PSL 2021 that will run from February 20 to March 22 in Karachi and Lahore. Protecting victors Karachi Kings will take on Quetta Gladiators in the initial game at the National Stadium.
In excess of 400 worldwide players enrolled for the 6th version of the class. More than 90 players from the West Indies, 80 from England, 40 from Sri Lanka, around 30 from South Africa and Afghanistan every, 20 from Bangladesh, 14 from Australia, and eight from New Zealand were in the line.
Each of the six establishments were permitted to pick the players dependent on their turn. Double cross champs Islamabad United made the principal determination followed by Multan Sultan and a year ago’s finalist Lahore Qalandars. Peshawar Zalmi, who won the 2017 version made the fourth pick while 2019 bosses Quetta Gladiators were the fifth in line. Shielding champions Karachi Kings were the rearward in line.
Australia’s explosive batsman Chris Lynn was signed by Multan Sultans for the PSL’s 2021 edition. From the local available talent, in-form all-rounder Salman Ali Agha was signed by the Qalandars whereas young pacer Shahnawaz Dhani was drafted by the Sultans.
Some notable names went unsold as well which included veteran pacer Junaid Khan and opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad. The tournament will commence from February 20 at the National Stadium in Karachi whereas the final will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March 22.
The draft comprised of 18 rounds; 16 ordinary and two strengthening. A couple of the outstanding signings included Quetta Gladiators picking West Indies power-hitter Chris Gayle. The 41-year-old had last played in PSL for Karachi Kings in the 2017 version prior to speaking to Lahore Qalandars in 2016. Aside from Gayle, Gladiators likewise picked South African snappy Dale Steyn and England’s Tom Banton.
The fundamental signings of Multan Sultans were Chris Lynn, Mohammad Rizwan and Carlos Braithwaite while Peshawar Zalmi included David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Imam-ul-Haq. Karachi Kings named Mohammad Nabi while Lahore Qalandars picked Afghanistan’s spinner, Rashid Khan. Aside from this, Islamabad United picked Chris Jordan as one of their vital participants.
PSL 2021 Player Draft:
Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Amir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Masood, Arshad lqbal, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram
Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Dilbar Hussain, Sohail Akhtar, Rashid Khan, Joe Denly, Samit Patel, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Salman All Agha, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Zaid Alam, Ahmed Danyal
Shadab Khan, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Asif All, Muhammad Musa Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Reece Topley, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Akif Javed
Shahid Afridi, Rilee Rossouw, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Khushdil Shah, James Vince, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Carlos Braithwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Sr
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mehmood, Anwar Ali, Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan
Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, lbrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir Khan
PSL 2021 Chariman and CEO said:
Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani said that PSL is a force of national pride and the brand is owned by the entire nation and everyone can relate to the hardwork which went into creating the brand. He said that the fans were the biggest stakeholders as they have supported us through thick and thin during the pandemic situation. He also announced that the organisers will try to speak with the government to allow few number of fans to watch the games in the stadiums.
PCB Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan said that the Pakistan Super League continues and develops each year. He said that the tournament unites the country but divides the cities and households with franchise competing amongst themselves. He hoped that the draft goes as planned and enjoy what is to come.