The clock is ticking, and we are ready to witness one of the most exciting cricket leagues on planet earth. PSL 8 is going live on 13th February 2023. The PSL Cricket League was founded on 9 September in Lahore with five teams. The immense response from the crowd compelled the PSL organizers to add the 6th team to the league. Take a look at the PSL Teams 2023 for this season.
PSL Teams History
When the league started, about 20 parties from around the world showed their interest in buying the PSL franchise for the first season. The 5 teams of PSL 2016 were sold for a total price of $93 million.
PSL8 2023 Captains list
In PSL 2017, PCB invited bids from the 6th team Multan Sultan which was initially bought by Schon Properties for about $5.2 million and became the most expensive team in PSL. But the rights were terminated by the organizers due to payment issues. Again, PCB invited bids for Multan Sultan and resold the team to Ali Tareen for $6.35 million for seven years.
PSL Teams 2023
- Islamabad United
- Karachi Kings
- Lahore Qalandars
- Peshawar Zalmi
- Multan Sultans
- Quetta Gladiators
|Owner||Ali Naqvi, Amna Naqvi|
Islamabad United, also known as IU, is the two-time champion (2016, 2018) of the Pakistan Super League. The franchise is owned by Leonine Global, which is owned by Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi. Islamabad United won the first season of the PSL despite their weak start and defeated Quetta Gladiators in the final. The team won their 2nd title in the 3rd season of PSL by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final. IU is the most successful team in the PSL, with two titles.
|Owner||Salman Iqbal (ARY Group)|
Karachi Kings, also known as KK, is one of the most expensive franchises of the Pakistan Super League. Former South African player Johan Botha is the head coach, Imad Wasim is the Captain, Faisal Iqbal is the Batting coach, and legendary Wasim Akram is the bowling mentor of Karachi Kings. KK won their first PSL title in 2020 after beating their rivals Lahore Qalandars. Mohammad Amir is the leading wicket-taker, while Babar Azam is the leading run-scorer for Karachi Kings.
Perhaps the most trolled team of PSL, Lahore Qalandars, is the only team that has finished in the last spot on the PSL Points Table in starting season of PSL. Owned by Rana Fawad, the team is currently captained by Shaheen Shah Afridi. After a long time, the PSL 2022 season was won by Lahore Qalandars. Fakhar Zaman is the leading run-scorer, and Shaheen Afridi is the leading wicket-taker for the side.
|Home Ground||Arbab Niaz Stadium|
One of the most exciting teams in PSL, Peshawar Zalmi, has played 4 finals of this Pakistan International cricket league. The team won their only title in PSL 2017 and finished runners-up in 2018 and 2019. Led by Darren Sami, the head coach of Peshawar Zalmi is Mohammad Akram, with Saqlain Mushtaq as the Spin bowling coach and Younis Khan as a Batting Coach. Wahab Riaz is the leading wicket ticker, and the leading run scorer is Kamran Akmal.
|Owner||Alamgir Khan/ Ali Tareen|
The most expensive team of PSL 2023 is Multan Sultans. This PSL team was added as the 6th team in the 4th season of PSL. This will be the fifth PSL season for Multan Sultan. The team won its first PSL title in the 2021 season.
|Team Squad||Click Here|
Quetta Gladiators has also played in three finals of the league. They finished as a runner-up in 2016 and 2017. The team won their 1st title in 2019 by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final. The captain of the Quetta Gladiators is Sarfraz Ahmed, Moin Khan is the Head coach, Sir Viv Richards is the Mentor and Batting Coach, and Abdul Razzaq as an Assistant Coach. One of the best things about Quetta Gladiators is their consistent performance. The leading run scorer is Sarfraz Ahmad, and Mohammad Nawaz is the leading wicket-taker for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League.