Six franchise finalised squad for sixth edition
The drafting process for the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) concluded end on Sunday where all six franchises formed their teams for the sixth edition of the cash-rich T20 competition.
Star fast-bowler Hasan Ali joined Islamabad United in one of the marquee signings of the day whereas explosive West Indies’ batsman Chris Gayle was drafted by Quetta Gladiators.
Afghanistan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan joined last season’s finalist Lahore Qalandars’ as their star signing of the day.
Australia’s explosive batsman Chris Lynn was signed by Multan Sultans for the PSL’s 2021 edition.
From the local available talent, in-form all-rounder Salman Ali Agha was signed by the Qalandars whereas young pacer Shahnawaz Dhani was drafted by the Sultans.
Some notable names went unsold as well which included veteran pacer Junaid Khan and opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad.
The tournament will commence from February 20 at the National Stadium in Karachi whereas the final will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March 22.
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Carlos Brathwaite is the final pick of the day for Multan Sultans.
Ahmed Daniyal is Lahore Qalandars’ final pick of the day.
Left-arm pacer Akif Javed is Islamabad United’s last pick of the day.
Usman Khan is Quetta Gladiators’ final pick of the day.
Young pacer Amir Khan becomes Peshawar Zalmi’s final pick of the day.
Multan Sultans pick veteran pacer Imran Khan as their last Supplementary round.
Karachi Kings pick Afghanistan’s Noor Ahmed in the Supplementary round.
England all-rounder Joe Denly joins Lahore Qalandars in the Supplementary category.
England pacer Chris Jordan joins Islamabad United in the Supplementary category.
All-rounder Ravi Bopara, who played for Multan Sultans last season, will play for Peshawar Zalmi next season.
South Africa’s veteran pacer Dale Steyn joins Quetta Gladiators in the Supplementary category.
Supplementary round picks to begin now.
Aarish Ali Khan joins Quetta Gladiators in the Emerging category.
Ahmed Safi Abdullah rejoins Islamabad United for the next season.
Multan Sultans pick Sindh’s right-arm pacer Muhammad Umar.
Peshawar Zalmi pick left-arm pacer Mohammad Imran in the Emerging category.
Muhammad Zaid rejoins Lahore Qalandars in the Emerging category.
Zaid Alam joins Lahore Qalandars in the Emerging category.
Pacer Muhammad Waseem joins Islamabad United.
Maaz Khan rejoins Lahore Qalandars in the Emerging category.
Young all-rounder Qasim Akram joins Karachi Kings in the Emerging category.
Mystery finger spinner Abrar Ahmed joins Peshawar Zalmi.
Young right-arm pacer from Larkana Shahnawaz Dhani joins Multan Sultans in the Emerging category.
Saim Ayub joins Quetta Gladiators in the Emerging category.
Emerging players drafting to begin now.
Peshawar Zalmi joins tall left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan in the Silver category.
Adam Lyth rejoins Multan Sultans in the Silver category.
Zeeshan Malik joins Karachi Kings in the Silver category pick.
Left-arm pacer Sohaiullah joins Multan Sultans in the Silver Category.
Southern Punjab’s all-rounder Mohammad Imran rejoins Peshawar Zalmi in the Silver category.
Mohammad Faizan joins Lahore Qalandars in the Silver category.
The man in-form from Southern Punjab, Salman Ali Agha, joins Lahore Qalandars for the next edition in the Silver category.
Mohammad Ilyas, who represented Multan Sultans in the previous editions, will play for Karachi Kings in the upcoming season after being drafted in the Silver category.
Abdul Nasir from Balochistan joins Quetta Gladiators in the Silver category.
Veteran all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed joins Islamabad United for the next season.
Hard-hitting veteran middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood joins Multan Sultans.
Imam-ul-Haq returns to Peshawar Zalmi in the Silver category.
Young Afghan leg-spinner Qais Ahmed will be in the dugout of Quetta Gladiators in the next edition of the PSL.
Peshawar Zalmi sign Saqib Mahmood, the England fast-bowler in the Silver category.
Islamabad United sign Reece Topley in the Silver category.
Multan Sultans drafted wicketkeeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan who was released by Karachi Kings.
All-rounder Danish Aziz has been drafted by Karachi Kings.
The Silver round picks for Lahore Qalandars are Tom Abell and Zeeshan Ashraf.
Islamabad United have selected Pakistan’s Under-19 captain and batsman Rohail Nazir in their side.
Peshawar Zalmi’s selection for this round is Umaid Asif.
Medium fast-bowler Sohail Khan goes to Multan Sultans.
Quetta Gladiators’ pick is all-rounder Cameron Delport, who has played for different outfits in the PSL.
The Silver round begins and Karachi Kings have selected England’s Joe Clarke.
Phil Salt returns to Islamabad United as a Gold category player.
Karachi Kings have retained wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton .
The Gladiators have selected left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari in their side.
Amad Butt has joined Peshawar Zalmi from Islamabad United for this year’s competition.
Lahore Qalandars have retained spin all-rounder Samit Patel.
The draft moves into the Gold category.
United have picked former Peshawar Zalmi player Lewis Gregory as their pick.
Peshawar go for Sherfane Rutherford of West Indies as their second and final Diamond pick.
Karachi Kings select Australia all-rounder Daniel Christian as their final selection of the category.
Zalmi go for Mujeeb-ur-Rehman of Afghanistan as their first pick of the Diamond category.
Reigning champions Karachi Kings opt for Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan.
The draft moves into the Diamond category.
2019 champions Quetta Gladiators select West Indies powerhouse Chris Gayle and England’s Tom Banton in their squad.
South Africa middle order batsman David Miller picked by Peshawar Zalmi
Lahore Qalandars go for Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan in the Platinum category.
Australia’s Chris Lynn, who played for Lahore Qalandars in the previous editions, is the first pick for Multan Sultans in the Platinum category.
Islamabad United select former Peshawar Zalmi pacer Hasan Ali as its wildcard pick for the Platinum category selection.
The draft gets underway with the Platinum category and 90 seconds have been given to every franchise to make their pick.
Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani said that PSL is a force of national pride and the brand is owned by the entire nation and everyone can relate to the hardwork which went into creating the brand. He said that the fans were the biggest stakeholders as they have supported us through thick and thin during the pandemic situation. He also announced that the organisers will try to speak with the government to allow few number of fans to watch the games in the stadiums.
PCB Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan said that the Pakistan Super League continues and develops each year. He said that the tournament unites the country but divides the cities and households with franchise competing amongst themselves. He hoped that the draft goes as planned and enjoy what is to come.
Samaa TV’s very own Shoaib Jatt says Northern captain Nauman Ali should be given a chance to prove his mettle in the 2021 edition of the PSL.
نعمان ریڈ بال ہی نہیں وائٹ بال کا بھی اچھا کرکٹر ہے یہ تصویر گذشتہ برس کے بہترین ٹی ٹوئنٹی بولر بننے کے بعد کی ہے فرنچائز کو چاہئے پاکستانی ٹیلنٹ کی بھی قدر کرتے ہوئے انہیں ایک موقع ضرور دیں۔@lahoreqalandars pic.twitter.com/uz70rvGwz0— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) January 9, 2021
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