The 8th season of the Pakistan Super League is off and running with the flow. Now after 14 matches the caravan of PSL will be moved from Karachi to Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. Here is Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Pitch Report for PSL 2023 & T20 Records at the Ground.
After the passing, of the first two weeks in the tournament Multan Sultans are leading the points table with 8 points in 5 games. Multan Sultans took full advantage of their home stadium in the first 5 games by winning 4 out of them.
Out of the first 14 matches 5 have been played in Multan and 9 in Karachi National Stadium.
Gaddafi Stadium will host 9 matches in PSL 8 including playoff games
The iconic stadium of Lahore will host the most crucial games of PSL 8 in which the final is also included. Lahore Qalandars will also get the taste of home advantage as their 5 league games will be played at this venue only.
The timings of all the games in Lahore will be 7:00 PM (Local time).
Matches of PSL 8 to be played in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi on 26th February
- Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United on 27th February
- Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators on 2nd March
- Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans on 4th March
- Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings on 12th March
- Qualifier 1 (1 vs 2) on 15th March
- Eliminator (3 vs 4) on 16th March
- Qualifier 2 (Qualifier 1 loser vs Eliminator winner) on 17th March
- Final on 19th March
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Pitch Report for PSL 2023
This is a high-scoring ground where we have seen teams scoring over 200 runs often. 8 times teams have been able to reach 190+ scores on this surface out of 32 matches.
It is an excellent pitch to bat first and put the opposition under pressure after posting a huge total. It is not the quickest surface in Pakistan and it offers turn for the spinners.
The toss winners should opt to bat first on this wicket considering the history of the ground. We can expect teams to post big scores on this ground like always.
T20 Records in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- Total Match Played: 32
- Batting First Won: 19
- Batting Second Won: 13
- Tie: 0
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 173
- Highest Score: Multan Sultans: 245/3
- Lowest Score: Quetta Gladiators: 90/10
The Lahore weather is quite gloomy these days and rain have no chance of playing spoilsport at this venue. We can expect full-fledged action of cricket in Gaddafi Stadium with pleasant.
Coming on to the due factor there are definite chances of due coming, especially in the second innings.
The temperature of Lahore is around 28°C to 26°C these days.