PSL draft: No team for NZ players while two Afghan players got deals

Sudipta / 22 December 2015

The first Pakistan Super League T20 player draft is over on the second day (Tuesday). It has started on Monday, December 21. Total five teams- Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United have bought 98 players in 16 rounds and four supplementary. But only 28 foreign players have gotten a team out of 171.

There were no takers for great Pakistani Test batsman Younis Khan while Saeed Ajmal finally got a team on the second day as Islamabad United picked him in the second supplementary round. 

New Zealand Players did not get any team while two Afghanistan players have been picked up by Quetta and Peshawar.

Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore has taken 20 players each while Quetta and Karachi bought 19 players each.

The tournament will be played in Dubai and Sharjah in February.

The six teams will be coach by Dean Jones and Paddy Upton (Lahore), Mushtaq Ahmed (Karachi), Mohammad Akram and Andy Flower(Peshawar), Wasim Akram (Karachi), Moin Khan (Islamabad).

Total 308 players have signed their name in the draft. Player from England (59), West Indies (38), Sri Lanka (22), Australia (10), Bangladesh (10),South Africa (7), Zimbabwe (6), New Zealand (5), Ireland (4), Afghanistan (3), Canada (2), Scotland (2), USA (2) and UAE (1) were in the draft. But only 28 foreign players got teams-  England (9), West Indies (7), Bangladesh (4),  Australia (3), Sri Lanka (2), Afghanistan (2) and South Africa 1.

Renowned players like Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Brad Hodge have gone unsold on the first day. But on the second day, they were picked in the supplementary rounds. 

Here are the final squads of all five franchises 

 

 

 

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