PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE 2018 TEAMS, PSL 2018 SQUADS
The Pakistan Super League’s third season (PSL 2018) is about to kick off, and so we bring to you the complete list of PSL 2018 squads and teams, which includes the retained players and the players who were drafted at the PSL 2018 Draft, which was held on November 12 in Lahore.
The six PSL 2018 Teams
- Islamabad United
- Karachi Kings
- Lahore Qalandars
- Peshawar Zalmi
- Quetta Gladiators
- Multan Sultans
PSL 2018 Squads
|Islamabad United||Retained players: Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali
Players picked in the draft: Samit Patel (as cover for Asela Gunaratne who was a cover for JP Duminy), Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat
Supplementary players: Alex Hales, Steven Finn (replaced David Willey), Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain
Emerging category players: Rohail Nazir
|Karachi Kings||Retained players: Imad Wasim (captain), Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shahid Afridi
Players picked in the draft: Colin Ingram, Joe Denly (replaced Luke Wright), David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Hasan Mohsin, Tymal Mills (replaced Mitchell Johnson)
Supplementary players: Lendl Simmons (replaced Colin Munro), Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash
Emerging category players: Mohammad Taha, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro
|Peshawar Zalmi||Retained players: Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar
Players picked in the draft: Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh
Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman, Muhammad Arif
Emerging category players: Khushdil Shah
|Quetta Gladiators||Retained players: Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq
Players picked in the draft: Shane Watson, Jofra Archer (replaced Carlos Brathwaite), Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan
Emerging category players: Mohammad Junaid
Supplementary players: Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Moin Khan (jr.), Faraz Ahmed
|Lahore Qalandars||Retained players: Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan
Players picked in the draft: Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rehman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar
Supplementary players: Anton Devcich (replaced Angelo Mathews), Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf
Emerging category players: Imran Khan Jr. Salman Irshad
|Multan Sultans||Pre-draft players: Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti
Players picked in the draft: Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar
Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley
Emerging category players: Shan Masood
All of the six PSL 2018 squads were allowed to have a maximum of nine players going into the PSL 2018 Draft. After having retained nine players before the PSL 2018 Draft, the teams were to pick up 11 more cricketers for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2018) using the Draft.
These players were to be picked in different rounds – Platinum Round, Diamond Round, Gold Round, Silver Round (two players), Emerging Players Round (two players) and the Supplementary Player Round (four players).
Foreign players in PSL 2018 squads will be paid a huge sum of $10,000 per match, to play in Pakistan’s National T20 league’s upcoming season.
Platinum category: $140,000-230,000
Diamond category: $75,000-80,000
Gold category: $50,000-60,000
Silver category: $22,000-33,000
Emerging category: $10,000-12,000
Cricket Returns to Pakistan
In PSL 2018, as many as eight games are expected to be played in Pakistan, including a couple fixtures in Lahore and Karachi. As reported by the official Pakistan Super League website, PSL Chairman Najam Sethi has already stated that the overseas players participating in PSL 2018 squads would play those Pakistan-based games as well.
The development has come in the backdrop of the nation having become a no-fly zone for international cricketers and cricket teams.
Pakistan had witnessed it’s international cricket getting suspended after a militant attack in 2009, which had targetter the Sri Lankan cricket team which was visiting the country for a cricket tournament. Ever since the incident, Pakistan had been playing almost all of it’s home-games in the UAE.
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