PSL produces local player talent who makes big-name afterward, such as Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and many more. In the 5th edition, the names of local players categorized are as follows:
PSL PLATINUM CATEGORY 2020
Local players in this category include the No.1 t20 batsman Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Star Icon Sahid Afridi, Pacer Muhammad Aamir, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Hafeez & Sarfaraz Ahmed. Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Irfan, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Kamran Akmal, Muhammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir also included
PSL DIAMOND CATEGORY 2020
Yasir Shah, Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Ali, Usman Shenwari, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Muhammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam Ul Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed
PSL GOLD CATEGORY 2020
Aizaz Cheema, Anwar Ali, Umar Amin, Sohail Khan, Awais Zia, Hammad Azam, Aamir Yamin, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Shan Masood, Sohail Akhtar, Sohaib Maqsood, Muhammad Sami, Muhammad Hasnain, Muhammad Abbas, Shakeel Ansar, Sahibzada Farhan, Salman Butt, Rahat Ali, Saad Ali, Rumman Raees.
PSL SILVER CATEGORY 2020
Agha Salman, Ahsan Ali, Usama Mir, Umar Siddiqui, Umaid Asif, Samiullah, Saud Shakil, Ammad Butt, Ali Shafiq, Ghulam Mudassar, Danish Aziz, Gohar Ali, Hasan Khan, Ibtesam Sheikh, Sameen Gul, Noman Ali, Rizwan Hussain, Jaahid Ali, Jalat Khan, Jamal Anwar, Khalid Usman, Naseem Shah, Muhammad Musa, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Muhammad Khan Jr., Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Asghar.
PSL EMERGING PLAYERS 2020
For emerging players, names of local players includes; Ali Imran, Umar Khan, Umair Maqsood, Abrar Ahmed, Muhammad Azam Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Nabi Gul, Muhammad Junaid, Muhammad Ilyas.
These are the initial list of local players categorized for PSL 5 draft, some players who are not the part of PSL 4, injured or banned from playing cricket such as Sharjeel Khan, Imran Nazir, Umar Gul, will be included in the final list of local players categorized for the draft of PSL 5.