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Sports

Web Desk
December 6, 2019
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PSL 2020: Players draft concludes as franchises finalise picks

Sports

Web Desk
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

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 Category 

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 their first pick of the Platinum Category. 

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

Multan Sultans 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 fifth 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.

The Platinum Category of PSL Draft has now concluded. The Diamond Category's picks are next on the agenda.

Diamond Category 

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

Islamabad United have selected New Zealand's Colin Monroe with the second 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 using their wild card have selected Pakistan's Zeeshan Ashraf with the fifth pick of the category.

Multan Sultans have picked England's Ravi Bopara with the sixth pick of the 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  Pakistan -Australian leg-spinner  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 Australian'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 Lawrence with 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  the 17th pick. 

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

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

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

Emerging Category 

Multan Sultans have selected Pakistan's U19 captain Rohail Nazir  with the 1st pick.

Quetta Gladiators have selected local talent Aarish Ali  with the 2nd pick.

Peshawar Zalmi have selected Swat bowler Amir Khan with the 3rd pick

Karachi Kings have selected  Arshad Iqbal with the 4th pick.

Islamabad United have selected Akif Javed   with the 5th pick.

Lahore Qalandars have selected Mohammad  Faizan with the 6th pick.

Islamabad United have selected Ahmed Safi Abdullah with the 7th pick. 

Peshawar Zalmi have selected  Aamir Ali with the 8th pick.

Quetta Gladiators have selected Azam Khan with the 9th 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.

Karachi Kings have picked Awais Zia with the 12th pick. 

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(C)  (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