Babar Azam will aim to notch maiden century in HBL PSL 8

31 January 2023, Lahore: In the eighth season of the HBL Pakistan Super League, which runs from 13 February to 19 March and is being contested in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi, up to 21 foreign players and 15 local players will be making their professional debuts.

Babar Azam believes in another Record in PSL 8

There will be five matches in Multan, nine in each Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi, and eleven in Rawalpindi. Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, Andrew Tye, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dwaine Pretorius, and the Multan Sultans’ Andrew Tye are among the foreign players making their HBL PSL debuts. Wahab Riaz is the only bowler with 100 or more wickets, and Rizwan needs three dismissals to overtake him as the top wicketkeeper.

Lahore Qalandars have a chance to become the first team to win back-to-back championships.

From February 13 to March 19, 21 international players from other countries and 15 local players will make their competitive debuts. The #HBLPSL8 and #SabSitarayHumaray event hashtags are used; you can see the match schedule here. The name of competition is officially known as HBL PSL. The proper event nomenclature should be used in all texts, headlines, and bulletins by media outlets. The tournament’s history is included here.

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(Quetta Gladiators), Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gus Atkinson (both of Islamabad United), Izharulhaq Naveed (Multan Sultans), James Fuller (Karachi Kings), Jimmy Neesham (Peshawar Zalmi), Josh Little (Multan Sultans), Kusal Mendis (Lahore Qalandars), Matthew Wade (Karachi Kings), Naveen-ul- (Quetta Gladiators).

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Aamer Jamal (Peshawar Zalmi), Ahsan Bhatti (Lahore Qalandars), Aimal Khan (Quetta Gladiators), Arafat Minhas (Multan Sultans), Haseebullah (Peshawar Zalmi), Hassan Nawaz (Islamabad United), Irfan Khan Niazi (Karachi Kings), Mirza Tahir Baig (Lahore Qalandars), Mo (Karachi Kings).

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Lahore Qalandars will try to win back-to-back championships in the HBL PSL 8, while Islamabad United will try to win three championships for the first time since the competition’s inception in 2016.

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Babar Azam has amassed 2,413 runs in 68 matches during the course of the HBL PSL’s outstanding seven years, but he has yet to get his first century. With 1,972 runs in 75 innings and three centuries to his credit, Kamran Akmal, who will be absent from the competition, is the second-highest run-scorer. In addition to Fakhar Zaman, Rilee Rossouw, Cameron Delport, Colin Ingram, Chris Lynn, Usman Khawaja, Harry Brook, and Jason Roy, explosive opener Sharjeel Khan has scored two hundred.

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The lone bowler in the HBL PSL to surpass 100 wickets is Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi. He leads Hasan Ali (81), Shaheen Shah Afridi (70), and Shadab Khan in terms of the number of wickets he has taken in 77 matches (65).

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Mohammad Rizwan of the Multan Sultans will try to surpass Kamran Akmal as the most productive wicketkeeper in the HBL PSL. Sarfaraz Ahmed ranks third with 43 dismissals, two dismissals ahead of Rizwan (60 dismissals), who is two dismissals behind Kamran.

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