Three Tigers picked for remainder of PSL
Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das and Mahmudullah Riyad have found teams ahead of the second leg of Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 2021.
19 overseas players have been picked in the replacement draft – five West Indians, four Australians, three Bangladeshis, two each from Afghanistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka, and one New Zealander.
Shakib, who was picked from platinum roster, will play for his third PSL team – Lahore Qalandars. He previously played for Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi.
Mahmudullah Riyad will play for Multan Sultans, the team which he was supposed to play for in delayed 2020 PSL, as a replacement.
Liton Das will feature in his second overseas league. He will put on defending champions Karachi Kings’ colours as he will join Babar Azam and Martin Guptill.
Quetta Gladiators have picked West Indies all-rounder as their only one player from the draft.
None of the new picked players will be retained for the next season which was the same case last year.
The remaining games will run from June 1 to 20 in Karachi.
PSL replacement picks:
Peshawar Zalmi: Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell, Fidel Edwards (West Indies)
Karachi Kings: Martin Guptill (New Zealand) Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Liton Das (Bangladesh)
Multan Sultans: Mahmudullah Riyad (Bangladesh), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), George Linde (South Africa), Obed McCoy (West Indies)
Lahore Qalandars: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) James Faulkner, Joe Burns, Callum Ferguson (Australia), Seekugge Prasanna (Sri Lanka)
Quetta Gladiators: Andre Russell (West Indies)
Islamabad United: Usman Khawaja (Australia), Janneman Malan (South Africa)