PSL 2023: Complete Schedule, Teams, Captains, Overseas Players, and Free Streaming Options

Get ready for an exciting season of T20 cricket with the 8th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2023)! The tournament will occur from February 15th to March 31st, 2023, with all matches hosted in various stadiums across Pakistan. This year’s tournament features six teams, including the original five and the recently added Multan Sultans.

In this article, we’ll provide a complete schedule, team breakdown, captain profiles, overseas player details, and streaming options – everything you need to know to follow along with all the action. So don’t wait – read on and get ready for the thrilling world of PSL 2023!

PSL 2023 details

PSL 2023 Schedule

While the official schedule has yet to be released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), reports suggest that the tournament will kick off on February 15th with a grand opening ceremony at 6:00 PM, followed by the inaugural match at 7:00 PM. From there, the action will continue with a jam-packed schedule of matches, including doubleheaders on Friday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and on other days at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Single matches will take place at 7:00 PM.

PSL teams and captains for the 2023 season

The teams competing in PSL 2023 are Islamabad United, led by Shadab Khan; Karachi Kings, led by Imad Wasim; Lahore Qalandars, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi; Peshawar Zalmi, led by Babar Azam; Quetta Gladiators, led by Sarfaraz Ahmed; and Multan Sultans, led by Mohammad Rizwan. These teams will compete against each other in a round-robin format, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs.

Pakistan Super League 2023 venues and format

The 8th edition of the league will follow a similar format to previous seasons, with each team playing two matches in a double-robin round format. This will be followed by the semi-finals and the final, bringing the total number of games to 34. The matches will be held at four different venues across the country: the National Stadium in Karachi, the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan, and the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

Moreover, It is likely that the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Management Committee will announce that Quetta will be the fifth venue for the 8th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which is scheduled to take place from February 13th to March 19th in the future. The newly appointed PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi, has reportedly expressed interest in the expansion of the league and the inclusion of Quetta as a venue. It is also probable that the Committee will agree to work closely with the local administration to upgrade and renovate the Bugti Stadium in Quetta, where the matches will be held. It is expected that separate discussions will be held between PCB security experts and local authorities to ensure the safety and security of all participants, officials, and spectators.

PSL 2023 Draft updates

The 2023 Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the league’s history, with a record number of overseas players registered to participate. According to ESPN, over 500 international players have signed up for the draft, giving teams a wealth of talent to choose from as they build their rosters for the upcoming season.

The draft rules for the 2023 PSL allow teams to select up to three players each from the Platinum, Diamond, and Gold categories, five players from the Silver category, two players from the Emerging category, and two players from the Supplementary category, bringing their total squad size to at least 18 players. During the preceding trade and retention window, teams were allowed to assemble a maximum of eight players.

As per PSL 2023 draft rules, the franchises will also have Right-to-Match cards, which they can use to win back players they had previously released. This adds an extra layer of strategy to the draft process, as teams will have to weigh their options carefully when it comes to building their rosters.

PSL 2023 squad of each 6 team

Here are the full squads of each team for the PSL 2023 season:

Karachi Kings players list

Sr NoPlayerRoleCategory
1Haider AliBatsmanPlatinum
2Imran TahirBowlerPlatinum
3Matthew WadeWK/BatsmanPlatinum
4Imad Wasim (C)All-RounderDiamond
5James FullerBowlerDiamond
6James VinceBatsmanDiamond
7Andrew TyeBowlerGold
8Mohammad AmirBowlerGold
9Shoaib MalikAll-RounderGold
10Aamer YaminAll-RounderSilver
11Mir HamzaBowlerSilver
12Mohammad AkhlaqBatsmanSilver
13Sharjeel KhanBatsmanSilver
14Tayyab TahirAll-RounderSilver
15Irfan Khan NiaziAll-RounderEmerging
16Qasim AkramBowlerEmerging
17Mohammad UmarBowlerSupplementary
18Tabraiz ShamsiBowlerSupplementary

Lahore Qalandars players list

Rashid KhanAll-rounderPlatinum
Fakhar ZamanBatsmanPlatinum
Shaheen Shah Afridi (C)BowlerPlatinum
Haris RaufBowlerDiamond
David WieseAll-rounderDiamond
Hussain TalatAll-rounderDiamond
Abdullah ShafiqueBatsmanGold
Liam DawsonAll-rounderGold
Sikander RazaAll-rounderGold
Harry BrookBatsmanSilver
Ahmad DaniyalBowlerSilver
Dilbar HussainBowlerSilver
Mirza Tahir BaigBowlerSilver
Kamran GhulamAll-rounderSilver
Zaman KhanBatsmanEmerging
Shawaiz IrfanBowlerEmerging
Jalat KhanBowlerSupplementary
Jordan CoxWicketkeeperSupplementary

Islamabad United players list

Alex HalesBatsmanPlatinum
Rahmatullah GurbazWK/BatsmanPlatinum
Shadab Khan (C)All-RounderPlatinum
Asif AliBatsmanDiamond
Fazal Haq FarooqiBatsmanDiamond
Wasim JrAll-RounderDiamond
Azam KhanWK/BatsmanGold
Faheem AshrafAll-RounderGold
Hasan AliBowlerGold
Abrar AhmedAll-RounderSilver
Colin MunroBatsmanSilver
Paul StirlingBatsmanSilver
Rumman RaeesBowlerSilver
Sohaib MaqsoodBatsmanSilver
Hassan NawazAll-RounderEmerging
Zeeshan ZamirWK/BatsmanEmerging
Moeen AliAll-RounderSupplementary
Mubasir KhanBowlerSupplementary

Peshawar Zalmi Players list

Babar Azam (C)BatsmanPlatinum
Rovman PowellAll-rounderPlatinum
Bhanuka RajapaksaBatsmanPlatinum
Mujeeb Ur RehmanBowlerDiamond
Wahab RiazBowlerDiamond
Sherfane RutherfordAll-rounderDiamond
Arshad IqbalBowlerGold
Danish AzizAll-rounderGold
Mohammad HarisBowlerGold
Aamir JamalBowlerSilver
Salman IrshadBowlerSilver
Tom-Kohler CadmoreBatsmanSilver
Saim AyubAll-rounderSilver
Usman QadirBowlerSilver
Haseebullah KhanBowlerEmerging
Sufyan MuqeemBowlerEmerging
Jimmy NeeshamAll-rounderSupplementary

Multan Sultan Players List

Mohammad Rizwan (C)WK/BatsmanPlatinum
David MillerBatsmanPlatinum
Josh LittleBowlerPlatinum
Khushdil ShahAll-rounderDiamond
Rilee RossouwBatsmanDiamond
Shan MasoodBatsmanDiamond
Akeal HoseinBowlerGold
Shahnawaz DahaniBowlerGold
Tim DavidAll-rounderGold
Anwar AliAll-rounderSilver
Sameen GulBowlerSilver
Sarwar AfridiBowlerSilver
Usama MirBowlerSilver
Usman KhanBatsmanSilver
Abbas AfridiBowlerEmerging
Adil RashidBowlerSupplementary
Arafat MinhasBowlerSupplementary

Quetta Gladiators Player List

Mohammad NawazAll-rounderPlatinum
Naseem ShahBowlerPlatinum
Wanindu HasarangaAll-rounderPlatinum
Iftikhar AhmedAll-rounderDiamond
Jason RoyBatsmanDiamond
Odean SmithAll-rounderDiamond
Ahsan AliBatsmanGold
Mohammad HasnainBowlerGold
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C)WicketkeeperGold
Mohammad ZahidBowlerSilver
Umar AkmalBatsmanSilver
Umaid AsifBowlerSilver
Will SmeedAll-rounderSilver
Aimal KhanBowlerEmerging
Abdul Wahid BangalzaiBowlerEmerging
Martin GuptillBatsmanSupplementary
Omair Bin YousufAll-rounderSupplementary

PSL players’ salaries by categories

In the Pakistan Super League (PSL), players are divided into six categories based on their skill level and experience: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Emerging, and Supplementary. The salaries of players in the PSL are determined by their category, with Platinum players earning the highest salaries and Emerging players earning the least.

Platinum players, who are considered the top tier of talent in the PSL, will have a base price of $130,000 and a maximum price of $170,000. Diamond players, who are also highly skilled and experienced, will have a base price of $60,000 and a maximum price of $85,000. Gold players, who are mid-level players with some experience, will have a base price of $40,000 and a maximum price of $50,000.

Silver players, who are young and up-and-coming players, will have a base price of $15,000 and a maximum price of $25,000. Emerging players, who are young and talented players just starting their careers, will have a fixed price of $7,500. Finally, Supplementary players, who are experienced players who are not included in the main draft but can be picked up as replacements, will have a fixed price of $50,000. Overall, the salaries of players in the PSL are determined by their skill level, experience, and potential, with the best and most experienced players earning the highest salaries.

PSL 2023 broadcasting rights

Sony Six and Sony Six HD will be airing live coverage of the PSL T20 2023, with all matches also being streamed live on the SonyLiv digital platform (website and app) with a premium subscription. Don’t miss out on any of the action – make sure to tune in to Sony Six and SonyLiv for all the exciting PSL action. More details are given the following below:

RegionBroadcasting Channels
PakistanPTV Sports, Geo Super
Indian Sub-Continent (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan)Sony Sports Network
MaldivesAstro SuperSport, Sony Sports Network
AfghanistanLemar TV
Brunei, MalaysiaAstro SuperSport
AustraliabeIN SPORTS network, Tapmad TV
New ZealandSky Sport NZ
CanadaWillow TV
United States of AmericaWillow TV
CaribbeanFlow Sports
United Arab EmirateseLife TV
United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) and IrelandSky Sports
QatarVodafone Sports
Southeast AsiaTapmad TV
Middle East and North AfricaTapmad TV
Sub-Saharan AfricaSuperSport
South AmericaTapmad TV
EuropeTapmad TV

PSL free streaming options

In Pakistan, the PSL can be watched live on PTV Sports’ official YouTube channel, Cricketgateway, and through various mobile applications. The Daraz app on smartphones is also an option for viewing live matches.

International viewers can also access live streaming options for the PSL through CricketGateway, although this service is currently unavailable. The official YouTube channel of PTV sports and A Sports may also provide live-streaming options for the PSL.

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