi in the Qualifier to reach the finals. Australian player Shane Watson was team's and season's best batsman with 430 runs from 12 matches. He won the Green Cap and Hanif Mohammad award for best batsman of the season, while Sohail Tanvir with 15 wickets from 12 matches was the leading wicket taker for the team and finished in top five bowlers of the season.

Umer Khan

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