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DUBAI (Staff Report) – In a bid to qualify for the next round, Lahore Qalandars will face off Islamabad United while Karachi Kings will challenge Peshawar Zalmi in the two PSL games to be played today (Wednesday) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The first match, Karachi vs Peshawar, will start at 4:00pm and the second game will begin at 9:00pm (PST).

According to current points table, Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi have qualified for qualifiers round while Islamabad is the third possible qualifier.

Anyone of Lahore and Karachi, who will win their today’s match, will become the fourth team to qualify for next round.

However if the both teams win their matches, only two teams out of Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi; will qualify for second round on the basis of their run rates.

Islamabad United Squad:

Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Misbah ul Haq (c), Samuel Badree, Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Umar Amin, Sam Billings, Rumman Raees, Amad Butt, Ashar Zaidi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Siddiq

Karachi Kings Squad:

Shoaib Malik (c), Nauman Anwar, Lendl Simmons, Shahzaib Hasan, Fawad Alam, James Vince, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, TM Dilshan, Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir, Mushfiqur Rahim, Saifullah Bangash, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir, Mir Hamza

Peshawar Zalmi Squad:

Shahid Afridi (c), Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Muhammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Khan, James Allenby, Aamir Yamin, Dawid Malan, Imran Khan Junior, Shahid Yousaf, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Asghar, Brad Hodge, Israrullah, Taj Wali, Musadiq Ahamd, Hassan Ali

Lahore Qalanadars Squad:

Chris Gayle, Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Muhammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Mustafizur Rehman, Kevon Cooper, Cameron Delport, Zafar Gohar, Hammad Azam, Zia ul Haq, Zohaib Khan, Azhar Ali (c), Abdur Razzaq, Mukhtar Ahmad, Ehsan Adil, Imran butt, Navid Yasin, Adnan Rasool

The first round will be followed by three quarter finals which will decide the top two teams that will fight in the final T20 game on February 23 at Dubai cricket stadium to win the event.

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Points Table:

Team Matches Played Points
Islamabad United 7 6
Quetta Gladiators 8 12
Lahore Qalanadars 7 4
Karachi Kings 7 4
Peshawar Zalmi 7 8
Total Games 18

Full Schedule and Venues List:

Date/Time Match Result
Thu Feb 4D/N 1st T20 – Islamabad vs Quetta
Dubai
Quetta
Fri Feb 5D/N 2nd T20 – Karachi vs Lahore
Dubai
Karachi
Fri Feb 5D/N 3rd T20 – Peshawar vs Islamabad
Dubai
Peshawar
Sat Feb 6D/N 4th T20 – Quetta vs Karachi
Dubai
Quetta
Sat Feb 6D/N 5th T20 – Lahore vs Peshawar
Dubai
Peshawar
Sun Feb 7D/N 6th T20 – Islamabad vs Karachi
Dubai
Islamabad
Sun Feb 7D/N 7th T20 – Quetta vs Peshawar
Dubai
Quetta
Mon Feb 8D/N 8th T20 – Lahore vs Quetta
Dubai
Lahore
Wed Feb 10D/N 9th T20 – Islamabad vs Lahore
Sharjah
Islamabad
Thu Feb 11D/N 10th T20 – Karachi vs Peshawar
Sharjah
Peshawar
Thu Feb 11D/N 11th T20 – Islamabad vs Quetta
Sharjah
Quetta
Fri Feb 12D/N 12th T20 – Karachi vs Lahore
Sharjah
Karachi
Fri Feb 12D/N 13th T20 – Peshawar vs Islamabad
Sharjah
Peshawar
Sat Feb 13D/N 14th T20 – Quetta vs Karachi
Sharjah
Quetta
Sat Feb 13D/N 15th T20 – Lahore vs Peshawar
Sharjah
Lahore
Sun Feb 14D/N 16th T20 – Islamabad vs Karachi
Sharjah
Islamabad
Sun Feb 14D/N 17th T20 – Quetta vs Peshawar
Sharjah
Peshawar
Tue Feb 16D/N 18th T20 – Lahore vs Quetta
Dubai
Quetta
Wed Feb 17D/N 19th T20 – Karachi vs Peshawar
Dubai
N/A
Wed Feb 17D/N 20th T20 – Islamabad vs Lahore
Dubai
N/A
Fri Feb 19D/N 1st Playoff – 1st Place vs 2nd Place
Dubai
N/A
Sat Feb 20D/N 2nd Playoff – 3rd Place vs 4th Place
Dubai
N/A
Sat Feb 20D/N 3rd Playoff – Playoff 2 Winner vs Playoff 1 Loser
Dubai
N/A
Tue Feb 23D/N Finals – TBD vs TBDDubai N/A