PSL 2020 Draft: Here Are Our Picks for All Franchises

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

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

Peshawar Zalmi

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

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
Alex Hales
JP Duminy
Cameron Delport
Rumman Raees
Zafar Gohar
Tom Blundell
Hasan Mohsin
Haider Ali

Karachi Kings

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

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

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.

Feature Writer


  • Moeen Ali is picked twice in Multan Sultans.. So much for the seriousness while picking the teams and while writing the article :p

  • Wrong data boy. Chris lynn is in lahore and Peshawar have muhammad mohsin I don’t know how many more blunders are up here as well.

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