Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft is scheduled for Friday 6th December 2019 and we are excited to witness the ceremony. The cricket lovers, experts, and team management of franchises are busy planning their 16-man squads and best playing XIs.
ProPakistani staff has also compiled the teams keeping in mind all the rules and pick orders. Let’s have a look at how the teams should stack up by the end of the PSL 2020 draft on Friday.
Quetta Gladiators have decided to stick to their winning formula by retaining Mohammad Nawaz (Platinum), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Platinum), Shane Watson (Diamond), Ahmed Shehzad (Diamond), Umar Akmal (Gold), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold), Ahsan Ali (Silver) and Naseem Shah (Silver).
After filling in the remaining slots, here’s the team:
|Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (WK)||Mohammad Nawaz||Shane Watson||Ahmed Shehzad|
|Umar Akmal||Mohammad Hasnain||Ahsan Ali||Naseem Shah|
|Rilee Rossouw||Bismillah Khan (WK)||Haider Ali||Omair Bin Yousaf|
|Tom Abell||Usman Qadir||Jake Ball||Dale Steyn|
Hasan Ali (Platinum), Kieron Pollard (Platinum), Wahab Riaz (Platinum), Kamran Akmal (Diamond), Darren Sammy (Gold), Imam-ul-Haq (Gold) and Umar Amin (Silver) have been retained by Peshawar Zalmi.
Here’s our squad for the Darren Sammy-led franchise:
|Darren Sammy (C)||Kieron Pollard||Hasan Ali||Wahab Riaz|
|Kamran Akmal (WK)||Imam-ul-Haq||Umar Amin||Tom Banton (WK)|
|Liam Dawson||Sheldon Cottrell||Adil Amin||Khushdil Shah|
|Saif Badar||Hasan Mohsin/Ali Imran||Azizullah Khan||Ahmad Jamal|
Islamabad United have decided to retain Shadab Khan (Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Platinum), Asif Ali (Diamond), Luke Ronchi (Gold), Hussain Talat (Gold), Amad Butt (Silver), Muhammad Musa (Silver) and Rizwan Hussain (Silver).
Our staff has compiled the following squad for Islamabad United:
|Shadab Khan (C)||Faheem Ashraf||Asif Ali||Luke Ronchi|
|Hussain Talat||Amad Butt||Muhammad Musa||Rizwan Hussain|
Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir (Platinum), Imad Wasim (Platinum), Iftikhar Ahmed (Diamond), Aamir Yamin (Gold), Usama Mir (Silver) and Umer Khan (Emerging) will once again be playing for Karachi Kings. While all the retentions were obvious, however, Usama Mir’s retention is questionable since he wasn’t properly used in the previous edition as well.
|Imad Wasim (C)||Babar Azam||Mohammad Amir||Iftikhar Ahmed|
|Aamir Yamin||Usama Mir||Umer Khan||Chris Lynn|
|Shai Hope||Sahibzada Farhan||Sohail Khan||Tabish Khan|
|Muhammad Junaid||Sheldon Cottrell||Bismillah Khan||Shehan Jayasuria|
Lahore Qalandars have retained Fakhar Zaman (Platinum), Mohammad Hafeez (Platinum), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Diamond), David Wiese (Diamond), Haris Rauf (Gold), Sohail Akhtar (Gold), and Salman Butt (Silver). Usman Shinwari (Silver) will also be seen in Qalandars’ outfit after his transfer from Karachi Kings.
Let’s have a look at the complete 16-man squad:
|Fakhar Zaman||Mohammad Hafeez||Shaheen Shah Afridi||David Wiese|
|Haris Rauf||Sohail Akhtar||Salman Butt||Usman Shinwari|
|Jason Roy||Mehidy Hasan Miraz||Anton Devcich||Agha Salman|
|Jake Ball||Muhammad Mohsin||Ali Imran||Haider Ali|
Multan Sultans have retained 7 players from last year including Shahid Afridi (Diamond), James Vince (Gold), Shan Masood (Silver), Ali Shafiq (Silver), Mohammad Irfan (Platinum), Junaid Khan (Gold), and Mohammad Ilyas (Emerging).
The remaining slots have been filled and the squad looks like this:
|Shahid Afridi (C)||James Vince||Mohammad Irfan||Ali Shafiq|
|Shan Masood||Junaid Khan||Mohammad Ilyas||Shehan Jayasuriya|
|Zeeshan Ashraf||Moeen Ali||Duanne Olivier||Rohail Nazir (WK)|
|Usman Qadir||Mohammad Rizwan (WK)||Andre Fletcher||Thisara Perera|
Note that there might be some repetitions in the squads because the teams were picked separately by different members of the staff.
What are your thoughts on the balance of the six teams? Let us know in the comments section.