Pakistan Super League 8 – PSL 2023 Live

PSL 2022 is just around the corner and fans are eagerly waiting to see their favourite players. What started as a minor initiative of Pakistan Cricket Board has grown to an internationally much-admired event. The upcoming edition PSL is already attracting the attention of cricket fans in Pakistan but also generating excitement globally. The six franchises of the PSL have picked their sides for this year tournament that promises to be one of the best edition so far.

First time in PSL history all the matches will be played in four cities of Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Multan are the venues of PSL 2022. Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans and Islamabad United will have the home ground advantage in PSL 2022. With less than a month remaining in PSL 2022, Pakistan Cricket Board has announced all the ticket details. Here we will give you all the details from PSL draft to schedule for PSL 2022.

PSL 2022 | Player Draft


All six franchises had announced the retained players list and with more international stars added in the draft pool of PSL 2022, fans can expect more from this year Pakistan Super League. The franchises were allowed to retain a maximum of 8 players and have to keep the squad to 18 members only.

All franchises were allowed to pick at least 3 players from the Platinum category, 3 players from Diamond category, 3 players from Gold category, 5 players from Silver, 2 players from the Emerging category and 2 players in the supplementary category. In 2022, PSL the franchises were allowed to use wild card option. Through the wild card, the franchises can select a player from a diamond category into a platinum category or from a gold category into diamond category vice versa. However, franchises were permitted to use this wild card option only one time in a draft.

The draft of PSL 2022 was held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 6th December 2019. Here we will give you team-wise draft picks and retained players for PSL 2022. Here are the PSL teams.


Quetta Gladiators


The Quetta Gladiators are the defending champions of Pakistan Super League. With the inclusion of Jason Roy in their team for this year PSL, their squad looks excellent on paper.  Below is the list of players retained by Quetta Gladiators.

Players Retained by Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2022


  1. Sarfaraz Ahmed (Platinum)
  2. Mohammad Nawaz (Platinum)
  3. Shane Watson (Diamond as Player Mentor)
  4. Ahmed Shehzad (Diamond)
  5. Umar Akmal (Gold as Brand Ambassador)
  6. Mohammad Hasnain (Gold)
  7. Ahsan Ali (Silver)
  8. Naseem Shah (Silver)


Draft Picks of Quetta Gladiators


Category Draft Picks
Platinum Jason Roy
Diamond Ben Cutting
Gold Fawad Ahmed
Silver Sohail Khan

Tymal Mills

Abdul Nasir

Emerging Aarish Khan

Azam Khan

Supplementary Keemo Paul

Khurram Manzoor



Complete Squad of Quetta Gladiators


Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Mohammad Nawaz, Jason Roy, Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Ben Cutting, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hasnain, Fawad Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Ahsan Ali, Sohail Khan, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Keemo Paul and Khurram Manzoor.


Peshawar Zalmi


Peshawar Zalmi is one of the strongest team of Pakistan Super League. Peshawar Zalmi won PSL in 2017. They have made some smart decisions in this year PSL draft. They have picked players like Shoaib Malik and Tom Banton for this year PSL. Below is the list of players retained by Peshawar Zalmi.


Players retained by Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2022


  1. Wahab Riaz (Platinum)
  2. Hassan Ali (Platinum)
  3. Kieron Pollard (Platinum)
  4. Kamran Akmal (Diamond)
  5. Daren Sammy (Gold)
  6. Imam-Ul-Haq (Gold)
  7. Umar Amin (Silver).


Draft Picks of Peshawar Zalmi


Peshawar Zalmi retained all players from a platinum category so they were not permitted to pick players in the platinum category.

Category Draft Picks
Diamond Tom Banton

Shoaib Malik

Gold Liam Dawson
Silver Mohammad Mohsin

Rahat Ali

Dwaine Pretorius

Adil Amin

Emerging Amir Khan

Aamir Ali

Supplementary Liam Livingstone

Haider Ali Khan



Complete Squad of Peshawar Zalmi


Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Darren Sammy, Imam-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson, Umar Amin, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin, Amir Khan, Aamir Ali, Liam Livingstone and Haider Ali.


Islamabad United


Islamabad United is one of the best and consistent teams of PSL. Islamabad United is the only team that has won PSL two times. For PSL 2022 they have retained all 8 players. They have added Dale Steyn and Colin Ingram in their squad for PSL 2022. With Misbah Ul Haq as their coach, they look quite good on Paper.


Players retained by Islamabad United in PSL 2022


  1. Shadab Khan (Platinum)
  2. Faheem Ashraf (Diamond)
  3. Asif Ali (Diamond)
  4. Luke Ronchi (Gold As Mentor)
  5. Hussain Talat (Gold)
  6. Ammad Butt(Silver)
  7. Rizwan Hussain (Silver)
  8. Musa khan (Silver)


Draft Picks of Islamabad United


Islamabad United retained only Shadab Khan from platinum category so they were allowed to pick two players from platinum category.

Category Draft Picks
Platinum Dale Steyn

Colin Ingram

Diamond Colin Munro
Gold Rumman Raess
Silver Phil Salt

Zafar Gohar

Emerging Akif Javed

Ahmed Safi Abdullah

Supplementary Saif Badar

Rassie van der Dussen



Complete Squad of Islamabad United


Shadab Khan, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Ammad Butt, Rizwan Hussain, Musa Khan, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Saif Badar and Rassie van der Dussen.


Karachi Kings


The team of one of the biggest city in Pakistan failed to live up to the expectations of their fans. Karachi Kings, considered as one of the best team in Pakistan Super League failed to perform well in all previous editions of PSL. With players like Babar Azam and Mohammed Amir in their team, they failed to perform in the previous editions of PSL. For PSL 2022, Karachi Kings have appointed Dean Jones as their coach. Dean Jones will have Wasim Akram alongside him. With a strong management team, Karachi fans are expecting big from their team.


Players retained by Karachi Kings in PSL 2022


  1. Babar Azam (Platinum)
  2. Mohammed Amir (Platinum)
  3. Imad Wasim (Diamond)
  4. Iftikhar Ahmad (Diamond)
  5. Amir Yamin (Gold)
  6. Umar Khan (Emerging)
  7. Usama Mir (Silver)


Draft Picks of Karachi Kings


Karachi kings retained two players Babar Azam and Mohammed Amir in the platinum category so they were allowed to pick only one player from platinum category.


Category Draft Picks
Platinum Alex Hales
Diamond Chris Jordan
Gold Sharjeel Khan

Cameron Delport

Silver Mohammad Rizwan

Umaid Asif

Dan Lawrence

Ali Khan

Emerging Arshad Iqbal
Supplementary Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia



Complete Squad of Karachi Kings


Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Alex Hales, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Usama Mir, Mohammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence, Ali Khan, Umer Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Liam Plunkett and Awais Zia.


Lahore Qalandars


In all previous editions of Pakistan Super League, Lahore Qalandars failed to reach the play-offs stage of the tournament. In PSL 2022, Lahore Qalandars are going to play most of the matches in Lahore and with home ground advantage, fans expectations are high for this PSL. They have made some good inclusions in the squad for PSL 2022 but some Lahore Qalandars are not happy with their captain choice. In PSL draft, the owner of Lahore Qalandars announced Sohail Akhtar as their team captain.  They have also traded Usman Khan Shinwari from Karachi Kings in the diamond category.


Players retained by Lahore Qalandars


  1. Mohammad Hafeez (Platinum)
  2. Fakhar Zaman (Platinum)
  3. Usman Khan Shinwari (Diamond)
  4. Shaheen Afridi (Diamond)
  5. David Wiese (Diamond)
  6. Haris Rauf (Gold)
  7. Sohail Akhtar (Gold)
  8. Salman Butt (Silver)


Draft Picks of Lahore Qalandars


Category Draft Picks
Platinum Chris Lynn
Gold Samit Patel
Silver Seekkuge Prasanna

Ben Dunk

Farzan Raja

Jaahid Ali

Emerging Mohammad Faizan
Supplementary Lendl Simmons

Dilbar Hussain



Complete Squad of Lahore Qalandars


Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, David Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Rauf, Samit Patel, Salman Butt, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Farzan Raja, Jaahid Ali, Muhammad Faizan, Lendl Simmons and Dilbar Hussain.


Multan Sultans


In PSL 2018, Pakistan Cricket Board added one more team in the tournament, making it a six-team tournament. The team was bought by Schön Properties. Before the PSL 2019 draft, the Multan Sultan owners were failed to pay their annual fee of US$5.2 million to PCB which results in contract expiration. Ali Khan Tareen and Taimoor Malik won the rights of the team in 2018 but they were unable to participate in the draft of 2019 PSL. This year they have made some inclusions in the squad and with Andy Flower as a coach, Multan Sultans fans have high expectations.


Players Retained by Multan Sultans in PSL 2022


  1. Mohammad Irfan (Platinum)
  2. Shahid Afridi (Diamond-Mentor)
  3. James Vince (Gold)
  4. Junaid Khan(Gold)
  5. Shaan Masood (Silver)
  6. Ali Shafiq (Silver)
  7. Mohammad Ilyas(Emerging)


Draft Picks of Multan Sultans


The Multan Sultans picked Moeen Ali as their first Platinum category pick. Other draft picks are given below.

Category Draft Picks
Platinum Moeen Ali

Rilee Rossouw

Diamond Zeeshan Ashraf

Ravi Bopara

Gold Sohail Tanvir
Silver Khushdil Shah

Usman Qadir

Fabien Allen

Emerging Rohail Nazir
Supplementary Imran Tahir

Bilawal Bhatti



Complete Squad of Multan Sultans


Mohammad Irfan, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Shahid Afridi, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Shaan Masood, Ali Shafiq, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Ilyas, Rohail Nazir, Imran Tahir and Bilawal Bhatti.


PSL 2022 | Venues


As we mentioned earlier that all matches of 2022, PSL will be played in Pakistan announced by Pakistan Cricket Board. Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Multan are the cities selected by PCB for PSL 2022. With Lahore going to host most matches in PSL this year followed by Karachi. Following is the number of the matches these four cities will host.

  1. LAHORE (14 Matches)
  2. KARACHI (9 Matches )
  3. RAWALPINDI (8 Matches)
  4. MULTAN (3 Matches)


PSL 2022 Schedule and Matches


In the countdown ceremony of PSL 2022, PCB announced the schedule for PSL 2022. The opening ceremony of PSL will take place in National Stadium Karachi on February 20, 2022, followed by the opening match of the tournament between defending champions Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. Here we have compiled a complete stadium-wise schedule for you.


Gaddafi Stadium Lahore


The Gaddafi Stadium Lahore will host most matches in PSL 2022. The Gaddafi Stadium Lahore will host only one day match in this year PSL.


Day Match


15 March 2022 Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars (2 pm-5.15 pm)


Night Matches


The list of night matches to be played on Gaddafi Stadium Lahore in PSL 2022 is given below:

21 February 2022 Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans (7 pm-10.15 pm)

22 February 2022 Islamabad United v Multan Sultans (7 pm-10.15 pm)

23 February 2022 Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United (7 pm-10.15 pm)

3 March 2022 Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars (7 pm-10.15 pm)

4 March 2022 Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars (7 pm-10.15 pm)

6 March 2022 Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans (7 pm-10.15 pm)

7 March 2022 Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators (7 pm-10.15 pm)

8 March 2022 Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings (7 pm-10.15 pm)

10 March 2022 Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi (7 pm-10.15 pm)

11 March 2022 Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans (7 pm-10.15 pm)

18 March 2022 Eliminator 1 (3rd vs. 4th) (7pm-10.15pm)

20 March 2022 Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1) (7pm-10.15pm)

22 March 2022 Final


National Stadium Karachi


The National Stadium Karachi will host 9 matches of PSL 2022. The list both day and night matches are given below:


Day Matches


21 February 2022 Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi (2 pm-5.15 pm)

22 February 2022 Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi (2 pm-5.15 pm)

23 February 2022 Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators (2 pm-5.15 pm)


Night Matches


20 February 2022 Opening ceremony to be followed by a match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United.

12 March 2022 Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars (7 pm-10.15 pm)

13 March 2022 Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans (7 pm-10.15 pm)

14 March 2022 Karachi Kings v Islamabad United (7 pm-5.15 pm)

15 March 2022 Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings (7 pm-10.15 pm)

17 March 2022 Qualifier (1st vs. 2nd) (7pm-10.15pm)


Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium


The Rawalpindi cricket stadium will host 8 matches in PSL 2022. Below is the list of day and night matches to be played on Rawalpindi cricket stadium.


Day Matches


7 March 2022 Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United (2 pm-5.15 pm)

8 March 2022 Multan Sultans v Islamabad United (2 pm-5.15 pm)


Night Matches


27 February 2022 Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators (7pm-10.15pm)

28 February 2022 Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars (7 pm-10.15 pm)

29 February 2022 Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi (7 pm-10.15 pm)

1 March 2022 Islamabad United v Karachi Kings (7 pm-10.15 pm)

2 March 2022 Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings (7 pm-10.15 pm)

5 March 2022 Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators (7 pm-10.15 pm)


Multan Cricket Stadium


The Multan Cricket stadium will host the least number of matches in PSL 2022. Only three matches of 2022, PSL will be played on Multan Cricket Stadium.

Day Matches


28 February 2022 Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings (2 pm-5.15 pm)

29 February 2022 Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators (2 pm-5.15 pm)

Night Match


26 February 2022 Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi (7 pm-10.15 pm)


PSL 2022 | Ticket details

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced all ticket prices and purchase details. You can buy tickets from and TCS express centres.

The sale of PSL 2022 tickets is starting from tonight and fans can buy tickets from However, the general sale of tickets for PSL matches will start from January 28, 2022. PSL fans can purchase tickets from TCS Express Centers across 38 cities of the country. There is a dedicated round the clock TCS helpline available for people that will provide support to the customers throughout the ticketing process.

The price of tickets for the PSL grand opening ceremony and opening match in Karachi on February 20 has been priced between Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000.

The price of a ticket for the final match of PSL in Lahore on March 22nd will be between Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.

The price of the ticket for the qualifier and two eliminators have been set between Rs. 500 to Rs. 4,000.