PSL6 Starts today in Karachi with the Champions Karachi Kings playing Quetta Gladiators. The Final takes place in Lahore on Mondaty 22nd March. I’d planned to fly out to watch as part of celebrations for my big birthday on March 17th, but as with so many things Covid has put paid to that. This is a 6 team tournament.

Here’s a look at the squads of each team:-

Islamabad Utd

  • Alex Hales
  • Shadab Khan
  • Colin Munro
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Hussain Talat
  • Asif Ali
  • Musa Khan
  • Zafar Gohar
  • Hasan Ali
  • Lewis Gregory
  • Phil Salt
  • Rohail Nazir
  • Reece Topley
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Mohammad Wasim jnr
  • Ahmed Saifi Abdullah
  • Chris Jordan
  • Akif Javed

Multan Sultans

  • Shahid Afridi
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Sohail Tanvir
  • Imran Tahir
  • Khushdil Shah
  • James Vince
  • Shan MAsood
  • Usman Qadir
  • Chris Lynn
  • Sohail Khan
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Sohaib Maqsood
  • Sohaibullah
  • Adam Lyth
  • Shanawaz Dhani
  • Muhammad Umar
  • Imran Khan Sr
  • Carlos Brathwaite

Lahore Qalanders

  • Mohammad Hafeez
  • Shaheeb Shah Afridi
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • David Wiese
  • Haris Rauf
  • Ben Dunk
  • Dilbar Hussain
  • Sohail Akhtar
  • Rashid Khan
  • Samit PAtel
  • Tom Abell
  • Zeeshan Ashraf
  • Salman Agha
  • Mohammad Faizan
  • Maaz Khan
  • Zaid Alam
  • Joe Denly
  • Ahmad Danyal

Peshawar Zalmi

  • Wahab Riaz
  • Shoaib Malik
  • amran Akmal
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Haider Ali
  • David Miller
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Amad Butt
  • Umaid Asif
  • Saqib Mahmood
  • Imim-ul-Haq
  • M Imran Randhawa
  • Mohammad Irfan Sr
  • Ibrar Ahmed
  • Mohammad Imran
  • Ravi Bopara
  • Amir Khan

Quetta Gladiators

  • Sarfraz Ahmed
  • Ben Cutting
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Azam Khan
  • Naseem Shah
  • Zahid Mehmood
  • Anwar Ali
  • Chris Gayle
  • Tom Banton
  • Usman Shinwari
  • Cameron Delport
  • Qais Ahmed
  • Abdul Nasir
  • Saim Ayub
  • Arish Ali Khan
  • Dale Steyn
  • Usman Khan

Karach Kings

  • Babar Azam
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Colin Ingram
  • Imad Wasim
  • Amir Yamin
  • Sharjeel Khan
  • Waqas Maqsood
  • Arshad Iqbal
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Dan Christian
  • Chadwick Walton
  • Joe Clarke
  • Danish Aziz
  • Mohammad Ilyas
  • Zeesham Malik
  • Qasim Akram
  • Noor Ahmad

The fact that the whole tournament will be held in Pakistan is immense for this cricket mad country, you can see a smattering of English players throughout, some of whom, Ravi Bopara for one, who’s been involved from the outset. I’ve supported Karachi from Day one and am hoping they can repeat their feats of 2020!

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