[CONFIRMED] Islamabad United Team Squad For PSL 2023 | PSL 8 IU Players List

Islamabad United Team List for PSL 8, Squad, Players List, Retentions, Captain, Coach, Owner of Islamabad United. Management has announced the 21 Players list for Pakistan Super League 8th Edition.

Shadab Khan is announced as a Captain of the Islamabad United Team for PSL 8. According to PSL 2023 Fixtures, Islamabad United will be playing 10 Matches in PSL 2023.

UPDATE: PCB has allowed franchises to choose 2 more players in the Supplementary category. PSL 2023 Draft was commenced on 8 January 2023 and IU has picked Musa Khan and Zahir Khan in the silver category and Mohammad Huraira as a replacement for Zeeshan Zameer.

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Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi
Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans

Captain: Shadab Khan
Vice Captain: Hassan Ali
Wicket-Keepers: Azam Khan
Muhammad Ikhlaq
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Owners: Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi
Brand Ambassador: Momina Mustehsan
Fawad Khan

Five franchises were sold by the Pakistan Cricket Board on 3 December 2015. All the franchises were sold for ten seasons. Ali and Amna Naqvi, the owners of Leonine Global Sports acquired the Islamabad franchise for $15 million USD.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Johan Botha
Assistant Coach: Saeed Ajmal
Bowling Coach: Corey Rutgers
Fielding Coach: Rumman Raees
Manager: Rehan-ul-Haq

Sponsors & Partners

Title Sponsors: Sabroso
Q-commerce Partner: Food Panda
Media Partners: Hum TV
Power Partner: Fast Cables
Smart Phone Partner: Premier Code
HealthTech Partner: Ailaaj
CSR Partner: The Citizens Foundation
Sustainability Partner: Sapphire
Nutrition Partner: Tetra Pak Pakistan
Strategic Partner: JOMO
Urdu Radio Partner: FM 101
Digital Media Partner: Pro Pakistani

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Retained Players

PSL Draft happened on 12th December and the names of 8 Retained Players of Islamabad United team of PSL 8 are announced, their names are given below:

  • Hasan Ali (Platinum)
  • Asif Ali (Platinum)
  • Shadab Khan (Diamond)
  • Faheem Ashraf (Diamond)
  • Alex Hales (Gold)
  • M Wasim Jr (Gold)
  • Azam Khan (Gold)
  • Paul Stirling (Silver)

Draft Picks

13 new players have been acquired by Islamabad United Management in PSL 8. According to some fans, the team is very well balanced while some of them are missing legendary players like Lewis Gregory and Phil Salt.
Here is the list of new players who will be representing the Islamabad United Team this year:

Players Name


Colin Munro Platinum
Marchant Delange Diamond
Muhammad Akhlaq Silver
Reece Topley Silver
Danish Aziz Silver
Zafar Gohar Silver
Mubasir Khan Emerging
Zeeshan Zameer Emerging
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Supplementary
Ather Mehmood Supplementary
Musa Khan Supplementary (Silver)
Zahir Khan Supplementary (Silver)
Mohammad Huraira Replacement (Emerging)

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Read Also: PSL 2023 All Teams Squads

Released Players

  • Hussain Talat
  • Muhammad Musa
  • Lewis Gregory
  • Phil Salt
  • Rohail Nazir
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Ahmed Safi Abdullah
  • Chris Jordan
  • Akif Javed

Islamabad United Team Full Squad PSL 8

Shaheen Shah Afridi (C), Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Phil Salt, Ahmed Daniyal, Harry Brook, Dean Foxcroft, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Syed Faridoun Mehmood, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Akif Javed, Matthew Potts, and Zeeshan Ashraf.

PSL 8 Islamabad United Team Squad, Players List 2023

Players Name



Hasan Ali Platinum Bowler
Asif Ali Platinum Batsman
Colin Munro Platinum Batsman
Shadab Khan Diamond All-Rounder
Faheem Ashraf Diamond All-Rounder
Marchant de lange Diamond Bowler
Alex Hales Gold Batsman
Mohammad Wasim Jr. Gold Bowler
Azam Khan Gold Batsman
Paul Stirling Silver All-Rounder
Muhammad Akhlaq Silver Batsman
Reece Topley Silver Bowler
Danish Aziz Silver All-Rounder
Zafar Gohar Silver Bowler
Mubasir Khan Emerging All-Rounder
Zeeshan Zameer Emerging All-Rounder
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Supplementary All-Rounder
Ather Mehmood Supplementary Bowler
Musa Khan Supplementary (Silver) Bowler
Zahir Khan Supplementary (Silver) Bowler
Mohammad Huraira Replacement (Emerging) Batsman

Official Kit/Jersey/Shirt

The primary colors of the Islamabad United kit 2023 are red, orange, and blue paint-like art. The shirt of Islamabad United includes a lion in the top right corner that defines the spirit of cricket. The new addition to IU’s shirt is paint graphics which they called Cricket x Art collaboration. This new idea is presented by Imran Qureshi, here is a glimpse of Islamabad United New Jersey for PSL 8:
PSL 7 Islamabad United Kit, Jersey, Shirt

IU Official Anthem/Song 2023

Name: Trophy Idhar Rakh
Singer: Talha Anjum

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