PSL Draft 2018 – List of Players

PSL 2018 Draft Date & Time – November 10, 2017

psl draft 2016 dateThe 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:

Quetta Gladiators:

Players Retained:
Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq.

Islamabad United:

Players Retained:
Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali.

Lahore Qalandars:

Players Retained:
Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti

Players Traded:
Sohail Khan in for Mohammad Rizwan who leaves for Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings:

Players Retained:
Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir

Players Traded:
Mohammad Rizwan in for Sohail Khan who leaves for Lahore Qalandars
Shahid Afridi from Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi:

Players Retained:
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.

482 comments… add one
  • ayaz Oct 19, 2017, 5:46 am

    bring imran nazir back

  • Talha Habib Oct 18, 2017, 8:07 am

    HBL PSL is very good for Pakistan and for rise of new tallent in Pakistan and the result is we won the ICC CHAMPIONS trophy 20017 and we beat:
    South Africa
    and finally India.

  • Sajid khan Oct 18, 2017, 4:16 am

    Mera PCB se request hai k PSL 3 me Alex hales Jo’s buttler air Joe root Glenn maxwell an devilliers air guptil ko b shamil karo please

    • Hussain Oct 18, 2017, 6:26 pm

      Same too u bro

  • Nazeer ahmed nizamani Oct 17, 2017, 7:03 pm

    Ary yar pcb khe khape karachi kings main ab divleyr ain hasim amla ain mexvel khe rahin khape karachi kings zindabad

  • Nazeer ahmed Oct 17, 2017, 6:54 pm

    Imran nazir ko q nahi khilate ho

    • azani Oct 18, 2017, 4:15 pm

      in multan

  • DJ BRAVO Oct 17, 2017, 3:53 pm


  • Kashif Aziz Oct 17, 2017, 2:41 pm

    Wish they would announce the dates for the matches so those of us flying in can book tickets, poor planning by the PCB!!!

  • Innocent khan Oct 17, 2017, 8:44 am

    PSL 2018 ka draft kab hona ha

    • hassan Oct 18, 2017, 11:55 am

      date update plyar relis for psl

    • shahan Oct 18, 2017, 6:46 pm

      10 November ko

  • tayyab Oct 17, 2017, 6:56 am

    Imran nazer ,boom boom, m ameir.dàvd melan.tamm aqbal.ravy bopara.Luke rite.ronche

  • Nawaz k Oct 17, 2017, 5:36 am

    Draft lahore me t20 ke baad ho ga

  • Faisal Ahmad Oct 16, 2017, 6:41 pm

    A finch warner Ab maxi hals jasay baday player ko lena chaye psl 3 main.

  • Sajawal Oct 16, 2017, 5:01 pm

    Sethi shb AB davelier, warner aur maxwel ko b lao

    • Tami Oct 16, 2017, 7:48 pm

      Bhai ye psl hai ipl nai its psl.s3 ab and Warner jese player psl s4.5 mein aien ge or who say fuck psl go fuck themselves up

  • nasrullah chick Oct 16, 2017, 10:00 am

    ye sali psl bik gyi hai!!
    chutya type player aa rhai hein!!!!
    fuck u psl!!!
    fuck u najam sethi!!

    • Talha Habib Oct 18, 2017, 8:08 am

      Ap jase log mulk ko traqi nahi karne dete.

  • nasrullah Oct 16, 2017, 9:59 am

    ye sali psl bik gyi hai!!
    chutya type player aa rhai hein!!!!
    fuck u psl!!!
    fuck u najam sethi!!

  • Sufyan Mirza 333 Oct 15, 2017, 1:04 pm

    Draft konsi date ko hoga suna tha k 15 Oct ko hoga

    • Romeo's Oct 15, 2017, 2:19 pm

      Yr 15 oct ka kah rha tha ab pata nahi

    • Misbah Oct 17, 2017, 2:32 pm

      3 aur 7 nove k darmyan me

  • AAKIF ALI Oct 15, 2017, 8:11 am

    when psl draft schedule

  • zeeshan Oct 15, 2017, 6:04 am

    Sultans v qalandars

    • zeeshan Oct 16, 2017, 4:50 pm

      Psl draft 15 oct ko hona tha phir kya hua?

  • Zohaib Oct 15, 2017, 4:15 am

    PSL draft kon so date ko hai

  • kaleem usman Oct 14, 2017, 12:38 pm


    • samikhan Oct 15, 2017, 1:54 pm

      only zalmi

  • LAHORE KE ZINDA DIL Oct 13, 2017, 8:25 am


    • Anonymous Oct 15, 2017, 2:15 pm

      Qalandar lahore bandar

  • Shakir Oct 12, 2017, 6:17 pm

    Kya bat hay players ke

  • HANNAN KHALID Oct 12, 2017, 11:56 am


  • hàîder àlvi Oct 12, 2017, 11:42 am

    Draft KB hona h

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