In the first edition, there were almost 308 players including foreign and Pakistanis.In the First edition, a total number of matches were 24 that played between 5 teams.For the second edition, the list of players was quite different and increased from 308 to 414.The Total number of matches were same as the first edition.In the 2018 third edition of PSL, there are some big names which are not picked in the draft that held at Lahore last month.We are gonna to point these players in the below section of the article.Foreign Players will reward 10,000$ Per match if they play at Pakistan.According to the PCB source, six matches will be played at Pakistan.PSL is a good way to bring cricket back to the country after the saddest incident that occurs at Lahore in 2009.There are few Changes that we will saw in the third edition of PSL is that Imad Wasim will lead the Karachi king team.
Peshawar Zalmi Squads
Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh. Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Arif
Karachi Kings Draft Picks: Colin Ingram, Mitchell Johnson, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr., Hasan Mohsin. Supplementary players: Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash
Lahore Qalandars Draft Picks: Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rahman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar. Supplementary players: Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf
Islamabad United Draft Picks: JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat, Supplementary players: Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain
Quetta Gladiators Draft Picks: Shane Watson, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jnr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan, Supplementary players: Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan, Faraz Ahmed Khan
Big Names that are out of PSL 2018
Chris Gayle is also knowns as king of sixes.His style of playing cricket is world famous but when we talk about PSL, Chris Gayle had not been a good record in the league.He being failed in previous both editions.The saddest news is that Chris Gayle will be a part of Third Edition.
The Former Pakistan cricket team’s captain and current test team’s voice captain Azhar Ali remains unsold in the draft.He was the skipper of Lahore Qalanders in the first edition but he hasn’t proved himself as a t20 player.His performance in one day and test format is superb but not satisfied in t20.
The Sri Lanka one day skipper remains unpicked in PSL draft 2018.He was a part of Quetta gladiators in 2016.The Allrounder performance was not good enough so that he is unsold in 2018.
New players in PSL 3 :
Bowlers, Batsmen and allrounders will be in action.There are 19 new players that have been added to the third edition.These players are worldwide popular and most dangerous players that can change game in seconds.
- Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand)
- Luke Ronchi (New Zealand)
- Colin Munro (New Zealand)
- Jason Holder (West Indies)
- Darren Bravo (West Indies)
- Evin Lewis (West Indies)
- Lendl Simmons (West Indies)
- James Vince (England)
- Tim Bresnan (England)
- Adil Rashid (England)
- John Hastings (Australia)
- Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
- Chris Lynn (Australia)
- Wayne Parnell (South Africa)
- Albie Morkel (South Africa)
- JP Duminy (South Africa)
- Imran Tahir (South Africa)
- Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
- Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)
- Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)