PSL 2018: Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson among the major attractions in players draft in Lahore

Interestingly, only one Pakistan player, Ahmed Shehzad features in the platinum category which has 21 players for the draft.

PTI, November 11, 2017

Karachi: Around 200 foreign players will feature in a list of 500 cricketers in the Players Draft which will be held in Lahore on Sunday for the third Pakistan Super League.

Top foreign players, including Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Jimmy Neesham, Angelo Mathews, Mustafizur Rahman, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Johnson, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Adil Rashid, Wayne Parnell, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan and Colin Ingram will up for grab in the players draft.

File image of Shane Watson. AP

File image of Shane Watson. AP

The third PSL will have a new —sixth — franchise in Multan Sultans. Each franchise has a salary cap of USD 1.2 million for the players draft to complete a squad of 20 players.

Teams have already retained nine players each for the third PSL and will go into the Players Draft to pick one platinum, one diamond, one gold, two silver and two emerging players each in order to complete their squads of 16.

Teams may also pick up to four players in the supplementary rounds.

Interestingly, only one Pakistani player, Ahmed Shehzad features in the platinum category which has 21 players for the draft.

A high number of players from England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will feature in the players draft.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that it will be holding a number of matches of the third PSL in Lahore and Karachi in March next year, including the final.

Sources say that the foreign players, who sign contracts for the PSL, will have to also sign a clause confirming they will be available to play for their franchises in Pakistan. For this, they will be paid extra fees of USD 10,000 to 20,000 per match if they travel to Pakistan.

Published Date: November 11, 2017 | Updated Date: November 11, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114