Gayle, Rashid, Steyn among top foreigners for PSL Players’ Draft

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Big-hitting West Indian batsman Chris Gayle, star Afghan spinner Rashid Khan and veteran South African quick bowler Dale Steyn are among a number of the top worldwide gamers included within the Pakistan Super League Players’ Draft which can happen in Lahore on Sunday.

Other distinguished international gamers who figured within the Draft for the sixth version of the PSL embody Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan from England, different West Indians Dwayne Bravo and Sheldon Cottrell, one other Afghan participant Muhammad Nabi, South African David Miller and Australian Chris Lynn.

Around 400 international gamers have registered for the PSL ranging from February 20, however the Pakistan Cricket Board mentioned on Saturday that a number of of them won’t be accessible for the entire match resulting from their commitments with their nationwide groups.

The 41-year-old Gayle has beforehand represented Lahore Qalandars (in 2016) and Karachi Kings (in 2017). He boasts of an excellent T20 profession figures with 13584 runs from 411 matches with a top rating 175 not out and a strike fee of 146.72. He has hit 22 centuries, 85 half-centuries, 1001 sixes and 80 wickets at an economic system of seven.64.

If Gayle is picked by one of many six franchises, this would be the first time since 2006 that he’ll play aggressive cricket in Pakistan. The Jamaican’s stints with Qalandars and Kings have been within the United Arab Emirates.

England’s No.1 ranked T20 batsman Dawid Malan can be within the draft, together with compatriots Moeen Ali, Tom Banton and Chris Jordan, though their availability is more likely to stay restricted resulting from their worldwide commitments.

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman, the world’s top two ranked bowlers in T20 cricket, and number-one ranked all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will even be main points of interest of the Draft. They are among a robust subject of 38 Afghanistan gamers, who’ve registered for the Draft.

Some of the international gamers within the PSL 2021 Player Draft:

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Ronsford Beaton, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shane Dowrich, Dominic Drakes, Andre Fletcher, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Mohammed, Sherfane Rutherford, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith and Chadwick Walton.

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Rashid Khan.

Australia: Chris Green, Fawad Ahmed, Dan Christian, James Faulkner and Chris Lynn.

Bangladesh: Anamul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed.

England: Jake Ball, Moeen Ali, Tom Banton, Ravi Bopara, Joe Denly, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Samit Patel, Liam Plunkett and Phil Salt.

Nepal: Sandeep Lamichhane.

New Zealand: Anton Devcich and Mitch McCleneghan.

South Africa: Kyle Abbott, Cameron Delport, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi and Dale Steyn.

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunarathna, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Upul Tharanga and Lahiru Thirimanne.

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