As PSL 6 draft is just around the corner, predict teams’ picks?


Lahore: Likes of Chris Gayle, David Miller, Morne Morkel and other star players will be up for grab when teams meet in PSL 6 players’ draft on Sunday here at the High-Performance Centre. 

Over 400 foreign players from 20 cricket playing countries will be available in drafts tomorrow. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already announced retentions of the team for this year’s edition.

Some of the biggest foreign names in the HBL PSL 2021 Player Draft are:

Afghanistan – Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Rashid Khan

Australia – Chris Green, Fawad Ahmed, Dan Christian, James Faulkner and Chris Lynn

Bangladesh – Anamul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed

England – Jake Ball, Moeen Ali, Tom Banton, Ravi Bopara, Joe Denly , Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Samit Patel, Liam Plunkett and Phil Salt

Ireland – Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling and Gary Wilson

Netherlands – Roelof van der Merwe

Nepal – Sandeep Lamichhane

New Zealand – Anton Devcich  and Mitch McCleneghan

South Africa – Kyle Abbott, Cameron Delport, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi and Dale Steyn

Sri Lanka – Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunarathna, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Upul Tharanga and Lahiru Thirimanne

West Indies – Ronsford Beaton, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shane Dowrich, Dominic Drakes, Andre Fletcher, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Mohammed, Sherfane Rutherford, Lendl  Simmons, Dwayne Smith and Chadwick Walton

Zimbabwe – Tendai Chisoro, Kyle Jarvis, Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams

How the Player Draft works:

• Pick order (for first round only):

1. Islamabad United2

. Multan Sultan

3. Lahore Qalandars

4. Peshawar Zalmi

5. Quetta Gladiators

6. Karachi Kings

Guidelines for the teams

• The pick order for the remaining rounds was determined by way of a specially-designed statistical tool

• The Draft consists of 16 regular rounds with two supplementary rounds where teams can make discretionary picks

• The first three rounds are Platinum category rounds and teams must pick at least one local and one foreign player in the Platinum category. Next three rounds are Diamond category where teams must pick at least one local and one foreign player. Diamond category is followed by three rounds in Gold to complete the first nine picks for each team

• Teams must pick at least three foreign players in the first nine picks.

• In addition, there are five Silver and two Emerging category rounds to complete a roster of 16 players

• Each team can pick up to two additional players in the Supplementary round. All supplementary players shall be considered active members of the squad

• Each side must have a minimum squad of 16 players and can have a maximum squad of 18 players as per the following combination – three platinum, three diamond, three gold, five silver, two emerging and two supplementary (optional)

• The 16-player squad must include five foreign and 11 local players; while the 18-player squad can include six foreign and 12 local players or five foreign and 13 local players

• The playing XI must include a minimum of three foreign players and can include a maximum of four foreign players

• Each team has one wildcard pick this year that allows them to pick a player from Silver category and above in any category between Gold and Platinum.

Meanwhile, tell us your picks for each team in different categories?