The much-anticipated players’ draft for the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight will take place in Karachi on December 15.
The date and location of the player draft is decided by unanimous agreement of all franchises.
HBL PSL 8 will take place in Lahore, Multan, Karachi, and Rawalpindi from February 9 to March 19. Lahore Qalandar, the defending champions, will defend their title.
The HBL PSL Player Draft 2023 has attracted top T20 cricketers from around the world. There are 493 players from full member and associate nations available for the player draught, with 29 in the Platinum category and 81 in the Diamond category (names below).
England has the most foreign players who have registered (140). Sri Lanka (60), Afghanistan (43), the West Indies (38), Bangladesh (28), South Africa (25), Australia (14), Zimbabwe (11), and Ireland are the next full members on the list (nine). Foreign participants were present in the top two categories.
In addition, the Pakistan Cricket Board has already revealed the draught order, with defending champions Lahore Qalandars going first, followed by Quetta Gladiators and 2021 champions Multan Sultans.
PSL 8: PLATINUM AND DIAMOND CATEGORY
Platinum – Aaron Finch, Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, Alex Hales, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Colin De Grandhomme, Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Dawid Malan, Evin Lewis, Jimmy Neesham, Lungi Ngidi, Martin Guptill, Moeen Ali, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Nicholas Pooran, Odean Smith, Rahkeem Cornwall, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Rassie van der Dussen, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood, Shakib Al Hasan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills, and Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva
Moreover, Diamond category includes: – Adam Hose, Andre Fletcher, Andrew Tye, Angelo Mathews, Avishka Fernando, Bas de Leede, Ben Mike, Benjamin Cutting, Bjorn Fortuin, Brandon King, Cameron Delport, Carlos Brathwaite, Chadwick Walton, Charith Asalanka, Craig Overton, Daniel Sams, Daniel Worrall, David Wiese, Dominic Drakes, Dushmantha Chameera, Dwaine Pretorius, Evan Jones, Fabian Allen, Fazalhaq Farooqi, George Dockrell, Gulbadin Naib, Hayden Walsh, Hazratullah Zazai, Imran Tahir, Jacques Snyman, James Bracey, James Fuller, James Vince, Jamie Overton, Janneman Malan, Jason Roy, Johnson Charles, Josh Little, Keemo Paul, Kevin Sinclair, Kieran Powell, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Laurie Evans, Lendl Simmons, Lewis Gregory, Lewis McManus, Liam Dawson, Liam Norwell, Luke Wood, Maheesh Theekshana, Mahmudullah Riyad, Marchant De Lange, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Michael Rippon, Migael Pretorius, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najibullah Zadran, Nkrumah Bonner, Ollie Pope, Olly Stone, Oshane Thomas, Patum Nissanka , Paul Walter, Qais Ahmad, Rehan Ahmed, Richard Gleeson, Rilee Rossouw, Roelof van der Merwe, Roston Chase, Ryan Gibson, Shai Hope, Shane Dadswell, Sherfane Rutherford, Sikandar Raza, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Thisara Perera, Thomas Kaber Phillip, Wayne Parnell and Will Jacks