With the successful completion of Players’ Draft for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018, the first phase is over. All the six franchises have completed their 20-men squads to fight for the title of HBL PSL 3. Lahore were the only exception as they managed to pick 19 players due to no budget left for the 20th man whereas Karachi Kings will announced their last player on completion of their Talent Hunt Program in coming days.

Not to mention that there were more than 500 players available for participating franchises to choose from; with 308 overseas prominent cricketers. Each participating unit made their team with 9 retained players and 7 selected in the draft event; one each from Platinum, Diamond, Gold categories and two each from Siler and Emerging ones. Whereas four picked up in Supplementary rounds would become an augmented force for the side, if requirted.

The PSL is being taken as the right step towards revival of cricket in Pakistan. Players and experts are optimistic about the positive come out of the event.

Final Squads of PSL 3

Here is the key picks of PSL Draft and the final squads for the PSL 3 participating franchise in alphabetical order:

Islamabad United

  • Platinum Category — JP Duminy (Sourh Africa)
  • Diamond Category — Luke Ronchi (New zealand)
  • Gold Category – Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan)
  • Silver Category — Sam Billings and batsman Zafar Gohar
  • Emerging Players Category — Sahibzada Farhan and Hussain Talat
  • Supplementary Category – Alex Hales, David Willey, Muhammad Hasan and Muhammad Hasnain

Karachi Kings

  • Platinum Category — Colin Ingram (south Africa)
  • Diamond Category — Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
  • Gold Category — Luke Wright (England)
  • Silver Category — David Wiese (South Africa) and Tabish Khan (Pakistan)
  • Emerging Players Category —Mohammad Irfan Jr and Hassan Mohsin
  • Supplementary Category — Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan and Saifullah Bangash


Lahore Qalandars

  • Platinum Category — Chris Lynn (Australia)
  • Diamond Category — Mustafizur Rehman (Bangladesh)
  • Gold Category — Bilal Asif (Pakistan)
  • Silver Category — Raza Hassan And Sohail Akhtar (Pakistan)
  • Emerging Players Category — Ghulam Mudassir and Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
  • Supplementary category — Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan and Gulraiz Sadaf


Multan Sultans

  • Platinum Category — Imran Tahir (South Africa)
  • Diamond Category — Darren Bravo (West Indies)
  • Gold Category — Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan)
  • Silver Category — Muhammad Abbas (Pakistan) and Nicholas Pooran
  • Emerging Players Category — Abdullah Shafiq and Saif Badar
  • Supplementary Category — Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Sadique and Ross Whiteley


Peshawar Zalmi

  • Platinum Category — Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)
  • Diamond Category — Tamim iqbal (Bangladesh)
  • Gold Category — Hammad Azam (Pakistan)
  • Silver Category — Saad Nasim and Taimur Sultan (Pakistan)
  • Emerging Players Category — Sameen Gul and Ibtisam Sheikh (Pakistan)
  • Supplementary Category — Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman and Muhammad Arif


Quetta Gladiators

  • Platinum Category — Shane Watson (Australia)
  • Diamond Category — Carlos Brathwaite ( West Indies)
  • Gold Category — Rahat Ali (Pakistan)
  • Silver category — Rameez Raja Jr and Saad Ali (Pakistan).
  • Emerging Players Category — Saud Shakeel and Hasan Khan (Pakistan)
  • Supplementary Category — Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan and Faraz Ahmed Khan


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