Here is the complete list of PSL 2018 players presented according to the categories they belong.
We shall discuss PSL player categories and the players falling in Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Emerging and Supplementary categories.
|Karachi Kings||Colin Ingram||Mitchell Johnson||Luke Wright||David Wiese|
|Mohammad Irfan Jr.|
|Multan Sultans||Imran Tahir||Darren Bravo||Ahmed Shehzad||Mohammad Abbas|
|Quetta Gladiators||Shane Watson||Carlos Brathwaite||Rahat Ali||Rameez Raja Jr|
Muhammad Azam Khan
|Peshawar Zalmi||Dwayne Bravo||Tamim Iqbal||Hammad Azam||Saad Nasim|
|Islamabad United||JP Duminy||Luke Ronchi||Faheem Ashraf||Sam Billings|
|Lahore Qalandars||Chris Lynn||Mustafizur Rahman||Bilal Asif||Raza Hasan|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi|
The PSL 2018 has begun and the world is on the edges of their seat with anticipation. We all want to see the players back in action. However, with so many details and different rules and regulations, understanding the entire game can be quite confusing. So, here we present some common categories so that you can understand the game better.
The players are divided into 6 categories.
Here is the PSL players category list in detail, the best and the most expensive being in the platinum category.
The cost and the experience of the players then decreases as we progressively move from diamond to gold then to silver and finally the last two, emerging and supplementary players category.
Each team is allowed to have their pick with the Lahore Qalandars initiating the pick.
|Karachi Kings||Multan Sultans||Quetta Gladiators||Peshawar Zalmi||Islamabad United||Lahore Qalandars|
|Imad Wasim||Shoaib Malik||Sarfaraz Ahmed||Darren Sammy||Misbah ul Haq||Brendon McCullum|
Here we describe the PSL players list with price.
The PSL list of platinum players consist of 12 players, with each team having 2 players. These are the most expensive players in the team and also the ones with the most experience. Each team will end up choosing one player.
After the draft, the Islamabad United ended up with Andre Russel and Misbah-ul-haq, two great gems who could change the fate of their team.
Karachi kings went for Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Amir while, the Peshawar Zalmi Team 2018 chose Muhammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz.
The Lahore Qalandars opted for Sunil Narine whereas Multan Sultans chose Shoaib Malik and Keiron Pollard as their team members.
Quetta Gladiators went for Sarfraz Ahmed and Kevin Pietersen.
Again, each team was given 1 slot. Hence, there is only one diamond player in the PSL list of diamond players of each team. Some interesting and prominent choices included Kumar Sangakkara and Sohail Tanvir for the Sultans while Rilee Rossouw and Mahmudullah, 2 foreign players for Quetta. The Lahoris weren’t far behind and chose Brendon McCullum and Fakhar Zaman as team members. Samuel Badree and Muhammad Sami went to United while Imad Wasim and Babar Azam went with the Karachi Kings.
The gold players included Rumman Raees, Muhammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara and Yasir shah. The list also contains Sohail khan, Muhammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Darren Sammy, Hassan Ali as well as Asad Shafiq and Muhammad Nawaz. All the teams were allowed two players each from the gold category. Each team debated on the choice and ultimately ended up choosing players that they thought were best for their team. We are inspired to see such a diverse pay with and against each other. It is sure going to be a battle worth watching!
The List of Silver players included mostly Pakistani names. These included names like Muhammad Asghar as well as Asif Ali and Khurram Manzoor. There were some foreign players like Chris Jordan but the green dominated this category. Each teach chose 2 players each from this category and made up their teams to 6 players each. This meant that most of the team was done and now only the slight modifications were left which could be the deciding point of any game.
Each team was supposed to choose two players from this round. Again, the choice was dominated by green. There was Sahibzada Farhan, Hasan Mohsin, Saif Badar, Saud Shakeel, as well as Hasan Khan. The Islamabad united and the Lahore Qalandars only chose 1 player in this round and left the other slot empty, in case they decided to choose someone from Pakistan.
The supplementary players were given 5 rounds so that each team will have 5 players each, from this category. This concluded the team and had both international and Pakistani names. Some of the Pakistani players included Faraz Ahmed, Muhammad Junaid, and Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro. These players may not seem important at first but they may be the necessary substitute needed in the team. Who knows which layer scores the winning run? For all we know, it could be one of the supplementary players who decides the fate of the game.
The PSL list of Pakistani players 2018 consists of a wide number of Pakistani players. Almost the entire international tea is playing. Big names like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Misbah-ul-Haq will once again grace the cricket pitch. Besides the big names, a number of new comers will be gracing the pitch this year around. We are excited to see how the players performed in the hope that a new talent will emerge and be this year’s sensation.
The PSL list of foreign players this time around include the legendary Sangakara, JP Duminy, Carlos Brathwaite as well as Tamim Iqbal. Some low profile players such as Ross Whitely, Jason Roy and Andre Fletcher were also included in the teams. It is a true blend of international players with the Pakistani team. We can surely expect some great cricket this season!
The PSL players Salary list is in the millions this year. Some huge names demand some huge payment.
The platinum category contains the list of highest paid PSL players and will cost each team a minimum of 14 million Rs for the season.
The diamond category stands at half the value with each player demanding 7 million for the season.
The gold category is cheaper than the first two and will cost 5 million Rs for each player.
The silver categories will cost a total of 2.2 million Rs for each player.
The emerging player category is 1 million Rs per player per season while the supplementary players will be paid in thousands. This list of PSL players salaries emphasizes the magnitude of this event!