PSL 2019: Champions Islamabad vs Lahore Qalandars

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PSL 2019: Champions Islamabad United start title defence with Lahore Qalandars victory

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PSL 2019, Pitbull might not have made it to Dubai after all, and the cricket did not start before 10pm – or 11pm for those tuning in to the television broadcast back in Pakistan.

psl-2019,But the 25,000 supporters that packed into the Dubai International Stadium did not seem to care,

as Season 4 of the HBL Pakistan Super League was ushered in in rousing style on Thursday night, PSL 2019

Once the performances were complete, a cast of hundreds set about striking the stage,

which had ringed the square. PSL 2019

champions Islamabad United:

Around 15 minutes later than originally scheduled, Mohammed Sami,

the new captain of the defending champions Islamabad United, sent down the first ball of the season.

What was also confirmed was that South African cricket legend AB de Villiers will be playing in this edition of the PSL and

will feature for the Lahore Qalandars after he became the first pick of the PSL Draft this season. More news on de Villiers’ selection can be found here.

Till recently, players were allowed to play in the UAE and opt out of featuring

in Pakistan and those who made the trip to the country were paid extra. Going forward, neither of these possibilities will be allowed.

In fact, some of the teams made it very clear during the Draft they were going to pick only those players who were happy to feature in Pakistan for those eight games during the PSL.

PSL 2019 schedule :

The PSL 2019 schedule for the fourth season has now been revealed. The PSL Draft was held on November 20 after the teams were allowed to retain up to 10 players apiece.

Here’s how you can buy PSL tickets for 2019. If you are one of those who feels watching PSL on TV is actually better than being at the stadium, we have listed all the PSL broadcast tv partners for you.

Fakhar Zaman, the Lahore Qalandars opener, promptly dispatched it in crisp fashion to the mid-off boundary. The world’s worst performing Twenty20 franchise were off and running.

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The much-anticipated first glimpse of AB de Villiers was delayed until the 11th over by a fine first-wicket alliance between Fakhar and Sohail Akhtar.

They shared 97 before Akhtar fell for 37, caught at the wicket by Luke Ronchi off a Faheem Ashraf bouncer that clipped the top of his gloves then the grille of his helmet.

De Villiers’ stay was brief but happily received, the crowd roaring “AB! AB!” as he did his best to find them.

He hit two fours and one six, before being smartly caught on the long-off boundary by Phil Salt trying for another.

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