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Pakistan T20 League 2022

The Pakistan T20 League is the professional T20 cricket league of Pakistan contested by six teams representing six cities of Pakistan. The league was founded on 9 September 2015 with five teams by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The teams are - Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Quetta, Islamabad and Peshawar.

The 2022 edition of the Pakistan T20 League is set to get underway from 27th January. The past six editions of this tournament have witnessed some exciting battles and nothing less must be expected from the upcoming edition.

All the franchises finalized their squads in the players’ draft, which took place in December 2021. Islamabad is the most successful team with two titles. All other teams except Lahore, have won the trophy once. The current champions are Multan, who defeated Peshawar in Season 6.

As the start of the league approaches nearer, let’s take a look at the league’s teams, winners and much more.

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Starting on 27th January 2022

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Pakistan League Cricket 2022 Standing Rules

Here are the details about the matches and tournament changes of the rules for season 2022

  • Teams could retain a maximum of eight players from their squads.
  • A team had to choose min 3 overseas players in their first nine picks
  • The 16-man squad must include 5 overseas and 11 local players, while the 18-player group could be a combination of either 6 overseas and 12 locals or 5 overseas and 13 locals.
  • An emerging player should either be U‐23 as of January 1, 2022, or someone who has played an aggregate of ten or more games over two seasons, and is not eligible to be in the emerging category as per age.
  • Each side must field a minimum of three and a maximum of four overseas players in their playing XI
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Pakistan T20 League 2022 Playoffs Format

Each team plays against the other twice in a home-and-away format in the group stage. The top four teams in the points table qualify for play-offs. The format for play-offs is different from the direct knockout format.

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Pakistan League 2022 Schedule

The tournament will witness 34 matches taking place across two venues - Karachi and Lahore. The final of Pakistan League 2022 will take place on February 27. The day matches have a start time of 2.30 PM and the night matches have a start time of 7.30 PM.

Sr. No Match Date Time Location/Stadium
1 Team Karachi v Team Multan 27-Jan-22 7:30 PM Karachi
2 Team Quetta v Team Peshawar 28-Jan-22 7:30 PM Karachi
3 Team Multan v Team Lahore 29-Jan-22 2:30 PM Karachi
4 Team Karachi v Team Quetta 29-Jan-22 7:30 PM Karachi
5 Team Peshawar v Team Islamabad 30-Jan-22 2:30 PM Karachi
6 Team Karachi v Team Lahore 30-Jan-22 7:30 PM Karachi
7 Team Quetta v Team Multan 31-Jan-22 7:30 PM Karachi
8 Team Islamabad v Team Multan 1-Feb-22 7:30 PM Karachi
9 Team Peshawar v Team Lahore 2-Feb-22 7:30 PM Karachi
10 Team Quetta v Team Islamabad 3-Feb-22 7:30 PM Karachi
11 Team Karachi v Team Peshawar 4-Feb-22 7:30 PM Karachi
12 Team Islamabad v Team Lahore 5-Feb-22 2:30 PM Karachi
13 Team Peshawar v Team Multan 5-Feb-22 7:30 PM Karachi
14 Team Karachi v Team Islamabad 6-Feb-22 7:30 PM Karachi
15 Team Quetta v Team Lahore 7-Feb-22 7:30 PM Karachi
16 Team Multan v Team Peshawar 10-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
17 Team Lahore v Team Multan 11-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
18 Team Islamabad v Team Quetta 12-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
19 Team Peshawar v Team Karachi 13-Feb-22 2:30 PM Lahore
20 Team Lahore v Team Quetta 13-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
21 Team Islamabad v Karachi King 14-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
22 Team Peshawar v Team Quetta 15-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
23 Team Multan v Team Karachi 16-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
24 Team Islamabad v Team Peshawar 17-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
25 Team Multan v Team Quetta 18-Feb-22 3:30 PM Lahore
26 Team Lahore v Team Karachi 18-Feb-22 8:30 PM Lahore
27 Team Lahore v Team Islamabad 19-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
28 Team Quetta v Team Karachi 20-Feb-22 2:30 PM Lahore
29 Team Multan v Team Islamabad 20-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
30 Team Lahore v Team Peshawar 21-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
31 Qualifier 23-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
32 Eliminator 1 24-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
33 Eliminator 2 25-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore
34 Final 27-Feb-22 7:30 PM Lahore

Pakistan T20 League 2022 Teams and Players List

The draft was divided into six categories: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, four Silver categories, two Emerging and two Supplementary. Notably, all franchises had a Right to Match (RTM) card that allowed them to buy back a player.

Islamabad Team Squad

Shadab Khan (C), Asif Ali, Mohammad Huraira, Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Azam Khan (WK), Muhammad Akhlaq (WK), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim, Mubasir Khan, Zeeshan Zameer, Hasan Ali, Athar Mahmood, Muhammad Musa, Zafar Gohar, Marchant de Lange, Zahir Khan

Karachi Team Squad

Babar Azam (C), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Joe Clarke (WK), Sharjeel Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Ilyas, Lewis Gregory, Umaid Asif, Rohail Nazir (WK), Muhammad Imran, Qasim Akram, Talha Ahsan, Jordan Thompson, Mohammad Taha

Lahore Team Squad

Shaheen Afridi (C), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK), Ahmed Daniyal, Fakhar Zaman, Phil Salt (WK), Harry Brook, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Dean Foxcroft, Zaman Khan, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Syed Faridoun, Ben Dunk (WK), Akif Javed, Mohammad Imran

Multan Team Squad

Mohammad Rizwan (C & WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dhani, Tim David, Rumman Raees, Asif Afridi, Anwar Ali, Rovman Powell, Imran Khan Sr., Abbas Afridi, Amir Azmat, Blessing Muzarabani, Ihsanullah, Rizwan Hussain, Johnson Charles, David Willey, Dominic Drakes

Peshawar Team Squad

Wahab Riaz (C), Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal, Sameen Gul, Kamran Akmal (WK), Sirajuddin, Mohammad Amir Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris (WK), Mohammad Umar

Quetta Team Squad

Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, James Vince, Jason Roy, James Faulkner, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Ben Duckett, Khurram Shehzad, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Muhammad Ashar Qureshi, Noor Ahmad, Ahsan Ali, Will Smeed, Shimron Hetmyer, Luke Wood

Pakistan T20 League Team Captains

Pakistan Cricket League Winners List (2016-21)

Over the past 6 seasons, multiple teams have got their hands on the prestigious Pakistan League trophy. Islamabad is the most successful side, winning the trophy 2 times while Karachi, Quetta and Multan have won the trophy once. Team Lahore is yet to win.

    • Season
    • 2021
    • 2020
    • 2019
    • 2018
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • Winners
    • Multan
    • Karachi
    • Quetta
    • Islamabad
    • Peshawar
    • Islamabad
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Pakistan T20 League - 3 Overseas Players playing for the 1st time

  • Marchant De Lange (South Africa - Fast Bowler)
    Team Islamabad drafted Marchant de Lange in the Diamond category. The right-arm pacer has been a part of the Team Kolkata and Team Mumbai Indians in the Indian T20 League before.
  • Harry Brook (England - Batter)
    Harry Brook will start his Pakistan T20 League career in 2022 with Team Lahore. Brook has played 43 T20 matches, scoring 1231 runs at a strike rate of 148.31. He played for the Northern Superchargers in Men’s Hundred 2021.
  • Dean Foxcroft (South Africa - all rounder)
    23-year-old South Africa-born Dean Foxcroft plays his domestic cricket in New Zealand. His impressive performances have earned him a Pakistan League contract. Dean will make his debut in the 2022 edition of the tournament as a member of Team Lahore squad.
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Pakistan T20 League 2022 - Retained players List for 7th edition

    • team icon Team Islamabad
    • Asif Ali, Hasan Ali (both Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Diamond), Shadab Khan (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), Alex Hales (Gold, Mentor), Azam Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr (both Gold), Paul Stirling (Silver)
    • team icon Team Karachi
    • Babar Azam, Imad Wasim (both Platinum), Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nabi (both Diamond), Joe Clarke (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan (both Gold), Mohammad Ilyas (Silver)
    • team icon Team Lahore
    • Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (both Platinum), Haris Rauf (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), David Wiese, Mohammad Hafeez (both Diamond), Ahmed Daniyal, Sohail Akhtar, Zeeshan Ashraf (all Silver)
    • team icon Team Peshawar
    • Liam Livingstone, Wahab Riaz (both Platinum), Haider Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik (all Diamond), Hussain Talat (Gold), Saqib Mahmood (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Silver).
    • team icon Team Multan
    • Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw (both Platinum), Imran Tahir (Diamond, Mentor), Sohaib Maqsood (Diamond), Khushdil Shah (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood (both Gold)
    • team icon Team Quetta
    • James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (both Platinum), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz (both Diamond), Shahid Afridi (Gold, Mentor), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Naseem Shah (Gold)

Pakistan T20 Cricket League Broadcasting Channels

The official broadcasting and live streaming rights for the league are with “SONY SIX, SONY TEN 3, Sony LIV (Live Streaming)” in India.

How to Play Fantasy Pakistan League on Howzat

Select a virtual team of real players from the two teams that are going to play and compete with other users. Your team scores points based on your players’ performance in the match. Here are the steps on how to play Howzat Fantasy League:

  • Step 1: Register on our official website or download Howzat fantasy app
  • Step 2: Select the match of your choice from the list of matches available
  • Step 3: Create a team of 11 players by selecting players from both the teams using the 100 credit points provided
  • Step 4: Choose your captain and vice-captain and save the team.
  • Step 5: Pay entry fee and join any contest from the list available for the match.
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Pakistan Fantasy League Cricket Points System

Getting the hang of the scoring system is crucial, and it helps you select the right players in your team. Once you understand the scoring system, half the battle is won!

  • Batter score points on every run scored, and on hitting a boundary/six. There are additional points for high strike rates/reaching 50 or 100 and few others.
  • Bowlers get points on every wicket taken. There are additional points for bowled/lbw dismissals/maiden overs and few others.
  • Fielders are awarded points for catches and run outs while wicket keepers get additional points for stumpings.
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If you are a beginner, you should check out the game rules and the Howzat fantasy scoring system.

FAQs: Pakistan T20 Cricket League

When will the 2022 Pakistan T20 League start?

The Pakistan League 2022 will start on 27th January, and the final will take place on 27th February 2022.

How many overseas players can play in the Pakistan league?

Every team is allowed to have a maximum of 4 overseas players in the playing XI.

How many teams are playing in the Pakistan T20 League 2022?

The 2022 season of the Pakistan T20 League of six franchises - Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and Quetta.

How to watch the Pakistan League in India?

You can watch the live telecast of all the Pakistan T20 League 2022 matches on Sony Ten, Sony Six on TV and SonyLIV on your laptop/mobile phone.

What are the match timings for the 2022 Pakistan League matches?

The day matches have a start time of 2.30 PM and the night matches have a start time of 7.30 PM Indian Time.

Is the Pakistan T20 League better than the Indian T20 League?

Although the participation of big players and the quality of good cricket is there in the Pakistan League, it cannot compete with the fame and popularity of the Indian T20 League. The Indian League is the oldest and toughest T20 League of the world.

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