PSL 8 All Team Squads, Retentions & Full Players List 2023
Pakistan Super League is all set to glitter the cricket fans with another entertaining season of T20 highly competitive cricket with house full crowds. All details for psl 8 all team squads have started to emerge after all the franchises had earlier announced the list of psl 2023 retained players. PCB has allowed all six franchises to choose a maximum of 20-plus member squads with the local and overseas best cricketing talent available.
PSL 2023 Team Retentions
In the first week of November 2022, PCB opened the window to finalize player trades and retentions for PSL season 8. All franchises took this opportunity to retain players from last year’s squad with a maximum cap of eight players announced by the PCB as retentions. PSL team squads for Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi had seen some massive changes because Peshawar got Babar Azam while Karachi got Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali as part of the trade deal between both franchises. After the PSL 2023 retentions, here are psl all team squads that have been confirmed so far.
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan (Platinum). Asif Ali (Brand Ambassador) and Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Diamond). Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Hasan Ali (Gold). Colin Munro and Paul Stirling (Silver).
Karachi Kings: Haider Ali (Platinum). Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Malik (Diamond). Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza and Sharjeel Khan (Silver). Qasim Akram (Emerging)
Lahore Qalandars: Rashid Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi (Platinum). David Wiese (Diamond). Abdullah Shafique (Gold). Harry Brook and Kamran Ghulam (Silver). Zaman Khan (Emerging).
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (Platinum). Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, and Shan Masood (Diamond). Shahnawaz Dahani (Brand Ambassador) and Tim David (Gold). Abbas Afridi and Ihsanullah (Emerging).
Peshawar Zalmi: Babar Azam (Platinum). Sherfane Rutherford and Wahab Riaz (Diamond). Mohammad Haris (Gold). Aamir Jamal (Brand Ambassador), Salman Irshad and Tom-Kohler Cadmore (Silver).
Quetta Gladiators: Mohammad Nawaz (Platinum). Iftikhar Ahmed and Jason Roy (Diamond). Mohammad Hasnain and Sarfaraz Ahmed (Gold). Naveen ul Haq, Umar Akmal (Mentor), and Will Smeed (Silver)
For the PSL 2023, All franchises have now the option to select 15 local players and 7 overseas players in the lineup if their team purse allows that to happen.
PSL 2023 Complete Squads
The full and final psl team squads have been selected after a vigorous process of team selection through retentions/draft picks/releases/trade/RightToMatch & supplementary players.
The complete finalized psl 8 all-team squads 2023 has been officially confirmed by the franchises today in the PSL draft 2023 event. Below are the complete PSL 2023 team squads.
Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Colin Munro, Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abrar Ahmed, Sohaib Maqsood, Rumman Raees, Zeeshan Zamir, Hassan Nawaz, Moeen Ali, Mubasir Khan
Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram, Matthew Wade, Imran Tahir, James Vince, James Fuller, Andrew Tye, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Akhlaq, Irfan Khan Niazi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohammad Umar
Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Liam Dawson, Dilbar Hussain, Mirza Tahir Baig, Ahmed Danlyal, Shawaiz Irfan, Jordan Cox, Jalat Khan
Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, David Miller, Josh Little, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Usman Khan, Sameen Gul, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Sarwar, Adil Rashid, Arafat Minhas
Babar Azam, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Danish Aziz, Arshad Iqbal, Saim Ayub, Usman Qadir, Suifyan Muqeem, Haseeb Ullah, Jimmy Neesham
Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naveen ul Haq, Umar Akmal, Will Smeed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Naseem Shah, Odean Smith, Ahsan Ali, Umaid Asif, Muhammad Zahid, Abdul Bangalzai, Aimal Khan, Martin Guptill, Omair Bin Yousuf
Teams Participating in PSL 8
Like last year, PCB has not moved ahead with a suggestion from the media, fans & other business partners of PCB to add one or two new franchises in PSL but PCB is making sure the six franchises who have given their full support from the initial season one in 2016 gets the most profit first without involving any more franchises. Check out the teams below and understand more about psl team squads on an individual basis.
- Karachi Kings 2023 Squad & Schedule
- Lahore Qalandars 2023 Squad & Schedule
- Multan Sultans 2023 Squad & Schedule
- Peshawar Zalmi 2023 Squad & Schedule
- Quetta Gladiators 2023 Squad & Schedule
- Islamabad United 2023 Squad & Schedule
It is expected to see a few franchises will use their Right To Match card option which will allow them to get back one player who they could not retain due to retention rules set by the PCB. Naseem Shah for example will definitely go back to Quetta and some sources say Fakhar Zaman as well will go back to Lahore once again.
Teams Head Coach
In franchise cricket, the role of a head coach is very important as he is the key member of the franchise who creates a full plan and strategy regarding how to win the title. All PSL Team Squads are also announced and picked by the head coach and other management within a franchise. The list of HBL PSL 2023 team coaches is as follows.
|Coach Name||Franchise Name|
|Daren Sammy||Peshawar Zalmi|
|Azhar Mahmood||Islamabad United|
|Moeen Khan||Quetta Gladiators|
|Andy Flower||Multan Sultans|
|Peter Moores||Karachi Kings|
|Aaqib Javed||Lahore Qalandars|
All head coaches are assisted by a bowling coach, batting coach, team mentor, statistician, team manager & sometimes an assistant coach as well. Daren Sammy is the latest addition as head coach, before then he played for Peshawar as a player and icon, and then later on he was announced as the team mentor till last year. Javed Afridi, team owner of Peshawar Zalmi have great confidence in Daren Sammy hence why he is always associated with them on some level.
PSL 8 Draft Date
The confirmed date for PSL 8 draft has been announced by the PCB which is the 15th of December, 2022. The event will take place in a private hotel in Karachi like last year where all PCB Chairman along with all franchises team owners, head coaches, and team captains with their technical teams will be available to finalize psl 2023 for all team squads.