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Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023: The player retentions for the upcoming edition of the PSL took place on Friday, November 11. Babar Azam has moved to Peshawar Zalmi after playing six seasons for Karachi Kings.
PSL 2023: List of retained players for 2023 edition. Courtesy: David Wiese Twitter
By India Today Web Desk: The player retentions for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 edition were announced on Friday, November 11. National skipper Babar Azam is set to represent Peshawar Zalmi after spending six seasons with the Karachi Kings.
Shoaib Malik, who was with the Zalmi, has moved to the Kings. Right-hander Haider Ali has also made a shift from the Zalmi to the Kings for the upcoming season.
Before the player’s draft, teams were allowed to assemble eight players. Teams can extend their squad to 16 – Three each in Gold, Diamond and Platinum categories, five in Silver, two emerging and a maximum of two Supplementary categories.
In the draft, all the six teams will have the Right to Match card where they will be able to pick one released player before the retentions.
“Today we have checked another box on our journey towards the HBL Pakistan Super League 8. It gives me immense pleasure that the HBL PSL has transformed into one of the most successful and sought after leagues, and the interest and willingness of the T20 superstars from around the world to be a part of it is a testimony,” PSL Tournament Director Usman Wahla was quoted as saying in PCB’s official website.
List of players traded and retained players for PSL 2023:
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Colin Munro and Paul Stirling
Karachi Kings: Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan and Qasim Akram
Lahore Qalandars: Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan and Haris Rauf
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Abbas Afridi and Ihsanullah
Peshawar Zalmi: Babar Azam, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad and Tom-Kohler Cadmore
Quetta Gladiators: Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naveen ul Haq, Umar Akmal and Will Smeed