Pakistan Super League Drafts 2020 | PSL 5 Drafts

PSl 5 Drafts 2020

Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 Draft, All Final Picks, Retentions ,Squads:

 

PSL has been a eye-catching tournament for the Pakistani people as well as people from other countries as well from its start. The Last 4 seasons of PSL had been able to took the attention of more international players as the last season’s semi-final and final were played in Pakistan.

This year the draft was limited to only those international players that were comfortable to play in Pakistan, and verily we got to see some amazing squads and players this season.

Last season had shown us some great teams and squads battling each other for the final glory.

The First round of the drafting was held on 3rd November 2019 to decide the pick order and the final drafting took place on 6th December 2019 in National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the first team to pick the draft order would be selected by Pugam Pugai. Pugam Pugai is similar to Rock-Paper and Scissors and thus was decided.

Retention in PSL 2020 Drafts:

 

The Defending Champions Quetta Gladiators played a smart choice and retained the champions trophy winner former captain Sarfaraz Ahmad along with the Australian All rounder Shane Watson along with the new young faces and Muhammad Hassnain and Naseem Shah.

The 2017 season winner Peshawar Zalmi Decided to retain their bowling attack by having Wahab Riaz at their side along with Hassan Ali and the former windies captain and hard-hitter Darren Sammy at their Side.

Multan Sultans decided to retain the best bowler by economy of the last season of psl Muhammad Irfan along with none other than Boom Boom Shahid Khan Afridi.

Islamabad United had retained the Pakistani Star Leg Spinner Shadab khan and along with all rounder Faheem Ashraf who can be a Secret weapon at critical times.

Known as Professor Muhammad Hafeez should be seen in Lahore qalandars shirts this season also as qalandars has retained him this season along with the aggressive hitter opener Fakhar Zaman.

Karachi Kings were smart enough to retain the no 1  t20i batsman Babar Azam along with the Pacer Muhammad Amir and Imad Wasim.

List of Retained and released players of PSL 2020:

 

Karachi Kings:

 

Players RetainedCategory
Babar AzamPlatinum
Mohammad AmirPlatinum
Imad WasimDiamond as Brand Ambassador
Iftikhar AhmedDiamond
Aamir YaminGold
Usama Mir Silver
Umar KhanEmerging
Players Released
Aaron Summers
Abrar Ahmed
Ali Imran
Awais Zia
Ben Dunk
Colin Ingram
Colin Munro
Jaahid Ali
Liam Livingstone
Mohammad Rizwan
Ravi Bopara
Sikandar Raza
Sohail Khan
Usman Khan Shinwari

Lahore Qalandars:

 

Players RetainedCategory
Fakhar ZamanPlatinum
Mohammad HafeezPlatinum
Shaheen Shah AfridiDiamond as Brand Ambassador
David WieseDiamond
Usman Khan ShinwariDiamond
Haris Rauf Gold
Sohail Akhtar Gold
Salman ButtSilver
Players Released
A.B. de Villiers
Agha Salman
Aizaz Cheema
Anton Devcich
Asela Gunaratne
Brendan Taylor
Carlos Brathwaite
Corey Anderson
Gohar Ali
Hardus Viljoen
Haris Sohail
Hassan Khan
Mohammad Imran
Rahat Ali
Riki Wessels
Ryan ten Doeschate
Saad Ali
Sandeep Lamichhane
Umair Masood
Yasir Shah

Quetta Gladiators:

 

Players RetainedCategory
Sarfaraz AhmedPlatinum
Mohammad NawazPlatinum
Shane WatsonDiamond as Player Mentor
Ahmed ShehzadDiamond
Umar AkmalGold as Brand Ambassador
Mohammad HasnainGold
Ahsan AliSilver
Nasim ShahSilver
Players Released
Anwar Ali
Danish Aziz
Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Smith
Fawad Ahmed
Ghulam Mudassar
Harry Gurney
Jalat Khan
Max Waller
Mohammad Asghar
Mohammad Azam Khan
Mohammad Irfan Jr
Rilee Rossouw
Saud Shakeel
Sohail Tanvir

 

Peshawar Zalmi:

 

Players Released
Andre Fletcher
Chris Jordan
Dawid Malan
Ibtesam Sheikh
Jamal Anwar
Khalid Usman
Lendl Simmons
Liam Dawson
Misbah-ul-Haq
Nabi Gul
Sameen Gul
Samiullah
Sohaib Maqsood
Tymal Mills
Umaid Asif
Waqar Salam Kheil
Wayne Madsen
Players RetainedCategory
Sarfaraz AhmedPlatinum
Mohammad NawazPlatinum
Shane WatsonDiamond as Player Mentor
Ahmed ShehzadDiamond
Umar AkmalGold as Brand Ambassador
Mohammad HasnainGold
Ahsan AliSilver
Nasim ShahSilver

 

Multan Sultans:

 

Players RetainedCategory
Mohammad IrfanPlatinum
Shahid AfridiDiamond as Player Mentor
James VinceGold as Brand Ambassador
Junaid KhanGold
Ali ShafiqSilver
Shan MasoodSilver
Mohammad IlyasSilver
Players Released
Andre Russell
Chris Green
Dan Christian
Hammad Azam
Joe Denly
Johnson Charles
Laurie Evans
M. Irfan Khan
Mohammad Abbas
Mohammad Junaid
Nicholas Pooran
Numan Ali
Qais Ahmed
Shakeel Ansar
Shoaib Malik
Steve Smith
Tom Moores
Umar Siddique

 

Islamabad United:

 

Players RetainedCategory
Shadab KhanPlatinum
Faheem AshrafDiamond as Brand Ambassador
Asif AliDiamond
Luke RonchiGold as Player Mentor
Hussain TalatGold
Amad ButtSilver
Musa KhanSilver
Rizwan HussainSilver
Players Released
Alex Hales
Cameron Delport
Chadwick Walton
Ian Bell
Mohammad Sami
Nasir Nawaz
Philip Salt
Rumman Raees
Sahibzada Farhan
Samit Patel
Waqas Maqsood
Wayne Parnell
Zafar Gohar
Zahir Khan

 

The Final Picks and Draft in PSL 5 2020:

 

The final picks in this season of psl were very interesting to see as all the teams played very smart and effective card and got some very efficient players attached to their name.

The Final draft looks like this:

Islamabad United:

Platinum: Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram

Diamond: Colin Munro

Gold: Rumman Raees

Silver: Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar

Emerging: Akif Javed, Ahmad Saifi Abdullah

Supplementary: Saif Badar, Rassie van der dussen.

Peshawar Zalmi:

Platinum: Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Keiron Pollard

Diamond: Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik

Gold: Darren Sammy,Imam-ul- Haq, Liam Dawson

Silver: Umar Amin, Muhammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorious, Adil Amin

Emerging: Amir Khan, Amir Ali

Supplementary: Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali

Karachi Kings:

Platinum: Babar Azam, Muhammad Amir, Alex Hales.

Diamond: Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmad, Chris Jordan.

Gold: Amir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport.

Silver: Usama Mir, Muhammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence, Ali Khan

Emerging: Umer Khan, Arshad Iqbal

Supplementary: Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia.

Multan Sultans:

Platinum: Muhammad Irfan, Moeen Ali, Rillie Rossouw

Diamond: Shahid Afridi, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara.

Gold: James Vince, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanveer.

Silver: Shaan Masood, Ali Shafiq, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen

Emerging: Muhammad Illayas, Rohail Nazir

Supplementary: Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti.

Lahore Qalandars:

Platinum: Muhammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn

Diamond: Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese.

Gold: Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhter, Samit Patel.

Silver: Salman Butt, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Farzan Raja, Jaahid Ali

Emerging: Muhammad Faizan

Supplementary: Lendl Simmons, Dilbar Hussain.

Quetta Gladiators:

Platinum: Muhammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Jason Roy.

Diamond: Shane Watson, Ahmed Shahzad, Ben Cutting.

Gold: Umar Akmal, Muhammad Hassnain, Fawad Ahmed.

Silver: Ahsan Ali, Naseem Shah, Sohail Khan, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir

Emerging: Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan

Supplementary: Keemo Paul, Khurram Manzoor

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