PSL 2023 League Stage Review

The league phase of season 8 of the Pakistan Super League has concluded. Each team has played 10 matches till this stage. Lahore Qalandars topped the table with 7 wins and 14 points. Islamabad United and Multan Sultans got 12 points each. The latter team got the 2nd position due to a better run rate.

Peshawar Zalmi is the 4th team to qualify with 10 points. The two teams eliminated from the competition were Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings. Both of them could only win 3 out of 10 games and earned 6 points each. Mohammed Rizwan is so far the top run scorer, while Abbas Afridi is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament.

Keep reading to the bottom to know about the top and worst performers in the league stages of PSL 8.

Top Performers

Let’s take a look at the top 5 performers in the league phase of the Pakistan Super League:

Rilee Rossouw

Rilee Rossouw in PSL 2023
Image source: ESPN Cricinfo

Rilee Rossouw is so far our most valuable player of the 8th edition of the PSL. His base price at the start of the tournament was just ₹107. Now, it has soared to ₹271.5. It corresponds to a massive 153.74% price change. Till now, he has earned a total of 265 fantasy points. The left-hander has scored 388 runs at an average of 48.50. He is striking at 176.36 in the league and has scored a ton and two half-tons. He has hit 41 fours and 18 sixes in 9 innings.

Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman’s first century in PSL 2023
Image Source: Indian Express

Fakhar Zaman is second on the list, with a price increase of 116.44. His price has changed from ₹104 to ₹225.1 till now. Fakhar has earned 224.1 points by scoring 378 runs. His average and strike rate are 37.80 and 171.04, respectively. The Southpaw has two fifties and a hundred in 10 matches. Fakhar has smashed 28 fours and 24 sixes in the season.

Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan to lead Team of PSL 7
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Mohammed Rizwan is currently the highest run-scorer in the league. He has amassed 483 runs at a massive average of 60.38. His strike rate in the season is 145.05, and he has picked 46 fours and 14 sixes in 10 innings. The Multan Sultans’ skipper has 3 half-centuries and a hundred to his name in PSL 2023. These performances have earned him 177.5 points, and his price has changed from ₹112 to ₹212.5.

Mohammad Haris

Mohammad Haris makes an acrobatic fielding effort
Image Source: ESPN Cricinfo

The wicket-keeper has got his price up from ₹106 to ₹190.1. This 79.34% change has come courtesy of the 189.1 fantasy points he earned. Haris has piled up 231 runs at an average of 25.67 and a splendid strike rate of 197.44. His 9 innings have produced 20 fours and 14 sixes.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan representing Lahore Qalandars
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Rashid Khan has so far been the best bowler in PSL 8. He is currently 3rd on the list of top wicket-takers in the season, with 15 wickets. His economy rate in 8 games is 8.48. The leggie has a 19.54% price change after earning 142.45 fantasy points. His price has increased from ₹120 to ₹143.45.

Worst Performers

Underlying are the details of the 5 worst performers in the league phase of the Pakistan Super League:

Khushdil Shah

Khushdil Shah star as Multan Sultans
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Khushdil Shah has been the worst performer in the league phase of PSL 2023. He has scored only 47 runs in 5 innings at an average of 15.67 and a strike rate of 117.5. That’s why his value has dropped from ₹110 to ₹15. This 86.36% decrease is a result of his -16.35 fantasy points.

Mujeeb ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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Mujeeb started the tournament at a price of ₹106. His current price is just ₹15 due to a massive fall of 85.85%. His total points in the league are -28.8, as he has conceded runs at a rate of 8.95 runs per over. The off-spinner has bagged 4 scalps in 5 innings.

Mohammad Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz
Image Source: Cricwick

The all-rounder has struggled with both bat and ball in the ongoing PSL. With the bat, he could get only 109 runs at a miserable average of 12.11 and an ordinary strike rate of 101.87. With the ball, he has gone for 10.13 runs per over and picked 9 wickets in 10 matches. Therefore, he has been handed -37.85 points, and his value fell by -85.58%. His price has changed from ₹104 to ₹15.

Wahab Riaz

Wahab Riaz
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Wahab’s price has depreciated 82.35% due to -49.75 points earned by him. His tournament started at a price of ₹85, and he currently stands at ₹15. His 9 outings with the ball have brought him 9 wickets with an economy rate of 9.2.

Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah for Pakistan Super League
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After bowling some fiery spells in the 2022 T20 World Cup, Naseem’s form has declined in this year’s PSL. He was able to get only 7 wickets in 9 matches and went for 8.67 runs per over. Consequently, he was awarded -21.9 points, and his value dropped 76.39%. His initial price of ₹97 has now fallen to ₹22.9.

Stock Movers


The details of the top 5 gainers are as follows:


Player Total Points Earned Starting Price Current Price Percentage Change
Rilee Rossouw 265 107 271.5 153.74%
Fakhar Zaman 224 104 225.1 116.44%
Mohammad Rizwan 177.5 112 212.5 89.73%
Mohammad Haris 189.1 106 190.1 79.34%
Rashid Khan 142.45 120 143.45 19.54

Here are the price variations of the top 5 losers:


Player Total Points Earned Starting Price Current Price Percentage Change
Khushdil Shah -16.35 110 15 -86.36%
Mujeeb ur Rahman -28.8 106 15 -85.85%
Mohammad Nawaz -37.85 104 15 85.58%
Wahab Riaz -49.75 85 15 82.35%
Naseem Shah -12 97 22.9 -76.39

Looking Forward

As the league stage has ended, we are geared up for the playoffs. The two top teams, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans, will lock horns in the first qualifier on the 15th of March. Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will be up against each other on March 16 in the eliminator. Qualifier 2 will be contested on the 17th of March, and the final is scheduled on Sunday, March 19.

Rashid Khan, Fakhar Zaman, and Shaheen Shah Afridi are the three players from Lahore Qalandars to watch in the playoffs. For Multan Sultans, the stocks of Rilee Rossouw and Tim David may be moving big times. If you are a fan of Islamabad United, keep your eyes on Alex Hales and Shadab Khan. For Peshawar Zalmi, Babar Azam and Mohammed Haris can be amongst the top gainers in the playoff stage. Overall, Rashid Khan and Rilee Rossouw are the two hottest commodities right now.

If you are fonding of PSL and missed some matches, you are seeking to know the top and worst performers of PSL 8. Keep reading our blog and know them.

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