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PSL 2020: Complete list of players retained and released by franchises ahead of PSL draft

PSL 2020 Draft News: List of retained and released players by franchises

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and current T20I captain Babar Azam were in the list of players retained by franchises ahead of the PSL draft 2020 which will take place on 6 December 2019 at National Cricket Academy, Lahore. The 5th edition of PSL will starts on 14th February and ends on 17th March 2019. Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars will be playing in the opening match of this tournament. Quetta Gladiators is the defending champion of the PSL 2019. The fifth edition of PSL is scheduled to held completely in Pakistan for the first time. Quetta Gladiators will be making the first Pick in the PSL Season 5 players draft.

However, There are several big names including former ODI skipper Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Sohail Tanvir Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Carlos Braithwaite, Dawid Malan and Dwayne Bravo have been released by their respective franchises for the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League. Almost all the important players of the current Pakistan T20 cricket team have been retained by their respective franchises in the Pakistan Super League 2020. Left arm pacer Usman Shinwari was transferred from Kings to Qalandars it was announced on 30 November 2019, just before of PSL Players Draft.

Top Highlights of PSL 2020 Draft:

  • Former Pakistani Captain Shahid Afridi and Current T20 Skipper Babar Azam head the list of players retained by PSL franchises.
  • Former Pakistanit ODI Captain Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Sohail Tanvir have been released by their respective franchises.
  • Almost all key members of the current Pakistan T20 cricket team have been retained by respective franchises for PSL 2020.

List of PSL 2020 players retained and released by franchises

Islamabad United Team for PSL 2020

  • Islamabad United retained players list: Shadab Khan (Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Asif Ali (Diamond), Luke Ronchi (Gold as Player Mentor), Hussain Talat (Gold), Amad Butt, Musa Khan and Rizwan Hussain (Silver)
  • Islamabad United released players list: Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, Ian Bell, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Nawaz, Philip Salt, Rumman Raees, Sahibzada Farhan, Samit Patel, Waqas Maqsood, Wayne Parnell, Zafar Gohar and Zahir Khan

Karachi Kings Team for PSL 2020

  • Karachi Kings retained players list: Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir (both Platinum), Imad Wasim (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Iftikhar Ahmed (Diamond), Aamir Yamin (Gold), Usama Mir (Silver) and Umer Khan (Emerging)
  • Karachi Kings released players list: Aaron Summers, Abrar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Awais Zia, Ben Dunk, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Jaahid Ali, Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Sohail Khan and Usman Shinwari (transferred to Lahore Qalandars)

Lahore Qalandars Team for PSL 2020

  • Lahore Qalandars retained players list: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez (both Platinum), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), David Wiese, Usman Shinwari (Diamond, Usman transferred from Karachi Kings), Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar (both Gold), Salman Butt (Silver).
  • Lahore Qalandars released players list: AB de Villiers (not available in 2020), Agha Salman, Aizaz Cheema, Anton Devcich, Asela Gunaratne, Brendan Taylor, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson (not available in 2020), Gohar Ali, Hardus Viljoen, Haris Sohail, Hassan Khan, Mohammad Imran, Rahat Ali, Riki Wessels, Ryan ten Doeschate (not available in 2020), Saad Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Umair Masood, Yasir Shah

Multan Sultans Team for PSL 2020

  • Multan Sultans retained players list: Mohammad Irfan (Platinum), Shahid Afridi (Diamond as Player Mentor), James Vince (Gold as Brand Ambassador), Junaid Khan (Gold), Ali Shafiq, Shan Masood (both Silver) and Mohammad Ilyas (Emerging)
  • Multan Sultans released players list: Andre Russell (not available in 2020), Chris Green, Dan Christian, Hammad Azam, Joe Denly, Johnson Charles, Laurie Evans, M. Irfan Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Junaid, Nicholas Pooran, Numan Ali, Qais Ahmed, Shakeel Ansar, Shoaib Malik, Steve Smith (not available in 2020), Tom Moores and Umar Siddiq

Peshawar Zalmi Team for PSL 2020

  • Peshawar Zalmi retained players list: Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz (all Platinum), Kamran Akmal (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Daren Sammy (Gold as Player Mentor), Imam-ul-Haq (Gold) and Umar Amin (Silver)
  • Peshawar Zalmi released players list: Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Ibtesam Sheikh, Jamal Anwar, Khalid Usman, Lendl Simmons, Liam Dawson, Misbah-ul-Haq (not available in 2020), Nabi Gul, Sameen Gul, Samiullah, Sohaib Maqsood, Tymal Mills, Umaid Asif, Waqar Salamkheil and Wayne Madsen

Quetta Gladiators Team for PSL 2020

  • Quetta Gladiators retained players list: Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed (both Platinum), Shane Watson (Diamond as Player Mentor), Ahmed Shehzad (Diamond), Umar Akmal (Gold as Brand Ambassador), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold), Ahsan Ali and Naseem Shah (Silver)
  • Quetta Gladiators released players list: Anwar Ali, Danish Aziz, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Fawad Ahmed, Ghulam Mudassar, Harry Gurney, Jalat Khan, Max Waller, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Azam Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Rilee Rossouw, Saud Shakil and Sohail Tanvir.

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