How the Six PSL teams accumulate after the 2019 draft
The United had one Choice in the draft since they’d retained Faheem Ashraf in Platinum Class, Shadab Khan, Luke Ronchi, and Asif Ali and Mohammad Sami at Diamond.
In a move, they traveled for England’s Ian Bell that with runs was the greatest batsman at England’s T20 championship this year. They chose on two British players at Phil Salt and Samit Patel. The latter could be an unknown title to you but is among the best power-hitters as signaled by his attack rate of 172.33 from the Vitality T20 Blast. The United has chosen the Cameron Delport. They are because they won the championship an absurd rule that’s very likely to be altered next season hurt the United. The batsman had played with the Abu Dhabi T20 championship with Lahore and has been in their strategies to play with the PSL.
- Pakistan’s two best all-rounders Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf
- Players available throughout the tournament and willing to travel to Pakistan
- Strong power-hitters in Asif Ali and Phil Salt
- Too much reliance on the old pros such as Ronchi, Bell and Sami
- Lack of captaincy options in absence of Misbah-ul-Haq, the mastermind behind their two title wins
Maintaining their prior draft strategies in mind, it wasn’t a surprise that the first pick of Lahore was the racing South Africa batsman AB de Villiers even though he’ll be available for seven games. For Mohammad Hafeez who is very likely to be their captain, they went Within another platinum selection and was arguably their pick. They proceeded in Gold for Sandeep Lamichhane’s leg-spin bagged two more all-rounders Within the category Carlos Brathwaite from West Indies and Corey Anderson from New Zealand. Haris Sohail, who had played Peshawar Zalmi in the past, is now also with Lahore. Lahore has four all-rounders who can be at precisely the same moment in the XI with Anton Devcich already retained. They chose Haris Rauf, an emerging pace sensation, a fast bowler, also Aizaz Cheema, to strengthen their speed attack. Zimbabwe’s wicketkeeping-batsman Brendan Taylor has been chosen as a player.
- All-rounders – Hafeez, Anderson, Brathwaite and Devcich
- A lot of Power-hitting options
- Wicketkeepers who lack credentials of T20 batting
- Lack of specialist bowlers couple of bowling options (Anderson and Brathwaite) with a high economy rate
Peshawar chose the history T20 participant, Kieron Pollard, and pouched Islamabad captain. The opener Dawid Malan that won the PSL final in Lahore in 2017 is back in Peshawar whereas the batsman Umar Amin will create Zalmi as his third team after having played in the previous PSLs. The little-known English all-rounder Wayne Madsen has been the middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood, and their first choice from the category and Jamal Anwar were the next two. Jamal was a surprise pick since he has not played a T20 in over two years. Chris Jordan that will be partially available was picked as a supplementary player, as was the 17 years old seamer out of Afghanistan Waqar Salamkheil.
- A good pace attack in Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali and Sameen Gul
- The players with great leadership qualities – Misbah and Daren Sammy
- A weak and inconsistent middle-order
- Lack of top-order batsmen in the squad
Karachi is that it has little to do with their draft picks and the most dominant team on papers. The Kings didn’t have some pick from the important two groups because they retained Babar Azam, Colin Munro, Mohammad Amir (Platinum), Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim and Usman Khan Shinwari (Diamond). As their only Gold selection, they went for Pakistan-born Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza. Karachi had five vacant slots in the silver category that they stuffed by four local abilities Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, and Iftikhar Ahmed and an international speed feeling Aaron Summers. The 22-year-old pacer has played with one T20 game for Hobart Hurricanes where he was spotted clocking at 150 kmph. They have roped in Ben Dunk, the opener with a rating of 229 not out in 50 overs cricket, and Liam Livingstone, the English opener with SR of 145 plus, as additional selections.
- An ideal opening combination – the grafter Babar Azam and the dasher Colin Munro
- A miser duo to bowl in the Powerplay – Amir and Imad
- Lack of power-hitters in the lower order
Quetta, comparable to Islamabad and Karachi, had retained the bulk of the players and had one pick that they used to make the experienced T20 expert Dwayne Bravo. The Windies all-rounder remains a force to a guess with as this season that he became the first player to hit sixes off five balls at CPL. Bravo will attract the wealth of T20 expertise into the franchise as may Pakistan-born Australian leggie Fawad Ahmed, who had been the maximum wicket-taker at CPL 2018. Both Bravo and Fawad won the CPL title for Trinbago Knight Riders this season. Is back but only as a choice. Quetta has also included the left-arm pacer Harry Gurney of England. Son of the trainer Moin Khan of Quetta, Azam Khan, was re-picked. Azam was a part of Quetta’s squad in the past event too but did not get a game. Quetta relied on talent in the round picking Ahsan Ali, Danish Aziz and M Asghar.
- Very miser spin bowling attack in Narine, Nawaz and Asghar
- Good power hitters in Umar Akmal and DJ Bravo
- No major weakness. Lack of openers in the squad though, If Watson or Shehzad do not deliver, they’ll have to move towards a rookie opener
Multan Sultans went for number 2 Test batsman Steve Smith as their Platinum choice and Shahid Afridi, the T20 icon in Pakistan, as their moment. They used their Diamond choice for Joe Denly, who had been with Karachi at the year and this season became the first participant in T20 history to score a century and have a hat-trick at precisely the match. Laurie Evans has been their surprise choice but not so once you have a look at his album in T20s. The Nicholas Pooran was chosen. Dan Christian and Tom Moores have been their two picks from the round. The Sixth Team was selected as it had been Johan Botha, the director Nadeem Khan and Multan Sultans by Shoaib Malik, who captained it. Bowler Qais Ahmad, who bothered Malik at CPL along with his leg-spin, has joined the Sixth Team which renamed back to Multan Sultans.
- The wealth of experience in Afridi, Smith and Malik
- Hard-hitting lower order in Afridi, Pooran and Evans
- The absence of reputable T20 openers