The drafting ceremony for Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) fifth edition was held in Lahore on Friday, with the six franchises announcing the players they have bagged for the upcoming tournament set to begin in February 2020.
Players were drafted in six different categories: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Emerging and Supplementary.
The highlights of the ceremony were Jason Roy being the first player to be picked in the platinum category and Sharjeel Khan’s return to PSL as part of the Karachi Kings.
In the platinum category, the series’ defending champions Quetta Gladiators bagged England opener Jason Roy, who was the evening’s first platinum pick.
England’s Moeen Ali and South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw were picked by Multan Sultans in their platinum category.
South Africa’s Dale Steyn and his compatriot Colin Ingram were bagged by United.
Lahore Qalandars, PSL’s least successful team, picked Chris Lynn in their platinum category. Meanwhile, Karachi Kings chose Alex Hales.
There were 23 Bnangladeshi cricketers , but no one sold . That means next PSL will be held without any bangladeshi cricketers .
Here are how the teams stack up:
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan, Amad Butt, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Muhammad Musa, Rizwan Hussain, Luke Ronchi, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Colin MunroRumman Raees, Zafar Gohar, Phil Salt, Akif Javed, Rassie van der Dussen, Saif Badar, Ahmed Safi Abdullah
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Usama Mir, Umer Khan, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Ali Khan, Dan Lawrence, Mohammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia, Arshad Iqbal
Lahore Qalandars: Sohail Akhtar (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Salman Butt, Usman Shinwari, Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Samit PatelSeekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Jaahid Ali, Raja Farzan, Faizan Khan, Lendl Simmons, Dilbar Hussain
Multan Sultans: Shahid Afridi, Ali Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Shan Masood, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, Sohail Tanvir, Rohail Nazir, Khushdil Shah, Fabian Allen, Usman Qadir, Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (c), Hasan Ali, Kamran Akmal, Umar Amin, Imam-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz, Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Liam Dawson.Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Adil Amin, Dwaine Pretorius, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan, Aamir Ali
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Ahsan Ali, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shane Watson,Umar Akmal, Jason Roy, Fawad Ahmed, Tymal Mills, bdul Nasir, Sohail Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Keemo Paul, Aarish Ali, Azam Khan