2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 4 or for sponsorship reasons HBL PSL 2019) is 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, currently taking place from 14 February until 17 March 2019, will have a total of 34 matches being played. On 10 November 2018, PCB terminated franchise agreements with the owner of Multan Sultans, Schön Properties. Ali Khan Tareen is the new owner of the team. On 14 November, PCB announced that HBL Pakistan has renewed its partnership with PSL for 3 more years till 2021. 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.

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Pakistan Super League 2019
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
Participants6
Matches played34
Official websitepsl-t20.com
2018

2019 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 4 or for sponsorship reasons HBL PSL 2019) is 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, currently taking place from 14 February until 17 March 2019, will have a total of 34 matches being played.[1]

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

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]

Islamabad United Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars Multan Sultans Peshawar Zalmi 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 matches will be played in Abu Dhabi.[19]

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[20] Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 34,228

Match officials

Umpires

Referees

[21][22][23]

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.[24][25] 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.[26][27][28][29]

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,[30] however, later he withdrew due to a technical fault in his plane's engine.[31]

Commentators

[32][33][34]

Experts

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
Quetta Gladiators 5 4 1 0 0 8 +0.328
Peshawar Zalmi 5 3 2 0 0 6 +1.049
Islamabad United 6 3 3 0 0 6 +0.117
Multan Sultans 6 2 4 0 0 4 –0.003
Lahore Qalandars 5 2 3 0 0 4 –0.727
Karachi Kings 5 2 3 0 0 4 –0.829

Summary

Visitor team →IU KK LQ MS PZ QG
Home team ↓
Islamabad UnitedIslamabad
7 wickets
Islamabad
5 wickets
Multan
5 wickets
Islamabad
12 runs
Quetta
7 wickets
Karachi KingsMatch 18Lahore
22 runs
Karachi
7 runs
Match 27Match 29
Lahore QalandarsMatch 28Match 20Match 30Peshawar
7 wickets
Match 17
Multan SultansMultan
6 wickets
Match 24Lahore
6 wickets
Peshawar
5 wickets
Match 22
Peshawar ZalmiMatch 21Peshawar
44 runs
Match 25Match 19Quetta
6 wickets
Quetta GladiatorsMatch 26Karachi
6 wickets
Quetta
3 wickets
Quetta
8 wickets
Match 23
Home team wonVisitor team won
  • Note: Results listed are according to the home (horizontal) and visitor (vertical) teams.
  • Note: Click on a result to see a summary of the match.

League progression

TeamGroup matchesPlayoffs
12345678910E1/QE2F
Islamabad United222466????
Karachi Kings22224?????
Lahore Qalandars02244?????
Multan Sultans022224????
Peshawar Zalmi02446?????
Quetta Gladiators24688?????
WinLossNo result
  • Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
  • Note: Click on the points (group matches) or W/L (playoffs) to see the match summary.

Fixtures

The complete fixture was released on 13 December 2018.[35][lower-alpha 1]

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)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

15 February 2019
16:30
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)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Umer Khan (Karachi Kings) and Mohammad Ilyas (Multan Sultans) both made their T20 debuts.

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)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

16 February 2019
16:30
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)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.

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)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.

17 February 2019
16:30
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)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

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)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

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)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

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)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.

22 February 2019
16:30
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)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.

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
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)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

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)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

24 February 2019
16:30
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)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

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)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Colin Ingram (Karachi Kings) became the first player in the team and the first overseas player to score a century, and the highest individual scorer in the history of PSL at that time.[38]

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)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.














Playoffs

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Preliminary Final
  17 March — Karachi
13 March — Karachi
1    
2        
     
 
15 March — Karachi
   
   
 
12 March — Lahore
3    
4    
 

Eliminator 1

12 March 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
3rd placed team
v
4th placed team

Qualifier

13 March 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
1st placed team
v
2nd placed team

Eliminator 2

15 March 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Loser of Qualifier
v
Winner of Eliminator 1

Final

17 March 2019
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Winner of Qualifier
v
Winner of Eliminator 2

Awards and statistics

Most runs

PlayerTeamMatInnsRunsAveSRHS100504s6s
Pakistan Umar Akmal Quetta Gladiators5520066.00136.9875*021410
New Zealand Luke Ronchi Islamabad United6619839.60169.2367*022012
Pakistan Shoaib Malik Multan Sultans6619147.75120.885302117
Australia Shane Watson Quetta Gladiators5518646.50135.7681*02217
South Africa Colin Ingram Karachi Kings5517042.50178.94127*10188
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated: 26 February 2019
  • The Player with most runs will be awarded with a Green cap and Hanif Mohammad Award at the end of the season.[39]

Most wickets

PlayerTeamMatInnsWktsAveEconBBISR4WI5WI
Pakistan Hasan Ali Peshawar Zalmi55157.065.304/158.030
Pakistan Sohail Tanvir Quetta Gladiators55914.226.404/2113.310
Pakistan Rahat Ali Lahore Qalandars55915.227.684/2911.810
Pakistan Haris Rauf Lahore Qalandars55815.507.294/2312.710
Pakistan Wahab Riaz Peshawar Zalmi55816.126.733/1714.300
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated : 26 February 2019
  • The Player with most wickets will be awarded with Maroon cap and Fazal Mahmood Award at the end of the season.[40]

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 All times are in UTC+5 (PST)

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