Comparison: Player Salaries in PSL 2022 vs Player Salaries in IPL 2022

Here's everything we know!

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been making the dreams of young and upcoming players worldwide come true for seven years. People worldwide have used the platform to showcase their talents and make their way into international cricket. PSL has helped players like Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Phil Salt, and more rise to fame by providing endless opportunities.

Similarly, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been helping several star players make it big in the sporting industry. Top-class sportsperson such as Pat Cummins, David Warner, Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, Quinton de Kock, and Glenn Maxwell are some of the players that are associated with the league. 

As compared to PSL, IPL is a more established league. It can offer vast sums of money to world-class players worldwide. The money gap between the two leagues is no hidden secret, and the recently held IPL 2022 Auction has made it even more apparent.

Here is a comparison of player salaries in PSL and salaries that were drafted in the IPL auction:

PlayerBase PSL SalaryIPL Salary
Rashid Khan$130,000$2,000,000
Liam Livingstone$130,000$1,533,000
Tim David$130,000$1,100,000
Chris Jordan$130,000$480,000
David Willey$85,000$266,000
Jason Roy$130,000$266,000
Alex Hales$50,000$200,000
Mohammad Nabi$85,000$133,000
Sherfane Rutherford$85,000$133,000
Noor Ahmed$25,000$40,000


It is pertinent to mention that players will have to play almost double the number of matches in IPL compared to PSL due to the number of teams involved. There are six teams in PSL, while IPL 2022 will be a 10-team event. Both tournaments follow a double round-robin format, meaning that all teams play every other team twice in the league stage.

Here is a criteria breakdown used by PSL to offer salaries to players:

CategorySalary Range


According to reports, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja and the six franchise owners held a meeting before the start of PSL 7. The topic of discussion in the meeting was to adopt an auction model to increase players’ salary cap to attract more world-class players to the league. However, the negotiations were not fruitful due to the lack of financial power of the franchises. While the auction model isn’t in the cards for PSL at the moment, experts believe that the league will shift to it soon.

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