PSL 2nd Edition Draft 2017 – Players Auction & List of Players
The second edition of the Pakistan Super League is set to be a grand affair with seven big name foreign cricketers confirming their participation in the league.
In what can easily be termed big news, former Sri Lankan captain and talisman player Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed by Karachi Kings as their mentor and captain. Babar Azam and Chris Gayle are the two other players who have been picked up by the Kings for this edition of the competition.
The Kings have also retained Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Amir, Saifullah Bangash and Shahzeb Hassan from the previous season for the second edition of the PSL.
Anton Devcich, Wayne Parnell, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Steve Finn, James Anderson and Stuart Broad will go into the player draft for the second edition of the PSL after Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan were inducted into the drafting process earlier on.
Pakistan Super League chairman Nizam Sethi has also confirmed that preparations for the second edition of the competition were done and that the final will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The drafting process however, will be conducted in Dubai this October. The player salary cap has been raised be 9%.
PSL officials have confirmed that the team which finished at the bottom of the standings in the inaugural edition Lahore Qalandars will have the first 20 picks. They will be followed by the team which came in fourth, third and second before defending champions Islamabad United make their own picks.
England skipper Morgan had confirmed his participation around the same time in which former New Zealand skipper McCullum had given his assent to being involved in PSL 2.
The Three Lions top three fast bowlers will also be in action with Anderson, Broad and Finn also set to be involved now. Moeen Ali, who has his roots in Pakistan, will be glad to be involved in the action as well.
New Zealand’s Devcich will join McCullum in the draft alongside Parnell of South Africa. All the overseas stars who will be involved in the PSL 2 draft process have considerable pedigree, especially in T20 cricket and they will definitely help raise the standard of cricket in the tournament.
Faisal Mirza, the head of player recruitment for the PSL, is also believed to be in talks with former Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson over the latter’s likely participation in PSL 2.
Also added to the PSL Draft is Salman Butt who returns to cricket after having been suspended for spot-fixing and it remains to be seen if he will get picked by any team during the Draft.
There are others who were already a part of the previous edition of the Pakistan Super League but have been traded between teams. These players won’t be a part of the PSL Draft and you can find all the latest
The PSL governing council has made the decision to raise players’ salaries by 10 percent across all categories as well.
What do you think of this new PSL Draft? And who do you think will be retained by their teams and which players will be released? Let us know in the comments below.
PSL 2017 Draft Players
PSL draft 2017 list of players is placed here as and when updated;
Shane Watson, Shakib Al Hasan, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawardane, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine, Ahmed Shehzad, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan.
Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Haddin, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Jake Ball, James Anderson, Luke Wright, Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Steven Finn, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Albie Morkel, David Wiese, Robin Peterson, Wayne Parnell, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Carlos Braithwaite, Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, Samuel Badree, Anwar Ali, Yasir Shah, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Sohail Tanvir
Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Shahzad, Ben Laughlin, Brad Hodge, Clint McKay, James Allenby, Shaun Tait, Tom Cooper, Mustafizur Rahman, Shahriar Nafees, Tamim Iqbal, Gary Ballance, Harry Gurney, Jade Dernbach, James Vince, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Michael Lumb, Owais Shah, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Tymal Mills, Yasir Arafat, Anton Devcich, Jesse Ryder, Beuran Hendricks, Cameron Delport, Dane Paterson, Henry Davids, Johan Botha, Justin Ontong, Richard Levi, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, Chamara Kapugedera, Dhammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekkuge Prasanna, Denesh Ramdin, Fidel Edwards, Jerome Taylor, Johnson Charles, Kemar Roach, Kevon Cooper, Leon Johnson, Ravi Rampaul, Rayad Emrit, Sulieman Benn, Brendan Taylor, Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Aizaz Cheema, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Junaid Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Nawaz, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hasan, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Imad Wasim
Dawlat Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Nawroz Mangal, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari, Shahpoor Zadran, Aiden Blizzard, Evan Gulbis, Mark Cosgrove, Matthew Dixon, Steven Crook, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haq, Sabbir Rahman, Shuvagata Hom, Soumya Sarkar, Nikhil Dutta, Ashar Zaidi, Adam Lyth, Adam Riley, Adeel Malik, Ajmal Shahzad, Alex Lees, Alex Wakely, Azeem Rafiq, Azharullah, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, Chesney Hughes, Chris Rushworth, Craig Meschede, Craig Miles, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Darren Stevens, Daryl Mitchel, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Greg Smith, Ian Cockbain, James Foster, James Tredwell, Joe Denly, Joshua Cobb, Kishen Velani, Lewis Gregory, Mark Pettini, Mark Wood, Max Waller, Michael Burgess, Michael Richardson, Phil Mustard, Riki Wessels, Rory Burns, Ross Whiteley, Ryan Higgins, Scott Borthwick, Stephen Parry, Steven Mullaney, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Usman Arshad, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Ahsan Malik, Alexei Kervezee, James Fuller, Munis Ansari, Keshav Maharaj, Jon Jon Smuts, Anuk Fernando, Chaturanga De Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka GunAthilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Dilhara Fernando, Farveez Maharoof, Gihan Rupasinghe, Jeevan Mendis, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Suraj Randiv, Upul Tharanga, Ahmed Raza, Timroy Allen, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Andre Fletcher, Danza Hyatt, Devendra Bishoo, Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Keemo Paul, Krishmar Santokie, Kyle Mayers, Miguel Cummins, Nicholas Pooran, Nkrumah Bonner, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Raymond Reifer, Ronsford Beaton, Rovman Powell, Shamar Springer, Shane Dowrich, Shane Shillingford, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmeyer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Tino Best, Veerasammy Permaul, Craig Ervine, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Malcolm Waller, Sean Ervine, Sean Williams, Aamer Yamin, Abdul Rehman, Abdur Rehman Muzammil, Abid Ali, Adil Amin, Adil Raza, Adnan Akmal, Adnan Raees, Adnan Rasool, Ahmed Jamal, Ahsan Ali, Akbar Rahman, Ali Asad, Ali Khan, Ali Sarfraz, Ali Waqas, Amad Butt, Anop Santosh, Ashfaq Ahmed, Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Asif Babar, Asif Zakir, Awais Zia, Ayaz Tasawwar, Azeem Ghumman, Azhar Attari, Azizullah, Babar Rehman, Bahram Khan, Bilal Asif, Bilawal Bhatti, Bismillah Khan, Fahad Iqbal, Faisal Iqbal, Faisal Mubashir, Fakhar Zaman, Fawad Alam, Fazal Subhan, Gauhar Ali, Gohar Ali, Gohar Faiz, Gulraiz Sadaf, Hammad Azam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Ali, Imran Farhat, Imran Khalid, Imran Khan Jr, Imran Khan, Israrullah, Jahid Ali, Javed Mansoor, Junaid Ilyas, Kamran Ghulam, Kashif Bhatti, Khalid Usman, Khurram Manzoor, Khushdil Shah, Kumail Abbas, M. Ikhlaq, Mahran Ibrahim, Majid Ali, Mansoor Amjad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Talha, Mohammad Waqas, Muhammad Abbas, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Bilawal, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Irfan (Jr), Mukhtar Ahmed, Musadiq Ahmed, Mustafa Iqbal, Naeem Anjum, Nasir Ahmed, Nasir Jamshed, Nauman Anwar, Naveed Malik, Naveed Yasin, Nayyer Abbas, Ramiz Aziz, Ramiz Raja Jr, Raza Ali Dar, Rehan Afridi, Riffatullah Mohmand, Rizwan Haider, Rumman Raees, Saad Ali, Saad Nasim, Sadaf Hussain, Saifullah Bangash, Salman Agha, Sami Aslam, Sarmad Bhatti, Shah Faisal, Shahid Yousuf, Shahzaib Ahmed Khan, Shan Masood, Sheharyar Ghani, Shehzad Azam Rana, Shoaib Laghari, Shoaib Nasir, Sudaif Mehdi, Tabish Khan, Taj Wali, Tariq Haroon, Taufeeq Umar, Umar Siddiq, Umar Amin, Umar Waheed, Usama Mir, Usman Salahuddin, Waqas Ahmed, Waqas Masood, Yasir Hameed, Zafar Gohar, Zahid Mansoor, Zahid Mehmood, Zahid Siddiqui, Zain Abbas, Zia-ul-Haq, Zohaib Ahmed, Zohaib Khan, Zohaib Shera, Rohan Mustafa
Ahmed Bashir, Ahmed Safi, Danish Aziz, Fahim Ashraf, Ghulam Mudassar, Hassan Khan, Hasan Mohsin, Hasan Raza, Hayatullah, Hussain Talat, Imran Butt, Irfan Liaqat, Irfanullah Shah, Karamat Ali, M. Qaiser Ashraf, Noor Wali, Saif Badar, Sameen Gul, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Umair Masood, Usman Liaqat, Usman Shanwari, Zeeshan Malik