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PSL 3

PSL – Pakistan Super League was launched mere two years ago in December 2015 and became a success story with an inaugural edition drawing appreciations from fans, cricket pundits and legendary cricketers.

After two successful editions of PSL in 2016 and 2017, the third edition of Pakistan Super League, kicked off with a glittering opening ceremony on February 22 at Dubai at 8 PM followed by the first match of the 2018 edition between the defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi and the newest team of HBL PSL family, Multan Sultans at 10 PM.

The prominent aspect to PSL and Pakistan Cricket is that several international players from top teams have now started taking a keen interest in the league. Before the drafting of players, many of the international stars consented with the PCB to become a part of PSL’s 3rd edition.

The tournament is comprised of 34 matches including the playoffs and the final, among six franchises which are:
1. Karachi Kings, 2. Peshawar Zalmi, 3. Lahore Qalandars, 4. Multan Sultans, 5. Islamabad United, 6. Quetta Gladiators.
The fans excitement is expected to fly high as the final of PSL 3 will be played on 25th March in Karachi respectively.

Amir to captain Karachi Kings in do-or-die match against Zalmi

LAHORE: With injury-stricken Shahid Afridi and Imad Wasim dropped out of the key Pakistan Super League match today (Wednesday), Muhammad Amir has been named as the stand-in captain to lead the side against Peshawar Zalmi. Shahid Afridi will miss the PSL eliminator against Zalmi after his knee injury aggravated, while Imad Wasim (the Kings skipper) had suffered a mild concussion after he injured himself while running backwards from mid off to take a catch in a match against Lahore Qalandars on March 11. @SAfridiOfficial…

PSL Eliminator 2: Peshawar in between Karachi Kings and home final

LAHORE: Karachi Kings target a home city final in the Pakistan Super League but to achieve that goal they need to beat title holders and spirited team Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator in Lahore on Wednesday. Zalmi were facing ouster from the league as they needed to win their last two games, a task they admirably achieved in United Arab Emirates and when the tournament shifted to Lahore they beat Quetta Gladiators by a mere one run in a repeat of last year's final. Under Darren Sammy, Peshawar Zalmi have looked…

Gladiators coach blames average umpiring, poor shots for team’s defeat

LAHORE: A straightforward Quetta Gladiators head coach Moin Khan blamed average umpiring and poor shot selection for his team's narrow one-run defeat in the first eliminator against Peshawar Zalmi in Lahore on Tuesday. But Quetta went down fighting off the last ball with 25 needed in the last over with Anwar Ali smacking three sixes and a boundary to bring the target down to three off the last delivery. Anwar's drop catch at long on ended in Mir Hamza bring run out at the non striker's end as the batsmen tried to take a…

PSL eliminator: Zalmi beat Quetta by one run in last ball thriller

LAHORE: Title holders Peshawar Zalmi edged out Quetta Gladiators by a mere one run in a sensational last ball finish to win the first eliminator of the Pakistan Super League at Gaddafi stadium Lahore on Sunday. Needing a tough 25 runs to win in the last over Quetta allrounder Anwar Ali smahsed a boundary and three sixes to bring down the task to three off the last delivery but saw his lofted shot dropped at long-on but the fielder threw the ball to the non-striker end to get Mir Hamza run out to spark jubiliation in…

Quetta Gladiators look for revenge in Peshawar Zalmi play-off at Lahore

LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators will look for revenge against Peshawar Zalmi for their last year’s defeat in the final when the two teams will meet in the first eliminator at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Tuesday. Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs in the final of the Pakistan Super League at the same venue last year and will have an upper hand over Sarfraz Ahmed’s team as they have won their last two matches and are in a good nick. Moreover, Peshawar are lucky to have most of their foreign players as Liam Dawson…

Karachi Kings will come back stronger in Wednesday’s game, vows Mickey Arthur

Despite the disappointing loss against the Islamabad United and being unable to reach the final of the Pakistan Super League, Karachi Kings coach Mickey Arthur vowed that the team will come back much stronger when given another opportunity on Wednesday. “It was really disappointing last night. That was our worst game of the competition. Ronchi played exceptionally well,  but we scrapped hard to get back in the game on the back of a really good competition between Denly and Ingram,” he said while speaking to ARY News.…

Ronchi took the game from us, admits Morgan

KARACHI: Karachi Kings captain Eoin Morgan admitted Islamabad United opener Luke Ronchi took the game from his team with his whirlwind knock in the qualifier in Dubai on Sunday. Ronchi smashed a 39-ball 94 not out to seal the target of 155 as Islamabad romped home in 12.3 overs with 45 balls to spare, entering the March 25 final in Karachi. Karachi Kings will now meet the winner of first eliminator between defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators in Lahore on Wednesday. Morgan admitted his team's…

Rampaging Ronchi demolishes Karachi to take Islamabad to final

DUBAI: Luke Ronchi smashed a fiery half century to help Islamabad demolish Karachi Kings by eight wickets in the qualifier of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 in Dubai on Sunday to take the former champions into the final. Unbeaten Ronchi finished with 39-ball 94 studded with five 6s and 12 boundaries as Islamabad romped home with 45 balls to spare to stun Karachi Kings whose 154-4 in 20 overs was made to look a mediocre total. Karachi Kings will now wait to see who wins the first eliminator between defending…

Islamabad and Karachi Kings to fight for PSL final spot

DUBAI: Former champions Islamabad and title aspirants Karachi Kings will face off in the first qualifiers in Dubai on Sunday, with both teams understanding the benefits of a victory as it will land them directly in the final of the Pakistan Super League next week. Karachi Kings had the upper hand in the last league game by six wickets but they realize the playoff will be totally different as Islamabad will be at their full strength after resting three of their key players — opener Luke Ronchi, spinning all-rounder Samit…