Finally, Pakistan Super League is on it’s beginning soon. Earlier we posted the PSL tournament schedule for 2016, and now here we are going to share PSL 2016 Draft. There are 5 teams announced for the tournament and each team has 16 players; in which 5 are foreigners and 11 are locals. Let’s take it into more detail.
Below are the five teams for the PSL tournament:
Karachi Kings (Captain: Shoaib Malik)
Lahore Qalandars (Captain: Chris Gayle)
Peshawar Zalmi (Captain: Shahid Afridi)
Islamabad United (Captain: Misbah Ul Haq)
Quetta Gladiators (Captain: Kevin Pietersen)
Here is the squad for each team:
Karachi Kings: Shoaib Malik, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Mohammad Amir, Bilawal Bhatti, James Vince, Iftikhar Ahmed, Noman Anwar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Mir Hamza, Saifullah Bangosh. (Supplementary Players: Tilakaratne Dilshan, Shahzeb Hasan, Fawad Alam)
Peshawar Zalmi: Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Jim Allenby, Aamer Yamin, Dawid Malan, Imran Khan Jr, Shahid Yousuf, Abdur Rehman, Musadiq Ahmed, Hassan Ali (Supplementary Players: Mohammad Asghar, Israrullah, Brad Hodge, Taj Wali)
Islamabad United: Misbah ul Haq, Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Umar Amin, Sam Billings, Rumman Raees, Amad Butt (Supplementary Players: Ashar Zaidi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Siddiq, Hussain Talat)
Lahore Qalandars: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Mustafizur Rehman, Kevon Cooper, Cameron Delport, Zafar Gohar, Hammad Azam, Zia-ul-Haq, Zohaib Khan, Azhar Ali, Naved Yasin, Adnan Rasool (Supplementary Players: Abdul Razzaq, Mukhtar Ahmad, Ehsan Adil, Imran Butt)
Quetta Gladiators: Kevin Pietersen, Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Jason Holder, Luke Wright, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Elton Chigumbura, Bilal Asif, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Nawaz, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Nabi, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Bismillah Khan (Supplementary Players: Kumar Sangakkara, Aizaz Cheema, Ramiz Raja Jr.)
List Of All Foreign Players In PSL:
This is the list of those players who agreed to play in Pakistan Super League.
Australia: James Faulkner, Shaun Tait, Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Brad Haddin, Brad Hogg
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal
England: James Anderson,Luke Fletcher, James Taylor, Ian Bell, Jade Dernbach, Chris Jordan, Monty Panesar, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Luke Wright, Michael Carberry, Kevin Pietersen, Alastair Cook, Steven Finn , Chris Woakes
Ireland: Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling
New Zealand: Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Jesse Ryder, James Franklin, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan
Netherlands: Ryan ten Doeschate
South Africa: Robin Peterson, Jacques Kallis, Johan Botha, Richard Levi
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Ajantha Mendis, Kumar Sangakkara
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kerion Pollard, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine, Dwayane Bravo, Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Samuel Badree, Denesh Ramdin, Tino Best
Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Elton Chigumbura, Chamunorwa Chibhabha
Categories in which players are distributed:
Platinum (Price: $140,000):
In this category, there are 27 players in total; 9 locals and 19 foreign players.
Diamond (Price: $70,000):
In this category, there are 41 players in total; 14 locals and 27 foreign players.
Gold (Price: $50,000):
In this category, there are 59 players in total; 12 locals and 47 foreign players.
Silver (Price: $25,000):
In this category, there are 122 players in total; 42 locals and 80 foreign players.
Emerging (Price: $10,000):
In this category, there are 59 players in total.
In total there are 308 players in the draft announced by PCB.
So, get ready for the thrill from the 4th February of next year till 23 February. The tournament will be played in Sharjah and Dubai, UAE, as announced by Pakistan Cricket Board. Check out: Official PSL Schedule 2016
We wish this tournament is going to be a thrilling and joyous one for all the cricket lovers.
That’s all! We’ll keep you updated regarding PSL. Stay tuned!