The 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League will be played from February 14 and the squads for this fourth season were announced on November 20, 2018. Get all the information on the PSL Squads and the Draft process below.
Six teams feature are going to feature in the 2019 PSL, the same number as the previous season. While Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and defending champions Islamabad United continue to be a part, the Multan Sultans who had joined the tournament last season, parted ways with the tournament. In its place a new franchise will be announced but for now, the team is called the Sixth Team.
Each of these six PSL teams were given a chance to trade or retain 10 players at the most going into the selection procedure for the 2019 edition. This selection process, called the PSL Draft was held on November 20, 2018.
Each of the player was allocated to a category, from Platinum for the best and the highest-priced player to Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging category players. There was a Supplementary category for those players who will become a part of the squad only in case of injuries and other issues.
Depending on how many players were retained from each category, teams had the remaining slots to be picked from the PSL draft. The order of draft picks was pre-decided based on the ranking of the teams from the previous season.
Some of the top players who were either retained or were a part of the Draft included Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan, AB de Villiers, Steven Smith, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi.
The rest of the squads for the 2019 edition of the PSL can be found below.
PSL Squads for 2019
Islamabad UnitedShadab Khan, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Sami, Asif Ali, Ian Bell, Rumman Raees, Samit Patel, Philip Salt, Hussain Talat, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Cameron Delport, Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Rizwan Hussain
Karachi KingsMohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Colin Munro, Usman Khan Shinwari, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Aaron Summers, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamer Yamin, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone, Jaahid Ali
Peshawar ZalmiWahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Keiron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq, Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Umer Amin, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar, Sameen Gul, Nabi Gul, Waqar Salamkheil, Chris Jordan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Samiullah
Quetta GladiatorsSarfraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Diamond – Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Fawad Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Saud Shakil, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Mudassar, Nasim Shah, Harry Gurney, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Azam Khan, Jalat Khan
Lahore QalandarsAB de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, Carlos Brathwaire, Corey Anderson, Anton Devchich, Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shaheen Afridi, Hassan Khan, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Maqsood, Brendon Taylor, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Harris Rauf
The Sixth TeamSteve Smith, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Joe Denly, Shan Masood, Qais Ahmed, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Umar Siddiq, Laurie Evans, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Ilyas, Dan Christian, Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar
The player salaries for each of the category in the PSL Draft are as follows: