Top Expensive Players In PSL 2024 [ 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.

1. Platinum Category

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Players in the Platinum category of the Pakistan Super League 2024 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, the maximum amount 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.

Platinum Category
Shadab KhanIslamabad United
Naseem Shah
Jordan Cox
Kieron PollardKarachi  Kings
Daniel Sams
Mohammad Nawaz
Fakhar ZamanLahore Qalandars
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Rassie van der Dussen
Babar AzamPeshawar Zalmi
Rovman Powell
Noor Ahmad
Rilee RussouwQuetta Gladiators
Sherfane Rutherford
Mohammad Amir
Iftikhar AhmadMultan Sultans
Muhammad Rizwan
David Willey

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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

Diamond Category
Imad WasimIslamabad United
Azam Khan
Tymal Mills
James VinceKarachi Kings
Hasan Ali
Tim Seifert
David WieseLahore Qalandars
Sahibzada Farhan
Haris Rauf
Saim AyubPeshawar Zalmi
Tom Kohler-Cadmore
Asif Ali
Jason RoyQuetta Gladiators
Mohammad Wasim Jnr
Wanindu Hasaranga
Dawid MalanMultan Sultan
Usama Mir
Khushdil Shah

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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

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 ).

Gold Category
Alex HalesIslamabad United
Faheem Ashraf
Colin Munro
Shoaib MalikKarachi Kings
Shan Masood
Tabraiz Shamsi
Abdullah ShafiqLahore Qalandars
Zaman Khan
Sikandar Raza
Amir JamalPeshawar Zalmi
Muhammad Haris
Sarfaraz AhmadQuetta Gladiators
Abrar Ahmad
Muhammad Hasnain
Abbas AfridiMultan Sultans
Reeza Hendricks
Reece Topley

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.

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4. Supplementary Category

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

Players in Supplementary Category

Shamyl HussainIslamabad United
Tom Curran
Saad BaigKarachi Kings
Jamie Overton
Shai HopeLahore Qalandars
Kamran Ghulam
Lungi Ngidi
Mehran Mumtaz
Peshawar Zalmi
Akeal HoseinQuetta Gladiators
Sohail Khan
Chris JordanMultan Sultans
Aftab Ibrahim

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 the Silver Category

Silver Category
Mathew FordeIslamabad United
Shahab Khan
Salman Ali Agha
Rumman Raees
Qasim Akram
Mohammad Amir KhanKarachi Kings
Anwar Ali
Mohammad Akhlaq
Arafat Minhas
Mir Hamza
Rashid KhanLahore Qalandars
Mirza Tahir Baig
Mohammad Imran Jnr
Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti
Dan Lawrence
Khurram ShahzadPeshawar Zalmi
Salman Irshad
Arif Yaqoob
Umair Afridi
Daniel Mousley
Will SmeadQuetta Gladiators
Saud Shakeel
Sajjad Ali Jnr
Usman Qadir
Omair Bin Yousuf
IhsanullahMultan Sultans
Tayyab Tahir
Shahnawaz Dahani
Mohammad Ali
Usman Khan

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 2024 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
Hunain ShahIslamabad United
Ubaid Shah
Mohammad Irfan KhanKarachi Kings
Jahandad KhanLahore Qalandars
Syed Faridoun Mahmood
Haseeb UllahPeshawar Zalmi
Mohammad Zeeshan
Adil NazQuetta Gladiators
Khawaja Mohammad Nafay
Faisal AkramMultan Sultans
Yasir Khan

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 is an exceptional ball turner, a teenage legspinner who burst onto cricket’s collective consciousness during the 2016/17 PSL season.  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 silver category and will get $170,000.

4. 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 Karachi Kings and is in the Diamond category. He will also get $170,000.

5. 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. Russouw is a left-handed batsman and an off-spin bowler with a right arm. He will play for Quetta Gladiators and is in the Platinum category but will get $150,000.

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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. 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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