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Updated: 27 February 2023

IPL (Indian Premier League) vs PSL (Pakistan Super League) 2023: Player Salaries Comparison. The Indian Premier League can in no way be compared to any other cricket league in the world, and the BCCI does not allow its players to participate in any other global T20 league as they compensate for it with the money paid alone in the IPL.

On the other hand, the PSL is a much smaller franchise-level T20 league where the highest caliber of players are grouped under the Platinum section and earn the maximum amount of $170,000. 

The sponsorship money of the entire Pakistan Super League (PSL) is hardly the auction purse of 4 franchises in the IPL, and even the prize money of the PSL winners is nearly 3-3.5 crores, which is not even equal to many players’ signing amounts. 

The purse for IPL franchises is 95 crores, with the highest bidders earning up to 15 to 16 crores, such as KL Rahul in the 2022 edition for 17 crores and Sam Curran this year for 18.5 crores in the 2023 mini-auction. 

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Highest Salary Of PSL 2023

Players NameCountryFranchise Price
Shadab KhanPakistanIslamabad United1,70,000$
Alex HalesEnglandIslamabad United1,70,000$
Rahmanullah GurbazAfghanistan Islamabad United1,50,000$
Haider AliPakistanKarachi Kings1,70,000$
Matthew WadeAustralia Karachi Kings1,70,000$
Shaheen AfridiPakistanLahore Qalandars1,70,000$
Rashid KhanAfghanistan Lahore Qalandars1,70,000$ 
Fakhar ZamanPakistanLahore Qalandars1,70,000$
Mohammad RizwanPakistanMultan Sultans1,70,000$
David MillerSouth AfricaMultan Sultans1,70,000$
Joshua LittleIrelandMultan Sultans1,70,000$
Babar AzamPakistanPeshawar Zalmi1,70,000$
Bhanuka RajapaksaSriLankaPeshawar Zalmi1,70,000$
Rovman PowellWest IndiesPeshawar Zalmi1,70,000$
Mohammad NawazPakistanQuetta Gladiators 1,70,000$
Wanindu HasarangaSriLankaQuetta Gladiators 1,70,000$
Naseem ShahPakistanQuetta Gladiators 1,70,000$
Imran TahirSouth AfricaKarachi Kings1,70,000$

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Salary Comparison of Players In IPL And PSL 2023

The IPL selects its players through a bidding war in the auction room, while the PSL selects its players through a draft method from a list of players ranked under different categories of fixed money groups called Platinum ($170,000), Diamond ($85,000$), Gold (50,000$), Silver ( 25000$) and Newcomers (7500$). 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz60,453$1,50,000$
Fazalhaq Farooqi60,453$1,30,000$
Moeen Ali9,67,250$1,30,000$
Matthew Wade2,90,175$1,70,000$
Rashid Khan18,13,595$1,70,000$
David Wiese1,20,906$1,30,000$
Harry Brook16,02,010$25,000$
Sikander Raza60,453$60,000$
Rilee Rossouw5,56,170$1,50,000$
Tim David9,97,477$60,000$
David Miller3,62,720$1,70,000$
Joshua Little5,31,988$1,70,000$
Akeal Hosein1,20,906$60,000$
Adil Rashid2,41,813$1,30,000$
Bhanuka Rajapaksa60,453$1,70,000$
Rovman Powell3,38,538$1,70,000$
Wanindu Hasaranga12,99,743$1,70,000$
Odean Smith60,453$1,30,000$