A complete of 25 international players, together with huge names like Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn and Rashid Khan have enlisted themselves within the draft for the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
Sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday launched the checklist of international players with huge names like Rashid Khan, Chris Gayle, and Dale Steyn positioned within the Platinum class.
A PCB official mentioned the curiosity by international players within the coming PSL was superb regardless of a packed worldwide calendar in February-March.
The PCB has positioned Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir additionally within the platinum class.
The PCB mentioned in an announcement that the international players in different classes included top-ranked T20I batsman Dawid Malan, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Lynn, Alex Hales, Morne Morkel, Mohammad Nabi, Imran Tahir, Tom Banton, and Chris Jordan, all of whom have confirmed their availability for the event. But it surely mentioned a few of these players will only be partially accessible for PSL 2021 as a result of a “packed international calendar” through the February to March window.
After the discharge of the names of the 25 international players within the ‘Platinum’ class, the six franchises of the PSL will “make key trade and retention selections” earlier than the participant draft scheduled for Jan 10 in Lahore.
Pakistan Super League.
Every group is allowed most of eight retentions, based on the PCB. The PCB mentioned the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 Participant of the Decade Rashid Khan will likely be one of many main points of interest of the draft.
“The Afghanistan leg-spinner has bagged a complete of 338 wickets in 244 T20 games apart from his staggering T20I numbers of 89 wickets in 48 matches,” it mentioned.
South African participant Miller, who’s but to play within the PSL, will likely be probably the most wanted players for the franchises, the press launch added.
Morkel, Rassie van der Dussen, Tahir, Colin Ingram, and Rilee Rossouw have additionally been included within the Platinum class.
West Indies’ Gayle who represented Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars in earlier editions of the event will even be a “main attraction”. Different players from West Indies are Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Lendl Simmons, and Evin Lewis.
“Moreover Malan, England’s Alex Hales who was a part of the Kings’ successful squad in the final 12 months’ version can be on the checklist. Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan and Tom Banton are additionally a part of the Platinum roster.
Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi are the 2 different Afghanistan players on the checklist together with Rashid Khan whereas Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera and Isuru Udana additionally function on the checklist with Bangladesh quick bowler Mustafizur Rahman and Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichanne.