The Lahore Qalandars completed the league stage on top of the table, having won seven of their ten games, while the Multan Sultans were a close second, having won six of their ten.
The eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is coming to an end, with the Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars ready to compete for the title. The final will be held today, March 18th, at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took the proactive decision to move the event forward by a day due to potential bad weather on March 19th and 20th.
Because of this change, there will now be two reserve days, increasing the chances of a complete match being played. The Multan Sultans, led by Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, will play the Lahore Qalandars, led by Shaheen Afridi, in the PSL 2023 final, which is set to begin at 7 p.m.
The Lahore Qalandars completed the league stage on top of the table, having won seven of their ten games, while the Multan Sultans were a close second, having won six of their ten. This season’s head-to-head record between these two sides has been mixed, with Lahore winning both league games and the Sultans winning the Qualifier.
Following their convincing win in the Qualifier on March 15th, the Sultans will have a psychological edge over the Qalandars. However, Shaheen Afridi and his team will take heart from their ability to chase down a tricky total of 172 in the second Eliminator against Peshawar Zalmi, and will feel that they can go the distance as well.
Probable playing XI
Lahore Qalandars: Mirza Tahir Baig, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Sam Billings (wk), Ahsan Bhatti, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Usman Khan, Rilee Rossouw, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Sheldon Cottrell, Ihsanullah