PSL is the abbreviation of Pakistan Super League. It is the most popular tournament in Pakistan. It is also one of the most viewed domestic T20 competitions in the world. However, it is a franchise-based league. PSL started it’s a journey in 2016. During the initial editions, 5 teams used to play in this competition. But now 6 teams battles for the trophy. In addition to this, Islamabad United is the most successful team in tournament history. So many Pakistani as well as foreign cricketers played in this tournament. In this article, we will reveal you the list of the highest-paid PSL players.
# List of the Highest-Paid PSL Players:
|Shahid Afridi||Pakistan||140,000 USD|
|Misbah Ul Haq||Pakistan||140,000 USD|
|Shane Watson||Australia||140,000 USD|
|Shoaib Malik||Pakistan||140,000 USD|
|Dwayne Bravo||West Indies (Trinidad)||140,000 USD|
|AB De Villiers||South Africa||140,000 USD|
|Andre Russell||West Indies (Jamaica)||125,000 USD|
|Sarfraz Ahmed||Pakistan||125,000 USD|
|Babar Azam||Pakistan||125,000 USD|
|Fakhar Zaman||Pakistan||125,000 USD|
# Let’s Discuss Broadly About The Highest-Paid Players in PSL (Top Six):
One of the greatest ever T20 player in Pakistan as well as in the world. He can bat, he can bowl, he can lead as well. Moreover, he has enormous popularity to the fans. Especially, the Pakistani cricket lovers go crazy whenever he comes to the crease. The hard hitter batsman is one of the highest-paid players in the PSL. Peshawar Zalmi picked this leg-spinning all-rounder for $140,000. He was also the first cricketer to receive that much big amount of money is the history of the PSL.
#Misbah Ul Haq:
Another Pakistani legend who gets his place in this list. The former Pakistan National Team skipper also got the enormous amount of $140,000 when Islamabad United picked him. In turn, he didn’t disappoint the United fans. He led them to the trophy as the captain of the side. Despite he was a test match specialist during the end of his career, he played superbly in this competition.
Such a popular name in cricket. The Australian all-rounder played in numerous T20 leagues around the globe. Just like the other leagues he also made a huge impact playing in this competition. The hard-hitting Aussie helped Quetta winning the latest edition of this tournament. He also ended up as the highest run-scorer of that edition. Besides, he also featured for Sydney Thunders, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers of Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Dhaka Dynamites and so many other franchises. Wherever, he went, he got success.
A Caribbean legend of the game. This guy provides runs as a batsman, he delivers wickets as a bowler and he also takes magnificent catches as a fielder. He is definitely all in one package. He also received $140,000 when Zalmi won the battle in the auction to add him in their squad.
Another Pakistani on the list. Malik is a big and popular name in all formats of cricket. He is one of the best ever batsmen in Pakistan cricket history. He played for Multan Sultans in the PSL and earned $140,000 for representing them. Apart from this, he also featured for Hobart Hurricanes, Comilla Victorians, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors.
#AB de Villiers:
The biggest of all names. The best ever T20 player in history. Wherever, he goes, he makes the crowd insane with his spectacular shots. Mr 360 degree is an absolute brand of this game. He also sits among the highest-paid PSL players of all time for getting $140,000 while playing for Lahore Qalandars. The South African sensation has also played in so many different franchises around the globe. The list includes Royal Challengers Bangalore, Titans, Barbados Tridents, Rangpur Riders, Spartans etc.