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 the PSL squads were finally announced at the end of the PSL Draft that was held on November 20. PCB terminated franchise rights of Multan Sultans with Schon Properties Broker LLC. The 6 Pakistan Super League 2019 teams are below.
PSL 2019 Squad All Teams
|Teams||PSL 2019 Teams Squad players list|
|Islamabad United||Platinum – Shadab Khan, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf
Diamond – Mohammad Sami, Asif Ali, Ian Bell
Gold – Rumman Raees, Samit Patel, Philip Salt
Silver – Hussain Talat, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Cameron Delport
Emerging – Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz
Supplementary – Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Rizwan Hussain
|Karachi Kings||Platinum – Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Colin Munro
Diamond – Usman Khan Shinwari, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim
Gold – Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza
Silver – Awais Zia, Aaron Summers, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad
Emerging – Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed
Supplementary – Aamer Yamin, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone, Jaahid Ali
|Peshawar Zalmi||Platinum – Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Keiron Pollard
Diamond – Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq
Gold – Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Umer Amin
Silver – Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar
Emerging – Sameen Gul, Nabi Gul
Supplementary – Waqar Salamkheil, Chris Jordan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Samiullah
|Quetta Gladiators||Platinum – Sarfraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo
Diamond – Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz
Gold – Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Fawad Ahmed
Silver – Anwar Ali, Saud Shakil, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali
Emerging – Ghulam Mudassar, Nasim Shah
Supplementary – Harry Gurney, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Azam Khan, Jalat Khan
|Lahore Qalandars||Platinum – AB de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez
Diamond – Yasir Shah, Carlos Brathwaire, Corey Anderson
Gold – Anton Devchich, Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane
Silver – Shaheen Afridi, Hassan Khan, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Sohail
Emerging – Mohammad Imran, Umair Maqsood
Supplementary – Brendon Taylor, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Harris Rauf
|The Sixth Team||Platinum – Steve Smith, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi
Diamond – Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Joe Denly
Gold – Shan Masood, Qais Ahmed, Nicholas Pooran
Silver – Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Umar Siddiq, Laurie Evans, Nauman Ali
Emerging – Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Ilyas
Supplementary – Dan Christian, Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar
Before the PSL Draft, teams were allowed to retain up to 10 players divided into the various available categories, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging. Based on the number of players allowed to retain and those actually retained, teams were allowed to pick the rest of them using the Draft that was held in Islamabad.
Alsom before the Draft, teams were allowed trades between themselves as a part of a retention process. 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.
PSL Draft Highlights
During the Draft, the Lahore Qalandars had the first chance to pick a player in the Platinum player and with guys like AB de Villiers and Steven Smith available to feature in the tournament, it was never going to be difficult. The Qalandars went for de Villiers while The Sixth Team, formerly called the Multan Sultans, chose Smith.
Shahid Afridi was also picked up by The Sixth Team, while Peshawar Zalmi went for Kieron Pollard and Karachi Kings chose Colin Munro. Also Dwayne Bravo went to Quetta Gladiators during the Platinum picks.
The Diamond category of players saw players like Ian Bell, Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Brathwaite and Joe Denly get a look in while Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Sikandar Raza, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Sandeep Lamichanne, Qais Ahmed and Nicholas Pooran all made it to respective sides from the Silver category. The HBL PSL 2019 players list is placed above.
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.