The 6th edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League PSL 2021 gets in progress on 20 February 2021. As many as six teams – will battle for a definitive brilliance in the competition with the finale to be played on 22 March 2021 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Each team faces each other twice in the group stage, before the end of the PSL 2021 play-offs. All of which develops to the last in Lahore. Karachi are the defending champions; after Babar Azam terminated them to triumph a year ago – in a competition that saw the play-offs deferred until November.
The Pakistan national team captain top-scored as the Kings beat Lahore Qalandars in the final – the first time either team had reached the final.
It implies just last season’s teams victors Multan Sultans have now not reached the final, with Islamabad Joined having guaranteed two titles and Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Fighters one each.
PSL 2021 Venue
The First Half of Pakistan Super League PSL 2021 matches will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi and the Second half at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Pakistan Super League PSL 2021 Squads
2020 result: Sixth
Captain: Shadab Khan
Key Players: Khan, Hasan Ali, Alex Hales
Other Key Players: Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali
Two-time winners Islamabad Joined persevered through a baffling season last break, winning only multiple times as they drooped to the lower part of the table regardless of getting done with a positive net run rate. Their reaction has been to move in huge hitting opener Alex Hales and they have looked towards the edges of the Britain squad for their draft picks as well..
Big-bang-hitting North Walian batsman Phil Salt joins Hales up the order. While Colin Munro is currently inaccessible, Lewis Gregory has additionally been drafted in. They join Hales who shows up straight from garnish the batting outlines at the BBL. Their Pakistani stars incorporate skipper Shadab Khan, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, large hitting finisher Asif Ali, and bowler Hasan Ali.
The entirety of that amounts to an even squad with a lot of capability at the top of the order, who can make a checked enhancement for last season’s droop.
Islamabad United Team Squad
Shadab Khan, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Rohail Nazir, Topley. Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Musa Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hasan Ali Lewis Gregory. Phil Salt, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Jordan, Akif Javed.
2020 Result: Winners
Captain: Imad Wasim
Key Players: Babar Azam, and Mohammad Amir
Other Key Players: Wasim, Nabi, and Dan Christian
Karachi Kings won the 2020 title – their first PSL achievement – and they are top picks to shield their crown in 2021. Karachi are loaded with demonstrated T20 victors, holding vital participants from last season’s prosperity and adding some energizing draft picks as well.
Veteran all-rounders Mohammad Nabi and Dan Christian – the last directly from encouraging Sydney Sixers to the Large Slam Group title – are their most outstanding fresh introductions. What’s more, they join a squad that as of now incorporates Pakistan skipper Babar Azam – the main run-scorer in a year ago’s conclusive and, in reality, in the whole competition last break.
Positioned second in the T20i batting outlines, Babar will be key up the request once more, while Mohammad Amir is their key bowler – and may feel he has something to demonstrate after his worldwide retirement. Babar Azam was in an association with the bat last season, and with their solid and encountered all-rounders close by him, Karachi will be among the leaders once more.
Karachi Kings Team Squad
Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Ingram, Imad Wasim. Amir Yamin, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Akram, Sharjeel Khan. Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Noor Ahmad.
2020 Result: Finalists
Captain: Sohail Akhtar
Key Players: Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, and Rashid Khan
Other Key Players: Fakhar Zaman, Wiese, Haris Rauf, and Samit Patel
Lahore reached the final for the first time last year and, while they missed the mark concerning a maiden title, the Qalandars have held the center of their squad. The one significant expansion is turn bowler Rashid Khan – still the main positioned T20i bowler on the world.
He initiates the turn bowling assault and will be key couple with paceman Shaheen Afridi – the top bowler in a year ago’s competition. Haris Rauf is another key bowler, while Mohammad Hafeez’s involvement in bat and ball, Fakhar Zaman’s top-request batting and David Wiese’s overall exhibitions will likewise be vital.
It is a squad loaded with T20 ability and, having just fortified the center of the group that went so close last season, it is a group prepared to challenge for praises once more.
Lahore Qalandars Team Squad
Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, Samit Patel. Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Agha, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Zaid Alam, Fakhar Zaman, David Wiese, Haris Rauf. Dunk, Dilbar Hussain, Sohail Akhtar, Rashid Khan, Denly, Ahmad Danyal.
2020 Result: First in group, Third overall
Captain: Shan Masood
Key Players: Lynn, Shahid Afridi, and Rossouw
Other Key Players: Sohail Tanvir, Vince, and Khushdil Shah
Multan Sultans were in acceptable structure in the group stage last season, yet when the postponed end of the season games were played they couldn’t look after it. Still, it was a best presentation for the most youthful group in the Pakistan Super League and some shrewd maintenances for 2021 methods they gloat a solid squad once more.
There is absolutely no lack of capability, with Sydney Sixers’ star man in their BBL title win. James Vince, maybe the most amazing aspect all the Gold-level players on offer. Vince will accomplice Chris Lynn, what himself’s identity had returned to a portion of his best structure in the BBL. At the highest point of the request and in the event that they don’t fire; at that point, Rilee Rossouw will come in to get the pieces.
That is a considerable top-order, and with Adam Lyth likewise a choice and Shahid Afridi to show up at the last part of the innings, they can anticipate a lot of runs. The inquiry at that point is can they defend them? Sohail Tanvir will unquestionably think so and the 36-year-old left-arm paceman stays a considerable choice.
Multan Sultans Team Squad
Shahid Afridi, Rilee Rossouw, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir. Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaibullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani. Muhammad Umar, Khushdil Shah, James Vince, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir. Lynn, Sohail Khan, Imran Khan Sr., Carlos Brathwaite.
2020 Result: Fourth
Captain: Wahab Riaz
Key Players: Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, David Miller
Other Key Players: Kamran Akmal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rutherford, and Livingstone
Peshawar Zalmi will have expected preferably from their 2020 season over the thing was, at last, a disillusioning fourth-place finish. They have added some energetic ability to an accomplished squad for the 2021 season. Nonetheless, and indeed look among the teams to beat.
Wahab Riaz captains the team, while 40-year-old Shoaib Malik will hope to recover the T20 structure he appeared in 2019/20 that acquired him a worldwide review. Kamran Akmal is additionally held. At the opposite finish of the age scale, teen turn bowling hotshot Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Rising West Indian star Sherfane Rutherford and forthcoming England confident Saqib Mahmood are ready to bang on.
Mujeeb – the second-best bowler as per the T20i rankings; – is a top turn bowling choice, while Liam Livingstone has been held and shows up off the rear of a solid BBL crusade.
Peshawar Zalmi Team Squad
Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Umaid Asif, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq. M Imran Randhawa, Mohammad Irfan Sr., Ibrar Ahmed, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, David Miller, Mujeeb ur Rahman. Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Mohammad Imran, Ravi Bopara, Amir Khan.
2020 Result: Fifth
Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Key Players: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Gayle, and Tom Banton
Other Key Players: Mohammad Hasnain, Qais Ahmad, and Naseem Shah
Quetta Fighters were disillusioning in their title protection last season, neglecting to recreate their previous heights and eventually missing out on the play-offs. Notwithstanding that, they have held a center of their crew – yet their two key augmentations are key picks.
The two being referred to, Chris Gayle and Tom Banton. They will open the batting together and the Fighters will trust they see the variant of 41-year-old Gayle who scored three half-hundreds of years – including a high score of 99 – in seven IPL matches before Christmas.
Banton, in the meantime, recovered a portion of his form at the Abu Dhabi T10 League, and in the event that he can duplicate his best hitting too it is an impressive partnership in the making.
The issue is the absence of profundity in the event that it doesn’t pay off up the order, and it very well maybe a lot for a youthful yet capable bowling line-up – including Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, and Qais Ahmad – to back up.
Quetta Gladiators Team Squad
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Shinwari, Cameron Delport. Qais Ahmed, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Dale Steyn. Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mehmood, Anwar Ali, Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Usman Khan.
PSL 2021 Final Prediction
Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars played out last season’s conclusive and they look the teams to beat again this season.
Karachi Kings are 4.00 top picks to win and have held their top stars from last season. At least Babar Azam – and added insight as Dan Christian and Mohammad Nabi as well.
Lahore, in the meanwhile, is 4.33 and have Rashid Khan opening into a generally tremendously amazing squad. Once again are a lot of equivalent to last season.
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