The second edition of the IPL based cricket league in Pakistan, Pakistan Super League PSL 2017 is scheduled to start in the month of February and end in March 2017. The tournament will take in the United Arab Emirates like last year but it said that final will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. This year, total five franchises based on cities of Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad, Quetta, and Lahore will compete for PSL 2017 trophy. The PSL 2017 squads with the complete players list are placed below after PSL 2016 draft held in Dubai.
PSL draft 2017 took place on 19th October 2016 where many players went under the hammer. The players like Shane Watson, Shakib Al Hasan, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Andre Russell and more will entertain in Pakistan Super League 2017.
Pakistan Super League draft 2016 was held at the Dome in Dubai were five franchises picked their players for the upcoming T20 league which is scheduled to be held in February-March in UAE. The PSL 2017 final will be played in Lahore. New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum was the top pick of the draft. Check out the complete PSL Draft 2017 Results.
PSL teams have retained their players for this season. Karachi Kings retained Babar Azam, Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Amir, Saifullah Bangash and Shahzeb Hassan from last season of the PSL. Here is the complete PSL 2017 Squads and players list.
Pakistan Super League PSL 2017 Squads
|Lahore Qalandars||TBC||Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Dwayne Bravo, Yasir Shah, Anton Devcich, Mohammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport, Zafar Gohar, Azhar Ali, Aamir Yamin, Fakhar Zaman, Bilawal Bhatti, Grant Elliott, Mohammad Irfan, Saif Badar, Shaun Tait, Ghulam Mudassar and Usman Qadir.|
|Quetta Gladiators||Sarfraz Ahmed||Kevin Pietersen, Ahmed Shehzad, Carlos Braithwaite, Luke Wright, Anwar Ali, Tymal Mills, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Nabi, Asad Shafiq, Saad Nasim, Umar Amin, Hassan Khan, David Willey, Ben Duckett, Bismillah Khan, Rovman Powell and Noor Wali.|
|Islamabad United||Misbah-Ul-Haq||Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Brad Haddin, Rumman Raees, Imran Khalid, Asif Ali, Sam Billings, Saeed Ajmal, Amad Butt, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Zohaib Khan, Dwayne Smith|
|Karachi Kings||TBC||Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Ravi Bopara, Karachi Kings, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Ryan McLaren, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Abdul Hameed, Abrar Ahmed, Shahzaib Hassan, Saifullah Bangash, Sohail Khan, Hammad Alam, Mahela Jayawardene, Rahat Ali, Usama Mir, Abdul Ameer|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Darren Sammy||Eoin Morgan, Wahab Riaz, Shakib Al Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Junaid Khan, and Imran Khan Jr., Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Shahzad, Alex Hales, Irfan Khan, Khushdil Shah|
2017 Pakistan Super League Teams
1. Islamabad United
- Name – Islamabad United
- Representing City – Islamabad, Capital Territory
- Owner – Leonine Global Sports
- Captain – Misbah Ul Haq
2. Karachi Kings
- Name – Karachi Kings
- Representing City – Karachi, Sindh
- Owner – ARY Media Group
- Captain – Shoaib Malik
3. Lahore Qalandars
- Name – Lahore Qalandars
- Representing City – Lahore, Punjab
- Owner – Qatar Lubricants Company Limited
- Captain – Azhar Ali
4. Peshawar Zalmi
- Name – Peshawar Zalmi
- Representing City – Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Owner – Haier Pakistan
- Captain – Shahid Afridi
5. Quetta Gladiators
- Name – Quetta Gladiators
- Representing City – Quetta, Balochistan
- Owner – Omar Associates
- Captain – Sarfraz Ahmed
In Pakistan Super League 2017, total 24 matches will be played and top four teams in the league stage will advance to playoffs to play the semi-finals. PSL 2017 is important tournamnet for Pakistan cricket players both international and domestic to show their talent to world.