PSL Statistics 2023

PSL 8 is just around the corner. Who knew that PSL would achieve such success when it was starting back in 2016? We could only dream of watching PSL matches in Pakistan. But kudos to PCB authorities that they made it possible. Fans have had eight years of PSL fun, which has created many exciting stats and numbers. As a cricket fan, if you haven’t dabbled into this numbers game, then you aren’t the crazy cricket fan you thought you were.

If you are a religious cricket fan, you will enjoy this article. You will read a lot of interesting numbers about PSL and the teams.

For those who hate mathematics, do not worry; it will not be boring at all. The numbers will talk and swing like the ball is reversing. But that will only happen if you are a cricket fan.

If you are, then let’s begin.

PSL Winners statistics

Let’s start with something light. In this section, you will see the winners of each season of PSL. Let’s see which PSL team won the most titles.

SeasonYearWinner
PSL 12016Islamabad United
PSL 22017Peshawar Zalmi
PSL 32018Islamabad United
PSL 42019Quetta Gladiators
PSL 52020Karachi Kings
PSL 62021Multan Sultans
PSL 72022Lahore Qalandars

Well, “United, we win,” I guess. Islamabad United has been the most successful team in the PSL. But other teams have played equally well. But if we talk about impact, no other win was as impactful as Lahore Qalandars winning the PSL. They had been disappointing in the past six seasons. But they won the PSL 7 with a bang. Will there be a replay of their previous season’s performance? We have to see PSL 8 for that.

But which PSL team is the best so far? Winning the most titles or having one or two impactful matches doesn’t mean you are the best. Which team wins it overall? Hopefully, the following table will answer these questions.

TeamMatWLWinning percentage
Islamabad United77413553.89
Karachi Kings75294241.09
Lahore Qalandars72303943.75
Multan Sultans55302257.54
Peshawar Zalmi81433654.37
Quetta Gladiators72363550.7

Multan wins it with a huge margin! This isn’t what I am saying. It’s what numbers say.

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General PSL Stats

Now, let’s talk about some general statistics. We will talk about the batting and bowling records. But some of these random numbers are pretty interesting. Let’s have a look.

Lowest and Highest totals totals

Highest totals
TeamsScorecardYear
Islamabad United scored against Peshawar Zalmi247/22021
Multan Sultans scored against Quetta Gladiators245/32022
Islamabad United scored against Karachi Kings238/32019

The United won this one. In previous years, they love to smash the ball out of the park. Scoring this many runs in t20s is no joke

Lowest totals
TeamsScorecardYear
Qalandars scored against Zalmis592017
Gladiators scored against sultans732021
Qalandars scored against Zalmis782019

Well, we told you before. It wasn’t until recently that Lahore started to perform well. Things were pretty bad for them. Just look at these low scores. I guess it had to do something with the Zalmis. Seems like they have some rivalry here.

Margins

Largest Victories
WinnerAgainstMarginTarget
By runs
SultansGladiators117246
SultansGladiators110184
SultansQalandars80170
By wickets
ZalmisQalandars10 Wickets101
KingsQalandars10 Wickets151
UnitedGladiators10 Wickets134

Seems like the Sultans are the sultans when it comes to winning with ample margins. Credit to their bowlers that they can bowl the rival teams out so quickly. Different teams like Peshawar, Karachi, and Islamabad have won with too many wickets at hand as well. The openers take this credit for carrying the bat.

Most Extras in an Innings

Gladiators and Kings need to work on their bowling. Seriously, they are on the top regarding giving away these extras. T20 isn’t a format where you can afford these extra runs. Hopefully, their management will pick these things.

TeamScoreExtrasOpposition
Sultans245/324v Gladiators
Zalmi177/623v United
Sultans195/622v Kings
Gladiators189/721v Kings
United199/820v Gladiators

Highest partnerships by wickets

These depend on many factors, such as bowling conditions, scorecard pressure, team morale, etc. But the batsmen take the credit for this achievement. Let’s have a look at these numbers.

WicketRunsPartnersTeamOpposition
1st176Sharjeel Khan, Babar AzamKingsUnited
2nd133Ahmed Shehzad, KP PietersenGladiatorsUnited
3rd150*C Munro, Iftikhar AhmedUnited Kings
4th155BR Dunk, SR PatelQalandarsGladiators
5th101KP Pietersen, Sarfraz AhmedGladiatorsQalandars
6th123Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif AliUnitedQalandars
7th78LA Dawson, Faheem AshrafUnitedGladiators
8th76Mohammad Nawaz, JP FaulknerGladiatorsUnited
9th62Hasan Ali, Mohammad WasimUnited Zalmi
10th63GD Elliott, Zulfiqar BabarGladiatorsZalmi

But if you talk about the highest partnership by runs, then Sharjeel and Babar’s partnership takes the first position. Do you want to know what the irony is? Both of them were once part of Islamabad United. And they scored this partnership against them. Oh, the irony!

Miscellaneous records

There are some miscellaneous records as well. These may intrigue you. Or they may not. Whatever the case, there is no harm in trying to see what the numbers tell us.

The first one is the players with the most matches. Of course, experience counts as a player.

PlayerMRunsWickets
Wahab Riaz77333103
Kamran Akmal7519720
Sarfaraz Ahmed7213410
Shoaib Malik72188211
Mohammad Hafeez71159618

The next thing is leadership. Of course, all the sports played in teams depend on two crucial factors, who the leader is and whether he is competent. Let’s see who is PSL’s best captain and who has captained the most matches.

PlayerMatchesWL%
Sarfaraz Ahmed72363550.7
Imad Wasim41201753.8
DJG Sammy39221657.9
Shadab Khan32171553.1
Shoaib Malik30101934.5

PSL – Highest run scorer

Now, let’s look at some batting records. After all, T20 cricket is all about batting. Who is PSL’s leading run scorer?

PlayerRunsAverage
Babar Azam241342.33
Kamran Akmal197227.38
Fakhar Zaman193931.27
Shoaib Malik188234.21
Mohammad Hafeez159627.51
Mohammad Rizwan144640.16

Highest wicket-takers

Here are the top wicket-taking machines in PSL

PlayerMatchesWicketsEconomy rate
Wahab Riaz771037.59
Hasan Ali64817.83
Shaheen Afridi50707.63
Shadab Khan61647.26
Faheem Ashraf49647.94
Mohammad Nawaz66617.26

Wahab seems to be the king of bowlers in PSL. He is the most experienced bowler on the list, with 77 matches. He is also the first bowler ever to take 100 wickets in PSL. Will he be able to defend his spot at the top? Hasan Ali has to perform exceptionally, as there is a huge difference between him and Wahab.

PSL team-wise records

In this section, we will see some general stats of PSL teams.

Quetta Gladiators Records

Highest totals207/3 vs. Qalandars in 2022
Lowest Totals73/10 vs. Sultans in 2021
Largest VictoriesWon by a margin of 67 runs vs. Karachi in 2018
QG won by a margin of 9 wickets vs. Qalandars in 2018
Most RunsSarfaraz Ahmad scored 1341 runs averaging 31.92
Highest Wicket-takerMohammad Nawaz took 61 wickets at an economy rate of 7.26

Multan Sultans Records

Highest totals245/3 vs. Gladiators in 2022
Lowest Totals113 vs. United in 2018
Largest VictoriesWon by a margin of 117 runs vs. Gladiators in 2022
With 9 wickets at hand, they won against Gladiators in 2018
Most RunsShan Masood scored 1082 runs averaging 32.78
Highest Wicket-takerImran Tahir took 53 wickets at an economy rate of 6.94

Peshawar Zalmi Records

Highest totals232/6 vs. Islamabad in 2021
Lowest Totals123/10 vs. Multan in 2020
Largest VictoriesWith a margin of 61 runs against Karachi Kings in 2019
Won with a margin of 10 Wickets against  Lahore Qalandars in 2018
Most RunsKamran Akmal scored 1972 runs averaging 27.38
Highest Wicket-takerWahab Riaz took 103 wickets at an economy of 7.59

Karachi Kings Records

Highest totals201/4 vs. Peshawar in 2020
Lowest Totals108/9 vs. Peshawar in 2021
Largest VictoriesWith a margin of 63 runs against Multan Sultans in 2018
Won with 10 wickets remaining vs. Lahore in 2020
Most RunsBabar Azam scored 2398 runs averaging 43.60
Highest Wicket-takerMohammad Amir took 54 wickets at an economy of 7.38

Islamabad United Records

Highest totals247/2 vs Zalmi in 2021
Lowest Totals82/10 vs. Kings in 2017
Largest VictoriesWon with a margin of 71 runs against Qalandars in 2020
Keeping 10 wickets at hand, they won against Gladiators in 2021
Most RunsLuke Ronchi scored 1020 runs at an average of 36.42
Highest Wicket-takerShadab Khan took 65 wickets at an economy rate of 7.26

Lahore Qalandars Records

Highest totals209/5 against Gladiators in 2020
Lowest Totals59/10 against Peshawar in 2017
Largest VictoriesWon with a considerable margin of 66 runs against Islamabad United in 2022
They won win 9 wickets at hand against Multan in 2020
Most RunsFakhar Zaman, with 1939 runs, averaging 31.27
Highest Wicket-takerShaheen Shah Afridi took 70 wickets at an economy rate of 7.63

Conclusion

We hope that you liked this article. For more interesting articles and topics, you can tell us in the comments section. We will love to hear from you. We also hope this PSL season is the most exciting, and we witness many of these records being broken. After all, who does want boring T20 matches? No one!

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