In a tweet on Saturday, PCB chairman Najam Sethi unveiled names of the top six international players who will be joining the Pakistan Super league in the third edition.
The players to be featuring in PSL 2018 are JP Duminy, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Johnson, Angelo Mathews, Rashid Khan and Evin Lewis.
South African all-rounder JP Duminy retired from Test cricket earlier his year after a poor run in the longer form of the game. However, the 33 year-old has been a part of the T20 leagues including the IPL and has scored 1683 runs from 71 T20I’s at 38.25.
Swashbuckling Australian batsman Chris Lynn has featured in a number of T20 leagues and holds the reputation of being a destructive batsman at the top of the order.
Former Australian quick Mitchell Johnson last played an International game in 2015 but he has been an integral part of the IPL. Currently, he represents Mumbai Indians. He is also a part of Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.
Angelo Mathews’ career over the last year or so has been hampered by injuries but the ex-Sri Lankan skipper is known for his calm head at crucial stages of the game. He has scored 1054 runs from 69 games at 28.48 and is a priceless addition to any side.
Rashid Khan has been a sensation ever since he has stepped into competitive cricket. The 19-year old has been a stellar performer for any franchise he has so far played in. The Afghan prodigy has been a part of IPL, BBL and CPL.
West Indian master blaster Evin Lewis is another valuable addition to the PSL as the young batsman can take down any bowling attack in the world and already has two T20I hundreds under his belt.