With all the franchises having picked their Platinum players, it’s time to move on to the Diamond category. Peshawar Zalmi will have their first pick of the evening in this category.
Peshawar Zalmi had the first pick in the Diamond category and they went with Tom Banton – the rising young talent from England. He’s been rated highly in the cricketing circuits and makes quite a bold pick for Zalmi.
Islamabad United picked Colin Munro from New Zealand as their first Diamond pick. Even though he didn’t have a great last season, he brings great value to the squad.
Karachi Kings picked English all-rounder Chris Jordan – who relegated from Platinum to Diamond category for the PSL 5 – as their first Diamond pick. He’s had great time with Peshawar Zalmi in earlier editions of PSL and will be a great asset for the Kings for sure.
Quetta Gladiators had the next pick in the PSL 5 Draft Diamond Category and they picked Ben Cutting – the Australian all-rounder. He is quite a utility player and his variations with the ball will really turn out to be handy for the Gladiators.
Quite surprisingly, Multan Sultans used their Wild Card in the Diamond category pick to go with Zeshan Ashraf. He’s had a great first class season and will add value to Sultans for sure.
PSL 5 Draft Diamond Category Round 2
In their next pick, Multan Sultans have picked the English all-rounder Ravi Bopara in the Diamond Category. He’s previously been with the Karachi Kings and it will be interesting to see how he adds value to the Sultans’ squad.
Peshawar Zalmi made the next pick in the Diamond round as they went for experienced Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik who adds great value in the middle order.
That marks the end of Diamond Round for the evening. Zeshan Ashraf was the most surprising pick in this category as Multan Sultans used their Wild Card. Let’s see how things turn up for them.