2020 Pakistan Super League

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Pakistan Super League 2020
HBLPSLV 2020.jpeg
Dates20 February – 17 November 2020
Administrator(s)Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Double round robin and playoffs
Host(s) Pakistan
ChampionsKarachi Kings (1st title)
Runners-upLahore Qalandars
Participants6
Matches34
Player of the seriesBabar Azam (KK) (473 runs)
Most runsBabar Azam (KK) (473)
Most wicketsShaheen Afridi (LQ) (17)
Official websitepsl-t20.com
2019
2021

2020 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 5 or for sponsorship reasons as HBL PSL 2020) was the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. It started on 20 February 2020.[1] The league was held entirely in Pakistan for the first time.[2] Karachi Kings won their inaugural tournament by beating Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the final.

The playoff stage of the tournament was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] In late March 2020, the PCB were looking at whether to declare the winner of the tournament based on the league standings, or to play the matches at a later date.[4] On 2 July 2020, the PCB announced that they plan to complete the season in November 2020.[5] On 2 September 2020, the PCB confirmed the fixtures for the remaining matches.[6]

Background[edit]

In February 2019, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, announced that the fifth season of the tournament will be held entirely in Pakistan.[7][8][9][10] In March 2019, Ehsan Mani, Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board also expressed the desire to host all the matches of this season in Pakistan.[11] On 1 January 2020, PCB announced fixtures for the tournament confirming that the entire tournament will take place in Pakistan.[12][13]

Teams and squads[edit]

Islamabad United Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars Multan Sultans Peshawar Zalmi Quetta Gladiators
Additional players selected for Playoffs[17][18]

The players draft took place on 6 December,[19] with the first round taking place on 3 November 2019.[20] Ahead of the draft, each team was allowed to retain up to eight players from their previous squad.[21] On 1 December 2019, PCB announced the retention players list with all six teams retaining a total of 45 players from the previous season.[22][23]

Ahead of the play-offs, teams included new players in their squad as Faf du Plessis, Khurram Shehzad and Hardus Viljoen replaced Kieron Pollard, Mohammad Amir Khan and Liam Dawson respectively, in Peshawar Zalmi squad. In Multan Sultans squad Mahmudullah and Adam Lyth replaced Moeen Ali and Fabian Allen respectively. Lahore Qalandars replaced Chris Lynn, Salman Butt and Seekkuge Prasanna with Tamim Iqbal, Abid Ali and Agha Salman respectively. While, Karachi Kings replaced Chris Jordan and Ali Khan with Sherfane Rutherford and Waqas Maqsood.[24][25] On 7 November 2020, Peshawar Zalmi replaced England's Liam Livingstone with his national side teammate Saqib Mahmood after he was included in the national team against South Africa.[18] On 8 November, Multan Sultans's squad members Mahmudullah tested positive for COVID-19 making him unable to take part in the tournament and was replaced by Brendan Taylor,[26] and James Vince was replaced by Joe Denly after he also tested positive for COVID-19.[27] Kings' Mitchell McClenaghan and Zalmi's Daren Sammy were replaced by Wayne Parnell and Sohaib Maqsood respectively.[28] Few days later, Hasan Ali of Peshawar Zalmi was ruled out of the tournament due to back-strain and was replaced by Mohammad Imran, and in Lahore Qalandars squad, Salman Irshad replaced Agha Salman who suffered an ankle injury.[29]

Venues[edit]

The tournament took place entirely in Pakistan.[30] Total 34 matches were played in four venues Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Multan.[31][32] The opening ceremony took place in Karachi. The playoffs were scheduled to take place in Lahore in November 2020, after being postponed for 8 months due to COVID-19 pandemic but were later shifted to Karachi.[33][34]

Lahore Karachi Rawalpindi Multan
Gaddafi Stadium National Stadium Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Multan Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 32,000 Capacity: 17,000 Capacity: 35,000
Gaddafi stadium lahore.jpg Inside the National Stadium, Karachi 01.jpg RWPCS3.jpg Multan Cricket Stadium.jpg
Matches: 11 Matches: 12 Matches: 8 Matches: 3

Match officials[edit]

Umpires[edit]

Referees[edit]

Promotion in media[edit]

The league was promoted on social media by the hashtag #HBLPSLV and anthem titled #TayyarHain.[36]

Trophy[edit]

On 19 February 2020, the trophy for the league was unveiled by squash legend Jahangir Khan alongside PCB chairman Ehsan Mani at National Stadium, Karachi. The 65 centimetres long trophy weighing eight kilogrammes has a crescent and star with multi-coloured strips of enamel and is to be used in all future PSL events with every year's winning team name to be engraved on it.[37]

Ceremonies[edit]

PSL is the most watching event in Pakistan and also around the world where people love cricket and due to Covi-19 ceremonies was very limited.

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony was held on 20 February 2020 at National Stadium, Karachi, prior to the first match of the season.[12]

The show began with the national anthem, before a group of drummers and trumpeters performed an instrumental version of the official PSL 2020 anthem. Later, the first performance of the night was a Sufi medley featuring singer Sanam Marvi, qawwals Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammad, and the band Soch. This was followed by Sajjad Ali, Aima Baig, Abrar-ul-Haq and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan taking the stage one after another to perform their songs. The ceremony concluded with Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon and Asim Azhar performing the PSL 2020 anthem Tayyar Hain, accompanied by a fireworks display in the background.[38]

Commentators[edit]

[39]

Experts[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Cancer awareness[edit]

The childhood cancer awareness day and the breast cancer awareness day were observed on 22 February and 7 March respectively, with the stadiums themed as gold and pink respectively.[40][41]

COVID-19 pandemic impact[edit]

The later part of the tournament was affected by COVID-19 pandemic. The matches were reduced from 34 to 33 and the playoffs were replaced by knockouts thus shortening the tournament by 4 days. The final was rescheduled from 22 March to 18 March.[42][43] The matches from 13 March were announced to take place behind closed doors.[44][45]

As many as eighteen players were confirmed to not take part in any future matches after the increased cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan as well as in the rest of the world, and also to avoid being stranded from their home countries due to border closures, as was the case for New Zealanders Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, and Mitchell McClenaghan.[46][47]

On 17 March 2020, it was announced that the knockout stage is suspended after English cricketer Alex Hales showed symptoms of the virus.[48][34] Hales observed self-isolation on his return to England, whereas PCB released a statement saying that Hales was not the player suspected of coronavirus and instead refused to reveal the identity of the player suspected of having COVID-19.[49]

League stage[edit]

Format[edit]

The six teams played 10 matches each and got 2 points for every win, none for a loss and 1 point for a no result. The top four team in the group stage were qualified for the play-offs.

Points table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
1 Multan Sultans (3rd) 10 6 2 2 14 1.031
2 Karachi Kings (C) 10 5 4 1 11 −0.190
3 Lahore Qalandars (R) 10 5 5 0 10 −0.072
4 Peshawar Zalmi (4th) 10 4 5 1 9 −0.055
5 Quetta Gladiators 10 4 5 1 9 −0.722
6 Islamabad United 10 3 6 1 7 0.185
Source: ESPNcricinfo
  • The top 4 teams qualified for the playoffs
  •   Advanced to Qualifier
  •   Advanced to Eliminator 1

Summary[edit]

Visitor team →IU KK LQ MS PZ QG
Home team ↓
Islamabad UnitedKarachi
5 wickets
Islamabad
71 runs
Multan
9 wickets
Match
abandoned
Quetta
5 wickets
Karachi KingsKarachi
4 wickets
Karachi
10 wickets
Match
abandoned
Karachi
10 runs
Quetta
5 wickets
Lahore QalandarsIslamabad
1 wicket
Lahore
8 wickets
Multan
5 wickets
Lahore
5 wickets
Lahore
37 runs
Multan SultansIslamabad
8 wickets
Multan
52 runs
Lahore
9 wickets
Multan
6 wickets
Multan
30 runs
Peshawar ZalmiPeshawar
7 runs (D/L)
Karachi
6 wickets
Peshawar
16 runs
Multan
3 runs
Peshawar
30 runs
Quetta GladiatorsQuetta
3 wickets
Quetta
5 wickets
Lahore
8 wickets
Match
abandoned
Peshawar
6 wickets
Home team wonVisitor team won
  • Note: Results listed are according to the home (horizontal) and visitor (vertical) teams.
  • Note: Click on a result to see a summary of the match.


League progression[edit]

TeamGroup matchesPlayoffs
12345678910E1/QE2F
Islamabad United0244557777
Karachi Kings222467791111WW
Lahore Qalandars00022468810WWL
Multan Sultans22468911121414LL
Peshawar Zalmi0224557999L
Quetta Gladiators2246666679
WinLossNo result
  • Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
  • Note: Click on the points (group matches) or W/L (playoffs) to see the match summary.


Fixtures[edit]

The PCB confirmed the fixtures for the tournament on 1 January 2020.[12][13][b]

20 February 2020
21:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
168 (19.1 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
171/7 (18.3 overs)
Dawid Malan 64 (40)
Mohammad Hasnain 4/25 (4 overs)
Azam Khan 59 (33)
Muhammad Musa 3/30 (4 overs)
Quetta Gladiators won by 3 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hasnain (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.
  • Abdul Nasir (Quetta Gladiators) made his T20 debut.

21 February 2020
15:00
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Karachi Kings
201/4 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
191/7 (20 overs)
Babar Azam 78 (56)
Hasan Ali 2/52 (4 overs)
Liam Livingstone 54* (29)
Umaid Asif 2/23 (4 overs)
Karachi Kings won by 10 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

21 February 2020
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Lahore Qalandars
138/8 (20 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
142/5 (16.1 overs)
Chris Lynn 39 (19)
Moeen Ali 2/13 (2 overs)
Shan Masood 38 (29)
David Wiese 1/11 (2 overs)
Multan Sultans won by 5 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.

22 February 2020
14:00
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
148/5 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
153/4 (18.3 overs)
Jason Roy 73* (57)
Wahab Riaz 2/21 (4 overs)
Kamran Akmal 101 (55)
Fawad Ahmed 2/40 (3.3 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi won by 6 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mohammad Amir Khan (Peshawar Zalmi) made his T20 debut.

22 February 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
164/8 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
165/2 (16.4 overs)
Zeeshan Ashraf 50 (29)
Amad Butt 4/27 (4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 74 (45)
Mohammad Ilyas 1/17 (2.4 overs)
Islamabad United won by 8 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

23 February 2020
14:00
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Karachi Kings
156/9 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
157/5 (19 overs)
Alex Hales 29 (27)
Mohammad Hasnain 3/33 (4 overs)
Azam Khan 46 (30)
Imad Wasim 1/20 (4 overs)
Quetta Gladiators won by 5 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Azam Khan (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

23 February 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Lahore Qalandars
182/6 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
183/9 (19.5 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 98* (57)
Shadab Khan 2/14 (4 overs)
Shadab Khan 52 (29)
Shaheen Afridi 4/18 (4 overs)
Islamabad United won by 1 wicket
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Shadab Khan (Islamabad United)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.
  • Ahmed Safi Abdullah (Islamabad United) made his T20 debut.

26 February 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
123 (18.3 overs)
v
Multan Sultans PSL-homeground.jpg
124/4 (14.5 overs)
Haider Ali 47 (27)
Sohail Tanvir 4/13 (3.3 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 49* (42)
Wahab Riaz 2/36 (3.5 overs)
Multan Sultans won by 6 wickets
Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Sohail Tanvir (Multan Sultans)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.

27 February 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Islamabad United
187/7 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
190/5 (19.4 overs)
Colin Ingram 63* (40)
Naseem Shah 2/23 (4 overs)
Jason Roy 50 (38)
Ahmed Safi Abdullah 2/17 (3 overs)
Quetta Gladiators won by 5 wickets
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tariq Rasheed (Pak)
Player of the match: Ben Cutting (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

28 February 2020
15:00
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Multan Sultans
186/6 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
134 (17 overs)
Moeen Ali 65 (42)
Mohammad Amir 2/27 (4 overs)
Alex Hales 29 (21)
Imran Tahir 3/28 (3 overs)
Multan Sultans won by 52 runs
Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Moeen Ali (Multan Sultans)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.

28 February 2020
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
132/7 (12 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
116/6 (12 overs)
Haider Ali 34 (12)
Dilbar Hussain 4/24 (3 overs)
Samit Patel 34* (15)
Lewis Gregory 4/25 (3 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi won by 16 runs
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tariq Rasheed (Pak)
Player of the match: Lewis Gregory (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 12 overs per side due to rain.

29 February 2020
14:00
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Multan Sultans
199/5 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
169/7 (20 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 100* (44)
Mohammad Nawaz 1/16 (3 overs)
Shane Watson 80 (41)
Bilawal Bhatti 3/26 (4 overs)
Multan Sultans won by 30 runs
Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Rilee Rossouw (Multan Sultans)

29 February 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tariq Rasheed (Pak)
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.

1 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Islamabad United
183/3 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
187/5 (18.4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 85* (58)
Umer Khan 1/24 (4 overs)
Alex Hales 52 (30)
Ahmed Safi Abdullah 1/21 (2 overs)
Karachi Kings won by 5 wickets
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tariq Rasheed (Pak)
Player of the match: Alex Hales (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.

2 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
151/8 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
152/4 (18.1 overs)
Shoaib Malik 68 (55)
Mohammad Amir 4/25 (4 overs)
Babar Azam 70* (59)
Yasir Shah 2/28 (4 overs)
Karachi Kings won by 6 wickets
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tariq Rasheed (Pak)
Player of the match: Mohammad Amir (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.

3 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Lahore Qalandars
209/5 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
172 (20 overs)
Ben Dunk 93 (43)
Ben Cutting 2/36 (3 overs)
Ben Cutting 53 (27)
Salman Irshad 4/30 (4 overs)
Lahore Qalandars won by 37 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Ben Dunk (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

4 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
198/3 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars PSL-homeground.jpg
127 (18.5 overs)
Colin Munro 87* (59)
Mohammad Hafeez 1/11 (2 overs)
Usman Shinwari 30 (14)
Rumman Raees 3/29 (3.5 overs)
Islamabad United won by 71 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Shozab Raza (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Colin Munro (Islamabad United)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.

5 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
170/6 (15 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
140/7 (15 overs)
Shoaib Malik 54 (27)
Mohammad Hasnain 4/34 (3 overs)
Jason Roy 45 (26)
Wahab Riaz 3/21 (3 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi won by 30 runs
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tariq Rasheed (Pak)
Player of the match: Shoaib Malik (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to bat
  • The match was reduced to 15 overs per side due to rain.

6 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
102/6 (16.5 overs)
v
Shahid Afridi 35* (17)
Imad Wasim 2/14 (4 overs)
No result
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • No further play was possible due to rain.

7 March 2020
14:00
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Islamabad United
195/5 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
85/2 (9 overs)
Shadab Khan 77 (42)
Hasan Ali 2/36 (4 overs)
Kamran Akmal 37 (21)
Zafar Gohar 1/11 (2 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi won by 7 runs (DLS method)
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Tariq Rasheed (Pak) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Shadab Khan (Islamabad United)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

7 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
98/9 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars PSL-homeground.jpg
100/2 (11.5 overs)
Sohail Khan 32 (35)
Samit Patel 4/5 (4 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 39* (32)
Mohammad Nawaz 2/9 (3 overs)
Lahore Qalandars won by 8 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Samit Patel (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.

8 March 2020
14:00
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Islamabad United
91/7 (9 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
94/1 (6.4 overs)
Colin Munro 25 (12)
Imran Tahir 2/13 (2 overs)
James Vince 61* (24)
Shadab Khan 1/30 (2 overs)
Multan Sultans won by 9 wickets
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tariq Rasheed (Pak)
Player of the match: James Vince (Multan Sultans)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 9 overs per side due to rain.
  • Multan Sultans qualified for the play-offs.[51]

8 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
187/5 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars PSL-homeground.jpg
190/2 (19.1 overs)
Alex Hales 80* (48)
Maaz Khan 2/31 (4 Overs)
Ben Dunk 99* (40)
Mohammad Amir 1/33 (4 overs)
Lahore Qalandars won by 8 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Ben Dunk (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.

10 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
187/7 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars PSL-homeground.jpg
189/5 (19.5 overs)
Haider Ali 69 (43)
Shaheen Afridi 3/28 (4 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 63 (46)
Carlos Brathwaite 3/28 (2.5 overs)
Lahore Qalandars won by 5 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Fakhar Zaman (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.

11 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.

12 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
150/5 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings PSL-homeground.jpg
151/0 (17.1 overs)
Sohail Akhtar 68 (49)
Arshad Iqbal 2/15 (3 overs)
Karachi Kings won by 10 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Sharjeel Khan (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.

13 March 2020
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
154/6 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
151/7 (20 overs)
Zeeshan Ashraf 52 (39)
Rahat Ali 3/24 (4 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq 56 (41)
Sohail Tanvir 3/26 (4 overs)
Multan Sultans won by 3 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Zeeshan Ashraf (Multan Sultans)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

14 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
136/6 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings PSL-homeground.jpg
137/6 (19.2 overs)
Hussain Talat 37 (30)
Iftikhar Ahmed 1/12 (3 overs)
Sharjeel Khan 37 (14)
Shadab Khan 2/28 (4 overs)
Karachi Kings won by 4 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Sharjeel Khan (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Karachi Kings qualified for the semi-finals play-offs.[52][c][6]
  • Islamabad United were eliminated from the tournament.[52]

15 March 2020
14:00
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
186/6 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars PSL-homeground.jpg
191/1 (18.5 overs)
Khushdil Shah 70* (29)
Shaheen Afridi 2/23 (4 overs)
Chris Lynn 113* (55)
Usman Qadir 1/24 (4 overs)
Lahore Qalandars won by 9 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Chris Lynn (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.
  • Lahore Qalandars qualified for the semi-finals play-offs.[53][c][6]

15 March 2020
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
PSL-homeground.jpg Karachi Kings
150/5 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
154/5 (16.2 overs)
Cameron Delport 62 (44)
Naseem Shah 2/17 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 66 (34)
Waqas Maqsood 2/19 (4 overs)
Quetta Gladiators won by 5 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Quetta Gladiators were eliminated from the tournament.[54]
  • Peshawar Zalmi qualified for the semi-finals play-offs.[54][c][6]

Playoffs[edit]

On 2 September 2020, PCB announced the venue and dates for the remaining four matches, with Gaddafi Stadium hosting all four; matches will be held on 14 and 15, with the Final scheduled on 17 November.[55][b] However, later the matches were shifted to National Stadium in Karachi due to poor air quality in Lahore.[56]

Preliminary Final
  17 November — Karachi
14 November — Karachi
1 Multan Sultans 141/7 (20 overs)
2 Karachi Kings 141/8 (20 overs) 2 Karachi Kings 135/5 (18.4 overs)
Karachi won by 4 runs (Super Over)  3 Lahore Qalandars 134/7 (20 overs)
Karachi won by 5 wickets 
15 November — Karachi
1 Multan Sultans 157 (19.1 overs)
3 Lahore Qalandars 182/6 (20 overs)
Lahore won by 25 runs 
14 November — Karachi
3 Lahore Qalandars 171/5 (19 overs)
4 Peshawar Zalmi 170/9 (20 overs)
Lahore won by 5 wickets 

Qualifier[edit]

14 November 2020
15:00
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
141/7 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings PSL-homeground.jpg
141/8 (20 overs)
Ravi Bopara 40 (31)
Arshad Iqbal 2/21 (4 overs)
Babar Azam 65 (53)
Sohail Tanvir 3/25 (4 overs)
Match tied
(Karachi Kings won the Super Over)

National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Super Over: Karachi Kings 13/2 (1 over), Multan Sultans 9/0 (1 over)

Eliminators[edit]

Eliminator 1[edit]

14 November 2020
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
170/9 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
171/5 (19 overs)
Shoaib Malik 39 (24)
Dilbar Hussain 3/33 (4 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 74* (46)
Saqib Mahmood 3/41 (4 overs)
Lahore Qalandars won by 5 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.

Eliminator 2[edit]

15 November 2020
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
182/6 (20 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
157 (19.1 overs)
David Wiese 48* (21)
Shahid Afridi 2/18 (4 overs)
Adam Lyth 50 (29)
David Wiese 3/27 (4 overs)
Lahore Qalandars won by 25 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: David Wiese (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.

Final[edit]

17 November 2020
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
134/7 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
135/5 (18.4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 35 (38)
Waqas Maqsood 2/18 (4 overs)
Umaid Asif 2/18 (4 overs)
Babar Azam 63* (49)
Dilbar Hussain 2/28 (4 overs)
Karachi Kings won by 5 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Karachi Kings are the Champion of HBL PSL 2020 (1st Title)

Awards and statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Pakistan Babar Azam Karachi Kings 12 11 473 59.12 124.14 78 0 5 55 5
Pakistan Fakhar Zaman Lahore Qalandars 12 12 325 27.08 128.96 63 0 2 36 10
Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez Lahore Qalandars 13 12 312 39.00 125.30 98* 0 2 28 11
Australia Ben Dunk Lahore Qalandars 11 10 300 37.50 167.59 99* 0 2 18 23
Australia Chris Lynn Lahore Qalandars 8 8 284 40.57 179.74 113* 1 1 32 16
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated: 18 November 2020
  • The Player with most runs will be awarded with a Green cap and Hanif Mohammad Award at the end of the season.

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Wkts Ave Econ BBI SR 4WI 5WI
Pakistan Shaheen Afridi Lahore Qalandars 12 12 17 19.52 7.11 4/18 16.4 1 0
Pakistan Mohammad Hasnain Quetta Gladiators 9 9 15 19.13 8.96 4/25 12.8 2 0
Pakistan Sohail Tanvir Multan Sultans 10 9 14 16.42 7.54 4/13 13.0 1 0
Pakistan Dilbar Hussain Lahore Qalandars 11 10 14 19.92 8.08 4/24 14.7 1 0
South Africa David Wiese Lahore Qalandars 11 10 12 21.00 8.40 3/27 15.0 0 0
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated : 18 November 2020
  • The Player with most wickets will be awarded with Maroon cap and Fazal Mahmood Award at the end of the season.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Darren Sammy stepped down as captain of Peshawar Zalmi mid tournament becoming head coach of the team and Wahab Riaz was appointed as team captain.
  2. ^ a b All times are in UTC+5 (PKT)
  3. ^ a b c Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the matches were reduced from 34 to 33 and the playoffs were replaced by knockouts thus shortening the tournament. However, On 2 September 2020, PCB announced the schedule of the remaining fixtures, going back to the playoffs format.

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