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    Pakistan Super League 2018 retentions finalised

    Teams retain 9 players each, Multan Sultans to pick on October 10

    5 October, Lahore: The HBL Pakistan Super League reached an exciting phase in the build up to season three as teams finalized their retentions today.

    The five existing franchises submitted names of two players each in Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories along with three players in the Silver category.

    All released players will now be eligible for selection by Multan Sultans who will submit their picks on October 10th. Players who go unselected at the expansion draft will join fresh entrants to this year’s player roster for the main draft.

    Retentions:

    Lahore Qalandars:

    Sunil Narine (Platinum)

    Umar Akmal (Platinum)

    Brendon McCullum (Diamond & Mentor)

    Fakhar Zaman (Diamond)

    Yasir Shah (Gold)

    Sohail Khan (Gold)

    Cameron Delport (Silver)

    Aamir Yamin (Silver)

    Bilawal Bhatti (Silver)


    Islamabad United:


    Andre Russell (Platinum)

    Misbah ul Haq (Platinum)

    Samuel Badree (Diamond)

    Mohammad Sami (Diamond)

    Rumman Raees (Gold, Ambassador)

    Shadab Khan (Gold)

    Iftikhar Ahmed (Silver)

    Amad Butt (Silver)

    Asif Ali (Silver)




    Karachi Kings:


    Shahid Afridi (Platinum)

    Mohammad Amir (Platinum)

    Imad Wasim (Diamond)

    Babar Azam (Diamond)

    Mohammad Rizwan (Gold)

    Ravi Bopara (Gold)

    Usman Shinwari (Silver)

    Usama Mir (Silver)

    Khurram Manzoor (Silver)



    Quetta Gladiators:


    Sarfraz Ahmed (Platinum)

    Kevin Pietersen (Platinum)

    Rilee Rossouw (Diamond)

    Mahmudullah Riyad (Diamond)

    Asad Shafiq (Gold)

    Mohammad Nawaz (Gold)

    Anwar Ali (Silver)

    Mir Hamza (Silver)

    Umer Amin (Silver)



    Peshawar Zalmi:

    Mohammad Hafeez (Platinum)

    Wahab Riaz (Platinum)

    Shakib al Hasan (Diamond)

    Kamran Akmal (Diamond)

    Darren Sammy (Gold, Player Coach)

    Hasan Ali (Gold)

    Haris Sohail (Silver)

    Chris Jordan (Silver)

    Mohammad Asghar (Silver)






    A bigger and better HBL Pakistan Super League returns to action in February 2018!

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    Islamabad 5 October 2017 – Islamabad United, the inaugural champions of the PSL and the most followed PSL team online, would like to announce the ten players that will be retained by the team leading into HBL PSL 2018.

    In accordance with the rules of the PSL 2 players have been retained in each of Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories, 3 players have been retained for Silver, and 1 for Emerging.

    The following is the list of retentions:


    Platinum:

    Andre Russell

    Misbah Ul Haq


    Diamond:

    Mohammed Sami

    Samuel Badree


    Gold:

    Shadab Khan

    Rumman Raees


    Silver:

    Asif Ali

    Amad Butt

    Iftikhar Ahmed


    Emerging:

    Hussain Talat


    The trade for Iftikhar Ahmed was made on 5 October. Islamabad United receives Iftikhar in exchange for Pick Swap with Peshawar Zalmi in the 2nd round of the Supplementary Category. Thus Peshawar Zalmi Will get the number 2 pick in Supplementary Round 2, and Islamabad United will have the fifth pick.

    The players not listed above have been released.

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    So Chris Gayle is done?

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    No Sangakarra

    No Shehzad (looks like he will be made captain of MS )

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    It's weird that Quetta retained both Asad Shafiq and Umar Amin but got rid of Ahmed Shehzad and Hasan Khan. Both Hasan and Shehzad played practically every game in last year's PSL. Umar Amin couldn't get a single game while Shafiq had a less than modest tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyG View Post
    It's weird that Quetta retained both Asad Shafiq and Umar Amin but got rid of Ahmed Shehzad and Hasan Khan. Both Hasan and Shehzad played practically every game in last year's PSL. Umar Amin couldn't get a single game while Shafiq had a less than modest tournament.
    Maybe Hassan Khan is emerging.

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    No Shoaib Malik for KK.

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    @Abdullah bhai, do you have new category list of players according to which players have been retained?

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    No Shane Watson.

    No Azhar Ali.

    No Jason Roy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SM1989 View Post
    So Chris Gayle is done?
    Kings could buy him againin Draft if he would remain unsold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyG View Post
    It's weird that Quetta retained both Asad Shafiq and Umar Amin but got rid of Ahmed Shehzad and Hasan Khan. Both Hasan and Shehzad played practically every game in last year's PSL. Umar Amin couldn't get a single game while Shafiq had a less than modest tournament.
    players have been retained according to new category list. so, that is where problem existed

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    Peshawar look like the strongest side still, but i'll be rooting for Multan warriors!! Insha-Ala PSL 3 champions, make my dreams come true brothers and doston


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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    No Shane Watson.

    No Azhar Ali.

    No Jason Roy.
    Lahore didn't retain DJ Bravo and Suhail Tanveer too

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    Quote Originally Posted by hailian View Post
    Lahore didn't retain DJ Bravo and Suhail Tanveer too
    No Pollard either.

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    IU signed Cha Cha Iftikhar Ahmed from PZ.

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    Such a pity, no Wotson or Roy, hope islamabad lose badly, and lahore too, what are they thinking with no star bowlers


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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    IU signed Cha Cha Iftikhar Ahmed from PZ.
    lol yes. They released another chacha opener, 40 years old with a long beard. forgot his name.

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    Misbah

    Signing Iftikhar

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricFan2012 View Post
    Such a pity, no Wotson or Roy, hope islamabad lose badly, and lahore too, what are they thinking with no star bowlers
    Eng, Aus and Nz players are busy in Feb/March so the wont be available so does the Jason Roy.

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    IU's team is looking a lot stronger this year. They will need to sign a keeper as they haven't retained one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hailian View Post
    lol yes. They released another chacha opener, 40 years old with a long beard. forgot his name.
    Rafatullah.

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    Russell is a GUN Player. Good that ISLU have sticked to him.

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    Isn’t russel banned

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    KK is the best team on paper for now. Let's see how Multan does in picking their squad.

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    No Gayle for KK,but why has Pollard been dropped?


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    Quote Originally Posted by j_kazmi View Post
    Isn’t russel banned
    By the time the PSL starts the ban would have ended.


    Excellence should not be an act,it should be a habit.

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    Shoaib Malik is going to Multan

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    Any idea when the draft is going to be held?


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    So KK will now be having 3rd captain in as many years!

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    Some good decisions,some not so good.KK and IU look strong but will wait until Multan gets their players.

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    Can't believe QG released Luke Wright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Can't believe QG released Luke Wright.
    Agree, he was so good in PSL1 but they didn't give him chances in PSL2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketerB94 View Post
    KK is the best team on paper for now. Let's see how Multan does in picking their squad.
    When are Multan going to pick their first 8 ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mhraja View Post
    When are Multan going to pick their first 8 ?
    10th of October!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Can't believe QG released Luke Wright.
    And I can't believe KK released Keiron Pollard! Could have released Bopara!

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    Was hoping Shoaib Malik would stay in Karachi but oh well

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    sohail tanveer ? ? ? ? ? ?

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    Quetta
    asad
    nawaz
    mahmudullah riad
    why quetta why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arham_PakFan View Post
    Some good decisions,some not so good.KK and IU look strong but will wait until Multan gets their players.
    Kk always looked the strongest side in all of the seasons. But zero when it comes to performance. Same with Lahore. The supposed rivals were competing to see who is more rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hailian View Post
    Agree, he was so good in PSL1 but they didn't give him chances in PSL2.
    Exactly. Will be surprised if one of the other franchises don't pick him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by another drop catch View Post
    Quetta
    asad
    nawaz
    mahmudullah riad
    why quetta why
    They have made some very strange decisions.

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    Anytime someone complains about mediocre players i will point out that Darren Sammy is still getting employment in 2017

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    Good to see Lahore retaining Yamin but they should have released Bhatti. Also nice to see them get Sohail Khan. Mickey doesn't like him much and he can do a lot more in the Qalandars side. Also great decision to release Rizwan. They should pick a talented overseas keeper. I wish Buttler or Bairstow were available.

    What's wrong with Islamabad? They picked chacha ifti?

    Quetta retaining Anwar Ali and Shafiq?? Lol sarfi and co picking their friends.

    Peshawar retaining Kamran 😔

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    Can't believe we let Watson go and signed Ifti chacha of all people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Devil View Post
    Can't believe we let Watson go and signed Ifti chacha of all people.
    Perhaps they are not retaining players who are unwilling to go and play in Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SM1989 View Post
    Perhaps they are not retaining players who are unwilling to go and play in Pakistan.
    Yeah, that could be possible I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SM1989 View Post
    Perhaps they are not retaining players who are unwilling to go and play in Pakistan.
    KP is gonna come.... Let's wait boy


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    At the end of the day they have to retain only 10 players..... but boy can't understand this Asad Shafiq thing....over my head


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Garrett View Post

    Peshawar retaining Kamran ��
    Kami had a great PSL2, he started with 80 runs and who could forget his 100 against KK in Semi? and a decent 40 in low scoring Final!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    At the end of the day they have to retain only 10 players..... but boy can't understand this Asad Shafiq thing....over my head
    hahah agree, specially when Luke wright and Shahazad had great PSLs

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    Looks like we r in for a poor bplesque psl next year.

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    I think, most (every but Multan) of the teams have their XI finalized & there are not many players left - can be 1/2 players at most for starting. In that regard, KK has gone a very good business - dropped Sanga & Mushi, which opens 2 foreign quota, but that reduces WK resources, so they exchanged Sohail for the best available WK-batsman in country. Amir, Shinwari backed by Bopara was already a decent pace attack for UAE, now Afridi means Imad, Afridi, Mir makes is a good spin attack & all-round depth. If they can get someone like Ewan Lewis as 1st Gold pick & one local young pacer to back up the 2 starters, KK's swap with Afridi & Rizwan actually makes them in nest position ..... only if Lala is happy to play only as player.

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    Some absolutely ridiculous retentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    I think, most (every but Multan) of the teams have their XI finalized & there are not many players left - can be 1/2 players at most for starting. In that regard, KK has gone a very good business - dropped Sanga & Mushi, which opens 2 foreign quota, but that reduces WK resources, so they exchanged Sohail for the best available WK-batsman in country. Amir, Shinwari backed by Bopara was already a decent pace attack for UAE, now Afridi means Imad, Afridi, Mir makes is a good spin attack & all-round depth. If they can get someone like Ewan Lewis as 1st Gold pick & one local young pacer to back up the 2 starters, KK's swap with Afridi & Rizwan actually makes them in nest position ..... only if Lala is happy to play only as player.
    Which foreign player goes by the name of Mushi?

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    From 1st cut memory, local players open for Multan are

    1. Malik (C)
    2. Ahmed
    3. Talat
    4. Ajmal
    5. Md. (tall) Irfan
    6. JK
    7. Maqsood
    8. Mudassar
    9. Sohail Tanvir
    10. Gohar
    11. Raza Hasan
    12. Irfan (Leggi)
    13. Bangash (WK)
    14. Siddik (WK)
    15. Saad Nasim
    16. Hasan Khan
    17. Aga Salman Ali
    18. Imran Khan
    19. Rahat Ali
    20. Nawaz

    + several youngsters from this season of domestics. Multan actually can form a fantastic T20 team, if Malik is appointed Captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Which foreign player goes by the name of Mushi?
    Clue is in WK ...... or was he dropped last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Clue is in WK ...... or was he dropped last year?

    Mushfiqar wasn't in Karachi squad last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Mushfiqar wasn't in Karachi squad last year.
    Yes exactly that is what I thought. Must have been an honest mistake by MMHS.
    Last edited by mak36; 5th October 2017 at 20:04.

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    Peshawar Zalmi still strongest team and they got Karachi picks... Back them to have best squad...

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    Lahore Qalandars have a good basis atm
    Hopefully they get a good international fast bowler- Mitchell Johnson ideal
    A few good local batsmen also required.

    Karachi why have you retained Khurram Manzoor? Why have you signed Rizwan?

    Islamabad why you signed Iftikhar Ahmed?

    Quetta decent, but should have tried to keep Luke Wright if at all possible. No idea why Umar Amin and Asad Shafiq are retained.

    Peshawar, did ok I guess. Surely should have retained Tamim over Shakib though.

    Eagerly awaiting what Multan Sultans pick. My prediction:

    Shoaib Malik (C)
    Ahmed Shehzad
    Luke Wright
    Tamim Iqbal
    Mohammad Irfan
    Umar Gul
    Saad Nasim
    Saeed Ajmal
    Bismillah Khan

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    Quote Originally Posted by hailian View Post
    Kami had a great PSL2, he started with 80 runs and who could forget his 100 against KK in Semi? and a decent 40 in low scoring Final!!
    He only scored 3 times in 10 games. That is an abysmal PSL.

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    Just realised Junaid Khan has been released by PZ. There must be something going on behind the scenes with him as he did pretty well in Natwest t20 blast, as well as in the CT, and yet doesn't seem to be on anyone's radar.

    Also, I can't believe KK retained Manzoor.

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    First 9 Picks Of Multan

    in my opinion Multan should go with these players

    1.Shoaib Malik(c)
    2.Ahmad Shahzed
    3.Sohaib Maqsood
    4.Hammad Azam
    5.Tamin Iqbal
    6.Keron Polard
    7.Raza Hassan
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    Looks like there's another member of the Akmal clan joining LQ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Looks like there's another member of the Akmal clan joining LQ...
    Please tell me you are joking. Surely not Adnan Akmal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Please tell me you are joking. Surely not Adnan Akmal?
    Adnan was pictured training with Aqib and co. and seeing Rizwan is gone, one can only assume so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Adnan was pictured training with Aqib and co. and seeing Rizwan is gone, one can only assume so.
    I had assumed Umar would do it.

    I would lose a lot of respect for LQ if they pick Adnan Akmal. What's the point of these talent hunts if they then select pathetic players like him?

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    I hope QG lose in the final a third time so they can finally realize that they have persisted with mediocre players for three years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    I had assumed Umar would do it.

    I would lose a lot of respect for LQ if they pick Adnan Akmal. What's the point of these talent hunts if they then select pathetic players like him?
    There is lot of money at stake and an Entrepreneur would never make such silly moves unless it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hailian View Post
    There is lot of money at stake and an Entrepreneur would never make such silly moves unless it makes sense.
    Yes, because "entrepreneurs" never fail.

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    Finally, for once, KK is not under the spotlight and I am really glad it turned out like this. This whole new Multan franchise has taken away the much necessary hype from KK which is ideal for our team tbh.

    Now let's look at the picks that we have at the moment, although I am quite miffed with the Afridi trade (especially by giving away a Gold and Silver pick) but khair hay, Lala is one of our own toh I'll let this one slide however he needs to prove this season that forgoing two picks was actually worth getting him in the team.

    Now comes the interesting part, the lineup that will constitute the team and what will exactly make up the core:

    Manzoor ()
    Opener (Need someone who can take this position and make it their own)
    Babar (No questions here, best batsman in the team)
    Bopara (The ideal guy to take that Shabby spot)
    No. 5 (This is a tricky spot, we would ideally want a proper bat who can give it a real go if need but)
    Rizwan (WK + The collapse stopper, if it's happening; however might push him up and down accordingly based on situation)
    Lala (He comes before Imad because no matter what the situation is he will play the same, Imad basically at 8 is insurance)
    Imad (I am not that comfortable with him being the specialist death over slogger but we don't really have other options at the moment, Plus he is the #1 Allrounder in T20s at the momen~makes sense!!)
    Amir (Kuch ker Lay Nalaiq !!!)
    Usama Mir (Leggie and number 10, better than Shinwari but no way comes ahead of Amir who can bat properly)
    Shinwari (Amir's new ball partner, death specialist and the 2nd pacer in the team - We only need 2 in the UAE or even in Pakistan)


    Based on the above, at the moment we only have 2 spots open right now - The second opener and the Number 5. I would personally be inclined to take Jason Roy as the second openere and slot in somebody like a Luke Wright in the middle of this team. Would give us an additional pace option while making sure we have a very good bat who can provide both finnese and dash (as per requirement)

    The rest of the picks can be Fawad Alam, Umer Amin, Random Guy #1, Random Guy #2 so on and so forth.
    Last edited by ahmedwaqas92; 6th October 2017 at 02:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Finally, for once, KK is not under the spotlight and I am really glad it turned out like this. This whole new Multan franchise has taken away the much necessary hype from KK which is ideal for our team tbh.

    Now let's look at the picks that we have at the moment, although I am quite miffed with the Afridi trade (especially by giving away a Gold and Silver pick) but khair hay, Lala is one of our own toh I'll let this one slide however he needs to prove this season that forgoing two picks was actually worth getting him in the team.

    Now comes the interesting part, the lineup that will constitute the team and what will exactly make up the core:

    Manzoor ()
    Opener (Need someone who can take this position and make it their own)
    Babar (No questions here, best batsman in the team)
    Bopara (The ideal guy to take that Shabby spot)
    No. 5 (This is a tricky spot, we would ideally want a proper bat who can give it a real go if need but)
    Rizwan (WK + The collapse stopper, if it's happening; however might push him up and down accordingly based on situation)
    Lala (He comes before Imad because no matter what the situation is he will play the same, Imad basically at 8 is insurance)
    Imad (I am not that comfortable with him being the specialist death over slogger but we don't really have other options at the moment, Plus he is the #1 Allrounder in T20s at the momen~makes sense!!)
    Amir (Kuch ker Lay Nalaiq !!!)
    Usama Mir (Leggie and number 10, better than Shinwari but no way comes ahead of Amir who can bat properly)
    Shinwari (Amir's new ball partner, death specialist and the 2nd pacer in the team - We only need 2 in the UAE or even in Pakistan)


    Based on the above, at the moment we only have 2 spots open right now - The second opener and the Number 5. I would personally be inclined to take Jason Roy as the second openere and slot in somebody like a Luke Wright in the middle of this team. Would give us an additional pace option while making sure we have a very good bat who can provide both finnese and dash (as per requirement)

    The rest of the picks can be Fawad Alam, Umer Amin, Random Guy #1, Random Guy #2 so on and so forth.
    Why not:

    Khurram
    X
    Babar
    Bopara
    Rizwan+
    Imad*
    Afridi
    X
    Amir
    Usama
    Usman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Why not:

    Khurram
    X
    Babar
    Bopara
    Rizwan+
    Imad*
    Afridi
    X
    Amir
    Usama
    Usman
    Because Afridi will not play responsibly regardless of where we put him, therefore, get someone with a bit of a brain at 5/6 cushioned by Rizwan (who can be floated based on situation), Put Afridi at 6/7 and give him the cushion of Imad who will follow so if Lala fails (not surprisingly) we don't just shut shop during the death.

    Insurance for both batters at 5 and at 7. Even if one of them click we win the slog overs which are basically 75-80% of the game in a T20.

    If we really want to go left field then we slot Afridi as the Opener, let him go berserk all tournament with the Legend Manzoor and get ourselves two middle order bats who can essentailly plug, prod and smash (as per requirement).

    What do you think ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Because Afridi will not play responsibly regardless of where we put him, therefore, get someone with a bit of a brain at 5/6 cushioned by Rizwan (who can be floated based on situation), Put Afridi at 6/7 and give him the cushion of Imad who will follow so if Lala fails (not surprisingly) we don't just shut shop during the death.

    Insurance for both batters at 5 and at 7. Even if one of them click we win the slog overs which are basically 75-80% of the game in a T20.

    If we really want to go left field then we slot Afridi as the Opener, let him go berserk all tournament with the Legend Manzoor and get ourselves two middle order bats who can essentailly plug, prod and smash (as per requirement).

    What do you think ?
    Really it depends on who the foreign players are.

    Cricket-wise its brainless to release Pollard, but I wouldn't want a guy playing for my team unless he gave 100%.

    Also, I like how Karachi are staying low-key and quiet. Like a 1 AM night at Seaview.

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    Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United have apparently made big blunders with their player retentions. Zalmi looking strongest at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Why not:

    Khurram
    X
    Babar
    Bopara
    Rizwan+
    Imad*
    Afridi
    X
    Amir
    Usama
    Usman
    but but but,,,, you have to play 4 over seas players .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naim View Post
    but but but,,,, you have to play 4 over seas players .
    That's the upper limit brother.....


    Or did I completely miss the sarcasm in that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Finally, for once, KK is not under the spotlight and I am really glad it turned out like this. This whole new Multan franchise has taken away the much necessary hype from KK which is ideal for our team tbh.

    Now let's look at the picks that we have at the moment, although I am quite miffed with the Afridi trade (especially by giving away a Gold and Silver pick) but khair hay, Lala is one of our own toh I'll let this one slide however he needs to prove this season that forgoing two picks was actually worth getting him in the team.

    Now comes the interesting part, the lineup that will constitute the team and what will exactly make up the core:

    Manzoor ()
    Opener (Need someone who can take this position and make it their own)
    Babar (No questions here, best batsman in the team)
    Bopara (The ideal guy to take that Shabby spot)
    No. 5 (This is a tricky spot, we would ideally want a proper bat who can give it a real go if need but)
    Rizwan (WK + The collapse stopper, if it's happening; however might push him up and down accordingly based on situation)
    Lala (He comes before Imad because no matter what the situation is he will play the same, Imad basically at 8 is insurance)
    Imad (I am not that comfortable with him being the specialist death over slogger but we don't really have other options at the moment, Plus he is the #1 Allrounder in T20s at the momen~makes sense!!)
    Amir (Kuch ker Lay Nalaiq !!!)
    Usama Mir (Leggie and number 10, better than Shinwari but no way comes ahead of Amir who can bat properly)
    Shinwari (Amir's new ball partner, death specialist and the 2nd pacer in the team - We only need 2 in the UAE or even in Pakistan)


    Based on the above, at the moment we only have 2 spots open right now - The second opener and the Number 5. I would personally be inclined to take Jason Roy as the second openere and slot in somebody like a Luke Wright in the middle of this team. Would give us an additional pace option while making sure we have a very good bat who can provide both finnese and dash (as per requirement)

    The rest of the picks can be Fawad Alam, Umer Amin, Random Guy #1, Random Guy #2 so on and so forth.
    And you will play your 4th over seas player as a 12th man or super sub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    That's the upper limit brother.....


    Or did I completely miss the sarcasm in that one
    they have to play 4 players in their line up in any case. If they had option then in last year final Quetta had better local players than some of the foreign players flown in for the final.
    Last edited by hadi123; 6th October 2017 at 09:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naim View Post
    they have to play 4 players in their line up in any case. if they had option then in last year final Quetta had better local players than some of the foreign players flown in for the final.
    I don't think that's a necessity, that's essentially the upper limit my friend. Can someone confirm this, please?!
    Last edited by hadi123; 6th October 2017 at 10:08.

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