With Pakistan Super League 3 (PSL3) around the corner, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has become active and is getting things done to make PSL 2018 the event of the year!

As per latest updates, 13 more players have joined the league and are all set to be a part of the most happening cricket event in Pakistan.

The new list includes:

New Zealand trio of: 

  • Luke Ronchi,
  • Mitchell McClenaghan,
  • Colin Munro


  • Adil Rashid
  • Australia’s John Hastings

South Africa’s 

  • Albie Morkel
  • Wayne Parnell

The third edition of PSL will be held in February 2018.

PSL 2018: Franchises Release & Retained Players [View List]


Earlier, the cricket board has released a list of players retained by the franchises after the deadline to trade and release players expired.

Karachi Kings

According to the latest new, Karachi Kings have released a few of their players, including the West Indies powerhouse entertainer Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, Lankan Kumar Sangakkara, and former captain Shoaib Malik.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi’s batting maestro, Shahid Afridi is to join Karachi Kings in the new season. Also, Mohammad Rizwan will appear for Karachi Kings too.

Quetta Gladiators

Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Gul, and Luke Wright have been released by the franchise.

Lahore Qalandars

Disappointed in the last 2 seasons, the Qalandars have decided to release Jason Roy and Azhar Ali. Grant Elliott and Sohail Tanvir.

Islamabad United

Islamabad United have let go of Shane Watson, Brad Hayden, Sam Billings and Mohammad Irfan. On the other hand, Sohail Khan has moved to Lahore Qalandars.

Team Retentions

Each team is to get 9 players each. As following;

Lahore Qalandars

  1. Sunil Narine (Platinum)
  2. Umar Akmal (Platinum)
  3. Brendon McCullum (Diamond & Mentor)
  4. Fakhar Zaman (Diamond)
  5. Yasir Shah (Gold)
  6. Sohail Khan (Gold)
  7. Cameron Delport (Silver)
  8. Aamir Yamin (Silver)
  9. Bilawal Bhatti (Silver)

Islamabad United


  1. Andre Russell (Platinum)
  2. Misbah ul Haq (Platinum)
  3. Samuel Badree (Diamond)
  4. Mohammad Sami (Diamond)
  5. Rumman Raees (Gold, Ambassador)
  6. Shadab Khan (Gold)
  7. Iftikhar Ahmed (Silver)
  8. Amad Butt (Silver)
  9. Asif Ali (Silver)

Karachi Kings


  1. Shahid Afridi (Platinum)
  2. Mohammad Amir (Platinum)
  3. Imad Wasim (Diamond)
  4. Babar Azam (Diamond)
  5. Mohammad Rizwan (Gold)
  6. Ravi Bopara (Gold)
  7. Usman Shinwari (Silver)
  8. Usama Mir (Silver)
  9. Khurram Manzoor (Silver)

Quetta Gladiators


  1. Sarfraz Ahmed (Platinum)
  2. Kevin Pietersen (Platinum)
  3. Rilee Rossouw (Diamond)
  4. Mahmudullah Riyad (Diamond)
  5. Asad Shafiq (Gold)
  6. Mohammad Nawaz (Gold)
  7. Anwar Ali (Silver)
  8. Mir Hamza (Silver)
  9. Umer Amin (Silver)

Peshawar Zalmi


  1. Mohammad Hafeez (Platinum)
  2. Wahab Riaz (Platinum)
  3. Shakib al Hasan (Diamond)
  4. Kamran Akmal (Diamond)
  5. Darren Sammy (Gold, Player-Coach)
  6. Hasan Ali (Gold)
  7. Haris Sohail (Silver)
  8. Chris Jordan (Silver)
  9. Mohammad Asghar (Silver)