The upcoming eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will provide cricket fans with five weeks of thrilling top class action.
PSL 8 gets underway at the Multan Cricket Stadium on February 13 and concludes with the final at the Gaddafi Stadium on March 19.
Multan and Karachi host the early part of the prestigious tournament, before the action shifts to Lahore and Rawalpindi for the final three weeks.
While there will be plenty of betting opportunities during PSL 8, picking an outright winner of the tournament is never an easy task.
Six different teams have lifted the trophy in the previous seven editions, making the outcome as tricky to predict as some of the games on the Joe Fortune Australia site.
However, we have worked hard on your behalf to come up with a team we think will be hugely competitive in PSL 8.
Before we preview the tournament, let’s take a look at the schedule and identify where you can watch all the games live.
PSL 8 Schedule
Each team plays the group stage matches in a double round-robin format, with the four sides having the most points qualifying for the playoffs, culminating in the final.
February 13 – Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars – Multan Cricket Stadium
February 14 – Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 15 – Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators – Multan Cricket Stadium
February 16 – Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 17 – Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi – Multan Cricket Stadium
February 18 – Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 19 – Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United – Multan Cricket Stadium
February 19 – Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 20 – Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 21 – Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 22 – Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings – Multan Cricket Stadium
February 23 – Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 24 – Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 26 – Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans – National Bank Cricket Arena
February 26 – Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi – Gaddafi Stadium
February 27 – Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – Gaddafi Stadium
March 1 – Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 2 – Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators – Gaddafi Stadium
March 3 – Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 4 – Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans – Gaddafi Stadium
March 5 – Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 6 – Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 7 – Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 7 – Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 8 – Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 9 – Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 10 – Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 11 – Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 12 – Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – Pindi Cricket Stadium
March 12 – Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings – Gaddafi Stadium
March 15 – Qualifier (1 vs 2) – Gaddafi Stadium
March 16 – Eliminator 1 (3 vs 4) – Gaddafi Stadium
March 17 – Eliminator 2 (Loser Qualifier v Winner Eliminator 1) – Gaddafi Stadium
March 19 – Final – Gaddafi Stadium
PSL 8 Live Streaming
The entire PSL 8 schedule will be live streamed worldwide. Sky Sports are the main broadcaster in the United Kingdom, but there are plenty of other outlets covering the tournament.
PSL 8 Preview
Peshwari Zalmi are one of the most successful sides in PSL history and look a good bet to go a long way in this year’s tournament.
They were disappointing last time around, but have made significant improvements to their squad and could be tough to beat.
Peshwari boast a strong batting unit, while their array of up-and-coming talent will be eager to impress with the T20 World Cup scheduled to be staged next year.
Mohammad Haris is likely to be the star of the show with the bat and may be worth checking out in the outright odds to be the tournament’s top run scorer.
Islamabad United could be the biggest threat to Peshwari, with their squad containing an excellent array of batsmen and all-rounders.
However, the lack of quality fast bowlers in their line-up could prevent Islamabad’s bid to win the PSL for a record third time.
Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans all have quality players at their disposal, but their squads lack the depth of Peshwari and Islamabad.
On that basis, reigning champions Lahore Qalanders could be the biggest threat to that pair as they bid to retain the title.
They have assembled a solid squad, although their decision not to pick an established wicket-keeper could hinder their hopes of going back-to-back.
PSL 8 Prediction
If Peshwari can avoid the inconsistency that blighted their 2022 campaign, they possess the talent to win the title for the first time since 2017.