The six Pakistan Super League franchises confirmed their line-ups for the sixth edition of Pakistan Cricket Board’s marquee event, which will be held in Karachi and Lahore from 20 February to 22 March.
In the Platinum Category, all-rounder Hasan Ali, who played the first five seasons for Peshawar Zalmi, was picked up by Islamabad United as a wildcard pick, Australia’s Chris Lynn moved from Lahore Qalandars to Multan Sultans, world’s No.1 T20I bowler Rashid Khan of Afghanistan was scooped by Lahore Qalandars, Quetta Gladiators went strong and snapped up England’s explosive Tom Banton and Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, while David Miller was snapped by Peshawar Zalmi as the left-hander is now set to become the latest South African to make his Pakistan Super League debut.
In the Diamond Category, Karachi Kings opted for two all-rounders including the world’s No.1 ranked Mohammad Nabi and Dan Christian of Australia, Peshawar Zalmi strengthened their side by snapping up world’s No.2 ranked T20I bowler Mujeeb Ur Rehman of Afghanistan and then added Guyana’s all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford to their roster, while Islamabad United picked up Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory.
In the Gold Category, Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings picked Samit Patel and Chadwick Walton, respectively, Peshawar Zalmi took Amad Butt, Usman Shinwari was relocated from Qalandars to Gladiators, while Islamabad United picked Phil Salt.
In the Silver Category, Islamabad United picked Iftikhar Ahmad, Reece Topley and Rohail Nazir; Karachi Kings opted for Danish Aziz, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Ilyas and Zeeshan Malik; Lahore Qalandars snapped up Mohammad Faizan, Tom Abell, Salman Ali Agha and Zeeshan Ashraf; Multan Sultans selected Adam Lyth, Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaibullah and Sohail Khan; Peshawar Zalmi went for Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Saqib Mahmood and Umaid Asif, while Quetta Gladiators strengthened their side with Abdul Nasir, Cameron Delport and Qais Ahmed.
Complete PSL 2021 Squads
|Shadab Khan||Alex Hales||Hasan Ali||Faheem Ashraf||Colin Munro||Lewis Gregory|
|Asif Ali||Hussain Talat||Phil Salt||Musa Khan||Zafar Gohar||Iftikhar Ahmed|
|Rohail Nazir||Reece Topley||Ahmed Safi Abdullah||Mohammad Waseem Jr.||Chris Jordan||Akif Javed|
|Babar Azam||Mohammad Amir||Colin Ingram||Imad Wasim||Mohammad Nabi||Dan Christian|
|Aamer Yamin||Sharjeel Khan||Chadwick Walton||Waqas Maqsood||Joe Clarke||Danish Aziz|
|Mohammad Ilyas||Zeeshan Malik||Qasim Akram||Arshad Iqbal||Noor Ahmed|
|Mohammad Hafeez||Shaheen Afridi||Rashid Khan||Fakhar Zaman||Haris Rauf||David Wiese|
|Ben Dunk||Dilbar Hussain||Samit Patel||Sohail Akhtar||Tom Abell||Zeeshan Ashraf|
|Mohammad Faizan||Salman Ali Agha||Maaz Khan||Zaid Alam||Joe Denly||Ahmed Danyal|
|Shahid Afridi||Rilee Rossouw||Chris Lynn||Imran Tahir||Khushdil Shah||Sohail Tanvir|
|Shan Masood||Usman Qadir||James Vince||Sohail Khan||Mohammad Rizwan||Sohaib Maqsood|
|Sohaibullah||Adam Lyth||Shahnawaz Dhani||Mohammad Umar||Carlos Brathwaite||Imran Khan Snr.|
|Wahab Riaz||Shoaib Malik||David Miller||Kamran Akmal||Sherfane Rutherford||Mujeeb-ur-Rehman|
|Liam Livingstone||Haider Ali||Amad Butt||Umaid Asif||Imam-ul-Haq||Mohammad Irfan Snr.|
|Saqib Mahmood||Mohammad Imran Randhawa||Mohammad Imran||Abrar Ahmed||Ravi Bopara||Mohammad Amir Khan|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed||Chris Gayle||Tom Banton||Ben Cutting||Mohammad Hasnain||Mohammad Nawaz|
|Azam Khan||Naseem Shah||Usman Shinwari||Zahid Mehmood||Anwar Ali||Qais Ahmed|
|Abdul Nasir||Cameron Delport||Saim Ayub||Aarish Ali Khan||Dale Steyn||Usman Khan|