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.
Starting on 27th January 2022
Pakistan League Cricket 2022 Standing Rules
Here are the details about the matches and tournament changes of the rules for season 2022
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.
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.
|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|
|32||Eliminator 1||24-Feb-22||7:30 PM||Lahore|
|33||Eliminator 2||25-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.
Pakistan T20 League - 3 Overseas Players playing for the 1st time
Pakistan T20 League 2022 - Retained players List for 7th edition
- 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 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 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 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 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 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:
Know more in detail about How To Play Fantasy Cricket.
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!
If you are a beginner, you should check out the game rules and the Howzat fantasy scoring system.
FAQs: Pakistan T20 Cricket League
The Pakistan League 2022 will start on 27th January, and the final will take place on 27th February 2022.
Every team is allowed to have a maximum of 4 overseas players in the playing XI.
The 2022 season of the Pakistan T20 League of six franchises - Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and Quetta.
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.
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.
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.