Pakistan Super League 2023 is set to take place from 13th February. PSL 2023 prediction, previews, betting tips and odds. Also find out today match prediction to place bets with 1xbet, 10cric, bet365, dafabet and more
Pakistan Super League is back for its 8th season which is set to begin on 13th February at Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan. The first match will take place between champions Lahore Qalandars and runner-up Multan Sultans.
To pick one team for the upcoming season, we will back the Multan Sultans to lift the PSL trophy this year. Multan Sultans is led by wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan and in the last season they were the top team in the league stage, winning 9 out of their 10 matches.
The strong Sultans squad looks stronger for the upcoming season with the addition of David Miller, Josh Little, Akeal Hosein, Kieron Pollard and Wayne Parnell. The outright odds for Multan Sultans at Betway at 4.50 to lift the PSL trophy this year. The new additions to the Sultans squad makes it look stronger than before.
With Babar Azam’s transfer this year, we are expecting him to lead the Peshawar Zalmi in the upcoming season. Peshawar Zalmi is our underdog pick for the PSL 2023.
Babar Azam has a good sense of T20 cricket and with this quality of squad, he can make things happen. Rovman Powell and Bhanuka Rajapaksa are the new additions to the Zalmi squad.
Mohammad Haris played 5 matches last season and scored 166 runs at a strike rate of 186.51 and he will be an important batter for the Zalmi side. Salman Irshad was the leading wicket taker last season with 15 wickets and Zalmi will be expecting another such performance from him.
The upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League will feature 6 teams which are part of the league since the start in 2015, except Multan Sultans which made its debut in 2017 season. Here are the six PSL teams to take part in the 2023 season:
Pakistan Super League is played in double round-robin and playoffs format. Each team will face five other teams twice in the league stage. The League stage will have 30 matches.
At the end of the league stage, the top 4 teams at the points table will proceed to the playoffs. The playoffs will have four matches - 2 Eliminators, 1 Qualifier and a Final match.
The top 2 teams will go head to head in the Qualifier match and the winner will get direct entry into the finals. The 3rd and 4th team will face each other in the 1st eliminator. The losing team of the qualifier and winner of the eliminator match will face-off in the 2nd Eliminator match.
The winner of the 1st qualifier and 2nd eliminator match will play the final of the PSL 2023.
The PSL 2023 will have 34 matches which will take place across 4 venues in the cities of Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi. The last season in 2022 was held at 2 venues only.
|National Stadium, Karachi||1955||34,000|
|Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||1959||27,000|
|Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan||2001||30,000|
|Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi||1992||15,000|
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2022 result: 4th
Islamabad United is the most successful team of the league with 2 title wins so far in 7 seasons. In the last season, Islamabad finished the league stage at 4th spot with 4 wins out of 10 matches and they were kicked out of the season in the 2nd eliminator match by Lahore Qalandars.
Alex Hales was the leading run scorer for United in the last season and he is still with the same squad. Azam Khan, Shadab Khan and Paul Stirling scored 200+ runs last year and they will strengthen the Islamabad United batting line-up this year as well.
In the bowling department, skipper Shadab Khan was the leading wicket taker from the last season with 19 wickets. Hasan Ali and Fazalhaq Farooqi are at the pace attack while the latest Pakistani spin sensation Abrar Ahmed is part of the squad.
Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Colin Munro, Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abrar Ahmed, Sohaib Maqsood, Rumman Raees, Zeeshan Zamir, Hassan Nawaz, Moeen Ali, Mubasir Khan, Tom Curran, Zafar Gohar, Gus Atkinson, Tymal Mills
Islamabad United are at 5.00 with Betway and 1xBet.
2022 Result: 6th
After a poor performance in the last season, Karachi Kings skipper Babar Azam transferred to Peshawar Zalmi for the upcoming season. In the 2021-22 season, Kings ended at the bottom of the table with only 1 win.
Sharjeel Khan will be part of the squad once again. He smashed 231 runs in the last season and Qasim Akram played 5 matches and batted at a strike rate of 154.68. We will see the Aussie power hitter Matthew Wade and England batter James Vince in the Kings team this year, which will strengthen their batting.
We feel that Kings has a stronger bowling line-up this year with the likes of Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir, Andrew Tye, Tabraiz Shamsi, Imad Wasim. All-rounders Shoaib Malik and Ben Cutting can also make a big difference this year for the Kings and can provide that much-needed balance in the team.
Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram, Matthew Wade, Imran Tahir, James Vince, James Fuller, Andrew Tye, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Akhlaq, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohammad Umar, Ben Cutting, Musa Khan, Faisal Akram
Betway and 1xbet are offering a generous 5.00 for Karachi Kings.
2022 Result: Winner
Lahore Qalandars won their first PSL title in the last season and we won’t be surprised if they win another title this year as this squad looks pretty strong. In the last season, Qalandars finished at the 2nd spot on the points table with 6 wins out of 10 matches.
Fakhar Zaman was the leading run scorer of the season while skipper Shaheen Afridi was the highest wicket taker. We will see England batter Harry Brook and Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza in this team. Both of them have been impressive in the T20s in 2022. Brook was impactful in the last season as well.
Kamran Ghulam and Abdullah Shafique also batted well and they will be the Qalandars side once again.
Once again we will see a lethal bowling line-up of Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Zaman Khan. Rashid Khan picked 13 wickets in 9 matches at an impressive economy of 6.25 in the last season.
Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Liam Dawson, Dilbar Hussain, Mirza Tahir Baig, Ahmed Danlyal, Shawaiz Irfan, Jordan Cox, Jalat Khan, Ahsan Bhatti, Sam Billings, Shane Dadswell, Kusal Mendis
Current champions Lahore Qalandars will go into PSL 2023 as the favourites with 3.75 at Betway and 1xBet.
2022 Result: Runner-up
Multan Sultans, undoubtedly, was the strongest team last season and they finished the league stage at the top of the table with 9 wins out of 10 matches. With this performance, Sultans certainly deserved to win the title last season but Lahore Qalandars had other plans.
In the batting department, skipper Rizwan and Shan Masood will be seen together again. Rizwan smashed 546 runs in the last season at an aggressive average of 68.25. Tim David also showed his wild batting and scored 278 runs at a strike rate of 194.40 and he smashed 21 sixes which was the highest figure of the season. This year will see the Proteas power hitter David Miller and West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard strengthening the Sultans batting line-up.
Sultans will feel the void left by Imran Tahir in the bowling department. Shahnawaz Dahani will be supported by the overseas bowlers Josh Little, Akeal Hosein and Wayne Parnell. All-rounder Khushdil Shah picked 16 wickets last season and he is also a handy batter as well.
Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, David Miller, Josh Little, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Usman Khan, Sameen Gul, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Sarwar, Adil Rashid, Arafat Minhas, Kieron Pollard, Ammad Butt, Wayne Parnell, Izharulhaq Naveed
2022 runner-up Multan Sultans are backed at 4.50 with Betway and 1xBet.
2022 Result: 3rd
Peshawar Zalmi finished at the 3rd spot on the table in the last season and they were eliminated in the 1st eliminator match against Islamabad United.
Babar Azam scored 343 runs in the last season and he will play for Zalmi in the upcoming season. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Rovman Powell will be seen as the overseas batters in the squad. Mohammad Haris will also strengthen the batting line-up at the top.
The bowling unit of Peshawar Zalmi looks strong with the likes of Salman Irshad, Wahab Riaz, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Richard Gleeson. Salman Irshad was the leading wicket taker of the team with 15 wickets in 8 matches.
Babar Azam, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Danish Aziz, Arshad Iqbal, Saim Ayub, Usman Qadir, Suifyan Muqeem, Haseeb Ullah, Jimmy Neesham, Khurram Shahzad, Haris Sohail, Richard Gleeson
Betway and 1xBet are offering 4.50 for Peshawar Zalmi.
2022 Result: 5th
Gladiators were the runner-up in the first 2 seasons then won the title in the 2019 season. In the last season, they finished at the 5th spot with 4 wins only.
Jason Roy and Will Smeed performed well in the last season and they will be part of the Gladiators squad this year as well. Roy smashed 303 runs at a strike rate of 170.22. We saw Sarfaraz Ahmed back to the Tests with a thrilling century. He might look good with the bat this season with his confidence. Power hitter Iftikhar Ahmed will be a big plus for the team seeing his current form.
In the bowling department, they have the new Pakistan sensation Naseem Shah who got international attention in the Asia Cup 2022. He was the leading wicket taker last season with 14 wickets in 10 matches. Dwaine Pretorius, Naveen ul Haq, Odean Smith are the overseas pacers and they are quality T20 players.
Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naveen ul Haq, Umar Akmal, Will Smeed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Naseem Shah, Odean Smith, Ahsan Ali, Umaid Asif, Muhammad Zahid, Abdul Bangalzai, Aimal Khan, Martin Guptill, Omair Bin Yousuf, Qais Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Dwaine Pretorius, Will Jacks, Nuwan Thushara
Quetta Gladiators are getting the highest odds of 6.00 at Betway and 1xBet.
Pakistan’s top T20 league, PSL is back for its 8th instalment which is set to kick-off on 13th February with the first match between the current champions Lahore Qalandars and runner-up Multan Sultans. Under the captaincy of Shaheen Afridi, Qalandars won their first ever PSL title and with that win, now all the six teams have won at least one PSL trophy.
In the PSL 8 draft, which took place in December 2022, we saw many changes in squads among which the biggest change was the transfer of Pakistan all-format skipper Babar Azam from Karachi Kings to Peshawar Zalmi. Kings had a poor outing in the last season, winning only 1 out of 10 matches. Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik have moved to the Karachi Kings squad.
|Year of Start||2016|
|No. of Seasons Played||7|
|Administrator(s)||Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)|
|Current champion||Lahore Qalandars|
|Tournament format||Double round-robin & playoffs|
|2023 edition dates||13th February, 2023 - 19th March, 2023|
|No. of teams participating||6|
|Total no. of matches to be played in 2023 edition||34|