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How National T20 Cup teams look

The PCB held a players draft Thursday for its domestic T20 cup to be held from later this month till early September in Multan.


The players were divided into five categories Pre-Allocated, Premium Batsmen, Premium Bowlers, Free Picks and Emerging.


The Pre-Allocated category included four players selected by the PCB for each of the teams, including their captains. The regions picked three and two players each from the Premium Batsman and Premium Bowlers categories respectively.


Five players each were picked by the teams from Free Picks – the players who were not categorized in either of the Premium bowling, batting or Pre-Allocated categories, while one player each was selected from the emerging category.


Here is how the eight teams looked after the draft:


Faisalabad


Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Saeed Ajmal, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf – Pre-Allocated

Sohaib Maqsood, Imran Butt, Khurram Shehzad – Premium Batsman

Mohammad Sami, Taj Wali - Premium Bowlers

Sahibzada Farhan, Yasir Shah, Ali Waqas, Imran Khalid, Ali Shan - Free Picks

Asad Raza - Emerging


FATA

 Picture credits: PCB

Picture credits: PCB


Usman Shinwari (C), Rehan Afridi, Asif Afridi, Khushdil Shah - Pre-Allocated

Mukhtar Ahmed, Naved Malik, Awais Zia - Premium Batsmen

Bilawal Bhatti, Sameen Gul - Premium Bowlers

Usama Mir, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Naeem, Nabi Gul, Irfan Rasheed - Free Picks

Shaheen Shah - Emerging


Islamabad

 Picture courtesy: PCB

Picture courtesy: PCB


Imad Wasim (C), Hasan Ali, Zohaib Ahmed, Sarmad Bhatti - Pre-Allocated

Nauman Anwar, Adil Amin, Shan Masood - Premium Batsmen

Rahat Ali, Umar Gul - Premium Bowlers

Shoaib Malik, Rohail Nazir, Ali Sarfraz, Shehzad Azam, Faizan Riaz - Free Picks

Arsal Sheikh - Emerging


Karachi Whites


Sarfraz Ahmed (C), Asad Shafiq, Anwar Ali, Ruman Raees - Pre-Allocated

Khurram Manzoor, Shahid Yousaf, Akbar-ur-Rehman - Premium Batsmen

Mir Hamza, Tabish Khan - Premium Bowlers

Haris Sohail, Zulfiqar Babar, Danish Aziz, Azam Hussain, Jahid Ali - Free Picks

Ibrar Ahmed - Emerging


Lahore Blues

 Picture Courtesy: PCB

Picture Courtesy: PCB


Mohammad Hafeez (C), Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, Hussain Talat - Pre-Allocated

Imam-ul-Haq, Tayyab Tahir, Abid Ali - Premium Batsmen

Khalid Usman, Atif Jabbar - Premium Bowlers

Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Agha Salman, Saad Nasim, Adnan Akmal - Free Picks

Ghulam Muddasar - Emerging


Lahore Whites


Salman Butt (C), Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal - Pre-Allocated

Sami Aslam, Asif Ali, Asif Zakir - Premium Batsmen

Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan Jr (FATA). - Premium Bowlers

Aamer Yamin, Bilal Asif, Amad Butt, Raza Ali Dar, Azhar Ali - Free Picks

Hassan Khan - Emerging


Peshawar

 Picture Courtesy: PCB

Picture Courtesy: PCB


Mohammad Rizwan (C), Zohaib Khan, IsrarUllah, Imran Khan jr - Pre-Allocated

Riffatullah, Musaddiq Ahmed, Naved Yasin - Premium Batsmen

Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Imran - Premium Bowlers

Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Khan Sr., Usman Qadir - Free Picks

Saif Badar - Emerging


Rawalpindi

 Picture Courtesy: PCB

Picture Courtesy: PCB


Umar Amin (C), Sohail Tanvir, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz - Pre-Allocated

Fawad Alam, Zain Abbas, Ahsan Ali - Premium Batsmen

Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Mohammad Abbas - Premium Bowlers

Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Asghar, Rameez Aziz, Nasir Nawaz, Adnan Ghaus - Free Picks

Umair Maqsood - Emerging


It is worth mentioning that Karachi Blues, the champions of the last T20 cup, will not be a part of this year’s edition as the region was relegated to the second division of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, country’s premier first-class tournament.