The Pakistan Super League Twenty20‘s players draft for the first season is being held today. The live streaming of PSL 2015 players draft can be watched online on psl-t20.com/live or dailymotion. 308 players have enrolled themselves for the draft and 80 cricketers will be selected in 5 teams to participate in the inaugural edition of HBL PSLT20. Live updates of the players draft will be provided here.
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Kevin Pietersen, Christ Gayle and Shane Watson are the ‘Icon’ players in PSL. Islamabad to pick player first in round-1. Five teams franchises Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi are selecting the group of 16 players for PSL T20 2016 season.
(Note: Time is in IST)
At the end of Platinum 3 rounds, teams structure as follows:
Lahore Qualandar – Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Umar Akmal
Quetta Gladiators – Kevin Pietersen, Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad
Peshawar Zalmi – Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy
Karachi Kings – Shoaib Malik, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Tanvir
Islamabad United – Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Misbah ul Haq
Here are the picks of Round 3:
Lahore Qualandar: Umar Akmal
Quetta Gladiators: Ahmed Shehzad
Peshawar Zalmi: Wahab Riaz
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy
Karachi Kings: Sohail Tanvir
12:35 – Karachi Kings picked Sohail Tanvir.
12:30 – Quetta gets Ahmed Shehzad.
12:27 – Former West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is picked by Peshawar.
12:25 – Peshawar Zalmi gets Pakistan’s one of the top current bowlers Wahab Riaz.
12:19 – Umar Akmal is drafted into Lahore Qalandars.
Here are the picks of Round 2:
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed
Islamabad United: Andre Russell
Lahore Qualandar: Dwayne Bravo
Karachi Kings: Shakib al Hasan
Islamabad United: Misbah ul Haq
12:17 – Islamabad United has taken Misbah-ul-haq in the draft and appoints him as the captain of side.
12:12 – Karachi Ary team picks Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
12:07 – West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell signed up with Islamabad.
12:05 – Gladiators take Pakistan wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Here are the picks of Round 1 (Platinum round-1)
Peshawar Zalmi: Shahid Afridi
Karachi Kings: Shoaib Malik
Islamabad United: Shane Watson
Quetta Gladiators: Kevin Pietersen
Lahore Qualandar: Chris Gayle
12:00 – Chris Gayle goes to Lahore Qalandars.
11:56 – Quetta Gladiators picked Kevin Pietersen.
11:53 – Islamabad United picked Shane Watson.
11:47 – Karachi Kings signs Shoaib Malik.
11:43 – Shahid Afridi signed up for Peshawar Zalmi.
The inaugural match of championship will be played between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators on 4th February at Dubai International Stadium.