Pakistan Super League | PSL 2016 – Teams, Fixtures and the Progress

The PSL 2016 is a franchise based T20 tournament which is going to be held at dubai and sharjah,officially organized by PCB(Pakistan Cricket Board).PSL 2016 is been approved by ICC and it is going to start from 4th Feb 2016 and will end on 23rd Feb 2016.A total of 24 matches are scheduled to be played at PSL 2016 T20 tournament.Each team will play double-robin format playing an eliminator during the knockout stages.

The mind behind PSL 2016 was of Dr Nasim Ashraf who was the chairman of PCB between 2007 to 2008 but sadly it didn’t flourished at that time due to some reasons.Eventually when Zaka Ashraf became the chairman of PCB ,it was reported that revenue of PCB had fallen from $42 million to $19 million.As PCB was goig through downfall they were not able to organized this tournament.Then this project took off under Najam Sethi (Executive member of PCB) and finally PSL 2016 tournament is going to happen which is a great news for Pakistanis as it will help to put a positive image of Pakistan worldwide.Psl 2016

PSL T20 tournament is comprised of five teams for the first season which represents five major cities.

Following are PSL 2016 teams for the first season:

  • Karachi Kings
  • Lahore Qalandars
  • Peshawar Zalmi
  • Islamabad United
  • Quetta Gladiators


PSL 2016 title sponsorship is been bought by Habib Bank Limited for a period of 3 years.The title sponsorship is estimated to be more the $6 million. The early commercial rights of franchises were sold out for US$93 million for the span of 10 years in December 2015.

Karachi Kings

Owner:                        ARY Media Group (Salman Iqbal)

Coach:                         Mushtaq Ahmed

Head Coach:              Mickey Arthur

Captain:                      Shoaib Malik

Price:                           US $2.6 million.

Team Squad:             Shoaib Malik, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Mohammad Amir, Bilawal Bhatti, James Vince.




Lahore Qalandars

Owner:             Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (Fawad Rana)

Coach:              TBA

Head Coach:   Paddy Upton

Captain:           TBA

Price:                US $2.5 million

Team Squad:  Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Shoaib Maqsood, Mustafizur Rahman, Kevon Cooper, Cameron Delport.



Peshawar Zalmi

Owner:             Haier Pakistan (Javed Afridi)

Coach:              Andy Flower

Head Coach:   Muhammad Akram

Captain:           Shahid Afridi

Price:                US $1.6 million

Team Squad:  Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Jim Allenby.



Islamabad United

Owner:             Venture Capital Leonine Global Sports (Ali Naqvi)

Coach:              TBA

Head Coach:   Dean Jones

Captain:           Misbah-ul-Haq

Price :               US $1.5 million

Team Squad:  Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif.





Quetta Gladiators

Owner:             Omar Associates (Nadeem Omar)

Coach:              Julien Fountain,Ian Pont

Head Coach:   Moin Khan

Captain:           Sarfraz Ahmed

Price:                US $1.1 million

Team Squad:  Kevin Pietersen, Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Jason Holder, Luke Wright, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Elton Chigumbura.

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While the teams are still in the purchase phase, some of the top international have been hired to do business.There wont be any player auction in PSL 2016.All players will be selected through draft,each franchise has a salary spending limit of $ 1.2 million including signing of the players,coaches and supporting staff.There are categories through which a total of 16 players would be selected for each franchise.The players and their prices will be based on their experience and their abilities which they have showcased so far. The price for players in different category is as follows:


  • Platinum: 20 million rupees
  • Diamond:   7 million rupees
  • Gold:            5 million rupees
  • Silver:          3 million rupees
  • Emerging : 2 million rupees


Five of the top 10 T20 all-rounders in the ICC rankings have already signed up for the draft pick for PSL.

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Ajantha Mendis are all signed up for PSL. Thisara Perera is another player who has shown interest.

From West Indies Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree have expressed interest so far. Chris Gayle has also signed up with the PSL’s pre-draft agreement and will be one of the hot picks of the competition.

New Zealand’s Grant Elliott and James Franklin are expected to be present. South African Richard Levi and Robert Peterson and England’s Tim Bresnan and Michael Carberry are also players who have expressed an interest in the PSL.

Recently, it has been reported that Kevin Pietersen has signed up for the PSL Draft as well. Brad Haddin and Brad Hodge are the two players from Australia who have shown interest to sign up for the PSL Draft.

Each team will get to pick 3 players from Platinum, 3 from Diamond, 3 from Gold, 5 from Silver and 2 from the Emerging category. The PCB organizing committee believes that this draft system would feature a fair distribution of teams, allowing all teams to have adequate strength for a great first time out competition.

In total there are 137 Pakistan players, 59 English players, 38 West Indians, 22 Sri Lankans, 10 Australians, 10 Bangladeshis, 7 South Africans, 6 Zimbabweans, 5 New Zealanders, 4 Irish, 3 Afghans, 2 Canadians, 2 Scottish, 2 Americans and 1 Emirates.

While PSL has been getting shelved for long, owing to security concerns; this time it was the concurrent holding of Masters Champions League which spelt a threat. Incidentally, the MCL will be held at Abu Dhabi, while PSL will find its crowning glory in Dubai and Sharjah in the UAE.



  1. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
    2. Kevin Pietersen (England)
    3. Shane Watson (Australia)
    4. Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)
    5. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
    6. Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)
    7. Darren Sammy (West Indies)
    8. Andre Russell (West Indies)
    9. Dwayne Smith (West Indies)
    10. Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
    11. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
    12. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
    13. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
    14. Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)
    15. Brad Haddin (Australia)
    16. Jimmy Anderson (England)
    17. Ian Bell (England)
    18. Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)
    19. Misbah Ul Haq (Pakistan)
    20. Younis Khan (Pakistan)
    21. Wahab Riaz (Pakistan)
    22. Mohammad Irfan (Pakistan)
    23. Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan)
    24. Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan)
    25. Marlon Samuels (West Indies)
    26. Brett Lee (Australia)
    27. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
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  1. Tim Bresnan (England)
    2. Ravi Bopara (England)
    3. Michael Carberry (England)
    4. Azhar Mahmood (England)
    5. Luke Wright (England)
    6. Chris Jordan (England)
    7. James Vince (England)
    8. Moeen Ali (England)
    9. James tredwell (England)
    10. Brad Hodge (Australia)
    11. Brad Hogg (Australia)
    12. Shaun Tait (Australia)
    13. James Allenby (Australia)
    14. Nathan Hauritz (Australia)
    15. Samuel Badree (West Indies)
    16. Jason Holder (West Indies)
    17. Dinesh Ramdin (West Indies)
    18. Lendl Simmons (West Indies)
    19. Grant Elliott (New Zealand)
    20. James Franklin (New Zealand)
    21. Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)
    22. Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)
    23. Lahiru Thirimanne (Sri Lanka)
    24. Richard Levi (South Africa)
    25. Roben Peterson (South Africa)
    26. Johan Botha (South Africa)
    27. Yasir Arafat (Pakistan)
    28. Anwar Ali (Pakistan)
    29. Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan)
    30. Azhar Ali (Pakistan)
    31. Haris Sohail (Pakistan)
    32. Umer Akmal (Pakistan)
    33. Sohaib Maqsood (Pakistan)
    34. Immad Wasim (Pakistan)
    35. Junaid Khan (Pakistan)
    36. Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
    37. Kamran Akmal (Pakistan)
    38. Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)
    39. Paul Collingwood (England)
    40. Fawad Alam (Pakistan)
    41. Yasir Shah (Pakistan)



  1. Jade Dernbach (England)
    2. Samit Patel (England)
    3. Ross Whiteley (England)
    4. Andrew Gale (England)
    5. Varun Chopra (England)
    6. Tymal Mills (England)
    7. Owais Shah (England)
    8. Benny Howell (England)
    9. Peter Trego (England)
    10. Boyd Rankin (England)
    11. James Fuller (England)
    12. Adil Rashid (England)
    13. Joshua Cobb (England)
    14. Alex Wakely (England)
    15. Cameron Delport (South Africa)
    16. Goolam Bodi (South Africa)
    17. Neil McKenzie (South Africa)
    18. Ben Laughlin (Australia)
    19. Michael Beer (Australia)
    20. Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)
    21. Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe)
    22. Kyle Jarvis (Zimbabwe)
    23. Sean Ervine (Zimbabwe)
    24. Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe)
    25. Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
    26. Soumya Sarkar (Bangladesh)
    27. Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
    28. Mushfiqur Raheem (Bangladesh)
    29. Shariar Nafees (Bangladesh)
    30. Ravi Rampaul (West Indies)
    31. Rayad Emrit (West Indies)
    32. Akeal Hosein (West Indies)
    33. Kemar Roach (West Indies)
    34. Jerome Taylor (West Indies)
    35. Fidel Edwards (West Indies)
    36. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies)
    37. Kevon Cooper (West Indies)
    38. Suleman Benn (West Indies)
    39. Dilshan Munaweera (Sri Lanka)
    40. Chamara Kapugedera (Sri Lanka)
    41. Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka)
    42. Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka)SL
    43. Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka)
    44. Jeevan Mendis (Sri Lanka)
    45. Sachithra Senanayake (Sri Lanka)
    46. Nuwan Kulasekara (Sri Lanka)
    47. Jesse Ryder (New Zealand)
    48. Khalid Latif (Pakistan)
    49. Shahzeb Hussain (Pakistan)
    50. Sharjeel Khan (Pakistan)
    51. Khurram Manzoor (Pakistan)
    52. Asad Shafiq (Pakistan)
    53. Ehsan Adil (Pakistan)
    54. Bilawal Bhatti (Pakistan)
    55. Umer Gul (Pakistan)
    56. Rahat Ali (Pakistan)
    57. Mohammad Sami (Pakistan)
    58. Muhammad Amir (Pakistan)
    59. Zulfiqar Babar (Pakistan)



  1. K. Weeraratne (Sri lanka)
    2. Mominul Haq (Bangladesh)
    3. Seekuge Prasanna (Sri lanka)
    4. Imrul Keyes (Bangladesh)
    5. Isuru Udana (Sri lanka)
    6. Kithrugan Withanage (Sri lanka)
    7. Suraj Randiv (Sri lanka)
    8. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri lanka)
    9. Paul Stirling (Ireland)
    10. George Dockrell (Ireland)
    11. Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)
    12. Niall O’Brien (Ireland)
    13. Mahmadullah Riad (Bangladesh)
    14. Anamul Haque (Bangladesh)
    15. Riki Wessels (England)
    16. Sam Billings (England)
    17. Azharullah (England)
    18. Stephen Parry (England)
    19. Steven Crook (England)
    20. Mark Pettini (England)
    21. Adam Riley (England)
    22. Darren Stevens (England)
    23. Scott Borthwick (England)
    24. Ajmal Shahzad (England)
    25. Steven Mullaney (England)
    26. Ashar Zaidi (England)
    27. Chris Liddle (England)
    28. Greg Smith (England)
    29. Laurie Evans (England)
    30. Benny Howell (England)
    31. James Fuller (England)
    32. Monty Panesar (England)
    33. Sajid Mahmood (England)
    34. Simon Jones (England)
    35. Graham Onions (England)
    36. Phil Mustard (England)
    37. David Willey (England)
    38. Matthew Machan (England)
    39. Liam Dawson (England)
    40. Aadil Masood Ali (England)
    41. Luke fletcher (England)
    42. Ben Foakes (England)
    43. Tom Westley (England)
    44. Dawid Malan (England)
    45. Kyle Koetzer (England)
    46. M. Nabi (Afghanistan)
    47. Samiullah Shinwari (Afghanistan)
    48. Shahpoor Zadran (Afghanistan)
    49. Shaiman Anwar (UAE)
    50. Murray Goodwin (Zimbabwe)
    51. Veerasammy Permaul (West Indies)
    52. Assad Fudaddin (West Indies)
    53. Divendra Bishoo (West Indies)
    54. Raymond Reifer (West Indies)
    55. Mark Deyal (West Indies)
    56. Danza Hyatt (West Indies)
    57. Andre Fletcher (West Indies)
    58. Krishmar Santokie (West Indies)
    59. Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies)
    60. Tino Best (West Indies)
    61. Shannon Gabriel (West Indies)
    62. Adrian Barath (West Indies)
    63. Evin Lewis (West Indies)
    64. Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies)
    65. Preston Mommsen (Scotland)
    66. Raja Majid Haq (Scotland)
    67. Rizwan Cheema (Canada)
    68. Nikhill Dutta (Canada)
    69. Robbie Frylinck (South Africa)
    70. Mukhtar Ahmed (Pakistan)
    71. Nauman Anwer (Pakistan)
    72. Awais Zia (Pakistan)
    73. Imran Farhat (Pakistan)
    74. Shan Masood (Pakistan)
    75. Nasir Jamshed (Pakistan)
    76. Sami Aslam (Pakistan)
    77. Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
    78. Yasir Hameed (Pakistan)
    79. Ramiz Raja Jr (Pakistan)
    80. Riffatullah Mohmand (Pakistan)
    81. Adnan Raees (Pakistan)
    82. Umer Amin (Pakistan)
    83. Faisal Iqbal (Pakistan)
    84. Iftikhar Hussain (Pakistan)
    85. Babar Azam (Pakistan)
    86. Shahid Yousuf (Pakistan)
    87. Hammad Azam (Pakistan)
    88. Bilal Asif (Pakistan)
    89. Aamir Yamin (Pakistan)
    90. Kamran Ghulam (Pakistan)
    91. Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan)
    92. Yasim Murtaza (Pakistan)
    93. Mohammad Sami (Pakistan)
    94. Imran Khan Jr (Pakistan)
    95 Imran Khan Sr (Pakistan)
    96. Ziaul Haq (Pakistan)
    97. Mohammad Talha (Pakistan)
    98. Sohail Khan (Pakistan)
    99. Adnan Akmal (Pakistan)
    100. M. Salman (Pakistan)
    101. Osama Mir (Pakistan)
    102. Zafar Gohar (Pakistan)
    103. Abdul Rehman (Pakistan)
    104. Ronsford Beaton (West Indies)
    105. Nkrumah Bonner (West Indies)
    106. Kyle Mayers (West Indies)
    107. John Campbell (West Indies)
    108. Boomer Collins (USA)
    109. Zohaib Khan (Pakistan)
    110. Asad Ali (Pakistan)
    111. Samiullah Niazi (Pakistan)
    112. Nicholas Pooran (West Indies)
    113. Timroy Allen (USA)
    114. Azeem Rafiq (Enland)
    115. Michael Bates (New Zealand)
    116. Tarun Nethula (New Zealand)
    117. Khalid Usman (Pakistan)
    118. Aizaz Cheema (Pakistan)
    119. Saad Nasim (Pakistan)
    120. Imran Ali (Pakistan)
    121. Imran Khalid (Pakistan)
    122. Taufiq Umer (Pakistan)




  1. Ahmed Bahshir
    2. Naveed Malik
    3. Fazal Subhan
    4. Israullah
    5. Mohammad Akhlaq
    6. Imran Butt
    7. Abid Ali
    8. Imamul Haq
    9. Ahsan Ali
    10. Usman Salahuddin
    11. Saad Ali
    12. Umer Waheed
    13. Mohammad Waqas
    14. Naveed Yasin
    15. Faisal Mubashir
    16. Ali Asad
    17. Asif Ali
    18. Usman Saeed
    19. Ali Waqas
    20. Adil Amin
    21. Zahid Mansoor
    22. Asif Babar
    23. Musaddiq Ali
    24. Ammad Butt
    25. Zohaib Ahmed
    26. Tariq Haroon
    27. Kashif Bhatti
    28. Husain Talat
    29. Faheem Ashraf
    30. Faraz Ahmed
    31. Taj Wali
    32. Tabish Khan
    33. Mir Hamza
    34. Azizullah
    35. Ahmed Jamal
    36. Hasan Ali
    37. Ruman Raees
    38. Abdul Ameer
    39. Shehzad Azam Rana
    40. Bismillah Khan
    41. Naeem Anjum
    42. Mohammad Hasan
    43. Gohar Faiz
    44. Owais Rehmani
    45. Saifullah Bangash
    46. Umer Siddiq
    47. Jawaid Mansoor
    48. Mohammad Asghar
    49. Adnan Rasool
    50. Junaid Ilyas
    51. Zeeshan Malik
    52. Hayatullah
    53. Shahzaib Ahmed Khan
    54. Majid Ali
    55. Wajid Ali
    56. Akbar ur rehman
    57. Asif Zakir
    58. Sheh a ryar Ghani
    59. Zahid Mahmood





PSL-Starting from February 4 to February 23

February 4 – Islamabad vs Quetta – Dubai

February 5 – Karachi vs Lahore, Peshawar vs Islamabad – Dubai

February 6 – Quetta vs Karachi, Lahore vs Peshawar – Dubai

February 7 – Islamabad vs Karachi, Quetta vs Peshawar – Dubai

February 8 – Lahore vs Quetta – Dubai


February 10 – Islamabad vs Lahore – Sharjah

February 11 – Karachi vs Peshawar, Islamabad vs Quetta – Sharjah

February 12 – Karachi vs Lahore, Peshawar vs Islamabad – Sharjah

February 13 – Quetta vs Karachi, Lahore vs Peshawar – Sharjah

February 14 – Islamabad vs Karachi, Quetta vs Peshawar – Sharjah

February 16 – Lahore vs Quetta – Dubai

February 17 – Karachi vs Peshawar, Islamabad vs Lahore – Dubai

February 19 – Playoff 1 [1st place vs 2nd place] – Dubai

February 20 – Playoff 2 [3rd place vs 4th place] – Dubai

February 21 – Playoff 3 [winner of playoff 2 vs loser of playoff 1] – Dubai

February 23 – Final [winner of playoff 1 vs winner of playoff 3]

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