Top 8 Expensive Players In PSL 2023 [ 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 2023.

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

Categories in PSL

There are six categories in the PSL 2023 draft. Players are divided into these categories, and each player in each category 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.

According to PCB PSL draft, 2023 the Players list will be available on 15 December 2022 at the website.

1. Platinum Category

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 Platinum Category

PlayerSalary (USD)Salary (PKR) @ 1$ =240TeamCategory
Babar Azam170,000$40,800,000Karachi KingsPlatinum
Shadab Khan170,000$40,800,000Islamabad UnitedPlatinum
Rashid Khan170,000$40,800,000Lahore QalandarsPlatinum
Chris Lynn170,000$40,800,000Multan SultanPlatinum
Tom Banton170,000$40,800,000Quetta GladiatorsPlatinum
Hassan Ali170,000$40,800,000Islamabad UnitedPlatinum
David Miller130,000$31,200,000Peshawar ZalmiPlatinum
Rilee Rossouw150,000$36,000,000Multan SultansPlatinum
Shaheen Afridi150,000$36,000,000Lahore QalandarsPlatinum
Sarfaraz Ahmed150,000$36,000,000Quetta GladiatorsPlatinum
Shahid Afridi130,000$31,200,000Multan SultanPlatinum
Shoaib Malik130,000$31,200,000Peshawar ZalmiPlatinum
Wahab Riaz130,000$31,200,000Peshawar ZalmiPlatinum
Chris Gayle130,000$31,200,000Quetta GladiatorsPlatinum

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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

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.

Players in Diamond Category

PlayerSalary (USD)Salary (PKR) @ 1$ =240TeamCategory
Colin Munro85,000$20,400,000Islamabad UnitedDiamond
David Wiese85,000$20,400,000Lahore QalandarsDiamond
Fakhar Zaman85,000$20,400,000Lahore QalandarsDiamond
Sohail Tanvir85,000$20,400,000Multan SultansDiamond
Ben Cutting85,000$20,400,000Quetta GladiatorsDiamond
Mohammad Hasnain85,000$20,400,000Quetta GladiatorsDiamond
Haris Rauf85,000$20,400,000Lahore QalandarsDiamond
Imad Wasim85,000$20,400,000Karachi KingsDiamond
Lewis Gregory60,000$14,400,000Islamabad UnitedDiamond
Mohammad Nabi60,000$14,400,000Karachi KingsDiamond
Mujeeb ur Rahman60,000$14,400,000Peshawar ZalmiDiamond
Shefane Rutherford60,000$14,400,000Peshawar ZalmiDiamond
Faheem Ashraf60,000$14,400,000Islamabad UnitedDiamond
Imran Tahir60,000$14,400,000Multan SultansDiamond
Muhammad Nawaz60,000$14,400,000Quetta GladiatorsDiamond
Khushdil Shah60,000$14,400,000Peshawar ZalmiDiamond
Kamran Akmal85,000$20,400,000Peshawar ZalmiDiamond

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

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 ).

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.

Players in Gold Category

PlayerSalary (USD)Salary (PKR) @ 1$ =240TeamCategory
Usman Shinwari50,000$12,000,000Quetta GladiatorsGold
Azam Khan50,000$12,000,000Quetta GladiatorsGold
Naseem Shah50,000$12,000,000Quetta GladiatorsGold
Liam Livingstone40,000$9,600,000Peshawar ZalmiGold
Haider Ali50,000$12,000,000Peshawar ZalmiGold
Amad Butt40,000$9,600,000Peshawar ZalmiGold
Usman Qadir40,000$9,600,000Multan SultansGold
Shan Masood40,000$9,600,000Multan SultansGold
James Vince50,000$12,000,000Multan SultansGold
Samit Patel45,000$10,800,000Lahore QalandarsGold
Dilbar Hussnain50,000$12,000,000Lahore QalandarsGold
Ben Dunk50,000$12,000,000Lahore QalandarsGold
Aamer Yamin40,000$9,600,000Karachi KingsGold
Sharjeel Khan50,000$12,000,000Karachi KingsGold
Chadwick Walton40,000$9,600,000Karachi KingsGold
Joe Clarke50,000$12,000,000Karachi KingsGold
Asif Ali40,000$9,600,000Islamabad UnitedGold
Hussain Talat50,000$12,000,000Islamabad UnitedGold
Phil Salt50,000$12,000,000Islamabad UnitedGold

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

PlayerSalary (USD)Salary (PKR) @ 1$ =240TeamCategory
Dale Steyn50,000$12,000,000Islamabad UnitedSupplementary
Ravi Bopara50,000$12,000,000Peshawar ZalmiSupplementary
Carlos Brathwaite50,000$12,000,000Multan SultanSupplementary
Joe Denly50,000$12,000,000Lahore QalandarsSupplementary
Noor Ahmad50,000$12,000,000Karachi KingsSupplementary
Chris Jordan50,000$12,000,000Islamabad UnitedSupplementary
Akif Javed50,000$12,000,000Islamabad UnitedSupplementary
Abbas Afridi50,000$12,000,000Karachi KingsSupplementary
Ahmed Daniyal50,000$12,000,000Lahore QalandarsSupplementary
Imran Khan50,000$12,000,000Multan SultansSupplementary
Mohammad Amir Khan50,000$12,000,000Peshawar ZalmiSupplementary
Usman Khan50,000$12,000,000Quetta GladiatorsSupplementary

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

PlayerSalary (USD)Salary (PKR) @ 1$ =240TeamCategory
Waqas Maqsood25,000$6,000,000Karachi KingsSilver
Sohail Akhtar25,000$6,000,000Lahore QalandarsSilver
Anwar Ali25,000$6,000,000Quetta GladiatorsSilver
Zahid Mahmood25,000$6,000,000Quetta GladiatorsSilver
Cameron Delport25,000$6,000,000Quetta GladiatorsSilver
Mohammat Irfan25,000$6,000,000Peshawar ZalmiSilver
Imam-ul-Haq25,000$6,000,000Peshawar ZalmiSilver
Sohaib Maqsood25,000$6,000,000Multan SultansSilver
Mohammad Rizwan25,000$6,000,000Multan SultansSilver
Sohail Khan25,000$6,000,000Multan SultansSilver
Tom Abell25,000$6,000,000Lahore QalandarsSilver
Mohammad Ilyas25,000$6,000,000Karachi KingsSilver
Ali Khan25,000$6,000,000Islamabad UnitedSilver
Rohail Nazir20,000$4,800,000Islamabad UnitedSilver
Iftikhar Ahmed20,000$4,800,000Islamabad UnitedSilver
Danish Aziz15,000$3,600,000Karachi KingsSilver
Zeeshan Malik15,000$3,600,000Karachi KingsSilver
Zeeshan Ashraf20,000$4,800,000Lahore QalandarsSilver
Agha Salman15,000$3,600,000Lahore QalandarsSilver
Mohammad Faizan20,000$4,800,000Lahore QalandarsSilver
Adam Lyth20,000$4,800,000Multan SultansSilver
Sohaibullah15,000$3,600,000Multan SultansSilver
Saqib Mahmood15,000$3,600,000Peshawar ZalmiSilver
Mohammad Imran20,000$4,800,000Peshawar ZalmiSilver
Abdul Nasir15,000$3,600,000Quetta GladiatorsSilver
Qais Ahmed15,000$3,600,000Quetta GladiatorsSilver
Muhammad Musa20,000$4,800,000Islamabad UnitedSilver
Zafar Gohar15,000$3,600,000Islamabad UnitedSilver

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

PlayerSalary (USD)Salary (PKR) @ 1$ =240TeamCategory
Arshad Iqbal7,500$1,800,000Karachi KingsEmerging
Arish Ali Khan7,500$1,800,000Quetta GladiatorsEmerging
Saim Ayub7,500$1,800,000Quetta GladiatorsEmerging
Mohammad Imran7,500$1,800,000Peshawar ZalmiEmerging
Abrar Ahmed7,500$1,800,000Peshawar ZalmiEmerging
Shahnawaz Dhani7,500$1,800,000Multan SultansEmerging
Mohammad Umer7,500$1,800,000Multan SultansEmerging
Mohammad Zaid7,500$1,800,000Lahore QalandarsEmerging
Maaz Khan7,500$1,800,000Lahore QalandarsEmerging
Qasim Khan7,500$1,800,000Karachi KingsEmerging
Ahmed Safi Abdullah7,500$1,800,000Islamabad UnitedEmerging
Mohammed Wasim7,500$1,800,000Islamabad UnitedEmerging

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. 

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 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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