Season 8 of the Pakistan Super League will commence on the 13th of February, 2023. Six teams will compete for 35 days to claim the title. Lahore Qalandars are the defending champions, as they won their first PSL trophy in 2021.
Several superstars like Alex Hales, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, and Rashid Khan will feature in the competition. The PSL team squads also contain all the top Pakistani players, including Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Let’s see how the final squads of all six PSL teams shape up:
Peshawar Zalmi Squad 2023
Babar Azam(c), Saim Ayub, Haseeb Ullah, Mohammad Haris(wk), Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, Jimmy Neesham, Sherfane Rutherford, Danish Aziz, Wahab Riaz, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshad Iqbal, Usman Qadir, Sufyan Muqeem, Khurram Shahzad, Haris Sohail, Richard Gleeson
Lahore Qalandars Squad 2023
Shaheen Shah Afridi(c), Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Liam Dawson, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shawaiz Irfan, Jordan Cox(wk), Jalat Khan, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain, Zaman Khan, Mirza Tahir Baig, Ahmed Danyal, Ahsan Bhatti, Sam Billings, Shane Dadswell, Kusal Mendis
Karachi Kings Squad 2023
Imad Wasim(c), Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram, James Vince, Matthew Wade(wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Akhlaq, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Aamir Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Mir Hamza, Imran Tahir, James Fuller, Andrew Tye, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohammad Umar, Ben Cutting, Musa Khan, Faisal Akram
Islamabad United Squad 2023
Shadab Khan(c), Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Colin Munro, Moeen Ali, Azam Khan(wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abrar Ahmed, Rumman Raees, Zeeshan Zamir, Hassan Nawaz, Mubasir Khan, Tom Curran, Zafar Gohar, Gus Atkinson, Tymal Mills
Multan Sultan Squad 2023
Mohammad Rizwan(c&wk), Shan Masood, Usman Khan, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Anwar Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, Josh Little, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Sarwar, Arafat Minhas, Kieron Pollard, Ammad Butt, Wayne Parnell, Izharulhaq Naveed
Quetta Gladiators Squad 2023
Sarfaraz Ahmed(c&wk), Jason Roy, Will Smeed, Martin Guptill, Omair Bin Yousuf, Ahsan Ali, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Odean Smith, Abdul Bangalzai, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Umaid Asif, Muhammad Zahid, Naveen ul Haq, Aimal Khan, Qais Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Dwaine Pretorius, Will Jacks, Nuwan Thushara
Are you surprised not to find the names of Harry Brook and Adil Rashid amongst the squads? If yes, we would like you to know that both the players from England won’t feature in PSL 2023 due to national duty. Anyhow, all the sides look quite strong and well-balanced. Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United look strongest on paper.