A quick look at the Pakistan Cricket League (PSL) , the team squads and more

Auritro Ghosh
The Business of Sports
3 min readJan 13, 2021


Last year the Pakistan Cricket Board had a tough time with Covid19, which is unfortunate because, the year before, in 2019, they had recorded a 100% increase in revenue. A revenue of around 11 billion pakistani rupees, which equates to around 550 crore in Indian rupee or 75 million US dollars, much of this revenue was courtesy the PSL.

The PSL (Pakistan Super League)

The PSL has done well. It has managed to find a place in the common Pakistani’s heart and it shows. Though the quality of cricket has room for improvement, the tournament scores high on passion and support. After being staged in the UAE in the initial few years, it came back to Pakistan in 2020.

PSL 2021 will be held in Karachi, at the The National Stadium, and Lahore, at the Gaddafi Stadium. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has said that they are in talks with the government to allow crowds for PSL-6 as stated below.

“The PSL is a famous brand now and the entire nation is proud of its league. Fans always supported the PSL and also played a significant role in making it a success in every edition. In this edition as well, we will try to convince the government to allow a fixed number of crowd who may watch the matches strictly following the Covid-19 SOPs set by the government”

The tournament is set to run from 20th February till 22nd March 2021.

2021 squads

Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Amir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Masood, Arshad lqbal, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram

Lahore Qalandars: Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Dilbar Hussain, Sohail Akhtar, Zaid Alam, Rashid Khan, Joe Denly, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Salman All Agha, Mohammad Faizan, Ahmed Danyal

Islamabad United: Shadab Khan, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Asif All, Muhammad Musa Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Reece Topley, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Iftikhar Ahmed, Akif Javed, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah

Multan Sultans: Shahid Afridi, Rilee Rossouw, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Khushdil Shah, James Vince, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Rizwan, Carlos Braithwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Imran Khan Sr, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar

Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mehmood, Anwar Ali, Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn, Usman Khan, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Saim Ayub, Cameron Delport, Arish Ali Khan, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir

Peshawar Zalmi: Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, lbrar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Amir Khan, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan