The teams with their respective squads are presented in this post categorized by player category and playing role.
PSL Squads – Player categories Explained!
The PSL draft featured players divided into Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging categories where the most sought after players were in the platinum category.
The player categories and their salaries as per the category are as under:
- Platinum category: $140,000-230,000
- Diamond category: $75,000-80,000
- Gold category: $50,000-60,000
- Silver category: $22,000-33,000
PSL Squads for all PSL Teams
|Platinum||Luke Ronchi||Shadab Khan||Faheem Ashraf|
|Diamond||Asif Ali, Ian Bell||Mohammad Sami|
|Gold||Philip Salt||Rumman Raees, Samit Patel|
|Silver||Sahibzada Farhan, Cameron Delport||Waqas Maqsood||Hussain Talat, Zafar Gohar|
|Emerging||Musa Khan||Nasir Nawaz|
|Supplementary||Rizwan Hussain||Zahir Khan||Amad Butt, Wayne Parnell|
|Platinum||Babar Azam, Colin Munro||Mohammad Amir|
|Diamond||Colin Ingram||Usman Khan Shinwari,||Imad Wasim (C)|
|Gold||Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)||Sikandar Raza|
|Silver||Awais Zia, Iftikhar Ahmad||Aaron Summers, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan|
|Emerging||Abrar Ahmed||Ali Imran|
|Supplementary||Ben Dunk, Jaahid Ali||Aamer Yamin, Liam Livingstone|
|Platinum||Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali||Keiron Pollard|
|Diamond||Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq||Darren Sammy|
|Gold||Dawid Malan, Umer Amin||Liam Dawson|
|Silver||Sohaib Maqsood, Wayne Madsen, Jamal Anwar||Umaid Asif||Khalid Usman|
|Emerging||Nabi Gul||Sameen Gul|
|Supplementary||Samiullah||Ibtisam Sheikh||Chris Jordan, Andre Fletcher|
|Platinum||Sarfraz Ahmed||Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo|
|Diamond||Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz|
|Gold||Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal,||Fawad Ahmed|
|Silver||Saud Shakil||Mohammad Asghar||Anwar Ali, Saud Shakil|
|Emerging||Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali||Ghulam Mudassar, Nasim Shah|
|Supplementary||Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Azam Khan||Harry Gurney, Jalat Khan|
Update: Quetta Gladiators have picked Dwayne Smith as cover for Bravo who will not be available for the initial matches.
|Platinum||AB de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman||Mohammad Hafeez|
|Diamond||Yasir Shah||Carlos Brathwaire, Corey Anderson|
|Gold||Anton Devchich||Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane|
|Silver||Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Sohail||Shaheen Afridi||Hassan Khan|
|Emerging||Umair Maqsood||Mohammad Imran|
|Supplementary||Brendon Taylor, Gauhar Ali||Aizaz Cheema, Harris Rauf|
Update: Lahore Qalandars have picked Hardus Viljoen and David Wiese to cover for the partial availability of AB de Villiers, Carlos Brathwaite and Corey Anderson.
|Platinum||Andre Russell||Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi|
|Diamond||James Vince||Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan|
|Gold||Shan Masood, Nicholas Pooran||Qais Ahmed|
|Silver||Umar Siddiq, Laurie Evans||Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan||Nauman Ali|
|Emerging||Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Ilyas|
|Supplementary||Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar||Dan Christian|
Before the PSL Draft, teams were allowed to retain up to 10 players divided into the various available categories, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging. Based on the number of players allowed to retain and those actually retained, teams were allowed to pick the rest of them using the Draft that was held in Islamabad.
Alsom before the Draft, teams were allowed trades between themselves as a part of a retention process. The Lahore Qalandars released Brendon McCullum from their squad and brought in Hassan Khan and Rahat Ali in place of Sunil Narine and Umar Akmal who went to the Quetta Gladiators. In another trade, Sohail Tanvir has left Multan Sultans and joined Quetta Gladiators for this season of the PSL. Also interesting to note was that Mohammad Hafeez has been released from the Peshawar Zalmi squad and he will be a part of the Draft that will be held later this month.
PSL 4 Squad 2019
During the Draft, the Lahore Qalandars had the first chance to pick a player in the Platinum player and with guys like AB de Villiers and Steven Smith available to feature in the tournament, it was never going to be difficult. The Qalandars went for de Villiers while Multan Sultans chose Smith.
Shahid Afridi was also picked up by Multan Sultans, while Peshawar Zalmi went for Kieron Pollard and Karachi Kings chose Colin Munro. Also Dwayne Bravo went to Quetta Gladiators during the Platinum picks.
The Diamond category of players saw players like Ian Bell, Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Brathwaite and Joe Denly get a look in while Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Sikandar Raza, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Sandeep Lamichanne, Qais Ahmed and Nicholas Pooran all made it to respective sides from the Silver category.
The country has a strong cricketing heritage and keeps dishing out prominent players on the scene. The country’s capacity at hurling fast bowlers on the cricketing arena is almost incredible. The administrators are tweaking last year’s faults to ensure that everything is hunky dory with Karachi set to host the PSL 2019 final. The HBL PSL 2019 players list is placed above.