Which International Players Will Tour Pakistan for PSL 2018?

Now that the PSL UAE leg is coming to an end, the big question on everyone’s lips is which of the overseas players will actually tour Pakistan for the PSL playoffs and final hosted by Lahore and Karachi.

There are a few players who have agreed to tour Pakistan to feature in the final three games of the competition, including two in Lahore and one in Karachi. After the first playoffs encounter in Dubai, the Eliminator, the second Qualifier and the Grand Final will all be played in Pakistan.

For Islamabad United, a side that finished atop of the points table, the available players are JP Duminy, Samit Patel, Chadwick Walton and Samuel Badree but their biggest relief comes in the form of Luke Ronchi who has agreed to tour Pakistan. He has been their best player by some distance.

Karachi Kings will be boosted by the presence of Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons and Joe Denly but they will also have Tymal Mills and David Wiese joining them for the games. Eoin Morgan misses out.

For the Peshawar Zalmi, Darren Sammy continues to be their talisman who will lead them in Pakistan too, and Liam Dawson, Andre Fletcher, Riki Wessels and Dwayne Smith will all be a part of the line-up.

There are a whole lot of absentees in the Quetta Gladiators side, with Kevin Pietersen, Jason Roy, Shane Watson and Ben Laughlin missing out and Thisara Perera, Chris Green, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Johnson Charles and Mahmudullah joining in for the Pakistan leg.

Teams Who is ready to play in Pakistan?
Islamabad United Undecided: Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Steven Finn

Available: JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Samit Patel, Chadwick Walton, Samuel Badree

Karachi Kings Not Available: Eoin Morgan

Available: Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Joe Denly, Tymal Mills, David Weise

Peshawar Zalmi Available: Darren Sammy, Liam Dawson, Andre Fletcher, Riki Wessels, Dwayne Smith
Quetta Gladiators Not Available: Kevin Pietersen, Jason Roy, Ben Laughlin, Shane Watson

Undecided: Rilee Rossouw

Available: Thisara Perera, Chris Green, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Johnson Charles, Mahmudullah

And with the matches to be played in Pakistan, it needs to be seen if any of the teams will be affected by player refusals. We all saw what happened in the final of the 2017 PSL when some of the overseas Quetta Gladiators players refused to feature in the tournament-decider, which allowed the Peshawar Zalmi to run away with the game.

As things stand, few of the players have agreed to touring Pakistan while very few are undecided about the situation so far. Obviously, more clarity will be found soon but for now here’s a list of all the players who have agreed to touring Pakistan.

22 comments… add one
  • Ali Hassan Mughal Mar 22, 2018, 7:37 pm

    Thanks For All Players

  • shahbaz ahmad Mar 22, 2018, 4:48 pm

    wel come forigner player came pakistan

  • Ali Mar 20, 2018, 6:16 am

    Karachi won the eliminater 2 with quetta and also won the final with 1 run

  • ABUBAKAR Mar 19, 2018, 3:08 pm

    THIS IS NOT GOOD JOURNALIST are better they go to siria and iraq countrys like this and do there work and look these sports man not going to pakistan

    • Daniyal Mar 20, 2018, 1:09 pm

      Yeah men you’re absolutely right

    • Ali Hassan Mughal Mar 22, 2018, 7:39 pm

      you are right

  • Rameen Mar 19, 2018, 1:18 pm

    They should never add Shane,Kevin and Russouw to the Gladiators squad again.This is not a joke.Cricket and PSL especially are our life.Cowards back off like this only….

  • Ali hassanbutt Mar 19, 2018, 8:07 am

    PSL drafting me sirf wo player shamil krne chahi ye jo pakistan a ne pr agree ho (in player se agreement krna chahi ye)
    Pakistan is a peaceful country

  • M0hammad umar nawaz Mar 18, 2018, 6:45 pm

    Eoin M0rgan is my best and i m n0t happy because he is n0t g0ing,

  • Afaq Ali Mar 18, 2018, 3:03 am

    I am happy, but not happy because two legend players can’t come to the Pakistan i.e, Shane Watson & Kevin Pieterson.
    They should have to come Pakistan!

  • Salman lahiq (sk) Mar 17, 2018, 5:22 pm

    Quetta final thak phonchay gaa pir har jaey gha q k khuch gladiators pakistan nahi a rahay

    • asif Mar 18, 2018, 7:34 pm

      Ohh…bhai woh pouhanchet ga he nae?…karachi ya peshawar pohanchey ga

      • Usman malik Mar 19, 2018, 5:39 am

        Islamabad ponch b gya or final jeet b jay ga bcz un ke team no 1 ha

      • Asim waleed Mar 19, 2018, 3:49 pm

        O bhai ye sirf one game baqi hy dino ko kutty Jessi Hi defeat ho gi

      • umar Mar 20, 2018, 12:51 pm

        exactly……Jaye ga hi KK.agy IU tou ja hi chuka h

  • Zargham Abbas Mar 14, 2018, 7:59 am

    I am very big fan of Morgan but sadly to say that he is very coward yeah we understand that they have families but due to your Timidity you can’t label any country a terrorist state

  • Rashid ansari Feb 20, 2018, 2:00 am

    Cominqe all pelyers pakistan pakistan safe city pak army zindabad

  • Nadeem lah Feb 8, 2018, 3:06 pm

    I love you lahore Qalanderpsl team

  • Nadeem lah Feb 8, 2018, 2:47 pm

    Je ahya no internation khilario

  • Nadeem lah Feb 8, 2018, 2:38 pm

    All internatiom palyerwill be coming in psl pak pakistan couintry is vry safe

  • Khizer malik Jan 1, 2018, 9:27 am

    His batting is very good

  • sattar khan Dec 9, 2017, 3:40 pm

    hey all players

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