Here is the List of Players Retained by Franchises for HBL PSL 2023. As we all know that PSL is coming and all cricket fans are anxiously waiting for PSL 2023. When PSL which was conducted in 2022 was over, fans were very sad and now they are happy because PSL 2023 is coming. It is the 8th season of PSL. All the previous seasons are so successful seasons and people all over the world love all these seasons. So it is assumed that this season will also get so much fame. Favorite and top players of cricket fans will take part in this PSL. Top batsmen and bowlers will come and play cricket from different countries and they will play PSL in Pakistan.
This will be so much fun for all cricket fans. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 9 February to 19 March 2023. So be ready to watch all these matches which will be telecasted by different live-streaming channels. In this article, you will know about the players which are playing PSL from the start and this season they will also play. Some players change their teams so you will also know about the teams which hire those players.
List of Players Retained by Franchises for HBL PSL 2023:
Islamabad United Retained Players:
The first team of PSL is Islamabad United and this team has mind-blowing players.
- The retained players of Islamabad United are Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Colin Munro, and Paul Sterling.
Some of them are stars of cricket and people all over the world know them. Shadab Khan is the best bowler who took a lot of wickets till now and he is a successful cricketer who got so much fame in very little time. So Islamabad United will be a great opponent for other teams as this team has the best players. The players above mentioned play PSL every season of PSL and this will be their 8th time playing matches of PSL. Colin Munro and Paul Stirling are foreign players and they belong to the New Zealand and Ireland teams.
Karachi Kings Retained Players:
The second one is Karachi Kings and this team also has super players who always focus on their target and try to defeat their opponent team. Every player has their own identity and fame.
- The retained players list of Karachi Kings is Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, and Qasim Akram.
They all are big names and we all know them very well. They play cricket for the Pakistani national team also. Shoaib Malik plays cricket from a young age and he gives his whole life to cricket. He is a well-known batsman and whenever he comes all the opponents become afraid of him. Mohammad Amir is a very old player and an amazing bowler. These all are big names and they are very popular.
Lahore Qalandars Retained Players:
- Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan.
These are the retained players of Lahore Qalandars. Lahore Qalandars is also the winner of the 2022 PSL season 7. They have a good team squad that performs very well in every match. Shaheen Shah is a big name that not only Pakistani know but this name is popular worldwide. He is an amazing bowler and he show his best performance in every previous season. Cricket fans are waiting for him to again perform in this PSL. Harry Brook is a foreign player and he belongs to team England and he shows his best performance in every match which England plays. Rashid Khan is also a cricketer from Afghanistan and he is mind blowing cricketer.
Retained Players of Multan Sultan in Pakistan Super League 2023:
Multan sultan is the team of PSL 2023. There are a few retained players who played in the previous year of the Pakistan Super League and they are playing this year too. Among these retained players of Multan sultans, some are those who played the previous year of Pakistan Super League for Multan sultans, and also now they are again will be performing for their team Multan sultan this year of Pakistan super league 2023. These players are very great and also perform very well in international cricket. They are:
- Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Abbas Afridi, and Ihsanullah.
These players, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Mohammed Rizwan, and Shah are international Pakistani players who played very well in international cricket and perform very well for the Pakistan cricket team in. Now they are performing in League Cricket as a representative of the Multan Sultan cricket team. Apart from them Rilley Rossouw and Tim David are from the international South African team. Abbas Afridi and Ahsanullah are also Pakistani Batsmen who are not performing in the international Pakistan cricket team.
Retained players of Quetta Gladiators:
If you talk about the Quetta gladiators team in the Pakistan super league 2023 there are also some retained players and they are:
- Mohammad Nawaz, Umar Akmal, Will Smeed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naveen ul Haq
All these players have already performed in international cricket. Among these players, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammed Nawaz, Sarfaraz, Ahmed Hasnain, and Umar Akmal are from the Pakistan cricket team and performed in the international Pakistan cricket team very well and now they are the most likely players to be packed into the team. Apart from them Jason Roy and Smith are from the England cricket team who also performed in international cricket. The other player is Naveen ul Haq who is a domestic Pakistani cricket team and is not performed in the Pakistani international cricket team yet.
Peshawar Zalmi Retained Players in Pakistan Super League 2023:
In the Peshawar Zalm team in Pakistan super league 2023, the retained players are:
- Babar Azam, Salman Arshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Amir Jamil
All these players are internationally fit for their teams and they all are most likely to be packed but now they are retaining players of Quetta gladiators. In this player, some are performing now in international cricket and some are retired from international cricket. These players, Babar Azam Salman Irshad Wahab Riaz Mohammad Haris, and Amir Jamal are Pakistani players who performed in international cricket.
In these Pakistani retained players of Peshawar Zalmi, Babar Azam and Mohammed Arif are the only ones who are performing in the Pakistani cricket team also right now. They are also part of the T20 world cup 2022. If we talk about overseas players in the Quetta Gladiators retained players, they sharpened Rutherford and Tom Kohler’s cards more.