Lahore: Franchise squads for PSL 7: Drafting of PSL 7 was completed at PCB’s National High-Performance Center, Lahore.
Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Peshawar Zalmi have retained 8-8 players each.
Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators have retained 7-7 players.
Each franchise had to select 3-3 players in the Platinum, Diamond, and Gold categories and 5-5 players in the Silver category in the 18-member squad.
Similarly, each franchise had to select 2-2 players for the emerging category and 2-2 players for the supplementary category.
Franchise squads for PSL 7
Here is a complete list of the Franchise squads for PSL 7.
Multan Sultans Squad:
Defending champion Multan Sultans Squad for PSL 7 will consist of the following players.
Multan Sultans retained Muhammad Rizwan and Riley Russo (Platinum), Imran Tahir (Diamond, Mentor), Sohaib Maqsood (Diamond), Khushdal Shah (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Shahnawaz Dahani, and Shaun Masood (Gold).
The Multan Sultans have also Tim David (Platinum), Odin Smith (Diamond), Asif Afridi, Anwar Ali, Imran Khan Sr., Roman Raees, Roman Powell (Silver), Amir Azmat, Abbas Afridi (Emerging), Blessing Mozarbani, and Ehsanullah (Supplementary).
Karachi Kings Squad
The Kings retained Babar Azam (Platinum), All Rounder Muhammad Nabi (Diamond), Emad Wasim (Platinum), Muhammad Amir (Diamond), Joe Clark (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Amir Yameen, Sharjeel Khan (Gold), and Muhammad Ilyas (Silver).
Karachi Kings selected Chris Jordan (Platinum), Lewis Gregory (Diamond), Muhammad Imran, Rohail Nazir, Tom Able, Ameed Asif (Silver), Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram (Emerging), Romario Shepherd (West Indies), and Talha Ahsan (Supplementary).
Islamabad United Squad
Islamabad United hired Azam Khan in trading. IU retained Asif Ali, Hassan Ali (Platinum), Fahim Ashraf (Diamond), Shadab Khan (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), Alex Hales (Gold, Team Mentor), Azam Khan, and Mohammad Wasim Jr. (Gold), and Paul Sterling (Silver.
In the draft, Islamabad United fielded Colin Monroe (Platinum), Merchant De Lange (Diamond), Danish Aziz, Mohammad Akhlaq, Race Topley, Zafar Gohar (Silver), Mubasir Khan, Zeeshan Zameer (Emerging), Athar Mahmood, and Rehmanullah Garbaz (Supplementary).
Lahore Qalandars Squad:
Lahore Qalandars retained Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (Platinum), Haris Rauf (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), David Visa, and Muhammad Hafeez (Diamond), Ahmed Danial, Sohail Akhtar, and Zeeshan Ashraf (Silver).
Lahore Qalandar re-selected Fakhruzzaman in the Platinum category in the draft.
The Lahore Qalandars also included Abdullah Shafiq, Harry Brook, Phil Salt (Gold), Dan Fox Craft, Kamran Ghulam (Silver), Moaz Khan, Zaman Khan (Emerging), Patel, and Syed Faridum Mahmood (Supplementary) in the squad.
Peshawar Zalmai Squad:
Peshawar Zalmi retains Liam Livingstone and Wahab Riaz (Platinum), Haider Ali, Sherfan Rutherford, Shoaib Malik (Diamond), Saqib Mahmood (Gold, Brand Ambassador), and Tom Kohler Cadmore (Silver).
The Zalmai had taken Hussain Talat in trade.
In the draft, PZ selected Hazratullah Zazai (Platinum), Usman Qadir (Gold), Arshad Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Salman Irshad, Samin Gul (Silver), Sirajuddin, Muhammad Amir (Emerging), Ben Cutting, and Muhammad Harris (Supplementary).
Quetta Gladiators Squad
Quetta Gladiators have retained 4 players Sarfraz Ahmed (Platinum), Mohammad Nawaz (Diamond), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold, Brand Ambassador), and Naseem Shah (Gold).
The Gladiators traded Shahid Afridi (Gold, Mentor), James Owens (Platinum), and Iftikhar Ahmed (Diamond).
Quetta Gladiators on Sunday defeated Jason Roy (Platinum), James Faulkner (Diamond), Ben Duct, Khurram Shehzad, Naveen ul Haq, Sohail Tanveer, Umar Akmal (Silver), Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Asher Qureshi (Emerging), Ehsan Ali and Noor Ahmed (Slippery ) Took.
It may be recalled that Omar Kamal has returned to PSL after two years due to a ban in fixing the case.