PSL 2018 Draft Date & Time – November 10, 2017
The third edition of the Pakistan Super League is set to be a grand affair with many more foreign cricketers showing their interest in the league. Last year it took place at The Dome, Dubai Sports City and by the end of it, about a 100 players were either picked afresh or retained from the previous season. This year will be no different and Geo Super TV channel is set to broadcast the PSL draft live on November 10, 2017.
The retention and trading window for the 2018 Pakistan Super League opened on July 12 and teams were given an option of retaining up to nine players in the team. Teams are also now allowed to sign up new players directly. All new players must enter the players draft to get picked.
So the five teams from the previous two seasons were allowed to retain two players each from the Platinum, Diamond, Gold and Silver category, and 1 from the Emerging category to make it nine retained players at the maximum.
The sixth and the newest side in the competition, the Multan Sultans were allowed to pick nine players from each of the five categories in the pre-draft. What this means is that they will only have the right to those players which the first five teams do not retain in their squads.
While this could make it tougher for the side from Multan, it looks like a fair way for the old teams to retain some of their old flavour in the team – a way by which they can build around their brands.
PSL Player Retention
The owners were allowed up to October 5 to pick up the players they wanted to retain and every team retained and traded in a total of nine players apiece. The rest of the players were released by the franchises into the PSL pool, for the new team, Multan Sultan to pick before going into the PSL Draft for the third season.
The sixth side, Multan Sultans picked the following nine players – Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan and Kashif Bhatti.
PSL Squads Before the Draft:
Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq.
Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali.
Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti
Sohail Khan in for Mohammad Rizwan who leaves for Karachi Kings
Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Rizwan in for Sohail Khan who leaves for Lahore Qalandars
Shahid Afridi from Peshawar Zalmi
Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar.
PSL Draft Date
According to latest reports, the PSL Draft for the 2018 season would be held on 10th of November.
PSL draft Players List
Lahore Qalandars Released Players: Azhar Ali, Chris Green, Dwayne Bravo, Ghulam Mudassar, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Jason Roy, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar
Islamabad United Released Players: Ben Duckett, Brad Haddin, Dwayne Smith, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Nicholas Pooran, Rafatullah, Saeed Ajmal,Sam Billings, Shane Watson, Sharjeel Khan, Steven Finn, Zohaib Khan
Karachi Kings Released Players: Chris Gayle, Kashif Bhatti, Kieron Pollard,Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Rahat Ali, Ryan McLaren, Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Malik
Quetta Gladiators Released Players: Ahmed Shahzad, Anamul Haque, Bismillah Khan, Brad Hodge, Carlos Brathwaite, David Willey, Elton Chigumbura, Luke Wright, Moeen Ali, Mohammad NabiQuetta Gladiators, Morne van Wyk, Nathan McCullum, Noor Wali, Rayad Emrit,Rovman Powell, Saad Nasim, Sean Ervine, Thisara Perera, Tymal Mills, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar
Peshawar Zalmi Released Players: Andre Fletcher, Eoin Morgan, Imran Khan, Junaid Khan, Khushdil Shah, Marlon Samuels, Mohammad Shahzad, Samit Patel, Shahzad Muhammad, Sohaib Maqsood, Tamim Iqbal,Tillakaratne Dilshan, Umair Masood
New players expected to play in PSL 3
- Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand)
- Luke Ronchi (New Zealand)
- Colin Munro (New Zealand)
- Jason Holder (West Indies)
- Darren Bravo (West Indies)
- Evin Lewis (West Indies)
- Lendl Simmons (West Indies)
- James Vince (England)
- Tim Bresnan (England)
- Adil Rashid (England)
- John Hastings (Australia)
- Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
- Chris Lynn (Australia)
- Wayne Parnell (South Africa)
- Albie Morkel (South Africa)
- JP Duminy (South Africa)
- Imran Tahir (South Africa)
- Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
- Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)
- Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
You can find all the latest PSL Squads for the 2018 edition here.
Pakistan Super League Draft Results
Watch this space for live PSL Draft results updates.
PSL Draft Live Stream Online
The PSL governing council has made the decision to raise players’ salaries by 10 percent across all categories as well.
What do you think of this new PSL Draft? And who do you think will be retained by their teams and which players will be released? Let us know in the comments below.