Players Auction, Drafted Players, Team Details, Franchises, Match Schedule and Everything you need to know about HBL PSL 5th Edition.
PSL is referred to as HBL PSL because HBL is the main sponsor for the Pakistan Super League (PSL).PSL5 is to start from PSL so far had 4 successful editions and in the last season PSL group matches were held in UAE but the knockout matches including the final were held in Pakistan. This year PCB has decided to hold all the matches of PSL within Pakistan. This was a long-standing wish of PCB and the cricket fans in Pakistan that international cricket and their league is played at home so they can enjoy the live cricket. Pakistan was toured by the Sri Lankan cricket team in November and not they are coming back for the Test Series in Pakistan. and With the return of International cricket PSL matches are too going to be played in Pakistan.
ALL PSL MATCHES TO BE PLAYED IN PAKISTAN
Previously many international players opted out of playing the knockout matches in Pakistan due to security reasons which had a huge impact on performances of many franchises. Now after Sri Lankan tour International players had shown confidence in the security measures and are willing to tour Pakistan for the League. Many Big names of International Cricket showed their interest in Playing PSL and were involved in the Drafting process.
PSL 5 Draft (INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS)
Pakistan Super League 5 Draft was held on the 6th of December, Quetta Gladiator had the first pick and below are the Premium players chosen by the franchises.
(Premium Players selected in Draft):
South Africa’s Dale Steyn was selected by Islamabad United in Platinum Category.
England’s Jason Roy was selected by Quetta Gladiators in Platinum Category.
England’s Alex Hales was selected by Karachi Kings in Platinum Category.
Australia’s Chris Lynn was selected by Lahore Qalandars in Platinum Category.
England’s Moeen Ali was selected by Multan Sultans in Platinum Category.
South Africa’s Colin Ingram was selected by Islamabad United in Platinum Category.
South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw was selected by Multan Sultans in Platinum Category.
(Diamond Players selected in Draft):
Islamabad United selected New Zealand’s Colin Monroe
Peshawar Zalmi selected England’s Tom Banton
Karachi Kings selected England’s Chris Jordan
Quetta Gladiators selected Australia’s Ben Cutting
Multan Sultans selected Pakistan’s Zeeshan Ashraf
Multan Sultans choose England’s Ravi Bopara
Peshawar Zalmi opted for Shoaib Malik
TEAMS OF HBL PSL5 2020
HBL PSL has a total of six franchises (Teams) namely Islamabad United, Lahore Qalanders, Multan Sultans, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi, and Karachi Kings. Here are all the players selected for the teams to play the 5th Edition of HBL PSL.
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Jason Roy, Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Ben Cutting, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hasnain, Fawad Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Ahsan Ali, Sohail Khan, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Keemo Paul and Khurram Manzoor.
Peshawar Zalmi: Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Darren Sammy, Imam-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson, Umar Amin, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin, Amir Khan, Aamir Ali, Liam Livingstone and Haider Ali.
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Irfan, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Shahid Afridi, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Shaan Masood, Ali Shafiq, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Ilyas, Rohail Nazir, Imran Tahir and Bilawal Bhatti.
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Ammad Butt, Rizwan Hussain, Musa Khan, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Saif Badar and Rassie van der Dussen.
Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Alex Hales, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Usama Mir, Mohammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence, Ali Khan, Umer Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Liam Plunkett and Awais Zia.
Lahore Qalandars: Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeeez, David Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Rauf, Samit Patel, Salman Butt, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Farzan Raja, Jaahid Ali, Lendl Simmons, Muhammad Faizan and Dilbar Hussain.
PSL5 MATCH SCHEDULE 2020
PSL schedule is yet to be announced by PCB and the Schedule floated by several websites is fake. it is likely to be held from 20th-Feb and will end in around 17th March. We will share the schedule and Live Cricket Channels to watch Live PSL on Watchlivecric.com so stay tuned for authentic and valid information and live cricket.