Lahore Qalandars will defend their title against Multan Sultans on Saturday in the final match of season 8 of the Pakistan Super League. Essentially, this is a rematch of the 2022 Finals, in which the Qalandars defeated the Sultans by 42 runs on this very ground to win the trophy. While that was a year ago, both teams have a very different squad from what they had then. Let’s take a look at how they have performed in the past year.
PSL 8 Final Live Streaming: Multan Sultan vs Lahore Qalandars Live PTV Sports 2023
Led by an indomitable Mohammad Rizwan, the Multan Sultans have endured a rollercoaster ride to the Finals. At one stage, they were leading the points table by a comfortable margin. However, they faltered a bit towards the end of the group stage but managed to finish in the second spot.
The Sultans squared off against the Qalandars in Qualifier 1, where they decimated the opponents to win the match by 84 runs.
The Sultans have put together a brilliant squad that is well-balanced in all departments. Mohammad Rizwan has led from the front and is the top-scorer in the team with 516 runs. Joining him at the top of the order will be Usman Khan, who has played just 3 matches so far this season by has already scored a brilliant century. Kieron Pollard and Rilee Rossouw add muscle to the middle order, while all-rounders Tim David and Khushdil Shah add depth to the batting.
This season, the Qalandars are defending champions. They have continued their form from last season, finishing top of the group stages with a clinical performance. The team did falter in Qualifier 1 and ended up playing Peshawar Zalmi in Qualifier 2, which they won relatively comfortably.
As most of their top and middle-order batsmen are in good form, the Qalandars have had a strong batting performance this season. At the top of the order, Mirza Baig and Abdullah Shafique have been well supported by Fakhar Zaman with 390 runs. During crunch situations, David Weise can serve as a finisher as well as Sikandar Raza and Sam Billings.
MS vs LQ Live Streaming 2023
In India and its subcontinent, the PSL 2023 Final will be broadcast on Sony Sports while Sky Sports Cricket telecast the match in the United Kingdom. Tapmad TV to live stream the match in Middle East and North African countries while SuperSport acquired the broadcasting rights in the Sub-Saharan African region.
Cricket fans in the United States will be able to watch the Pakistan Super League 2023 (PSL 8) Final match on Willow TV; whereas Canadian fans can stay tuned to Tapmad and ATN Cricket Plus.
PTV Sports Live PSL 8 Final
Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans will meet in the last match of the Pakistan Super League 2023. The match will take place at 7:00 PM PST at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
LQ v MS Playing XI
Lahore Qalandars: Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (C), David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique/Mirza Tahir Baig, Zaman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Kamran Ghulam, Sam Billings, Haris Rauf
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (C& WK), Shan Masood, Tim David, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, Rilee Rossouw, Usama Mir, Anwar Ali, Kieron Pollard, Hussain Talat,