PSL2023 will feature Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Thushara

The six Pakistan Super League franchises teams get a chance to increase the number of players per side to 20 in the replacement draft that took place over a conference call on Wednesday.

The six teams added players to their squads in the third and fourth supplementary pick rounds before naming replacements for the players who were partially or fully unavailable. Each side got a chance to pick a maximum of one foreign cricketer in the two supplementary rounds.

Quetta Gladiators reserved their pick for Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga, and he will leave the PSL on March 3 due to Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand. According to the report that was released by the PCB, Afganistan players may not be available to their teams for a brief duration due to potential international commitments. As a result, the Quetta Gladiators chose Nuwan Thushara to replace Naveen ul Haq. Also, Lahore Qalandars’ Jordan Cox was replaced with Kusal Mendis.

Supplementary and replacements picks on Wednesday (25 January 2023):

Peshawar Zalmi – Supplementary: Khurram Shahzad and Haris Sohail. Replacement: Richard Gleeson
Lahore Qalandars – Supplementary: Ahsan Bhatti. Replacement: Sam Billings, Shane Dadswell and Kusal Mendis
Islamabad United – Supplementary: Tom Curran and Zafar Gohar. Replacement: Gus Atkinson and Tymal Mills
Karachi Kings – Supplementary: Ben Cutting and Musa Khan. Replacement: Faisal Akram
Quetta Gladiators – Supplementary: Qais Ahmed and Saud Shakeel. Replacement: Dwaine Pretorius, Will Jacks and Nuwan Thushara
Multan Sultans – Supplementary: Kieron Pollard and Ammad Butt. Replacement: Wayne Parnell and Izharulhaq Naveed.

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