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PSL 2018 Draft, Squads, Players

Pakistan Super League (PSL)

is the T20 professional league of Pakistan, organized by PCB. This is the 3rd edition of PSL. It started in 2015 with 5 teams and now it has addition of  6th team. PSL 2018 draft was held on 12th November. Venue of this event was National Cricket Academy Lahore.

With the addition of Multan Sultans, PSL now have 6 teams to compete. Multan Sultans will be captained by experienced Shoaib Malik and Tom Moody was announced to be the coach of this new team.

Old five teams were allowed to retain maximum of 9 players. Other than retained players, remaining players of previous year’s squad were released. Multan Sultans were allowed to pick pre-draft players from the poll of released players.

Total 501 players were included in draft list. From these 501, 308 were foreign players while 193 were local. Pakistan Super League 2018 draft has five categories which are:

  • Platinum
  • Diamond
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Emerging Players

Every franchise were allowed to pick single player from Platinum, Diamond & Gold category. They had luxury of selection of 2 players each from Silver & Emerging Players list. By selecting players from above 5 categories, every team was allowed to have maximum of 20 players in squad from PSL 2018 draft.

Each team had an amount of USD 1.2M for PSL 2018 draft. Platinum category players will be given the money in range of $140k to $200k. Minimum price of Diamond category player was $70k while for Gold category it was $50k. $22k was minimum cap for Silver category player while it was $10k for Emerging category players.

Now take a look to the PSL 2018 Squads after PSL 2018 draft. Players with (S) after their names are Supplementary players. They will be partially available during the season. PSL 2018 live, PSL 2018 points table and PSL match predictions will be available to the fans.

Here is the Pakistan Super League 2018’s Squads, Teams & Players.

PSL 2018 Draft

Islamabad United

Retained PlayersDraft PicksTransfer(s)
Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain)JP DuminyIftikhar Ahmed from Peshawar Zalmi in exchange of supplementary picking order in draft's second round
Mohammad SamiLuke Ronchi
Andre RussellFaheem Ashraf
Rumman RaeesSam Billings
Shadab KhanZafar Gohar
Samuel BadreeSahibzada Farhan
Iftikhar AhmedHussain Talat
Amad ButtAlex Hales (S)
Asif AliDavid Willey (S)
Mohammad Hasan (S)
Mohammad Hasnain (S)

Karachi Kings

Retained PlayersDraft PicksTransfer(s)
Imad Wasim (Captain),Colin IngramShahid Afridi from Peshawar Zalmi in exchange of Gold & Silver categories picking order
Usman KhanMitchell JohnsonMohammad Rizwan from Lahore Qalandars in exchange for Sohail Khan
Usama MirLuke Wright
Khurram ManzoorDavid Wiese
Ravi BoparaTabish Khan
Mohammad AmirMohammad Irfan Jr.
Babar AzamHasan Mohsin
Mohammad RizwanColin Munro (S)
Eoin Morgan (S)
Saifullah Bangash (S)

Lahore Qalandars

Retained PlayersDraft PicksTransfer(s)
Brendon McCullum (Captain)Chris LynnSohail Khan in exchange of Mohammad Rizwan from Karachi Kings
Umar AkmalMustafizur Rehman
Sunil NarineBilal Asif
Fakhar ZamanRaza Hasan
Yasir ShahSohail Akhtar
Cameron DelportShaheen Shah Afridi
Aamer YaminGhulam Mudassar
Bilawal BhattiAngelo Mathews (S)
Sohail KhanMitchell McClenaghan (S)
Gulraiz Sadaf (S)

Multan Sultans

Pre-draft PlayersDraft PicksTransfer(s)
Shoaib Malik (Captain)Imran TahirNA
Kieron PollardDarren Bravo
Kumar SangakkaraAhmed Shehzad
Sohail TanvirMohammad Abbas
Mohammad IrfanNicholas Pooran
Junaid KhanAbdullah Shafique
Sohaib MaqsoodSaif Badar
Irfan KhanHardus Viljoen (S)
Kashif BhattiUmar Gul (S)
Umar Siddiq (S)
Ross Whiteley (S)

Peshawar Zalmi

Retained PlayersDraft PicksTransfer(s)
Darren Sammy (Captain)Dwayne BravoGave away Iftikhar Ahmed for a supplementary pick in draft's 2nd round
Mohammad HafeezTamim Iqbal
Wahab RiazHammad Azam
Kamran AkmalSaad Nasim
Shakib al HasanTaimoor Sultan
Hasan AliSameen Gul
Haris SohailAndre Fletcher (S)
Chris JordanEvin Lewis (S)
Mohammad AsgharKhalid Usman (S)
Muhammad Arif (S)

Quetta Gladiators

Retained PlayersDraft PicksTransfer(s)
Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain)Shane WatsonNone
Kevin PietersenCarlos Brathwaite
Rilee RossouwRahat Ali
Asad ShafiqRameez Raja Jr.
Mohammad NawazSaad Ali
MahmudullahSaud Shakeel
Umar AminHassan Khan
Anwar AliJason Roy (S)
Mir HamzaRashid Khan (S)
Moin Khan (Jr.) (S)
Faraz Ahmed (S)

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