Franchises finalise squads in PSL Replacement Draft 2023

PSL 8 will begin on February 13

By Web Desk
January 25, 2023
Shaheen (R) and Rizwan (L) with the PSL trophy — PCB

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) Replacement Draft took place online, today, with all six franchises finalising their squads for the eight edition of the tournament. 

Supplementary 3 

Peshawar Zalmi: Haris Sohail

Lahore Qalandars: Ahsan Bhatti

Islamabad United: Tom Curran

Karachi Kings: Ben Cutting 

Quetta Gladiators: Qais Ahmad

Multan Sultans: Kieron Pollard

Supplementary 4 

Multan Sultans: Amad Butt

Quetta Gladiators: Saud Shakeel 

Karachi Kings: Musa Khan

Islamabad United: Zafar Gohar

Lahore Qalandars: Reserved

Peshawar Zalmi: Reserved

Partial replacements 

Multan Sultans: Wayne Parnell and Izharulhaq Naveed

Islamabad United: Tymal Mills and Gus Atkinson

Lahore Qalandars: Sam Billings, Shane Dadswell and Kusal Mendis

Peshawar Zalmi: Richard Gleeson

Karachi Kings: Faisal Akram

Quetta Gladiators: Dwaine Pretorius, Will Jacks and Nuwan Thushara

"Rovman Powell, David Miller, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein and Tabraiz Shamsi will potentially be unavailable to their franchises from March 8 onwards due to bilateral limited-overs series between the West Indies and South Africa," the PCB said in a press release. 

"Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Jason Roy are potentially unavailable because of the England versus Bangladesh limited overs series to their franchises from February 26 till March 14. Alex Hales will join the PSL 8 from February 26 onwards. Tim David will join the tournament from March 3. Jordan Cox will be available to Lahore Qalandars from February 21 as he is on the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka. Wanindu Hasaranga will leave the tournament from March 3.

"Afghanistan cricketers may become unavailable to their teams for brief duration due to potential international commitment."

Preamble

Earlier, on the request of the franchises, the PCB had agreed to increase the number of players per side to 20, allowing each franchise to pick two additional Supplementary players. The Supplementary players were picked in the Replacement Draft.

Meanwhile, the franchises also picked partial replacements for players who are not available for the entire season.

It must be noted that the opening ceremony of PSL 8 will be held in Multan on February 13 prior to the tournament opener between 2021 winners Multan Sultans and defending champions Lahore Qalandars; closing ceremony and final on March 19 in Lahore, which will also host play-offs.

Lahore Qalandars will attempt to become the first side to win back-to-back titles; meanwhile Islamabad United will aim to become the most successful side by lifting the trophy thrice.

Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans and Islamabad United will play five home matches each — one against each side.

Rawalpindi will stage 11 fixtures, Karachi and Lahore will host nine matches each, whereas Multan will have five home games.

Rawalpindi will host the only double-header on March 7 when Peshawar Zalmi will play Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will take on Multan Sultans.