- Author: Ali Khan
Pakistan Super League (HBL PSL 3) is a men's professional Twenty 20 cricket league founded by Pakistan cricket board (PCB). The league was founded in Lahore on 8 September 2015 and consist of 6 teams. The league is a single entity in which each franchise is owned and controlled by investors. PSL starts between the months of February and March every year. This year it is on 22 February 2018.
Top 4 teams with the best stats qualify for the PSL Playoffs. Previous Pakistan Super League champions were Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi.
Pakistan Super League is also known as PSL 3 or HBL PSL 2018. This season has six teams and all the matches will be played in the United Arab Emirates except playoff matches. Eliminator matches will be played in Lahore and the PSL final at the National Stadium, Karachi.
Pakistani veterans Abida Parveen performed with other Pakistani singers, Ali Zafar and Shehzad Roy at the opening ceremony in Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 22 February. The best part of this ceremony was international artist Jason Derulo performed with other Pakistani stars.
The ceremony also had Pakistani Sachal Orchestra and firework display.
Ali Zafar's first Pakistani film Teefa in Trouble teaser was also released in ceremony.
The best thing about this season is a New team Sultan Multan is added to this season.
As indicated by a PCB official statement, around 20 parties demonstrated an enthusiasm for purchasing establishments for the class before the primary season. On 18 October 2015 the Pakistan Cricket Board started tolerating tenders for establishments with a due date for offers of 15 November.
As per an announcement by the PCB, offer victors would be allowed the rights to an establishment for a term of ten years. Interested gatherings incorporated the ARY Group, Omar Associates, Arif Habib Group, Haier, Mobilink and in addition worldwide gatherings including Leonine Global Sports and the Qatar Lubricants Company (QALCO).
Every one of the five establishments for the main period of the group were sold on 3 December 2015, at an aggregate cost of US$93 million, after seven bidders introduced formal proposals.
In April 2017, PCB welcomed offers for the 6th group and the due date set for the accommodation of both the money related and specialized recommendations was May 30 and upwards of 40 national and universal gatherings communicated an enthusiasm for purchasing the 6th franchise.
On 1 June 2017, from five areas short-recorded by PCB Multan was purchased by Schon Properties at a cost of US$5.2 million every year turning into the most costly group of the PSL.
The PSL is played in a double round-robin arrange. The group takes after the standards and controls managed by the ICC, in spite of the fact that it presented DRS framework in T20s which was later imitated by ICC also. In the gathering stage, two focuses are granted for a win, one for a no-result and none for a misfortune. In case of tied scores after the two groups have confronted their amount of overs, a super finished is utilized to decide the match champ. Teams are ranked on the accompanying criteria:
- Higher number of points
- If equal, better run rate
- If equal, highest number of wins
- If equal, least number of losses
- If still equal, the results of head to head meeting
PSL 3 2018 featured six teams this season and first match was played between Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans (6th Team) on 22 February 2018. Multan Sultan is a debutant team.
Overall 34 matches will be played and 30 matches will be played between six teams till play-offs, which start's on Sunday, March 18 of 2018. Each team face each other twice. All match of PSL season 3 2018 will be played at Dubai, Sharjah, Lahore, and Karachi as officials PCB announced.
Pakistan Super league 2018 six teams are Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators.
Let's have a look on players in each team.
- Misbah-ul-Haq (c)
- Rumman Raees (vc)
- Andre Russell
- Alex Hales
- JP Duminy
- Samit Patel
- Chadwick Walton (wk)
- Shadab Khan
- Samuel Badree
- David Willey
- Steven Finn 
- Mohammad Sami
- Sahibzada Farhan
- Sam Billings (wk)
- Luke Ronchi (wk)
- Mohammad Hasan (wk)
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Amad Butt
- Asif Ali
- Hussain Talat
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Rohail Nazir (wk)
- Imad Wasim (c)
- Shahid Afridi
- Mohammad Amir
- Babar Azam (vc)
- Ravi Bopara
- Joe Denly
- David Wiese
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Saifullah Bangash (wk)
- Usama Mir
- Colin Ingram
- Eoin Morgan
- Khurram Manzoor
- Hasan Mohsin
- Mohammad Irfan
- Tabish Khan
- Tymal Mills
- Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro
- Brendon McCullum (c)
- Chris Lynn
- Umar Akmal (wk)
- Sunil Narine
- Fakhar Zaman (vc)
- Yasir Shah
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Dinesh Ramdin (wk)
- Sohail Khan
- Anton Devcich
- Mitchell McClenaghan
- Cameron Delport
- Gulraiz Sadaf (wk)
- Bilal Asif
- Aamer Yamin
- Agha Salman
- Sohail Akhtar
- Raza Hasan
- Shaheen Afridi
- Ghulam Mudassar
- Imran Khan
- Salman Irsha
- Shoaib Malik (c)
- Kieron Pollard (vc)
- Imran Tahir
- Thisara Perera
- Ahmed Shehzad
- Darren Bravo
- Sohail Tanvir
- Junaid Khan
- Hardus Viljoen
- Kumar Sangakkara (wk)
- Umar Gul
- Irfan Khan
- Sohaib Maqsood
- Saif Badar
- Ross Whiteley
- Umar Siddiq
- Kashif Bhatti
- Irfan Khan
- Mohammad Abbas
- Abdullah Shafique
- Shan Masood
- Darren Sammy (c)
- Tamim Iqbal
- Mohammad Hafeez (vc)
- Hasan Ali
- Dwayne Smith
- Dwayne Bravo
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Sabbir Rahman
- Liam Dawson
- Andre Fletcher
- Wahab Riaz
- Evin Lewis
- Kamran Akmal (wk)
- Haris Sohail
- Chris Jordan
- Hammad Azam
- Mohammad Asghar
- Umaid Asif
- Saad Nasim
- Sameen Gul
- Ibtisam Sheikh
- Taimur Sultan
- Mohammad Arif
- Khushdil Shah
- Riki Wessels
- Sarfraz Ahmed (c) (wk)
- Asad Shafiq (vc)
- Hassan Khan
- Kevin Pietersen
- Shane Watson
- Rilee Rossouw
- Jofra Archer
- Ben Laughlin
- Jason Roy
- Albie Morkel
- Mahmudullah Riyad
- John Hastings
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Rashid Khan
- Chris Green
- Rahat Ali
- Anwar Ali
- Mir Hamza
- Umar Amin
- Rameez Raja
- Saad Ali
- Saud Shakeel
- Faraz Ahmed
- Mohammad Azam Khan
- Mohammad Junaid
In play-offs teams will be divided into two groups. Each group contains two teams and they will face each other in play-offs. Play-offs are divided into QUALIFER, ELIMINATOR 1 AND ELIMINATOR 2.
QUALIFIER is going to be on Sun, Mar 18, 2018 between Team 1 and Team 2 from group A in Dubai and winner of this match directly qualify for the final.
ELIMINATOR 1 on Tue, Mar 20, Team 3 VS Team 4 from group B in Lahore Pakistan and ELIMINATOR 2 on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 between ELIMINATOR 1 winner and QUALIFIER LOSER in Lahore.
Pakistan Super league final will be played on Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 18:30 PST in Karachi, QUALIFIER WINNER VS ELIMINATOR 2 WINNER.
Total 34 matches will be played. All Pakistan Super league matches schedule given below
|Date||Fixtures||Time (Pakistan Standar Time)||Venue|
|Thursday, February 22||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||10:00 pm||Dubai|
|Friday, February 23||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||4:30 pm||Dubai|
|Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||9:00 pm|
|Saturday, February 24||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||4:30 pm||Dubai|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||9:00 pm|
|Sunday, February 25||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||4:30 pm||Dubai|
|Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||9:00 pm|
|Monday, February 26||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||9:00 pm||Dubai|
|Wednesday, February 28||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||9:00 pm||Sharjah|
|Thursday, March 1||Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||9:00 pm||Sharjah|
|Friday, March 2||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||4:30 pm||Sharjah|
|Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||9:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 3||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||4:30 pm||Sharjah|
|Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 4||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||9:00 pm||Sharjah|
|Tuesday March 6||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||9:00 pm||Dubai|
|Wednesday, March 7||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||9:00 pm||Dubai|
|Thursday, March 8||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||4:30 pm||Dubai|
|Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||9:00 pm|
|Friday, March 9||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||4:30 pm||Dubai|
|Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||9:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 10||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||4:30 pm||Dubai|
|Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 11||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||9:00 pm||Dubai|
|Tuesday March 13||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||9:00 pm||Sharjah|
|Wednesday, March 14||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||9:00 pm||Sharjah|
|Thursday, March 15||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||4:30 pm||Sharjah|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||9:00 pm|
|Friday, March 16||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||4:30 pm||Sharjah|
|Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 18||Qualifier - Team 1 vs Team 2||9:00 pm||Dubai|
|Tuesday March 20||Eliminator 1 - Team 3 vs Team 4||7:00 pm||Lahore|
|Wednesday, March 21||Eliminator 2 - Eliminator 1 Winner vs Qualifier Loser||7:00 pm||Lahore|
|Sunday, March 25||PSL Final||7:00 pm||Karachi|
Pakistan Super League playoffs going to be start from Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 21:00 PST in Dubai.
All playoffs which include qualifiers, eliminator 1 and eliminator 2 will be shown live cricketgateway.pk for Pakistani viewers and on cricketgateway.com for international viewers.
PSL 2018 stream is available free only for viewers from Pakistan. If anyone from outside this geo location they have to buy online subscription to watch this.
PSL 2018 final will played on Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 18:30 PST in Karachi and it will officially broadcast by PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Geo Super in Pakistan.
In 2017, DSports (India) bought the broadcasting rights of PSL, becoming the first channel in India to do so.
Matches streamed live in Pakistan and on PSL official site and through cricketgateway.pk, while streamed globally on cricketgateway.com.
People from Pakistan can download cricketgateway PSL APP to watch live PSL action on their mobiles free of cost while people from different countries have to buy their subscription to watch all matches.
Pakistan Super league live broadcasting channel for other countries are following.
- India (PSL to air in India on DSport for the first time)
- Sri Lanka (Dialog TV)
- UAE (Yupp TV)
- UK (Sky Sports Channel 792 / Hum TV)
- USA / Canada (Willow TV)
- West Indies (Flow TV)
- Bangladesh (Gazi TV)
- South Africa (Supersport)
- North Africa (Yupp TV)
- Australia (Channel 44)
- Kenya (Star Times)
- Afghanistan (Moby)
- Middle East and North Africa (OSN Sports)
Final ceremony will be placed right after the final match of HBL PSL 3 2018 and final will be played on 25 March, 2018.
You can watch ending ceremony of Pakistan Super league on official website of PSL free.
You can buy Tickets from q-tickets.com and yayvo.com on March 15 to onward to watch PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE semi-final and final live in Lahore and Karachi.
The price range for the tickets is Rs1,000 to Rs12,000
The tickets will be sold on first-start things out serve premise, and will be put discounted online and in addition at assigned branches of privately owned businesses approved by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to offer the tickets.
In previous seasons of PSL all matches were streamed live on Youtube by PSL officials but this season there is no streaming, because they sold the digital rights.
People prefer to watch matches on there because no ads are served on video. The best part of is It's responsive and can easily watch on any device. Thats why people try to find link for PSL on Youtube, but unfortunately on this HBL PSL 3 there is no live youtube stream.
Only way to watch all matches live is official broadcast on psl-t20.com or cricketgateway.pk.
The official anthem name of Pakistan Super League is Dil Se Jaan Laga De, sung by Ali Zafar.
Music is full of energy and lyrics totally reflect the passion for cricket in it. Famous Pakistani cricketers Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad, Misbah-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Umar Gul, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan have appeared in the music video.
You can easily download all HBL PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE 3 2018 songs from their official Youtube channels
PSL team Songs 2018
Total six teams are playing in this season 3 and each team has its own official anthem to reflect or express who they are, and what they are capable of.
Following are the teams official 2018 songs
- Hum Zalmi by Call (Peshawar Zalmi)
- Multan kay Sultans (Multan Sultans)
- De Dhana Dhan (Karachi Kings)
- Kitna Rola Daalega (Islamabad United)
- Dama dam lahore qalandar (Lahore qalandar)
- Zordaar11 feat. Faakhir & Aima Baig (Quetta Gladiators)
PSL 2018 craze is already on its peak, and fans love to watch all its matches and wants to stay update with live psl score. By keeping this in mind different companies has launched their mobile apps for live score update of season 3.
The reason to launch mobile is people love to watch streams or score on their mobiles phones and majority of the world population is addicted to do everything on their cell phones.
There are official and few other application available on which you can watch Pakistan Super League all matches and can catch their live score update in real time. Either you are on android or iphone you can use them freely.
These applications are following
- Cricketgateway for Live Streaming
- PTV Sports Live for live streaming
- Cricingif for score updates
- PSL for live score update
Pakistan Super League is going well and marking new records as a successful cricket league.
Fans of Psl love to watch it but they also demand a mobile game of season 3. By keeping this in mind some individual has developed a game name PSL 2018 Cricket to amuse people. Definitely it's a treat for Fans, so they can play and watch same time.
Anyone can download this application from GOOGLE PLAY STORE without any cost.