The Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Monday saw addition of more international players during a draft to replace the players who made themselves unavailable due to injuries or last minute commitments.
The finalists of the first edition Quetta Gladiators snapped up England all-rounder Moeen Ali, former South African and Hampshire player Riley Rossouw, and Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera.
In a video message on Twitter, Gladiators’ head coach Moin Khan said: “We had a wonderful day. Our picks have given us depth in the line-up and strengthened our unit.”
Gladiators’ persisted with the Australian all-rounder Nathan McCullum at the cost of English pacer David Willey.
Peshawar Zalmi, who will be led by Darren Sammy after Shahid Afridi handed reins to him during the PSL draft on October 19, 2016, picked former Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, Andre Fletcher, and veteran Windies batsman Marlon Samuels.
James Franklin and Jason Roy joined Lahore Qalandars. DJ Bravo, who enjoyed a short captaincy stint with the Qalandars last year, injured his hamstring during the ongoing Big Bash League, while playing for Melbourne Renegades against Perth Scorchers.
The second PSL edition will run from February 9 till March 5 with the final being held in Lahore.