As the third edition of Pakistan Super League has moved to Pakistan after the 1st playoff match in Dubai between Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, Pakistan is all set to revive their cricketing passion once again. The preparations for the two eliminators in Lahore and the grand finale in Karachi are at their peak. In the similar fashion, there is a one common question arising in the PSL lovers that which overseas players are going to visit Pakistan with their teams? Who has decided to pull-off from traveling to Pakistan? So, the announcements have come people were most awaiting of.
Peshawar Zalmi overseas players to visit Pakistan for PSL matches
The defending champions Peshawar Zalmi done their homework once again by agreeing their overseas players join their team in Pakistan. Just like the last season, about 95% of the foreign Zalmi players have shown their interests in joining their team in Pakistan.
“Just like last year, this year too all the overseas players will travel to Pakistan for the PSL playoffs,”
confirmed Javed Afridi, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi franchise
The list of Peshawar Zalmi overseas players to visit Pakistan:
- Darren Sammy
- Andre Fletcher
- Tamim Iqbal
- Rikki Wessels
- Liam Dawson
- Chris Jordan
However, it is also confirmed that Dwayne Smith won’t be able to come to Pakistan due to his family commitments. Otherwise, all the foreign players from Zalmi dug-out will be seen in Lahore.
The six key members of the Karachi Kings team have shown eagerness in visiting Pakistan for the all-important playoffs and the undecided final in Karachi. The team reporter of Karachi Kings in a press release announced that their five overseas players are ready to travel to Pakistan.
The list of Karachi Kings overseas players to visit Pakistan:
- Joe Denly
- Tymal Mills
- Colin Ingram
- Lendl Symmons
- David Weisse
- Ravi Bopara
“Karachi Kings overseas players Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Lendl Simmons, Tymal Mills and David Weisse are all ready to travel to Pakistan for the playoffs,”
the team spokesman confirmed
The Carrebian batsman Lendl Simmons, who opens for Karachi Kings, is also agreed to travel to Pakistan for the most important matches.
On the negative side, Eoin Morgan isn’t going to join his team for the playoffs in Pakistan. The captain said that he apologies to visit Pakistan due to some family reasons.
Karachi Kings have lost the 1st playoff against Islamabad United, now they have one more chance to qualify for the final, by playing against the winner of eliminator 1 at Lahore on Tuesday.
As we know, after crushing Karachi Kings in the 1st playoff at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Islamabad United are through to the final of the HBL PSL 2018. This is the second time they have qualified for the final. Therefore, at least five of their overseas players are going to travel to Pakistan to participate in the final at Karachi.
The list of Islamabad United overseas players to visit Pakistan:
- Luke Ronchi
- Samit Patel
- JP Duminy
- Chadwick Walton
- Samuel Badree
As far as Steven Finn involvement is concerned the resources have confirmed that he is going to join his team at Karachi.
The runner-ups for the last two consecutive seasons are running short of the star-studded team once again as most of their overseas players are pulled-out of traveling to Pakistan.
England players Jason Roy and Kieven Peterson, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson and Ben Laughlin have already expressed unwillingness in visiting Pakistan.
But, on the encouraging side, Quetta Gladiators have arranged some wealthy players as an alternate of the previous overseas players.
The list of Quetta Gladiators overseas players to visit Pakistan:
- Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)
- Chris Green (Australia)
- Tom Kohler – Cadmore (England)
- Johnson Charles (Windies)
- Mahamadullah (Bangladesh)
Thisara Perera, who was earlier picked by Multan Sultans itself couldn’t play a single match. But, now he will represent Quetta Gladiators in the rest of the season. Perera has already visited Pakistan twice, with World XI and Sri Lankan team tour to Pakistan. Moreover, he played the last the season of Pakistan Super League or Quetta Gladiators.
Australian all-rounder Chris Green and the Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah are also going to join Quetta Gladiators.
Quetta Gladiators will play their eliminator match against Peshawar Zalmi on March 20, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.