Finally, joy has returned to the faces of spectators with the return of the International Cricket to Pakistan. Though the COVID-19 pandemic caused another hiatus; however, thankfully it didn’t last for long, and hopefully packed stadiums will again be seen soon in Pakistan to witness Pakistan super league. PSL 7 Schedule for 2022 will be updated here as soon as it’s announced by PCB.
Next month, West Indies will tour Pakistan for three T20 Internationals and One Day Internationals (ODIs) each. Karachi’s National Stadium has a capacity of nearly 35,000 spectators will host all the matches.
Later in early 2022, the Seventh Edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place with its full zeal.
The PSL 2022 will be held in January and February 2022, as per the announcement of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with Karachi and Lahore as the two venues while PSL 7 Schedule will be announced by the end of December 2021 as per initial reports.
The event will feature a total of 34 matches among six franchises. The National Stadium Karachi and the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will host 17 matches each.
The Drafting of the PSL 2022 will be held at the National High-Performance Centre in Lahore on December 8.
Since the advent of the Pakistan Super League in 2016, its six editions have so far been held. Initially, it had five franchises namely Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, and Peshawar Zalmi but later Multan Sultans was added to it in 2018.
Lahore Qalandars remain to be the solitary team that hasn’t yet been crowned the title of Pakistan Super League.
Islamabad Unites are two-time Champions in 2016 and 2018, Peshawar Zalmi sealed the title in 2017, Quetta Gladiators in 2019, Karachi Kings in 2020, and Multan Sultans in 2021.
With a 55.07 winning percentage, Peshawar Zalmi has wrestled in 70 matches from 2016 to 2021. The team won 38 of them and lost 31.
Similarly, Karachi Kings has won 28 matches and lost 33 out of 65 games, holding the 46.03 winning percentage while Lahore Qalandars is the least successful franchise with a 38.98 winning percentage as it has suffered 35 defeats and tasted mere 22 victories in 59 matches.
The relatively new addition in the league Multan Sultans maintains a 50 winning percentage with 20 victories and loses each in 43 matches from 2018 to 2021.
Overall Teams Result Summary
In terms of individual performance, the current Top-ranked T20 player Babar Azam of Karachi Kings is the leading scorer in Pakistan Super League with 2,070 runs followed by Peshawar Zalmi’s Kamran Akmal who has so far scored 1,820 runs.
Leader Run Scorers in PSL
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In bowling, Zalmi’s Wahab Riaz is the highest wicket-taker with 94 wickets followed by Hasan Ali who has so far picked up 72 wickets while Islamabad United’s Faheem Ashraf and Quetta Gladiators’ Mohammad Nawaz have taken 55 wickets each.
|Player||Matches||Wickets||Best Bowling in Innings||Average||Economy Rate|
The PSL 2022 may see a few star performers for the last time such as Shahid Afridi. The flamboyant all-rounder has featured in 50 PSL matches and scored 465 runs with an average of 16.03 in addition to picking up 44 wickets.
Previously, Shahid Afridi represented Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, and Multan Sultans in the league, and now he has hinted that his last franchise could be Quetta Gladiators.
“If Multan Sultans releases me, I will prefer playing for Quetta Gladiators in my last season,” he reportedly said in an interview.
So now, let’s wait for PCB to announce the PSL 7 Schedule for the upcoming league matches which are one of the biggest sports events in Pakistan.