Which of the following teams has achieved the most success in Pakistan Super Leagues: Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, and Multan Sultans? The majority of you will say your favorite team, but in fact, a successful team in PSL is always dependent on specific criteria, the most essential of which are the league’s number of wins, win %, and W/L.
Multan Sultans are the most successful team in the PSL, with a win rate of 55 percent in the league and the highest W/L ratio among the other franchises. Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi have played most PSL playoffs and won most matches in PSL. Karachi Kings is the worst team of PSL with a win rate of 37 percent the league and the lowest W/L ratio of 0.69 in the league.
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Most Succesful Team in PSL by Titles
Islamabad United is the most successful team in PSL with the most titles. They are the only team with two PSL Trophies. Misbah-ul-Haq was captain of Islamabad for three seasons and they won titles in 2016 and 2018. He is the most successful captain in PSL history with the highest winning percentage of 60.
All other teams, including Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Multan Sultan, and Lahore Qalandars, only won the PSL title once.
Most Matches Win by a Team in PSL
The Peshawar Zalmi team has won the most games overall in PSL. They played in 85 PSL games, winning 45 of them for a 53 percent winning percentage.
Islamabad United won 43 games, Quetta Gladiators won 37, Lahore Qalandar and Multan each won 30 games and Karachi Kings only managed to win 30.
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Most Matches Lost by a Team in PSL
Karachi Kings is the most unsuccessful team in PSL as they lost most matches in PSL. They Played 75 PSL games and lost 46 games with a losing percentage of 62. While Lahore Qalandars is the 2nd team with the highest losses in PSL.
Highest Win Percentage in PSL
Multan Sultans | 54 %
Everyone will be amazed by Multan’s success in the PSL so far, beginning with an ordinary performance in PSL 2018 and reaching a peak by winning 10 out of 12 matches in PSL 2022. In that season, Multan Sultan had the best W/L ratio of 05, making them one of the most successful teams in PSL history.
Multan won the 2021 PSL under the leadership of Muhammad Rizwan as a result of their hard work and dedication. Their transformation into a brand team in a very short period of time is one of the finest things in the PSL.
Islamabad United | 53 %
In terms of win percentage, Islamabad United is the second most dominant team in the PSL. United won the PSL for the first time in 2016 and has played well in almost every season afterwards.No one can dispute that Islamabad United acquired a large number of international superstars, which helped raise the league’s level.
United’s highest win percentage came in the 2018 and 2021 seasons when it won 08 out of 12 total matches. When it comes to PSL trophies, United is the most successful, having won the league for the first time in 2016 and again in 2018.
Peshawar Zalmi | 53 %
Peshawar Zalmi is a close second behind Islamabad United in terms of PSL performance, with a 53 percent total win rate. Zalmi is the most popular PSL franchise in the world, having attracted famous players such as Shahid Afridi and Darren Sammy. These players have not only played great but have also helped the Peshawar Zalmi franchise gain a larger fan following.
PSL 2017 was a great season for Zalmi, as they won the season with outstanding records. In terms of the highest wins in a single season, Zalmi excelled in the 2019 season of PSL when they won 08 out of a total of 13 matches played in the season.
Quetta Gladiators | 50 %
PSL 2019 was Quetta Gladiators’ lucky season because they won the PSL title for their followers. What a joyous occasion for their followers; they won with unsurpassed confidence. They won nine of their twelve matches this season, placing them among the teams with the most wins in the PSL. Their W/L ratio in the season was 3 which is one of the highest among other franchises of PSL.
Unlike Multan Sultans, Gladiators have been in the PSL from its beginning and have consistently been among the best teams in the competition.
Lahore Qalandars | 41 %
Lahore Qalandars have the second-largest fan base in the PSL behind Karachi Kings, however, they have failed to meet their fans’ expectations in almost every season. But the 2022 PSL season was very different for Lahore Qalandars and their fans when they won the PSL title. This was Lahore Qalandars’ first PSL trophy, and its fans were overjoyed in their celebrations. Lahore won eight of the twelve PSL 2022 matches, showing their strength to the supporters.
The initial seasons of the PSL were not particularly successful for the Qalandars, since they only won a few matches. The real change happened in the 2021 and 2022 seasons when they performed better to register themselves among the most successful teams of PSL.
Karachi Kings | 38 %
Because the PSL’s top superstars are a part of it, Karachi Kings enjoy a huge fan base. Karachi has the distinction of having Babar, Shoaib Malik, and Imad Wasim. However, in terms of victory percentage, their performance has fallen short. Kings’ most successful PSL season was in 2020 when they won six of twelve matches. They also won the PSL trophy, which brought a lot of joy to their supporters.
Most Popular Teams in PSL
Every PSL team has a huge following across the nation. Due to their performances, social media presence, brand ambassadors, and marketing tactics, some teams are more popular than others. It helps in their ability to entice more companies to sponsor them.
Although we cannot measure team popularity, we can theorize based on their social media following. The most popular team in PSL is Peshawar Zalmi, which has more than 1.4 million Twitter followers. Quetta Gladiators has the second most number of followers 1.3M on Twitter. With 1.2 Million fans each, Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United are the third most famous teams in PSL, followed by Karachi Kings with 1.1M. Multan Sultan is the most unpopular team in PSL as they have only 665K followers on Twitter.
So we can assume Peshawar Zalmi is the Biggest team in PSL and they have more followers.
Most Expensive Team in PSL
In 2016 Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars were the most expensive teams in PSL. They win franchise right for 2.5 Million Dollars. But in 2017, PCB announces that they are going to add a new team to the league. Multan Sultan became the expensive side when Group agreed to pay 5.2M dollars a year. Later Ali Tareen bought this Franchise at 6.35M dollars per year.