The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in Pakistan composed of 5 member clubs. Headquartered in Lahore, the psl is considered to become the premier professional cricket league in Pakistan. The First season of league is composed of 5 teams and the psl regular season runs through the month of February, with each team playing 8 games; the top 4 teams with the best record will qualify for the post season (or playoffs), culminating in the championship game, the psl Cup.The awaited psl begins today, for all the cricket fans it’s time to catch up with the 'crickophere'. Here are some facts you need to know before the psl season kicks off:

 

Peshawar Zalmi

Anthem

Theme Song o Da Pekhawar Zalmi is the official anthem in first psl for Peshawar Zalmi performed together by several singers.

 

Team Ambassador:

Actress Humaima Malik and Hamza Ali Abbasi are team's star ambassadors during inaugural season.

Platinum Player

Shahid Afridi

 

Squad:

Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy (WI), Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan(ENG), Tamim Iqbal (BAN), Junaid Khan, Jim Allenby (ENG), Aamer Yamin, Dawid Malan (ENG), Imran Khan Jr, Shahid Yousuf, Abdur Rehman, Musadiq Ahmed, Hassan Ali

Supplementary: Brad Hodge, Israrullah, Taj Wali

Logo:

Jersey colors:

Kit colors is Blue and Yellow which is also depicted in the team's logo.

Tidbit: Peshawar Zalmi team is the most original team being true to its roots, with a Pushtu anthem. 

 

Lahore Qalandar

Anthem

The anthem is sung by Nadeem Shaukat Ali.

Squad:

Chris Gayle (WI), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Mustafizur Rehman (BAN), Kevon Cooper (WI), Cameron Delport (RSA), Zafar Gohar, Hammad Azam, Zia-ul-Haq, Zohaib Khan, Azhar Ali, Naved Yasin, Adnan Rasool

Supplementary: Abdul Razzaq, Mukhtar Ahmad, Ehsan Adil, Imran Butt

Platinum Player

Chris Gayle is the team icon and the key player.

Logo

Team logo represents the Sufi culture of the region. Logo was officially released on the Twitter account of Lahore Qalandars. The logo features a saint performing the famous Dervaish swirls with three stumps on the right side of the logo.

Jersey colors

The Qalandars' kit colors are red and black which is also depicted in their logo.

Tidbit: Qalanders have the best conceptual logo with a Dervaish swirling with cricket stumps right in front of it. The logo is beyond amazing. 

Quetta Gladiators

Anthem

Theme song of the team Balla Gumaye jaa is sung by Asrar. Quetta has

Squad:

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.

Platinum Player:

Kevin Pietersen is the icon player of Quetta Gladiators

Logo:

The team's primary kit colors are Purple and Golden. The kit was revealed On 7 January 2016 in a launching ceremony held in Quetta.

Jersey Color

The team's primary kit colors are Purple and Golden. The kit was revealed On 7 January 2016 in a launching ceremony held in Quetta.

Tidbit: Quetta has the best theme song as compared to others.

Karachi Kings

Anthem

Theme song of kings is Karachi Jeetay Gaa designed by Ali Azmat a Pakistani singer. The theme song launched on 8 Jan 2016 in an event held in National Stadium Karachi.

Squad:

Shoaib Malik, Shakib ul Hasan (BAN), Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara (ENG), Lendl Simmons (WI), Mohammad Aamir, Bilawal Bhatti, James Vince (ENG), Iftikhar Ahmad, Nauman Anwar, Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN), Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Mir Hamza, Saifullah Bangash

Supplementary: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shahzaib Hassan, Fawad Alam

Platinum Player

Shoaib Malik is the Captain and Icon Player of Karachi Kings

Logo:

The logo is a simple one with a fierce lion on top.

Jersey colors:

The team's primary jersey color is blue and gold. The jersey also incorporates the roaring lion logo in the center of the shirt and bottom of trousers.

Tidbit: You name any celebrity and they are supporting team Karachi, for sure.

Islamabad United

Anthem

Theme song United We Win performed by Ali Zafar who is the star ambassador of the team as well.Theme song launched in an event held in Pak-China Friendship Center.

Squad:

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

Ambassadors:

Actors, models and singers Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar are the brand ambassadors for the franchise

Platinum Player:

Shane Watson is the icon player of Islamabad United

Logo:

The team logo and name was revealed on 22 December 2015 in a ceremony held at the Polo Club in Islamabad.

Jersey colors:

The team's primary colors are red and orange. Kit was revealed during team's launching ceremony held in Pak-China Friendship Centre.

Tidbit: Wasif Akram is the director of cricket at the Islamabad United club.