PSL Teams and Players 2018

PSL Teams 2018

PSL Teams 2018

The HBL PSL players list is placed here. The Pakistan Super League squads for the third edition of the competition were announced after the PSL Draft that was held in a glittering ceremony in Lahore on November 12, 2017. PSL 3 to start in February, Karachi to host final.

The PSL squads for the third season have been updated here from after the Draft. The HBL PSL 2018 players list is placed below.

PSL 2018 Squad All Teams

The 6 Pakistan Super League 2018 teams are:

Teams PSL 2018 Teams Squad players list
Islamabad United Retained players: Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali

Players picked in the draft: JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat

Supplementary players: Alex Hales, Steven Finn (replaced David Willey), Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain

Emerging category players: Rohail Nazir

Player Covers: Samit Patel (as cover for Asela Gunaratne who was a cover for JP Duminy), Chadwick Walton (cover for Sam Billings)

Karachi Kings Retained players: Imad Wasim (captain), Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Ravi Bopara, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shahid Afridi

Players picked in the draft: Colin Ingram, Joe Denly (replaced Luke Wright), David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Hasan Mohsin, Tymal Mills (replaced Mitchell Johnson)

Supplementary players: Lendl Simmons (replaced Colin Munro), Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash

Emerging category players: Mohammad Taha, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro

Peshawar Zalmi Retained players: Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar

Players picked in the draft: Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh

Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Rikki Wessels (replaced Evin Lewis), Khalid Usman, Muhammad Arif

Emerging category players: Khushdil Shah

Player Covers: Liam Dawson (cover for Shakib al Hasan), Umaid Asif (cover for Hasan Ali)

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

Players picked in the draft: Shane Watson, Jofra Archer (replaced Carlos Brathwaite), Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan

Emerging category players: Mohammad Junaid

Supplementary players: Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Moin Khan (jr.), Faraz Ahmed

Player Covers: John Hastings (replaced Albie Morkel who was a cover for Jason Roy), Chris Green (cover for Rashid Khan), Ben Laughlin (cover for Jofra Archer)

Lahore Qalandars Retained players: Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan

Players picked in the draft: Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rehman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar

Supplementary players: Anton Devcich (replaced Angelo Mathews), Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf

Emerging category players: Imran Khan Jr.  Salman Irshad

Player Covers: Dinesh Ramdin (cover for Mustafizur Rahman)

Multan Sultans Pre-draft players: Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti

Players picked in the draft: Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar

Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley

Emerging category players: Shan Masood

Player Covers: Thisara Perera (cover for Imran Tahir)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Player Salaries:

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.

11371 comments… add one
  • Masrul Shekh Oct 12, 2017, 12:28 pm

    Krk boom boom afridi

  • Abdullah Saleem Oct 12, 2017, 12:23 pm

    Best of luck Karachi and Multan and Sultan

  • Ali Usama Oct 12, 2017, 12:20 pm

    MULTAN SULTAN (Best Of Luck)

  • walayat khan gilgit Oct 12, 2017, 11:56 am

    Karachi king win boom boom afridi win

    • zulfikar Oct 12, 2017, 2:12 pm

      moises henriques ko psl mai chance di do

  • Adnan Saleem Oct 12, 2017, 11:34 am

    Win PSL 2018 Lahore Qalandars

  • Ali Choudhary Oct 12, 2017, 11:20 am

    Bhai Imran Nazir Khan Hai
    my Vote For Lahore Qalandr

  • Amjad Oct 12, 2017, 11:08 am

    Lala is super hero

  • Ali Oct 12, 2017, 10:50 am


  • Amir ali Oct 12, 2017, 10:24 am

    Imran nazir se nafrat karty hain borad wly

  • Rashid khan Oct 12, 2017, 9:37 am

    bhai shahid afridi ki team jitegi 2018 psl ….love you lala

  • khan Oct 12, 2017, 8:37 am

    Karach king team is loss team

    • Rashid khan Oct 12, 2017, 9:38 am

      beta lala or aamir dono hai usme …..

  • jafar mughal Oct 12, 2017, 8:02 am

    wear is salman butt

  • khan Oct 12, 2017, 7:57 am

    Babar azam is odi player

  • Anik al hasan Oct 12, 2017, 7:43 am

    Shakib al hasan And mahmudulla Konsa Teem me hai oi teem ko ham hai

  • Ahmed Zafar Oct 12, 2017, 7:04 am

    Fakhar Zaman is my favourite player

    • khan Oct 12, 2017, 8:39 am

      My favourit player
      fakhar zaman

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2017, 6:31 am

    Fakhar zaman kis team ma hai

    • khan Oct 12, 2017, 8:40 am

      Quetta mai hai

  • Arshid bhullar Oct 12, 2017, 6:21 am

    pesawr zalmi
    psl3 win

  • Muhammad ahmad Oct 12, 2017, 6:03 am

    Imran nazir ko ku nakala?

    • KASHIF ALI Oct 12, 2017, 6:21 am


  • syed irtaza Oct 12, 2017, 4:50 am

    Where is big player ? Josen Roy ,sheen Watson ,

  • rashid khan Oct 12, 2017, 4:49 am

    Imran nazir and salman butt i am big fan

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2017, 3:27 am

    Sammy all the best
    we well win the psl 3
    in sha Allah zalmi

  • Ubaid ullah Oct 12, 2017, 1:48 am


    • Rana Burhan Oct 12, 2017, 2:54 am

      same here

  • Nadeem Aq Oct 12, 2017, 12:47 am

    Imran Nazir nhi khely gha kya?

  • Asim Oct 11, 2017, 7:44 pm

    are garib pcb ima
    ran nazir kaha h
    kyun list pe add kiya

  • Arslan ali Oct 11, 2017, 5:45 pm

    Imran nazir best player

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