The upcoming 8th edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will begin on February 13th, but England leg-spinner Adil Rashid and aggressive batsman Harry Brook will not be participating in the tournament. Both players were acquired by Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars respectively, but will miss the entire competition due to their commitments with the English team. On the other hand, both players will be playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) this year
The Lahore Qalandars, the defending champions, will be without key players Harry Brook, Jordan Cox and Rashid Khan for the first three games of the tournament. However, both Brook and Adil Rashid have been acquired by Sun Risers Hyderabad for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, with Brook being bought for a high price of 13.25 crore rupees.
In the replacement draft, which took place on January 25, two-time champions Islamabad United picked Tymal Mills and Gus Atkinson as partial replacements, and Zafar Gohar and Tom Curran as supplementary replacements. The 2021 champions Multan Sultans got Wayne Parnell and Izharulhaq Naveed as partial replacements, and Amad Butt and Kieron Pollard as supplementary replacements. Lahore Qalandars got Sam Billings, Shane Dadswell and Kusal Mendis as partial replacements and Ahsan Bhatti as supplementary replacement.
The list of unavailable players is below, while the players like Aaron Finch, Ahmad Shahzad, Ben Cutting, Ammad Butt, Lungi Nigidi, and Shakib ul Hassan could be considered during mini Draft.#PSL2023 #HBLPSL8 #PSL8 pic.twitter.com/X6gtrQPEsn— Shaharyar Ejaz ? (@SharyOfficial) January 25, 2023
|Multan Sultans||Wayne Parnell, Izharulhaq Naveed|
|Islamabad United||Tymal Mills, Gus Atkinson|
|Lahore Qalandars||Sam Billings, Shane Dadswell, Kusal Mendis|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Richard Gleeson|
|Karachi Kings||Faisal Akram|
|Quetta Gladiators||Dwaine Pretorius, Will Jacks, Nuwan Thushara|
In the Platinum category, Lahore Qalandars selected Sam Billings to replace Rashid Khan, while Peshawar Zalmi brought in Richard Gleeson in place of Rovman Powell. Islamabad United made changes by picking Gus Atkinson and Tymal Mills for Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Alex Hales. Multan Sultans made a change by bringing in Izharulhaq Naveed in place of David Miller. Quetta Gladiators held their pick for Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga, who will be leaving the tournament on March 3, making him available for Quetta's first six games.
|Multan Sultans||Amad Butt, Kieron Pollard|
|Islamabad United||Zafar Gohar, Tom Curran|
|Lahore Qalandars||Ahsan Bhatti|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Haris Sohail|
|Karachi Kings||Ben Cutting, Musa Khan|
|Quetta Gladiators||Saud Shakeel, Qais Ahmad|
In the Diamond category, Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi reserved their picks for Fazalhaq Farooqi and Mujeeb ur Rehman, Quetta Gladiators picked Dwaine Pretorius and Will Jacks for Odean Smith and Jason Roy.