PSL 2023 Final – Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars: Leaving behind all the narrow lanes, Pakistan’s very own Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a few steps behind the grand finale event. Rolling through several controversies and financial crises, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) successfully ended it well. The ground is waiting to witness a final match between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans in Lahore, Pakistan.
Here is the PSL 2023 finale preview for your knowledge.
Apart from the Pakistani players, several foreign names are renowned cricketers. We could see Moeen Ali, Odean Smith, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, etc., during the league days in PSL 2023. However, it has been a great excitement for cricket lovers in Pakistan as well as all over the world.
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars Match Details:
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Date & Time: March 18, 07:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Crickex App
PSL 2023 Final Preview:
The very special finale of Pakistan Super League’s 8th season is all set to unravel on March 18 (Saturday) at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The day is set between the mighty Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars. With everything at stake in 2023, the Qalandars edged past Sultans to grab the silverware last year. Shall we witness anything new this year? We never know, but let us take a detailed look at the PSL 2023 final review.
Multan Sultans is currently on the back of a 3-match winning streak entering the PSL 8 final. Having been beaten by the Qalandars in the Qualifier, Rizwan’s unit look to redeem themselves by claiming the trophy this time around. Being six runs short of becoming the competition’s leading run-scorer.
Rizwan will be expected to bat most of the 20 overs if the Sultans need to score good runs on the scoreboard. David Miller is also waiting eagerly to show his skills on the pitch for the very last time in this season of PSL. As we saw in IPL and other T 20 leagues, his performances were extraordinary; the 18th March night might also be added to the list.
On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars are going to face their third contest in 4 days. Having bounced back after their previous shock against the Multan Sultans, the former team will be looking to protect their crown against unarguably their greatest challenge of this season. Being the team’s leading wicket-taker, Rashid’s performance in the middle overs and an exclusive battle against Mohammad Rizwan can decide his team’s fate in the final.
MUL vs LAH Probable Playing XIs
Multan Sultans (MUL)
Mohammad Rizwan (wk/c), Usman Khan, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Kieron Pollard, Abbas Afridi, Sheldon Cottrell, Ihsanullah
Lahore Qalandars (LAH)
Mirza Tahir Baig, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Sam Billings (wk), Ahsan Bhatti, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Zaman Khan
PSL 2023 teams:
In the beginning, there were six teams in total to compete with one another. Each team had brilliant squads, ready for the clash against the others on the pitch. Before the PSL 2023 final preview, let us look at the teams and their squads.
|Islamabad United||Lahore Qalandars||Karachi kings||Multan sultans||Peshawar Zalmi||Quetta gladiators|
|Shadab Khan (Captain)||Shaheen Afridi (Captain)||Imad Wasim (Captain)||Mohammad Rizwan (Captain)||Babar Azam (Captain)||Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain)|
|Asif Ali (vice-captain)||Haris Rauf||Mohammad Amir||Shan Masood (vice-captain)||Wahab Riaz||Mohammad Nawaz (vice-captain)|
|Azam Khan||Rashid Khan||Aamer Yamin||Shahnawaz Dahani||Tom Kohler-Cadmore||Iftikhar Ahmed|
|Hasan Ali||David Wiese||Sharjeel Khan||Khushdil Shah||Sherfane Rutherford||Mohammad Hasnain|
|Faheem Ashraf||Abdullah Shafique||Qasim Akram||Rilee Rossouw||Salman Irshad||Jason Roy|
|Mohammad Wasim||Harry Brook||Mir Hamza||Tim David||Mohammad Haris||Umar Akmal|
|Paul Stirling||Kamran Ghulam||Shoaib Malik||Abbas Afridi||Aamer Jamal||Naveen-ul-Haq|
|Colin Munro||Zaman Khan||Haider Ali||Ihsanullah||Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Will Smeed|
|Alex Hales||Fakhar Zaman||Matthew Wade||David Miller||Rovman Powell||Wanindu Hasaranga|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Hussain Talat||Imran Tahir||Josh Little||Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Naseem Shah|
|Abrar Ahmed||Sikandar Raza||James Vince||Akeal Hosein||Danish Aziz||Odean Smith|
|Fazalhaq Farooqi||Jalat Khan||James Fuller||Usama Mir||Arshad Iqbal||Ahsan Ali|
|Sohaib Maqsood||Liam Dawson||Andrew Tye||Usman Khan||Saim Ayub||Umaid Asif|
|Rumman Raees||Dilbar Hussain||Tayyab Tahir||Sameen Gul||Sufiyan Muqeem||Mohammad Zahid|
|Zeeshan Zameer||Mirza Tahir Baig||Muhammad Akhlaq||Anwar Ali||Haseebullah Khan||Abdul Wahid Bangalzai|
|Hassan Nawaz||Ahmed Daniyal||Irfan Khan||Mohammad Sarwar||Jimmy Neesham||Aimal Khan|
|Moeen Ali||Shawaiz Irfan||Tabraiz Shamsi||Adil Rashid||Martin Guptill|
|Mubasir Khan||Jordan Cox||Mohammad Umar||Arafat Minhas||Omair Yousuf|
In the PSL 2023 final preview, the pitch at Gaddafi Stadium has not been helpful for the seamers, whereas the top-order batters can score big if they get past the initial over to find their rhythm. The spinners can be of great use as there is some unexpected turn to be seen. Overall, it is going to be a great event for cricket lovers and the supporters of both the finalists.