Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan, the famous city of the home of father of the nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The first match is going to be played between the Quetta Gladiators and the Karachi United for PSL 2016 in Dubai. This match is going to be the most interesting match of the whole series because it will kick off the series with one team taking a dramatic win over the other. In the meantime, the opening ceremony of PSL has already started with a bang. The cricket fans are in crazy mood at the moment. People can hardly wait for the first match to start.
The two teams are filled with stars from international cricket and local Pakistani cricketers. The Quetta team has been coached by the great Sir Viv Richards .The other great coach for the Islamabad United team is Wasim Akram, the legendary fast left arm bowler of Pakistan.
The two teams are as follows:
Quetta Gladiators: Kevin Pietersen (ENG), Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Jason Holder (WI), Luke Wright (ENG), Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Elton Chigumbura (ZIM), Bilal Asif, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Nawaz, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Akbar-ur-Rehman, Bismillah Khan
Supplementary: Kumar Sangakkara, Aizaz Cheema, Ramiz Raja Jr.
Islamabad United: Shane Watson (AUS), Andre Russell (WI), Misbah ul Haq, Samuel Badree (WI), Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin (AUS), Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Umar Amin, Sam Billings (ENG), Rumman Raees, Amad Butt
Supplementary: Ashar Zaidi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Siddiq.
This match will be shown live on PTV Sports and Geo Sports. The match is expected to be a high scoring game as the players are excited about this event and determined to win the tournament for their teams.
One setback is that Thisara Parera is not playing for the Quetta team. He is gone back with his home team Sirilanka for the Indian seires. But good luck to Quetta today as they are a star filled team already.