Live blog: Pakistan Super League 2023 Draft

Franchises will look to assemble the best possible squads

By Web Desk
December 15, 2022
The Qalandars' contingent has arrived for the draft — Geo Super

That's it for this year's PSL Draft. We hope you enjoyed our coverage.

Supplementary category - Round 2

Quetta Gladiators - Omair Bin Yousuf

Karachi Kings - Tabraiz Shamsi

Lahore Qalandars - Jalat Khan

Multan Sultans - Arafat Minhas

Karachi Kings - Mohammad Umar

Islamabad United - Mubasir Khan

Supplementary category - Round 1

Peshawar Zalmi - James Neesham 

Multan Sultans -  Adil Rashid

Quetta Gladiators - Martin Guptill

Peshawar Zalmi - The Yellow Storm skipped their turn.

Lahore Qalandars - Jordan Cox

Islamabad United - Moeen Ali

Emerging category

Karachi Kings - Irfan Khan Niazi

Peshawar Zalmi - Sufyan Muqeem

Islamabad United - Zeeshan Zameer 

Quetta Gladiators - Abdul Wahid Bangalzai

Lahore Qalandars - Shawaiz Irfan

Islamabad United - Hassan Nawaz

Peshawar Zalmi - Haseebullah Khan 

Quetta Gladiators - Aimal Khan

Silver category - Round 3

Lahore Qalandars - Ahmed Daniyal

Multan Sultans - Sameen Gul

Islamabad United - Rumman Raees 

Multan Sultans - Anwar Ali

Multan Sultans - Mohammad Sarwar

Silver category - Round 2

Peshawar Zalmi - Usman Qadir

Islamabad United - Sohaib Maqsood

Multan Sultans - Usman Khan

Karachi Kings - Mohammad Akhlaq

Lahore Qalandars - Mirza Tahir Baig

Quetta Gladiators - Muhammad Zahid aka Karnal Zahid

Silver category - Round 1

Islamabad United - Abrar Ahmed

Quetta Gladiators - Umaid Asif

Karachi Kings - Tayyab Tahir

Multan Sultans - Usama Mir

Peshawar Zalmi - Saim Ayub

Lahore Qalandars - Dilbar Hussain

All the teams have finalised their foreign picks, which means that the remaining signings will consist only of local players. 

Gold category

Peshawar Zalmi - Danish Aziz

Quetta Gladiators - Ahsan Ali

Lahore Qalandars - Sikandar Raza

Multan Sultans - Akeal Hussain

Karachi Kings - Andrew Tye 

Lahore Qalandars - Liam Dawson

Peshawar Zalmi - Arshad Iqbal

Karachi Kings pick Vince, Fuller

The final two picks in the diamond category were with Karachi Kings, who have picked England's James Vince and James Fuller. 

Odean Smith to play for Quetta

Gladiators have picked West Indies' Odean Smith in the diamond category. 

Lahore sign Talat 

Lahore Qalandars have used their wildcard on Hussain Talat.

Mujeeb to Peshawar 

Another Afghanistan player gets picked as Mujeeb Ur Rahman joins Zalmi.

Farooqi joins Islamabad

Islamabad United have picked Afghanistan's Fazalhaq Farooqi in the Diamond category. 

Joshua Little snapped up by Multan 

Using the wildcard, Multan Sultans have picked Ireland's pacer Joshua Little. He impressed one and all during this year's T20 World Cup.

Imran Tahir to don Karachi's colours

Veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been announced as the next pick of Karachi Kings by Wasim Akram.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz is picked by Islamabad 

Like Hales, Afghanistan's Gurbaz will also play for Islamabad United next season. Hasan Ali adds that he plays 'Ludo' really well too.  

Rovman Powell joins Peshawar

West Indies' Rovman Powell is the first pick by Peshawar in the second round of Platinum category. 

Rajapaksa will play for Zalmi

Talented Sri Lanka batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa joins Babar Azam's Peshawar Zalmi.

Hales returns to Islamabad

Explosive England opener Alex Hales will once again feature for Islamabad United. 

Wade joins Karachi

Australia’s wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade has joined Karachi Kings. 

Miller snapped up by Sultans

Hard-hitting South Africa batter David Miller will ply his trade for Multan Sultanns next season. 

Gladiators use RTM to pick Naseem Shah

Multan Sultans decided to pick Naseem Shah but Gladiators used the Right to Match card to retain the pacer in their squad. 

Wanindu Hasaranga joins Quetta 

One of the best all-rounders in the world, Wanindu Hasaranga has been picked by Quetta Gladiators.

Fakhar Zaman returns to Qalandars

Last year's top run-getter Fakhar Zaman returns to Lahore Qalandars in the first round of Platinum category. 

Platinum Category irst round 


PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja reveals the official hashtag for the eight edition of PSL. 

Draft rules and regulations

The Sultans are ready

Babar Azam is in the house!

Inzamam sheds light on Peshawar Zalmi

Akram on Azam leaving Karachi Kings

Qalandars eager to defend title

“Rehabilitation is going good, you’ll see me in PSL. We are here to pick best possible players, and hopefully we will get the desired players. We aim to defend our title in the upcoming season,” Lahore Qalandars skipper Shaheen Afridi said during a brief media talk ahead of the draft. 


The retentions have already been finalised by the franchises, which were confirmed by the PCB in a press release on November 11.

Like last season, each of the six franchises will have the Right to Match Card that will allow them to select any player released from their roster during the draft.

Pick order

The PCB has already revealed the pick order for the draft, where defending champions Lahore Qalandars will make the first pick.

Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans will have second and third picks. The fourth and fifth picks will be done by Karachi Kings and Islamabad United. Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi will make the sixth pick.

The next 17 rounds were decided through a special statistical tool.


Hello and welcome to the live blog for today’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) Player Draft, which is being held in Karachi.

Ahead of PSL 8, which is scheduled to take place next year from February 9 to March 19 in Karachi, Multan, Rawalpindi, and Lahore, the franchises will look to assemble the best possible squad in a bid to win the elusive trophy.