The draft for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8 has come and gone with all six teams having made their selections for the squads ahead of the upcoming tournament.
For the first time in the tournament’s history 2022 Asia Cup winners, Wanindu Hasaranga and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, England and Australia’s T20 World Cup winners Adil Rashid and Matthew Wade, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and Tabraiz Shamsi of South Africa will be part of the PSL.
Complete PSL Squads for season 8:
Platinum: Alex Hales (England), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Shadab Khan.
Diamond: Asif Ali, Fazal Haq Farooqi (Afghanistan), Wasim Jr.
Gold: Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali.
Silver: Abrar Ahmed, Colin Munro (New Zealand), Paul Stirling (Ireland), Rumman Raees, Sohaib Maqsood.
Emerging: Hassan Nawaz, Zeeshan Zamir.
Supplementary: Moeen Ali (England) and Mubasir Khan.
Platinum: Haider Ali, Imran Tahir (South Africa), Matthew Wade (Australia)
Diamond: Imad Wasim, James Fuller (New Zealand), James Vince (both England)
Gold: Andrew Tye (Australia), Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik
Silver: Aamer Yamin, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Akhlaq, Sharjeel Khan, Tayyab Tahir
Emerging: Irfan Khan Niazi, Qasim Akram.
Supplementary: Mohammad Umar and Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa).
Platinum: Fakhar Zaman, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Shaheen Shah Afridi
Diamond: Dawid Wiese (Namibia), Hussain Talat, Haris Rauf.
Gold: Abdullah Shafique, Liam Dawson (England), Sikander Raza (Zimbabwe)
Silver: Ahmad Daniyal, Dilbar Hussain, Harry Brook (England), Kamran Ghulam, Mirza Tahir Baig
Emerging: Shawaiz Irfan, Zaman Khan.
Supplementary: Jalat Khan and Jordan Cox (England)
Platinum: David Miller (South Africa), Josh Little (Ireland), Mohammad Rizwan.
Diamond: Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Shan Masood
Gold: Akeal Hosein (West Indies), Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David (Australia)
Silver: Anwar Ali, Sameen Gul, Sarwar Afridi, Usama Mir, Usman Khan
Emerging: Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah.
Supplementary: Adil Rashid (England) and Arafat Minhas.
Platinum: Babar Azam, Rovman Powell (West Indies), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka).
Diamond: Mujeeb Ur Rehman (Afghanistan), Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies), Wahab Riaz.
Gold: Arshad Iqbal, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Haris.
Silver: Aamer Jamal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (England), Saim Ayub, Salman Irshad, Usman Qadir
Emerging: Haseebullah Khan, Sufyan Muqeem.
Supplementary: Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand). Peshawar Zalmi will pick their second Supplementary at the Replacement Draft.
Platinum: Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka).
Diamond: Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy (England), Odean Smith (West Indies).
Gold: Ahsan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Silver: Mohammad Zahid, Naveen-ul-Haq (Afghanistan), Umar Akmal, Umaid Asif, Will Smeed (England).
Emerging: Aimal Khan, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai.
Supplementary: Martin Guptill (New Zealand) and Omair Bin Yousuf.
Season 8 of the Pakistan Super League will be played from 13th February to 19 March 2023 across 4 cities in Pakistan.