PSL teams announce remaining picks for 2018 season
The third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is only a couple of months away and the entire country and the rest of the world is holding its breath for another successful season of the competition.
As per the decision taken at the PSL Franchise Stakeholder Meeting held in Lahore last month, the following players were added to squads earlier today.
Rohail Nazir joins the emerging category of Islamabad United. The 21st pick is the star wicket-keeper batsman of the U-19 Team.
Lahore Qalandars picked the right-arm fast bowler Salman Irshad in the third pick of emerging category and the left-arm fast bowler Imran Khan junior in the third pick of the silver category.
Talented middle-order batsman and one of KP’s finest products Khushdil Shah has been picked by Peshawar Zalmi in their 21st pick. Khushdil is picked on the back of significant performances in domestic cricket.
Mohammad Junaid is picked by Quetta Gladiators in the talent hunt campaign, while Shan Masood is picked in the Silver category by the new franchise Multan Sultans.
Karachi Kings, the biggest franchise of PSL-3 picked 17-years-old all-rounder Mohammad Taha in the emerging category and Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro in the talent hunt campaign.
The pool of available players included unselected players from the PSL Draft, players brought in through scouting and talent hunt campaigns, and players who took part in the National T20 Cup held in Rawalpindi last month.
The third edition of action-packed the PSL will commence on February 22 with the opening encounter between defending champion Peshawar Zalmi and new entrants Multan Sultans.
The official scheduled of PSL 3 announced by PCB also confirmed that the final of Pakistan Super League 2018 will be played in Karachi on March 25.