The 3rd edition of the Pakistan Super League is set to be grand with many more international cricketers showing a keen interest in the league. Last year it took place at The Dome, Dubai Sports City and by the end of it, about a 100 players were either picked afresh or retained from the previous season. This year will be no different and Geo Super TV channel is set to broadcast the PSL Draft 2019 live along with the Pakistani National Sports Channel PTV Sports.

PSL Draft 2019 Live Streaming

But you can also watch PSL 2019 Draft here for free.

Now there are six teams participating in PSL 2019 edition, so some news players are willing to play in Pakistan Super League 2019. Watch the exciting matches of PSL Live on PSLBuzz without any interruption.

So the five teams from the previous two seasons were allowed to retain two players each from the Platinum, Diamond and Gold category, three from the silver category and 1 from the Emerging category to make it 10 retained players at the maximum.

The sixth and the newest side in the competition, the Multan Sultans will be allowed to pick 10 players from each of the five categories in the pre-draft. What this means is that they will only have the right to those players which the first five teams do not retain in their squads.

While this could make it tougher for the side from Multan, it looks like a fair way for the old teams to retain some of their old flavors in the team – a way by which they can build around their brands.




Team Purse for PSL Draft

Total purse of USD 1.2 million for each team to pick maximum of 20 players in the squad.

Players have been divided in the following 4 Categories


Platinum category players will earn anywhere between $140,000 and $200,000 while Diamond category players have a minimum price of $70,000attached with them. Gold category players will be signed up for a minimum of $50,000. The Silver category players have a minimum cap of $22,000 whereas the emerging category players could get at least $10,000.



Cricket is not just a game, it is the passion that runs in the veins of each and every Pakistani as blood circulates in the body. Though International Cricket has not been played in Pakistan for a long period of times, yet no one keep away the passion of this Nation from them.

Although the Domestic T20 Official League of Pakistan named PSL (Pakistan Super League) is not being played in Pakistan, yet it is followed by the entire Pakistani Nation Not Only in Pakistan but also in Bangladesh, India, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, UAE, UK, Canada etc .

PSL is going to step into the 3rd year of glory on Feb 22, 2019. This will be the 3rd edition of Pakistan Super League. As Mentioned above, that international cricket was banned on Pakistani soil for a long period of time but now the ban has been removed as Pakistan has proved that world that this land is people of peace and harmony, the land belong to the extremely hardworking and talented people.

For 2 years Pakistan Super League was being played in UAE, on different Venues like Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi. But to the fortune of Pakistani people, the efforts of Pakistani Govt. and Pakistan Cricket Board has brought fruit when the Final of PSL 2017 was played in Lahore in March 2017. The Crowed had come alive in Gadaffi Stadium Lahore.

The season 3 of PSL would be huge and exciting in a way that a new franchise Multan Sultans has been launched in this and also this season would comprise of more international players in contrast to the PSL 1 and PSL 2. As per the stats, 308 foreign and total of 501 players are going to take part in the PSL Draft 2019 which is going to be held on 12 November, 2017 PST at National Cricket Academy, Lahore.

Addition of Multan Sultans will definitely take the league to next level of glory. This time the number of matches will 34 (30 Group Matches, 3 play-offs & Final). You can check the Schedule and Details of All Upcoming Matches along with the Teams  in case you miss a match, Watch Highlights, you can also watch Live Streaming. For Tickets Click Here

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Player Participating in PSL 3 Draft

PCB has taken keen Interest in making PSL Draft 2019 as much special, entertaining, exciting, thrilling and scintillating as they can, therefore more diversification has been added to bring the real flavour of Cricket for the crazy Cricket fans of Pakistan and across the globe. The International Players participating in the Pakistan Super League Season 3 are following.

  • Adil Rashid
  • Angelo Mathews
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Chris Gayle
  • Chris Lynn
  • Colin Ingram
  • Colin Munro
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Imran Tahir
  • Jimmy Neesham
  • JP Duminy
  • Luke Ronchi
  • Mitchell Johnson
  • Mitchell McClenaghan
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shane Watson
  • Thisara Perera
  • Wayne Parnell

These were the few Eminent Names of T20 International Specialists Superstars.

Format of the Draft:

The PSL Draft 2019 is basically being conducted at-least 3 months prior to the beginning of the league, each league may have different drafting procedures. Pakistan has Categorized the players in Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging players.

An Important factor is the retention and trading process in the PSL Draft 2019. Each team Is provided the opportunity to retain 9 players based on their past performance and form if they want. No team can directly sign a new player, for that purpose the players are put in Draft.

In this way each team can Retain 2 players from each category (i.e. Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and 1 player from Emerging Class). This makes a total of 9 players. But the scenario was quite different for the New Franchise which is Multan Sultan as this is the first time when this team is going to take part in the competition they had option to choose those players which are not being retained by other 5 Teams. The Captain Announced for Sultans are Shoaib Malik while the famous Aussie Allrounder Tom Moody will be the Coach.


Pakistan Super League Draft Results

Multan Sultans

Pre-draft players:

  • Shoaib Malik (captain), Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti

Draft Picks:

  • Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nic Pooran, Abdullah Shafiq, Saif Badar.

Additional players:

  • Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley.


  • No Transfers.

Peshawar Zalmi

Retained players:

  • Darren Sammy (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shakib al Hasan, Kamran Akmal, Hassan Ali, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar.

Draft picks: 

  • Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh

Additional players:

  • Andre Fletcher Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman, Muhammad Arif


  • Gave away Iftikhar Ahmed for a supplementary pick in the second round of draft.

Karachi Kings

Retained players: 

  • Imad Wasim (captain) , Usman Khan ,  Usama Mir , Khurram Manzoor ,  Ravi Bopara , Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan & Shahid Afridi

 Draft picks: 

  • Colin Ingram, Mitchell Johnson, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Hasan Mohsin

 Additional players:

  • Colin Munro
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Saifullah Bangash


  • Shahid Afridi also called as Lala has been Transferred from Peshawar Zalmi. As a deal, Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi exchanged their draft pick orders in the gold and silver categories, meaning Peshawar were able to pick ahead of Karachi in those two categories in exchange of Afridi. According to the rules, since Peshawar Zalmi were the winners of the last edition, they were supposed to get the last pick each round. In addition to Afridi, Karachi Kings brought in Mohammad Rizwan from Lahore Qalandars in exchange for Sohail Khan.

Quetta Gladiators

Retained players: 

  • Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq.

Draft picks: 

  • Shane Watson
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Rahat Ali
  • Rameez Raja Jr.
  • Saad Ali
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Hassan Khan

Additional Players: 

  • Jason Roy
  • Rashid Khan
  • Moin Khan Jr.
  • Faraz Ahmed


  • None

Islamabad United

Retained players:

  • Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali.

Draft picks:

  • JP Duminy
  • Luke Ronchi
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Sam Billings
  • Zafar Gohar
  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Hussain Talat

Additional Players

  • Alex Hales
  • David Willey
  • Mohammad Hasan
  • Mohammad Hasnain


  • Iftikhar Ahmed was brought in from Peshawar Zalmi in exchange for their supplementary picking order in the second round of draft.

Lahore Qalandars

Retained players:

  • Brendon McCullum (captain), Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti

 Draft picks:

  • Chris Lynn
  • Mustafizur Rehman
  • Bilal Asif
  • Raza Hasan
  • Sohail Akhtar
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Ghulam Mudassar

 Additional Players:

  • Angelo Mathews
  • Mitchell McClenaghan
  • Gulraiz Sadaf

Transfer(s): They traded Mohammad Rizwan, to Karachi Kings, for Sohail Khan.

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Lahore Qalandars Released Players:

  • Azhar Ali,
  • Chris Green,
  • Dwayne Bravo,
  • Ghulam Mudassar,
  • Grant Elliott,
  • James Franklin,
  • Jason Roy,
  • Sohail Tanvir,
  • Usman Qadir,
  • Zafar Gohar


Islamabad United Released Players:

  • Ben Duckett,
  • Brad Haddin,
  • Dwayne Smith,
  • Khalid Latif,
  • Mohammad Irfan,
  • Nicholas Pooran,
  • Rafatullah,
  • Saeed Ajmal,
  • Sam Billings,
  • Shane Watson,
  • Sharjeel Khan,
  • Steven Finn,
  • Zohaib Khan


Karachi Kings Released Players:

  • Chris Gayle,
  • Kashif Bhatti,
  • Kieron Pollard,
  • Kumar Sangakkara,
  • Mahela Jayawardena,
  • Rahat Ali,
  • Ryan McLaren,
  • Shahzaib Hasan,
  • Shoaib Malik


Quetta Gladiators Released Players: 

  • Ahmed Shahzad,
  • Anamul Haque,
  • Bismillah Khan,
  • Brad Hodge,
  • Carlos Brathwaite,
  • David Willey,
  • Elton Chigumbura,
  • Luke Wright,
  • Moeen Ali,
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Morne van Wyk,
  • Nathan McCullum,
  • Noor Wali,
  • Rayad Emrit,
  • Rovman Powell,
  • Saad Nasim,
  • Sean Ervine,
  • Thisara Perera,
  • Tymal Mills,
  • Umar Gul,
  • Zulfiqar Babar


Peshawar Zalmi Released Players: 

  • Andre Fletcher,
  • Eoin Morgan,
  • Imran Khan,
  • Junaid Khan,
  • Khushdil Shah,
  • Marlon Samuels,
  • Mohammad Shahzad,
  • Samit Patel,
  • Shahzad Muhammad,
  • Sohaib Maqsood,
  • Tamim Iqbal,
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan,
  • Umair Masood


 1st Round:

  • Platinum Category Players

 2nd Round:

  • Diamond Category Players

 3rd Round:

  • Gold Category Players

4th & 5th Rounds:

  • Silver Category Players

6th & 7th Rounds:

  • Emerging Category Players

Next Four Rounds:

  • Additional Category Players

New players expected to play in PSL 3

  • Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand)
  • Luke Ronchi (New Zealand)
  • Colin Munro (New Zealand)
  • Jason Holder (West Indies)
  • Darren Bravo (West Indies)
  • Evin Lewis (West Indies)
  • Lendl Simmons (West Indies)
  • James Vince (England)
  • Tim Bresnan (England)
  • Adil Rashid (England)
  • John Hastings (Australia)
  • Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
  • Chris Lynn (Australia)
  • Wayne Parnell (South Africa)
  • Albie Morkel (South Africa)
  • JP Duminy (South Africa)
  • Imran Tahir (South Africa)
  • Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
  • Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)
  • Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)



New players expected to play in PSL 3 are:

    • Angelo Mathews
    • Hashim Amla
    • Chris Lynn
    • Evin Lewis
    • Quinton de Kock
    • Mitchell Johnson
    • Michael Clarke
    • Michael Hussey
    • Chris Lynn
    • JP Duminy
    • Imran Tahir
    • Rashid Khan
    • Tharanga


You can find all the latest PSL Squads for the 2019 edition here.


Updated: November 20, 2018 — 6:48 am

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