PSL is one of the world’s most esteemed cricket leagues. Why is this so? This is due to the fans, drama, rivalries, and entertainment. Even though the PSL is a new league, the way it has established rivalries between teams is fantastic.
Most of the time, rivalries exist between players, but they also exist between teams. Recent player rivalries include Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi and Babar Azam and Muhammad Amir. However, true rivalries exist between teams, and the fan bases of each team establish those rivalries. Due to these rivalries, fans wait for the next match of their favorite teams. It adds a lot of energy and momentum to the next match and tournament. Furthermore, the highs and lows of these rival PSL matches create a lot of exciting moments in the game. Sometimes teams score a high total, sometimes a low total, sometimes bowlers take out their opponent’s batter, and sometimes batters hit long sixes to the bowler.
These PSL rivalries provide fans with many great memories. Fans who watch these moments remember them for the rest of their lives. They remember these competing matches and look forward to the next one anxiously.
As a result, these matches always drew a large crowd and received extensive media coverage. So, overall we can see that these rivalries positively impact PSL. Because of the large crowd participation and coverage, they become a more significant revenue source for the league.
Most Famous Rivalry in PSL
Here are the three biggest rivalries in PSL.
Karachi Kings Vs Lahore Qalandars
The PSL rivalry between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars is the league’s most anticipated match. This rivalry match creates a great deal of excitement in the league, and tickets are usually sold out before the season begins. Although Lahore and Karachi have the largest fan bases, these teams have supporters from all over the world. Overall, cricket fans across the world like watching the rivalry between the Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings because it is one of the best in the PSL. Several high-scoring and thrilling matches occurred as a result of this excitement, which fans will remember for a long time.
Here is the PSL head-to-head record between Karachi and Lahore rivals.
|Total Matches (till 2023)||17|
|Lahore Qalandars Won||05|
|Karachi Kings Won||11|
Peshawar Zalmi Vs Karachi Kings
After Karachi and Lahore, the rivalry between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings is the most anticipated in the PSL. A few years ago, the rivalry between these two teams was not widely discussed, but things changed dramatically after Babar Azam was transferred from Karachi to Peshawar. Now, fans eagerly await the match between Peshawar and Karachi.
Each victory increases the value and heightens the rivalry, making the clash between these two teams a drama that cannot be ignored. This is the reason why these matches attract a lot of viewers and passionate supporters. Another element that cannot be disregarded for the highest viewership of these matches is the Babar Azam factor.
Here is the PSL head-to-head record between Peshawar and Karachi.
|Total Matches (till 2023)||19|
|Peshawar Zalmi Won||14|
|Karachi Kings Won||05|
Peshawar Zalmi Vs Multan Sultans
Two of the most successful PSL franchises are the Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi. The on-field battles between these squads have always been nothing short of thrilling, with each team putting their best effort forward the next time they meet. They have met each other in a few previous grand finals, with the contest frequently causing a significant sensation on social media before, during, and after each match. One of the best parts is that both teams are loaded with star players who can quickly change the game’s situation. Fans eagerly anticipate the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans.
Here is the PSL head-to-head record between Peshawar and Multan.
|Total Matches (till 2023)||13|
|Peshawar Zalmi Won||03|
|Multan Sultans Won||10|
Quetta Gladiators Vs Lahore Qalandars
Another rivalry that excites PSL fans is the one between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars. This rivalry match is eagerly anticipated by PSL fans. A lot of hype on social media is created among PSL fans on the arrival of this match. Top stars from both teams push the level of sensationalism to new heights. Fans have witnessed numerous high-scoring games between these two teams. Each victory increases the importance and amplifies the rivalry, making each meeting between these two teams a must-see memorable experience.
Here is the PSL head-to-head record between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators.
|Total Matches (till 2023)||16|
|Lahore Qalandars Won||09|
|Quetta Gladiators Won||07|
Babar Azam vs Muhammad Amir
This is one of the most exciting rivalries that started this year in PSL. Muhammad Amir began appearing as a cricket expert on various TV channels after being dropped from the national team for the T20 world cup. He started criticizing Babar very badly, although Pakistan played in the Final of the T20 World Cup.
As Babar Azam joined Peshawar Zalmi after leaving Karachi Kings, the situation became more exciting. Everyone is curious about what happened when Babar Azam faced Muhammad Amir.
The full details of their two matches against one another are provided below.
|14 Feb 2023||5||9||2||0||No||PZ won|
|17 Mar 2023||3||0||0||0||Yes||PZ won|