PSL 2018 means, Its PSL 3, 3rd edition of Pakistan Super League. In first two edition there were 5 teams in PSL but in PSL 2018 six teams will participate. The addition of 6th team is Multan Sultan.
PSL 3 Teams:
- Peshawar Zalmi (Defending Champion)
- Lahore Qalandars
- Quetta Gladiators
- Islamabad United (PSL 1 Champion)
- Karachi Kings
- Multan Sultan
PSL 3 Squad:
Peshawar Zalmi Squad:
Darren Sammy(Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar, Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh.
Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Rikki Wessels (replaced Evin Lewis), Khalid Usman, Muhammad Arif
Emerging players: Khushdil Shah
Brendon McCullum(Captain), Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rehman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar
Supplementary players: Anton Devcich (replaced Angelo Mathews), Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf
Emerging category players: Imran Khan Jr. Salman Irshad.
Sarfraz Ahmed(Captain), Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Jofra Archer (replaced Carlos Brathwaite), Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan.
Supplementary players: Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Moin Khan (jr.), Faraz Ahmed
Emerging category players: Mohammad Junaid
Misbah-ul-Haq(Captain), Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat
Supplementary players: Alex Hales, Steven Finn (replaced David Willey), Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain (injured)
Emerging category players: Rohail Nazir
Karachi King Squad
Imad Wasim (captain), Shahid Khan Afridi, Usman Khan Shinwari, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Ravi Bopara, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, David Wiese, Colin Ingram, Joe Denly (replaced Luke Wright), Tabish Khan, Hasan Mohsin, Tymal Mills.
Supplementary players: Eoin Morgan, Lendl Simmons (replaced Colin Munro), Saifullah Bangash
Emerging players: Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro, Mohammad Taha.
Multan Sultans Squad:
Shoaib Malik(Captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Mohammad Abbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar
Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley
Emerging category players: Shan Masood.
Opening Ceremony: 7:00 pm UAE time / 8:00 pm Pakistani Time / 7:30 pm Indian Time
Opening match: 9:00 pm UAE time / 10:00 pm Pakistani Time / 9:30 pm Indian Time
Day Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time / 4:30 pm Pakistani Time / 4:00 pm Indian Time
Night matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time / 9:00 pm Pakistani Time / 8:30 pm Indian Time
Pakistan match timings: Not Announced Yet
PSL 3 Schedule 2018
PSL 3 staring from 22 February 2018 in Dubai, opening match will be between defending champion Peshawar Zalmi and first time participating in PSL Multan Sultan team. More attraction for Pakistan viewers is that this time final will be played in Karachi. Other venues of PSL 2018 matches are Dubai, Sharjah and Lahore. Every team will played 2 matches with each other in this PSL 3 edition.
Play Offs will be played on 18th and 20th March, Final will be on 25th March.