Pakistan is back with yet another season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The tournament will happen at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. The first match will be happening between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars. The best part about the PSL 2019 is that the tournament will return back to Pakistan in the last leg. Former South African star AB de Villiers will be making his PSL debut as he was snapped by Lahore Qalandars. Qalandars also picked Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, and Sandeep Lamichhane to strengthen their squad for PSL 2019. PSL 2019 Anthem 'Khel Deewano Ka' Featuring Fawad Khan Released, Watch Video.
The sixth team, which was earlier discarded, retained its old name- Multan Sultans but have new owners now. Multan Sultans will be led by Shoaib Malik and also features all-rounder Shahid Afridi. Australian cricketer Steve Smith was initially picked by Multan Sultans, however he suffered an injury during the BPL 2019 and now won't take part in PSL 2019. Andre Russell has been named as his replacement.
Quetta Gladiators, on the other hand, added former Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and opener Ahmed Shehzad to their squad. Bravo, however, will be available from February 27 onwards and Dwayne Smith has been named as his cover. Meanwhile, here’s a look at complete squads for PSL 2019:
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Sami, Asif Ali, Ian Bell, Rumman Raees, Samit Patel, Philip Salt, Hussain Talat, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Cameron Delport, Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Rizwan Hussain. PSL 2019: REVEALED! Islamabad United’s Jersey for the Upcoming Season of Pakistan Super League.
Karachi Kings: Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Colin Munro, Usman Khan Shinwari, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Aaron Summers, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Umer Khan, Aamer Yamin, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone, Jaahid Ali.
Lahore Qalandars: AB de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shaheen Afridi, Hassan Khan, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Maqsood, Saad Ali, Brendon Taylor, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Harris Rauf, Hardus Viljoen, David Wiese. PSL 2019: In a Video Message Lahore Qalandars Batsman AB de Villiers Confirms He Will Travel to Pakistan
Peshawar Zalmi: Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Keiron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq, Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Umer Amin, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar, Sameen Gul, Nabi Gul, Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Samiullah.
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Fawad Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Saud Shakil, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Mudassar, Nasim Shah, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Harry Gurney, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Azam Khan, Jalat Khan, Dwayne Smith.
Multan Sultans: Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, James Vince, Shan Masood, Qais Ahmed, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Umar Siddiq, Laurie Evans, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Ilyas, Hammad Azam, Dan Christian, Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar.