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Top Expensive Players In PSL [ Top Paid PSL Players ]

Many PSL fans want to know the top PSL-paid players and how much they earn. A lot of people compare IPL and PSL. In the IPL, top players usually receive a million-dollar salary, but you must be wondering who will be the most expensive player in the PSL 2024.

If that is the case, then you are in the right place. Today, we will discuss the categories of the Pakistan Super League and its players’ salaries In Rupees too.

1. Platinum Category

Player Salary (USD) Salary (PKR)
Team Category
Alex Hales 170,000$ 40,800,000 Islamabad United Platinum
Rahmanullah Garbaz 170,000$ 40,800,000 Islamabad United Platinum
Shadab Khan 170,000$ 40,800,000 Islamabad United Platinum
Haider Ali 170,000$ 40,800,000 Karachi Kings Platinum
Mathew Wade 170,000$ 40,800,000  Karachi Kings Platinum
Imran Tahir 170,000$ 40,800,000  Karachi Kings Platinum
Fakhar Zaman 130,000$ 31,200,000 Lahore Qalandars Platinum
Shaheen Shah Afridi 150,000$ 36,000,000 Lahore Qalandars Platinum
Rashid Khan 150,000$ 36,000,000 Lahore Qalandars Platinum
Babar Azam 150,000$ 36,000,000 Peshawar Zalmi Platinum
Muhammad Rizwan 130,000$ 31,200,000 Multan Sultans Platinum
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 130,000$ 31,200,000 Peshawar Zalmi Platinum
David MIller 130,000$ 31,200,000 Multan Sultans Platinum
Naseem Shah 130,000$ 31,200,000 Quetta Gladiators Platinum

 

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Players in the Platinum category of the Pakistan Super League 2023 are the highest-paid league players. Platinum players’ prices range from USD 130,000 to USD 170,000. According to the PSL Platinum category price 2023, the maximum amount that a  player in this category receives is USD 170,000 (PKR 4 crore eight lac). Each team may select three players from this category in the draft.

The Pakistan Super League 2023 draft has selected 18 players in the platinum category.

Players in this category are the highest-paid players in PSL. This category includes all the top players in the world, including Babar Azam, the number one T20 batsman. 

2. Diamond Category

Player Salary (USD) Salary (PKR) @ 1$ =240 Team Category
Asif Ali 85,000$ 20,400,000 Islamabad United Diamond
Muhammad Wasim Jnr 85,000$ 20,400,000 Islamabad United Diamond
James Vince 85,000$ 20,400,000 Karachi Kings Diamond
James Fuller 85,000$ 20,400,000 Karachi Kings Diamond
David Wiese 85,000$ 20,400,000 Lahore Qalandars Diamond
Haris Rauf 85,000$ 20,400,000 Lahore Qalanars Diamond
Sherfane Rutherford 85,000$ 20,400,000 Peshawar Zalmi Diamond
Wahab Riaz 85,000$ 20,400,000 Peshawar Zalmi Diamond
Jason Roy 60,000$ 14,400,000 Quetta Gladiators Diamond
Odean Smith 60,000$ 14,400,000 Quetta Gladiators Diamond
Shan Masood 60,000$ 14,400,000 Multan Sultans Diamond
Rillee Rossow 60,000$ 14,400,000 Multan Sultans Diamond
Khushdil Shah 60,000$ 14,400,000 Multan Sultans Diamond
Fazal Haq Farooqi 60,000$ 14,400,000 Islamabad United Diamond
Imad Wasim 60,000$ 14,400,000 Karachi Kings Diamond
Hussain Talat 60,000$ 14,400,000 Lahore Qalandars Diamond
Iftikhar Ahmad 85,000$ 20,400,000 Quetta Gladiators Diamond

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This is the second most expensive category in the PSL draft.

The diamond category is the second most expensive in PSL. Players in this category receive a salary of USD 85,000 (PKR20,400,000). Every franchise can pick up to three players in the diamond category, but Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators received one more pick in the PSL Mini Draft.

Twenty players have been selected for this category, the second most expensive in the Pakistan Super League. The salary range for this category is US$60,000-US$85,000.

3. Gold Category

Player Salary (USD) Salary (PKR) @ 1$ =240 Team Category
Ahsan Ali 50,000$ 12,000,000 Quetta Gladiators Gold
Sarfaraz Ahmad 50,000$ 12,000,000 Quetta Gladiators Gold
Muhammad Hasnain 50,000$ 12,000,000 Quetta Gladiators Gold
Arshad Iqbal 40,000$ 9,600,000 Peshawar Zalmi Gold
Muhammad Haris 50,000$ 12,000,000 Peshawar Zalmi Gold
Danish Aziz 40,000$ 9,600,000 Peshawar Zalmi Gold
Akeal Hosain 40,000$ 9,600,000 Multan Sultans Gold
Shahnawaz Dhani 40,000$ 9,600,000 Multan Sultans Gold
Tim David 50,000$ 12,000,000 Multan Sultans Gold
Abdullah Shafiq 45,000$ 10,800,000 Lahore Qalandars Gold
Sikandar Raza 50,000$ 12,000,000 Lahore Qalandars Gold
Liam Dawson 50,000$ 12,000,000 Lahore Qalandars Gold
Shoaib Malik 40,000$ 9,600,000 Karachi Kings Gold
Muhammad Amir 50,000$ 12,000,000 Karachi Kings Gold
Andrew Tye 40,000$ 9,600,000 Karachi Kings Gold
Ravi Bopara 50,000$ 12,000,000 Karachi Kings Gold
Azam Khan 40,000$ 9,600,000 Islamabad United Gold
Faheem Ashraf 50,000$ 12,000,000 Islamabad United Gold
Hasan Ali 50,000$ 12,000,000 Islamabad United Gold

Gold is the third category of the PSL 2023 draft. Each franchise can pick three players from this category, but Lahore Qalandars got an extra player in the replacement round. Each player in this category receives $50,000 USD (PKR 12,000,000 ).

In the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League, 19 players, including five foreigners and fourteen locals, have been selected from this category. The salary range for this category is $40000 to $50000.

We also updated IPL Expensive Players 2023.

4. Supplementary Category

In the supplementary draft, each franchisee will be permitted to select two players, with a maximum of one foreign player from either the Diamond, Gold, Silver, or Emerging categories. The salary range for this category is $50000.

Players in Supplementary Category

Supplementary Salary USD
Player Team
Moeen Ali Islamabad United 50000$
Mubasir Khan 50000$
Tabraiz Shamsi Karachi Kings 50000$
Muhammad Umar 50000$
Jordan Cox Lahore Qalandars 50000$
Jalat Khan 50000$
Jimmy Neesham Peshawar Zalmi 50000$
Omair Bin Yousuf Quetta Gladiators 50000$
Martin Guptil 50000$
Arafat Minhas Multan Sultans 50000$
Adil Rashid 50000$

5. Silver Category

Silver is the second least expensive category in the Pakistan Super League. Each player in this category receives $25,000 USD (PKR 6,000,000 ). This category includes all of the remaining above-average players. A total of 40 players have been selected in this category, of whom 13 are foreigners, and the remaining are locals.

Players in Silver Category

Silver Category Salary (USD)
Player Team
Paul Stirling Islamabad United 25000$
Colin Munro 25000$
Sohaib Maqsood 25000$
Rumman Raees 25000$
Abrar Ahmad 25000$
Sharjeel Khan Karachi Kings 25000$
Tayyab Tahir 25000$
M. Ahlaq 25000$
Aamer Yamin 25000$
Mir Hamza 25000$
Kamran Ghulam Lahore Qalandars 25000$
Mirza Tahir Baig 25000$
Harry Brook 25000$
Dilbar Hussain 25000$
Ahmad Daniyal 25000$
Saim Ayub Peshawar Zalmi 25000$
Tom-Kohler Cadmore 25000$
Amir Jamal 25000$
Salman Irshad 25000$
Usamn Qadir 25000$
Will Smead Quetta Gladiators 25000$
Umar Akmal 25000$
Naveen Ul Haq 25000$
Umaid Asif 25000$
Muhammad Asif 25000$
Muhammad Sarwar Multan Sultans 25000$
Usman Khan 25000$
Anwar Ali 25000$
Sameen Gul 25000$
Usama Mir 25000$

6. Emerging Category

It is the last and least expensive category in the 2023 PSL for emerging players. Each player in this category receives USD 7,500 (PKR 18 lac). This category was created to showcase Pakistani talent on international platforms and provide them with additional opportunities. 

Following the PSL 2023 draft rules, each franchise must select two players from this category. Sixteen players have been selected in this category.

Players in Emerging Category

Emerging Category Salary USD
Player Team
Hasan Nawaz Islamabad United 7500$
Zeeshan Zamir 7500$
Irfan Khan Niazi Karachi Kings 7500$
Qasim Akram 7500$
Zaman Khan Lahore Qalandars 7500$
Shawaiz Irfan 7500$
Haseeb ullah Peshawar Zalmi 7500$
Sufiyan Muqeem 7500$
Aimal Khan Quetta Gladiators 7500$
Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 7500$
IhsanUllah Multan Sultans 7500$
Abbas Afridi 7500$

Top Paid PSL Players

Along with Shadab Khan, Rashid Khan, Tom Banton, and Chris Lynn, Hassan Ali, David Miller, Rilee Rossouw, Babar Azam became the highest-paid player in the PSL 2023 with a salary of $170k. All these players are in the Platinum category. 

Each franchise can pick 3 players from the platinum category. The salary range for this category is $ 1300,00 to $ 170,000 (PKR 31,200,000-40,800,000). David Miller will earn $130000, whereas Rilee Rossouw will get $150,000. 

All Teams Squad

All Teams Squad

lahore qalandars
Quetta Gladiators
Karachi Kings
Islamabad United
Multan Sultans

1. Babar Azam

Babar Azam established himself as a long-term fixture in Pakistan’s batting lineup as a right-handed batsman with a strong performance. He is the most expensive player in the PSL. He belongs to the Platinum category. Babar Azam will receive $170,000, which becomes (40,800,000) in PKR.

2. Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan, a teenage legspinner who burst onto cricket’s collective consciousness during the 2016/17 PSL season, is an exceptional ball turner.  He belongs to the Platinum category. And will receive $170,000 which becomes (40,800,000) in PKR.

3. Rashid Khan

This time, Rashid Khan, the best player, and captain of the Afghanistan team will be playing for the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. If we talk about his performance, he has been very good, and his ICC Ranking has improved substantially.

Rashid khan also belongs to the Platinum category and will get $170,000.

4. Tom Banton

The English cricketer Tom Banton (born on 11 November 1998) made his international debut for the England cricket team in November 2019. Tom Banton will be part of Quetta Gladiators. He is also listed in the Platinum category and will get one lac seventy thousand US dollars for playing in PSL.

5. Chris Lynn

Chris Lynn (born 10 April 1990) is an Australian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman. He was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He will be part of Multan Sultan and is listed in the Platinum category. He will earn 4 crores and eight lac rupees for playing PSL.

6. Hassan Ali

Hasan Ali was born on 2 July 1994 in Sialkot, Pakistan. He made his first-class debut for Sialkot in October 2013. In August 2016, he made his international debut for Pakistan in a One-Day International match. He will be playing for Islamabad United and is in the Platinum category. He will also get $170,000.

7. Rilee Rossouw

Rilee Rossouw (born 9 October 1989) is a South African cricketer who played for South Africa from 2014 to 2016. He returned to international cricket in July 2022. He is a left-handed batsman and an off-spin bowler with a right arm. He will play for Multan Sultan and is in the Platinum category, but he will get $150,000.

8. David Miller

David Andrew Miller (born 10 June 1989) is a South African cricketer. He is an aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional wicketkeeper. David Miller will be part of Peshawar Zalmi and earn three crores, twelve lac rupees ($130000).

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Categories in PSL

There are six categories in the PSL 2023 draft. Players are divided into these categories, and each player will receive the same amount of money. These categories are as follows:

  • Platinum Category
  • Diamond Category
  • Gold Category
  • Supplementary Category
  • Silver Category
  • Emerging Category

We’ll discuss these categories in detail, along with their salaries.

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