PSL 2021 replacement draft: Franchises finalise squad for second-leg

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Tournament set to resume in first week of June

LAHORE, MAY 23 – Franchises finalise their squad for the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 in a replacement draft on Saturday.

Multan Sultans selected West Indies’ explosive duo of Shimron Hetmyer and Johnson Charles whereas Quetta Gladiators picked Australia’s duo of Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Afghanistan’s Zahir Khan and local pacer Khurram Shehzad.

Sultans also inducted veteran all-rounder Hammad Azam and United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Muhammad Waseem.

Lahore Qalandars have drafted Singapore’s Tim David and UAE’s Sultan Ahmed whereas Peshawar Zalmi selected hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman Bismillah Khan.

The tournament—which was postponed in early March after a coronavirus outbreak—is set to resume in the first week of June in Abu Dhabi.

Final squads:

Islamabad United:

Shadab Khan (captain), Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Ali Khan, Akif Javed, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Akhlaq, Musa Khan, Rohail Nazir, Usman Khawaja, Zafar Gohar, Zeeshan Zameer

Karachi Kings:

Imad Wasim (captain), Abbas Afridi, Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Chadwick Walton, Danish Aziz, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Haris, Thisara Perera, Najeebullah Zadran, Noor Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Zeeshan Malik

Lahore Qalandars:

Sohail Akhtar (captain), Ahmed Danyal, Ben Dunk, Callum Ferguson, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, James Faulkner, Maaz Khan, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shakib al Hasan (replacement to be announced shortly), Salman Ali Agha, Seekuge Prasana, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sultan Ahmed (replaces Joe Burns), Tim David, Zaid Alam, Zeeshan Ashraf

Multan Sultans:

Mohammad Rizwan (captain), Hammad Azam, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan Snr, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Umar, Obed McCoy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Shahid Afridi, Shahnawaz Dhani, Shan Masood, Shimron Hetmyer (partially available), Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaibullah, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Muhammad Waseem

Peshawar Zalmi:

Wahab Riaz (captain), Abrar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Bismillah Khan, David Miller (partially available), Fabian Allen (partially available), Fidel Edwards (partially available), Haider Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Irfan Snr, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Rovman Powell, Waqar Salamkheil, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Umaid Asif

Quetta Gladiators:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Abdul Nasir, Andre Russell (partially available), Anwar Ali, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis, Hassan Khan, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Usman Shinwari, Zahid Mahmood, Zahir Khana