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Gayle snubbed in PSL draft

14 November 2017, 11:49 | Charlene Valdez

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi President Zaheer Abbas and Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi President Zaheer Abbas and Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal

Australia's Chris Lynn was the first pick of the draft.

All the teams have made some decent selections in the PSL 2018 draft. All these players are T20 specialists. Speaking at the sidelines of the PSL draft, Sethi said, "I am confident that Karachi's national stadium will be ready in time to host the grand finale of PSL 3".

Lahore Qalandars retained some key players like Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal, which was wise. This will be followed by Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans.

Franchise owners were told Gayle will only be partially available for the event as he is likely to be part of Windies' World Cup 2019 qualifying rounds to be held in Zimbabwe from March 1 to April 4.

Mishabh ul Haq (c), Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat. In the second edition, it was Peshawar Zalmi who won the finals0.

The new team for PSL 2018, Sultan Multans, who will be led by the experienced campaigner Shoaib Malik, picked the likes of Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad. Along with the existing squads of 20 players, each team will now be allowed to include a local player from the domestic circuit. Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Arif.

Lahore Qalandars picked Chris Lynn as a Platinum player for the upcoming season while Islamabad United selected J.P Duminy of South Africa for their Platinum category of player.

Former Proteas and current Kolpak players Colin Ingram and David Wiese will be joining the Karachi Kings. Supplementary players: Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf. Supplementary players: Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash.

Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross WhiteleyQuetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan.

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