The destructive pacer of South Africa Dale Steyn is all set to play in the platinum category of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently announced the players’ draft for the upcoming glitzy event starting from February next year. Apart from Steyn, England batsman Jason Roy, Australian superstar Ben Cutting and Chriss Lynn also booked their places in the forthcoming edition.
The fifth edition of Pakistan Super League will start from February 20, 2020 till March 22nd, 2020 with six powerful franchises (Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, and last but not the least Quetta Gladiators). Each team has an option to retain up to eight players from their previous squad. Besides this, the PSL franchises can also rope in three players from the platinum category, two players from the diamond and gold category, five players from silver category and two from emerging players category.
As of now, only the platinum category has been announced for PSL season 5 while the others are yet to be named. However, many international cricketers who have a great experience of playing in domestic leagues desire to take part in the upcoming edition. But nothing has been confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board whether they will be traded in the next tournament or not.
Currently, the remarkable cricketers like Chris Lynn, Rashid Khan, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, and many others are busy in the ongoing tournament of T10 League 2019 which will be concluded on November 24th in Abu Dhabi.
Here’s check out the complete list of foreign players included in the platinum category for an upcoming season of Pakistan Super League 2020 (PSL):
- Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Rashid Khan
- Australia: Dan Christian, Ben Cutting, and Chris Lynn
- England: Moeen Ali, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, and Jason Roy
- Nepal: Sandeep Lamichhane
- New Zealand: Colin Munro
- South Africa: Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, and Imran Tahir
- Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera
- West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, and Kieron Pollard