2020 PSL Teams | Pakistan Super League PSL 5th Edition 7th Team?

The clock is ticking and we are ready to witness one of the most exciting cricket leagues on planet earth Pakistan Super League PSL. The PSL Cricket League was founded on 9 September in Lahore with five PSL teams. The immense response from the crowd compelled the PSL organizers to add 6th team in the league.

Now we are on the edge of the PSL 2020 and guess what, there are 7 teams playing in this year PSL. Though everyone is familiar with the 6th PSL teams but the 7th team is yet to be revealed. So, stay connected to know about the PSL 2020 updates. Take a look at the PSL 2020 teams for this season.

Pakistan Super League PSL Teams 2020

When the league started, about 20 parties from around the world showed their interest in buying the PSL franchise for the first season. The 5 teams of PSL 2016 were sold for a total price of $93 million.

In PSL 2017, PCB invited bids of the 6th team Multan Sultan which was initially bought by the Schon Properties for about $5.2 million and became the most expensive team in PSL. But the rights were terminated by the organizers due to the payment issues. Again, PCB invited bids for Multan Sultan and resold the team to Ali Tareen for $6.35 million for seven years. The six teams of PSL are

1. Islamabad United

Team Name
Islamabad United
Owner
Leonine Global Sports
Caption
Mohammad Sami
Head Coach
Misbah Ul Haq
Home Ground
Cricket Stadium

Islamabad United also known as IU is the two-time champion (2016, 2018) of the Pakistan Super League. The franchise is owned by the Leonine Global which is owned by Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi.

Islamabad United won the first season of the PSL beside their weak start and defeated Quetta Gladiators in the final. The team won their 2nd title in 3rd season of PSL by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final.

IU is one of the most successful PSL teams with two titles. Coaching staff includes Misbah Ul Haq Head Coach, Waqar Younis team director and Saeed Ajmal as a spin bowling coach. Mohammad Sami is the Captain and also the leading wicket ticker for Islamabad United. The leading run scorer of Islamabad United is Luke Ronchi.

2. Lahore Qalandars

Team Name
Lahore Qalandars
Owner
Qatar Lubricants
Caption
Fakhar Zaman
Head Coach
Ahtisham Ahmad
Home Ground
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore

Perhaps the most trolled teams of PSL, Lahore Qalandars is the only team that has finished in the last spot at PSL Points Table in every season. Owned by Rana Fawad, the team is currently captained by Fakhar Zaman after the regular Captain Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out of the tournament due to finger injury. Coaching staff includes Ahtisham Ahmad, Head Coach, Shoaib Akhtar Bowling mentor and Aaqib Javed Bowling Coach.

The big news about Lahore Qalandars is that Shahid Khan Afridi will represent the team in PSL 2020. Though big cricket names like Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo and AB Devillers has played for Lahore Qalandars but they team hasn’t succeed in any season and failed badly.

The team is expecting something miraculous from Shahid Afridi. Yasir Shah is the leading wicket taker and Fakhar Zaman is the leading run scorer for Lahore Qalandars.

3. Karachi Kings

Team Name
Karachi Kings
Owner
ARY Group (Salman Iqbal)
Caption
Imad Wasim
Head Coach
Dean Jones
Home Ground
National Stadium Karachi

Karachi Kings also known as KK is one of the most expensive franchises of the Pakistan Super League. Former Australian player Dean Jones is now the head coach in PSL 2020 season, Imad Wasim Captain, Faisal Iqbal Batting coach and legendary Wasim Akram is the bowling mentor of Karachi Kings.

Though Karachi Kings hasn’t won any title but the overall performance of team is very good. Mohammad Amir is the leading wicket taker while Babar Azam is the leading run scorer for Karachi Kings.

4. Peshawar Zalmi

Team Name
Peshawar Zalmi
Owner
Javed Afridi
Caption
Darren Sami
Head Coach
Mohammad Akram
Home Ground
Arbab Niaz Stadium Peshawar

Peshawar Zalmi is one of the most exciting PSL teams, Peshawar Zalmi has played 3 finals of this cricket league. The team won their only title in PSL 2017 and finished runners up in 2018 and 2019. Led by Darren Sami, the head coach of Peshawar Zalmi is Mohammad Akram with Saqlain Mushtaq as Spin bowling coach and Younis Khan as a Batting Coach. Wahab Riaz is the leading wicket ticker and the leading run scorer is Kamran Akmal.

5. Multan Sultans

Team Name
Multan Sultans
Owner
Ali Tareen
Caption
Shoaib Malik
Head Coach
Johan Botha
Home Ground
Multan Cricket Stadium

The most expensive team of PSL 2020 is Multan Sultans. This PSL team was added as the 6th team in 4th season of PSL. This will be the third PSL season for Multan Sultan. The team is yet to achieve a milestone this exciting t20 cricket league.

Former South Africa all-rounder Johan Botha is the coach and Shoaib Malik is the captain of the PSL team. The big news is that Dale Steyn will be the part of Multan Sultans in PSL 2020. Shoaib Malik is the leading run scorer whereas Junaid Khan is the leading wicket taker for Multan Sultans.

6. Quetta Gladiators

Team Name
Quetta Gladiators
Owner
Omar Associates
Caption
Sarfraz Ahmad
Head Coach
Moin Khan
Home Ground
Bugti Stadium Quetta

This Current Champion of PSL has also played three finals of the league. They finished as a runner up in 2016 and 2017. The team won their 1st title in 2019 by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final.

The captain of the Quetta Gladiators is Sarfraz Ahmed, Moin Khan Headcoach, Sir Viv Richards Mentor and Batting Coach and Abdul Razzaq as an Assistant Coach.

The defending champions are expecting to retain their title as their team is the best in the league in all formats. One of the best things about Quetta Gladiators is their consistent performance. The leading run scorer is Ahmed Shahzad and Mohammad Nawaz is the leading wicket taker for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League.

7. Yet to be announced

PCB hasn’t revealed the 7th team of the PSL 2020. We will update the team as soon as it is announced.

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