Pakistan Super League 2021 also known as HBL PSL 2021 or PSL Six is the 6th season of PSL, a franchise T20 league that was formed by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) in 2015. It is 2nd season organized completely in Pakistan. This season consist of six squads and no expansion was made for this season.
The opening ceremony took place on 20th Feb 2021 and renowned Pakistani stars performed in the ceremony including Atif Aslam and Humaima Malik. 1st match of this season was performed between Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings. This article has all the information including PSL 2021 Schedule.
|First Match:||20th Feb 2021|
|Last Match:||16th March 2021|
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PSL 2021 Teams
The players of this team include Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Hussein Talat, Moosa Khan, Hassan Ali, Zafar Gohar, Phil Salt, M. Waseem Jr., Reece Topley, Rohail Nazir, Lewis Gregory, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Ahmed Saifi.
The team players are Rashid Khan, Sohail Akhtar, Dilbar Hussein, Ben Dunk, Haris Rauf, David Wiese, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, Zaid Alam, Maaz Khan, Muhammad Faizan, Salman Agha, Zeeshan Ashraf, and Tom Abell.
Karachi Kings selected Babar Azam, Muhammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Amir Yameen, Imad Waseem, Waqas Maqsood, M. Nabi, Arshed Iqbal, Sharjeel Khan, Dan Christian, Joe Clarke, Chadwick Walton, Danish Aziz, Muhammad Ilyas, Qasim Akram, and Zeeshan Malik.
The Multan Sultans squad included Sohail Khan, Muhammad Rizwan, Shoaib Maqsood, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Mohammad Umar, Shoaibullah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanveer, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Chris Lynn, Usman Qadir, Shan Masood.
The squad included Sarfaraz Ahmad, Muhammad Husnain, Ben Cutting, Muhammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Zahid Mehmood, Chris Gayle, Anwar Ali, Naseem Shah, Tom Banton, Cameron Delport, Usman Shinwari, Qais Ahmad, Saim Ayub, Abdul Nasir, and Areesh Ali Khan.
The team players are Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone, David Miller, Haider Ali, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Amad Butt, Sherfane Rutherford, Umaid Asif, Muhammad Imran, Ibrar Ahmad, Muhammad Irfan. Imran Randhawa, Imam-ul-Haque, and Saqib Mehmood.
Pakistan Super League 2021 Brand Ambassador
Zalmi’s Brand Ambassadors
- Mahira Khan-Legendary Pakistani actress
- Esra Belgic-Turkish actress
- Hania Amir-Pakistani Actress
Quetta’s Brand Ambassadors
- Maya Ali-Drama and Film Actress
- Annie Khalid-Popular Singer
- Kaleemullah-Baluch Footballer
- Ahmad Mujtaba-MMA Fighter
Multan’s Brand Ambassadors
- Amir Liaquat-Politician and Anchor Person
- Neelam Muneer-TV and Film star
- Momal Sheikh-TV Star
- Javaid Sheikh-Veteran and Legendary Actor
- Sadia Khan-TV and Film Star
Karachi’s Brand Ambassadors
- Shehzad Roy-Singer
- Hamayun Saeed-Pakistani Actor
- Fahad Mustafa-Pakistani Actor
Lahore’s Brand Ambassadors
- Shaheen Shah Afridi- Cricket Player
Islamabad’s Brand Ambassadors
- Momina Mustehsan-Young Singer
- Fawad Khan-Legendary Actor
PSL Anthem for season 2021 was launched on 7th Feb 2021. Renowned singer Naseebo Lal, young sensation Aima Baig, and young stunners sang the anthem ‘Groove Mera.’ Fida Moin directed this video and includes six key players who would feature for their franchises in the fixture, players are Sarafarz Ahmad, Shan Masud, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah, Wahab Riaz, and Babar Azam.
The anthem received mixed reactions from the public including appraise and criticism. Celebrities however supported the artists for singing such an energetic PSL anthem. The Anthem remained to trend for many years.
PSL 2021 Opening Ceremony
The star-studded opening ceremony of PSL held on 20th Feb 2021 in Karachi, and it is 2nd time that opening ceremony had been organized in Karachi. The opening ceremony of 1st four seasons were organized in Dubai. Twenty percent audience attended the ceremony that was started with Pakistan’s national anthem.
The chairperson of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani greeted overseas cricketers, guests, and support staff at beginning of the ceremony. He thanked all cricket fans for the success of PSL and also thanked the government of Pakistan for letting the cricket board hold PSL.
He wished the best of luck to all participating teams in the tournament. After Ehsan Habib Bank Limited president spoke to the crowd.
Performances by Pakistani Stars
Following these greetings popular and widely acclaimed singer Atif Aslam mesmerized the crowd with his song ‘Aadat.’ After a stunning performance of Atif singer Imran Khan sang his popular song ‘Amplifier.’ Actress Humaima Malik also rocked the ceremony with her dance performance.
After these performances, Aima Baig and Naseebo Laal echoed the ground with the national anthem ‘Groove Mera.’ Cricket festivities were started by a firework.
In June 2020, PCB announced their plan to include Shahi Bagh Stadium (Arbab Niaz Stadium) as the 5th site in this PSL season. But construction delays made match hosting difficult. PCB also wanted to organize some matches in Hyderabad and Faisalabad. Hayatabad stadium was also a probable venue for few matches.
PCB confirmed in Sep 2020 that both Bugti Stadium Quetta and Arbab Niaz Stadium Hayatabad wouldn’t be able to host matches of this season. Later it was decided that matches would be organized in Lahore and Karachi only.
The stadiums are allowed to accommodate only twenty percent audience out of the total space per game i.e., almost fifty-five hundred in Lahore and seventy-five hundred in Karachi due to pandemic Covid-19 in Pakistan. Only online booking of tickets is allowed through online ticketing platform Bookme.pk from 11th Feb.
PSL 2021 Stadium
City Stadium Capacity Matches
Lahore Gaddafi Stadium 27,000 14
Karachi National Stadium 32,000 20
- Iftikhar Ahmad
- Ali Naqvi
- Roshan Mahanama
- Mohammad Javaid
- Muhammad Anees
- Faisal Afridi
- Asif Yaqoob
- Rashid Riaz
- Shozab Raza
- Aleem Dar
- Zameer Haider
- Michael Gough
- Imran Javaid
- Ahsan Raza
- Richard Illingworth
- Alan Wilkins
- Tariq Saeed
- Rameez Raja
- Arooj Mumtaz
- Danny Morrison
- Sana Mir
- Pommie Mbangwa
- Bazid Khan
- David Gower
- JP Duminy
- Simon Doull
- Dominic Cork
- Sikandar Bakht
- Zainab Abbas
PSL 2021 Schedule
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 20th Feb 2021
Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi 21st Feb 2021
Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans 21st Feb 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 22nd Feb 2021
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 23rd Feb 2021
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United 24th Feb 2021
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 26th Feb 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 26th Feb 2021
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 27th Feb 2021
Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 27th Feb 2021
Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings 28th Feb 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United 1st March 2021
Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings 3rd March 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans 3rd March 2021
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 4th March 2021
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 5th March 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United 6th March 2021
Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 6th March 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans 7th March 2021
Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings 10th March 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 11th March 2021
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 12th March 2021
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 12th March 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings 13th March 2021
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 13th March 2021
Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 14th March 2021
Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings 14th March 2021
Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 15th March 2021
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 16th March 2021