KARACHI: The players’ draught for the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League, scheduled for December 15 in the port city, has attracted more than 500 foreign athletes, including Australians Matthew Wade and Aaron Finch (PSL).
According to the list of players, which is accessible with Geo News, the majority of players who have enrolled for PSL are from England, where 138 players will be available for franchises to select for the league’s most recent season.
A total of 46 players from Afghanistan, 16 from Australia, 30 from Bangladesh, 6 from New Zealand, 26 from South Africa, 62 from Sri Lanka, 11 from Zimbabwe, and about 40 from the West Indies have registered for the players’ draught.
In the platinum category are Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Shakib Al Hasan, Alex Hales, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Jimmy Neesham, David Miller, Adil Rasheed, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kieron Pollard, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Mohammad Nabi, Martin Guptil, Lungi Ngidi, and Colin
Imran Tahir, Saqib Mehmood, James Vince, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiq ur Rahim, Hazratullah Zazai, Will Jacks, Reeza Hendricks, Shai Hope, Sikandar Raza, Fawad Ahmed, and Carlos Brathwaite are now in the Diamond group.
Junior Dala and Temba Bavuma, both from South Africa, have signed up for the PSL players’ draft’s Gold category.
However, Shakeeb ul Hassan, Moeen Ali, and David Willey, along with a number of other Bangladesh and England players, are only partially available or their availability is dependent on the side that is chosen for the bilateral series between the two nations.
Due to the bilateral series that both sides are slated to play in February, players from South Africa and the West Indies may also be partially available.