People in Pakistan are going to witness a very exciting event in the world of cricket i.e. PSL 5th Edition 2020. There are six teams participating in the PSL 2020. Another exciting fact is that the entire series will be organized in different cities in Pakistan. However, the UAE is optional in case of an emergency. The Pakistan Super League is not only exciting for Pakistanis, but also for the people from other countries. The reason is that lots of foreign cricketers are taking part in PSL 5th edition 2020. That’s why; their fans want to watch their performance.
PSL 2020 Team Squads
There is a total of six teams taking part in PSL 2020. These are Lahore Qalandars, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultan, and Islamabad United. Every team consists of 10 players. Every team can select a maximum of 7 international players. Currently, around 45 new players have been included in the teams. There is a total of 21 players in each team including the domestic and foreign players. All of them fall into different categories according to their performance. Find below the categories of every team’s players along with their salaries.
Platinum Category: $140,000 – $230,000
Diamond Category:$75,000 – $80,000
Gold Category: $50,000 – $60,000
Silver Category: $22,000 – $33,000
Emerging Category: $10,000 – $12,000
It’s the most expensive team of the PSL and it has a good show in the initial matches. But gradually, the performance of the team becomes poor and it collapses in the halfway towards the PSL trophy. Currently, it has taken a chance by appointing young Sohail Akhtar, the skipper of Lahore Qalandars. The management has removed AB De Villiers for PSL 2020. Other foreign players include David Weise, Samit Patel, Ben Dunk, Seekkuge Prasanna, Chris Lynn, and Lendl Simmons. In the domestic players, Sohail Akhtar will be the captain of the team. Haris Rauf, Fakhar Zaman, Rajan Farzan, Dilbar Hussain, Jaahid Ali and Usman Shinwari have been retained.
|Platinum||Chris Lynn||Sohail Akhtar||Mohammad Hafeez|
|Diamond||Fakhar Zaman, Dane Vilas (W)||Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari||David Wiese|
|Gold||Lendl Simmons, Ben Dunk (W)||Shaheen Afridi||Salman Butt, Samit Patel|
|Silver||Jaahid Ali||Farzan Raja||Seekuge Prasanna, Sohail Akhtar|
|Emerging||Salman Butt||Haris Rauf|
|Supplementary||Faizan Khan (W)||Dilbar Hussain|
Islamabad United is considered the most successful team of the PSL series as it has won the PSL trophy twice. For the PSL 2020, it has signed English legendary cricketer Phil Salt and Dale Steyn, the legendary infamous pacer. The list of domestic players includes Shadab Khan, Amad Butt, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Rizwan Hussain, Akif Javed, Rumman Raees, Muhammad Musa, Saif Badar, and Ahmad Safi Abdullah.
There are six foreign players including Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram, Phil Salt, Colin Munro, Dale Steyn, and Rassie van der Dussen.
|Platinum||Dale Steyn(SA)||Shadab Khan||Colin Ingram (SA)|
|Diamond||Colin Munro (NZ)||Asif Ali||Faheem Ashraf|
|Gold||Philip Salt, Luke Ronchi||Rumman Raees||Hussain Talat|
|Silver||Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar||Musa Khan||Ammad Butt|
|Emerging||Akif Javed||Ahmed Safi Abdullah|
|Supplementary||Rassie van der Dussen (SA)||Saif Badar|
According to the rules of the PCB, every team can retain only 8 players from the previous edition. Karachi Kings has retained only 7 players: Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Aamir Yamin, Usama Mir, Umer Khan, and Iftikhar Ahmed. Karachi Kings is considered the biggest team among all PSL teams. Currently, it’s the most expensive team having the legendary batsmen and bowlers. Find below the team squad of Karachi Kings.
|Platinum||Babar Azam, Alex Hales||Mohammad Amir|
|Diamond||Chris Jordan||Iftikhar Ahmad||Imad Wasim (C)|
|Gold||Sharjeel Khan, Amir Yamin||Cameron Delport||Sikandar Raza|
|Silver||Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence||Mohammad Rizwan Ali Khan||Usama Mir|
|Emerging||Arshad Iqbal||Umer Khan|
|Supplementary||Liam Plunkett||Awais Zia|
It’s a well-balanced team in the PSL series. Recently, Jason Roy has joined the team that’s a big achievement of the team. Sarfaraz Ahmed will be the captain of the team as usual. The viewers will see the return of Shane Watson as the mentor in Quetta Gladiators. The management has retained some players from the previous edition. The retained players included: Shahid Afridi, Shaan Masood, James Vince, Ali Shafique, and Mohammad Ilyas.
|Platinum||Jason Roy, Sarfraz Ahmed||Mohammad Nawaz,|
|Diamond||Ben Cutting||Ahmed Shezad,||Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz|
|Gold||Umar Akmal, Mohammad Husnain,||Fawad Ahmed|
|Silver||Sohail Khan, Ahsan Ali||Abdul Nasir||Tymal Milss, Naeem Shah|
|Emerging||Aarish Khan||Azam Khan|
|Supplementary||Khurram Manzoor||Keemo Paul|
The team represents Multan and its purpose is to create excitement in people of that region. It was formed in 2018 and has some very good players like Shahid Afridi and James Vince and Junaid Khan. It has some other high-ranked players. Currently, the management has retained only seven players from the previous edition of the PSL. Check below the team squad of the Multan Sultan.
|Platinum||Rilee Russouw||Bilawal Bhatti||Ravi Bopara|
|Diamond||James Vince, Khushdil Shah||Ravi Bopara, Muhammad Ilyas||Moeen Ali|
|Gold||Shan Masood||Ali Shafique||Shahid Afridi|
|Silver||Zeeshan Ashraf||Usman Qadir, Mohammad Irfan||Fabian Allen, Usman Qadir|
|Emerging||Rohail Nazir||Imran Tahir||Wayne Madsen|
|Supplementary||Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir|
This team represents KPK and the youth of Peshawar. It has won the PSL Trophy once and twice it was the runner up. Peshawar Zalmi brings excitement to the regional people. The team is under the captaincy of Darren Sammy. Kieron Pollard, the legendary cricketer from Westindies has been retained. Kamran Akmal is also a part of the team.
|Platinum||Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali||Keiron Pollard|
|Diamond||Kamran Akmal||Shoaib Malik||Tom Banton|
|Gold||Imamul Haq||Liam Dawson||Darren Sammy|
|Silver||Adil Amin, Umar Amin||Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali||Dwaine Pretorius|
|Emerging||Amir Ali||Amir Khan|
|Supplementary||Haider Ali Khan||Liam Livingstone|