Shakib Play To Karachi Kings Mustafizur Lahore Qalandar
Bangladesh all rounder Shakib Al Hasan will play for Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League (PSL).
In the second round of the draft pick, held in Lahore on Monday (December 21), allows the five PSL teams to select players from a pool of 310, spread across five categories: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging.
Total of five teams, namely, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalanders, Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will take part in PSL. The tournament kicks off in Islamabad taking on Quetta in Dubai on February 4.
Shakib was categorized in the precious “Platinum ” group is PSL and Karachi Kings have to pay 1,40,000 US dollars for his inclusion in the team.
Of those, The remaining foreign players named in the Platinum category are Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels (all West Indies), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lasith Malinga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) and Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh).
Karachi Kings also picked Shoaib Malik and Sohail Tanvir at $200,000.
Each team will have a purse of $1.1 million
The coach of the Dhaka Dynamites Mickey Arthur will coach Shakib’s team in PSL.
The franchise continues with their trend of left-armers… MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN, the second Bangladesh player after Shakib to be picked goes to Lahore. This seems to be the round of young left-arm pacers!
Bangladesh’s TAMIM IQBAL is picked by Peshawar Zalmi, wrapping up around where only left-handers got picked by all franchises.
Lahore Qualandar – Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Mustafizur Rahman
Quetta Gladiators – Kevin Pietersen, Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Jason Holder, Luke Wright, Zulfiqar Babar
Peshawar Zalmi – Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal
Karachi Kings – Shoaib Malik, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Mohammad Amir
Islamabad United – Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Misbah ul Haq, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin, Sharjeel Khan [ player draft is not finished ]