Finally, we move to the last stage of the PSL 5 draft where franchises will be picking up their supplementary players for the upcoming PSL edition. Let’s see who’s going to join which franchise.
Karachi Kings have chosen England’s World Cup Winning team member Liam Plunkett as their first supplementary player for the upcoming PSL 5.
The protease leg-spinner Imran Tahir goes to Multan Sultans in the supplementary round. He’s been excited to come back to the league and the country where he belongs. He’ll be a exciting new prospect for sure.
Peshawar Zalmi have chosen the hard-hitting Liam Livingstone to fill up their top order through the supplementary picks. He’s had great success at this level previously as well and will bring a lot to the franchise. He was previously with Karachi Kings but will now be taking a franchise-shift.
Quetta Gladiators have picked Keamo Paul as their first supplementary player. He’s quite a utility player and adds great value to his side.
Lahore Qalandars have opted for Lendl Simmons as their first supplementary pick. The West Indian opener and wicket-keeper batsman really adds great value with his presence. His hard-hitting capabilities will come in handy for the Qalandars.
In the last pick of the first round of Supplementary Category, Islamabad United have picked Saif Badar. He’s a good middle order batsman and can roll his arm over as well.
PSL 5 Draft Supplementary Picks Round 2
In the second round of Supplementary Category, Quetta Gladiators have gone with the right-handed opening batsman Khurram Manzoor. He’s been around with Karachi Kings earlier but hasn’t really impressed too much. Let’s see how his presence in Gladiators turns out for them.
Multan Sultans have used their final pick of the evening to choose Bilawal Bhatti. It’s been quite some time since he last played in the mainstream cricket and his addition to the Sultans Squad for the upcoming season will be quite welcoming for them.
Haider Ali, the rising star of Pakistan U-19 team, is the final pick of Peshawar Zalmi in the Supplementary Category.
Fawad Rana took the mic to announce their final supplementary pick and said Dilbar Hussain will be an exciting young talent who has come out from their player development program. He’ll be an exciting new addition to the Qalandar’s squad.
Islamabad United’s final pick of the evening was the South African Rassie Van Der Dussen. He’s an exciting prospect and was very hard to tackle for the Pakistani bowlers when Pakistan last played the protease. He’ll definitely make an impact in the upcoming PSL edition too.
For the final pick of the night, Karachi Kings went with Awais Zia. They have all the motivation to promote Pakistani talent and he’s an exciting new talent to look forward to.
This marks the end of tonight’s show. The franchises have done all their hard work to come up with the best picks for the upcoming edition. Let’s see how things turn up for them in the upcoming edition of the tournament.