Pakistan Super League or PSL T20 was organized by Pakistan cricket board back in 2016 and after the success of 1st edition, PSL 2017 is scheduled to take place in early months of 2017. The 2nd edition of the league, 2017 PSL T20 match fixtures, time table and PDF download file will be updated soon here. Last year Islamabad United won the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League against Quetta Gladiators. They posted 174 runs target for the Islamabad and Gladiators unable to defend that title because of the Dwayne Smith’s amazing knock of 73 runs.
PSL 2017 is similar to the other cricket leagues in the world where teams first have to play a group stage followed by the playoffs where the top four sides against each other to qualify for the final of the tournament.
The tournament features popular international stars such as Shane Watson, West Indies’ Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith and more. It is confirmed that New Zealand star batsman Brendon McCullum and English T20 skipper Eoin Morgan will join the tournament. Many more star cricketers are expected to play in this Pakistan Super League 2017.
The PSL 2017 draft will take place in October 2016 and before this draft, franchises have to send a list of retaining players to PCB. In PSL draft, players are categorized into five groups – Diamond, Silver, Platinum, Gold and Emerging. Ten Sports is the official broadcaster of 2017 PSL season 2.
PSL 2017 Schedule
The PSL 2017 is scheduled to play for 21 days and tournament will feature 24 matches including playoffs. The teams will first group stage in a round robin format. After the end of group stage, the top four teams will qualify for the semi-final rounds where two winner team will take on each other in the final to become PSL champion.
Pakistan Cricket Board and PSL officials yet did not announce the match fixtures of Pakistan Super League 2017 but it will start in mid-February 2017. Here we will update the complete PSL 2017 schedule, match fixture and time-table with date, venue, and timings.
In PSL 2017 season, total six teams are going take part, unlike last year where it was five teams. The new team can be Kashmir Warriors or Sialkot Smashers. According to officials from both these ones of them we are going to see them in this year’s league for sure. The 2nd edition of the Pakistan Super League is going to happen in February 2017 before IPL and ICC Champions Trophy.
All matches of the tournament will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. The final match of the PSL 2017 may be scheduled to play in Pakistan but it not confirmed.
Umar Akmal was the top run scorer of the 2016 PSL and Andre Russel was the top wicket taker of the last year tournament.
Pakistan Super League 2017 Schedule
|Match Dates||PSL T20 2016 Fixtures||Venue|
|Feb 4||1st T20||Islamabad vs Quetta||Dubai|
|Feb 5||2nd T20||Karachi vs Lahore||Dubai|
|Feb 5||3rd T20||Peshawar vs Islamabad||Dubai|
|Feb 6||4th T20||Quetta vs Karachi||Dubai|
|Feb 6||5th T20||Lahore vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|Feb 7||6th T20||Islamabad vs Karachi||Dubai|
|Feb 7||7th T20||Quetta vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|Feb 8||8th T20||Lahore vs Quetta||Dubai|
|Feb 10||9th T20||Islamabad vs Lahore||Sharjah|
|Feb 11||10th T20||Karachi vs Peshawar||Sharjah|
|Feb 11||11th T20||Islamabad vs Quetta||Sharjah|
|Feb 12||12th T20||Karachi vs Lahore||Sharjah|
|Feb 12||13th T20||Peshawar vs Islamabad||Sharjah|
|Feb 13||14th T20||Quetta vs Karachi||Sharjah|
|Feb 13||15th T20||Lahore vs Peshawar||Sharjah|
|Feb 14||16th T20||Islamabad vs Karachi||Sharjah|
|Feb 14||17th T20||Quetta vs Peshawar||Sharjah|
|Feb 16||18th T20||Lahore vs Quetta||Dubai|
|Feb 17||19th T20||Karachi vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|Feb 17||20th T20||Islamabad vs Lahore||Dubai|
|Feb 19||1st Playoff||1st Qualifier – Peshawar vs Quetta||Dubai|
|Feb 20||2nd Playoff||2nd Qualifier – Islamabad vs Karachi||Dubai|
|Feb 20||3rd Playoff||3rd Qualifier – Islamabad vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|Feb 23||Finals||Quetta vs Islamabad||Dubai|
2017 Pakistan Super League Teams
1. Islamabad United
- Name – Islamabad United
- Representing City – Islamabad, Capital Territory
- Owner – Leonine Global Sports
- Captain – Misbah Ul Haq
- Head Coach – Dean Jones (Australia)
- Price – US $15 Million
2. Karachi Kings
- Name – Karachi Kings
- Representing City – Karachi, Sindh
- Owner – ARY Media Group
- Captain – Shoaib Malik
- Head Coach – Vacant
- Price – US $26 Million
3. Lahore Qalandars
- Name – Lahore Qalandars
- Representing City – Lahore, Punjab
- Owner – Qatar Lubricants Company Limited
- Captain – Azhar Ali
- Head Coach – Paddy Upton (South Africa )
- Price – US $25 Million
4. Peshawar Zalmi
- Name – Peshawar Zalmi
- Representing City – Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Owner – Haier Pakistan
- Captain – Shahid Afridi
- Head Coach – Mohammad Akram (Pakistan)
- Price – US $16 Million
5. Quetta Gladiators
- Name – Quetta Gladiators
- Representing City – Quetta, Balochistan
- Owner – Omar Associates
- Captain – Sarfraz Ahmed
- Head Coach – Moin Khan (Pakistan)
- Price – US $11 Million