The Most Anticipated Event of Pakistan Super League Is Happening in 2022

besides the Pakistan Super League (PSL) establishment was announced by Najam Sethi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. This tournament aims to revive international cricket in Pakistan and attract foreign players and spectators. It organizes to bring the best talent from around the world and promote cricket in Pakistan.

Pakistan Super League is a franchise-based T20 cricket tournament in Pakistan. HBL Pakistan sponsored the tournament with PCB. The league’s first season was played from February 4, 2016, to March 24, 2016. They held the second season of PSL in 2017 with five Pakistani cities hosting the games for three months, and in its first & second season, only five teams were playing, but the third season became much bigger as it included sixth teams, namely as 

  1. Karachi Kings, 
  2. Lahore Qalandars, 
  3. Islamabad United, 
  4. Peshawar Zalmi 
  5. Quetta Gladiators 
  6. Multan sultan

psl 2022

In the third season of 2018, Multan sultan debuted in PSL as a 6th team. Pakistan is all set to host the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League from February 27, 2022, in Pakistan. They will telecast PSL 7 on different partner broadcasting channels, Pakistan television PTV Sports and A Sports and Ten Sports. DARAZ will become the live streaming partner.

Pakistan Super League venues

It is good news for the fans that all the PSL events will hold in Pakistan. Total 34 matches will play in Pakistan Super League across two venues. 

  1. National Stadium Karachi.
  2. Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

Total 15 matches will host by National Stadium Karachi, and the rest of the 19 matches will play in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, including all playoffs. A double round-robin format would be applicable in PSL 2022, in which each team will play twice against the other team, and each team will play 10 matches with extra playoffs to win the title of Champion of PSL 2022.

How many teams are there in PSL, and what are PSL teams squads?

The Pakistan Super League is the newest and biggest cricketing tournament in Pakistan. It’s been a big hit with the crowd, who love to watch cricket live and up close. Which teams will play in the PSL 2022, and who is the defending champion? How many teams are there in Pakistani Super League 2022, and what are their names? What’s the prize money for PSL 2022? Below, we have all the answers to your questions.

Pakistan Super League teams squad 2022

1- Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings is a professional cricket franchise in Pakistan Super League. Karachi kings represent the city of Karachi. They won the title of champions of PSL 5th season. The team’s home ground is National Stadium, Karachi.it is owned by Salman Iqbal, who is also the owner of the ARY digitals. PCB sold Karachi king to the ARY Digital group for US$26 million.

Karachi king Squad in PSL 2022

The best thing in Karachi kings is Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. He is also the captain of Karachi king, lead runner scorer of the team, and the most expensive player of Karachi king. Mohammad Amir took the lead wickets from the team. Peter Moores is the coach of Karachi Kings 

Karachi king drafts 2022

Players Name Category Role
Babar Azam (C) Platinum Batsman
Imad Wasim Platinum All-Rounder
Chris Jordan Platinum Bowler
Mohammad Amir Diamond Bowler
M. Nabi Diamond All-Rounder
Lewis Gregory Diamond All-Rounder
Joe Clarke Gold Batsman
Sharjeel Khan Gold Batsman
Aamer Yamin Gold All-Rounder
Muhammad Ilyas Silver Bowler
Umaid Asif Silver Bowler
Tom Abell Silver Batsman
Rohail Nazir Silver Batsman
Muhammad Imran Jr. Silver Bowler
Faisal Akram Emerging Bowler
Qasim Akram Emerging All-Rounder
Talha Ahsan Supplementary All-Rounder
Romario Shepherd Supplementary Bowler

Foreigner player in Karachi kings 2022.

  • Colin Ingram (South African)
  • Mohammad Nabi (Afghan)
  • Dan Christian (Australian)
  • Chadwick Walton (Jamaica)
  • Joe Clarke (British)
  • Noor Ahmad (Afghan)

 

2- Islamabad United

Islamabad United is the most emerging team in PSL. They are the inaugural champion of the Pakistan super league. The nickname of Islamabad united is IU and is based in the capital city of Pakistan. Amna Naqvi and Ali Naqvi own this franchise through Leonine Global sports investment. Islamabad United won the first title of the PSL by defeating the Quetta Gladiators. The home ground of the UI is Rawalpindi Cricket stadium. PCB sold Islamabad United under US$15 Million to the Leonine Global sports. 

Islamabad United Squad in PSL 2022

Currently, the captain of Islamabad United is Shadab Khan. He has the title of the youngest captain of any team in PSL History. In the previous season of PSL, Luke Ronchi was the lead scorer, and Faheem Ashraf became the lead wicket-taker from Islamabad united. Now have a look at Islamabad united PSL 2022 draft. 

Islamabad United drafts 2022

Players Name Category Role
Hasan Ali Platinum Bowler
Asif Ali Platinum Batsman
Colin Munro Platinum Batsman
Shadab Khan Diamond All-Rounder
Faheem Ashraf Diamond All-Rounder
Marchant de lange Diamond Bowler
Alex Hales Gold Batsman
Mohammad Wasim Jr. Gold Bowler
Azam Khan Gold Batsman
Paul Stirling Silver All-Rounder
Muhammad Akhlaq Silver Batsman
Reece Topley Silver Bowler
Danish Aziz Silver All-Rounder
Zafar Gohar Silver Bowler
Mubasir Khan Emerging All-Rounder
Zeeshan Zameer Emerging All-Rounder
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Supplementary All-Rounder
Ather Mehmood Supplementary Bowler

Foreigner player in Islamabad united 2022.

  • Colin Munro (New Zealand)
  • Alex Hales (England)
  • Lewis Gregory (England)
  • Phil Salt (English Welsh)
  • Reece Topley (English)
  • Chris Jordan (England)

 

3- Lahore Qalandars

Lahore Qalandars team is a professional cricket franchise team competing in the Pakistan Super League. Lahore Qalandars represents the Punjab state. It is one of the Six founding teams in the PSL, based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The team’s home ground is at the Gaddafi Stadium. 

Rana Brothers own the franchise; Lahore Qalandars is the Second most expensive franchise after Karachi Kings; the owner Fawad Rana purchased the franchise for US$25.1 million. Lahore Qalandars is looking forward to attaining PSL 2022 because they never had to earn the PSL by winning the title. In PSL 2020, Lahore Qalandars was qualified for the semifinals but eliminated in the finals. 

 Lahore Qalandars Squad in PSL 2022

In PSL 2022, Lahore Qalandars appointed the new captain and replaced the previous captain with Shaheen Shah Afridi. He joined Lahore Qalandars in 2nd season and proved himself is the best pacer in the PSL and T20 world cup. In the previous season, shaheen shah Afridi became the most wicket-taker, and Fakhar Zaman was the lead scorer from Lahore Qalandars. Aaqib Javed is the Head coach of Lahore Qalandars.

 Lahore Qalandar draft 2022

Players Name Category Role
Shaheen Shah Afridi  (C) Platinum Bowler
Rashid Khan Platinum Bowler
Fakhar Zaman Platinum Batsman
Mohammad Hafeez Diamond All-Rounder
Haris Rauf Diamond Bowler
David Wiese Diamond All-Rounder
Abdullah Shafiq Gold Batsman
Phil Salt Gold Batsman
Harry Brook Gold Batsman
Sohail Akhtar Silver All-Rounder
Ahmad Daniyal Silver Bowler
Zeeshan Ashraf Silver Batsman
Dean Foxcroft Silver All-Rounder
Kamran Ghulam Silver All-Rounder
Zaman Khan Emerging Bowler
Maaz Khan Emerging Bowler
Samit Patel Supplementary All-Rounder
Syed Faridoun Mehmood Supplementary Bowler

Foreigner player in Lahore Qalandars 2022.

  •  Joe Denly (England)
  • Tom Abell (England)
  • Samit Patel (England)
  • Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
  • Ben Dunk (Australia)
  • David Wiese (Namibian)

 

4- Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi is a Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, representing the city of Peshawar and the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The team was known as “Peshawar Warriors” previously, but the franchise was bought by Javed Afridi, who then named them Peshawar Zalmi after his company Zalmi Group. The Zalmi is a Pashto word that meaning is youth.

Peshawar Zalmi franchise was sold in US$16 million to Javed Afridi. Arbab Niaz Stadium is the home ground of the Peshawar Zalmi team, and it is situated in Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Zalmi won the title of champions in PSL 2017 by defeating the Quetta Gladiators. 

Peshawar Zalmi Squad in PSL 2022

Wahab Riaz is the current captain of Peshawar Zalmi. He is most lead wicket-taker from Peshawar Zalmi, and Kamran Akram becomes the lead scorer in the previous PSL. Darren Sammy is the Head Coach of Peshawar Zalmi.

Peshawar Zalmi draft PSL 2022

Players Name Category Role
Hazratullah Zazai Platinum Batsman
Wahab Riaz (C) Platinum Bowler
Liam Livingstone Platinum All-Rounder
Shoaib Malik Diamond All-Rounder
Sherfane Rutherford Diamond Batsman
Haider Ali Diamond Batsman
Saqib Mehmood Gold Bowler
Hussain Talat Gold All-Rounder
Usman Qadir Gold Bowler
Tom Kohler-Cadmore Silver Batsman
Salman Irshad Silver Bowler
Arshad Iqbal Silver Bowler
Sameen Gul Silver Bowler
Kamran Akmal Silver Batsman
Sirajuddin Emerging Bowler
Muhammad Amir Khan Emerging Bowler
Ben Cutting Supplementary All-Rounder
Mohammad Haris Supplementary Batsman

Foreigner player in Peshawar Zalmi 2022.

  • Liam Livingstone (England)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore, (England)
  • Sherfane Rutherford (Guyana)
  • Hazratullah Zazai, (Afghanistan)
  • Ben Cutting (Australian)

 

5- Quetta Gladiators

The Quetta Gladiators is a franchise cricket team that represents the city of Quetta in the Pakistan Super League. Quetta Gladiators was in the five-team that initially announced to play in the PSL’s first season.

The franchise is owned by the Sarmad Sultan Khan Group, whose representative Nadeem Omar is also the founder and chief executive officer of Qalandar Sports, the franchise management group of PSL. Quetta Gladiators became the champions of PSL 2019 after beating Peshawar Zalmi in the final of the Pakistan Super League at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

Quetta Gladiators was founded by Nadeem Omar,  the owner of Baluchistan United and Omar Associates. This franchise was sold to Nadeem Omar for US$16 million by PCB. The home ground of Quetta Gladiators is Bugti Stadium, situated in Quetta.

Quetta Gladiators Squad in PSL 2022

Sarfaraz Ahmed is the current captain of Quetta Gladiators. He is the leading run-scorer from Quetta Gladiators, and Mohammad Nawaz becomes the lead wicket-taker in the last PSL season. Moin Khan is the coach of Quetta Gladiators.

Quetta Gladiators released the draft of PSL 2022.

Players Role Category
Jason Roy Batsman Platinum
James Vince Batsman Platinum
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) Wicketkeeper Platinum
Shahid Afridi All-rounder Gold
James Faulkner All-rounder Diamond
Sohail Tanvir Bowler Silver
Ben Duckett Batsman Silver
Mohammad Hasnain Bowler Gold
Mohammad Nawaz All-rounder Diamond
Iftikhar Ahmed Batsman Diamond
Naseem Shah Bowler Gold
Umar Akmal Batsman Silver
Naveen ul Haq Bowler Silver
Noor Ahmad Bowler Supplementary
Abdul wahid Bangalzai Batsman Emerging
Ahsan Ali Batsman Supplementary
Khurram Shahzad Bowler Silver
Ashir Qureshi Batsman Emerging

Foreigner player in Quetta Gladiators 2022.

  • James Vince (England) 
  • Jason Roy (England)
  • James Faulkner (Australian)
  • Ben Duckett (England)

 

6- Multan Sultan

Multan sultan was established in 2017, but introduced as the sixth team in PSL 2018. This team represents southern Punjab to the city of Multan. Multan Sultan is the defending champions of PSL 2021 after beating the Peshawar Zalmi and snatched the PSL 2021 champion title from them.

Ali Khan Tareen and Alamgir Khan Tareen became Multan Sultan’s owners, bought ownership for $6.35 million per year and became the most expensive PSL 2022. The home ground of Multan Sultan is Multan Cricket Stadium.

Multan Sultan Squad in PSL 2022

Mohammad Rizwan is the current captain and wicketkeeper of Multan Sultan in PSL 2022. He has become the top scorer, and shah Nawaz Dhani has become the most wicket holder from Multan Sultan. Andy Flower is the coach of Multan Sultan.

Multan Sultan draft in PSL 2022

Players Name Category Role
Rilee Rossouw Platinum Batsman
Adam Lyth Silver Batsman
Chris Lynn Platinum Batsman
Shan Masood Gold Batsman
James Vince Gold Batsman
Sohaib Maqsood Silver Batsman
Khushdil Shah Diamond Batsman
Mohammad Rizwan (C) Silver Wicket-Keeper, Batsman
Shahid Afridi Platinum All-Rounder
Carlos Brathwaite Supplementary All-Rounder
Sohail Tanvir Diamond All-Rounder
Imran Khan Supplementary All-Rounder
Usman Qadir Gold Bowler
Imran Tahir Diamond Bowler
Shahnawaz Dhani Emerging Bowler
Sohail Khan Silver Bowler
Sohaibullah Silver Bowler
Mohammad Umar Mohammad Umar Bowler

Foreigner player in Multan Sultan 2022

  • Rilee Rossouw (South African)
  • Tim David, (Singapore)
  • Rovman Powell (West Indies)
  • Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwean)

Reward Cash Prize of PSL 2022.

In addition to the PSL trophy, the winner of the Pakistan Super League also takes home a massive chunk of prize money. The total prize money for this season is almost $1 Million, which makes the PSL one of the wealthiest T20 tournaments in Pakistan.

In recent news, PCB raised the cash prize of PSL 2022 from 112 million to 130 million in PKR. The winning team will take home 80 million PKR, which is approximately $500K, while the runners-up will receive 35 million PKR, which is approximately $200k. Payer of the tournament will receive $20K (PKR 35 Lakhs).

Winner Cash Prize Table

Winners Rewards
Champion         $500K (PKR 8.82 Crores)
Runner Up         $200K (PKR 3.50 Crores)
3rd Place         $76K (PKR 1.34 Crores)
4th Place         $44K (PKR 77 Lakhs)
Man of the Match         $4.5K (PKR 8 Lakh)
Player of tournament         $20K (PKR 35 Lakh)
Leading Runs Scorer         $20K (PKR 35 Lakh)
Leading Wickets Taker         $20K (PKR 35 Lakh)

Conclusion:

Pakistan will host the prestigious PSL-7 in 2022, which will be the biggest cricket tournament held in the country ever. All PSL franchises are headed by Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). 

This event will be an enormous boost for Pakistan’s economy, and it looks like it’s going to be held from February to March. It is great news and a positive step towards Pakistan’s progress as a country, with our culture and tradition. We hope such events will encourage people to come out of their homes for our nation’s success.

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