PSL 2024: PSL 9 Foreign Players List

PSL started in 2015, and since then, it has become a global brand that shares a huge fan base worldwide. It has given a new pathway to domestic cricket in Pakistan. Bringing back international cricket to Pakistan, PSL has allowed foreign cricketers to be a part of the tournament and play away from their home grounds. This article is a compilation of the PSL 9 Foreign Players List.

PSL 9 will kick start on February 13 and end on March 25, 2024. It will be fascinating for a PSL fan to witness foreign players playing alongside Pakistani cricketers. These foreign players have earned a remarkable name as a cricketer and have served their countries with their exceptional cricketing skills on international levels.

This guide is a compilation of the PSL 9 foreign players list that we enlisted after the PSL Draft Final Squad. The recruitment of these players in different categories according to the PSL draft model. 

PSL 9 Foreign Players List

On a domestic level, PSL is much praised, and PCB has made strenuous efforts to work for the growth of PSL on international forums. Foreign players becoming part of the tournament is a live example of PSL’s great success. 

In PSL, players get recruited into the PSL teams based on a draft model. PSL follows a “draft model” with the teams given a pick each to select players for each of its Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Emerging categories. Players of the same categories get paid equal amounts regardless of their stature in the cricketing world. Players from other countries are registered to compete in the top two categories.

Quick PSL Draft Info:

  1. Date of HBL PSL Player Draft 2024: December 13, 2023.
  2. Venue: National Cricket Academy, Lahore.
  3. Total International Players: 485 players from 22 nations have registered for the draft.
  4. Categories: 46 players in the Platinum category and 76 players in the Diamond category.
  5. Notable T20I Batters: Dawid Malan (England), Reeza Hendricks (South Africa), Rilee Rossouw (Traded to Quetta Gladiators).
  6. Notable T20I Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka), Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Akeal Hosein (West Indies).
  7. Notable T20I All-Rounder: Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan).

Countries with the Most Registered Players:

  1. England: 158 players.
  2. West Indies: 58 players.
  3. Sri Lanka: 40 players.
  4. Afghanistan: 36 players.
  5. South Africa: 30 players.
  6. Bangladesh: 21 players.
  7. New Zealand: 18 players.
  8. Australia: 16 players.
  9. Zimbabwe: 11 players.
  10. Ireland: 9 players.

Prominent Players in the Platinum Category:

  • Notable Australian Players: Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar.
  • Top Afghan Players: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
  • Key English Players: Ben Duckett, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Luke Wood, Reece Topley, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills.
  • Nepalese Star: Sandeep Lamichhane.
  • New Zealand’s All-Rounder: James Neesham.
  • South African Stars: Rassie van der Dussen, Imran Tahir.
  • Sri Lankan Contenders: Maheesh Theekshana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka.
  • West Indies Powerhouses: Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers.

Notable Players in the Diamond Category:

  • Afghan Talents: Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi.
  • Australian Presence: Ben McDermott.
  • Bangladeshi Players: Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudullah.
  • English Prospects: Dan Lawrence, Gus Atkinson, Jordan Cox, Liam Dawson, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Richard Gleeson, Sam Hain.
  • New Zealand Contenders: Tim Seifert, Martin Guptill, Chad Bowes.
  • South African Contenders: George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Reeza Hendricks, Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala.
  • Sri Lankan Talents: Dilshan Madushanka, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Sadeera Samarawickrama.
  • West Indies Stars: Fabian Allen, Johnson Charles, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh.

Franchises can buy back a maximum of one player released on the draft day by paying the respective fee against each category. You can watch all the draft-related details online and PSL 2024 matches on PSL LIVE Cricket.

  • Platinum ($130,000-$170,000)
  • Diamond ($60,000-$80,000)
  • Gold ($40,000-$50,000)
  • Silver ($15,000-$25,000)
  • Emerging ($7,500)

These are the foreign players registered for the HBL PSL Player Draft 2024:

Platinum Category:

Player NameCountry
Daniel SamsAustralia
Ashton AgarAustralia
Fazalhaq FarooqiAfghanistan
Mujeeb Ur RahmanAfghanistan
Noor AhmadAfghanistan
Rahmanullah GurbazAfghanistan
Ben DuckettEngland
Chris JordanEngland
David WilleyEngland
Dawid MalanEngland
Luke WoodEngland
Reece TopleyEngland
Tom CurranEngland
Tymal MillsEngland
Sandeep LamichhaneNepal
James NeeshamNew Zealand
Rassie van der DussenSouth Africa
Imran TahirSouth Africa
Maheesh TheekshanaSri Lanka
Bhanuka RajapaksaSri Lanka
Dasun ShanakaSri Lanka
Kieron PollardWest Indies
Rovman PowellWest Indies
Romario ShepherdWest Indies
Brandon KingWest Indies
Kyle MayersWest Indies

Diamond Category:

Player NameCountry
Azmatullah OmarzaiAfghanistan
Mohammad NabiAfghanistan
Ben McDermottAustralia
Litton DasBangladesh
Mehidy Hasan MirazBangladesh
Dan LawrenceEngland
Gus AtkinsonEngland
Jordan CoxEngland
Liam DawsonEngland
Matthew PottsEngland
Ollie PopeEngland
Richard GleesonEngland
Sam HainEngland
Tim SeifertNew Zealand
Martin GuptillNew Zealand
Chad BowesNew Zealand
George LindeSouth Africa
Lungi NgidiSouth Africa
Reeza HendricksSouth Africa
Wayne ParnellSouth Africa
Sisanda MagalaSouth Africa
Dilshan MadushankaSri Lanka
Charith AsalankaSri Lanka
Dushmantha ChameeraSri Lanka
Sadeera SamarawickramaSri Lanka
Fabian AllenWest Indies
Johnson CharlesWest Indies
Rahkeem CornwallWest Indies
Roston ChaseWest Indies
Shai HopeWest Indies
Hayden WalshWest Indies

PSL 9 Draft Date

PSL Draft will be conducted on 13 December 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why are Indian players not Allowed in PSL?

Pakistan and India have always been into controversies and rivalries. BCCI doesn’t allow Indian players to be part of the PSL. Per BCCI rules, any Indian player, contracted or uncontracted, cannot play any franchise cricket outside India.

How many Countries Players play in PSL?

The maximum number of 485 foreign players have registered in the PSL. The HBL PSL Player Draft 2024 boasts a significant international presence, with England topping the list at 158 players, followed by West Indies with 58 players. Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Australia, Zimbabwe, and Ireland are also well-represented with 40, 36, 30, 21, 18, 16, 11, and 9 players, respectively.


PSL is the brand league that promotes love for cricket nationally and internationally. Foreign players from different countries are welcomed wholeheartedly to participate in the exciting tournament. This guide is a compilation of the PSL 9 Foreign Players List. Foreign players are recruited in different categories according to the PSL draft model. 


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