The eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 8) is set to kick start on February 9 with the final of the marquee event set to be played on March 19 next year across four venues.
The draft for PSL 2023 will take place on December 15. Defending champions Lahore Qalandars will make the first pick. The order was decided through a draw at the Pakistan Cricket Board offices.
Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans will have the second and third picks while the fourth and fifth picks will belong to Karachi Kings and Islamabad United.
A total of 493 players have registered for PSL 2023 Draft, of which 29 have been placed in the platinum category (above) 81 in diamond and 243 in silver (both below), from full member and associate nations have entered the player draft.
The maximum number of foreign players have registered from England while Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, West Indies, and Bangladesh stand next in tally. 25 players from South Africa, 14 from Australia, 11 from Zimbabwe and nine from Ireland have also registered for the Draft.
List of Overseas/Foreign Players Registered for PSL 2023
England: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Reece Topley, Jason Roy, Daniel Worrall, Laurie Evans, Paul Walter, Adam Hose, Ben Mike, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Lewis Gregory, James Vince, Will Jacks, Ollie Pope, Tymal Mills, James Fowler, Lewis McManus, Richard Gleeson, Luke Wood, Liam Dawson, Rehan Ahmed, Liam Norwell, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Olly Stone
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Andre Fletcher, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahkeem Cornwall, Hayden Walsh, Sherfane Rutherford, Johnson Charles, Odean Smith, Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton, Dominic Drakes, Oshane Thomas, Keemo Paul, Kevin Sinclair, Roston Chase, Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner
Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews, Oshada Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Thisara Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Kusal Perera, Maheesh Theekshana, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Asila Gunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Lahiru Kumara
South Africa: David Miller, Rilee Rossouw, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi, Janneman Malan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Cameron Delport, Thomas Kaber, Shane Dadswell, Evan Jones, Imran Tahir, Jacques Snyman, Migael Pretorius, Marchant de Lange
Afghanistan: Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Shahzaad
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Mahmudullah, Ebadot Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim
Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Hamilton Masakadza, and Elton Chigumbura
Australia: Aaron Finch, Andrew Tye, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Ryan Gibson
Netherlands: Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede
Ireland: Josh Little, George Dockrell
USA: Jaskaran Malhotra
PSL 2023 Draft: Diamond Players List
Fabian Allen, Fazalhaq Farooqi, George Dockrell, Gulbadin Naib, Hayden Walsh, Hazratullah Zazai, Imran Tahir, Jacques Snyman, James Bracey, James Fuller, James Vince, Jamie Overton, Janneman Malan, Jason Roy, Johnson Charles, Josh Little, Keemo Paul, Kevin Sinclair, Kieran Powell, Adam Hose, Andre Fletcher, Andrew Tye, Angelo Mathews, Avishka Fernando, Bas de Leede, Ben Mike, Benjamin Cutting, Bjorn Fortuin, Brandon King, Cameron Delport, Carlos Brathwaite, Chadwick Walton, Charith Asalanka, Craig Overton, Daniel Sams, Daniel Worrall, David Wiese, Dominic Drakes, Dushmantha Chameera, Dwaine Pretorius, Evan Jones, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najibullah Zadran, Nkrumah Bonner, Ollie Pope, Olly Stone, Oshane Thomas, Patum Nissanka , Paul Walter, Qais Ahmad, Rehan Ahmed, Richard Gleeson, Rilee Rossouw, Laurie Evans, Lendl Simmons, Lewis Gregory, Lewis McManus, Liam Dawson, Liam Norwell, Luke Wood, Maheesh Theekshana, Mahmudullah Riyad, Ryan Gibson, Shai Hope, Wayne Parnell, Will Jacks, Shane Dadswell, Sherfane Rutherford, Sikandar Raza, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Thisara Perera, Thomas Kaber Phillip, Marchant De Lange, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Michael Rippon, Migael Pretorius, Roelof van der Merwe, Roston Chase
PSL 2023 Draft: Silver Players List
Abdul Rahmani, Abdul Shakoor, Abdul Wasi Noori, Abu Sayem, Afif Hossain, Aftab Alam, Ahmed Raza, Aizaz Khan, Akila Dhananjaya, Akshay Puri, Al-Amin Hossain, Alex Blake, Alex Lees, Ali Orr, Charles Jordan, Ewart Nicholson, Che Simmons, Fahad Nawaz, Christopher Wood, Farid Ahmed Malik, Chundangapoyil, Fateh Singh, Colin Ackermann, Fayyaz Ahmed, Colin Jr Kezron, Fazal Zazai, Conor McKerr, Alick Athanaze, Alishan Sharafu, Allah Mohammad, Amir Hamza Hotak, Amir Jangoo, Amiad Khan Gull, Azmatullah Omarzai, Babar Hayat, Bahar Ali Shinwari, Basil Hameed, Ben Aitchison, Blake Coburn, Brett D’Oliveira, Brooke Guest, Callum Parkinson, Cameron Steel, Chad Classen, C Wickramasingha, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Feroze Khushi Craig Wallace, Fidel Edwards, Craig Miles, Frederick Klaassen, Anamul Haque, Ansh Tandon, Arjun Nair, Arjun Saud, Arron Lilley, Aryan Dutt, Aryan Lakra, Asadullah Matani, Asif Khan, Atif Sheikh, Avishek Mitra, Darwish Rasooli, George Thomas, Delay Rawlins, Gerhard Erasmus, Devon Thomas, Graham Clark, Dhananjaya Lakshan Gudakesh Motie, Dillon Pennington, Guramar Singh Virdi, Dilon Heyliger, Jeavor Royal, Jesse Bootan, Joe Cracknell, Joe Weatherley, Joey Evison, Jon Russ Jaggesar, Jonathan Wells, Joshua Bishop, Joshua Davey, Joshua James, Joshua Kann, Jubair Hossain, Junaid Siddique, Junaid Siddiqui, Justin Greaves, Kadeem Alleyne, Kairav Sharma, Kaleem Sana, Kamau Sadiki, Hamid Hassan, Dinesh Nakrani, Hamza Tahir, Dominic Leech, Hamza Tariq, Dunith Wellalage, Harry Tector, Dushan Hemantha, Haseeb Hameed, Ed Pollock, Hassan Eisakhil, Eddie Byrom, lan Holland, Ehsan Khan, Ibrahim Masood, liaz Ahmadzai, Imran Mir, Jack Haynes, Jack Leaning, Jacob Bethell, Jamal Richards, Jaskaran Malhotra, Jatinder Singh, Kamil Mishara, Kamindu Mendis, Karima Gore, Kashif Ali, Kashif Daud, Kavian Naress, Kesrick Williams, Kevin Koththigoda, Mehran Khan, Michael Leask, Michael Pepper, Mohamed Rishwan, M Aadil Alam, M Mirttunjoy, Monir Hossain, Muhammad Azhar, Muhammad Faroog, Muhammad Usman, Munis Ansari, Musa Ahmed, Nadif Chowdhury, Khary Pierre, Kyle Phillip, Lahiru Dawattage, Luc Benkenstein, Luis Reece, Luke Fletcher, Luke Hollman, Luke Wells, Mark Deyal, Matthew Cross, Matthew Forde, Matthew Spoors, Matty Revis, Max O’Dowd, Mckenny Clarke, Md Rubel Hossain, Md Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Nathan Edward, Nathan Sowter, Neil Rock, Nicholas Welch, Nick Hobson, Paul van Meekeren, Pawan Sharraf, Prabath Jayasuria, Prem Sisodiya, Rafsan Al Mahmud, Rahim Mangal, Rahul Bhatia, Raja Akif Ullah, Ramon Simmonds, Ravi Bopara, Rayad Emrit, Nilansh Keswani, Nipun Dhananjaya, Nipun Ranshika, Nitish Kumar, Nizakat Khan, Norman Vanua, Nuwanidu Fernando, Oli Carter, Olipa Rogers, Oliver Robinson, Oshada Fernando, Pat Brown, Rayan Khan Pathan, Richard Ngarava, Richie Berrington, Rob Yates, Ronak Panoly,Roshon Primus, Ruaidhri Smith, Ruvel Miah, Ryan Burl, Ryan Higgins, Ryan Rickelton, Shaaron Anthony Lewis, Shafiqullah Chafari, Shafiul Islam, Shahidullah Kamal, Shapoor Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Shariz Ahmad, Sheraz Ahmad, Shevon Daniel, Solomon Budinger, Umair Ali Khan, Umair Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Vikramiit Singh, Syed Haider Shah, Terrance Hinds, Thanuka Dabare, Thilan Walallawita, Thomas Bevan, Thomas Rogers, Tion Webster, Tom Alsop, Zain ul Hassan, Zak Chappell, Zia ur Rehman Akbar, Virandeep Singh, Vivian Kingma, Vriitya Aravind, Waqar Salamkheil, Wagarullah Ishag, Yamin Ahmadzai, Yannic Cariah, Zahoor Khan, Sompal Kami, Soumya Sarkar, Stephen Eskinazi, Steven Mullaney, Steven Taylor, Subash Khakurel, Sultan Ahmad, Syed Abdullah, Saad Bin Zafar, Sabbir Rahman Roman, Safyaan Mohammed Sharif, Saif Zaib, Sami Sohail, Samiullah Shinwari, Sayed Shirzad, Scott Edwards, Seekkuge Prasanna
PSL Draft 2023: Retained Players List
PSL Draft 2023: Islamabad United Retained Players
Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Colin Munro, Paul Stirling
PSL Draft 2023: Karachi Kings Retained Players
Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram
PSL Draft 2023: Lahore Qalandars Retained Players
Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan
PSL Draft 2023: Multan Sultans Retained Players
Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah
PSL Draft 2023: Peshawar Zalmi Retained Players
Babar Azam, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore
PSL Draft 2023: Quetta Gladiators Retained Players
Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naveen ul Haq, Umar Akmal, Will Smeed
All six franchises were allowed to retain eight players ahead of the PSL 8 Draft. In the draft, the franchises can extend their squad size to 18. Teams can pick up to three each in Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories, five in Silver, two in Emerging and a maximum of two Supplementary categories.