The teams taking part in the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League on Sunday finalised their squads.

The PSL’s latest edition will be played in Karachi from January 27 to February 7 and in Lahore from February 10-27.

The first match will be staged under the lights of the National Stadium, where Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans will go head-to-head.

Lahore Qalandars included Pakistan’s flamboyant batter Fakhar Zaman for the sixth successive year in Platinum Category, while also picking Pakistan’s Abdullah Shafique and Kamran Ghulam, and England’s pair of Harry Brook and Phil Salt.

They will play alongside Ahmed Daniyal, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar and Zeeshan Ashraf, who were retained by the franchise on Friday.

Final squad

Fakhar Zaman – Platinum
Rashid Khan – Platinum
Shaheen Shah Afridi – Platinum
Haris Rauf – Brand Ambassador – Diamond
David Wiese – Diamond
Mohammad Hafeez – Diamond
Abdullah Shafique – Gold
Harry Brook – Gold
Phil Salt – Gold
Ahmed Daniyal – Silver
Dean Foxcroft – Silver
Sohail Akhtar – Silver
Kamran Ghulam – Silver
Zeeshan Ashraf – Silver
Maaz Khan – Emerging
Zaman Khan – Emerging
Samit Patel – Supplementary
Syed Faridoum Mehmood – Supplementary

QUETTA GLADIATORS:

Swashbuckling England opener Jason Roy was picked up by the Purple Force in the Platinum category.

The 2019 winners also scooped up Afghanistan fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq, Quetta-born Pakistan U19 batter Abdul Wahid Bangalzai and seasoned white-ball players Sohail Tanvir and Umar Akmal.

Final squad

James Vince – Platinum
Jason Roy – Platinum
Sarfaraz Ahmed – Platinum
Iftikhar Ahmed – Diamond
James Faulkner – Diamond
Mohammad Nawaz – Diamond
Shahid Afridi – Mentor – Gold
Mohammad Hasnain – Brand Ambassador – Gold
Naseem Shah – Gold
Ben Duckett – Silver
Khurram Shehzad – Silver
Naveen-Ul-Haq – Silver
Sohail Tanvir – Silver
Umar Akmal – Silver
Abdul Wahid Bangalzai – Emerging
Ashar Qureshi – Emerging
Ahsan Ali – Supplementary
Noor Ahmed – Supplementary

PESHAWAR ZALMI: Explosive Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai was picked up by the Yellow Storm. In a message shared by the team on Twitter, Zazai said he will be needing all his fans’ prayers and will give the tournament his best.

Final squad

Hazratulah Zazai – Platinum
Liam Livingstone – Platinum
Wahab Riaz – Platinum
Haider Ali – Diamond
Sherfane Rutherford – Diamond
Shoaib Malik – Diamond
Hussain Talat – Gold
Saqib Mahmood – Brand Ambassador – Gold
Usman Qadir – Gold
Arshad Iqbal – Silver
Kamran Akmal – Mentor – Silver
Salman Irshad – Silver
Sameen Gul – Silver
Tom Kohler-Cadmore – Silver
Mohammad Aamer – Emerging
Sirajuddin – Emerging
Ben Cutting – Supplementary
Mohammad Haris – Supplementary

KARACHI KINGS: England all-rounder Chris Jordan has returned to the Kings in the Platinum Category after missing the 2021 campaign.

The side also opted for England’s Lewis Gregory and Tom Abell, as well as Pakistan U19 captain Qasim Akram.

These players will join Aamir Yamin, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Nabi and Sharjeel Khan, who were retained by the Kings on Friday.

Final squad

Babar Azam – Platinum
Chris Jordan – Platinum
Imad Wasim – Platinum
Mohammad Amir – Diamond
Lewis Gregory – Diamond
Mohammad Nabi – Diamond
Joe Clarke – Brand Ambassador – Gold
Aamir Yamin – Gold
Sharjeel Khan – Gold
Mohammad Ilyas – Silver
Mohammad Imran – Silver
Rohail Nazir – Silver
Tom Abell – Silver
Umaid Asif – Silver
Faisal Akram – Emerging
Qasim Akram – Emerging
Romario Shepherd – Supplementary
Talha Ahsan – Supplementary

ISLAMABAD UNITED: The United kept faith in Colin Munro of New Zealand in the Platinum Category and also picked Danish Aziz, Marchant de Lange, Reece Topley and Zafar Gohar.

These players will join Asif Ali, Alex Hales, Azam Khan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Paul Stirling and Shadab Khan.

Final squad

Asif Ali – Platinum
Colin Munro – Platinum
Hasan Ali – Platinum
Faheem Ashraf – Diamond
Marchant De Lange – Diamond
Shadab Khan – Brand Ambassador – Diamond
Alex Hales – Mentor – Gold
Azam Khan – Gold
Mohammad Wasim Jnr – Gold
Danish Aziz – Silver
Mohammad Akhlaq – Silver
Paul Stirling – Silver
Reece Topley – Silver
Zafar Gohar – Silver
Mubasir Khan – Emerging
Zeeshan Zameer – Emerging
Rehmanullah Gurbaz – Supplementary
Ather Mehmood – Supplementary

MULTAN SULTANS: The defending champions selected Australia’s Tim David, who was previously with Lahore Qalandars, in the Platinum Category, while their other notable picks included West Indian duo of Odean Smith and Rovman Powell, and Pakistan trio of Anwar Ali, Imran Khan Snr and Rumman Raees.

These players will join Imran Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani and Sohaib Maqsood who were retained earlier in the week.

Final squad

Tim David – Platinum
Mohammad Rizwan – Platinum
Rilee Rossouw – Platinum
Imran Tahir – Mentor – Diamond
Odean Smith – Diamond
Sohaib Maqsood – Diamond
Khushdil Shah – Brand Ambassador –  Gold
Shahnawaz Dahani – Gold
Shan Masood – Gold
Anwar Ali – Silver
Asif Afridi – Silver
Imran Khan Snr – Silver
Rumman Raees – Silver
Rovman Powell – Silver
Aamer Azmat – Emerging
Abbas Afridi – Emerging
Blessing Muzarabani – Supplementary
Ihsanullah – Supplementary

The story was filed by the News Desk.
The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.

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