It doesn’t seem that PSL has gone anywhere as just after around 45 days of PSL 2020 qualifiers we have PSL 6 draft on 10th Jan, 2021. Pakistan Super league Squad 2021 all teams finalized to participate in 6th edition of Pakistan Super League.
Teams Participating in PSL 06 edition are listed below:
PSL 2021 squad list consist of players from all majors teams playing cricket except India & Sri Lanka. 2021 PSL squad players include top international and domestic cricketers from Australia, England, New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, South Arica, Bangladesh.
PSL 6 Squad for each team can be comprised of minimum of 16 players and maximum of 18 players.
Each Pakistan Super League 2021 squad of 18 members have been allowed to pick 6 foreign players from international cricket. While selection of remaining 12 cricketers will complete the 18 member squad.
While PSL 6 team squad of 16 players can have 05 foreign players and 11 local Pakistani talent to complete their PSL 6 team squad.
Categories of Pakistan Super league Squad 2021
PSL 2021 players list have been divided in 06 categories just like the last few editions that take place.
Platinum Category: Team can pick three players in Platinum category to complete PSL 2021 squad.
Diamond Category: PSL 2021 team can pick three diamond category players in their squad of PSL 2021.
Gold Category: Three gold category players can become part of PSL 2021 team.
Silver Category: Each PSL 2021 Squad can pick five silver category players to complete their final squad.
Emerging Player Category: Each team can pick two emerging players in new talent category to finalize its PSL 6 squad 2021.
Supplementary Category: Every PSL 6 team have the option to pick two supplementary players but it is not mandatory to pick these players.
Highlights of PSL Draft 2021
Many teams have maintained the core of their squad which have played last edition of Pakistan Super League but still there are some notable exclusions and some new picks have made the headlines before the start of PSL 2021.
Main picks includes Multan Sultan opting for Chris Lynn, Mohammad Rizwan and Carlos Braithwaite while Peshawar Zalmi picked up David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Imam-ul-Haq.
Karachi Kings went for Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, last edition finalist Lahore Qalandars picked Afghanistan Rashid Khan. Quetta Gladiators opt for Universe Boss Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn and Tom Banton.
Among notable exclusion includes fast bowler Junaid Khan, batsman Ahmed Shehzad, Abdullah Shafique (who recently made his T20I debut for Pakistan), Haris Sohail, spinner Umar Khan who was hailed as great upcoming talent.
Whereas somehow England’s Moeen Ali and world #1 T20 ranked batsman Dawid Malan in ICC T20 Rankings missed the eye of team owners and went unsold with South Africa’s Morne Morkel and Rassie Van der Dussen, Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rehman.
PSL 2021 Squad All Teams:
Karachi Kings Pakistan Super League 6 Squad
|Babar Azam||Mohammad Amir||Colin Ingram (SA)||Imad Wasim||Mohammad Nabi (Afg)|
|Aamer Yamin||Sharjeel Khan||Chadwick Walton (WI)||Waqas Maqsood||–|
|Mohammad Ilyas||Zeeshan Malik||Qasim Akram||Arshad Iqbal||–|
|Dan Christian (Aus)||Danish Aziz||Joe Clarke (Eng)||Noor Ahmed||–|
Lahore Qalandars Pakistan Super League Squad 2021
|Mohammad Hafeez||Shaheen Afridi||Rashid Khan (Afg)||Fakhar Zaman||Haris Rauf|
|Ben Dunk (Aus)||Dilbar Hussain||Samit Patel (Eng)||Sohail Akhtar||Tom Abell (Eng)|
|Mohammad Faizan||Salman Ali Agha||Maaz Khan||Zaid Alam||–|
|David Wiese (SA)||Zeeshan Ashraf||Ahmed Danyal||Joe Denly (Eng)||–|
Islamabad United Pakistan Super League 2021 Squad
|Shadab Khan||Alex Hales (Eng)||Hasan Ali||Faheem Ashraf||Chris Jordan (Eng)|
|Asif Ali||Hussain Talat||Phil Salt (Eng)||Musa Khan||Akif Javed|
|Rohail Nazir||Reece Topley (Eng)||Ahmed Safi Abdullah||Mohammad Waseem Jr.||–|
|Colin Munro (NZ)||Lewis Gregory (Eng)||Zafar Gohar||Iftikhar Ahmed||–|
Multan Sultans 2021 PSL Squad
|Shahid Afridi||Rilee Roussouw (SA)||Chris Lynn (Aus)||Imran Tahir||Khushdil Shah|
|Shan Masood||Usman Qadir||James Vince (Eng)||Sohail Khan||Mohammad Rizwan|
|Sohaibullah||Adam Lyth (Eng)||Shahnawaz Dhani||Mohammad Umar||–|
|Sohail Tanvir||Sohaib Maqsood||Imran Khan Snr.||Carlos Brathwaite (WI)||–|
Quetta Gladiators Squad PSL 2021
|Sarfaraz Ahmed||Chris Gayle (WI)||Tom Banton (Eng)||Ben Cutting (Aus)||Mohammad Hasnain|
|Azam Khan||Naseem Shah||Usman Shinwari||Zahid Mehmood||Anwar Ali|
|Abdul Nasir||Cameron Delport (SA)||Saim Ayub||Aarish Ali Khan||–|
|Mohammad Nawaz||Qais Ahmed (Afg)||Usman Khan||Dale Steyn (SA)||–|
Peshawar Zalmi Squad PSL 6
|Wahab Riaz||Shoaib Malik||David Miller (SA)||Kamran Akmal||Sherfane Rutherford (WI)|
|Liam Livingstone (Eng)||Haider Ali||Amad Butt||Umaid Asif||Imam-ul-Haq|
|Saqib Mahmood||Mohammad Imran Randhawa||Mohammad Imran||Abrar Ahmed||–|
|Mujeeb-ur-Rehman (Afg)||Mohammad Irfan Snr.||Mohammad Amir Khan||Ravi Bopara||–|