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HBL PSL 8: Babar and Imad hold pre-match pressers

  • Peshawar Zalmi lead Karachi Kings 12-5 on a head to head
  • Tickets for all 34 matches in Karachi, Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi are available at pcb.bookme.pk
  • Event hashtags are #HBLPSL8 and #SabSitarayHumaray; match schedule available here; for more information, please click here
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Karachi, 13 February 2023Peshawar Zalmi’s Babar Azam and Imad Wasim of Karachi Kings held their captains’ pre-match press conferences at the National Bank Cricket Arena on Monday. The second match of the HBL PSL 8 will get underway at 8pm.

Babar’s presser is available here, while Imad’s presser can be downloaded by clicking here. Both the presser conferences are for editorial purposes only.

2017 champions Zalmi lead 2020 winners Kings 12-5 on a head to head, including winning their last four encounters. In 2022, Zalmi defeated Kings by nine runs in the first round match and then made it two out of two by winning the second match by 55 runs. In 2021, Zalmi had won two out of three matches, including the Eliminator by five wickets.

Babar Azam will lead Zalmi for the first time on Tuesday. He is HBL PSL’s most successful batter after accumulating 2,413 runs in 68 matches, including 2,398 runs at a strike-rate of 122 in 66 matches for Kings. Imad, who has played all seasons for Kings, has scored 682 runs and taken 42 wickets in 68 matches to date.

Schedule of upcoming matches (Tuesday’s matches will start at 8pm, other matches will begin at 7pm)

14 Feb - Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi, National Bank Cricket Arena

15 Feb - Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium

16 Feb - Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, National Bank Cricket Arena

17 Feb - Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Cricket Stadium

18 Feb - Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Bank Cricket Arena

Previous HBL PSL media releases:

20 Jan - HBL PSL 8 schedule announced

24 Jan - Fans to nominate Hamaray Heroes for HBL PSL 8

25 Jan - Teams strengthen rosters in HBL PSL 8 replacement draft

31 Jan - Babar Azam will aim to notch maiden century in HBL PSL

1 Feb – Shaheen raring for his comeback in HBL PSL 2023

2 Feb - Babar, Sarfaraz and Shaheen feature in special edition of PCB Podcast

3 Feb – New boys on the block

4 Feb – Fakhar, Haris and Sharjeel on making of aggressive openers

5 Feb – Amir, Shaheen, Wahab and Wasim on fast bowlers in HBL PSL

6 Feb – Azam and Usama join Amir, Fakhar, Wahab on HBL PSL’s impact on their careers

7 Feb – Match officials for HBL PSL 8 announced

7 Feb - Imad, Rizwan and Shadab feature in 44th edition of PCB Podcast

8 Feb - Aqib Javed previews HBL PSL 8 for Lahore Qalandars

8 Feb – Andy Flower previews HBL PSL 8 for Multan Sultans

9 Feb - HBL PSL 8 trophy unveiled at historic Shalimar Gardens

10 Feb – Azhar Mehmood previews HBL PSL 8 for Islamabad United

10 Feb – Moin Khan previews HBL PSL 8 for Quetta Gladiators

11 Feb  - Johan Botha previews HBL PSL 8 for Karachi Kings

11 Feb – Daren Sammy previews HBL PSL 8 for Peshawar Zalmi

12 Feb -  Ready, Steady, Go! HBL PSL 8 begins tomorrow

12 Feb - Players and coaches gear up for exciting rivalries