PSL 2019 Draft details are listed here. PSL 2019 Draft Date: 20th November 2018. It has been confirmed by the PSL sources that PSL 2019 Players Draft was started on 20-11-2018. Pakistan Cricket Board had announced the list of players participating for PSL 4 Draft in the meeting held for trade and retention window for PSL 2019. Every team was allowed to retain a maximum of ten players from their squad of 2018. Some big names were included in PSL 2019 Draft who were never a part of Pakistan Super League ever before. PCB also promoted and demoted players from the categories they were in the last edition of PSL. Check out the full PSL 2019 Squads of the teams below.
PSL Season 4 Draft Live Stream
PSL 4 Draft Picks:
AB de Villiers (RSA)
Carlos Brathwaite (WI)
Corey Anderson (NZ)
Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP)
Steve Smith (AUS)
Joe Denly (ENG)
Qais Ahmed (AFG)
Nicholas Pooran (WI)
Lauri Evans (ENG)
Kieron Pollard (WI)
Misbah ul Haq
Dawid Malan (ENG)
Dwayne Bravo (WI)
Fawad Ahmed (AUS)
Ian Bell (ENG)
Samit Patel (ENG)
Phil Salt (ENG)
PSL 4 Retained & Released Players List
All PSL 4 teams have announced their list of players they retained, released, traded or relegated just before a week of PSL 4 draft.
Islamabad United Retained & Released Players List – PSL 2019
Retained Players List:
Shadab Khan (Platinum), Luke Ronchi (Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Platinum), Mohammad Sami (Diamond), Asif Ali (Diamond), Rumman Raees (Gold), Hussain Talat (Silver, Ambassador), Sahibzada Farhan (Silver), Zafar Gohar (Silver), Waqas Maqsood (Silver)
Released Players List: Andre Russell, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, JP Duminy, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain
Relegation: Rumman Raees (from Diamond to Gold)
Karachi Kings Retained & Released Players List – PSL 2019
Retained (8 players): Mohammad Amir (Platinum), Baber Azam (Platinum), Colin Munro (Platinum), Usman Khan (Diamond), Colin Ingram (Diamond, Ambassador), Imad Wasim (Diamond), Mohammad Rizwan (Gold), Ravi Bopara (Gold)
Released: Shahid Afridi, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Mitchell Johnson, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Hasan Mohsin, Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash
Lahore Qalandars Retained & Released Players List – PSL 2019
Retained (9 players): Fakhar Zaman (Platinum), Yasir Shah (Diamond), Anton Devcich (Gold), Rahat Ali (Gold), Shaheen Afridi (Gold), Hassan Khan (Silver), Agha Salman (Silver), Sohail Akhtar (Silver), Haris Sohail, (Silver – protected)
Released: Brendon McCullum, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar. Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf
Traded: Umar Akmal and Sunil Narine (to Quetta Gladiators) to get spinner Hassan Khan and fast bowler Rahat Ali. Also, will have their Platinum pick in the first round. Lahore and Quetta also swapped their second round of silver category.
Quetta Gladiators Retained & Released Players List – PSL 2019
Retained (9 players): Sarfraz Ahmed (Platinum), Sunil Narine (Platinum), Shane Watson (Diamond, Mentor), Sohail Tanvir (Diamond), Mohammad Nawaz (Diamond), Rilee Rossouw (Gold, Ambassador), Umar Akmal (Gold), Anwar Ali (Silver), Saud Shakil (Silver)
Released: Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Brathwaite, Rameez Raja jnr, Saad Ali, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan, Kevin Pietersen, Chris Green, Kohler Cadmore, Ben Laughlin, Jason Roy, John Hastings, Carlos Brathwaite, Faraz Ahmad Khan
Traded: Bought Umar Akmal and Sunil Narine from Lahore Qalandars in exchange of Hassan Khan and Rahat Ali. Quetta also gave up their Platinum pick in the first round to Qalandars. The second round of silver category has also been swapped between both franchises.
Relegation: Anwar Ali (from Gold to Silver)
Peshawar Zalmi Retained & Released Players List – PSL 2019
Retained (8 players): Wahab Riaz (Platinum), Hasan Ali (Platinum), Darren Sammy (Diamond), Kamran Akmal (Diamond, Ambassador), Liam Dawson (Gold), Umaid Asif (Silver), Khalid Usman (Silver), Sameen Gul (Emerging)
Released: Shakib Al Hasan, Muhammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar, Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Arif
Relegation: Kamran Akmal (from Platinum to Diamond, but made Ambassador in compensation.
Sixth Team (previously Multan Sultan) Retained & Released Players List – PSL 2019
Retained (8 players): Shoaib Malik (Platinum), Junaid Khan (Diamond), Mohammad Irfan (Diamond, Ambassador), Shan Masood (Gold), Mohammad Abbas (Silver), Mohammad Irfan Khan (Silver), Umar Siddiq (Silver), Mohammad Junaid (Emerging)
Released: Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohaib Maqsood, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafiq, Saif Badar, Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Ross Whiteley
Traded: Sold Sohail Tanvir to Quetta Gladiators for Diamond round pick.
PSL 4 Draft
Cricket fans are desperately waiting to watch AB De Villiers, Mr.360, in the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League. Some other players who could be a part of fourth edition PSL are David Warner and Steve Smith, both from Australia.
Players category is revised for the upcoming edition of PSL and the renewed list is given below as released by Pakistan Cricket Board website. Total 89 local players are retained with some category changes. Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Irfan, and Babar Azam are promoted to Platinum from Diamond category, whereas, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, and Faheem Ashraf are promoted to the Platinum from the Gold category. Pacers from Pakistan National team Usman Shinwari and Junaid Khan are promoted to Diamond category along with Yasir Shah, Asif Ali and all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz, from Gold.
Umar Akmal is the only one who is demoted to a Gold category from Diamond due to his lack of performances in PSL 2018 and domestic as well.
Like previous editions of the league, each team’s sixteen member squad must constitute as per the rule listed below.
Fourteen International Players have been placed in the topmost category of PSL, a Platinum category, for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
AB de Villiers (South Africa), Steve Smith (Australia), Chris Lynn (Australia), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Luke Ronchi (Australia/New Zealand), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Sunil Narine (West Indies), Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Colin Ingram (South Africa), Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand), Thisara Parera (Sri Lanka) and Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) are confirmed to be part of the draft for the next year’s edition.
PSL 4 Category List
Below mentioned Players list only includes the name of local players who were a part of PSL 2018 squads, whereas, the list of local players who were not the part of PSL 3 will be announced later with the consent of National Selection Committee of Pakistan.
PSL Draft 2019 Players
Check out the complete list of players available for PSL draft 2019.
Platinum Category (Foreign): AB de Villiers, Steven Smith, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Imran Tahir, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan and Colin Ingram
Gold Category (Foreign): Michael Klinger, Harry Gurney, Marlon Samuels, Alzarri Joseph, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Morne Van Wyk, Sundar Raza, Liam Dawson, Mohammad Shahzad, Devendra Bishoo, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone, John Hastings, Samit Patel, Sean Williams, Chadwick Walton, Phil Salt, Phil Mustard, Ben Laughlin, Anton Devcich, Steven Finn, Veerasammy Permaul, Jamie Porter, Andre Mccarthy, Jamie Overton, James Franklin, Kevin O’Brien, Obed Mccoy, Lewis Gregory, Niroshan Dickwella, Danny Briggs, Denesh Ramdin, Lakshan Sandakan, Andre Fletcher, Asghar Afghan, James Vince, Jack Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Miguel Cummins, Krishmar Santokie, Marchant De Lange, Fawad Ahmed, Graeme Cremer, Jake Ball, Ronsford Beaton, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dawid Malan, Brendan Taylor, Dais Ahmad, Keemo Paul, Upul Tharanga, Cameron Delport, Ben Dunk, Sabbir Rahaman, Chris Green, Akila Dananjaya, Jordan Clark, Ali Khan, Ravi Bopara, Ariful Haole, Rizwan Cheema, Benny Howell,, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Oshane Thomas, Zakir Hassan, Tatenda Taibu, Matt Parkinson, David Wiese, Jerome Taylor, George Dockrell, Irfan Karim, Ross Whiteley, Hardus Viljoen, Khary Pierre, Sam Hain, Jade Dernbach, Wayne Madsen, Kyle Abbott, Shane Dowrich, Adam Lyth and Johnson Charles
Gold Category (Local): Hussain Talat, Anwar Ali, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Asghar, Imran Khan Sr, Khurram Manzoor, Harris Sohail, Salman Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Bilal Asif, Sami Aslam, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Imran Farhat, Umer Gul, Aamir Yamin, Fawad Alam, Shan Masood, Bilawal Bhatti, Imam Ul Haq, Asad Shafiq, Shaheen Afridi, Abdul Rallaq, Rahat Ali, Ahmad Shahzad, Umar Amin and Aizaz Cheema
Diamond Players (Foreign): Ian Bell, Mohammad Nabi, Craig Overton, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Joe Denly, Solomon Mire, Daniel Christian, Paul Stirling, Lasith Malinga, Kemar Roach, Luke Wright, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Alex Hales, Wayne Parnell, Tymal Mills, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Rovman Powell, Dwayne Smith, Shimron Hetmeyer, Samuel Badree, Sam Billings, Ben Cutting, Mark Wood, Rilee Rossouw and Tim Bresnan
Diamond Players (Local): Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz and Yasir Shah