PSL 6: All franchises finalised their squad after allowed to include two additional players
All the six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have finalized their squads for the remainder of PSL 2021. The teams were allowed to include two additional players, increasing the maximum squad to 20 players, including a minimum of one foreign player.
The franchises also picked the replacements for their squad as several players made themselves unavailable for the rest of the tournament due to various reasons. ------------------------------
The likes of Ben Cutting, Joe Burns, Shakib-Al-Hasan, George Linde, and Mahmudullah Riyad were expected to be a part of the tournament, but unfortunately, they would not be taking part in the competition. Instead, several talented players, including the West Indian superstars, Shimron Hetmyer and Johnson Charles, have been included in Pakistan’s premier T20 tournament.
Lahore Qalandars’ trump card, Rashid Khan, surprised the fans as he announced that he would be returning to take part in the tournament. Rashid was expected to travel to England to participate in the T20 Blast. Instead, he chose to miss the first few matches in favor of PSL. He will fly to England after the conclusion of PSL.
The remaining matches of the tournament will be played in Abu Dhabi, with the tournament expected to resume from 5 June. The final is likely to be played on 20 June, with the Pakistan national team scheduled to fly to England on 23 June. ------------------------------
Let’s have a look at the finalized squads for the remainder of PSL 6: Islamabad United Shadab Khan (c) Hasan Ali Colin Munro Faheem Ashraf Usman Khawaja Hussain Talat Asif Ali Fawad Ahmed Zafar Gohar Mohammad Musa Ali Khan Iftikhar Ahmed Rohail Nazir (wk) Ahmed Safi Abdullah Mohammad Waseem Jnr. Zeeshan Zameer Akif Javed Mohammad Akhlaq Karachi Kings Imad Wasim (c) Martin Guptill Babar Azam Mohammad Amir Thisara Perera Amir Yamin Chadwick Walton (c) Sharjeel Khan Waqas Maqsood Mohammad Ilyas Zeeshan Malik Danish Aziz Najebullah Zadran Arshad Iqbal Qasim Akram Abbas Afridi Noor Ahmad Mohammad Haris Peshawar Zalmi Wahab Riaz (c) Shoaib Malik David Miller Kamran Akmal (wk) Sherfane Rutheford Fabian Allen Amad Butt Rovman Powell Haider Ali Fidel Edwards Imam-ul-Haq Umaid Asif Mohammad Irfan Snr. Mohammad Imran Randhawa Abrar Ahmed Muhammad Imran Jnr. Waqar Salamkheil Aamir Khan Bismillah Khan Lahore Qalandars Sohail Akhtar (wk) Mohammad Hafeez Shaheen Afridi Rashid Khan Fakhar Zaman James Faulkner Haris Rauf Tim David Ben Dunk (wk) Dilbar Hussain Callum Ferguson Zeeshan Ashraf Salman Ali Agha Mohammad Faizan Maaz Khan Zaid Alam Seekkuge Prassana Ahmed Danyal Sultan Ahmed Quetta Gladiators Sarfaraz Ahmed (c) Faf du Plessis Andre Russell Zahir Khan Mohammad Hasnain Mohammad Nawaz Naseem Shah Azam Khan Usman Shinwari Zahid Mehmood Jack Wildermuth Anwar Ali Cameron Delport Abdul Nasir Saim Ayub Aarish Ali Khan Usman Khan Khurram Shehzad Jake Weatherald Hasan Khan Multan Sultans Mohammad Rizwan (c) Shahid Afridi Rilee Rossouw Shimron Hetmyer Sohail Tanvir Imran Tahir Khushdil Shah Shan Masood Johnson Charles Usman Qadir Sohail Khan Sohaibullah Rahmanullah Gurbaz Shahnawaz Dahani Mohammad Umar Imran Khan Snr. Obed McCoy Hammad Azam Waseem