PSL 2023: PSL 8 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 8 Foreign Players List.

PSL 8 will kick start on February 13 and end on March 25, 2023. 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 8 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 8 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.

The PSL draft was held on December 15, 2023. According to the draft, 493 players from 32 countries are registered for the eighth edition of the PSL draft. 

According to the list of players, the largest population registered for PSL is from England, as franchises for PSL’s latest edition will draft around 138 Englishmen.

Forty-six players from Afghanistan, 16 from Australia, 30 from Bangladesh, six from New Zealand, 26 from South Africa, 62 from Sri Lanka, 11 from Zimbabwe, and around 40 from West Indies have registered themselves for the players’ draft.

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 2023 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)

Platinum Category Foreign Players 

Of 493 foreign players, 29 are included in the platinum category from different countries. 

Country NamePlayers
Sri LankaWanindu Hasaranga
Dasun Shanaka
Bhanuka Rajapaksa
South AfricaDavid Miller
Lungi Ngidi
Rassie van der Dussen
Tabraiz Shamsi
BangladeshShakib Al Hasan
EnglandDavid MalanReece TopleyAdil Rashid
Moeen Ali
Saqib Mahmood
Tom Curran 
Tymal Mills
Alex Hales
New ZealandMartin Guptill
Jimmy Neesham
West IndiesOdean Smith
Akeal Hosein
Evin Lewis
Nicholas Pooran
Rahkeem Cornwall
AfghanistanMohammad Nabi
Mujeeb ur Rehman
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rashid Khan

Diamond Category Foreign Players 

Country NamePlayers Name
EnglandJason Roy
Daniel Worrall
Laurie Evans
Paul Walter
Adam Hose
Craig Overton
Jamie Overton
Lewis Gregory
Will Jacks
Ollie Pope
James Fowler
Rehan Ahmed
Ben Mike 
James Bracey
James Vince
Jamie Overton
Lewis McManus
Liam Dawson
Liam Norwell
Luke Wood
Olly Stone
Richard Gleeson
BangladeshTamim Iqbal
Taskin Ahmed
Mahedi Hasan
Mahmudullah Riaz
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Mushfiqur Rahim
Sri LankaAngelo Mathews
Oshada Fernando
Charith Asalanka
Kaushal Perera
Patham Nissanka
Kusal Mendis
Avishka Fernando
Charith Asalanka
Dushmantha Chameera
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Perera
Maheesh Theekshana
Pathum Nissanka
Thisara Perera
AustraliaAndrew Tye
Benjamin Cutting
Daniel Sams
Daniel Worrall
Ryan Gibson
West IndiesFabian Allen
Brandon King
Johnson Charles
Andre Fletcher 
Carlos Brathwaite
Chadwick Walton
Dominic Drakes
Hayden Walsh
Johnson Charles
Keemo Paul
Kevin Sinclair
Kieran Powell
Lendl Simmons
Nkrumah Bonner
Oshane Thomas
Roston Chase
Shai Hope
Sherfane Rutherford
AfghanistanGulbadin Naib
Najibullah Zadran
Fazalhaq Farooqi
Hazratullah Zazai
Qais Ahmad
ZimbabweSikandar Raza – Nominee for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year
IrelandJosh Little
George Dockrell
South AfricaCameron Delport 
Bjorn Fortuin
David Wiese
Dwaine Pretorius
Evan Jones
Imran Tahir 
Jacques Snyman
Janneman Malan
Marchant De Lange
Migael Pretorius
Rilee Rossouw
Roelof van der Merwe 
Shane Dadswell
Thomas Kaber
Phillip Wayne
NetherlandsBas de Leede
New ZealandJames Fuller
Michael Rippon

Gold Category Foreign Players 

BangladeshLitton Das
Ebadot Hossain
Sri LankaAsila Gunaratne
Ramesh Mendis
Upul Tharanga
Dimuth Karunaratne
Dhananjaya De Silva
Lahiru Kumara
ZimbabweSean Williams
Craig Ervine
Hamilton Masakadza
Elton Chigumbura
AfghanistanMohammad Shehzad

Silver Category Foreign Players

Abdul Rahmani, Abdul Shakoor, Abdul Wasi Noori, Abu Sayem, Afif Hossain, Aftab Alam, Ahmed Raza, Aizaz Khan, Akila Dhananjaya, Akshay Puri, Al-Amin Hossain, Alex Blake, Alex Lees, Ali Orr, Alick Athanaze, Alishan Sharafu, Allah Mohammad.

PSL 8 Draft Date

PSL 8 Draft was conducted on 15 December 2022 in Karachi.

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 foreign players to register in the PSL is from England (140), while there are 60 from Sri Lanka, 43 from Afghanistan, 38 from West Indies, 28 from Bangladesh, 25 from South Africa, 14 from Australia, 11 from Zimbabwe and nine from Ireland. 


PSL Start Date is 13 Feb, and it has already won people’s hearts across the globe. 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 8 Foreign Players List. Foreign players are recruited in different categories according to the PSL draft model. 


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