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PSL Draft 2023 (Picks, Retained Players and Potential XI’s)

PSL Draft Date (Confirmed)

The HBL PSL 8 is scheduled to begin on 9th February. After the approval of each franchise, the much-awaited draft of the upcoming edition will take place on 15th December 2023 in Karachi.

PSL Draft 2023

Each franchise had the opportunity to retain 8 players. Now they’ll meet in Karachi to finalize the remaining squad and complete the 18-man side which includes; three platinum, three diamond, three gold, five silver, two emerging and two supplementary (for scenarios like injury or covid-19) players.

PSL Draft Pick Order

The order of picking was decided by a draw system held in Pakistan Cricket Board offices. The defending champions Lahore Qalandars will also have the advantage to make the first pick in drafts.

Lahore Qalandars1st Pick
Quetta Gladiators2nd Pick
Multan Sultans3rd Pick
Karachi Kings4th Pick
Islamabad United5th Pick
Peshawar Zalmi6th Pick
psl draft pick order 2023

A unique tool determined the order for the following 18 rounds.

Category for draft picksNumber of rounds
Platinum3
Diamond3
Gold3
Silver5
Emerging Players2
Supplementary 2

Cricketminute lists the draft pick and the retained lot of each PSL franchise and presents a potential XI

Lahore Qalandars

Drafts pick

The list of Lahore Qalandars draft picks will be updated on 15th December 2023.

Retained Players

  • Shaheen Shah Afridi & Rashid Khan (Platinum)
  • Haris Rauf (Diamond: Brand Ambassador)
  • David Wiese (Diamond)
  • Abdullah Shafique (Gold)
  • Harry Brook & Kamran Ghulam (Silver)
  • Zaman Khan (Emerging)

Potential XI

Potential XI of the franchise will be released after the completion of PSL drafts 2023.

Multan Sultans

Drafts pick

The list of Multan Sultan draft picks will be updated on 15th December 2023.

Retained Players

  • Mohammad Rizwan (Platinum)
  • Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw and Shan Masood (Diamond)
  • Shahnawaz Dahani (Gold: Brand Ambassador)
  • Tim David (Gold)
  • Abbas Afridi and Ihsanullah (Emerging)

Potential XI

Potential XI of the franchise will be released after the completion of PSL drafts.

Peshawar Zalmi

Drafts pick

The list of Peshawar Zalmi draft picks will be updated on 15th December 2023.

Retained Players

  • Babar Azam (Platinum)
  • Sherfane Rutherford and Wahab Riaz (Diamond)
  • Mohammad Haris (Gold)
  • Aamir Jamal (Silver: Brand Ambassador)
  • Salman Irshad and Tom-Kohler Cadmore (Silver)

Potential XI

Potential XI of the franchise will be released after the completion of PSL drafts.

Islamabad United

Drafts pick

The list of Islamabad United draft picks will be updated on 15th December 2023.

Retained Players

  • Shadab Khan (Platinum)
  • Asif Ali (Diamond: Brand Ambassador)
  • Mohammad Wasim Jnr(Diamond)
  • Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali  (Gold)
  • Colin Munro and Paul Stirling (Silver)

Potential XI

Potential XI of the franchise will be released after the completion of PSL drafts.

Islamabad United

Drafts pick

The list of Islamabad United draft picks will be updated on 15th December 2023.

Retained Players

  • Shadab Khan (Platinum)
  • Asif Ali (Diamond: Brand Ambassador)
  • Mohammad Wasim Jnr(Diamond)
  • Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali  (Gold)
  • Colin Munro and Paul Stirling (Silver)

Potential XI

Potential XI of the franchise will be released after the completion of PSL drafts

Quetta Gladiators

Drafts pick

The list of Quetta Gladiators draft picks will be updated on 15th December 2023.

Retained Players

  • Mohammad Nawaz (Platinum)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed and Jason Roy (Diamond)
  • Mohammad Hasnain and Sarfaraz Ahmed  (Gold)
  • Umar Akmal (Silver: Mentor)
  • Naveen ul Haq and Will Smeed (Silver)

Potential XI

Potential XI of the franchise will be released after the completion of PSL drafts

Karachi Kings

Drafts pick

The list of Karachi Kings draft picks will be updated on 15th December 2023.

Retained Players

  • Haider Ali (Platinum)
  • Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Malik (Diamond)
  • Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza and Sharjeel Khan (Silver)
  • Qasim Akram (Emerging)

Potential XI

Potential XI of the franchise will be released after the completion of PSL drafts

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