These International Players Should Have Been Picked for PSL 2020

Pakistan Super League (PSL) team rosters have been finalized after plenty of hype. There have been a few surprise inclusions and also some very strange omissions by PSL franchises.

While all the teams look pretty solid, there are still a few very handy overseas cricketers who missed out on becoming a part of the upcoming PSL edition.

Let’s have a look at the players who could have made a big impact in PSL 2020:

Platinum Category

As the category includes the elite players from across the globe, the exclusions were always meant to be surprising, however, not every player could be picked in this category considering most of the franchises had already completed their quota via retentions.

The following players were not picked in the draft:

Hashim Amla – SA Thisara Perera – SL
Rashid Khan – AFG Harry Gurney – ENG
Dwayne Bravo – WI Mujeeb ur Rahman – AFG
Sunil Narine – WI Mohammad Nabi – AFG
JP Duminy – SA Sandeep Lamichhane – NEP
Angelo Mathews – SL Ewin Lewis – WI
Carlos Brathwaite – WI Daniel Christian – AUS
Adil Rashid – ENG

Diamond Category

A number of international stars had registered for the PSL draft in the Diamond category, however, due to limited slots available, many star attractions were left unpicked. Some of the names include:

Chris Green – AUS Mahmudullah Riyad – BAN
Mustafizur Rahman – BAN Tamim Iqbal – BAN
Luke Wright – ENG Joe Denly – ENG
Marlon Samuels – WI Kyle Abbott – SA
Hardus Viljoen – SA Niroshan Dickwella – SL
Shai Hope – WI Dasun Shanaka – SL
Alzarri Joseph – WI Johnson Charles – WI
Oshane Thomas – WI Kesrick Williams – WI

Gold Category

The Gold category of the draft had 144 foreigners on the list. Below are some of the players who could have made it to the PSL:

Andre Fletcher – WI Anton Devcich – NZ
Kevin O’Brien – IRE Ben Duckett – ENG
Mehidy Hasan Miraz – BAN Chadwick Walton – WI
Mohammad Shahzad – AFG Paul Stirling – IRE
Sheldon Cottrell – WI Dwayne Smith – WI
Sikandar Raza – ZIM Hazratullah Zazai – AFG
Wayne Parnell – SA Zahir Khan – AFG

Silver Category

The Silver category included a lot of unknown and some known names, mostly from countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, West Indies, and associate cricketing nations.

Some of the prominent names include:

Aaron Summers – AUS Fidel Edwards – WI
Jake Ball – ENG Samiullah Shinwari – AFG
Tom Blundell – NZ Sean Williams – ZIM

Which of these players do you think should have been picked at the PSL 2020 draft? Let us know in the comments section.

Feature Writer


  • Bravo released from Quetta and no one picked.. any “ezpacial” reason behind this bhund? Availability factor or something else?


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