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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.

Pakistan coach rules out Kamran Akmal comeback

SHARJAH: While there may be many who will advocate the return of Kamran Akmal in the Pakistan's side after his prolific form at the domestic level and here in the Pakistan Super League but head coach Mickey Arthur ruled that out, a few hours after Kamran Akmal notched a brilliant hundred in Sharjah on Friday. Asked does he watch Kamran bat against Lahore Qalandars for his 107 not out and does he feel he can be included in the Pakistan team again, Mickey replied: "Look, you never say never. I think, to be brutally honest,…

Karachi Kings cruise into PSL playoffs after beating Islamabad by 7 wickets

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings cruised into Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs after thrashing Islamabad United by seven wickets in their must-win match here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Karachi Kings and Islamabad United will clash again in the first playoff on Sunday. Player of the Match, Usman Khan's blazing bowling spell with four for 17 clubbed by Shahid Afridi's two for 18 restricted Islamabad to 124. Only lower middle-order batsman Asif Ali made fiery 34 off 14 with four 6s and a boundary, otherwise no…

Umar Akmal should learn from Kamran, says McCullum

SHARJAH: Lahore Qalandars' captain Brendon McCullum on Friday said that he thinks Umar Akmal should learn from his elder brother Kamran if he wants to progress and achieve success in his faltering career. Umar was dropped from the Lahore side after scoring just 57 runs in the five games he played before he was sidelined to an extent where he doesn't even come to the stadium. Lahore lost seven of their ten games and for the third year and ended on the last spot in Pakistan Super League points table. A…

Ton-up Kamran takes Peshawar Zalmi to PSL playoffs

SHARJAH: Kamran Akmal smashed a brilliant undefeated century to help Peshawar Zalmi qualify for the play-offs with a commanding seven wicket victory over Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah on Friday. 100 comes up for Kamran Akmal! Watch ball by ball highlights at https://t.co/VecuwvxcJ3#LQvPZ #HBLPSL #PSL2018 @_cricingif pic.twitter.com/CIl8Vf4pQb — PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 16, 2018 Kamran's 61-ball 107 not out not only entertained a packed Sharjah stadium but also helped Peshawar Zalmi to overhaul the…

Karachi Kings eye second spot, Peshawar a play-off chance

KARACHI: Karachi Kings will be aiming for a second place finish in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) table if they beat table topper Islamabad United in their last game while Peshawar Zalmi must win against Lahore to sneak into the last four as league phase finishes in Sharjah on Friday. Karachi Kings lost their penultimate match against Peshawar by 44 runs to give their opponents a lifeline. Karachi are pitted against an in-form Islamabad who beat Quetta Gladiators by six wickets on Thursday to top the table with 14 points…

Islamabad top PSL points table with victory over Quetta Gladiators

SHARJAH: Jean-Paul Duminy smashed a solid half century and pacer Faheem Ashraf took three wickets to steer Islamabad to a comfortable six-wicket win over Quetta Gladiators which lifted them to the top of the Pakistan Super League table in Sharjah on Thursday. SIX! 2.2 Mohammad Nawaz to JP Duminy Watch ball by ball highlights at https://t.co/Hfdi8iialE#QGvIU #HBLPSL #PSL2018 @_cricingif pic.twitter.com/fQoXlvpqw9 — PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 15, 2018 Duminy scored 47-ball 54 with four boundaries and two…

‘Difference between two sides’: Azhar Mahmood praises Kamran Akmal

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings' bowling coach Azhar Mahmood praised match-winner Kamran Akmal and termed the former Pakistan opener as the "difference between the two teams" in Peshawar Zalmi's 44-run win in Sharjah on Thursday. Kamran smashed a 51-ball 75 with five sixes and three boundaries to lift Peshawar Zalmi to 181-6 before Karachi were kept down to 137-8. Both teams now need to win their last games on Friday for a play-off spot. Azhar said Kamran benefitted from a dropped catch on 22. "Kamran played an excellent…

Kamran Akmal says ready for one more do-or-die game

SHARJAH: Peshawar Zalmi opener Kamran Akmal has said that his team is ready for the last do-or-die game on Friday after brushing off Karachi Kings by 44 runs in Sharjah on Thursday. Kamran cracked 51-ball 75 with five sixes and three boundaries to lift his team to 181-6 before restricting Karachi Kings to 137-8 and was awarded the "Man of the Match" award. "We are still far off from the final and the focus is on Friday's game against Lahore which is another do-or-die game for us," said Kamran who notched his third…

Kamran inspires Peshawar to win over Karachi

SHARJAH: Opener Kamran Akmal played the role of trump card for Peshawar Zalmi,  leading to their 44-run victory, in their must-win game against Karachi Kings at Sharjah Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. Zalmi bowlers ripped through Karachi's top order as only Babar Azam could keep his wicket intact for longer run with modest 66 from 50 balls, while chasing magisterial 182-run target. Joe Denly (0), Colin Ingram (0), Eoin Morgan (5) and Ravi Bopara (7) fell cheaply. Then, Shahid Afridi took the charge and gave the…