The six franchises met in Lahore for the Pakistan Super League draft to choose their squad for the sixth version of the match. Both sides was given a window to retain a most of eight gamers. In whole, every franchise should have a minimal of 16 gamers and might have one other two. They break down as follows: three platinum gamers, three diamond, three gold, 5 silver, two rising and two supplementary or in elective gamers. Groups can have a minimal of three abroad gamers or most 4 of their taking part in XI. The 16-man squad should embrace 5 international and 11 native gamers; whereas the 18-player squad can embrace six international and 12 native gamers or 5 international and 13 native gamers

Lahore Qalandars

Draft picks: Ahmed Danyal (supplementary), Maaz Khan (rising), Mohammad Faizan (silver), Joe Denly (supplementary), Rashid Khan (platinum), Samit Patel (gold), Tom Abell, Salman Ali Agha (each silver), Zaid Alam (rising), Zeeshan Ashraf (silver)

Retained: Ben Dunk (gold); David Wiese (diamond); Dilbar Hussain (gold); Fakhar Zaman (diamond, model ambassador); Haris Rauf (diamond); Mohammad Hafeez; Shaheen Shah Afridi (each platinum) and Sohail Akhtar (silver, profitable relegation request)

Potential First XI: Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Zaid Alam, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Dilbar Hussain

Islamabad United

Draft picks: Hasan Ali (platinum)*, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah (rising), Akif Javed (supplementary), Chris Jordon (supplementary), Iftikhar Ahmed (silver), Lewis Gregory (diamond), Mohammad Wasim Jnr (rising), Phil Salt (gold), Rohail Nazir, Reece Topley (each silver)

Retained: Alex Hales (Platinum, traded from Karachi Kings), Asif Ali (gold), Colin Munro (diamond), Faheem Ashraf (diamond), Hussain Talat (gold, model ambassador), Musa Khan (silver, profitable relegation request), Shadab Khan (platinum), Zafar Gohar (silver, profitable relegation request)

Potential First XI: Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Phil Salt, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Zafar Gohar, Musa Khan

Karachi Kings

Draft picks: Chadwick Walton (gold), Dan Christian (diamond), Danish Aziz (silver), Joe Clarke (silver), Mohammad Nabi (diamond), Mohammad Ilyas (silver), Noor Ahmed (supplementary), Qasim Akram (rising), Zeeshan Malik (silver)

Retained: Aamer Yamin (gold); Arshad Iqbal (rising); Babar Azam (platinum); Colin Ingram (platinum, traded from Islamabad United); Imad Wasim (diamond, profitable relation request); Mohammad Amir (platinum); Sharjeel Khan gold) and Waqas Maqsood (silver, model ambassador)

Potential First XI: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Dan Christian, Imad Wasim, Chadwick Walton, Mohammad Nabi, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal

Multan Sultans

Draft picks: Adam Lyth (silver), Carlos Brathwaite (supplementary), Chris Lynn, Imran Khan Snr (supplementary), Mohammad Rizwan (silver), Mohammad Umar (rising), Shahnawaz Dhani (rising), Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaibullah, Sohail Khan (all silver)

Retained: Shahid Afridi (platinum), Imran Tahir (diamond, mentor); James Vince (gold); Khushdil Shah (diamond); Rilee Rossouw (platinum); Shan Masood (gold, profitable relegation request); Sohail Tanvir (Diamond, model ambassador); Usman Qadir (gold)

Potential First XI: Chris Lynn, James Vince, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Sohail Khan, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dhani

Peshawar Zalmi

Draft picks: Abrar Ahmed (rising), Amad Butt (gold), David Miller (platinum) Imam-ul-Haq (silver), Liam Livingstone (gold), Mohammad Amir Khan (supplementary), Mohammad Irfan Snr, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Imran Randhawa (all silver), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (diamond), Ravi Bopara (supplementary), Saqib Mahmood (silver), Sherfane Rutherford (diamond), Umaid Asif (silver)

Retained: Haider Ali (gold); Kamran Akmal (diamond, profitable relegation request); Liam Livingstone (gold); Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz (each platinum)

Potential First XI: Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Imran

Quetta Gladiators

Draft picks: Abdul Nasir (silver), Arish Ali Khan (rising), Cameron Delport (silver), Chris Gayle (platinum), Dale Steyn (supplementary), Qais Ahmed (silver), Saim Ayub (rising) Tom Banton (platinum), Usman Khan (supplementary), Usman Shinwari (gold) and Zahid Mahmood (silver, model ambassador)

Retained: Anwar Ali (silver, profitable relegation request); Azam Khan (gold); Ben Chopping (diamond); Mohammad Hasnain (diamond); Mohammad Nawaz (diamond); Naseem Shah (gold); Sarfaraz Ahmed (platinum) and Zahid Mahmood (silver, model ambassador)

Potential First XI: Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Azam Khan, Cameron Delport, Ben Chopping, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahid Mahmood, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Arish Ali

*Islamabad United used a wildcard to choose Hasan Ali from Diamond class as this 12 months guidelines allowed every group to choose a participant from Silver class and above in any class between Gold and Platinum.

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo’s Pakistan correspondent


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