Highest Paid Players In The Pakistan Super League

Highest Paid Players In The Pakistan Super League

The Pakistan Super League is a professional cricket league that houses some of the richest athletes in the country. The league was founded on 9 September 2015 with five teams by the Pakistan Cricket Board. As with other sports leagues, the PSL has diverse payment structures for players based on their skills and achievements. In this article, we’ll highlight everything you need to know about the Pakistan Super League salaries.


Platinum Category

Babar Azam Pakistan

In the Pakistan Super League 2023, the Platinum category is considered to be the most prestigious and features the top-paid players in the league. These players are awarded a salary of $170,000 USD (PKR 3 crore), and teams are only allowed to select a maximum of three players from this category in the draft. This category comprises some of the most elite players in the world, such as the current number one T20 batsman Babar Azam.

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Babar Azam Karachi Kings $170,000
Imad Wasim Karachi Kings $170,000
Chris Jordan Karachi Kings $170,000
Hasan Ali Islamabad United $170,000
Asif Ali Islamabad United $170,000
Colin Munro Islamabad United $170,000
Shaheen Shah Afridi Lahore Qalandars $170,000
Rashid Khan Lahore Qalandars $170,000
Fakhar Zaman Lahore Qalandars $170,000
Sarfraz Ahmed Quetta Gladiators $170,000
James Vince Quetta Gladiators $170,000
Jason Roy Quetta Gladiators $170,000
Wahab Riaz Peshawar Zalmi $170,000
Liam Livingstone Peshawar Zalmi $170,000
Hazar Ullah Zazai Peshawar Zalmi $170,000
Muhammad Rizwan Multan Sultan $170,000
Rille Rossouw Multan Sultan $170,000
Tim David Multan Sultan $170,000


Diamond Category

Mohammad Amir Pakistan

The Diamond category is the second most expensive category, with players earning $85,000 USD (PKR 1.5 crore) each. While each franchise is allowed to select up to three players from this category, Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators received an additional pick in the PSL Mini Draft. A total of 20 players, including notable bowlers such as Muhammad Amir and Shadab Khan, have been selected in the Diamond category for the league.

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Imran Tahir Multan Sultans $85,000
Sohaib Maqsood Multan Sultans $85,000
David Willey Multan Sultans $85,000
Shadab Khan Islamabad United $85,000
Faheem Ashraf Islamabad United $85,000
Marchant de Lange Islamabad United $85,000
Mohammad Hafeez Lahore Qalandars $85,000
Haris Rauf Lahore Qalandars $85,000
David Wiese Lahore Qalandars $85,000
Mohammad Nawaz Quetta Gladiators $85,000
Iftikhar Ahmad Quetta Gladiators $85,000
James Faulkner Quetta Gladiators $85,000
Shimron Hetmyer Quetta Gladiators $85,000
Shoaib Malik Peshawar Zalmi $85,000
Sherfane Rutherford Peshawar Zalmi $85,000
Haider Ali Peshawar Zalmi $85,000
Mohammad Amir Karachi Kings $85,000
M. Nabi Karachi Kings $85,000
Lewis Gregory Karachi Kings $85,000


Gold Category

Shahid Afridi on Modi

The Gold category is the third tier in the PSL. Each franchise is allowed to select up to three players from this category, although Lahore Qalandars received an additional pick in the replacement round. The players in this category earn $50,000 USD (PKR 88 lac) each. The Gold category features many well-known players, such as Alex Hales and Shahid Afridi. A total of 19 players, including 5 foreign and 14 local players, have been selected in this category to compete in the 8th edition of the Pakistan Super League.

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Khushdil Shah Multan Sultans $50,000
Shahnawaz Dhani Multan Sultans $50,000
Shan Masood Multan Sultans $50,000
Alex Hales Islamabad United $50,000
Mohammad Wasim Jr. Islamabad United $50,000
Azam Khan Islamabad United $50,000
Abdullah Shafiq Lahore Qalandars $50,000
Phil Salt Lahore Qalandars $50,000
Harry Brook Lahore Qalandars $50,000
Ben Dunk Lahore Qalandars $50,000
Shahid Afridi Quetta Gladiators $50,000
Mohammad Hasnain Quetta Gladiators $50,000
Naseem Shah Quetta Gladiators $50,000
Saqib Mehmood Peshawar Zalmi $50,000
Hussain Talat Peshawar Zalmi $50,000
Usman Qadir Peshawar Zalmi $50,000
Joe Clarke Karachi Kings $50,000
Sharjeel Khan Karachi Kings $50,000
Aamer Yamin Karachi Kings $50,000


Silver Category

The Silver category is the second least expensive category in the Pakistan Super League, with players earning $25,000 USD (PKR 44 lac) each. This category is made up of above-average players who are not quite known as those in the higher categories. A total of 40 players have been selected in the Silver category, with 13 of them being foreign players and the remaining being local players.

Player Name Team Salary (USD)
Rumman Raees Multan Sultans $25,000
Asif Afridi Multan Sultans $25,000
Anwar Ali Multan Sultans $25,000
Rovman Powell Multan Sultans $25,000
Imran Khan Sr. Multan Sultans $25,000
Rizwan Hussain Multan Sultans $25,000
Johnson Charles Multan Sultans $25,000
Dominic Drakes Multan Sultans $25,000
Paul Stirling Islamabad United $25,000
Muhammad Akhlaq Islamabad United $25,000
Reece Topley Islamabad United $25,000
Danish Aziz Islamabad United $25,000
Zafar Gohar Islamabad United $25,000
Musa Khan Islamabad United $25,000
Zahir Khan Islamabad United $25,000
Umar Akmal Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Sohail Tanvir Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Ben Duckett Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Khurram Shehzad Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Luke Wood Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Will Smeed Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Ali Imran Quetta Gladiators $25,000
Muhammad Ilyas Karachi Kings $25,000
Umaid Asif Karachi Kings $25,000
Rohail Nazir Karachi Kings $25,000
Muhammad Imran Jr. Karachi Kings $25,000
Sahibzada Farhan Karachi Kings $25,000
Jordan Thompson Karachi Kings $25,000
Sohail Akhtar Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Ahmad Daniyal Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Zeeshan Ashraf Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Dean Foxcroft Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Kamran Ghulam Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Mohammad Imran Randhawa Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Akif Javed Lahore Qalandars $25,000
Tom Kohler-Cadmore Peshawar Zalmi $25,000
Salman Irshad Peshawar Zalmi $25,000
Arshad Iqbal Peshawar Zalmi $25,000
Sameen Gul Peshawar Zalmi $25,000
Kamran Akmal Peshawar Zalmi $25,000


Emerging Players

The last category in the salaries of PSL players is the emerging players. Here, players in the category receive $7,500 each.

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