PESHAWAR: The third season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will kick off in Dubai today (Thursday).
Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi will face debutants Multan Sultans in the opening match which is scheduled to begin at 10:00pm. The organizers of the event will also arrange a colorful opening ceremony at Dubai Stadium. Eminent singers Shahzad Roy, Ali Zafar, Abida Parveen and some foreign singers will perform on the occasion.
A total of 34 matches will be played in PSL-3. Thirty-one matches will be played in Dubai, while three matches will be played in Pakistan. Two play-off matches will be played in Lahore, while the final will be played in Karachi.
Peshawar Zalmi squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Asghar, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh, Andre Fletcher, Rikki Wessels, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Arif, Khushdil Shah, Liam Dawson, Umaid Asif.
Multan Sultans squad: Shoaib Malik (captain), Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakarra, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar, Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Ross Whiteley, Umar Siddiq, Shan Masood, Thisara Perera.