PSL draft 2020: Franchises finalise picks for next year's tournament

December 06, 2019
By Web Desk
Cricket
 

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) player draft 2020 was underway in Lahore in which the franchises battled out for some of the most exciting names in T20 cricket before its kick off in February next year.

The tournament began with the speeches of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan.

Following the speeches, the franchise owners were presented with mementos.

Platinum Round

Quetta Gladiators have selected England's Jason Roy with the first pick of the Platinum Category.

Lahore Qalandars have selected Australia's Chris Lynn with the second pick of the Platinum Category.

Multan Sultans have selected England's Moeen Ali with the third pick of the Platinum Category.

Islamabad United have selected South Africa's Dale Steyn with the fourth pick of the Platinum Category.

Karachi Kings have selected England's Alex Hales with the fourth pick of the Platinum Category.

Islamabad United have selected South Africa's Colin Ingram with the sixth pick of the Platinum Category.

Multan Sultans have selected South Africa's Rilee Rossouw with the seventh pick of the Platinum Category.

Diamond Round

Islamabad United have selected New Zealand's Colin Monroe with the first pick of the Diamond Category.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected England's Tom Banton with the first pick of the Diamond Category.

Karachi Kings have selected England's Chris Jordan with the third pick of the Diamond Category.

Quetta Gladiators have selected Australia's Ben Cutting with the fourth pick of the Diamond Category.

Multan Sultans used their wild card and selected Pakistan's Zeeshan Ashraf with the fifth pick of the Diamond Category.

Multan Sultans have picked England's Ravi Bopara with the sixth pick of the Diamond Category.

Peshawar Zalmi have picked Shoaib Malik with the seventh pick of the Diamond Category.

Gold Round

Lahore Qalandars have selected England's Samit Patel with the first pick of the Gold category.

Islamabad United have selected local lad Rumman Raees with the second pick of the Gold category.

Multan Sultans have selected local lad Sohail Tanvir with the third pick of the Gold category.

Karachi Kings have selected local lad Sharjeel Khan with the fourth pick of the Gold category.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected England's Liam Dawson with the fifth pick of the Gold category.

Quetta Gladiators have selected legspinner Fawad Ahmed with the sixth pick of the Gold category.

Karachi Kings have selected British-South African Cameron Delport with the seventh pick of the Gold Category.

Silver Round

Quetta Gladiators have selected local lad Sohail Khan with the first pick of the Silver Category.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected local lad Mohammad Mohsin with the second pick of the Silver Category.

Multan Sultans have selected local lad Khushdil Shah with the third pick of the Silver Category.

Lahore Qalandars have selected Sri Lanka's Seekkuge Prasanna with the fourth pick.

Islamabad United have selected Wales' Phil Salt with the fifth pick.

Karachi Kings have selected local lad Mohammad Rizwan with the sixth pick.

Islamabad United have selected local lad Zafar Gohar with the seventh pick.

Lahore Qalandars have selected Australia's Ben Dunk with the eighth pick.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected local lad Rahat Ali with the ninth pick.

Karachi Kings have selected local lad Umaid Asif with the 10th pick.

Multan Sultans have selected local lad Usman Qadir with the 11th pick.

Quetta Gladiators have selected England's Tymal Mills with the 12th pick.

Quetta Gladiators have selected local lad Abdul Nasir with the 13th pick.

Karachi Kings have selected local lad Dan Lawrencewith the 14th pick.

Lahore Qalandars have selected local lad Farzan Raja with the 15th pick.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected South Africa's Dwaine Pretorious with the 16th pick.

Multan Sultans have selected Jamaica's Fabian Allen with the 17th pick.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected local lad Adil Amin with the 18th pick.

Karachi Kings have selected USA'sAli Khan with the 19th pick.

Lahore Qalandars have selected local lad Jaahid Ali with the 20th pick.

Emerging Round

Multan Sultans have selected local talent Rohail Nazir with the first pick.

Quetta Gladiators have selected local lad Aarish Ali Khan with the second pick.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected local lad Amir Khan with the third pick.

Karachi Kings have selected Arshad Iqbal with the fourth pick.

Islamabad United have selected Akif Javed with the fifth pick.

Lahore Qalandars have selected Mohammad Faizan with the sixth pick.

Islamabad United have selected Ahmed Safi with the seventh pick.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected Aamir Ali with the eighth pick.

Quetta Gladiators have selected Azam Khan with the ninth pick.

Supplementary Category

Karachi Kings have selected England's Liam Plunkett with the first pick.

Multan Sultans have selected South Africa's Imran Tahir with the second pick.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected England's Liam Livingstone with the third pick.

Quetta Gladiators have selected Guyanese fast bowler Keemo Paul with the fourth pick.

Lahore Qalanders have selected Trinidadian cricketer Lendl Simmons with the fifth pick.

Islamabad United have selected Saif Badar with the sixth pick.

Quetta Gladiators have selected Khurram Manzoor with the seventh pick.

Multan Sultans have picked Bilawal Bhatti with the eighth pick.

Peshawar Zalmi have picked Haider Ali Khan with the ninth pick.

Lahore Qalanders have picked Dilbar Hussain with the 10th pick.

Islamabad United have picked South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen with the 11th pick.

PSL 2020 will be staged in Pakistan between Feb 20 and March 22.

List of retained and released players

Islamabad United

Players retained – Shadab Khan (Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Asif Ali (Diamond), Luke Ronchi (Gold as Player Mentor), Hussain Talat (Gold), Amad Butt, Musa Khan and Rizwan Hussain (Silver)

Players released - Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, Ian Bell, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Nawaz, Philip Salt, Rumman Raees, Sahibzada Farhan, Samit Patel, Waqas Maqsood, Wayne Parnell, Zafar Gohar and Zahir Khan

Karachi Kings

Players retained - Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir (both Platinum), Imad Wasim (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Iftikhar Ahmed (Diamond), Aamir Yamin (Gold), Usama Mir (Silver) and Umer Khan (Emerging)

Players released - Aaron Summers, Abrar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Awais Zia, Ben Dunk, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Jaahid Ali, Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Sohail Khan and Usman Shinwari (transferred to Lahore Qalandars)

Lahore Qalandars

Players retained - Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez (both Platinum), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), David Wiese, Usman Shinwari (Diamond, Usman transferred from Karachi Kings), Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar (both Gold), Salman Butt (Silver).

Players released - AB de Villiers (not available in 2020), Agha Salman, Aizaz Cheema, Anton Devcich, Asela Gunaratne, Brendan Taylor, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson (not available in 2020), Gohar Ali, Hardus Viljoen, Haris Sohail, Hassan Khan, Mohammad Imran, Rahat Ali, Riki Wessels, Ryan ten Doeschate (not available in 2020), Saad Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Umair Masood, Yasir Shah

Multan Sultans

Players retained – Mohammad Irfan (Platinum), Shahid Afridi (Diamond as Player Mentor), James Vince (Gold as Brand Ambassador), Junaid Khan (Gold), Ali Shafiq, Shan Masood (both Silver) and Mohammad Ilyas (Emerging)

Players released - Andre Russell (not available in 2020), Chris Green, Dan Christian, Hammad Azam, Joe Denly, Johnson Charles, Laurie Evans, M. Irfan Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Junaid, Nicholas Pooran, Numan Ali, Qais Ahmed, Shakeel Ansar, Shoaib Malik, Steve Smith (not available in 2020), Tom Moores and Umar Siddiq

Peshawar Zalmi

Players retained – Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz (all Platinum), Kamran Akmal (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Daren Sammy (Gold as Player Mentor), Imam-ul-Haq (Gold) and Umar Amin (Silver)

Players released - Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Ibtesam Sheikh, Jamal Anwar, Khalid Usman, Lendl Simmons, Liam Dawson, Misbah-ul-Haq (not available in 2020), Nabi Gul, Sameen Gul, Samiullah, Sohaib Maqsood, Tymal Mills, Umaid Asif, Waqar Salamkheil and Wayne Madsen

Quetta Gladiators

Players retained – Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed (both Platinum), Shane Watson (Diamond as Player Mentor), Ahmed Shehzad (Diamond), Umar Akmal (Gold as Brand Ambassador), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold), Ahsan Ali and Naseem Shah (Silver)

Players released - Anwar Ali, Danish Aziz, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Fawad Ahmed, Ghulam Mudassar, Harry Gurney, Jalat Khan, Max Waller, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Azam Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Rilee Rossouw, Saud Shakil and Sohail Tanvir

PSL draft 2020: Franchises finalise picks for next years tournament