Pakistan Super League

  • February 4th - 21st, 2016. Salary cap for each team is $1M, same as Big Bash in Australia.

    Islamabad United

    •Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan, Platinum)

    •Andre Russell (West Indies, Platinum)

    •Shane Watson (Australia, Platinum)

    •Samuel Badree (West Indies, Diamond)

    •Mohammad Irfan (Pakistan, Diamond)

    •Brad Haddin (Australia, Diamond)

    •Sharjeel Khan (Pakistan, Gold)

    •Mohammad Sami (Pakistan, Gold)

    •Khalid Latif (Pakistan, Gold)

    •Babar Azam (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Imran Khalid (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Kamran Ghulam (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Umar Amin (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Sam Billings (England, Silver)

    •Ruman Raees (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Amad Butt (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Ashar Zaidi (England, Supplementary)

    •Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Hussain Talat (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Umar Siddiq (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    Karachi Kings

    •Shoaib Malik (Pakistan, Platinum)

    •Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh, Platinum)

    •Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan, Platinum)

    •Immad Wasim (Pakistan, Diamond)

    •Ravi Bopara (England, Diamond)

    •Lendl Simmons (West Indies, Diamond)

    •Mohammad Amir (Pakistan, Gold)

    •Bilawal Bhatti (Pakistan, Gold)

    •James Vince (England, Gold)

    •Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Nauman Anwar (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh, Silver)

    •Usama Mir (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Sohail Khan (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Mir Hamza (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Saifullah Bangash (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka, Supplementary)

    •Shahzaib Hasan (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Fawad Alam (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    Lahore Qalandars (Sufi/Darvesh)

    •Chris Gayle (West Indies, Platinum)

    •Umar Akmal (Pakistan, Platinum)

    •Dwayne Bravo (West Indies, Platinum)

    •Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan, Diamond)

    •Yasir Shah (Pakistan, Diamond)

    •Sohaib Maqsood (Pakistan, Diamond)

    •Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh, Gold)

    •Kevon Cooper (West Indies, Gold)

    •Cameron Delport (South Africa, Gold)

    •Zafar Gohar (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Hammad Azam (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Zia-ul-Haq (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Zohaib Khan (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Azhar Ali (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Naved Yasin (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Adnan Rasool (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Mukhtar Ahmed (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Ehsan Adil (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Imran Butt (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    Peshawar Zalmi (Youngsters from Pushto)

    •Shahid Afridi (Pakistan, Platinum)

    •Wahab Riaz (Pakistan, Platinum)

    •Darren Sammy (West Indies, Platinum)

    •Kamran Akmal (Pakistan, Diamond)

    •Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan, Diamond)

    •Chris Jordan (England, Diamond)

    •Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh, Gold)

    •Junaid Khan (Pakistan, Gold)

    •James Allenby (Australia, Gold)

    •Aamir Yamin (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Dawid Malan (England, Silver)

    •Imran Khan Jr. (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Shahid Yousuf (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Abdur Rehman (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Musaddiq Ahmed Ali (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Hasan Ali (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Mohammad Asghar (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Brad Hodge (Australia, Supplementary)

    •Israrullah (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Taj Wali (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    Quetta Gladiators

    •Kevin Pietersen (England, Platinum)

    •Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan, Platinum)

    •Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan, Platinum)

    •Anwar Ali (Pakistan, Diamond)

    •Jason Holder (West Indies, Diamond)

    •Luke Wright (England, Diamond)

    •Zulfiqar Babar (Pakistan, Gold)

    •Umar Gul (Pakistan, Gold)

    •Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe, Gold)

    •Bilal Asif (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Asad Shafiq (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Saad Nasim (Pakistan, Silver)

    •Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan, Silver)

    •Akbar-ur-Rehman (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Bismillah Khan (Pakistan, Emerging)

    •Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka, Supplementary)

    •Aizaz Cheema (Pakistan, Supplementary)

    •Ramiz Raja Jr. (Pakistan, Supplementary)

  • I will be rooting for my home team - Islamabad United.


  • I 'd have liked if Islamabad, Karachi and Quetta had also picked traditional names like Lahore and Peshawar. Loved the names of both Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.

  • Shirazi sahib

    How about Karachi Bhaias, Islamabad jurnails and Quetta Baghis

  • On a serious note it seems that there is virtually no representation from Australia and no representation from New Zealand and India. Would had been nice to see some more international flavor.

  • So Younis couldn't find any spot. Sometimes Younis just takes things too seriously and too far

  • hahahaha ... too political but good -;)

  • They probably put Younis in Platinum category and no team could afford to waste $140k on him. He doesn't bring much value in T20 or even ODI squad. He was complaining about not being an ICON now he will have another outburst but God knows against who?

    I will be looking forward to Sharjeel Khan. He had brief international stint but had lot of improvisation shots. That didn't work well in 50 overs format but in 20 overs he has shots to throw even good deliveries out of the park.

  • Perhaps Aussies and Kiwis are busy in that window - Feb 4th to Feb 21st. And India - Indian players make 10 times in IPL and need an NOC from BCCI which of course is very political issue. Even I don't see any Indian in Big Bash League.

  • Karachi Kings all the way...

    Gona Miss karachi boyz sarafraz and Afridi

  • @EXP bhai

    It's OK. You will have service of Pindi-ite Muhammad Aamir.


  • Isn't it insulting to pick Sanga in supplementary.

  • I don't know why is that and also curious if he agreed to that.

  • Expakistani sahib

    Afridi and boy ? Just joking. Go Karachi Go

  • Interesting to see Abdul Razzaq in Lahore

  • Does anyone know if all matches including practice sessions will happen outside of Pakistan?

  • Yes I think all of the games will be in UAE.

  • @Shirazi Jee,

    "Yes I think all of the games will be in UAE."

    That means it is only good for big businessmen.

    Small local merchants will not benefit from this tournament.

    Well personally I do not care for teams made of mercenaries.

    Even the teams named after the cities don't have the players from those cities. For example, does Karachi team has any notable player from Karachi in its team, other than Fawad who has been disrespected by being selected as supplementary. Maybe Karachi team doesn't think that Karachi produces any talented players.

  • Islamabad has some gritty players that can bat a whole

    day and same time can hit big if it comes to. Also Misbah is saner

    captains of all the rest.

    Lahore management matched their name, forgot to pick a captain.

    Rest of teams did it as their first task.

    Afridi, Shoaib, sarfraz, misbah were picked either in first or seconed round but Qalandars Management drank some Bhang and went on to chose all flashy players.

    They will be last, my guess.

    Anyway good for pakistani sports generally and cricket specificaaly. Benefits will multiply if they can develop some

    league at lower level , colleges particularly. That is how modern

    sports is organized and played.

  • What good are these teams? Instead of playing in Karachi, Lahore, Pindi, etc, they are doing it in UAE. No home crowd advantage, no nothing.

    Pindi better keep an eye on Amir, once a crook is always a crook. He can sell his team for a few dollars.