Peshawar Zalmi are the defending champions in PSL 2018 © AFP
Peshawar Zalmi are the defending champions in PSL 2018 © AFP

The third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to go underway from Thursday. Unlike the previous seasons, this edition will feature six teams: Islamabad United, Multan Sultans, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi. So four teams have made it to the playoffs after a long tussle. Multan Sultans have been kicked off, courtesy Karachi Kings victory while Lahore Qalandars faced tough luck throughout the tournament. So here are teams who will fight it out in the Qualifiers and two eliminators: Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi.

Meanwhile, the playoffs will kick off from March 18 at Dubai. However, the Pakistani fans can enjoy the league as well with the Eliminator 1, 2 and the final being held in Lahore and Karachi respectively.

Here is the schedule of the tournament:

Day & Date Matches Time (IST) Venue
Thursday, February 22 Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 10:30 PM Dubai
Friday, February 23 Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 5:00 PM Dubai
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 24 Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi 5:00 PM Dubai
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 9:30 PM
Sunday, February 25 Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 5:00 PM Dubai
Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi 9:30 PM
Monday, February 26 Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 9:30 PM Dubai
Wednesday, February 28 Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators 9:30 PM Sharjah
Thursday, March 1 Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 9:30 PM Sharjah
Friday, March 2 Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 5:00 PM Sharjah
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 3 Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 5:00 PM Sharjah
Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 4 Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:30 PM Sharjah
Tuesday March 6 Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 9:30 PM Dubai
Wednesday, March 7 Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 9:30 PM Dubai
Thursday, March 8 Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars 5:00 PM Dubai
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 9:30 PM
Friday, March 9 Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 5:00 PM Dubai
Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 10 Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 5:00 PM Dubai
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 11 Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 9:30 PM Dubai
Tuesday March 13 Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 9:30 PM Sharjah
Wednesday, March 14 Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 9:30 PM Sharjah
Thursday, March 15 Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings 5:00 PM Sharjah
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United 9:30 PM
Friday, March 16 Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 5:00 PM Sharjah
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:30 PM
Play-Offs
Sunday, March 18 Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:30 PM Dubai
Tuesday March 20 Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators 7:30 PM Lahore
Wednesday, March 21 Eliminator 2 – Eliminator 1 Winner vs Qualifier Loser 7:30 PM Lahore
Sunday, March 25 PSL Final 7:30 PM Karachi

Points Table

Teams M W L T NR P NRR
Islamabad United 10 7 3 0 0 14 0.296
Karachi Kings 10 5 4 0 1 11 -0.405
Peshawar Zalmi 10 5 5 0 0 10 0.464
Quetta Gladiators 10 5 5 0 0 10 0.312
Multan Sultans 10 4 5 0 1 9 -0.191
Lahore Qalandars 10 3 7 0 0 6 -0.931

*The table is updated till Match 30 between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings.

Squads

Islamabad United: Misbah-ul- Haq (c), Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat.

Supplementary players: Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain

Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar, Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh.

Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Arif

Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja jnr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan.

Supplementary players: Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan, Faraz Ahmed Khan

Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik (c), Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nic Pooran, Abdullah Shafiq, Saif Badar.

Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley.

Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (c), Shahid Afridi, Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Colin Ingram, Mitchell Johnson, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr., Hasan Mohsin.

Supplementary players: Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash.

Lahore Qalandars: Brendon McCullum (c), Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rahman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar.

Supplementary players: Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf.