Islamabad United VS Peshawar Zalmi - First Match PSL 2017- Review

PSL started on 9th February in UAE. It started with a glittering starting ceremony where many singers performed. It was a start of second edition of PSL.

After the ceremony, first match started between defending champions Islamabad United and a heavyweight Peshawar Zalmi. Islamabad opted to bowl.

Kamran Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez came for opening from Peshawar Team. However Muhammad Hafeez got out at the very first ball of the match. Muhammad Irfan got first wicket of PSL 2017. Peshawar Team continued building up runs after that first blow. Kamran AKmal played really well. He hit many top bowlers. Kamran got out at 88 off Muhammad Sami. He hit six sixes in his innings. Dawid Malan was the other significant batsman who scored 43. At the end of their innings, Peshawar were 190-9.
Wickets: Muhammad Irfan 2, Muhammad Sami 2, SR Watson 4, Saeed Ajmal 1.

Islamabad United sent dwayne smith and Sharjeel Khan for opening. But soon after that Hassan Ali got Sharjeel Khan. But, it was Brad Haddin who led Islamabad's response with 73 off 39. Rain halted match for a few minutes, but play resumed after rain stopped. Brad Haddin and Dwayne smith go out after scoring fifties. Shane Watson and Sam Billings finished the match when Islamabad's score reached to 175.
Wickets: Junaid Khan 1, Hassna Ali 1, Chris Jordan 1.

It was an entertaining match with long sixes. Islamabad united responded well by defeating heavyweights Peshawar Zalmi. Peshawar Zalmi need to take a look at the performance of their middle order which did not perform well after a blistering start by kamran akmal.

PSL vs IPL: What is the Difference


photo courtesy: express tribune.

PSL and IPL are from two different countries. Their comparison looks like this.

Duration:

PSL: 20 Days
IPL: 45 Days


Matches:

PSL: 24
IPL: 60


Prize Money:

PSL: $1 Million
IPL: $6 Million


Top Picks:

PSL: Shoaib Maik 0.2 Million
IPL: Virat Kohli 2.25 Million

PSL 2017 Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Dates

Date Match Details Venue
9 February 2016 Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium
10 February 2016 Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Dubai International Cricket Stadium
10 February 2016 Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium
11 February 2016 Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars Dubai International Cricket Stadium
11 February 2016 Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings Dubai International Cricket Stadium
12 February 2016 Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars Dubai International Cricket Stadium
15 February 2017 Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United Sharjah Cricket Stadium
16 February 2017 Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings Sharjah Cricket Stadium
17 February 2017 Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi Sharjah Cricket Stadium
17 February 2017 Karachi Kings v Islamabad United Sharjah Cricket Stadium
18 February 2017 Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars Sharjah Cricket Stadium
18 February 2017 Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United Sharjah Cricket Stadium
19 February Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi Sharjah Cricket Stadium
20 February 2017 Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars Sharjah Cricket Stadium,
23 February 2017 Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings Dubai International Cricket Stadium
24 February 2017 Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium
24 February 2017 Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United Dubai International Cricket Stadium
25 February 2017 Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings Dubai International Cricket Stadium
26 February 2017 Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Quetta Gladiators Squad (Team Players) - PSL 2017


Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain)
Umar Gul
Asad Shafiq
Ahmed Shehzad
Mohammad Nawaz
Kevin Pietersen
Luke Wright
Rilee Rossouw
Mahmudullah Riyad
Anwar Ali
Tymal Mills
Hassan Khan
Nathan McCullum
Thisara Perera
Bismillah Khan
Mir Hamza
Zulfiqar Babar
Saad Nasim
Umar Amin
Noor Wali

Peshawar Zalmi Squad (Team Players) - PSL 2017


Peshawar Zalmi picked new Captain "Darren Sammy" after "Shahid Afrid" Stepped down.

Darren Sammy (Captain)
Shahid Afridi
Sohaib Maqsood
Eoin Morgan
Wahab Riaz
Tilakaratne Dilshan
Mohammad Hafeez
Chris Jordan
Samit Patel
Kamran Akmal
Iftikhar Ahmed
Harris Sohail
Hasan Ali
Mohammad Asghar
Marlon Samuels
Andre Fletcher
Khushdil Shah
Shakib Al Hasan
Tamim Iqbal
Imran Khan (jr)
Junaid Khan
M. Irfan Khan

Islamabad United Squad(Team Players) - PSL 2017


Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain)
Shane Watson
Andre Russell
Sharjeel Khan
Mohammad Irfan
Samuel Badree
Mohammad Sami
Khalid Latif
Brad Haddin
Sam Billings
Hussain Talat
Amad Butt
Dwayne Smith
Ben Duckkett
Shadab Khan
Zohaib Khan
Saeed Ajmal
Imran Khalid
Asif Ali
Rumman Raees
Syed Muzammil Shah

Islamabad United is the current champion of PSL


Lahore Qalandars Squad(Team Players - PSL 2017


Brendon McCullum (Captain)
Azhar Ali
Aamer Yamin
Sohail Tanvir
Sunil Narine
Umar Akmal
Jason Roy
Yasir Shah
James Franklin
Mohammad Rizwan
Cameron Delport
Fakhar Zaman
Bilawal Bhatti
Ghulam Mudassar
Usman Qadir
Grant Elliot
Chris Green
Saif Badar
Mohammad Irfan (Jr.)
Zafar Gohar

Pakistan Super League 2016

Pakistan Cricket Board arranged first edition of Pakistan Super League in 2016. It was the first twenty cricket league tournament of Pakistan like IPL, Big Bash and BPL.

Teams Squads for PSL 2016.

Karachi Kings Team Squad (Team Players)
(Ary Media Group: $2.6 million)

Shoaib Malik (Captain)
Shakib Al Hasan
Sohail Tanvir
Mohammad Amir
Immad Wasim
Bilawal Bhatti
Iftikhar Ahmed
Nauman Anwar
Usama Mir
Sohail Khan
Mushfiqur Rahim
Ravi Bopara
Lendl Simmons
James Vince


Peshawar Zalmi PSL Squad (Team Players)
(Bought by Haier for $1.6M million)

Shahid Afridi(Captain)
Wahab Riaz
Kamran Akmal
Mohammad Hafeez
Junaid Khan
Aamir Yamin
Dawid Malan
Imran Khan Jr.
Shahid Yousuf
Abdur Rehman
Darren Sammy
Chris Jordan
Tamim Iqbal
James Allenby


Lahore Qalandars PSL Squad (Team Players)
(Bought by Qatar Oil for $2.4 million)

Umar Akmal
Mohammad Rizwan
Yasir Shah
Sohaib Maqsood
Zafar Gohar
Hammad Azam
Zia-ul-Haq
Zohaib Khan
Azhar Ali (Captain)
Chris Gayle
Dwayne Bravo
Mustafizur Rahman
Kevon Cooper
Cameron Delport


Islamabad United PSL Squad (Team Players)
(Bought by UAE Capital Venture for $1.5 million)


Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain)
Andre Russell
Shane Watson
Samuel Badree
Mohammad Irfan
Brad Haddin
Sharjeel Khan
Mohammad Sami
Khalid Latif
Babar Azam
Imran Khalid
Kamran Ghulam
Umar Amin
Sam Billings

Quetta Gladiators PSL Squad (Team Players)
(Bought by Omar Associates for $1.1 million)

Kevin Pietersen
Ahmed Shehzad
Sarfraz Ahmed(Captain)
Anwar Ali
Jason Holder
Luke Wright
Zulfiqar Babar
Umar Gul
Elton Chigumbura
Bilal Asif
Asad Shafiq
Mohammad Nawaz
Saad Nasim
Mohammad Nabi


Pakistan Super League- An Intro

Pakistan Super League is a twenty20 cricket league organized by Pakistan Cricket Board. It includes five teams Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi , Quetta Gladiators , and Islamabad United. PSL 2016 was a success, after that Pakistan cricket board decided to hold another edition for PSL, which is called PSL 2017. PSL features many local and foreign players. According to pakistan cricket board, PSL 2016 was a financial success.