Pakistan’s Grandest Sporting Festival, The Psl Is Just Days Away, And We For One Cannot Contain Our Excitement. The Great News Is That The Entire Tournament Will Be Played In Pakistan, Unlike Previous Editions, Which Only Hosted The Eliminators And The Final.

A Nation, Which Has Been Deprived Of International Stars For More Than A Decade, Cannot Wait To See The Likes Of Steyn, Lynn, And Of Course, Our Homebred ‘Lala’, Among Others. Therefore, There Is Plenty To Look Forward To In This Edition. Let Us Read The Five Most Interesting Facts About This Year’s Psl.

1. Shahid Afridi’s Farewell Tournament

Shahid Afridi Burst On The Scene After Scoring A Blistering Hundred In Just 37 Deliveries, The Record Remained Unbroken For 2 Decades. Lala Is 40 Plus Now, Although He Would Dispute It. He Has Retired From All Forms Of Cricket Except For Exhibition Leagues.

Therefore, We Think This Could Be The Farewell Tournament For Lala And His Legacy, And What Better Way To Say Goodbye Than In Front Of His Own People!

2. The Speed Demon Will Be In Action

Dale Steyn Has Been Terrorizing Batsmen Since The Day He Made His Debut In The Green Shirt. This Is The First Time The South African Will Be A Part Of The Psl – Playing For Islamabad United, The Two-Time Champions.

Dale Steyn, Just Like Afridi, Is Well Into The Twilight Of His Career, And There Are Good Chances That This Might Be His Only Participation In The Tournament. So, Seize This Opportunity And Watch The Greatest Fast Bowler Of Our Generation On Our Soil.

3. The Venues

The Second Edition’s Final Was Hosted By Lahore After Which, Karachi Held The Grand Finale Of Season 4 And 5. This Year, The Gaddafi Stadium Will Be The Venue For The Final. While Karachi Will Host One Of The Eliminators.

What Is Encouraging Is That Multan And Rawalpindi Will Also Get A Good Chunk Of Games. Expect Tremendous Support For Multan Sultans And Islamabad United From These Cities.

4. The Tickets

The Tickets Became Available Online From 20th Jan. You Can Purchase Them Online Via Yayvo.Com Or In- Person Through Dedicated Tcs Express Centers Across 38 Cities. As Per Pcb’s Policy, One Individual Can Purchase Up To Seven Tickets Per Match On Their Nic.

For The Opening Match And The Ceremony, The Tickets Go From Rs. 1000 To Rs. 6000. While The Price For The Eliminators In Karachi And Lahore Is Set At Rs. 500 And Goes Up All The Way To Rs. 4000. The Ticket Price For The Final Is Set Between Rs. 500 And Rs. 5000. Not Too Much For Such A Grand Occasion, Right?

5. The Favorites

Quetta Gladiators Are The Hot Favorites To Defend Their Title. One Glance At Their Squad And You Immediately Notice The Depth Their Squad Has. We Think Multan Sultans Could Be The Surprise Favorites To Challenge The Gladiators For Their Throne, As They Have Brought In Significant Reinforcements.

If You Are A Lahore Or Karachi Fan, Well, Good Luck Because Their Respective Squads Seem Much Depleted For Some Reason. In Fact, Lahore Has Appointed Sohail Akhtar, A Player With No International Experience To Lead Them. While Karachi Has Released Liam Livingstone And Colin Ingram From Last Year – Shocking! Who Do You Think Will Lift The Title? Let Us Know In The Comments.