PSL Teams and Players 2021

PSL 6 Teams 2021

The HBL PSL players list is placed here. The sixth season of the Pakistan Super League will be held on February 20, 2021, and the PSL 2021 squads for all teams are now announced at the end of the PSL Draft that was held on January 10. This year, as before, all the games in the PSL will be played in Pakistan and in Karachi and Lahore only. The PSL teams 2021 list of players are below.

PSL 2021 Squad All Teams

Teams PSL 2021 Teams Squad players list
Islamabad United Shadab Khan (captain), Alex Hales, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Muhammad Musa, Zafar Gohar, Hasan Ali, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Akif Javed, Fawad Ahmed, Paul Stirling, Ali Khan

PSL 2021 overseas replacements: Usman Khawaja replaces Alex Hales, Janneman Malan replaces Lewis Gregory.

Replacements/Additions for UAE leg: Mohammad Akhlaq

Karachi Kings Imad Wasim (captain), Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Aamer Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram, Noor Ahmad, Abbas Afridi

PSL 2021 overseas replacements: Martin Guptill replaces Colin Ingram, Thisara Perera replaces Mohammad Nabi, Najeebullah Zadran replaces Dan Christian, Litton Das replaces Joe Clarke.

Replacements/Additions for UAE leg: Mohammad Haris Khan

Peshawar Zalmi Wahab Riaz (captain), Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali, David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Imran, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Amir Khan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore

PSL 2021 overseas replacements: Fabian Allen replaces Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rovman Powell replaces Liam Livingstone, Fidel Edwards replaces Saqib Mahmood.

Replacements/Additions for UAE leg: Bismillah Khan

Quetta Gladiators Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mahmood, Anwar Ali, Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Usman Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Dale Steyn, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis

PSL 2021 overseas replacements: Andre Russell replaces Tom Banton.

Replacements/Additions for UAE leg: Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad, Zahir Khan

Lahore Qalandars Sohail Akhtar (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Dilbar Hussain, Rashid Khan, Samit Patel, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Agha Salman, Muhammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Muhammad Zaid, Joe Denly, Ahmed Daniyal

PSL 2021 overseas replacements: Shakib-Al-Hasan replaces Rashid Khan, James Faulkner replaces David Wiese, Joe Burns replaces Samit Patel, Callum Ferguson replaces Tom Abell, Seekuge Prasana replaces Joe Denly.

Replacements/Additions for UAE leg: Tim David, Sultan Ahmed

Multan Sultans Mohammad Rizwan (captain), Shahid Afridi, Rilee Rossouw, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Khushdil Shah, James Vince, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Shan Masood, Sohaibullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Mohammad Umar, Imran Khan, Carlos Brathwaite

PSL 2021 overseas replacements: Mahmudullah Riyad replaces Chris Lynn, Rahmanullah Gurbaz replaces James Vince, George Linde replaces Adam Lyth, Obed McCoy replaces Carlos Brathwaite.

Replacements/Additions for UAE leg: Shimron Hetmyer, Johnson Charles, Hammad Azam, Muhammad Waseem

Now that the dust has settled following the 2021 players’ draft and the teams are confirmed, we will take a look at each squad’s strengths and weaknesses as we analyse and break them down for you. Here you will find a full, in-depth preview of things to come this year.

Islamabad United

The most successful PSL team has arguably been the busiest in terms of chopping and changing things. Following last season’s disastrous effort where they came bottom of the league standings, they have tried everything in their powers to regain those glory days of years gone by. Islamabad was involved in the season’s most significant trade as they swapped Colin Ingram for England’s T20 batting specialist Alex Hales. It’s a trade that has been hotly discussed since it was announced, with many arguing cases for both teams as to who got the better do the deal. Both players are returning to their original PSL squads, having previously played for each side in the past. They used their wildcard pick on Hasan Ali, who had previously played for Peshawar Zalmi in every other PSL edition. He will be a fantastic addition to their bowling attack that was undoubtedly lacking last year. They have also supplemented the talented Chris Jordan, who could be a significant coop for them. Assistant coach Saeed Ajmal said that the draft went exactly the way they had hoped for and that they were happy with their completed business. I think they still might be a tad short in terms of challenging for the honours this season; however, they will be more competitive.

Multan Sultans

The Sultans probably have the most experienced squad in this season’s tournament with Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Chris Lynn, and Carlos Braithwaite. Lynn and Braithwaite are new editions to the team this season, and they will offer some much-needed firepower. The Sultans are the tournament’s newest team and improved upon two fifth-placed league finishes back to back, claiming the top spot last year. However, they failed to reach the final as they lost in both eliminators. This is probably why they have opted to go down the experience route this season to see if they can get over the line and reach this year’s final. My view is that they will be there or thereabouts again this season; however, they may fall short of lifting the trophy once again.

Lahore Qalandars

Although Lahore let Chris Lynn, one of the world’s most experienced T20 batsmen in the world go, they picked up the world’s best T20 bowler in Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan. Khan’s addition is a massive scoop for last seasons losing finalists and is a move that they will be hoping will take them one step further this season. They have retained Mohamed Hafeez and Ben Dunk and supplemented England’s Joe Denly, which is possibly why they have let Chris Lynn go, as, between those three, they should be able to get off to plenty of good starts. The Qalandars have plenty of options at both ends of the crease; however, they may be lacking in the middle order, which may or may not matter as they have batsmen and bowlers that can single handily take the game away from their opponents. I predict they could again make this seasons final if they can stay injury-free and their foreign players have no trouble travelling to Pakistan.

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar was the only PSL team not to retain eight players and instead only opted to retain five. They finished last season’s competition in fourth place and lost in the opening eliminator, and they feel that they require a change of direction. This is reflected in them releasing all-rounder Hasan Ali who spent every season with Peshawar up until now. However, they have added South Africans David Miller to their squad, making his PSL debut this season. They also added the world’s number two ranked T20 bowler in Mujeeb Ur Rehman. Mohammad Akram, the Peshawar Cricketing Director, said that their aim in the draft was to strengthen their middle order. They appear to have achieved that by signing the talented David Miller. While Peshawar Zalmi has made some excellent signings, their squad lacks depth, and they could find themselves in a similar position to last season.

Quetta Gladiators

The Gladiators have gone all out to improve upon last season’s fifth-placed finish by signing T20 legend Chris Gayle and England’s Tom Banton, who between them have a fine mixture of youth and experience. They also added Cameron Delport, who has the PSL’s fastest century, scored in just 49 balls. This combination gives them a tremendous amount of firepower, and the former PSL winners will be a match for anyone. Head coach Moin Khan spoke of their delight in capturing the experienced Chris Gayle, especially following Shane Watson’s retirement. While there is no doubt that Quetta has the best batting line up in the tournament, they lack in the bowling department, and only time will tell if their firepower up top can carry them over the line. My judgement is that it won’t be enough, and while they should improve upon last season’s fifth-place finish, I doubt they will be this year’s winners.

Karachi Kings

The reigning PSL champions have added two great all-rounders in Mohammad Nabi and Dan Christian as they look to retain their maiden tournament victory. They kept the core of their championship winnings side last year. Cricketing Director Wasim Akram recently spoke of his pleasure with how the draft went as they continued their approach to have a well-rounded team by bringing in two wold class all-rounders. The Kings aren’t particularly a squad of stars, but they have a great work ethic and team spirit, which carried them to the title last season. They will be up there again this season; however, they may come up short this season against sides that have dramatically added to their squads.

My prediction is that the league’s historically worst team, the Lahore Qalandars, will go one step further this season and lift their first-ever PSL trophy.

With so many new permutations, this seasons tournament could yet be the best, so stay tuned, sit back and enjoy the drama to come! The PSL 2021 tickets details are placed here.

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 Pakistan set to host all the matches next season. The HBL PSL 2021 players list is placed above.

243 comments… add one
  • Alvi Feb 18, 2020, 5:45 pm

    Off course United

  • MalikMurtazaJaan Feb 18, 2020, 4:49 pm

    Insha Allah and I Hope This Season Karachi Will Win Psl 5 Cup..

  • sarkar Feb 18, 2020, 10:45 am

    united we win

  • Saad Feb 18, 2020, 7:08 am

    Lahore jetega

    • Awais alone Feb 2, 2021, 8:27 am

      I hope zalmi win in psl 6.

  • Salman Arif Feb 17, 2020, 8:00 am

    Karachi Kings will win the PSL 5 IN SHAH ALLAH..

  • Shakir ullah Feb 17, 2020, 3:08 am

    Insha Allah lahore qalandar will win

  • Shahid khan Feb 16, 2020, 2:26 pm

    Inshaallah peshawar zalmi will win the psl 5 my favourite players sammy, pollard,kamran,andwahab i request of all muslims to whose support the zalmi.

  • Shahzad ahmed Feb 16, 2020, 4:51 am

    team will be win which will do hard work .shahid afridi is a shining star of pakistan cricket history /

  • muhammad haseeb Feb 16, 2020, 3:29 am

    inshallah multan sultan jeety ga

  • Karachi wala Feb 15, 2020, 3:58 pm

    Karachi KINGS will crush everyone

  • Boom. Feb 15, 2020, 1:29 pm

    Insallah bom fatgiya…..

  • umair khan Feb 15, 2020, 8:32 am

    lahore he jeetay ga.

  • Tayyab jioya Feb 15, 2020, 6:42 am

    Insahallaha pshwar win psl 5

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 2:30 pm

    Karachi jeetage

  • Junaid khan Feb 14, 2020, 2:09 pm

    Mardan knight rider wins

  • HABIBULLAH VIRK Feb 14, 2020, 11:20 am

    Inshallah Lahore Qalanders Will Win……………….

  • Adeel kanyal Feb 14, 2020, 10:15 am

    Win the psl 2020 karachi kings in the king of 2020 psl

  • Aqib Feb 14, 2020, 4:32 am


  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2020, 11:02 pm

    Peshawar Zalmi

  • Shan Feb 13, 2020, 8:43 pm

    Lahore qalander win

  • Sahil khan Feb 13, 2020, 7:22 pm

    Peshawar zalmi win psl 5 2020

    • Saghar Feb 18, 2020, 6:32 am

      Where is anwar ali

  • Abdul Rauf Feb 13, 2020, 7:14 pm

    Lahore Qalander winner ho ga Insha Allah PSL5 2020

  • inam ullah khan Feb 13, 2020, 5:29 pm

    inshallah peshawar will win the psl 5 inshallah and i’m proud of my team and inshallah they will win and the chances are bright for islamabad united but inshallah i guess that peshawar will win. my favourite players are darren sammy the legend captain, liam dawson the surviver of match untill it’s last breath , wahab riaz the game changer.
    my pray is to retain all the muslim states with happiness.AMEEN

  • Spozh Feb 13, 2020, 4:58 pm

    Seriously. The grammar of my fellow citizens deserves a big round of laughter. I mean what the heck does trophey or trofy mean. Its spell trophy.

  • Spozh Feb 13, 2020, 4:50 pm

    Inshallah pakistan will win cause you know these are Pakistani cities and a city belonging to us wins so Pakistan wins.

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