Posted at Nov, 28 2019, 08:28 AM
The 5th edition of the Pakistan Super League is set to be a grand affair with many more foreign cricketers showing their interest in the league. The PSL 2020 Draft for 5th edition of the tournament will be held on December 6 and 7 and the order of play as far as the Draft picks has been decided.
Quetta Gladiators, arguably one of the more consistent teams in the PSL, will get the chance to pick up a player first in the opening round of the PSL Draft, followed by Lahore Qalandars.
The order for the remaining four teams picking up the players is Multan Sultans, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings. Please note this is the Draft pick order for the first round only. More details on the rest of the order of play are still awaited.
What’s interesting is that the PSL Draft order was decided on the basis of a popular method of deciding the order in single wicket tournaments across the country.
The next edition of the PSL will be held from February 20 and will go on till March 22 when the final will be played. The schedule is yet to be released but it has been said the entire PSL will be played in Pakistan. As far as the overseas cricketers are concerned, AB de Villiers has opted out of the league to manage workload. HBL Player draft 2019 players list is placed below.
Platinum Players: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Rashid Khan, Dan Christian, Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn, Moeen Ali, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid and Jason Roy, Sandeep Lamichhane, Colin Munro, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard
Diamond Players: Roelof van der Merwe, Luke Ronchi, Kyle Abbott, Cameron Delport, Marchant de Lange, Rassie van der Dussen, Robbie Frylinck, Simon Harmer, Heino Kuhn, Duanne Olivier, Dane Vilas, Hardus Viljoen and David Wiese, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka and Isuru Udana, Fabian Allen, Johnson Charles, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Daren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas and Kesrick Williams
PSL 5 Draft Players List (Local Player Categories)
Platinum Players: Babar Azam, Mohammad Irfan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Aamir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Diamond Players: Ahmed Shehzad, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Usman Shinwari, Imam ul Haq, Umer Akmal, Iftekhar Ahmed, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail
Gold Players: Aamir Yamin, Sohail Akhtar, Anwar Ali, Hussain Talat, Waqas Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umer Amin, Mohammad Hasnain, Hammad Azam, Awais Zia, Sahibzada Farhan, Rahat Ali, Salman Butt,Aizaz Cheema, Saad Ali, Rumman Raees, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Sami, Shakeel Ansar, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Abbas, Shan Masood
Silver Players: Agha Salman, Mohammad Musa, Umar Siddiq, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Nauman Ali, Ali Shafique, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Naseem Shah, Hassan Khan, Ammad Butt, Danish Aziz, Ghulam Mudasir, Jalat Khan, Irfan Khan, Jaahid Ali, Gohar Ali, Samiullah, Ibtesam Sheikh, Jamal Anwar, Usama Mir, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Asghar, Ahsan Ali, Sameen Gul, Saud Shakil, Rizwan Hussain
Emerging Players: Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Nabi Gul, Mohammad Junaid, Umair Masood, Mohammad Ilyas, Nasir Nawaz, Umer Khan, Mohammad Azam Khan
Teams were also now allowed to sign up new players directly. All new players must enter the players draft to get picked. Players who were picked up last season have had their categories updated if needed. The draft will allow teams to pick up players in a pre-decided order which will be decided on the basis of the previous year’s rankings.
This year will be no different though and Ten Sports and PTV Sports channels are set to broadcast the PSL draft live on the aforementioned date. The HBL Pakistan Super League player draft will be broadcast online on YouTube and we will live blog the draft event on this page.
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