PSL Schedule: 2023 Fixtures, Players, Venues
PSL schedule for the 2023 season is out! Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the schedule for Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight. Mohammad Rizwan’s Multan Sultans will take on defending champions Lahore Qalandars on February 13 at Multan Cricket Stadium.
The playoffs will begin on March 15. The title clash is set to be played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on March 19.
PSL 2023 Retained Players List
The six PSL franchises confirmed their retained players on November 11. Karachi Kings traded Babar Azam to Peshawar Zalmi for Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali. Babar is the top run-scorer in PSL history, while Malik is fifth on the list. Peshawar Zalmi retained the PSL all-time highest wicket-taker, Wahab Riaz, who will turn 38 in June.
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The Pakistan Super League 2023 retained players list:
Lahore Qalandars Retained
Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood
Islamabad United Retained
Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Paul Stirling, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Colin Munro, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Faheem Ashraf
Peshawar Zalmi Retained
Babar Azam, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore
Quetta Gladiators Retained
Will Smeed, Mohammad Nawaz, Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naveen ul Haq
Qasim Akram, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, Haider Ali, Aamir Yamin, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik
PSL 2023 Overseas Players
Pakistan’s top T20 league will see more than 30 overseas players. Each team is allowed to register six overseas players. Four players are allowed in the playing 11. Rashid Khan, Alex Hales, Imran Tahir, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Martin Guptill are some of the prominent overseas names.
Overseas Players (team-wise)
Babar Azam, who plied his trade with Karachi Kings last season, grabbed the spotlight ahead of the PSL 2023 draft. The Pakistan skipper was traded to Peshawar Zalmi for Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali. Defending champions Lahore Qalandars bought Fakhar Zaman and Hussain Talat in the Platinum and Diamond categories, respectively.
Peshawar Zalmi boasts a squad capable of winning the eighth edition. Babar and Wahab Riaz are the two big domestic players. On the other hand, they have explosive batters like Sherfane Rutherford, Rovman Powell, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and James Neesham.
Islamabad United snapped Afghanistan duo Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Fazalhaq Farooqi. They also re-signed Alex Hales using the ‘Right to Match’ card option. David Miller, Joshua Little, and Akeal Hosein will play for Multan Sultans, who topped the points table last season.
Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators, too, bolstered their squad thanks to impressive signings in the PSL auction. Imran Tahir, Matthew Wade, Andrew Tye, and Tabraiz Shamsi will turn out for Karachi Kings. Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators bought Wanindu Hasaranga, Naseem Shah, and Martin Guptill in the draft.
2023 PSL Players List
Here is the complete players list of all PSL teams.
Shaheen Shah Afridi (captain), Rashid Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Sam Billings, David Wiese, Kusal Mendis, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Liam Dawson, Dilbar Hussain, Mirza Tahir Baig, Jordan Cox, Jalat Khan, Ahmed Danlyal, Shawaiz Irfan, Ahsan Bhatti, Shane Dadswell
Mohammad Rizwan (captain), David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Wayne Parnell, Akeal Hosein, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Ihsanullah, Josh Little, Izharulhaq Naveed, Usama Mir, Usman Khan, Sameen Gul, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Sarwar, Arafat Minhas, Abbas Afridi, Amad Butt
Shadab Khan (captain), Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Moeen Ali, Tymal Mills, Tom Curran, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Azam Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Paul Stirling, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zeeshan Zamir, Rumman Raees, Hassan Nawaz, Mubasir Khan, Zafar Gohar, Gus Atkinson
Babar Azam (captain), Wahab Riaz, James Neesham, Sherfane Rutherford, Rovman Powell, Haris Sohail, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Haris, Richard Gleeson, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Danish Aziz, Arshad Iqbal, Saim Ayub, Suifyan Muqeem, Haseeb Ullah, Khurram Shehzad
Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Martin Guptill, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dwaine Pretorius, Will Jacks, Mohammad Nawaz, Umar Akmal, Naseem Shah, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Hasnain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Nuwan Thushara, Qais Ahmad, Will Smeed, Omair Bin Yousuf, Aimal Khan, Ahsan Ali, Abdul Bangalzai, Umaid Asif, Muhammad Zahid
Imad Wasim (captain), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir, Matthew Wade, Andrew Tye, Tabraiz Shamsi, Haider Ali, Ben Cutting, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, James Vince, James Fuller, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Akhlaq, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Mohammad Umar, Aamir Yamin, Qasim Akram, Musa Khan, Faisal Akram
The PSL 2023 schedule will kick off with Multan Sultans taking on Lahore Qalandars on February 13 at Multan Cricket Stadium. Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi face each other in their respective opening fixtures. Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United face Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings in their respective season openers.
The playoff matches will be played from March 15, and the final will be held on March 19.