PSL Draft 2018: Players List Revealed!

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PSL Draft 2018

The PSL Draft 2018 (PSL 4 Players Draft) will be held today on November 20, in Islamabad.

A massive number of 663 foreign and local players are a part of the Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging rosters for teams to pick their players.

PSL Draft 2018 Live Updates

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Draft Order

PSL Draft 2018

Categories & Their Value

Platinum (US $570,000): Teams can have a maximum of 3 players with no more than 2 local or foreigners. The base price $160,000 and the maximum for one player is $250,000.

Diamond (US $270,000): Teams can have a maximum of 3 players and the base price starts from $80,000, only 1 player can get $100,000.

Gold (US $180,000): With base price $50,000, the maximum a team can pay a player is $70,000 with 3 players.

Silver (US $140,000): The base price is $24,000. The teams can have a maximum of 5 players with a maximum of $40,000 for 1 player.

Emerging (US $25,000): Two players can be in a side with prices of $12,000 and $13,000 respectively.

Supplement (US $175,000): This category doesn’t have a maximum and minimum payroll. It’s an additional round, allowing teams to pick extra players as a backup. They can pick a maximum of four players from the purse of $175,000.

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Update: All six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have finalized the retentions for the upcoming edition of the league which is to take place in February 2019.

The PSL Team Retention list for Season Four was revealed on PSL’s official Twitter account.

Islamabad United

The defending champions have the following players retained:

Platinum

  • Luke Ronchi
  • Shadab Khan
  • Faheem Ashraf

Diamond

  • Asif Ali
  • Mohammad Sami

Gold

  • Rumman Raees

Silver

  • Hussain Talat (Ambassador)
  • Waqas Maqsood
  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Zafar Gohar

Karachi Kings

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Colin Munro
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Babar Azam

Diamond

  • Colin Ingram (Ambassador)
  • Imad Wasim
  • Usman Shainwari

Gold

  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Ravi Bopara

Lahore Qalandars

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Fakhar Zaman

Diamond

  • Yasir Shah

Gold

  • Anton Devcich
  • Rahat Ali

Silver

  • Agha Salman
  • Sohail Akhtar
  • Hassan Khan
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (Ambassador)

Peshawar Zalmi

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Wahab Riaz
  • Hasan Ali

Diamond

  • Daren Sammy
  • Kamran Akmal (Ambassador)

Gold

  • Liam Dawson

Silver

  • Umaid Asif
  • Khalid Usman

Emerging

  • Sameen Gul

Quetta Gladiators

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed
  • Sunil Narine

Diamond

  • Shane Watson (Mentor)
  • Sohail Tanvir
  • Mohammad Nawaz

Gold

  • Rilee Rossouw (Ambassador)
  • Umar Akmal

Silver

  • Anwar Ali
  • Saud Shakil

The Sixth Team

Since Multan Sultans is no longer participating in PSL 4, a new team will replace them.

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Shoaib Malik

Diamond

  • Junaid Khan
  • Mohammad Irfan (Ambassador)

Gold

  • Shan Masood

Silver

  • Mohammad Abbas
  • M. Irfan Khan
  • Umar Siddiq

Emerging

  • Mohammad Junaid

Major Developments

The following are the major developments which have been made for PSL 4 2019:

  • Shahid Afridi has bid farewell to Karachi Kings
  • Misbah-ul-Haq has bid farewell to Islamabad United
  • Mohammad Hafeez has joined the Peshawar Zalmi Family
  • Wasim Akram has joined Karachi Kings as the president

Multan Sultans Contract Terminated

Pakistan Cricket Board has terminated the contract with Schon Properties for Multan Sultans as the franchise failed to meet its financial obligations.

Following the termination of the contract, all rights in respect of the team have now been reverted back to the PCB.

The Board shall take complete responsibility of all player and coach contracts. The team selection for the sixth team at the player draft scheduled to be held on 20th November 2018 will be done by PCB itself. The rights holder would have the option of choosing the sixth franchise city and name. -PCB Spokesman



Update: In the latest Pakistan Super League Season 4 new updates, we have found out that this time around 682 cricketers will be available in PSL draft.

These players are from all around the world, except India. AB De Villiers will be available for 2 weeks when Steve Smith only matches in the UAE, sources added.

PSL 4

Breaking down the 682 cricketers, 371 are foreign while 311 are local players. They come from some of the top performing cricket countries including South Africa, Australia, West Indies, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, England, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Ireland.

PSL 4 2019 Draft Details

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Trading window begins on September 29, 2018
  • PSL Draft to be held on November 20, 2018
  • Up to 10 players can be retained before Draft
  • PSL squads of 16 players each
  • Three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver & two Emerging players.
  • Draft picks will be based on last season’s rankings

PSL Draft Players List

New players expected to play in PSL 4

  • AB de Villiers (South Africa)
  • Steven Smith (Australia)

PSL’s Most Valuable Franchise Revealed!

PSL 4 Draft Player Categories

Platinum Category Pakistan Players: Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Aamir, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed

Platinum Category Overseas Players: AB de Villiers, Steve Smith, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan

Diamond Category Players: Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Shinwari and Asif Ali

Gold Category Players: Umar Akmal, Ahmad Shahzad

Silver Category Players: TBA

Emerging Players: TBA

Pakistan Super League Draft Results

Watch this space for live PSL Draft results updates.

You can find all the latest PSL Squads from the 2018 edition here.

PSL Squads Before the Draft

Quetta Gladiators: Sohail Tanvir, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal

Lahore Qalandars: Hasan Khan, Rahat Ali

Multan Sultans: To be decided.

Islamabad United: To be decided.

Karachi Kings: To be decided.

Peshawar Zalmi: To be decided.

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

Order of 2019 PSL Draft

Yet to be decided.

Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.



HBL PSL 4 Draft 2019 is just around the corner, the 4th edition of the league will start in a couple of months, the squads are yet to be named.

More information about players and their respective categories will surface as we get closer to the tournament dates.

Here’s everything we have gathered about PSL 2019 so far.

PSL 4 Draft and Tournament Dates

PSL 4 will start on 14th February – 17th March 2019, as per Pakistan Cricket Board, a total of 8 matches will be played in Pakistan. Like the last season, the final match will be held in the ‘City of Lights’ Karachi.

However, the number of matches and venue for the final match can be changed due to security measures the board and authorities involved might take for the safety of all players.

PSL 2019: 8 Matches to be Played in Karachi & Lahore!

PSL 2019 Franchises

The following are the PSL 4 franchises:

  • Islamabad United – Defending champions
  • Peshawar Zalmi
  • Karachi Kings
  • Quetta Gladiators
  • Multan Sultans
  • Lahore Qalandars

PSL 4 Draft 

The 2019 PSL 4 Player’s draft has been scheduled to take place in November with an expectedly higher turnout of foreign players this time around. Cricket giants including AB de Villers and Steve Smith are going to be a part of the tournament.

Draft Details:

  • Trading window begins on September 29, 2018
  • Up to 10 players can be retained before Draft
  • PSL squads of 16 players each
  • Three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver & two Emerging players.
  • PSL 4 Draft picks will be based on last season’s rankings

Player’s Draft Categories

The following is the division of the players and their respective categories:

Platinum Category Pakistan Players: Misbahul Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Aamir, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed.

Platinum Category Overseas Players: AB de Villiers, Steve Smith, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, and Shane Watson.

Diamond Category Players: Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz and Asif Ali.

Gold Category Players: Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Rizwan, Khurram Manzoor, Mukhtar Ahmed, Zulfiqar Babar, Bilal Asif, Sohail Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Aamir Yamin, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Umar Gul, Shoaib Maqsood, Shan Masood, Mohammad Asghar, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Rahat Ali, Anwar Ali, Umar Amin.

Silver Category Players: Amad Butt, Ifthikar Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Hasan, Waqas Maqsood, Usama Mir, Mohammad Irfan Jr., Saifullah Bangash, Tabish Khan, Danish Aziz, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Gulraiz Sadaf, Agha Salman, Salman Irshad, Imran Khan Jr., Mohammad Abbas, Kashif Bhatti, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Umer Siddiq, Hammad Azam, Umaid Asif, Taimoor Sultan, Saad Nasim, Kushdil Shah, Khalid Usman, Rameez Raja Jr., Saad Ali, Mir Hamza, Hassan Khan, Saud Shakeel, and Faraz Ahmad Khan.

Emerging Players: Mohammad Husnain, Rohail Nazir, Hasan Mohsin, Mohammad Taha, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro, Ghulam Mudassar, Abdullah Shafique, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh, Mohammad Arif, Mohammad Junaid, and Mohammad Azam Khan.

As per the latest news, Pakistani player Ahmed Shehzad has been placed in the Gold Category. Previously, Shehzad was found positive for doping and was suspended from the game. Umar Akal was also in trouble for misconduct and was removed from Platinum, and has reportedly been placed in Gold.

 “Shehzad’s name has now been added to the PSL pool of players. He is placed in the Gold category. Ahmed played for Multan Sultans last year and is currently placed on their roster. Multan can retain, trade or release him back into the Draft pool,” said the board’s release on Thursday.

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Player Salaries

  • Platinum category: $140,000-230,000
  • Diamond category: $75,000-80,000
  • Gold category: $50,000-60,000
  • Silver category: $22,000-33,000
  • Emerging category: $10,000-12,000

Overseas players who feature in matches in Pakistan will be paid $10,000 per game they appear.

Note: This is a developing post, it will be updated as more information is shared.

Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.

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