PSL 2020 Draft: Platinum, Diamond, and Gold Categories Have Been Concluded!

The PSL 2020 draft has started and here at ProPakistani, we will be bringing you live updates, top picks and much more!

Silver Category Picks

  • Pick 1 — Quetta Gladiators: Sohail Khan
  • Pick 2 — Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Mohsin
  • Pick 3 — Multan Sultans: Khushdil Shah
  • Pick 4 — Lahore Qalandars: Seekkuge Prasanna
  • Pick 5 — Islamabad United: Phil Salt
  • Pick 6 — Karachi Kings: Mohammad Rizwan
  • Pick 7 — Islamabad United: Zafar Gohar
  • Pick 8 — Lahore Qalandars: Ben Dunk
  • Pick 9 — Peshawar Zalmi: Rahat Ali
  • Pick 10 — Karachi Kings: Umaid Asif
  • Pick 11 — Multan Sultans: Usman Qadir
  • Pick 12 — Quetta Gladiators: Tymal Mills
  • Pick 13 — Quetta Gladiators: Abdul Nasir
  • Pick 14 — Karachi Kings: Dan Lawrence
  • Pick 15 — Lahore Qalandars: Farzan Raja
  • Pick 16 — Peshawar Zalmi: Dwaine Pretorious
  • Pick 17 — Quetta Gladiators: Fabian Allen
  • Pick 18 — Peshawar Zalmi: Adil Amin
  • Pick 19 — Karachi Kings: Ali Khan
  • Pick 20 — Lahore Qalandars: Jaahid Ali

Next up is the silver category, let’s see how that goes! Quetta is with the first pick.


The gold category has been concluded. The much-anticipated inclusion of Sharjeel Khan is finally unveiled after his tough year. We wish him all the best.


Gold Category Picks

  • Pick 1 — Lahore Qalandars: Samit Patel
  • Pick 2 — Islamabad United: Ruman Raees
  • Pick 3 — Multan Sultans: Sohail Tanvir
  • Pick 4 — Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan
  • Pick 5 — Peshawar Zalmi: Liam Dawson
  • Pick 6 — Quetta Gladiators: Fawad Ahmed
  • Pick 7 — Karachi Kings: Cameron Delport

Next up is gold round picks. Lahore Qalandars to pick first.


6:24 pm:

This concludes the diamond category picks. Former Multan Sultans’ captain Shoaib Malik has joined Peshawar Zalmi! Multan surprised us with the wildcard entry of Zeeshan Ashraf as well.


Diamond Category Picks

  • Pick 1 — Peshawar Zalmi: Tom Banton
  • Pick 2 — Islamabad United: Colin Munro
  • Pick 3 — Karachi Kings: Chris Jordan
  • Pick 4 — Quetta Gladiators: Ben Cutting
  • Pick 5 — Multan Sultans: Zeeshan Ashraf (Wildcard Entry)
  • Pick 6 — Multan Sultans: Ravi Bopara
  • Pick 7 — Peshawar Zalmi: Shoaib Malik

6:08 pm:

Next up is the Diamond category and Peshawar Zalmi will make the first pick.


That’s it for the platinum picks. Jason Roy and Chris Lynn, the power hitters, have both been selected in the first phase. Recently released Rilee Rossouw has been selected for Multan Sultans. Things are getting really interesting!


Platinum Category Picks

  • Pick 1 — Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy
  • Pick 2 — Lahore Qalandars: Chris Lynn
  • Pick 3 — Multan Sultans: Moeen Ali
  • Pick 4 — Islamabad United: Dale Steyn
  • Pick 5 — Karachi Kings: Alex Hales
  • Pick 6 — Islamabad United: Colin Ingram
  • Pick 7 — Multan Sultans: Rilee Rossouw

5:45 pm:

Here we go! Platinum picks on their way. A total of 7 platinum picks to register today!


5:36 pm:

Ramiz Raja has now stepped onto the stage to review the retained and released players for each franchise.

You can see all the release and retained players from here.


5:30 pm:

Each franchise owner is now receiving specially framed coins to commemorate the first four seasons of the PSL.


5:26 pm:

PCB Managing Director, Wasim Khan says:

The PSL 2020 is brilliantly organized and it is back home in Pakistan. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to make it even bigger and better.


5:20 pm:

Ehsan Mani, chairman of PCB, takes the stage for the opening speech. He says that fans are the real MVP of the Pakistan Super League.


5:15 pm:

The PSL 2020 draft is here! First of three platinum players pick about to begin soon. Quetta Gladiators have the first pick.


It was revealed earlier that PSL 2020 will see foreign players being paid in Pakistani rupees. Here’s more on that:

Foreign Players in PSL 5 to be Paid in Pakistani Rupees


4:55 pm:

Official: Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as Quetta Gladiators’ captain for PSL 2020.


4:53 pm:

Moin Khan claims that Misbah-ul-Haq should have thought about the conflict of interest himself and shouldn’t have agreed for the Islamabad United head coach role.

Read more about that story from here.


4:49 pm:

Owner of Quetta Gladiators, Nadeem Omar:

I would like to congratulate PCB and other franchises for ensuring that PSL happens in Pakistan. I love that we will be defending the title on home soil.


4:45 pm:

Saqlain Mushtaq claims that Ali Tareen has a very positive mindset regarding cricket. He wants us to groom spinners and other youngsters from grassroots and give them a fair opportunity.


Did you read about the change in Multan Sultans’ coaching staff? Here’s more information on that.

Multan Sultans Appoint World Cup Winning Coaching Staff


4:35 pm:

It seems that Peshawar Zalmi will be announcing a new captain for their PSL 2020 campaign. Their owner, Javed Afridi said:

The captaincy of Peshawar Zalmi will be kept a surprise for a little while longer.


4:31 pm:

Javed Afridi says that Peshawar stadium construction could not be completed in time, which is why it has not been included as a venue for PSL 2020.


4:20 pm:

Karachi Kings have retained Imad Wasim as captain whereas Babar Azam has been named the new vice-captain of the franchise.


The drafting session will be aired live on Geo Super at 4:45 pm while the major updates from the event will be updated here.

The draft is being held in Lahore and Quetta Gladiators, defending champions will have the first pick.


This is a live story. Stay tuned for updates.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.



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