DUBAI: Only two days remain in the start of the coveted Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018, Samaa reported.
The third edition of the tournament will begin on Thursday, 22nd February 2018 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The opening ceremony will feature a live concert in which national and international singers will perform followed by a spectacular display of fireworks to enthrall audience.
The artists scheduled to perform include Abida Parveen, Ali Zafar, Shehzad Roy and Jason Derulo.
The ceremony would be followed by the opening match of the tournament between defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and newcomers Multan Sultans at 10.00 pm PST.
The defenders of the 2017 edition of PSL will be heading to the tournament to win the trophy for the second time in a row. The side has experienced campaigners in all the three departments of the game.
Multan Sultans, on the other hand, are led by a veteran management with the likes of Shoaib Malik – who led Pakistan into the first ever ICC World Twenty20 final in 2007 – serving as captain and Wasim Akram – who was the mentor of Islamabad United, when the franchise won the first edition back in 2016. With a powerful lineup, let’s see what the team has to offer in their first ever campaign.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (captain), Evin Lewis, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Arif, Khushdil Shah, Taimur Sultan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Mohammad Hafeez, Shakib Al Hasan, Haris Sohail, Dwayne Bravo, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Khalid Usman, Kamran Akmal, Andre Fletcher, Hasan Ali, Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Asghar, Sameen Gul.
Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Abdullah Shafiq, Darren Bravo, Saif Badar, Umar Siddiq, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Kieron Pollard, Kashif Bhatti, Ross Whiteley, Kumar Sangakkara, Nicholas Pooran, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Imran Tahir, Irfan Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Hardus Viljoen. – SAMAA
Story first published: 20th February 2018