PSL is fairly new in the cricketing world but it’s already promising to be one of the top leagues of all time if it continues to grow the way it has. The PSL franchise can only be expected to get bigger and bigger as each tournament passes. Multan Sultan is the most recent team to join the action and we hope there are more teams to come in the future as a few major cities still have no representatives. Well, enough ball talk lets get to the shots of this article.
Islamabad United PSL 2019 Squad
Luke Ronchi (C), Sahibzada Farhan, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami, Ian Bell, Philip Salt, Cameron Delport, Samit Patel, Muhammad Musa, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Rizwan Hussain, Nasir Nawaz
Two-time and current champions always professional and consistent. In a small tournament, consistency is key to being champions and Islamabad have proved just that. They have never been the strongest side in the PSL but have been the most successful one by far. This goes to show good captaincy makes a difference but this time around there’s no Misbah to captain united so this should make it interesting with Sami being handed the responsibility. Luke Ronchi was explosive last time around and pivotal to their success he needs to fire the same way he did last year while we see more quality to come into the side with the likes of Ian Bell and ex Lahore player C.Delport who has been brilliant in the last few tournaments. Islamabad has a quality squad we can expect good things from them.
Lahore Qalandars PSL 2019 Squad
Mohammad Hafeez (C), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, AB de Villiers, Yasir Shah, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Rahat Ali, Agha Salman, Hassan Khan, Anton Devcich, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood, Brendan Taylor, Gohar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Haris Rauf, David Wiese, Hardus Viljoen
The only thing Lahore has done is made us fall in love with their owner. Otherwise, they have been very disappointing in the last three tournaments. They have been very consistent but only in losing. This time around they have more experience in the side and will highly rely on their batting as its clearly stronger than their bowling. Lahore could’ve done with another good fast bowler someone with experience who could’ve gotten more dot balls for them otherwise this team looks like it can win matches and take Lahore to the heights it has failed to climb in the last three tournaments. Let’s hope for the best.
Peshawar Zalmi PSL 2019 Squad
Darren Sammy (C), Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sameen Gul, Khalid Usman, Umaid Asif, Liam Dawson, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Sohaib Maqsood, Wayne Madsen, Nabi Gul, Jamal Anwar, Chris Jordan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Samiullah, Waqar Salamkheil
Entertaining and successful they really capture the spirit of PSL. Doesn’t look like the strongest squad in the league but they are very passionate and we have seen that in the last three tournaments. They have plenty of experienced players in the squad and in the shorter format that really does make the difference who can handle the pressure, who can hold their own and who can deliver when you need it most. This batch would be very interesting to watch and I’m looking forward to seeing them play.
Quetta Gladiators PSL 2019 Squad
Sarfraz Ahmed (C), Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Azam Khan, Saud Shakeel, Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanvir, Dwayne Bravo, Fawad Ahmed, Jalat Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Mudassar, Naseem Shah, Harry Gurney.
Certainly, not the strongest looking side is it. But don’t think that will stop them from winning matches and giving their opponents a hard time because this squad has players who have played a lot of T2o cricket in the last few years. They have good T20 bowlers and expect them to pick up some vital wickets throughout the tournament. They are an interesting group of individuals and it will all come down to how they work with one another. Good team chemistry and a little luck can be a recipe for disaster for any team that plays against them.
Karachi Kings PSL 2019 Squad
Imad Wasim (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Usman Khan, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamir Yamin, Jaahid Ali, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone
Karachi kings have a young captain(Imad Wasim) and I have to say that’s a wild card because he has never captained any side before, so it will be interesting to see how he handles this responsibility. Karachi have been poor in the previous tournaments but this time around things can be different. The side looks balanced it’s not weak and it’s not too strong. Hard work and determination will be needed by them to compete against the stronger sides. But T2o isn’t as simple as it sounds and with Karachi, I think we’ll just have to wait and watch.
Multan Sultans PSL 2019 Squad
Shoaib Malik (C), Shan Masood, Umar Siddiq, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Shahid Afridi, Joe Denly, Nicholas Pooran, Qais Ahmed, Shakeel Ansar, Laurie Evans, Numan Ali, Dan Christian, Tome Moores, Ali Shafiq, Muhammad Ilyas, Andre Russell.
A team of sloggers and bouncy bowlers. We can expect a lot of entertainment from the Sultans but success will have to be earned by them. Malik and Afridi both T2o veterans will have to lead and let the team follow. I think we are all hoping that both of them, Do get runs because it’s just so entertaining watching them play their shots. Malik is an experienced captain who can produce results we have seen him do it over and over.
Well, that’s it folk, I can not wait for the tournament to begin and thank god it begins today. Let’s celebrate valentines day with our true love something that’s always been there something that has always brought us joy, memories, and tears. Let’s celebrate Valentines with cricket.
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