The PSL 2022 is set to take place in Pakistan starting from 27th Jan, 2022. Check out Pakistan Super League prediction, previews, betting tips and odds. Also find out today match prediction to place bets with betway, 10cric, bet365, 1xbet and more.
Karachi Kings have plenty of batting power and some experienced bowling options. We are backing them to go all the way and win this season’s PSL.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan finished as the top two batters in the 2021 PSL and have been very impressive across the globe over the last year. We expect to see Ben Duckett join the two Pakistan international openers in the top three run scorers this time.
Pace bowlers are always one of the exciting thrills of the PSL. We are predicting Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain to top the wicket takers list with spinner Rashid Khan not far behind.
|Jan 27, Thu||Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans, 1st Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 28, Fri||Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi, 2nd Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 29, Sat||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars, 3rd Match National Stadium, Karachi||2:30 PM IST, 09:00 AM GMT, 02:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 29, Sat||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators, 4th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 30, Sun||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United, 5th Match National Stadium, Karachi||2:30 PM IST, 09:00 AM GMT, 02:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 30, Sun||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, 6th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 31, Mon||Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans, 7th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 01, Tue||Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans, 8th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 02, Wed||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars, 9th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 03, Thu||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United, 10th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 04, Fri||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi, 11th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 05, Sat||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars, 12th Match National Stadium, Karachi||2:30 PM IST, 09:00 AM GMT, 02:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 05, Sat||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans, 13th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 06, Sun||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, 14th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 07, Mon||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars, 15th Match National Stadium, Karachi||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 10, Thu||Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi, 16th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 11, Fri||Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans, 17th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 12, Sat||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators, 18th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 13, Sun||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings, 19th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||2:30 PM IST, 09:00 AM GMT, 02:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 13, Sun||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators, 20th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 14, Mon||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, 21st Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 15, Tue||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, 22nd Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 16, Wed||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings, 23rd Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 17, Thu||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi, 24th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 18, Fri||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators, 25th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||3:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT, 03:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 18, Fri||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings, 26th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||8:30 PM IST, 03:00 PM GMT, 08:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 19, Sat||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United, 27th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 20, Sun||Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings, 28th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||2:30 PM IST, 09:00 AM GMT, 02:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 20, Sun||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United, 29th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 21, Mon||Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi, 30th Match Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 23, Wed||TBC vs TBC, Qualifier Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 24, Thu||TBC vs TBC, Eliminator 1 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 25, Fri||TBC vs TBC, Eliminator 2 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 27, Sun||TBC vs TBC, Final Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
2021 result: First in the table, Third overall
Captain: Shadab Khan
Overseas players: Marchant de Lange, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Paul Stirling, Reece Topley
Other key players: Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Zafar Gohar
Islamabad United were very impressive in the group stage last season where they lost only two games and finished top of the table. However, they then lost both play-off games and did not make the Final.
Colin Munro averaged 57.00 from seven innings in PSL 6 and will once again be joined by England’s out of favour white ball specialist opener Alex Hales. Marchant de Lange has impressed in franchise tournaments over the last twelve months and with four overseas players permitted to play in one game, United have some excellent players to choose from.
Of their top four batters from last season, only Colin Munro and Asif Ali have returned to Islamabad colours for 2022. If Alex Hales can bring his upturn in form from the BBL then Islamabad United will be in for some large totals again.
Hasan Ali and Mohammad Wasim finished with 13 and 12 wickets apiece in the 2021 tournament and will both be looking to build on those numbers this time. England’s Reece Topley will make his first PSL appearance and provides awkward steepling bounce from his left arm over angle.
Islamabad have recruited strongly and should be well placed for another crack at the play-offs. Whether they can perform under the spotlight in the knockout stage is another question.
Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Alex Hales, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Azam Khan, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Marchant de Lange, Muhammad Akhlaq, Reece Topley, Danish Aziz, Zafar Gohar, Mubasir Khan, M. Zeeshan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ather Mehmood
Islamabad United can be backed at 5.50 to win their third PSL with Betway
2021 Result: Fourth in the table, Fourth overall
Captain: Babar Azam
Overseas players: Ian Cockbain, Joe Clarke, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd
Other Key Players: Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan
Karachi Kings were one of four teams to finish on ten points and a record of five wins and five draws in the group stage in 2021. They were knocked out by Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator 1.
Ian Cockbain has been signed as a late overseas replacement for Tom Abell who injured his knee in the BBL for Brisbane Heat. Alongside Cockbain are fellow English players Joe Clarke, Lewis Gregory and Chris Jordan. Experienced Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and West Indies’ exciting all-rounder Romario Shepherd complete the foreign players.
Captain Babar Azam finished as the leading run scorer and with an average of 69.25 in PSL 6. Sharjeel Khan also contributed a century and a half-century during the tournament. Joe Clarke has been in fine form in the BBL and is a player with a point to prove.
Taking wickets was an issue for Karachi Kings in 2021 with no player picking up more than 8 wickets. If they can get Mohammad Amir, who took 5 wickets in eleven games last season, back to something like his best then they will be a real threat.
With an experienced line-up, we are backing Karachi Kings to improve on last season’s fourth place and to be in with a chance of winning the tournament
Babar Azam (c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Joe Clarke, Sharjeel Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Ilyas, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Umaid Asif, Tom Abell, Rohail Nazir, Muhammad Imran, Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Talha Ahsan, Romario Shepherd
Karachi Kings are targeting their second PSL title and are favourites at 4.33 with Betway.
2021 Result: Fifth
Captain: Shaheen Shah Afridi
Overseas Players: Harry Brook, Dean Foxcroft, Samit Patel, Rashid Khan, Phil Salt, David Wiese
Other Key Players: Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Lahore Qalandars were top of the table after six matches in PSL 6, but they then lost their final four group stage games and missed out on the play-offs due to an inferior net-run-rate.
Once again they have some fine overseas players to call upon with Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan the pick of the bunch. England’s Phil Salt is an exciting keeper-batter and all-rounder David Wiese impressed for Namibia in the T20 World Cup.
No player scored over 300 runs for Lahore Qalandars last season and Phil Salt will arrive late for the tournament after fulfilling England duties in the Caribbean. Fakhar Zaman had an excellent T20 World Cup with the bat and must build on his 2 half-centuries in the 2021 PSL.
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Rashid Khan took 27 wickets combined in PSL 6 and will take some stopping again this time. Expect Samit Patel and David Wiese to both chip in with their fair share of dismissals.
The Qalandars were very strong before their tournament fell apart last season. If they can show more consistency and stamina this time then they will be among the teams to go far this year.
Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ahmed Daniyal, Fakhar Zaman, Phil Salt, Harry Brook, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Dean Foxcroft, Zaman Khan, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Syed Faridoun
Lahore Qalandars are still searching for their first ever PSL title. Betway has them at 5.00 for the 2022 PSL.
2021 Result: Second in the table, Champions
Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
Overseas Players: Tim David, Ihsanullah, Imran Tahir, Blessing Muzarabani, Rovman Powell, Rilee Rossouw, Odean Smith
Other Key Players: Khushdil Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahnawaz Dahani
After finishing in second place but six points from the top of the group stage, Multan Sultans turned it on during the play-offs to win their first PSL crown.
They have signed an excellent mix of overseas players from the towering height of Blessing Muzarabani to the 42 year old spin of Imran Tahir. Rovman Powell and Rilee Rossouw are two batters with excellent white ball reputations.
No side with Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the order should ever be discounted from challenging for a title. The keeper-batter made 4 half-centuries and finished with exactly 500 runs last season. The experienced Sohaib Maqsood, who averaged 47.55 in PSL 6, will again be a very important part of the batting line-up.
Shahnawaz Dahani finished as the leading wicket taker in the tournament in 2021. He took 4-5 against Lahore Qalandars in one game and took the Maroon Cap award for his 20 wickets. Tahir and Muzarabani both contributed valuable wickets last season and will be ready to step up again.
The Sultans have not regressed from 2021 and we predict they will go very close to retaining the trophy.
Mohammad Rizwan (c), Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Imran Tahir, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dhani, Tim David, Odean Smith, Rumman Raees, Asif Afridi, Anwar Ali, Rovman Powell, Imran Khan Sr., Abbas Afridi, Amir Azmat, Blessing Muzarabani, Ihsanullah
The 2021 Champions are priced at 5.00 with Betway to make it two titles on the bounce.
2021 Result: Third in the table, Runners-up
Captain: Wahab Riaz
Overseas players: Ben Cutting, Hazratullah Zazai, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Sherfane Rutherford, Matt Parkinson, Pat Brown, Sohail Khan
Other key players: Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali
Except for an early run of wins, Peshawar Zalmi struggled for consistency throughout last season’s group stage. However, they picked up in the play-offs and ended up as Runners-up.
Due to England short-format players expected to make a late arrival in Pakistan, Zalmi have stocked up on overseas players ahead of the tournament. Lancashire’s spinner Matt Parkinson has performed well with the white ball in England but this will be his first overseas experience.
Shoaib Malik top scored for Peshawar Zalmi in 2021 but he only hit 2 half-centuries and they will need more big scores if they are to finish in the top four again. Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai is an explosive opening batter who has an IT20 century to his name. Liam Livingstone enjoyed a fantastic 2021 with the bat and big things will be expected of him in PSL 7.
Captain Wahab Riaz will again lead the bowling attack after finishing second in the tournament wicket takers with 11 dismissals last season. Expect Livingstone to chip in with valuable wickets as he is able to bowl both leg and off-spin. Saqib Mahmood will also be a dangerous customer with the ball.
Peshawar Zalmi certainly have all the ingredients to succeed and we expect them to at least reach the play-offs.
Wahab Riaz (c), Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Haider Ali, Saqib Mahmood, Hussain Talat, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal, Sameen Gul, Kamran Akmal, Sirajuddin, Mohammad Amir Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris
Betway has last year’s losing finalists at 5.00 to go one better and win the 2022 PSL.
2021 Result: Sixth
Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Overseas Players: Ben Duckett, James Faulkner, Naveen-ul-Haq, Jason Roy, James Vince, Dan Lawrence
Other Key Players: Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah
PSL 6 was one to forget for Quetta Gladiators who picked up only two wins throughout the whole campaign and finished four points adrift at the bottom of the table.
Batter Ben Duckett is an excellent overseas signing for the Gladiators, he has had an excellent couple of years in England and in this season’s BBL. He is a far better batter than the one who turned out for Islamabad United in 2016. The Gladiators have excellent options with bat and ball from their overseas stars.
Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed contributed 321 runs during the 2021 PSL but no other Gladiators player made more than 174 runs. James Vince is another good overseas signing who has developed as a batter over recent seasons. Iftikhar Ahmed joins from Islamabad United after an exceptional year with the bat which saw him recalled to the national team.
Mohammad Hasnain finished as the Gladiators’ top wicket taker last season and he is another year wiser and more experienced. The fast bowler has been in fine form during a brief spell with Sydney Thunder in the BBL. James Faulkner returned exceptional figures for Lahore Qalandars in 2021 and is another shrewd signing.
It will take a mammoth swing for the Gladiators to challenge for the title but we expect them to be far more competitive in PSL 7.
James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Jason Roy, James Faulkner, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Ben Duckett, Khurram Shehzad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Muhammad Ashar Qureshi, Noor Ahmad, Ahsan Ali
Quetta Gladiators are the outsiders according to Betway. You can back them at 7.00
Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans will get the 2022 Pakistan Super League (PSL 7) underway on Thursday 27th January at the National Stadium. The tournament will run until February 27 with 34 matches to be played.
Multan Sultans are defending their title which they won with a 47 run victory over Peshawar Zalmi back in June last year. It was the first time that the Sultans had finished as PSL Champions and the third time in four seasons that Zalmi had ended as defeated finalists.
Islamabad United are the only side to have won the PSL on two occasions with Lahore Qalandars the only team to have not yet secured a PSL title.
Karachi Kings come into PSL 7 as the pre-tournament favourites with Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi not far behind.
The 2022 Pakistan Super League promises to be the best edition yet. We run the rule over all the teams and their key players below.
|Year of Start||2016|
|No. of Seasons Played||6|
|Administrator(s)||Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)|
|Current champion||Multan Sultans|
|Tournament format||T20 (Double round robin and playoffs)|
|Next Season Dates||27 January – 27 February 2022|
|No. of teams participating||6|
|Most successful Team||Islamabad United (2 titles)|
|Venues||National Stadium, Karachi and Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|Total no. of matches to be played in 2022 season||34|