Best PSL 8 Opening Pairs [ OPENING CEREMONY LIVE ]

A strong opening pair can make the difference between winning a match and losing early in the game. This article examines some of the most explosive opening pairs from the recent PSL season.

Dear PSL fans, if you are searching for the best PSL 8 opening pairs for all teams, this article will be very informative and interesting.

The largest event of the Pakistan Super League is scheduled to commence on 9 February in Pakistan. All the matches will be played at four venues, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan.

Best PSL Opening Pairs Of All Teams

 Opening pairs and opening spells are the most important to win matches in cricket. Pakistan Super League has a history of best opening pairs who have forged a strong bond to score runs and set a healthy platform for the middle-order batsmen. 

1. Multan Sultans Best Opening Players

  • Shan Masood 
  • Mohammad Rizwan

Shan Masood 

Shan Masood was born on 14 October 1989 in Karachi, Pakistan, and currently plays for Derbyshire County Cricket Club & Multan Sultans. In addition to being a left-handed batter, he is also an occasional right-arm medium-fast bowler.

Shan Masood played 34 matches in the Pakistan Super League and scored 1082 runs in 33 innings. His highest score in the PSL is 88. He has a strike rate of 136.1.

Mohammad Rizwan

Currently ranked as the top T20 batsman in the world, Muhammad Rizwan was born on 1 June 1992. He has represented Pakistan in international cricket since 2015.  

In the PSL, he has played 47 matches and scored 900 runs. He has a batting average of 32.14 and a strike rate of 122.28, and his highest score is 82*.

2. Islamabad United Opening Players

  • Paul Stirling
  • Alex Hales

Paul Stirling

Paul Stirling is an Irish cricketer. Stirling is the opening batsman for the Ireland cricket team and is occasionally a right arm off break bowler. He is one of the top ten run scorers in the T20 internationals.

Paul Stirling played 8 PSL matches and scored 257 runs in 8 innings. His Highest Score in the PSL is 58. He has a strike rate of 173.6 with an average of 32.12 

Alex Hales

A right-handed opening batsman, Hales currently represents Nottinghamshire and the England cricket team in limited overs and white ball formats. He made his One Day International debut in August 2014 against India.  

The highest score of Alex Hales in PSL is 80, with a strike rate of 149.7 and an average of 38.44 in nine PSL games. 

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3. Lahore Qalandars Best Opening Players

  • Fakhar Zaman 
  • Philip Salt

Fakhar Zaman 

Pakistani cricketer Fakhar Zaman plays for the Pakistan national team and Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. Fakhar Zaman played 63 PSL matches and scored 1939 runs in 63 innings, averaging 31.27. His Highest Score in the PSL is 106. He has a strike rate of 138.79

Philip Salt

Philip Salt is a right-handed opening batsman who plays for England. He was born on the 28th of August 1996 in England. Philip Salt played 3 PSL matches and scored 22 runs in 3 innings, averaging 7.33. Philip Salt’s Highest Score in PSL is 13.

4. Quetta Gladiators Best Opening Players

  • Jason Roy
  • Ahsan Ali

Jason Roy

Jason Roy is an English cricketer who plays for England in One Day Internationals (ODI) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20I). While playing in the PSL, Jason Roy scored 589 runs in 16 innings, averaging 36.81. His highest score in the PSL was 116. He has a strike rate of 140.2. 

Ahsan Ali

The Pakistani cricketer Ahsan Ali made his international debut in January 2020. He was born on 10 December 1993. In 19 PSL matches, Ahsan Ali scored 444 runs in 18 innings with an average of 23.36. His highest score in PSL is 73.  He has a strike rate of 132.5.

5. Peshawar zalmi Best Opening Players

  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Mohammad Haris

Hazratullah Zazai

The Afghan cricketer Hazratullah Zazai made his international debut in December 2016 for the Afghan national team. During his five appearances in the PSL, Hazratullah Zazai scored 212 runs in five innings with an average of 42.40. His highest score in the PSL is 77. He has a strike rate of 185.9. 

Mohammad Haris

In June 2022, Mohammad Haris made his international debut for the Pakistani cricket team. He played 5 PSL matches and scored 160 runs in 5 innings, averaging 32.00. His Highest Score in PSL is 70. He has a strike rate of 188.2.

6. Karachi Kings Best Opening Players

  • Sharjeel Khan
  • Babar Azam

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Sharjeel Khan

Sharjeel Khan was born on 14 August 1989 and played for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League. Having been banned from playing for two and a half years for his involvement in spot-fixing in 2017, he was able to resume playing in August 2019.

He has played 10 PSL matches and scored 231 runs in 10 innings, averaging 23.10. His highest score in the PSL was 60. He has a strike rate of 130.5.

Babar Azam

Babar Azam, born on 15 October 1994, is the captain of Pakistan’s national cricket team in all formats. In addition to being regarded as one of the most outstanding batsmen in world cricket, he is the only batsman in the world to have been ranked in the top 3 across all formats simultaneously.  

With a strike rate of 121.8, Babar Azam has scored 2298 runs in 62 innings in 64 PSL matches. 

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