The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will kickstart from today, February 20. It is the fifth season of Pakistan’s premier T20 league. For the first time, PSL is scheduled to be played entirely on home soil.
Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore), National Stadium (Karachi), Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium (Rawalpindi), and Multan Cricket Stadium (Multan), will host all games of the T20 tournament.
The opening match will take place between reigning champions Quetta Gladiators and two-time winners Islamabad United at National Stadium in Karachi.
Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, and Quetta Gladiators, are the six teams that will feature in this season.
Shadab Khan will lead Islamabad United, whereas Imad Wasim will captain Karachi Kings. Lahore Qalandars will be captained by veteran pacer Sohail Akhtar, while Shan Masood will lead Multan Sultan.
Darren Sammy is the only overseas player to captain a side, i.e., Peshawar Zalmi. Wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Khan is the skipper of Quetta Gladiators.
Let’s now have a look at complete squads of all the teams.
Pakistan Super League 2020 Squads:
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan (C), Luke Ronchi (WK), Amad Butt, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Muhammad Musa, Rizwan Hussain, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Rumman Raees, Zafar Gohar, Phil Salt, Akif Javed, Dawid Malan, Saif Badar, Ahmed, and Safi Abdullah.
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Usama Mir, Umer Khan, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Ali Khan, Zahid Mahmood, Chadwick Walton, Umaid Asif, Mitchell McClenaghan, Awais Zia, and Arshad Iqbal.
Lahore Qalandars: Sohail Akhtar (C), Faizan Khan (WK), Dane Vilas (WK), Ben Dunk (WK), Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Salman Butt, Usman Shinwari, Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Samit Patel, Seekkuge Prasanna, Jaahid Ali, Raja Farzan, and Dilbar Hussain.
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood (C), Rohail Nazir (WK), Shahid Afridi, Ali Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, Sohail Tanvir, Wayne Madsen, Khushdil Shah, Fabian Allen, Usman Qadir, Imran Tahir, and Bilawal Bhatti.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (C), Kamran Akmal (WK), Tom Banton (WK), Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Umar Amin, Imam-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz, Liam Dawson, Lewis Gregory, Carlos Brathwaite, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Adil Amin, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, Mohammad Amir, and Aamir Ali.
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Azam Khan(WK), Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Ahsan Ali, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Fawad Ahmed, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir, Sohail Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Keemo Paul, Aarish Ali and Zahid Mahmood.