The excitement for the 5th edition of PSL has already started to gain traction with the players’ draft around the corner. The PSL 5 Players Draft was determined via an interesting method involving the cricket bat and the game "puggam pugaai". All franchises had a chance to pick eight players from their 2019 squads. Every franchise needs to pick at least three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver and two Emerging players in their 18-man squads (reduced from 21-man). Franchises can also pick two supplementary players.
Each side has a $1.1 million salary cap.
Quetta Gladiators have a chance to get the first pick of the draft, followed by Lahore Qalandars forwarding on Multan Sultans, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and finally Karachi Kings.
The PSL 2020 draft takes place on Friday, December 6, 2019, and Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Which domestic players are available?
Platinum: Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir
Diamond: Yasir Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail
Gold: Anwar Ali, Waqas Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Hammad Azam, Awais Zia, Sahibzada Farhan, Rahat Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Saad Ali, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Shakeel Ansar, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Abbas
Silver: Agha Salman, Umar Siddiq, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Hassan Khan, Danish Aziz, Ghulam Mudasir, Jalat Khan, Irfan Khan, Jaahid Ali, Gohar Ali, Samiullah, Ibtesam Sheikh, Jamal Anwar, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Asghar, Sameen Gul, Saud Shakil
Emerging: Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Nabi Gul, Mohammad Junaid, Umair Masood, Nasir Nawaz, Mohammad Azam Khan
Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Dan Christian, Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn, Moeen Ali, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Sandeep Lamichhane, Colin Munro, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine
Qais Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Green, Tamim Iqbal, Ben Laughlin, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Tom Banton, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Pat Brown, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Mason Crane, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Laurie Evans, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, Phil Salt, Luke Wright, Roelof van der Merwe, Kyle Abbott, Cameron Delport, Marchant de Lange, Rassie van der Dussen, Robbie Frylinck, Simon Harmer, Heino Kuhn, Duanne Olivier, Dane Vilas, Hardus Viljoen, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Fabian Allen, Johnson Charles, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas, Kesrick Williams
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Zahir Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Ben Dunk, Jonathan Wells, Josh Lalor, Nathan Rimmington, Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Abul Hasan Raju, Afif Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Mithun, Nikhil Dutta, Adam Lyth, Alex Davies, Arron Lilley, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, Callum Parkinson, Chris Wood, Colin Ackermann, Craig Meschede, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dan Lawrence, Danny Briggs, David Payne, Dom Sibley, George Garton, Hamidullah Qadri, Hassan Azad, Jack Taylor, Jade Dernbach, James Fuller, Jamie Overton, Joe Clarke, John Simpson, Jordan Clark, Josh Cobb, Josh Davey, Josh Poysden, Luis Reece, Max Holden, Nathan Sowter, Ollie Robinson, Paul Coughlin, Peter Trego, Reece Topley, Richard Gleeson, Riki Wessels, Rikki Clarke, Ross Whiteley, Ryan Higgins, Sam Hain, Samit Patel, Saqib Mahmood, Stephen Mullaney, Steven Croft, Tom Abell, Wayne Madsen, Will Jacks, Zak Chappell, George Dockrell, Kevin O'Brien, Paul Stirling, Tobias Visee, Anton Devcich, George Worker, Jeetan Patel, Seth Rance, George Munsey, Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Wayne Parnell, Angelo Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chaturanga de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeevan Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lakshan Sandakan, Malinda Pushpakumara, Minod Banuka, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Seekugge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Upul Tharanga, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ali Khan, Andre Fletcher, Ashley Nurse, Bhaskar Yadram, Chadwick Walton, Christopher Barnwell, Danza Hyatt, Devendra Bishoo, Dominic Drakes, Dwayne Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jahmar Hamilton, Javon Searles, Jeremiah Louis, Jerome Taylor, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Joshua Bishop, Kennar Lewis, Keron Cottoy, Khary Pierre, Kieran Powell, Kjorn Yohance, Krishmar Santokie, Kyle Mayers, Leniko Boucher, Mark Deyal, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Rayad Emrit, Roland Cato, Romario Shepherd, Ronsford Beaton, Rovman Powell, Shamar Springer, Shane Dowrich, Sheldon Cottrell, Shermon Lewis, Trevon Griffith, Veerasammy Permaul, Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis, Sikandar Raza
Platinum players have a base price of $147,000 and a maximum price of $218,000.
Diamond players have a base price of $73,000 and a maximum price of $103,000.
Gold players have a base price of $44,000 and a maximum price of $58,000.
Silver players have a base price of $15,000 and a maximum price of $35,000.
Emerging players have a base price of $6,500 and a maximum price of $9,500.
PTV Sports & Ten Sports are official broadcast partners in the PSL 2020 draft ceremony in Pakistan, while worldwide viewers can keep up to date via the PSL and Cricingif official social media channels.
The scheduled dates for the competition are currently February 15 to March 20, 2020.