Pakistan Super League – Everything You Should Know
The PSL’s beginning was officially declared by the Pakistan Cricket Board in September 2015. Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja, two former Pakistani national team captains, agreed to promote the PSL and serve as the league’s brand ambassadors for three years. After several years of preparation and two prior attempts that were unsuccessful, the league finally started on February 4, 2016, in the United Arab Emirates, with Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of the former president of Pakistan, Asif Zardari. Five teams, each representing the provincial and federal capitals of Pakistan, competed during the first two seasons. The PSL had a higher proportion of foreign players in its inaugural season.
Pakistan Super League Cricket T20 – Format
There are two rounds of round robin play in the PSL. The top four teams advance to the playoffs after each club plays the other twice. Despite having implemented the DRS system in T20s, which the International Cricket Council later copied, the league adheres to the rules and regulations set forth by that organization. In the group stage, a victory is worth two points, a tie is worth one, and a loss is for none. After both teams have played their allotted number of overs and there is a tie in the scores, the match winner is decided by a super over. A super over is used to decide the winner of any play-off game in case there is no clear winner.
Pakistan Super League – Teams
Before the league’s inaugural season, some 20 parties reportedly expressed interest in purchasing franchises, according to a PCB press release. The Pakistan Cricket Board started taking franchise bids on October 18th, with a deadline of November 15th. On December 3, 2015, all five of the league’s franchises were sold for a combined sum of US$93 million after seven buyers submitted formal bids.
Pakistan Super League T20 – Results
The PSL’s inaugural season was played exclusively in the United Arab Emirates for security concerns. Islamabad United won the inaugural title by defeating Quetta Gladiators in the championship game. Peshawar Zalmi won the PSL title in 2017, defeating Quetta Gladiators on March 5 in Lahore. On March 25, 2018, Islamabad United defeated Peshawar Zalmi to win the PSL title for the year. On March 17, 2019, in Karachi, Quetta Gladiators defeated Peshawar Zalmi to win their maiden championship; Karachi Kings carried the trophy home in 2020. On June 24, 2021, at Abu Dhabi, Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi to win their maiden championship. On February 27, 2022, Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultan, the defending champions, to win their maiden championship.
Pakistan Super League Winners List of All Seasons
The Pakistan Super League has the following winners:-
|8||2023||Lahore Qalandars||1 Run||Multan Sultans||PAK|
|7||2022||Lahore Qalandars||42 Runs||Multan Sultan||PAK|
|6||2021||Multan Sultans||47 Runs||Peshawar Zalmi||UAE|
|5||2020||Karachi Kings||5 Wickets||Lahore Qalandars||PAK|
|4||2019||Quetta Gladiators||8 Wickets||Peshawar Zalmi||PAK|
|3||2018||Islamabad United||3 Wickets||Peshawar Zalmi||PAK|
|2||2017||Peshawar Zalmi||58 Runs||Quetta Gladiators||PAK|
|1||2016||Islamabad United||6 Wickets||Quetta Gladiators||UAE|
Most Wins Teams in PSL
|Islamabad United||2||2016, 2018|
|Lahore Qalandars||2||2022, 2023|