The Pakistan Super League (PSL), a professional Twenty20 cricket league, has taken the cricketing world by storm. Since its establishment in 2015, it has become Pakistan’s premier domestic T20 competition, featuring top Pakistani and international cricketers. The tournament is organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and it is played by different teams representing different cities in Pakistan – Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators.

Teams of PSL 2023

Six teams are participating in PSL 2023

  1. Islamabad United
  2. Karachi Kings
  3. Lahore Qalandars
  4. Multan Sultans
  5. Peshawar Zalmi
  6. Quetta Gladiators

PSL 2023 Draft & PSL 2023  All Teams Squad

On the 15th of December, the PSL 2023 draft saw roughly 500 cricketers participate. The drafting process involved selecting players from a variety of categories, including Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Emerging, and Supplementary. To further complicate matters, PSL teams had access to right-to-match (RTM) cards, which allowed them to reclaim previously selected players. For instance, Quetta Gladiators (QG) utilized their RTM card to regain Naseem Shah from Multan Sultans.

Looking ahead to the tournament, Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 is set to feature a star-studded lineup of players, including Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, David Miller, Sikandar Raza, Matthew Wade, Moeen Ali, Rovman Powell, Martin Guptil Imran Tahir, and many more. The players selected in the Platinum category, such as Fakhar Zaman, Hasaranga, Miller, and Powell, are expected to bring their A-game to the pitch.

Lahore Qalandars Squad 2023

The Lahore Qalandars, reigning champions of the Pakistan Super League, have set their sights on a historic milestone by becoming the first team to retain their title while also joining the elite club of multiple championship winners. With a roster packed with star-studded talent, the Lahore Qalandars appear primed to defend their title in the upcoming PSL 2023 season.

Under the captaincy of Shaheen Afridi, the Lahore Qalandars boast an impressive array of players, including the exceptional Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, and Fakhar Zaman, adding to the team’s already formidable strength. The Lahore Qalandars management has also shrewdly recruited the talented Sikandar Raza and Liam Dawson to replace the experienced Mohammad Hafeez and Samit Patel, adding even more depth to the squad.

With such a well-balanced and dynamic team, the Lahore Qalandars have the potential to conquer the PSL 2023 season and secure their second title. Below is the Lahore Qalandars squad for the upcoming PSL 2023 season, as they embark on their journey towards defending their championship:

Shaheen Afridi (c)Rashid KhanFakhar Zaman
Hussain TalatHaris RaufDavid Wiese
Sikandar RazaLiam DawsonAbdullah Shafique
Tahir BaigDilbar HussainAhmed Daniyal
Kamran GhulamHarry BrookShahwaiz Irfan
Zaman KhanJordan CoxJalat Khan

Multan Sultan Squad 2023

Multan Sultans, the finalists of the previous year, have set their sights on clinching their second PSL title with fierce determination. Renowned for their unwavering consistency in recent seasons, they stand as prime contenders to emerge victorious in PSL 8. Led by the adept Mohammad Rizwan, Multan Sultans’ roster for PSL 2023 has been further bolstered by the inclusion of explosive talents like David Miller, Josh Little, and Akeal Hosein. Their squad exudes a remarkable sense of balance, and they appear primed to launch an all-out assault on the coveted title. Behold the Multan Sultans squad for PSL 2023:

Mohammad Rizwan (c)David MillerJosh Little
Shan MasoodRilee RossouwKhushdil Shah
Akeal HoseinTim DavidShahnawaz Dahani
Usman KhanUsama MirSameen Gul
Mohammad SarwarAnwar AliIhsanullah
Abbas AfridiArafat MinhasAdil Rashid

Islamabad United Squad 2023

Islamabad United, who have the distinction of being the only team to have won the PSL championship multiple times, are determined to secure the PSL 8 title and uphold their winning record. Known for their aggressive style of play, they are widely regarded as one of the most thrilling teams in the league. Thanks to their astute recruitment strategy, they are better equipped for PSL 8 than ever before. Under the captaincy of Shadab Khan, their team comprises a dynamic batting unit and a formidable bowling attack featuring Moeen Ali, Abrar Ahmed, and Rumman Raees. With a well-balanced squad, Islamabad United’s PSL 8 lineup has the potential to be one of the standout teams in the tournament. Take a look at the squad that Islamabad United has assembled for PSL 2023:

Shadab Khan (c)Alex HalesRahmanullah Gurbaz
Fazalhaq FarooqiAsif AliMohammad Wasim Jr
Faheem AshrafHasan AliAzam Khan
Rumman RaeesPaul StirlingColin Munro
Abrar AhmedSohaib MaqsoodZeeshan Zameer
Hasan NawazMoeen AliMubasir Khan

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi, following a lackluster PSL 7, is aiming to make a strong comeback in PSL 8. To bolster their squad, they have acquired Babar Azam, Pakistan’s all-format captain, in a high-profile trade with Karachi Kings. With a mix of talented youth including Saim Ayub, Haseebullah, and Danish Aziz, and T20 superstars such as Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jimmy Neesham, and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, along with experienced players like Wahab Riaz, Peshawar Zalmi appears to be a formidable team. Keep an eye out for them throughout the tournament. Here’s a look at their squad for PSL 8.

Babar Azam (c)Rovman PowellBhanuka Rajapaksa
Mujeeb-ur-RahmanWahab RiazSherfane Rutherford
Danish AzizArshad IqbalMohammad Haris
Saim AyubUsman QadirTom Kohler-Cadmore
Salman IrshadAamer JamalHaseebullah
Sufyan MuqeemJimmy Neesham

Karachi Kings

The Karachi Kings are determined to make a triumphant return in PSL 8 after a disheartening PSL 7 campaign that yielded only one victory. In their efforts to improve, they have made some significant player trades, acquiring Babar Azam while relinquishing Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik. Moreover, the team has added several notable players such as Matthew Wade, Imran Tahir, and Andrew Tye, signifying their strong commitment to success. Imad Wasim, the team’s leader, will be joined by Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Amir, and Qasim Akram, among others, forming a formidable squad with the potential to qualify for the playoffs once again. With this, here is the complete Karachi Kings squad for PSL 8, replete with talent and promise.

Imad Wasim (c)Matthew WadeImran Tahir
Haider AliJames VinceJames Fuller
Andrew TyeShoaib MalikMohammad Amir
Tayyab TahirMohammad AkhlaqSharjeel Khan
Mir HamzaAamer YaminIrfan Khan Niazi
Qasim AkramTabraiz ShamsiMohammad Umar

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators are determined to bounce back in PSL 8 after a lackluster season 7. Their new recruits – Wanindu Hasaranga, Martin Guptill, and Odean Smith – have provided a much-needed boost to their squad. With a balanced bowling unit featuring Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnian, Hasaranga, Mohammad Nawaz, and Naveen-ul-Haq, and explosive batsmen like Will Smeed, Jason Roy, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Umar Akmal, Quetta appears to have most bases covered. Their PSL 8 squad looks formidable and has the potential to go all the way. See their 2023 squad below.

Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)Wanindu HasarangaNaseem Shah
Mohammad NawazOdean SmithJason Roy
Iftikhar AhmedAhsan AliMohammad Hasnain
Umaid AsifMohammad ZahidWill Smeed
Umar AkmalNaveen-ul-HaqAimal Khan
Abdul Wahid BangalzaiOmair bin YousufMartin Guptill

PSL 2023 Retained Players List with Category

PSL 2023 is scheduled to take place from 9 February to 19 March 2023. Lahore Qalandars retained Rashid Khan and Shaheen Afridi in the platinum category, while other teams retained only one platinum player. Karachi Kings traded Babar Azam for Haider Ali (Platinum) and Shoaib Malik (Diamond).

The following is a list of retained players for all teams participating in PSL 2023:

Lahore Qalandars Retained Players Category

Rashid KhanPlatinum
Shaheen Shah AfridiPlatinum
David WieseDiamond
Abdullah ShafiqueGold
Harry BrookSilver
Kamran GhulamSilver
Zaman KhanEmerging
8th RetentionTo Be Announced

Peshawar Zalmi Retained Players Category

Babar AzamPlatinum
Sherfane RutherfordDiamond
Wahab RiazDiamond
Mohammad HarisGold
Aamir JamalBrand Ambassador
Salman IrshadSilver
Tom-Kohler CadmoreSilver

Multan Sultans Retained Players Category

Mohammad RizwanPlatinum
Khushdil ShahDiamond
Rilee RossouwDiamond
Shan MasoodDiamond
Shahnawaz DahaniBrand Ambassador
Tim DavidGold
Abbas AfridiEmerging

Islamabad United Retained Players Category

Shadab KhanPlatinum
Asif AliBrand Ambassador
Mohammad Wasim JnrDiamond
Azam KhanGold
Faheem AshrafGold
Hasan AliGold
Colin MunroSilver
Paul StirlingSilver

Quetta Gladiators Retained Players Category

Mohammad NawazPlatinum
Iftikhar AhmedDiamond
Jason RoyDiamond
Mohammad HasnainGold
Sarfaraz AhmedGold
Naveen ul HaqMentor
Umar AkmalMentor
Will SmeedSilver

PSL Draft 2023: Foreign Players List


  • Aaron Finch
  • Adil Rashid
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Alex Hales
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Colin De Grandhomme
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • David Miller
  • Dawid Malan
  • Evin Lewis
  • Jimmy Neesham
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Martin Guptill
  • Moeen Ali
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Mujeeb ur Rehman
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Odean Smith
  • Rahkeem Cornwall
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Rashid Khan
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Reece Topley
  • Saqib Mahmood
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Tom Curran
  • Tymal Mills
  • Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva


  • 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
  • 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
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Kusal Perera
  • Laurie Evans
  • Lendl Simmons
  • Lewis Gregory
  • Lewis McManus
  • Liam Dawson
  • Liam Norwell
  • Luke Wood
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Mahmudullah Riyad
  • Marchant De Lange
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Michael Rippon
  • Migael Pretorius
  • Mushfiqur Rahim
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Nkrumah Bonner
  • Ollie Pope
  • Olly Stone
  • Oshane Thomas
  • Patum Nissanka
  • Paul Walter
  • Qais Ahmad
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Richard Gleeson
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Roston Chase
  • Ryan Gibson
  • Shai Hope
  • Shane Dadswell
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Thisara Perera
  • Thomas Kaber Phillip
  • Wayne Parnell
  • Will Jacks