PSL 8 Replacement Draft Announced!

PSL 8 replacement draft announced as PCB confirms the news on this matter. Today, PCB released information regarding the unavailability of players subject to selection for the national team. Many important players including Rashid Khan, Alex Hales, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Jason Roy are not completely available for the upcoming season of PSL.


Additionally, PSL franchises revealed their preference for other players in place of replaced players. The list of players replaced and the replacement players in place them is given below:

Lahore Qalandars Rashid Khan Sam Billings Partial
Peshawar Zalmi Rovman Powell Richard Gleeson Partial
Islamabad United Rahmanullah Gurbaz Gus Atkinson Partial
Islamabad United Alex Hales Tymal Mills Partial
Islamabad United Fazalhaq Farooqi Reserved Partial
Peshawar Zalmi Mujeeb Ur Rahman Peter Hatzgolou Partial
Quetta Gladiators Naveen Ul Haq Nuwan Thushara Partial
Lahore Qalandars Jordan Cox Kusal Mendis Partial
Lahore Qalandars Harry Brook Shane Dadswell Full
Multan Sultans Adil Rashid Wayne Parnell Partial / Full
Multan Sultans David Miller Izaharulhaq Naveed Partial
Quetta Gladiators Wanindu Hasaranga Reserved Partial
Quetta Gladiators Odean Smith Dwain Pretorious Partial
Quetta Gladiators Jason Roy Will Jacks Partial
Multan Sultans Akeal Hosein Reserved Partial
Multan Sultans Tim David Reserved Partial
Karachi Kings Tabraiz Shamsi Faisal Akram Partial
Islamabad United Moon Ali Rassie van der Dussen Partial

Among the players mentioned above, only Harry Brook is off the PSL 8 player list. Harry Brook being an English cricketer will play for his national team. The clash between PSL and the international series of countries whose players were drafted for PSL teams worsens the situation. Meanwhile, most of the players will remain partially unavailable for PSL due to their own national cricket matches.

Moreover, the availability of Adil Rashid is not fully confirmed. His participation in England national matches will determine his role in PSL 2023. Moreover, the PSL 8 replacement draft brings us to the replacements of partially or completely unavailable players for PSL 2023. Famous cricketers like Kusal Mendis, Wayne Parnell, and Sam Billing are about to take part in this season.


Why is there a replacement draft for PSL 8?

The replacement draft for PSL 8 has been announced to provide teams with the opportunity to address any player roster changes necessitated by injuries, unavailability, or other unforeseen circumstances. This ensures a competitive and balanced tournament where teams can field their best possible lineups.

How will the replacement draft work?

 The replacement draft will follow a structured process where teams can nominate players they wish to replace due to various reasons. Eligible players, who are not part of the current PSL season, will be available for selection. Teams will take turns to make their picks, adhering to the draft order, thus allowing them to bolster their squads as needed.

When will the replacement draft take place?

The replacement draft for PSL 8 is scheduled to take place on [Date]. It will be a virtual event, and cricket enthusiasts can tune in to witness the proceedings as teams strategically select the players they believe will contribute to their success.


The PSL 8 replacement draft marks an essential phase in the tournament, demonstrating the organizers’ commitment to maintaining the tournament’s integrity and competitiveness.

As teams navigate the dynamic landscape of player availability, this draft presents a platform for them to strengthen their squads and make strategic choices that could potentially shape the course of the tournament. Cricket fans worldwide can look forward to an engaging event as teams gear up for an exciting remainder of the PSL 8 season.