PSL Highest Paid Players 2023 | PSL 8 Players Price List & Salaries

PSL Highest Paid Players

The Pakistan Super League, also known as the PSL, is a seasonal T20 competition that only takes place in February and March.

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?

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.

Various Types Of Payment Contracts:

Every year, the Pakistan Super League has player selections during which domestic and foreign professionals are given off to multiple teams. So here is the catch.

To PSL professionals, PCB grants five distinct kinds of contractual agreements, which are as follows.

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Highest Paid Players (PKR)

Here are PSL 8 most expensive players:

Player NameTeamSalary (PKR)
Babar AzamKarachi Kings3 Crore
Imad WasimKarachi Kings3 Crore
Chris JordanKarachi Kings3 Crore
Hasan AliIslamabad United3 Crore
Asif AliIslamabad United3 Crore
Colin MunroIslamabad United3 Crore
Shaheen Shah AfridiLahore Qalandars3 Crore
Rashid KhanLahore Qalandars3 Crore
Fakhar ZamanLahore Qalandars3 Crore
Sarfraz AhmedQuetta Gladiators3 Crore
James VinceQuetta Gladiators3 Crore
Jason RoyQuetta Gladiators3 Crore
Wahab RiazPeshawar Zalmi3 Crore
Liam LivingstonePeshawar Zalmi3 Crore
Hazar Ullah ZazaiPeshawar Zalmi3 Crore
Muhammad RizwanMultan Sultan3 Crore
Rille RossouwMultan Sultan3 Crore
Tim DavidMultan Sultan3 Crore

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.

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Here is the list of PSL highest-paid players:

Player NameTeamSalary (USD)
Babar AzamKarachi Kings$170,000
Imad WasimKarachi Kings$170,000
Chris JordanKarachi Kings$170,000
Hasan AliIslamabad United$170,000
Asif AliIslamabad United$170,000
Colin MunroIslamabad United$170,000
Shaheen Shah AfridiLahore Qalandars$170,000
Rashid KhanLahore Qalandars$170,000
Fakhar ZamanLahore Qalandars$170,000
Sarfraz AhmedQuetta Gladiators$170,000
James VinceQuetta Gladiators$170,000
Jason RoyQuetta Gladiators$170,000
Wahab RiazPeshawar Zalmi$170,000
Liam LivingstonePeshawar Zalmi$170,000
Hazar Ullah ZazaiPeshawar Zalmi$170,000
Muhammad RizwanMultan Sultan$170,000
Rille RossouwMultan Sultan$170,000
Tim DavidMultan Sultan$170,000

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.

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

Player NameTeamSalary (USD)
Imran TahirMultan Sultans$85,000
Sohaib MaqsoodMultan Sultans$85,000
David WilleyMultan Sultans$85,000
Shadab KhanIslamabad United$85,000
Faheem AshrafIslamabad United$85,000
Marchant de langeIslamabad United$85,000
Mohammad HafeezLahore Qalandars$85,000
Haris RaufLahore Qalandars$85,000
David WieseLahore Qalandars$85,000
Mohammad NawazQuetta Gladiators$85,000
Iftikhar AhmadQuetta Gladiators$85,000
James FaulknerQuetta Gladiators$85,000
Shimron HetmyerQuetta Gladiators$85,000
Shoaib MalikPeshawar Zalmi$85,000
Sherfane RutherfordPeshawar Zalmi$85,000
Haider AliPeshawar Zalmi$85,000
Mohammad AmirKarachi Kings$85,000
M. NabiKarachi Kings$85,000
Lewis GregoryKarachi 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 NameTeamSalary (USD)
Khushdil ShahMultan Sultans$50,000
Shahnawaz DhaniMultan Sultans$50,000
Shan MasoodMultan Sultans$50,000
Alex HalesIslamabad United$50,000
Mohammad Wasim Jr.Islamabad United$50,000
Azam KhanIslamabad United$50,000
Abdullah ShafiqLahore Qalandars$50,000
Phil SaltLahore Qalandars$50,000
Harry BrookLahore Qalandars$50,000
Ben DunkLahore Qalandars$50,000
Shahid AfridiQuetta Gladiators$50,000
Mohammad HasnainQuetta Gladiators$50,000
Naseem ShahQuetta Gladiators$50,000
Saqib MehmoodPeshawar Zalmi$50,000
Hussain TalatPeshawar Zalmi$50,000
Usman QadirPeshawar Zalmi$50,000
Joe ClarkeKarachi Kings$50,000
Sharjeel KhanKarachi Kings$50,000
Aamer YaminKarachi 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 NameTeamSalary (USD)
Rumman RaeesMultan Sultans$25,000
Asif AfridiMultan Sultans$25,000
Anwar AliMultan Sultans$25,000
Rovman PowellMultan Sultans$25,000
Imran Khan Sr.Multan Sultans$25,000
Rizwan HussainMultan Sultans$25,000
Johnson CharlesMultan Sultans$25,000
Dominic DrakesMultan Sultans$25,000
Paul StirlingIslamabad United$25,000
Muhammad AkhlaqIslamabad United$25,000
Reece TopleyIslamabad United$25,000
Danish AzizIslamabad United$25,000
Zafar GoharIslamabad United$25,000
Musa KhanIslamabad United$25,000
Zahir KhanIslamabad United$25,000
Umar AkmalQuetta Gladiators$25,000
Sohail TanvirQuetta Gladiators$25,000
Ben DuckettQuetta Gladiators$25,000
Khurram ShehzadQuetta Gladiators$25,000
Luke WoodQuetta Gladiators$25,000
Will SmeedQuetta Gladiators$25,000
Ali ImranQuetta Gladiators$25,000
Muhammad IlyasKarachi Kings$25,000
Umaid AsifKarachi Kings$25,000
Rohail NazirKarachi Kings$25,000
Muhammad Imran Jr.Karachi Kings$25,000
Sahibzada FarhanKarachi Kings$25,000
Jordan ThompsonKarachi Kings$25,000
Sohail AkhtarLahore Qalandars$25,000
Ahmad DaniyalLahore Qalandars$25,000
Zeeshan AshrafLahore Qalandars$25,000
Dean FoxcroftLahore Qalandars$25,000
Kamran GhulamLahore Qalandars$25,000
Mohammad Imran RandhawaLahore Qalandars$25,000
Akif JavedLahore Qalandars$25,000
Tom Kohler-CadmorePeshawar Zalmi$25,000
Salman IrshadPeshawar Zalmi$25,000
Arshad IqbalPeshawar Zalmi$25,000
Sameen GulPeshawar Zalmi$25,000
Kamran AkmalPeshawar 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 NameTeamSalary (USD)
Faisal AkramKarachi Kings$7,500
Qasim AkramKarachi Kings$7,500
Mohammad Taha KhanKarachi Kings$7,500
Mubasir KhanIslamabad United$7,500
Zeeshan ZameerIslamabad United$7,500
Mohammad HurairaIslamabad United$7,500
Zaman KhanLahore Qalandars$7,500
Maaz KhanLahore Qalandars$7,500
Muhammad Ashar QureshiQuetta Gladiators$7,500
Abdul Wahid BangalzaiQuetta Gladiators$7,500
Ghulam MudassarQuetta Gladiators$7,500
SirajuddinPeshawar Zalmi$7,500
Muhammad Amir KhanPeshawar Zalmi$7,500
Mohammad UmerPeshawar Zalmi$7,500
Abbas AfridiMultan Sultan$7,500
Amir AzmatMultan Sultan$7,500


In February and March, Pakistan sponsors the annual Twenty20 tournament known as the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The PSL, like the IPL, features foreign players in franchise-based teams. Each player who belongs to a particular category is highly regarded and paid differently.

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