Regions picked players for National T20 cup


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday held players draft for the National T-20 Cup at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

As many as eight Regions including Lahore Blues, Lahore Whites, Karachi Whites, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, FATA, and Peshawar selected 14 players each to complete their set of 18 players for the all-important tournament.

All teams had picked four players each before the start of the ceremony; whereas each team had to include at least two Emerging Players in their squads.

Usman Khan Shinwari will lead FATA who also have Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usama Mir in their side while Islamabad will be led by left-arm all-rounder Imad Wasim having Umar Gul and Junaid Khan in their line-up.

Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik will play for Anwar Ali led Karachi Kings who will also have the services of left-handed batsman Fawad Alam.

Defending champions Lahore Blues will play under the leadership of Saad Nasim who will be accompanied by young Hussain Talat and Salman Ali Agha.

Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal will hold the command of Lahore Whites who also picked former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, and Wahab Riaz.

Multan-born Sohaib Maqsood will lead Multan region while Peshawar and Rawalpindi will play under the captaincy of Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Aamer respectively.

Pakistan’s hard-hitting batsman Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan, and Waqas Maqsood will be featured in Peshawar.

Moreover, Young leggy Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz and Fahim Ashraf will represent Rawalpindi in the tournament.

It is pertinent to mention here that the National T20 Cup will commence from December 10 to 25 in Multan.