• Thursday, May 28, 2020

Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020

Discussion in 'Sports' started by ghazi52, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. AZADPAKISTAN2009

    AZADPAKISTAN2009 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    31,177
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Ratings:
    +64 / 31,520 / -2
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    China
    Structure should be

    Starting Squad
    World International Players : 3 players
    Pakistani International Players: 4
    Un Capped / First Class player : 1
    U-23: 2
    U-18: 1

    ---------------------------------------
    Bench
    1 World International Player
    1 Pakistani International Players/ First Class player
    Un Capped / First Class player : 1
    2 U-23
    2 U-18


    • All Teams must play at least "3" U23 players
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2019
  2. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Reigning champions Quetta Gladiators to make the first pick in HBL PSL 2020 Player Draft
    NOV 04, 2019



    [​IMG]

    • Entire 18-round pick order is attached
    • Transfer and retention window for HBL PSL 2020 is now open
    • HBL PSL Player Draft to have the wildcard rule for the first-time
    • Urdu release is attached here

    Karachi, 4 November 2019: HBL Pakistan Super League Player Draft pick order for the 2020 season was announced today following the first-round pick order reveal on Sunday.

    Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani, Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan, owners and representatives of the HBL PSL franchises and representatives of the league partners HBL and Blitz Advertising gathered at the Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday to determine the pick order of the first round of the HBL PSL 2020 Player Draft.

    The first round picks were revealed through the depiction of an age-old street cricket tradition involving the cricket bat.

    Reigning HBL PSL champions Quetta Gladiators got the first pick, Lahore Qalandars second, Multan Sultans third, two-time former champions Islamabad United fourth, former champions Peshawar Zalmi got the fifth while Karachi Kings had to settle for the sixth and final pick in the order determined using the cricket bat method.

    On Monday, a specially-designed statistical model was used to decide the pick order for the remaining 17 rounds of the Draft.

    With the release of the pick order, the transfer and retention window for HBL PSL 2020 has officially opened as teams negotiate for exciting trade possibilities.

    As part of this year’s Draft policy, each team can retain up to eight players from last year’s roster. The requirement for teams to pick five foreign players in a squad of 16 players remains unchanged from the previous editions of the HBL PSL.

    In addition, teams will be allowed to pick two supplementary players out of which one can be a foreign player.

    However teams will have a chance to field a minimum of three and a maximum of four foreign players in the XI.

    HBL PSL will be introducing the wildcard pick rule for the 2020 season. A wildcard pick enables teams to pick players from Silver or Gold in the Diamond category round or, alternatively, a player from Silver in the Gold category round at the Draft. Each team will be allowed to exercise one wildcard pick at the Draft and bump-up a player accordingly.

    Chief Executive Officer PCB Wasim Khan said: “We are constantly trying to improve and explore new and exciting possibilities in the HBL Pakistan Super League. The wildcard pick rule is one such addition and we feel that it will make the HBL PSL Player Draft even more exciting for our fans and teams.

    “The selection strategies will need to adapt to the constantly changing scenarios which will make the teams come up with some out of the box plans as they will have to pre-empt other teams’ wildcard picks. We look forward to a very interesting phase in the lead-up to the Player Draft as teams review their retention possibilities and negotiate potential deals with other teams in the transfer window.”

    The HBL PSL 2020 will be staged in Pakistan with action set to start in February 2020.
     
  3. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Three franchises to have a change of head coach in PSL 5

    [​IMG]

    Islamabad United said the franchise and Dean Jones have agreed to part ways. Photo: AFP

    At least three Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises are expected to have new head coaches ahead of the next season, set to be held exclusively in Pakistan.

    While Islamabad United already announced to release Dean Jones, it was expected that two other franchises — Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans — would also have new faces in their coaching staff.

    In a statement Wednesday, Islamabad United said the franchise and the former Australian cricketer Dean Jones have agreed to part ways prior to the upcoming edition of the PSL.

    [​IMG]
    Islamabad United

    ✔@IsbUnited



    Thank you #Ustaad @ProfDeano for an amazing 4 seasons. Your contributions to #ISLU will always be cherished. We wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors. #Sherus are preparing for the coming season. Some big announcements coming soon! #UnitedWeWin #DimaghSe


    “In preparation for the whole tournament, moving to Pakistan and the natural progression of different members of the team, we have been evolving our plans and strategies over the past year,” Islamabad United owner Ali Naqvi said.

    Sources believe that Misbah ul Haq would be announced as the new head coach of Islamabad United. However, the franchise's management stated that they would announce all details closer to the draft for PSL 5.

    The players’ draft of the PSL 5 would be held in the first week of December in Lahore.

    Waqar Younis — now the bowling coach of Pakistan’s national cricket team — was also unlikely to remain on the dugout of Islamabad United for the upcoming season of PSL, while Saeed Ajmal and former New Zealand Cricketer Luke Ronchi were set to get coaching roles with the franchise.

    Meanwhile, Karachi Kings were also unlikely to retain Mickey Arthur as their head coach. Arthur — who was earlier removed as Pakistan’s head coach by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) — was likely to be replaced by Jones.

    Another PSL franchise, Multan Sultans, were in talks with former Kiwi cricketer and former England coach Andy Flower. They were previously coached by Johan Botha in the 2019 season and Tom Moody in the 2018.
     
  4. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    144 cricketers from 14 countries register in Gold Category for PSL5

    The list of 325 local players includes all cricketers from the domestic first and second XI squads as well as U19 cricketers

    [​IMG]

    Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore

    15 November, 2019


    [​IMG]
    '
    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today released the preliminary list of Gold Category foreign players for the HBL Pakistan Super League Player Draft 2019 as well as a list of 325 local players who have been assigned Gold, Silver and Emerging categories.

    The list of 325 local players includes all cricketers from the domestic first and second XI squads as well as U19 cricketers.

    As part of this year’s policy, players who have already represented Pakistan at the international level have been assigned a base category of Gold. The cut-off date for these records was the same that applied to category renewals of local players that took place last month. The list was reviewed and approved by Coordinator - National Selection Committee, Nadeem Khan and Head of Player Acquisition & Management PSL, Imran Ahmad Khan.

    True to its tradition of promoting young Pakistani talent, HBL PSL rules require teams to have at least two Emerging cricketers in a squad of 16. Players need to be U23 as on 1 January 2020 to qualify for this category.

    Each team can now nominate up to six emerging players and up to two talent hunt discoveries that may be added to this list.

    In the Gold category, 48 England, 40 West Indies, 19 Sri Lanka, 10 Bangladesh, six Afghanistan, four each from Australia and New Zealand, three each from Ireland, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and one each from Canada, the Netherlands, Scotland and the United States of America have registered.

    Local players in the Gold category are:

    Abid Ali, Adnan Akmal, Asad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Awais Zia, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Fawad Alam, Imran Farhat, Imran Khan Jr, Imran Khan Sr, Imran Nazir, Khurram Manzoor, Mansoor Amjad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Talha, Mukhtar Ahmed, Nauman Anwar, Raza Hasan, Saad Naseem, Sami Aslam, Sharjeel Khan (subject to completion of his rehabilitation), Umar Gul, Usman Salahuddin and Zulfiqar Babar.

    The PCB will announce updated lists across all Categories by or before 21 November.

    [​IMG]PHOTO
    CREDITS: Pakistan Super League


    List of international players who have registered in Gold Category to date:

    Afghanistan (6) - Gulbadin Naib, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Waqar Salamkheil and Zahir Khan

    Australia (4) - Ben Dunk, Jonathan Wells, Josh Lalor and Nathan Rimmington

    Bangladesh (10) - Abul Hasan Raju, Afif Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Alok Kapali, Aminul Islam, Litton Das, Mehdy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain and Taskin Ahmed

    Canada (1) - Nikhil Dutta

    England (48) - Adam Lyth, Alex Davies, Arron Lilley, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, Callum Parkinson, Chris Wood, Colin Ackermann, Craig Meschede, D Bell-Drummond, Dan Lawrence, Danny Briggs, David Payne, Dom Sibley, George Garton, Hamidullah Qadri, Hassan Azad, Jack Taylor, Jade Dernbach, James Fuller, Jamie Overton, Joe Clarke, John Simpson, Jordan Clark, Josh Cobb, Josh Davey, Josh Poysden, Luis Reece, Max Holden, Nathan Sowter Ollie Robinson, Paul Coughlin, Peter Trego, Reece Topley, Richard Gleeson, Riki Wessels, Rikki Clarke, Ross Whiteley, Ryan Higgins, Sam Hain, Samit Patel, Saqib Mahmood, Stephen Mullaney, Steven Croft, Tom Abell, Wayne Madsen, Will Jacks and Zak Chappell

    Ireland (3) - George Dockrell, Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling

    Netherlands (1) - Tobias Vissee

    New Zealand (4) - Anton Devcich, George Worker, Jeetan Patel and Seth Rance

    Scotland (1) - George Munsey

    South Africa (3) - Dwaine Pretorious, Vernon Philander and Wayne Parnell

    Sri Lanka (19) - Angelo Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chaturanga de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeevan Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lakshan Sandakan, Malinda Pushpakumara, Minod Banuka, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Seekugge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Upul Tharanga and Wanindu Hasaranga

    USA (1) - Ali Khan

    West Indies (40) - Andre Fletcher, Ashley Nurse, Bhaskar Yadram, Chadwick Walton, Christopher Barnwell, Danza Hyatt, Devendra Bishoo, Dominic Drakes, Dwayne Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jahmar Hamilton, Jeavon Searles, Jeremiah Louis, Jerome Taylor, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Joshua Bishop, Kennar Lewis, Keron Cottoy, Khary Pierre, Kieran Powell, Kjorn Yohance, Krishmar Santokie, Kyle Mayers, Leniko Boucher, Mark Deyal, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Ray Reifer, Rayad Emrit, Roland Cato, Romario Shepherd, Ronsford Beaton, Rovman Powell, Shamar Springer, Shane Dowrich, Sheldon Cottrell, Shermon Lewis, Trevon Griffith and Veerasammy Permaul

    Zimbabwe (3) - Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis and Sikandar Raza
     
  5. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Sharjeel Khan to play in Pakistan Super League next year?


    November 16, 2019


    [​IMG]

    Sharjeel Khan has included his name in the gold category for the PSL draft


    Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan could potentially play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) next year, but it depends on two things.


    The first is whether he gets picked in the draft. The 30-year-old, who was banned for five years for his involvement in a corruption scandal in the 2017 edition of the PSL, with two-and-a-half years being suspended, has included his name in the gold category for the PSL draft.

    The second is how he is progressing in his ongoing rehabilitation program.

    The gold category for the PSL draft features 27 Pakistani players and 144 international cricketers.

    PakistanSuperLeague

    ✔@thePSLt20



    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Presenting the local player Gold category pool for #HBLPSL Player Draft 2019!

    What are your suggestions for your favourite team?

    MORE: https://psl-t20.com/news/983

    [​IMG]

    2,296

    Nov 15, 2019
    PakistanSuperLeague

    ✔@thePSLt20



    144 cricketers from 14 countries register in Gold Category for #HBLPSL 2020

    MORE: https://psl-t20.com/news/983

    [​IMG]

    1,235

    8:10 AM - Nov 15, 2019
    Twitter Ads info and privacy

    252 people are talking about this


    Next year’s PSL, which will be held entirely in Pakistan, will run from February 20 to March 22.
     
  6. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    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
     
  7. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    PSL has great standards, I would love to be a part of it: Hashim Amla


    [​IMG]

    The former skipper hails the PSL's 'standards' and expresses his wish to partake in league. Photo: Reuters

    Former South Africa captain Hashim Amla has hailed the playing standards of the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) and expressed his desire to partake in the tournament's 2020 season.

    Amla, while speaking at a press conference during the T10 League in the UAE, said that the feedback he has received from the PSL's foreign participants has been positive.

    "I have heard good things about the league. They have great standards and everyone who has participated in the league has painted a positive outlook of the league," he said.

    I have never gotten the chance to play in the PSL yet but I hope to experience it this time.
    Amla had visited Pakistan with the World XI in 2017 and, under the leadership of his compatriot Faf du Plessis, had played three matches in Lahore.

    "The 2017 tour was great. The people were hospitable and I hope to experience this once again in the PSL," he said.

    The 36-year-old had announced his international retirement following the Proteas’ lackluster World Cup campaign this year but he is still active in the franchise cricket circuit.
     
  8. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    PSL teams announce player retentions for season five
    The much-anticipated HBL PSL Player Draft will be staged at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore, on December 6

    [​IMG]
    Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore
    01 December, 2019


    [​IMG]PHOTO COURTESY: PCB
    The Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have announced their player retentions ahead of the draft for the fifth edition of the tournament.

    Almost all the key members of the Pakistan Twent20 International (T20I) side have been retained by their respective teams.

    The player retention list is headed by the T20I captain and world’s No.1 ranked batsman Babar Azam, who has been retained by Karachi Kings along with fast bowler Mohammad Amir and all-rounder Imad Wasim.

    Reigning champions Quetta Gladiators have kept faith in former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed along with pacer Mohammad Hasnain. The side have also withheld Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who was player of HBL PSL 2019.

    Islamabad United, champions in 2016 and 2018, have retained wrist spinner Shadab Khan and Musa Khan along with New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi, player of HBL PSL 2018.

    Opener Fakhar Zaman, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi will once again be in Lahore Qalandars’ colours, while Shahid Afridi has been retained by Multan Sultan along with current Pakistan T20I player Mohammad Irfan.

    Peshawar Zalmi, winners in 2017, have retained their ace pacers Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz along with wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal.

    The much-anticipated PSL Player Draft will be staged at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore, on December 6.

    Following is the complete list of players retained and released by the franchises:



    Karachi Kings

    Players retained - Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir (both Platinum), Imad Wasim (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Iftikhar Ahmed (Diamond), Aamir Yamin (Gold), Usama Mir (Silver) and Umer Khan (Emerging)

    Players released - Aaron Summers, Abrar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Awais Zia, Ben Dunk, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Jaahid Ali, Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikander Raza, Sohail Khan and Usman Shinwari (transferred to Lahore Qalandars)



    Lahore Qalandars

    Players retained - Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez (both Platinum), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), David Wiese, Usman Shinwari (Diamond, Usman transferred from Karachi Kings), Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar (both Gold), Salman Butt (Silver).

    Players released - AB de Villiers (not available in 2020), Agha Salman, Aizaz Cheema, Anton Devcich, Asela Gunaratne, Brendan Taylor, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson (not available in 2020), Gohar Ali, Hardus Viljoen, Haris Sohail, Hassan Khan, Mohammad Imran, Rahat Ali, Riki Wessels, Ryan ten Doeschate (not available in 2020), Saad Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Umair Masood, Yasir Shah



    Quetta Gladiators

    Players retained – Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed (both Platinum), Shane Watson (Diamond as Player Mentor), Ahmed Shehzad (Diamond), Umar Akmal (Gold as Brand Ambassador), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold), Ahsan Ali and Naseem Shah (Silver)

    Players released - Anwar Ali, Danish Aziz, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Fawad Ahmed, Ghulam Mudassar, Harry Gurney, Jalat Khan, Max Waller, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Azam Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Rilee Rossouw, Saud Shakil and Sohail Tanvir



    Peshawar Zalmi

    Players retained – Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz (all Platinum), Kamran Akmal (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Daren Sammy (Gold as Player Mentor) Imam-ul-Haq (Gold) and Umar Amin (Silver)

    Players released - Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Ibtesam Sheikh, Jamal Anwar, Khalid Usman, Lendl Simmons, Liam Dawson, Misbah-ul-Haq (not available in 2020), Nabi Gul, Sameen Gul, Samiullah, Sohaib Maqsood, Tymal Mills, Umaid Asif, Waqar Salamkheil and Wayne Madsen



    Multan Sultans

    Players retained - Shahid Afridi (Diamond as Mentor), James Vince (Gold as Brand Ambassador), Mohammad Irfan (Platinum), Junaid Khan (Gold), Shan Masood (Silver), Ali Shafiq (Silver), Mohammad Ilyas (Emerging).

    Players released - Andre Russell, Steve Smith (both not available), Chris Green, Dan Christian, Hammad Azam, Joe Denly, J Charles, Laurie Evans, Irfan Khan, M Abbas, M Junaid, N Pooran, Numan Ali, Qais Ahmed, Shakeel Ansar, Shoaib Malik, Tom Moores and Umar Siddiq



    Islamabad United

    Players retained - Shadab Khan (Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Asif Ali (Diamond), Luke Ronchi (Gold as Mentor), Hussain Talat (Gold), Ammad Butt (Silver), Musa Khan (Silver), Rizwan Hussain (Silver)

    Players released - Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, Ian Bell, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Nawaz, Philip Salt, Rumman Raees, Sahibzada Farhan, Samit Patel, Waqas Maqsood, Wayne Parnell, Zafar Gohar and Zahir Khan



    The HBL PSL5 will be staged in Pakistan with action set to start in February 2020.
     
  9. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Quetta Gladiators bag World Cup winner Jason Roy for PSL's 5th edition

    December 06, 2019

    [​IMG]

    PSL's drafting ceremony is underway in Lahore. — Screengrab from Pakistan Super League's live telecast
    The drafting ceremony for Pakistan Super League's (PSL) fifth edition is underway in Lahore, with the five franchises announcing the players they have bagged for the upcoming tournament.

    Players will be drafted in six different categories: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Emerging and Supplementary.

    The highlights of the ceremony were Jason Roy being the first player to be picked in the platinum category and Sharjeel Khan's return to PSL as part of the Karachi Kings.

    Platinum category
    In the platinum category, the series' defending champions Quetta Gladiators bagged England opener Jason Roy, who was the evening's first platinum pick.

    [​IMG]
    PakistanSuperLeague

    ✔@thePSLt20



    Pakistan, get ready to welcome the #CWC19 winner! @JasonRoy20 gets drafted by @TeamQuetta!

    LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDaWfUTNliA …#HBLPSL #HBLPSLDraft2019

    [​IMG]

    England's Moeen Ali and South Africa's Rilee Rossouw were picked by Multan Sultans in their platinum category.

    South Africa's Dale Steyn and his compatriot Colin Ingram were bagged by United.

    Lahore Qalandars, PSL's least successful team, picked Chris Lynn in their platinum category. Meanwhile, Karachi Kings chose Alex Hales.

    [​IMG]
    ESPNcricinfo

    ✔@ESPNcricinfo

    Which platinum pick are you most excited to see in next year's PSL?http://es.pn/PSLDraft19Live | #PSLDraft

    [​IMG]


    Diamond category

    New Zealand's Colin Munro, who was part of Karachi Kings in PSL's fourth edition, was Islamabad United's first diamond pick. Kings' went for English player Chris Jordan.

    England's Tom Banton was bagged by Peshawar Zalmi, while Quetta Gladiators went for Australia's Ben Cutting.

    Peshawar Zalmi bagged veteran Shoaib Malik, while Multan Sultans picked the evening's first wild card entry, Zeeshan Ashraf.

    [​IMG]
    PakistanSuperLeague

    ✔@thePSLt20



    [​IMG] FIRST WILD CARD ENTRY@MultanSultans opted for Left-hand batsman from Okara, Zeeshan Ashraf.

    LIVE:https://www.youtube.com/c/PakistanSuperLeagueOfficial/Live …#HBLPSL #HBLPSLDraft2019

    [​IMG]

    Ashraf's pick enabled the Sultans to pick another diamond player and they went for Ravi Bopara.

    [​IMG]
    ESPNcricinfo

    ✔@ESPNcricinfo



    Pleased with the diamond round picks for your side?http://es.pn/PSLDraft19Live | #PSLDraft

    [​IMG]

    Gold category

    England's Samit Patel was bagged by Lahore Qalandars in the gold category, while United picked Rumman Raees.

    Multan Sultans bagged the experienced Sohail Tanvir.

    Karachi Kings' surprised by picking Sharjeel Khan, who has recently returned from a ban that was slapped for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal in the PSL tournament in 2017.

    Their second pick was Cameron Delport.

    Liam Dawson was picked by Zalmi, while Fawad Ahmed was retained by the Gladiators.

    [​IMG]
    ESPNcricinfo

    ✔@ESPNcricinfo



    The gold picks of the PSL draft are complete - which side do you think is shaping up strongest so far? http://es.pn/PSLDraft19Live | #PSLDraft

    [​IMG]
     
  10. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
  11. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
  12. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
  13. ghazi52

    ghazi52 PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    44,019
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +47 / 60,819 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Qalandars focusing on local talent, says COO


    [​IMG]

    KARACHI: With the players' draft for the fifth edition of PSL in Lahore, all the teams have completed their squads for next year’s league in Pakistan.

    A lot has been talked about the teams’ combination and strategy but – as always – Lahore Qalandars’ decision to appoint Sohail Akhtar captain and include three unknown players in the squad is one of the most debated topics.

    Qalandars picked Farzan Raja, Mohammad Faizan and Dilber Hussain in their squad of 17 for the PSL. These three, along with Haris Rauf who made his mark in the last edition, are products of Qalandars’ own players development program.

    And, according to Qalandars management, the decision to pick rookies depicts the essence of Pakistan Super League, which is to promote our local young talent.

    “What’s PSL all about?” asked Atif Rana – the CEO of Lahore Qalandars – when this correspondent questioned him about why they included youngsters in the squad.

    “Isn’t it about promoting the young talent of Pakistan,” he answered his own questioned.

    Farzan Raja, once a law student, was picked by Qalandars from the player development program last year. He also toured Australia with the team where he earned a contract with Glenorchy Cricket Club in Australia. Raja also earned the opportunity to train with the Hobart Hurricanes squad.

    Dilber Hussain, once working in an agricultural land in Jaranwala, was another fast bowling talent spotted through the same player development program along with batsman Mohammad Faizan.

    Earlier, Qalandars' product Haris Rauf made a remarkable debut in the PSL and he has also been retained in the program.

    “We have actually five players who are our very own. Our own proud products,” said Rana, naming Dilber Hussain, Farzan Raja, Mohammad Faizan, Haris Rauf and Sohail Akhtar.

    “Investing on these youngsters will benefit not only Lahore Qalandars but it will also add strength to Pakistan Cricket,” he said.

    Rana further said that the Qalandars have invested on these youngsters from day one.

    “We didn’t start PDP for photo-ops, we did it with a cause and you’ll see the fruits in the PSL,” he said.

    Franchises’ COO and team manager Sameen Rana echoed Atif’s views. According to Sameen, it is important to have players who have hunger to win and ambition to prove themselves.

    “We had superstars in the past, from Gayle to McCullum and from Narine to AB de Villiers. Ee couldn’t win and we were criticized for relying on superstars. Now we are focusing on our own local talent and we are still being criticised,” said Sameen while expressing confidence that these youngsters will lead Qalandars to success in the PSL.

    “Every time it is about the local young talent’s performance in the PSL. We all talked about how Umer Khan, Mohammad Hasnain or Haris Rauf performed. There were no discussions about how already established players performed in the league,” he said while emphasizing on the need to give importance to local talent.

    Sameen also revealed why Sohail Akhtar was made captain of the side.

    “We have a good number of players from our own PDP. Sohail has led them in the past and knows them well. He has proven to be a successful captain with Qalandars,” said the franchise’s COO.

    “He knows all our players and can use them accordingly, it was an easy decision to name him our captain,” Sameen mentioned.
     
  14. AsianLion

    AsianLion ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,562
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Ratings:
    +5 / 7,618 / -9
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    PSL 2020 (Pakistan Super League 5th Edition) News & Discussions

    PSL 5th Edition 2020, to be first time played in Pakistan. It already got the best of world cricketers in players draft and is the most competitive franchise cricket league in the world right now. The six franchises of the Pakistan Super League have picked their sides for next year’s tournament, which promises to be one of the best editions so far.

    The entire tournament is set to take place in Pakistan this year will create new history, new fan following, no competition, new facilities and experiences. The market value of PSL in 2019 was up to US$1000 million ($1 Billion), according to Arif Habib.

    PSL 2020: What the six teams look like

    Following the five-hour-long Pakistan Super League 2020 draft at Lahore's National Cricket Academy, here's what the six 18-man squads - including two supplementary players - look like.

    Quetta Gladiators

    Platinum: Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Jason Roy

    Diamond: Shane Watson (mentor), Ahmed Shehzad, Ben Cutting

    Gold: Umar Akmal (ambassador), Mohammad Hasnain, Fawad Ahmed

    Silver: Ahsan Ali, Naseem Shah, Sohail Khan, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir

    Emerging: Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan

    Supplementary: Keemo Paul, Khurram Manzoor

    Lahore Qalandars

    Platinum: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Lynn

    Diamond: Shaheen Shah Afridi (brand ambassador), David Wiese, Usman Shinwari

    Gold: Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar, Samit Patel

    Silver: Salman Butt, Seekkuge Prsanna, Ben Dunk, Farzan Raja, Jaahid Ali

    Emerging: M Faizan

    Supplementary: Lendl Simmons, Dilbar Hussain

    Multan Sultans


    Platinum: Mohammad Irfan, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw

    Diamond: Shahid Afridi (mentor), Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara

    Gold: James Vince (brand ambassador), Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir

    Silver: Ali Shafiq, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen

    Emerging: Mohammad Ilyas, Rohail Nazir

    Supplementary: Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti

    Islamabad United

    Platinum: Shadab Khan, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram

    Diamond: Faheem Ashraf (brand ambassador), Asif Ali, Colin Munro

    Gold: Luke Ronchi (mentor), Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees

    Silver: Amad Butt, Musa Khan, Rizwan Hussain, Zafar Gohar, Phil Salt

    Emerging: Aqif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah

    Supplementary: Saif Badar, Rassie van der Dussen

    Peshawar Zalmi

    Platinum: Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz

    Diamond: Kamran Akmal (brand ambassador), Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik

    Gold: Darren Sammy (mentor), Imam-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson

    Silver: Umar Amin, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin

    Emerging: Amir Khan, Amir Ali

    Supplementary: Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali Khan

    Karachi Kings

    Platinum: Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Alex Hales,

    Diamond: Imad Wasim (brand ambassador), Iftikhar Ahmed, Chris Jordan

    Gold: Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport

    Silver: Usama Mir, Mohammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrance, Ali Khan

    Emerging: Umer Khan, Arshad Iqbal

    Supplementary: Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia

    upload_2019-12-10_18-46-18.png
     
  15. Sulman Badshah

    Sulman Badshah STAFF

    Messages:
    3,804
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Ratings:
    +26 / 8,428 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan