PSL Highest Paid Players 2023 | PSL 8 Players Price List & Salaries ($ & PKR)

There’s always a lot of comparison between IPL and PSL. While top players usually get a million-dollar salary in the IPL, you must have some questions in your mind about who is the most expensive player in PSL 2023? or Jason Roy PSL salary. Well, if that is the case then you’re at the right place. Today, we are going to talk about the categories in the Pakistan Super League and PSL players salary. Let’s get started with psl auction 2023 highest paid players!

There were five categories in the PSL 2023 draft. Players were divided into all these categories and every player in a category will get the same amount of money. Let’s talk about each category in detail.


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Highest Paid Players (PKR)

Here are PSL 8 most expensive players:

Player Name Team Salary (PKR)
Babar Azam Karachi Kings 3 Crore
Imad Wasim Karachi Kings 3 Crore
Chris Jordan Karachi Kings 3 Crore
Hasan Ali Islamabad United 3 Crore
Asif Ali Islamabad United 3 Crore
Colin Munro Islamabad United 3 Crore
Shaheen Shah Afridi Lahore Qalandars 3 Crore
Rashid Khan Lahore Qalandars 3 Crore
Fakhar Zaman Lahore Qalandars 3 Crore
Sarfraz Ahmed Quetta Gladiators 3 Crore
James Vince Quetta Gladiators 3 Crore
Jason Roy Quetta Gladiators 3 Crore
Wahab Riaz Peshawar Zalmi 3 Crore
Liam Livingstone Peshawar Zalmi 3 Crore
Hazar Ullah Zazai Peshawar Zalmi 3 Crore
Muhammad Rizwan Multan Sultan 3 Crore
Rille Rossouw Multan Sultan 3 Crore
Tim David Multan Sultan 3 Crore

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Salary of Platinum Players

Platinum is the most premium category in the Pakistan Super League 2023 and includes the highest-paid players in PSL. Talking about psl platinum category 2023 price, every player in this category gets $170,000 USD (PKR 3 crore). Each team can only pick three players from this category in the draft. This category includes all the star players in the world, including the number one T20 batsman Babar Azam. A total of 18 players has been selected in the platinum category in the Pakistan Super League 2023 draft.

Here is the list of PSL highest-paid players:

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Babar Azam Karachi Kings $170,000
Imad Wasim Karachi Kings $170,000
Chris Jordan Karachi Kings $170,000
Hasan Ali Islamabad United $170,000
Asif Ali Islamabad United $170,000
Colin Munro Islamabad United $170,000
Shaheen Shah Afridi Lahore Qalandars $170,000
Rashid Khan Lahore Qalandars $170,000
Fakhar Zaman Lahore Qalandars $170,000
Sarfraz Ahmed Quetta Gladiators $170,000
James Vince Quetta Gladiators $170,000
Jason Roy Quetta Gladiators $170,000
Wahab Riaz Peshawar Zalmi $170,000
Liam Livingstone Peshawar Zalmi $170,000
Hazar Ullah Zazai Peshawar Zalmi $170,000
Muhammad Rizwan Multan Sultan $170,000
Rille Rossouw Multan Sultan $170,000
Tim David Multan Sultan $170,000

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Salary of Diamond Players

Diamond is the second most expensive category in PSL. Each player gets $85,000 USD (PKR 1.5 crore) in this category. In the diamond category, every franchise can pick up to three players but Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators got one additional in PSL Mini Draft. After platinum, this is the most premium category in the Pakistan Super League. A total of 20 players including star bowlers Muhammad Amir and Shadab Khan have been selected in this category.

Here is the PSL 8 Diamond players list and their salaries:

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Imran Tahir Multan Sultans $85,000
Sohaib Maqsood Multan Sultans $85,000
David Willey Multan Sultans $85,000
Shadab Khan Islamabad United $85,000
Faheem Ashraf Islamabad United $85,000
Marchant de lange Islamabad United $85,000
Mohammad Hafeez Lahore Qalandars $85,000
Haris Rauf Lahore Qalandars $85,000
David Wiese Lahore Qalandars $85,000
Mohammad Nawaz Quetta Gladiators $85,000
Iftikhar Ahmad Quetta Gladiators $85,000
James Faulkner Quetta Gladiators $85,000
Shimron Hetmyer Quetta Gladiators $85,000
Shoaib Malik Peshawar Zalmi $85,000
Sherfane Rutherford Peshawar Zalmi $85,000
Haider Ali Peshawar Zalmi $85,000
Mohammad Amir Karachi Kings $85,000
M. Nabi Karachi Kings $85,000
Lewis Gregory Karachi Kings $85,000

Salary of Gold Players

The third category in the PSL 2023 draft is Gold. Every franchise can pick up to three players in this category but Lahore Qalandars got one extra in the replacement round. Each player in this category gets $50,000 USD (PKR 88 lac). This category includes many of the top players in the world including Alex Hales and Shahid Afridi. 19 players including five foreigners and fourteen local players have been selected in this category to play in the Pakistan Super League eighth edition.

Here are the Gold category players of PSL 8 and their salaries:

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Khushdil Shah Multan Sultans $50,000
Shahnawaz Dhani Multan Sultans $50,000
Shan Masood Multan Sultans $50,000
Alex Hales Islamabad United $50,000
Mohammad Wasim Jr. Islamabad United $50,000
Azam Khan Islamabad United $50,000
Abdullah Shafiq Lahore Qalandars $50,000
Phil Salt Lahore Qalandars $50,000
Harry Brook Lahore Qalandars $50,000
Ben Dunk Lahore Qalandars $50,000
Shahid Afridi Quetta Gladiators $50,000
Mohammad Hasnain Quetta Gladiators $50,000
Naseem Shah Quetta Gladiators $50,000
Saqib Mehmood Peshawar Zalmi $50,000
Hussain Talat Peshawar Zalmi $50,000
Usman Qadir Peshawar Zalmi $50,000
Joe Clarke Karachi Kings $50,000
Sharjeel Khan Karachi Kings $50,000
Aamer Yamin Karachi Kings $50,000

Salary of Silver Players

The second least expensive category in the Pakistan Super League is silver. In this category, each player gets $25,000 USD (PKR 44 lac). This category includes all the remaining above-average players. A total of 40 players have been selected in this category, out of them 13 are foreign players and the remaining are local.

Here are the Silver category players of PSL 2023 and their salaries:

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Rumman Raees Multan Sultans $25,000
Asif Afridi Multan Sultans $25,000
Anwar Ali Multan Sultans $25,000
Rovman Powell Multan Sultans $25,000
Imran Khan Sr. Multan Sultans $25,000
Rizwan Hussain Multan Sultans $25,000
Johnson Charles Multan Sultans $25,000
Dominic Drakes Multan Sultans $25,000
Paul Stirling Islamabad United $25,000
Muhammad Akhlaq Islamabad United $25,000
Reece Topley Islamabad United $25,000
Danish Aziz Islamabad United $25,000
Zafar Gohar Islamabad United $25,000
Musa Khan Islamabad United $25,000
Zahir Khan Islamabad United $25,000
Umar Akmal Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Sohail Tanvir Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Ben Duckett Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Khurram Shehzad Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Luke Wood Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Will Smeed Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Ali Imran Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Muhammad Ilyas Karachi Kings $25,000
Umaid Asif Karachi Kings $25,000
Rohail Nazir Karachi Kings $25,000
Muhammad Imran Jr. Karachi Kings $25,000
Sahibzada Farhan Karachi Kings $25,000
Jordan Thompson Karachi Kings $25,000
Sohail Akhtar Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Ahmad Daniyal Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Zeeshan Ashraf Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Dean Foxcroft Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Kamran Ghulam Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Mohammad Imran Randhawa Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Akif Javed Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Tom Kohler-Cadmore Peshawar Zalmi $25,000
Salman Irshad Peshawar Zalmi $25,000
Arshad Iqbal Peshawar Zalmi $25,000
Sameen Gul Peshawar Zalmi $25,000
Kamran Akmal Peshawar Zalmi $25,000

Salary of Emerging Players

Emerging is the last and least expensive category of the 2023 PSL. Every player in this category gets $7,500 USD (PKR 13.2 lac). This category is created to bring the rising talent of Pakistan to international platforms and to give them more opportunities. According to the PSL 2023 draft rule, each franchise must pick at least two players from this category. Sixteen players have been selected in this category.

Here are the Emerging Players of PSL 2023 and their salaries:

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Faisal Akram Karachi Kings $7,500
Qasim Akram Karachi Kings $7,500
Mohammad Taha Khan Karachi Kings $7,500
Mubasir Khan Islamabad United $7,500
Zeeshan Zameer Islamabad United $7,500
Mohammad Huraira Islamabad United $7,500
Zaman Khan Lahore Qalandars $7,500
Maaz Khan Lahore Qalandars $7,500
Muhammad Ashar Qureshi Quetta Gladiators $7,500
Abdul Wahid Bangalzai Quetta Gladiators $7,500
Ghulam Mudassar Quetta Gladiators $7,500
Sirajuddin Peshawar Zalmi $7,500
Muhammad Amir Khan Peshawar Zalmi $7,500
Mohammad Umer Peshawar Zalmi $7,500
Abbas Afridi Multan Sultan $7,500
Amir Azmat Multan Sultan $7,500

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