PSL Teams 2019
The HBL PSL players list is placed here. The fourth season of the Pakistan Super League will be held in 2019 and while the PSL squads are yet to be announced, we have a fair idea of what could happen during the Draft. PCB terminated franchise rights of Multan Sultans with Schon Properties Broker LLC.
From the Pakistan Super League squads for the 2018 season which are mentioned below, teams will be allowed to retain a few players – that number is yet to be ascertained – and once that is done they will go into the PSL Draft for the 2019 season.
More information on the PSL Draft will be released closer to the second half of the year but till then you can have a look at the squads for the 2018 season below and let us know which players would you like retained for the next season.
PSL 2019 Trades:
The Lahore Qalandars released Brendon McCullum from their squad and brought in Hassan Khan and Rahat Ali in place of Sunil Narine and Umar Akmal who went to the Quetta Gladiators. In another trade, Sohail Tanvir has left Multan Sultans and joined Quetta Gladiators for this season of the PSL. Also interesting to note was that Mohammad Hafeez has been released from the Peshawar Zalmi squad and he will be a part of the Draft that will be held later this month. The HBL PSL 2019 players list is placed below.
PSL 2019 Squad All Teams
The 6 Pakistan Super League 2018 teams are:
|Teams||PSL 2019 Teams Squad players list|
|Islamabad United||Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Hussain Talat, Waqas Mahmood, Sahibzada Farhan|
|Karachi Kings||Colin Munro, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Liam Dawson, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Sameen Gul|
|Quetta Gladiators||Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Anwar Ali, Saud Shakil|
|Lahore Qalandars||Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Anton Devcich, Rahat Ali, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Hassan Khan|
|Sixth Team||Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Shan Masood, Mohammad Abbas, M Irfan Khan, Umar Siddiq, Mohammad Junaid|
What Happened Last PSL Season
Teams were allowed to retain nine players going into the PSL Draft but with a sixth team added to the mix. Foreign PSL players will be paid USD 10,000 per match to play in Pakistan next season. After having retained nine players before the PSL Draft, the six teams were expected to pick up to 11 more cricketers for the third edition of the tournament using the Draft.
These players were picked in the Platinum Round, Diamond Round, Gold Round, Silver Round (two), Emerging Players Round (two) and the Supplementary Player Round (four). Lahore Qalandars picked up three players during the Supplementary Round because their purse was over before they could pick the fourth and they ended up with 19 players.
The Karachi Kings decided not to pick up their fourth Supplementary player till after their National Cricketer Hunt was over.
The Islamabad United brought in South African all-rounder JP Duminy as their Platinum pick before selecting Australia and New Zealand cricketer Luke Ronchi, Pakistani all-rounder Fahim Ashraf and England keeper batsman Sam Billings.
Also joining the squad were Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan and Hussain Talat while the Supplementary players who might not be available for the entire duration of the tournament were Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain.
For the 2019 edition of the PSL, Islamabad United will not have their captain talisman Misbah ul Haq who has decided to retire from the game.
Karachi Kings had earlier announced that Imad Wasim will lead the side and he was joined by South African middle-order batsman Colin Ingram, Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, England hard-hitting opener Luke Wright and South African all-rounder David Wiese.
The others to feature in the PSL Draft for the Kings were Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Hasan Mohsin and Colin Munro in the Emerging Category and Eoin Morgan and Saifullah Bangash in the Supplementary Round.
Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was the first pick for Peshawar Zalmi and he was joined by Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam and Saad Nasim before Taimoor Sultan, Ibtisam Sheikh and Sameen Gul joined him in the line-up.
They will miss the services of Shakib al Hasan, however, who withdrew from the tournament before it started. Sabbir Rahman has been added as partial cover to the side.
The Supplementary Round of players saw the Zalmis pick Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman and Muhammad Arif for the side.
With Shane Watson and Carlos Brathwaite joining the Quetta Gladiators in the Platinum and Diamond category, they have a middle-order that consists of two different kinds of all-rounder. The pair will be joined by some other Pakistani cricketers like Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel and Hassan Khan.
In the Supplementary round of picks, the players who made it to the Gladiators side were Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Moin Khan (jr.) and Faraz Ahmed.
The Lahore Qalandars were the first team to bring in a Platinum player and they selected Aussie gun batsman, Chris Lynn. He joins his Brisbane Heat teammate and captain Brendon McCullum in the squad along with Mustafizur Rehman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Ghulam Mudassar.
However, according to latest news, Lynn won’t be joining the team because of an injury issue.
The other Supplementary players who could be available for a few games are Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan and Gulraiz Sadaf.
Multan Sultans became the sixth side to join the Pakistan Super League following a bidding procedure. They join the Peshawar Zalmis, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United as the other teams in the competition.
Newly-formed side Multan Sultans brought in Imran Tahir before setting in for middle-order batsman Darren Bravo and Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad in their line-up. Mohammad Abbas and Nicholas Pooran were the others picked up before Abdullah Shafique and Saif Badar joined the side from the Emerging category.
Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq and Ross Whiteley form the Supplementary players.
Platinum category: $140,000-230,000
Diamond category: $75,000-80,000
Gold category: $50,000-60,000
Silver category: $22,000-33,000
Emerging category: $10,000-12,000
Overseas players who feature in matches in Pakistan will be paid $10,000 per game they appear.
According to a latest PCB report, the number of players allowed in the squad has been raised to 21 from the original 20 and an extra purse of $25,000 has been allocated to the teams. The extra player will have to be from Pakistan and “may include players unearthed through talent hunt programs or top performers from the National T20 Cup taking place in Rawalpindi currently.”
Last season had seen a main draft held before teams were allowed to transfer their players, and this was followed by a mini-Draft going into the final of the Pakistan Super League that was held in Lahore. This year, as many as eight games are expected to played in Pakistan, including a few in Lahore and Karachi.
PSL Chairman Najam Sethi has already said that the overseas players selected will be expected to play those Pakistan-based games as well.
In a strange piece of news, Shahid Afridi has decided he will no longer ply his trade for the Peshawar side which was led by Darren Sammy; instead he will feature for the Karachi Kings.
Inzamam-ul-Haq has joined the Lahore Qalandars in an advisory role for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League.
The country has a strong cricketing heritage and keeps dishing out prominent players on the scene. The country’s capacity at hurling fast bowlers on the cricketing arena is almost incredible. The administrators are tweaking last year’s faults to ensure that everything is hunky dory with Karachi set to host the PSL 2018 final.