PSL Match Today: Timings, Location & More

The Pakistan Super League, commonly known as PSL, is a professional T20 cricket league in Pakistan. It is one of the most popular and highly anticipated cricket leagues in the world, attracting some of the best players from around the globe.

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The first match of the league is always crucial, setting the tone for the rest of the tournament and giving a glimpse into what fans can expect from the teams. has gathered all the details on the PSL match today, including its venue, time, and team members.


Overview of PSL Today


Full FormPakistan Super League
Inaugural Season2016
Number of Teams6
Matches PlayedVaries per season (e.g., 34 matches in some seasons)
VenuesUAE and Pakistan (varies)
FormatT20 (Twenty20) format
Defending ChampionsLahore Qalandars in 2022.
Top Run-scorerVaries per season (e.g., Fakhar Zaman in 2022)
Best BowlerVaries per season (e.g., Shadab Khan in 2022)
Official WebsitePSL Official Website


Teams Participating in the First Match

The first match of PSL 8 will see two fierce rivals, the Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars, face off against each other. The Lahore Qalandars, led by skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi, are hoping to make a solid start to the tournament. On the other hand, the Multan Sultans are captained by Muhammad Rizwan.

Venue and Date

The first match of PSL 8 will take place at the Multan Cricket Stadium on February 13th, 2023. The stadium is among the most popular stadiums in Pakistan. It is known for its high-scoring matches, and will provide a fitting stage for the start of the tournament. 

The Multan Sultans vs. Lahore Qalandars match will start at 8:00 pm PST.

HBL PSL 8 Draft

In this year’s PSL 8 Draft,  Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars retained some old players and also added new players this season. Following is the complete list of both team’s retained players:

 Lahore Qalandars




Sr. #NameCategoryNationality
1Rashid KhanPlatinumAfghanistan
2Shaheen Shah AfridiPlatinumPakistan
3David WieseDiamondNamibia
4Haris RaufDiamondPakistan
5Abdullah ShafiqueGoldPakistan
6Harry BrookSilverEnglish
7Kamran GhulamSilverPakistan
8Zaman KhanEmergingPakistan


New Draft Picks of Lahore Qalandars

The Lahore Qalandars have made some intriguing selections in the recent draft, with Fakhar Zaman and Sikandar Raza being the standout picks.


Sr. #NameCategoryNationality
1Fakhar ZamanPlatinumPakistan
2Hussain TalatDiamondPakistan
3Sikandar RazaGoldZimbabwe
4Liam DawsonGoldEngland
5Dilbar HussainSilverPakistan
6Mirza Tahir BaigSilverPakistan
7Ahmed DaniyalSilverPakistan
8Shawaiz IrfanEmergingPakistan
9Jordan CoxSupplementaryEngland
10Jalat KhanSupplementaryPakistan


Complete Squad of Lahore Qalandars

  1. Rashid Khan
  2. Haris Rauf
  3. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  4. David Wiese
  5. Abdullah Shafique
  6. Harry Brook
  7. Kamran Ghulam
  8. Zaman Khan
  9. Fakhar Zaman
  10. Hussain Talat
  11. Sikandar Raza
  12. Liam Dawson
  13. Dilbar Hussain
  14. Mirza Tahir Baig
  15. Ahmed Danlyal
  16. Shawaiz Irfan
  17. Jordan Cox
  18. Jalat Khan

Multan Sultans




Sr. #NameCategoryNationality
1Mohammad RizwanPlatinumPakistan
2Khushdil ShahDiamondPakistan
3Rilee RossouwDiamondSouth Africa
4Shan MasoodDiamondPakistan
5Shahnawaz DahaniGoldPakistan
6Tim DavidGoldAustralia
7Abbas AfridiEmergingPakistan


New Draft Picks of Multan Sultans

During the draft, the Multan Sultans initially selected Naseem Shah in the platinum category. However, the Quetta Gladiators exercised their “Right to Match” option to bring Naseem back to their squad. In response, Multan selected David Miller as their platinum pick. The following is a list of new players chosen in this year’s draft.


Sr. #NameCategoryNationality
1David MillerPlatinumSouth Africa
2Josh LittlePlatinumIreland
3Akeal HoseinGoldTrinidad and Tobago
4Usama MirSilverPakistan
5Usman KhanSilverPakistan
6Sameen GulSilverPakistan
7Anwar AliSilverPakistan
8Mohammad SarwarSilverPakistan
9Adil RashidSupplementaryEngland
10Arafat MinhasSupplementaryPakistan


Complete Squad of Multan Sultans

  1. Mohammad Rizwan
  2. Khushdil Shah
  3. Rilee Rossouw
  4. Shan Masood
  5. Shahnawaz Dahani
  6. Tim David
  7. Abbas Afridi
  8. Ihsanullah
  9. David Miller
  10. Josh Little
  11. Akeal Hosein
  12. Usama Mir
  13. Usman Khan
  14. Sameen Gul
  15. Anwar Ali
  16. Mohammad Sarwar
  17. Adil Rashid
  18. Arafat Minhas

Final Thoughts

The first match of PSL 8 has set the stage for a highly entertaining tournament. With so many talented players on display, fans can expect some nail-biting finishes and some unforgettable moments. The excitement for the next match is already palpable, and fans can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the tournament.

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