Overseas players for the 2023 Vitality Blast – ECB

The T20 Blast, a domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in England and Wales, allows each team to field up to two overseas players in their playing XI.

Overseas players are players who are not eligible to play for England or Wales and are not domestic players.

Having overseas players in the T20 Blast allows teams to add international quality and experience to their squads, which can be a big advantage in the highly competitive tournament.

Also Check: T20 Blast 2023 Points Table

Overseas players often bring a wealth of T20 experience from playing in various T20 leagues around the world and can help to mentor and guide young domestic players.

Over the years, many famous international players have played in the T20 Blast as overseas players, including AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, and Dale Steyn.

In recent years, the league has also attracted top T20 talent from around the world, including players from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the Caribbean.

The presence of overseas players in the T20 Blast has undoubtedly enhanced the profile of the competition and has made it more exciting for cricket fans in England and Wales.

All Team Overseas players List in T20 Blast 2023 or County Cricket Ins and Outs: Signings and departures for 2023 season

Derbyshire 2023 Overseas Players

Player NameCountry
Suranga LakmalSri Lanka
Haider AliPakistan


Zak Chappell (Nottinghamshire) 
Matt LambWarwickshire) 


Mikey Cohen Released
Alex Hughes Retired
Shan Masood Yorkshire
Dustin Melton Released

Durham 2023 Overseas Players:

Player NameCountry
David BedinghamSouth Africa
Tristan Stubbs South Africa, Vitality Blast


Bas de Leede Free Agent
Brandon Glover Free Agent
Ollie Robinson Kent
Nathan Sowter Middlesex


Sean Dickson Somerset
Chris Rushworth  Warwickshire
Matt Salisbury Leicestershire

Essex 2023 Overseas Players:

Player NameCountry
Simon Harmer South Africa
Daniel Sams Australia, Vitality Blast


Jack Plom Released
Adam Wheater Retired

Glamorgan 2023 Overseas Players:

Colin Ingram South Africa
Marnus LabuschagneAustralia
Michael Neser () Australia


Harry Podmore Kent
Zain-ul-HassanSouth Asian Cricket Academy


Lukas Carey Released
Joe Cooke Released
Tom Cullen Released
Michael Hogan Kent
Tegid Phillips Released
Ruaidhri Smith Released
James WeighellReleased

Gloucestershire 2023 Overseas Players:

Zafar Gohar Pakistan
Marcus Harris Australia


Marchant de Lange Somerset


Ian Cockbain Released
Ryan HigginsMiddlesex
Benny HowellHampshire

Hampshire 2023 Overseas Players:

Mohammad Abbas Pakistan
Kyle Abbott South Africa
Nathan Ellis Australia, Vitality Blast
Ben McDermott Australia, Vitality Blast


Benny Howell Gloucestershire

Kent 2023 Overseas Players:

George Linde South Africa
Kane Richardson Australia, Vitality Blast


Joey Evison Nottinghamshire
Michael Hogan Glamorgan


Matt Milnes Yorkshire
Harry Podmore Glamorgan
Ollie Robinson Durham
Darren Stevens Released

Lancashire 2023 Overseas Players:

Colin de Grandhomme New Zealand, April to July
Daryl MitchellNew Zealand, 11 May to end of July


Liam HurtReleased

Leicestershire 2023 Overseas Players:

Wiaan Mulder South Africa
Ajinkya RahaneIndia, from June, LV= Insurance County Championship and One-Day Cup
Naveen-ul-Haq(Afghanistan, Vitality Blast)


Sol BudingerNottinghamshire
Matt Salisbury Durham


Hassan Azad Released
Sam Bates Released
Nat Bowley Released
Alex Evans Released
Gavin Griffiths Released
Ben MikeYorkshire
George Rhodes  Released
Abi Sakande Released

Middlesex 2023 Overseas Players:

Pieter MalanSouth Africa


Ryan HigginsGloucestershire


Nathan Sowter Durham

Northamptonshire 2023 Overseas Players:

Chris Lynn Australia, Vitality Blast
AJ Tye Vitality Blast
Sam Whiteman Australia, until the end of August


Ollie Sale Somerset
David Willey Yorkshire


Nathan Buck Retired
Ben Curran Released
Brandon Glover Released
Charlie Thurston Released

Nottinghamshire 2023 Overseas Players:

Colin Munro New Zealand, Vitality Blast
Dane PatersonSouth Africa


Tom Loten Yorkshire
Olly StoneWarwickshire


Sol BudingerLeicestershire
Zak ChappellDerbyshire
Joey EvisonKent

Somerset 2023 Overseas Players:

Matt Henry New Zealand, 11 May to end of July
Peter SiddleAustralia, until end of July


Shoaib Bashir Berkshire
Sean Dickson Durham
Tom Kohler-Cadmore Yorkshire


Marchant de Lange Gloucestershire
Ollie SaleNorthamptonshire
Max WallerRetired

Surrey 2023 Overseas Players:

Sean AbbottAustralia, until end of July
Sunil NarineWest Indies, Vitality Blast
Kemar Roach(West Indies, first six matches


Dom SibleyWarwickshire

Sussex 2023 Overseas Players:

Shadab KhanPakistan, Vitality Blast
Nathan McAndrew Australia, April to July)
Cheteshwar PujaraIndia
Steve SmithAustralia, LV= Insurance County Championship, 4-18 May


Luke WrightRetired

Warwickshire 2023 Overseas Players:

Hasan Ali Pakistan, until end of July
Glenn Maxwell Australia, Vitality Blast
Paul StirlingIreland, Vitality Blast, until Glenn Maxwell arrives


Moeen AliWorcestershire
Ed BarnardWorcestershire
Chris RushworthDurham


Adam HoseWorcestershire
Matt LambDerbyshire
Dom Sibley Surrey
Ryan SidebottomReleased
Olly StoneNottinghamshire

Worcestershire 2023 Overseas Players:

Azhar AliPakistan
Michael Bracewell New Zealand, Vitality Blast
Mitchell SantnerNew Zealand, Vitality Blast)


Adam HoseWarwickshire
Matthew WaiteYorkshire


Moeen AliWarwickshire
Jacques BantonReleased
Ed Barnard Warwickshire
Josh DellReleased
Tom FellReleased

Yorkshire 2023 Overseas Players

Shan MasoodPakistan
Neil Wagner New Zealand, LV= Insurance County Championship until end of July) 
David WieseNamibia, Vitality Blast


Jafer ChohanBerkshire
Mickey Edwards Free Agent
Ben MikeLeicestershire
Matt MilnesKent


Gary Ballance Released
Tom Kohler-Cadmore Somerset
Tom Loten Nottinghamshire
Steven Patterson Retired
Harry Sullivan Released
Josh Sullivan  Released
Matthew Waite Worcestershire
David Willey Northamptonshire

Frequently Asked Questions About Overseas Players T20 Blast

Which overseas players will feature in the 2023 Vitality Blast?

This year’s Vitality Blast promises to be one of the biggest ever, with stars from all over the globe coming to The Incora County Ground and Queen’s Park this summer. …
Colin de Grandhomme.
AJ Tye.
Wiaan Mulder
Glen Maxwell.
Harry Brook.