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Top names in T20 cricket all set to go under the hammer for PSL Draft

Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Mitchell Johnson, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews to feature in the PSL Draft.

Peshawar Zalmi PSL
PSL 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The highly anticipated Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft is all set to take place November 12 with top stars from all over the globe ready to go under the hammer. The major names in the draft are Chris Lynn and Mitchell Johnson from Australia, Dwayne Bravo for West Indies and JP Duminy from South Africa.

The draft would boast a number of new players who have agreed to take part in the third edition of Pakistan’s premier T20 tournament which would take place in the UAE, Lahore and Karachi.

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“Top international stars including Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Mitchell Johnson, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews, Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram, Wayne Parnell, and John Hastings have put their name forward for the PSL player draft,” said a release from the Pakistan Cricket Board according to Wisden India.

Karachi Kings opted to skip their first pick in the Emerging Round

The aforementioned stars will join the likes of Shoaib Malik, Brendon McCullum, Mohammad Amir, Kevin Pietersen, Hasan Ali, Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Andre Russell, Shakib al Hasan, Kumar Sangakkara and many others, who have been already retained by their respective franchises.

Each team will go into the player draft of 2017 with a squad of nine players. The draft will include one round in the Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories. This will be followed by two rounds each in the Silver and Emerging categories. Teams will have the option to pick up to four players each in the Supplementary category.

The default pick order will see Lahore Qalandars going first followed by Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans. This may be altered as a result of trades. Meanwhile, Karachi Kings have opted to skip their first pick in the Emerging Round, and said they will nominate a player after the conclusion of their talent hunt program. The PCB also said teams will have a purse of $US 1.2 million each to pick a squad of 20 players

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