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IPL 2023: All 10 Teams Complete List of Updated Foreign Players

Rashid Khan, the current best overseas player as we look at the complete list of foreign players in IPL 2023. 

In the tournament filled with at least 55% Indian players, the overseas players bring a lot of excitement to the tournament. While Indian players are a mixed bag with a good mix of experienced and young Indian players, Overseas players are mostly experienced as only the best from around the world are auctioned in the tournament.

The year 2023 sees a total of 79 overseas players in IPL. Except for Punjab Kings, every team has 8 overseas players in their squad. The teams usually select 4 strong overseas players first based on what their team composition looks like. Then they select four backup overseas players in case any of the primary overseas players aren’t available.

With a few injury concerns this year, we would be seeing some of the star overseas players being ruled out of the competition. So, what’s the updated foreign players list for all 10 teams for IPL 2023? Well, let’s break down the list of All 10 teams in a systematic manner.

All Teams Foreign Players List for IPL 2023:

The first team on the list is Chennai Super Kings. CSK have mostly invested in all-rounders or bowlers when it comes to overseas players. The team has 1 wicket-keeper, 4 all-rounders, and 3 bowlers at the moment. However, there’s news out there that Kyle Jamieson is injured, and won’t be a part of IPL 2023. Pacer Sisanda Magala has replaced him in the squad. 

#1: Chennai Super Kings Overseas Players for IPL 2023:

Devon Conway [wk], Ben Stokes, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana & Sisanda Magala

Delhi Capitals are one of the three teams to have an overseas captain in their squad. With Pant ruled out, David Warner shall be leading the squad. Other than Warner, Delhi purchased Rille Rossouw and Phil Salt from the Auction, and retained six overseas players. So, here’s the list of Delhi Capitals’ overseas players for IPL 2023.

#2: Delhi Capitals Overseas Players for IPL 2023:

David Warner [c], Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt [wk], Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi & Mustafizur Rahman

Coming to Gujarat Giants, they got three new overseas players in their rooster in the form of Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, and Joshua Little. However, Kane Williamson is injured, and is replaced by Dasun Shanaka. Other than these, Gujarat Titans have 1 finisher, 1 middle-order batter, 2 spinners, and 1 pacer.

#3: Gujarat Titans Overseas Players for IPL 2023:

Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Matthew Wade [wk], Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua Little, Noor Ahmad & Rashid Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders got two overseas wicket-keepers in their squad for IPL 2023. Also, except for Roy, Russel, Narine, and Southee, KKR got another three new overseas players in the form of Lockie Ferguson, and David Wiese. So, here’s the list of KKR overseas players for IPL 2023.

#4: Kolkata Knight Riders Overseas Players for IPL 2023:

Jason Roy, Johnson Charles [wk], Rahmanullah Gurbaz [wk], Andre Russell, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson & Tim Southee 

Lucknow Super Giants invested heavily in Nicholas Pooran in the IPL 2023 Auction. Other than Pooran, Lucknow got Dan Sams, Naveen Ul Haq, and Romario Shephard in their squad, and retained 4 overseas players in their squad. So, here’s the list of overseas players for LSG for IPL 2023.

#5: Lucknow Super Giants Overseas Players for IPL 2023:

Nicholas Pooran [wk], Quinton de Kock [wk], Daniel Sams, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Romario Shephard, Mark Wood & Naveen Ul-Haq

Mumbai Indians invested heavily in overseas pacers for IPL 2023. Apart from Archer, MI got Riley Meredith and Jason Behrendorff. However, it seems Jhye Richardson is already ruled out of IPL 2023. In addition to pacers, MI have 1 batter, 2 finishers, and 2 all-rounders. This also includes their most expensive player, Cameron Green.

#6: Mumbai Indians Overseas Players for IPL 2023:

Dewald Brevis, Tim David, Tristan Stubbs [wk], Cameron Green, Duan Jansen, Chris Jordan, Jason Behrendorff & Riley Meredith

The Punjab Kings are the only team to have only 7 overseas players in their side. Apart from retaining Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Matthew Short and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, PBKS invested only in all-rounders Sam Curran and Sikandar Raza in the IPL 2023 Auction.

#7: Punjab Kings Overseas Players for IPL 2023: 

Bhanuka Rajapaksa [wk], Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Kagiso Rabada & Nathan Ellis

For Rajasthan Royals, there seems to be a good overhaul of overseas players. They retained four overseas players in the form of Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, and Shimron Hetmyer and purchased four new overseas in the form of Jason Holder, Joe Root, Donavan Ferreira, and Adam Zampa.

#8: Rajasthan Royals Overseas Players for IPL 2023:

Joe Root, Shimron Hetmyer, Donavon Ferreira [wk], Jos Buttler [wk], Jason Holder, Adam Zampa, Obed McCoy & Trent Boult

Royal Challengers Bangalore retained as many as six overseas players in their squad including their overseas Captain Faf du Plessis. With such a solid strategy and a clear thought process, they only bought two more overseas players in the form of Will Jacks and Reece Topley. However, Jacks, Willey, and Topley have been ruled out of IPL 2023, and their place Michael Bracewell and Wayne Parnell got an opportunity. 

#9: Royal Challengers Bangalore Overseas Players for IPL 2023: 

Faf du Plessis [c], Finn Allen [wk], Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood & Wayne Parnell

Finally, we have the Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are the third and last team to have an overseas Captain in the form of Aiden Markram. SRH retained only four overseas players ahead of the Auction, and brought four new players in the form of Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, Harry Brook, and Heinrich Klaasen.

#10: Sunrisers Hyderabad Overseas Players for IPL 2023:

Aiden Markram [c], Harry Brook, Heinrich Klaasen [wk], Glenn Phillips [wk], Marco Jansen, Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein & Fazalhaq Farooqi

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