Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 players’ draft was held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore on Saturday. All franchises made sure that they make the most of this opportunity by assembling the best possible squads.
England’s star batsman opener Jason Roy, who was part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 winning squad, joined Quetta Gladiators as the first pick of the day. Australia’s Chris Lynn was picked by Lahore Qalandars in the platinum round.
Karachi Kings bagged England’s opener Alex Hales and Pakistan’s returning opener Sharjeel Khan. The two players have not been active for a considerable time and will be the wildcards who can provide considerable batting firepower.
Multan Sultans’ pick of the day was England’s all-rounder Moeen Ali. Islamabad United chose veteran pacer Dale Steyn to speed up their pace battery for the upcoming edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Islamabad United were also successfully roped in South Africa’s hard-hitting batsman Colin Ingram while Multan Sultans’ bagged his countryman Rilee Rossouw.
PSL 2020 Complete Squads After Players’ Draft
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Jason Roy, Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Ben Cutting, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hasnain, Fawad Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Ahsan Ali, Sohail Khan, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Keemo Paul and Khurram Manzoor.
Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Darren Sammy, Imam-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson, Umar Amin, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin, Amir Khan, Aamir Ali, Liam Livingstone and Haider Ali.
Shadab Khan, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Ammad Butt, Rizwan Hussain, Musa Khan, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Saif Badar and Rassie van der Dussen.
Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeeez, David Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Akhtar (c), Haris Rauf, Samit Patel, Salman Butt, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Farzan Raja, Jaahid Ali, Muhammad Faizan, Lendl Simmons and Dilbar Hussain.
Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Alex Hales, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Usama Mir, Mohammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence, Ali Khan, Umer Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Liam Plunkett and Awais Zia.
Mohammad Irfan, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Shahid Afridi, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Shaan Masood, Ali Shafiq, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Ilyas, Rohail Nazir, Imran Tahir and Bilawal Bhatti.