PSL 2020: List of All the Released and Retained Players for Each Franchise

The PSL 2020 draft is edging closers and the franchises are looking to form new strategies to compete in the fifth edition of the tournament.

In a bid to strengthen their squads, each franchise has announced the players they will release ahead of the PSL 2020 draft in the first week of December.

There have been some big changes in the roasters: Multan Sultans and Islamabad United both have decided to release their captains – Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Sami respectively.

Here are the complete lists of all the players retained and released by each franchise:

Islamabad United

Players Retained
Player Category
Shadab Khan Platinum
Faheem Ashraf Diamond as Brand Ambassador
Asif Ali Diamond
Luke Ronchi Gold as Player Mentor
Hussain Talat Gold
Amad Butt Silver
Musa Khan Silver
Rizwan Hussain Silver
Players Released
Alex Hales Cameron Delport Chadwick Walton Ian Bell
Mohammad Sami Nasir Nawaz Phillip Salt Rumman Raees
Sahibzada Farhan Samit Patel Waqas Maqsood Wayne Parnell
Zafar Gohar Zahir Khan

Karachi Kings

Players Retained
Player Category
Babar Azam Platinum
Mohammad Amir Platinum
Imad Wasim Diamond as Brand Ambassador
Iftikhar Ahmed Diamond
Aamir Yamin Gold
Usama Mir Silver
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
Soahil Khan Usman Shinwari

Lahore Qalandars

Players Retained
Player Category
Fakhar Zaman Platinum
Mohammad Hafeez Platinum
Shaheen Shah Afridi Diamond as Brand Ambassador
David Wiese Diamond
Usman Shinwari Diamond
Haris Rauf Gold
Sohail Akhtar Gold
Salman Butt Silver
Players Released
AB de Villiers Agha Salman Aizaz Cheema Anton Devcich
Asela Gunaratne Brendon Taylor Carlos Brathwaite Corey Anderson
Gohar Ali Hardus Viljeon Haris Sohail Hassan Khan
Mohammad Irfan Rahat Ali Riki Wessels Ryan ten Doeschate
Saad Ali Sandeep Lamichhane Umair Masood Yasir Shah

Multan Sultans

Players Retained
Player Category
Mohammad Irfan Platinum
Shahid Afridi Diamond as Player Mentor
James Vince Gold as Brand Ambassador 
Junaid Khan Gold
Ali Shafiq Silver
Shan Masood Silver
Mohammad Illyas Emerging
Players Released
Andre Russell 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
Tom Moores Umar Siddiq

Peshawar Zalmi

Players Retained
Player Category
Hasan Ali  Platinum
Kieron Pollard Platinum
Wahab Riaz Platinum
Kamran Akmal Diamond as Brand Ambassador
Daren Sammy Gold as Player Mentor
Imam-ul-Haq Gold
Umar Amin Silver
Players Released
Andre Fletcher Chris Jordan Dawid Malan Ibtesam Sheikh
Jamal Anwar Khalid Usman Lendl Simmons Liam Dawson
Misbah-ul-Haq Nabi Gul Sameen Gul Samiullah
Sohaib Maqsood Tymal Mills Umaid Asif Waqar Salamkheil
Wayen Madsen

Quetta Gladiators

Players Retained
Player Category
Sarfaraz Ahmed Platinum
Mohammad Nawaz 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
Players Released
Anwar Ali Danish Aziz Dwayne Bravo Dwayne Smith
Fawad Ahmed Ghulam Mudassir Harry Gunrey Jalat Khan
Max Weller Mohamamd Asghar Mohammad Azam Mohammad Irfan Jr.
Rilee Rossouw Saud Shakil Sohail Tanvir

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.


  • Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Abbas, Rumman Raees, Bilaawal Bhatti, Aizaz Cheema, Rahat Ali and Anwar Ali are all ignored in PSL, when they should have been selected and should have been given a chance to learn from he foreign players/coaches and groom themselves to be better players.


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