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Where are the Pakistan batsmen in the PSL?

While the PSL continues to churn out Pakistan bowling stars, batsmen are proving much harder to unearth

Pakistan Super League

PSL 2019


Sarfaraz to lead; Watson, Akmals in ESPNcricinfo's PSL XI

A young tearaway, a leggie who's already created waves, and established T20 stars make up our best of the tournament

Will they don the Pakistan colours soon?

While much of the attraction came from high-profile globe-trotting stars, here are four players who may make their international debut before PSL 2020

PSL final

Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators

Hasnain, Shehzad secure Quetta's maiden PSL title

The teenage fast bowler took 3 for 30 as Peshawar Zalmi lost to the Gladiators for the fourth time this season

Ehsan Mani hopeful of hosting all PSL 2020 matches in Pakistan

PCB chairman's statement comes at the closing ceremony ahead of the PSL 2019 final at Karachi's National Stadium

Foreign players' comfort levels in Pakistan 'growing all the time'

The ICC CEO said the progress made by the PCB in bringing international cricket to Pakistan has 'changed the perception' of the country

Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi

PSL 2019

Kamran, Imam, Hasan dismantle Karachi Kings

Colin Ingram was the only player to offer Peshawar Zalmi any resisting, scoring a classy half-century, but it wasn't enough

Saqlain: Kamran peaking at the right time for Peshawar Zalmi

Kamran Akmal blasted 86 runs from 58 balls to help Peshawar beat Karachi and finish the league stage of PSL 2019 on the top of the points table


Sunday's round-up: Shinwari aces test of nerves

Usman Shinwari defends five runs in the last over to take Karachi into the playoffs


Pakistan Super League 2018

Tournament Review

Team of the PSL - Ronchi, Akmal prove age is just a number

T20 icons, old warhorses and emerging superstars - all feature in ESPNcricinfo's team of the tournament

Four PSL stars who are ready to play for Pakistan

With clutch performances, these young sensations impressed with their skills, and could make their national debut before next year's tournament

PSL final, Karachi

Islamabad v Peshawar

Ronchi, Shadab seal Islamabad's second PSL title

Asif Ali's three successive sixes - off Hasan Ali in the 16th over - tilted the scales towards Islamabad after a sensational middle-order collapse

PSL Knockouts

Karachi v Peshawar, Eliminator 2

Dominant Kamran powers Peshawar into final

Opener's 27-ball 77 sets up huge total, before bowlers suppress Karachi's steady surge to give Peshawar an opportunity to defend their crown

Mushtaq Ahmed: Hasan Ali has big-match temperament


PSL Eliminator

Peshawar v Quetta

Peshawar finally break the one-run playoff jinx

Peshawar had suffered one-run losses in the playoffs in last two seasons. This time they kicked the habit

Avoid players who won't travel to Pakistan - Moin

The Quetta head coach lamented the absence of Shane Watson and Kevin Pietersen, who had led the team to the playoffs

Peshawar steal one-run win, Quetta knocked out

The silly and the sublime came together in Lahore for a riveting finish as Peshawar Zalmi booked their place in the second qualifier

Qualifier 1, PSL 2018

Islamabad v Karachi, Dubai

Ronchi's 94 fires Islamabad into second PSL final

Records tumbled in Dubai as Karachi lost the match with 45 balls to spare. They now face the winner of the eliminator between Quetta and Peshawar


Islamabad v Karachi

PSL 2018, Sharjah

Usman, Afridi take Karachi through to playoffs

In a must-win game, the Karachi bowlers came through to dismiss Islamabad for 124 and set up a qualifier clash against the same opponents in two days

Peshawar v Lahore

PSL 2018

Peshawar into PSL knockouts with Kamran's 107*

Peshawar Zalmi piggy-backed on Kamran Akmal's fourth T20 century, his second fifty-plus score in as many days to brush aside Lahore Qalandars

Pakistan Super League

Quetta v Islamabad, Sharjah

Ashraf, Duminy secure top spot for Islamabad

A clinical bowling performance limited Quetta Gladiators to 147, a score Islamabad United chased down with 10 balls to spare in dewy Sharjah

Inspired by Sarfraz Ahmed's fighting spirit - Hasan Khan

The Quetta Gladiators left-arm spinner talks about his journey in the PSL


PSL 2018

Peshawar v Karachi

Akmal, Dawson keep Peshawar's campaign kicking

Peshawar dominated Karachi in a must-win game and completed a massive 44-run victory to open up the race for semi-final spots


'Had no option but to go freelance'

Sohail Tanvir talks about his diverse playing career, Wasim Akram's influence on the team, and why Multan Sultans can still win PSL 2018


PSL 2018

Quetta v Lahore

Absence of key players made a huge difference - Aaqib Javed

The director of cricket and head coach of Lahore Qalandars talks about his team's performance and dealing with Umar Akmal


Fakhar Zaman's blitz topples Quetta Gladiators

The opener scored 94 off 50 balls, the highest individual score this season, to give Lahore Qalandars their third successive win


Islamabad v Multan

PSL 2018, Sharjah

'Bowling in PSL is better than any other league'

Waqar Younis also talks about the difference between coaching Islamabad United and Pakistan


Ronchi, Hales secure Islamabad's playoff spot

Quetta Gladiators also qualified, while Multan Sultans have to wait on results from Peshawar Zalmi's matches


Lahore v Karachi

PSL 2018

Narine Super Over gives Lahore season's second win

Imad Wasim bumps head during tumbling catch, suffers 'mild concussion'

Pakistan Super League

Player feature

'Really like Ibtisam's body language' - Mohammad Akram

Mohammad Akram talks about scouting Ibtisam Sheikh and the important of leg spinners in Pakistan cricket


'I want to be a big name in Pakistan' - Hussain Talat

The 22-year old hard-hitting batsman talks about growing up in a small town - the same one that Abdul Razzaq calls home - and his hopes for the future

'PSL has solved my financial troubles'

Hussain Talat shares his experience playing alongside Pakistan and international cricketers in the PSL


Quetta v Peshawar

PSL 2018, Dubai

Sarfraz, Watson shepherd Quetta to first place

An all-round show from Shane Watson, coupled with a patient kock from Sarfraz Ahmed took Quetta Gladiators to the top of the points table

Karachi v Multan

PSL 2018, Dubai

Denly and Afridi make short work of Multan

Karachi Kings crushed Multan Sultans, first with an authoritative batting performance, led by Joe Denly, and then snuffing out Multan's pursuit on the back of Shahid Afridi's three-wicket burst

PSL newsfile - Gohar relishes 'magic ball' to Sammy

Seventeen-year-old Shaheen Afridi impresses Multan Sultans coach Tom Moody while Umar Gul hurts his knee

Peshawar v Islamabad

PSL 2018

Duminy, Samit propel Islamabad to the top

A record ninth-wicket stand of 55 between Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif reduced Peshawar's margin of defeat

Lahore v Multan

PSL 2018, Dubai

Shaheen Afridi's 5 for 4 ends Lahore's losing streak

The 17-year old left-arm quick scythed through table-toppers Multan and helped Lahore win their first match of the season

Lahore v Islamabad

PSL 2018

Ronchi's 77 consigns Lahore to sixth straight loss

The result meant a brisk half-century from Anton Devcich and a late blitz from Brendon McCullum came to nought, and Lahore remained winless this season

Multan v Quetta

PSL 2018

Hasan heroics trump Gul six-for as Quetta win

Pakistan's Under-19 captain launched a last-over six off Kieron Pollard to seal a dramatic win that lifted Quetta Gladiators to fourth in the PSL standings

Multan v Peshawar

PSL 2018

Maqsood, Tanvir consolidate Multan's top spot

Sohaib Maqsood smashed the season's highest individual score to help the table-toppers amass the biggest total of PSL 2018

Injured Russell to miss remainder of PSL 2018

The West Indies allrounder injured his right hamstring during Islamabad United's fixture against Karachi Kings on Sunday

PSL 2018

Islamabad v Karachi

Ronchi hammers Karachi with 37-ball 71

The wicketkeeper-batsman got a 23-ball fifty in a 104-run opening stand with JP Duminy

PSL 2018

Peshawar v Lahore

Hasan Ali, Dawson keep Lahore winless

Openers Akmal, Tamim make light work of target as Peshawar Zalmi cruise to third win

PSL 2018

Multan v Quetta

Tahir hat-trick helps Multan breeze to victory

Sohail Tanvir did his fair share of the damage too, as Multan Sultans skittled Quetta Gladiators for 102 and then chased down the target with ease

Islamabad v Lahore

PSL 2018

Russell's blitz downs Lahore in Super-Over finish

Mustafizur Rahman failed to defend 16 in the Super Over as Islamabad United won a nail-biter in Sharjah

PSL 2018

Quetta v Peshawar

Sammy wins Peshawar a thriller on one leg

They had one win from three matches coming into the game and the captain - despite a bad injury - stepped up to deliver another

PSL 2018

Islamabad v Quetta

Bowlers, Pietersen dazzle in Quetta's easy win

Rumaan Raees' knee injury adds to Islamabad United's woes; they slump to their second loss in three games

PSL 2018

Karachi v Lahore

Bopara, Afridi extend Karachi's winning run

Lahore Qalandars were handed their third straight loss as Karachi Kings came back strongly, on multiple occasions, to down their rivals by 27 runs

PSL 2018

Islamabad v Multan

Smith 71* in vain as Karachi post second win

Run outs, poor shots hamper Peshawar Zalmi as they slump to second loss in three matches

Talat's cameo carries Islamabad home in low-scorer

Islamabad's seamers did most of the damage under cloudy skies, limiting Multan to 113 to set up their first win of the tournament

PSL 2018


Watson, Archer lead nine-wicket rout of Lahore

Lahore Qalandars whimpered to 119 against Quetta Gladiators, who in turn waltzed to their target with nine wickets and six overs to spare

Umaid Asif's four-for leads Peshawar to big win

The 33-year-old fast bowler, on PSL debut, carved open the heart of Islamabad's batting and led Peshawar's defence of 176

Pakistan Super League

Multan v Lahore

Lahore suffer epic collapse as Junaid takes hat-trick

Lahore Qalandars went from 132 for 3 to 136 all out after Multan Sultan's Kumar Sangakkara scored his second successive fifty of the PSL

Karachi v Quetta

PSL 2018

Mills and spinners help Karachi Kings defend 149

The England quick, captain Imad Wasim and Shahid Afridi sliced through Quetta Gladiators' batting line-up and masked Karachi Kings' collapse of 6 for 13

Pakistan Super League

Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans

Irfan, Sangakkara give Multan debut win

Captain Shoaib Malik plays the finishers' role to perfection as defending champions Peshawar left to rue lack of runs in tournament opener

Pakistan Super League

Team Previews

Peshawar bank on core unit for title defence

The defending champions managed to retain the spine of the title-winning team from last year but will be without an injured Shakib Al Hasan

Star-studded Karachi look to turn fortunes around

Although the batting unit looks weak on paper, Karachi Kings have a threatening bowling attack to fall back on

Russell's return ignites Islamabad's title ambitions

The allrounder is back after serving a one-year ban for a doping-code violation, and should lift the spirits of a team that spent most of the 2017 season embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal

West Indies

Dre Russ returns

What next for Andre Russell?

Andre Russell has finished serving his one year ban for a doping code violation. Here's what lies ahead for the in-demand allrounder


Pakistan Super League 2018

How the PSL squads stack up

The squads of all the PSL franchises after the player draft on November 12 in Lahore

A PSL draft prioritising availability over star power

Considering the World Cup qualifiers will be clashing with the T20 league, the franchises had to make a few punts

Pakistan Super League

Security arrangements

ICC consultant 'extremely positive' about Karachi security

Reg Dickason was in the city to inspect a security rehearsal for the Pakistan Super League final, scheduled to be held at the National Stadium in March

Pakistan Super League


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