Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Pakistan Super League Draft 2020 and Foreign players of PSL, Teams List

Pakistan Super League is a T20 cricket competition for the cricket crazy nation Pakistan. It is held every year and a total of six teams compete against each other. The format of the series is T20 and the excitement level is rising because the entire tournament is going to be held in Pakistan this year. The aim of PSL was to bring back international cricket back to Pakistan which was halted due to the attack on the Sri Lankan team when they toured to Pakistan years ago.

The professional management and high paychecks have enticed great players from all over the world interested in participating in the super league. In the PSL 4, the Pakistan cricket board managed to host the last 8 matches in the home country whereas the rest were played in other countries. The trophy was won by Quetta Gladiators and the final was nail biting and thrilling enjoyed by a full packed crowd in the stadium.

This year PCB has announced that Pakistan will be hosting the whole tournament from the start to end and the cities that will be honored to host the epic event are Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Multan. All these cities have great grounds available according to the ICC standards.

PSL 2020 Draft New Rules

PCB has announced that this year every team will comprise of 18 players instead of 21 which will lead to a reduction in salaries. This move is taken to facilitate the franchises so that the profit margin is increased and the investments made by them reap better profits for them. The management has decided to limit the salary caps up to $1.1 million dollars. As the entire tournament will be held in Pakistan there is no need to hold in extra players which was the case when the event was held in UAE.

PSL 2020 Draft Retentions

The management of PSL has disclosed that the 6 franchises that are participating are allowed to carry just 8 retentions and limiting the squad to 18 players. Each franchise has to choose 3 platinum, 3 diamond, 3 Gold, 5 silver, and two players that are at an emerging level. The local layers who have their contracts refreshed have the option to be retained with their original teams and if they want to leave the team they have the option to move to the draft pool where they can wait for any team to pick them.

PSL 2020 Retained Players List

The management of PSL has started to announce the list of retained players and team transfers. Four teams have released information about the retained players and the rest of the teams are yet to announce the details.  Following is the list of PSL 2020 retained players list.

Peshawar Zalmi

  • Wahab Riaz (Platinum)
  • Hassan Ali (Platinum)
  • Kieron Pollard (Platinum)
  • Kamran Akmal (Diamond)
  • Daren Sammy (Gold)
  • Imam-Ul-Haq (Gold)
  • Umar Amin (Silver).

Multan Sultans

Mohammad Irfan (Platinum)
Shahid Afridi(Diamond-Mentor)
James Vince (Gold)
Junaid Khan(Gold)
Shaan Masood (Silver)
Ali Shafiq (Silver)
Mohammad Ilyas(Emerging)

Lahore Qalandars

M Hafeez (Platinum)
Fakhar, Zaman(Platinum)
Usman Khan Shinwari (Diamond)
Shaheen Afridi (Diamond)
David Wiese(Diamond)
Haris Rauf(Gold)
Sohail Akhtar (Gold)
Salman Butt (Silver)

Islamabad United

Shadab Khan (Platinum)
Faheem Ashraf (Diamond)
Asif Ali (Diamond)
Luke Ronchi (Gold As Mentor)
Hussain Talat (Gold)
Ammad Butt(Silver)
Rizwan Hussain (Silver)
Musa khan (Silver)

Karachi Kings

Babar Azam (Platinum)
M Amir (Platinum)
Imad Wasim (Diamond)
Iftikhar Ahmad (Diamond)
Amir Yamin (Gold)
Umar Khan (Emerging)
Usama Mir (Silver)

Quetta Gladiators

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

PSL 2020 Draft Picks Order

The PSL management has been innovative in carrying out the T20 event all through the years and this year first draft pick in Platinum, Diamond, Gold and Silver will be decided by the street game Pugum Pugai. The franchise owners will be participating in the game to decide on the first pick. The event was held in Gaddafi stadium where the final date of the event was disclosed.

Multan Sultans PSL Draft 2019 Picks

Multan Sultans in the third pick in the IPL draft which is not a very old franchise and also had a bad start in the last few years.Mr.Tareen who is the supervisor hopes to make a better mark this time. Here is a complete squad of players.

  • Mohammad Irfan
  • Moeen Ali
  • Rillie Rossow
  • Diamond Shahid Afridi
  • Zeeshan Ashraf
  • Ravi Bopara
  • Gold James Vince
  • Junaid Khan
  • Sohail Tanveer
  • Silver Shaan Masood
  • Ali Shafiq
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Usman Qadir
  • Fabian Allen
  • Emerging Mohammad Ilyas
  • Rohail Nazir
  • Imran Tahir
  • Bilawal Bhatti

Islamabad United PSL Draft 2019 Picks

Islamabad United is the third pick in the IPL draft and its one of the most important franchise in the tournament. The team is supervised by Misbah-Ul-haq and he is also one of the selectors National Pakistan cricket team. Let’s take a look at their squad below.

  • Shadab Khan
  • Dale Steyn
  • Colin Ingram
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Asif Ali
  • Colin Monro
  • Luke Ronchi
  • Hussain Talat
  • Rumman Raees
  • Ammad Butt
  • Rizwan Hussain
  • Musa khan
  • Phil Salt
  • Zafar Gohar
  • Akif Javed
  • Ahmed Safi Abdullah
  • Saif Badar

Peshawar Zalmi PSL Draft 2019 Picks

Peshawar Zalmi is a wonderful team and has won the tournament last time due to their amazing performance. The team is supervised by Daren Sammy and is hoping to make a mark this time as well. Here is a look at their team players.

  • Wahab Riaz
  • Hassan Ali
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Kamran Akmal
  • Tom Banton
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Daren Sammy
  • Imam-Ul-Haq
  • Liam Dawson
  • Umar Amin
  • Mohammad Mohsin
  • Rahat Ali
  • Dwaine Pretorius
  • Adil Amin
  • Amir Khan
  • Aamir Ali
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Haider Ali

Karachi Kings PSL Draft 2019 Picks

Just like all the other important franchises, Karachi Kings is also hoping to make a strong team where the players are capable to bring out winning strategies for the game. Let’s take a look at who they have picked.

  • Babar Azam
  • Muhammad Amir
  • Alex Hales
  • Imad Wasim
  • Iftikhar Ahmad
  • Chris Jordon
  • Amir Yamin
  • Sharjeel Khan
  • Cameron Delport
  • Usama Mir
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Umaid Asif
  • Dan Lawrence
  • Ali Khan
  • Umar Khan
  • Arshad Iqbal
  • Liam Plunkett
  • Awais Zia

You can watch PSL Draft Live

With a lot of information regarding the team players we are sure fans cannot help think hard which team will take the trophy away. There is a lot of excitement among cricket lovers since the news of this game has arrived. The draft ceremony is going to take place soon and many are wondering how to watch it live. Fear not, you have the option to watch it on your television screens and even online. Ten sports and PTV sports are the official broadcasting channels who have taken the rights to air this sports event while you can watch it online on many platforms as well.

Local categories of PSL are renewed

The management of the franchise is always on the lookout of such players and team who can work hard to deliver the best. Pakistan cricket team selectors always look for hidden gems that can represent the country at the international and national level. During this season PSL has opened up the categories of local players once again. The players are divided in the categories of Gold, Platinum, silver and emerging. Each franchise is allowed to pick one or two emerging players at the price tag of $12,000 to $13,000.

Foreign players of PSL

According to many media sources some international players have showed their interest to be a part of PSL so we can hope a bigger and better season. Some of the international players which may be a part of 2020 PSL are  AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle,Sunil Narine, Dwayne bravo, Ben Laughlin, Shane Watson, Luke ronchi, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shahzad, Thisara Perera, Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Shafuddin.

Official draft ceremony

The official draft ceremony of PSL 2020 will be held on 6 and 7th December and we can expect it to be fun filled night as national and international players, renowned coaches of cricket will be under one roof.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendohttps://ccdiscovery.com
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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