PSL Draft 2020 Date & Time – December 6 & 7, 2019
The fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League is set to be a grand affair with many more foreign cricketers showing their interest in the league. The PSL Draft for the 2020 edition of the tournament will be held on December 6 and 7 and the order of play as far as the Draft picks has been decided. Players’ categories for the PSL 5 draft is placed below.
Quetta Gladiators, arguably one of the more consistent teams in the PSL, will get the chance to pick up a player first in the opening round of the PSL Draft, followed by Lahore Qalandars.
The order for the remaining four teams picking up the players is Multan Sultans, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings. Please note this is the Draft pick order for the first round only. More details on the rest of the order of play are still awaited.
What’s interesting is that the PSL Draft order was decided on the basis of a popular method of deciding the order in single wicket tournaments across the country.
The next edition of the PSL will be held from February 20 and will go on till March 22 when the final will be played. The schedule is yet to be released but it has been said the entire PSL will be played in Pakistan. As far as the overseas cricketers are concerned, AB de Villiers has opted out of the league to manage workload. HBL Player draft 2019 players list is placed below.
PSL Draft 2020 Players List
PSL 5 Draft Players List (International Players)
Platinum Players: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Rashid Khan, Dan Christian, Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn, Moeen Ali, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid and Jason Roy, Sandeep Lamichhane, Colin Munro, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard
Diamond Players: Roelof van der Merwe, Luke Ronchi, Kyle Abbott, Cameron Delport, Marchant de Lange, Rassie van der Dussen, Robbie Frylinck, Simon Harmer, Heino Kuhn, Duanne Olivier, Dane Vilas, Hardus Viljoen and David Wiese, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka and Isuru Udana, Fabian Allen, Johnson Charles, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Daren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas and Kesrick Williams
PSL 5 Draft Players List (Local Player Categories)
Platinum Players: Babar Azam, Mohammad Irfan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Aamir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Diamond Players: Ahmed Shehzad, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Usman Shinwari, Imam ul Haq, Umer Akmal, Iftekhar Ahmed, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail
Gold Players: Aamir Yamin, Sohail Akhtar, Anwar Ali, Hussain Talat, Waqas Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umer Amin, Mohammad Hasnain, Hammad Azam, Awais Zia, Sahibzada Farhan, Rahat Ali, Salman Butt,Aizaz Cheema, Saad Ali, Rumman Raees, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Sami, Shakeel Ansar, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Abbas, Shan Masood
Silver Players: Agha Salman, Mohammad Musa, Umar Siddiq, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Nauman Ali, Ali Shafique, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Naseem Shah, Hassan Khan, Ammad Butt, Danish Aziz, Ghulam Mudasir, Jalat Khan, Irfan Khan, Jaahid Ali, Gohar Ali, Samiullah, Ibtesam Sheikh, Jamal Anwar, Usama Mir, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Asghar, Ahsan Ali, Sameen Gul, Saud Shakil, Rizwan Hussain
Emerging Players: Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Nabi Gul, Mohammad Junaid, Umair Masood, Mohammad Ilyas, Nasir Nawaz, Umer Khan, Mohammad Azam Khan
Teams were also now allowed to sign up new players directly. All new players must enter the players draft to get picked. Players who were picked up last season have had their categories updated if needed. The draft will allow teams to pick up players in a pre-decided order which will be decided on the basis of the previous year’s rankings. Pakistan Super League draft results and live stream will be placed below.
Some PSL Draft Details
- Each franchise has a $1.1million salary cap.
- Up to 8 players can be retained before Draft.
- At-least three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver & two Emerging players per team. Franchises can also pick two supplementary players.
- PSL squads of 18 players each.
This year will be no different though and Ten Sports and PTV Sports channels are set to broadcast the PSL draft live on the aforementioned date. The HBL Pakistan Super League player draft will be broadcast online on YouTube and we will live blog the draft event on this page. PSL Draft results will be placed below.
Rounds in the PSL Draft
First round: Platinum Players
Second Round: Diamond Players
Third Round: Gold Players.
Fourth & Fifth Rounds: Silver Players
Sixth & Seven Rounds: Emerging Players
Next Four Rounds: Supplementary Players
PSL Draft 2019 Results
|Teams||PSL 2019 Draft Picks|
|Islamabad United||Islamabad players picked in the draft: Ian Bell, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Musa, Nasir Nawaz|
|Supplementary Picks: Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Rizwan Hussain|
|Karachi Kings||Karachi players picked in the draft: Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed|
|Supplementary Picks: Aamir Yamin, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone, Jaahid Ali|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Peshawar players picked in the draft: Kieron Pollard, Misbah-ul-Haq, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar, Nabi Gul|
|Supplementary Picks: Waqar Salamkheil, Chris Jordan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Samiullah|
|Quetta Gladiators||Quetta players picked in the draft: Dwayne Bravo, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Mudassar, Naseem Shah|
|Supplementary Picks: Harry Gurney, Ahmed Shehzad, Azam Khan, Jalat Khan|
|Lahore Qalandars||Lahore players picked in the draft: AB de Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Sandeep Lamichanne, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood|
|Supplementary Picks: Brendan Taylor, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Harris Rauf|
|The Sixth Team||The Sixth Team players picked in the draft: Steven Smith, Shahid Afridi, Joe Denly, Qais Ahmed, Nicholas Pooran, Lauri Evans, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Ilyas|
|Supplementary Picks: Daniel Christian, Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar|
You can find the complete PSL Squads for the 2020 edition here.
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.