Match Details:

Date: February 13, 2023

Time: 8:30 PM IST

Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium

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The eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League will kick start with a rematch of the final clash of the previous season. Defending champion Lahore Qalandars will be up against runners-up of the previous edition, Multan Sultans, on Monday, February 13, at Multan Cricket Stadium. Both the teams are coming fresh and would be hoping to kick start their campaign on high.

Pitch Report:

The surface at Multan Cricket Stadium is a slow surface and batters will have to adjust very early in the game to make an impact. Fast bowlers might not get much help, but spinners will be crucial.

Team Analysis:

Lahore Qalandars:

Skipper Shaheen Afridi will be hoping better start for his side as he makes the quest to defend the title. Multan Sultans will not give anything easily and Qalandars will have to work very hard to firm their grip on the game. Afridi will lead the pace attack and expectations will be high from Rashid Khan, as well. Sikandar Raza would be hoping to continue to perform well in the league.

Multan Sultans:

Md Rizwan would hope to forget the disappointment of the last season and start the season on a positive note. Rizwan, and Shan Masood had a great outing last year, and they will look to continue to make an impact. Tim David, Rilee Rossouw, and Khushdil Shah, Kieron Pollard make a formidable middle-order. Meanwhile, Joshua Little, Shahnawaz Dhani, and Sameen Gull will have a lot of responsibility to restrict Qalandars’ batters.

Probable playing XI:

Multan Sultans:

Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Kieron Pollard, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Sarwar, Joshua Little, Sameen Gul, Tim David, Amad Butt

Lahore Qalandars:

Shaheen Afridi (c), Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Jordan Cox (wk), Rashid Khan, Zaman Khan, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Ahmed Daniyal, Haris Rauf, Liam Dawson

Match Prediction:   who will win


PSL 2023 is likely to get an exciting start as both teams have performed exceptionally well in the previous edition of the league. Both teams will not leave a stone unturned to ensure a positive start. Meanwhile, Multan Sultans is a strong side in home conditions and our prediction says that they are likely to win the game.

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