Recently updated players list by PCB shows the name of New players in PSL 2018 . This was after deadline by PCB to trade & release the expired players. Talking about Karachi Kings, Chris Gayle known to be the powerhouse of West Indies along with Kieron Pollard are also in the list of releasing players. Kumar Sangakkara who is the captain of Sri Lanka is also one of the players who are released by the teams. Kumar Sangakkara captained last year. His performance was surprising and it amazed everyone. Another name is that of Shoaib Malik who was the former team captain was released by its franchise. This list is quite long.
PLAYERS RELEASED BACK TO PLAYERS POOL
Shahid Afridi is the name of boom boom cricket that joined Karachi Kings recently. It is expected that that he will be the captain of Kings in the 3rd edition. Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright and Umar Gul who played for Quetta Gladiators are also released. In the list of players released by Lahore Qalanders there are 2 names. These are Azhar Ali and Jason Roy. It is also clarified that Sohail Tanvir and Grant Elliott will not be playing for Lahore Qalanders for the 3rd edition of PSL. Telling about Peshawar Zalmi, names released are David Malan and Marlon Samuels along with Pacer Junaid and Eoin Morgan. From the names of releasers by Islamabad United are Mohammad Irfan, Sam Billings, Brad Hayden and Shane Watson. After these players are released these have moved to different teams.
REJOINING BY RELEASED PLAYERS
From the latest gathered details, Mohammad Rizwan has joined Karachi Kings and Mohammad Rizwan will be playing for Lahore Qalanders. From the list of released players, Multan Sultans will get the chance for selecting players for its team. Multan Sultans will be competing for trophy of PSL for the first time. They have submitted their picks and soon names will be released by PCB. Unselected players will be part of the list of fresh entrants for the player roster of the year for main draft. Minimum of nine players must be retained by each team. The teams were required to retain nine players each.
NEW PLAYERS RETAINED IN PSL 2018
Following are some of the names of New players in PSL 2018.
Lahore Qalanders: Sohail Khan, Brendon McCullum, Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Amir Yamin, Cameron Delport, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah and Bilawal Bhatti.
Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Samuel Badree, Misbah-ul-Haq, Amad Butt and Andre Russel.
Karachi Kings: Khurram Manzoor, Usama Mir, Usman Shinwari, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Shahid Afridi.
Quetta Gladiators: Umer Amin, Mir Hamza, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Asad Shafiq, Mahmudullah Riyad, Rilee Rossouw, Kevin Pietersen and Sarfraz Ahmed.
Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Ashgar, Chris Jordan, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Shakib-al-Hasan, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hafeez.
Names of New players in PSL 2018 for Multan Sultans will be soon announced as list has been submitted to the PCB. You will be watching your favorite players combating in the month of February, 2018.