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    Pakistan Super League 2018: Trade & retention window now open

    Pakistan Super League: trade & retention window now open

    29 September 2018 – Lahore: Pakistan Super League fans are in for a very exciting month as the trade and retention window for this year has now officially commenced.

    Player categories for all those local players who were included in team rosters for PSL season 3 have now been updated. The process of category renewals took place in the presence of cricket representatives from all six teams.

    The list of all such local players who were not involved with any squad during PSL season 3 shall be released separately once finalised by the National Selection Committee.

    Each PSL squad of 16 comprises three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver and two Emerging players. Teams are allowed to retain a maximum of 10 players going into this year’s Draft.

    As was the case last year, teams reserve the right to float relegation requests for their players before finalising retentions. After a relegation request is floated, all other teams will be given a chance to meet the player’s base category. If no team matches the player’s base category, the player will be relegated to a category below his base category and retained by the franchise.Relegation requests will only be floated after obtaining player consent.

    Pakistan Super League returns to action on 14 February 2019!

    Please note that Ahmad Shehzad's name is not included as of now based on his provisional suspension.

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    Category Renewals of Local Players
    *This list only includes those players who were a part of PSL 3 squads.
    **The list for all remaining local players will be released separately.


    # Player Name Team Category for PSL 4
    1 Misbahul Haq Islamabad United Platinum
    2 Mohammad Sami Islamabad United Diamond
    3 Faheem Ashraf Islamabad United Platinum
    4 Rumman Raees Islamabad United Diamond
    5 Shadab Khan Islamabad United Platinum
    6 Amad Butt Islamabad United Silver
    7 Iftikhar Ahmed Islamabad United Silver
    8 Zafar Gohar Islamabad United Silver
    9 Asif Ali Islamabad United Diamond
    10 Hussain Talat Islamabad United Gold
    11 Sahibzada Farhan Islamabad United Silver
    12 Mohammad Hasan ( Supplementary) Islamabad United Silver
    13 Mohammad Husnain Islamabad United Emerging
    14 Rohail Nazir ( Supplementary) Islamabad United Emerging
    15 Waqas Maqsood (Replacement) Islamabad United Silver
    16 Shahid Afridi Karachi Kings Platinum
    17 Mohammad Amir Karachi Kings Platinum
    18 Imad Wasim Karachi Kings Diamond
    19 Babar Azam Karachi Kings Platinum
    20 Mohammad Rizwan Karachi Kings Gold
    21 Usman Shinwari Karachi Kings Diamond
    22 Usama Mir Karachi Kings Silver
    23 Khurram Manzoor Karachi Kings Gold
    24 Tabish Khan Karachi Kings Silver
    25 Hasan Mohsin Karachi Kings Emerging
    26 Mohammad Irfan Jr Karachi Kings Silver
    27 Saifullah Bangash (Supplementary) Karachi Kings Silver
    28 Mohammad Taha (Supplementary) Karachi Kings Emerging
    29 Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro (Supplementary) Karachi Kings Emerging
    30 Danish Aziz Karachi Kings Silver
    31 Mukhtar Ahmed Karachi Kings Gold
    32 Zulfiqar Babar Karachi Kings Gold
    33 Shoaib Malik Multan Sultans Platinum
    34 Sohail Tanvir Multan Sultans Diamond
    35 Mohamad Irfan Multan Sultans Platinum
    36 Junaid Khan Multan Sultans Diamond
    37 Sohaib Maqsood Multan Sultans Gold
    38 Kashif Bhatti Multan Sultans Silver
    39 M. Irfan Khan Multan Sultans Silver
    40 Mohammad Abbas Multan Sultans Silver
    41 Saif Badar Multan Sultans Silver
    42 Abdullah Shafique Multan Sultans Emerging
    43 Umer Gul (Supplementary) Multan Sultans Gold
    44 Umer Siddiq (Supplementary) Multan Sultans Silver
    45 Shan Masood(Supplementary) Multan Sultans Gold
    46 Sarfaraz Ahmad Quetta Gladiators Platinum
    47 Asad Shafiq Quetta Gladiators Gold
    48 Mohammad Nawaz Quetta Gladiators Diamond
    49 Rahat Ali Quetta Gladiators Gold
    50 Ramiz Raja Jr Quetta Gladiators Silver
    51 Saad Ali Quetta Gladiators Silver
    52 Umar Amin Quetta Gladiators Gold
    53 Anwar Ali Quetta Gladiators Gold
    54 Mir Hamza Quetta Gladiators Silver
    55 Hassan Khan Quetta Gladiators Silver
    56 Saud Shakeel Quetta Gladiators Silver
    57 Mohammad Azam Khan (Supplementary) Quetta Gladiators Emerging
    58 Faraz Ahmad Khan (Supplementary) Quetta Gladiators Silver
    59 Mohammad Junaid (Supplementary) Quetta Gladiators Emerging
    60 Wahab Riaz Peshawar Zalmi Platinum
    61 Mohammad Hafeez Peshawar Zalmi Platinum
    62 Kamran Akmal Peshawar Zalmi Platinum
    63 Hasan Ali Peshawar Zalmi Platinum
    64 Umaid Asif Peshawar Zalmi Silver
    65 Hammad Azam Peshawar Zalmi Silver
    66 Mohammad Asghar Peshawar Zalmi Gold
    67 Harris Sohail Peshawar Zalmi Gold
    68 Saad Nasim Peshawar Zalmi Silver
    69 Taimoor Sultan Peshawar Zalmi Silver
    70 Sameen Gul Peshawar Zalmi Emerging
    71 Ibtisam Sheikh Peshawar Zalmi Emerging
    72 Khalid Usman (Supplementary) Peshawar Zalmi Silver
    73 Mohammad Arif (Supplementary) Peshawar Zalmi Emerging
    74 Khushdil Shah Peshawar Zalmi Silver
    75 Umar Akmal Lahore Qalandars Gold
    76 Fakhar Zaman Lahore Qalandars Platinum
    77 Bilal Asif Lahore Qalandars Gold
    78 Yasir Shah Lahore Qalandars Diamond
    79 Sohail Khan Lahore Qalandars Gold
    80 Raza Hassan Lahore Qalandars Silver
    81 Sohail Akhtar Lahore Qalandars Silver
    82 Aamir Yamin Lahore Qalandars Gold
    83 Bilawal Bhatti Lahore Qalandars Gold
    84 Agha Salman Lahore Qalandars Silver
    85 Ghulam Mudassar Lahore Qalandars Emerging
    86 Shaheen Afridi Lahore Qalandars Gold
    87 Gulraiz Sadaf (Supplementary) Lahore Qalandars Silver
    88 Salman Irshad (Supplementary) Lahore Qalandars Silver
    89 Imran Khan Jr (Supplementary) Lahore Qalandars Silver



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    Karachi Kings should trade Mohammad Amir with Umaid Asif.

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    I hope IU can trade Iftikhar for either Khushdil Shah or Saad Ali.

    Plus Amir Yamin is getting pretty much wasted by LQ. Hardly gets a game.

    Quetta will have the biggest boots to fill this time as they will be without KP, Watto and Luke Wright(probably)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyRabbit View Post
    I hope IU can trade Iftikhar for either Khushdil Shah or Saad Ali.

    Plus Amir Yamin is getting pretty much wasted by LQ. Hardly gets a game.

    Quetta will have the biggest boots to fill this time as they will be without KP, Watto and Luke Wright(probably)
    nope, thats a serious mistake.

    Iftikhar needs to stay with us. THe guy is a big threat in domstic cricket. You give him away he performs, problems for isloo.

    Good player to keep.

    IU needs just another batting back up and a pacer. maybe trade amadd butt. rest is good

    Zafar Gohar should stay with the team


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    nope, thats a serious mistake.

    Iftikhar needs to stay with us. THe guy is a big threat in domstic cricket. You give him away he performs, problems for isloo.

    Good player to keep.

    IU needs just another batting back up and a pacer. maybe trade amadd butt. rest is good

    Zafar Gohar should stay with the team
    the thing is PSL is not your traditional domestic tournament. A lot of people watch it, and that's where Iftikhar seems to make a fool out of himself. He doesn't look like a guy who can do much on big stage. Khushdil Shah has a much higher ceiling and can be easily invested in. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyRabbit View Post
    the thing is PSL is not your traditional domestic tournament. A lot of people watch it, and that's where Iftikhar seems to make a fool out of himself. He doesn't look like a guy who can do much on big stage. Khushdil Shah has a much higher ceiling and can be easily invested in. IMO
    The sooner they get rid of Ifti the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyRabbit View Post
    the thing is PSL is not your traditional domestic tournament. A lot of people watch it, and that's where Iftikhar seems to make a fool out of himself. He doesn't look like a guy who can do much on big stage. Khushdil Shah has a much higher ceiling and can be easily invested in. IMO
    just because alot of people watch it doesn't make it not be a domestic tourny.

    Iftikhar is performing well in domestic and is great for PSL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    just because alot of people watch it doesn't make it not be a domestic tourny.

    Iftikhar is performing well in domestic and is great for PSL.
    In 3 seasons of PSL, he doesn't have a single good performance. How is he great for PSL?

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    Lahore qalandars seriously need a wicketkeeper Batsman who can provide some stability to the top order and one person who ticks that box is Rohail Nazir,he is very young and talented and he is someone who the qalandars desperately need.They should trade him with bilal asif(i dont see any role of bilal asif in the team and the spin department is already strong with yasir shah and sunil narine) .He should be a bargain if lahore qalandars manage to get him.

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    In terms of moves, Aamer Yamin should move to Multan Sultans. It is perfect for both parties as Yamin is being wasted at LQ and MS desperately needs an all-rounder. In the alternative, MS should consider signing Bilal Asif.

    LQ should sign Haris Sohail from PZ. Again, he is being wasted at PZ whereas LQ desperately need an accumulator for the middle overs. The rest of the batting can bat around him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    In terms of moves, Aamer Yamin should move to Multan Sultans. It is perfect for both parties as Yamin is being wasted at LQ and MS desperately needs an all-rounder. In the alternative, MS should consider signing Bilal Asif.

    LQ should sign Haris Sohail from PZ. Again, he is being wasted at PZ whereas LQ desperately need an accumulator for the middle overs. The rest of the batting can bat around him.
    I totally agree with this lahore qalandars really needs two batsman who can stabilize this aggresive batting line up and provide some stability in case the top order fails.

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    Guys any idea which foregin players will be available this season?

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    IU could bait Lahore Qalanders by getting Shaheen Shah Afridi from them. That guy is a talent but hes in the worst team.

    If i was at Isloo, i would had given Qalanders both Amad Butt and Waqas Masood for Shaheen.

    It sucks that Isloo had to give away Irfan. Great T20 bowler.
    I would even give Hussain Talat for Shaheen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    IU could bait Lahore Qalanders by getting Shaheen Shah Afridi from them. That guy is a talent but hes in the worst team.

    If i was at Isloo, i would had given Qalanders both Amad Butt and Waqas Masood for Shaheen.

    It sucks that Isloo had to give away Irfan. Great T20 bowler.
    I would even give Hussain Talat for Shaheen.
    It wont happen mate

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    I hope abd villiers doesnt end up at lahore somehow. Will be wasted there big time

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    I just noticed. Misbah's name is still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    I just noticed. Misbah's name is still there.
    I think he should be there as a mentor not as a player

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    Trade all the Pakistani players away

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    After Watching Misbah name i was shocked.................... this time my support will be with another team.
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    If Misbah wins again you'll all eat your words lol

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    Someone please give an award to the higher authorities to not select Misbah ul Haq as a player anymore. Absolute waste of a spot.

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    If psl teams want to win, they will bring in whom they like


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    No Imam ul Haq in PSL? I'm telling Inzi!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alized View Post
    No Imam ul Haq in PSL? I'm telling Inzi!!
    These are just players who played last year
    Full list of local players expected to be released next week

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    Im dead excited about this.

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    Lahore Qalandar Should Go For This Combination...............

    20 Member Squad

    Fakhar Zaman(wc)
    Sunil Narine
    Brandam Mcculam
    Umar Amin
    AB Devillier(c)
    Umar Akmal(wk)
    Hammad Azam
    Sohail Khan
    Yasir Shah
    Raza Hassan
    Mustafizur Rehman
    Sadaf Hussain
    Mohammad Abbas
    Mujib-ur-Rehman
    Imran Nazir
    Abdul Razzaq
    Lasith Malinga
    Lungi Nigidi
    Moeen Ali
    Awais Zia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan Baba View Post
    Lahore Qalandar Should Go For This Combination...............

    20 Member Squad

    Fakhar Zaman(wc)
    Sunil Narine
    Brandam Mcculam
    Umar Amin
    AB Devillier(c)
    Umar Akmal(wk)
    Hammad Azam
    Sohail Khan
    Yasir Shah
    Raza Hassan
    Mustafizur Rehman
    Sadaf Hussain
    Mohammad Abbas
    Mujib-ur-Rehman
    Imran Nazir
    Abdul Razzaq
    Lasith Malinga
    Lungi Nigidi
    Moeen Ali
    Awais Zia
    Think you’ve exceeded the overseas limit

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    Misbah in platinum

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    Good job qalandars. Narine is a good deal for all parties

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    Hassan khan will also join LQ and they will give their 2nd silver pick to QG

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    **** From PCB ****

    QUETTA GLADIATORS & LAHORE QALANDARS AGREE ON BLOCKBUSTER PSL TRADE

    Sunil Narine & Umar Akmal move to Quetta Gladiators, Rahat Ali & Hassan Khan move to Lahore Qalandars

    Lahore November 3: Spin wizard Sunil Narine and explosive middle-order batsman Umar Akmal will be moving from Lahore Qalandars to Quetta Gladiators as part of a blockbuster trade between the two Pakistan Super League sides.

    In return, pace bowler Rahat Ali and young left-arm spinner Hassan Khan have moved from Quetta Gladiators to Lahore Qalandars.

    Narine, who played two seasons for the Qalandars in 2017 and 2018, brings a wealth of experience with 299 T20 appearances and 342 wickets across different leagues and tournaments in the world.

    Umar Akmal’s move to Quetta Gladiators marks a new chapter in the talented batsman’s T20 career who will be looking to improve on his performances from last year. Akmal, 28, had an unimpressive run last year but his overall tally of 556 runs at a strike rate of 138 in 20 PSL matches brings more batting depth to the Gladiators.

    This deal will also see Lahore taking Quetta’s first round Platinum pick and Quetta getting Lahore’s Silver round pick in the second round.

    Sameen Rana, COO Lahore Qalandars:

    “On behalf of the Lahore Qalandars management and fans, we would like to thank Sunil and Umar for their services to the team. They added tremendous value to the Qalandars and I wish them well on this next chapter in their PSL careers. We are very excited to welcome Rahat Ali and Hassan Khan to the Qalandars family. Rahat showed what he is capable of with the ball in this format with his excellent bowling last year and Hassan has impressed everyone with his determination and calmness on the field.”

    Nadeem Omar, Team owner Quetta Gladiators:

    “Sunil Narine and Umar Akmal are world class additions to the Gladiators squad ahead of PSL season 4. Sunil Narine is a magician with the ball and one of the best match winners when in T20 cricket. Umar Akmal, too, remains one of the most destructive batsmen in Pakistan and he will add much needed firepower in our batting. I would also like to thank Hassan Khan and Rahat Ali for being exemplary ambassadors for Quetta Gladiators. Both these talented cricketers will always have a special place in the Gladiators family.”
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    Quetta have lost the plot. Rahat was their only pacer and signing Umar Akmal is hilarious.

    As for LQ, offloading Akmal (and to a lesser extent Narine) is smart and shows they mean business, but signing Rahat and Hassan Khan doesn't really make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post


    Quetta have lost the plot. Rahat was their only pacer and signing Umar Akmal is hilarious.

    As for LQ, offloading Akmal (and to a lesser extent Narine) is smart and shows they mean business, but signing Rahat and Hassan Khan doesn't really make sense.
    Already have Yasir and Bilal and now Hassan. They should trade or sell Bilal otherwise one of these three spinners will be wasted. But then again, they wasted Bilal most of last season

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post


    Quetta have lost the plot. Rahat was their only pacer
    Just remembered they signed Sohail Tanvir recently, so presumably they felt Rahat was surplus to requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Just remembered they signed Sohail Tanvir recently, so presumably they felt Rahat was surplus to requirements.
    So they will have Umar Gul, Sunil Narine and Sohail Tanveer as their three front line bowlers. If they retain Ben Laughlin and Shane Watson and add one decent spinner in the attack then they’ll be a team to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrez Pakistani View Post
    So they will have Umar Gul, Sunil Narine and Sohail Tanveer as their three front line bowlers. If they retain Ben Laughlin and Shane Watson and add one decent spinner in the attack then they’ll be a team to beat.
    Umar Gul was part of Multan's squad last season, not Quetta's.

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    Would also love to see Nawaz bowling from one end and Narine bowling from the other. Not coming slow.

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    i feel quetta will give proper chance to umar akmal and maybe he will do better under sarfraz captaincy

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    worst trade in the history of PSL trading a young budding cricketer for a unprofessional cricketer who has lost the plot
    what was the management thinking !!!!


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    I wonder if the likes of Moeen Ali are available. LQ should sign him and de Villiers. That will really strengthen their batting.

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    LOL. Hard to see who got the worse end of the stick. I'd probably say Quetta since LQ already have some good pacers whereas, Quetta have only Mir Hamza now and will have to deal with Akmal's attitude issues as well. I think they were desperately looking for some hard-hitting batsmen but it's still disappointing that they would rather select Umar Akmal rather than backing young talents like Saud Shakeel, Saad Ali. Hope that changes this season.

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    Umar had a terrible campaign last year but he is a much better T20 player than that.

    I think he can do well at Quetta and replicating some of his early PSL performances.

    Narine is also a good addition. Pairing him with Nawaz will make it very hard for teams to post above par scores against them.

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    Good to get rid of Umar Akmal but to let Narine go is a strange one from LQ.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Good to get rid of Umar Akmal but to let Narine go is a strange one from LQ.
    I think LQ's strategy is to bolster their Pakistani bowling contingent and to use their platinum/foreign quota to pick batsmen; this is why they have let Narine go.

    The problem is all of this will mean nothing unless they sign a local batsman who can play the accumulator role for them; someone like Haris would be perfect. Saud is another option but I think they want/need some experience.

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    So much for the talk that no Franchise will be interested in picking Umar Akmal up

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    Umar Akmal has done better this season in domestic so it doesnt surprise me that people still have faith in him.

    Also the best friends culture might benefit him making him feel part of something bigger.


    "You aren't a failure if you fail, you are a failure if you don't get up to try again" - Imran Khan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince of Pakistan View Post
    Umar Akmal has done better this season in domestic so it doesnt surprise me that people still have faith in him.

    Also the best friends culture might benefit him making him feel part of something bigger.
    It will be interesting if Sarfraz can get something out of him.

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    i think he will use him to get the maximum of the power play. i think he will open this time because they have lots of genius in their middle order already


    and honestly i feel that if he will be given proper chance under captaincy of sarfraz he will shine

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    Already have Yasir and Bilal and now Hassan. They should trade or sell Bilal otherwise one of these three spinners will be wasted. But then again, they wasted Bilal most of last season
    They even have Raza Hassan, Hasan Khan inclusion is a bit questionable when they already have a left arm spinner and a better on as well.

    #LahoreBlunders staying true to their name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Viper View Post
    It will be interesting if Sarfraz can get something out of him.

    If Sarfraz shouts at him for his laziness in field, there are high chances that PSL will get its very own version of Harbhajan vs Sreesanth's SLAPGATE chaos.

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    LQ might finish last once again. What sort of trade is to pick Rahat & leave Narine!!! Umar also is scoring quick runs this season, but cricket might not be the only reason for this. Again probably they have most of the 1st picks and I fear, again theyíll make draft blunders from the early signs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    LQ might finish last once again. What sort of trade is to pick Rahat & leave Narine!!! Umar also is scoring quick runs this season, but cricket might not be the only reason for this. Again probably they have most of the 1st picks and I fear, again theyíll make draft blunders from the early signs.
    Mr moin khan and QQ where complaining about narine chucking at some delivery in last year psl which was the reason in the end narine was warned and now they have picked him strange decision

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    Weren’t Lahore supposed to have all the first round platinum picks since they finished last in PSL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    Mr moin khan and QQ where complaining about narine chucking at some delivery in last year psl which was the reason in the end narine was warned and now they have picked him strange decision
    See post #57 for why they have let him go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    Mr moin khan and QQ where complaining about narine chucking at some delivery in last year psl which was the reason in the end narine was warned and now they have picked him strange decision
    That might justify LQs stand on Narine (though he was batting well as opener also), but letting off & picking Rahat by both parties is unexplainable. No way, Hasan Khan should have joined to LQ as well, for whom I think Afridi is still the Emerging player. Umar Akmal has made enough off field troubles to be thrown out from his home team, otherwise he isnít the only LQ player to fail there. I believe he was probably some sort of icon player there in first season - now got the Misbah treatment from Lahore. Hope LQ picks a deserving young WK - may be Ruhail is ideal now to be playing at 3 and keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    That might justify LQs stand on Narine (though he was batting well as opener also), but letting off & picking Rahat by both parties is unexplainable. No way, Hasan Khan should have joined to LQ as well, for whom I think Afridi is still the Emerging player. Umar Akmal has made enough off field troubles to be thrown out from his home team, otherwise he isn’t the only LQ player to fail there. I believe he was probably some sort of icon player there in first season - now got the Misbah treatment from Lahore. Hope LQ picks a deserving young WK - may be Ruhail is ideal now to be playing at 3 and keep.
    Ruhail is with Islamabad, I think they'll keep him. Issue with Rohail is he can't hit big, no power whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    That might justify LQs stand on Narine (though he was batting well as opener also), but letting off & picking Rahat by both parties is unexplainable. No way, Hasan Khan should have joined to LQ as well, for whom I think Afridi is still the Emerging player. Umar Akmal has made enough off field troubles to be thrown out from his home team, otherwise he isn’t the only LQ player to fail there. I believe he was probably some sort of icon player there in first season - now got the Misbah treatment from Lahore. Hope LQ picks a deserving young WK - may be Ruhail is ideal now to be playing at 3 and keep.
    afridi won,t be eligible for emerging category as he have now played international cricket he will be retain in gold or silver category .the only reason lq might have pick hasan is to fill there emerging category + there left arm spin so it make sense what they are thinking for emerging pick.the person that is ideal for lq is hafeez who can be perfect captain and can be the wise head one need for this team.rahat ali is rahat ali so no idea lq planing about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    afridi won,t be eligible for emerging category as he have now played international cricket he will be retain in gold or silver category .the only reason lq might have pick hasan is to fill there emerging category + there left arm spin so it make sense what they are thinking for emerging pick.the person that is ideal for lq is hafeez who can be perfect captain and can be the wise head one need for this team.rahat ali is rahat ali so no idea lq planing about this
    Hassan Ali played for PZ as an emerging player even after playing for Pakistan. Why change the rules now for Shaheen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrez Pakistani View Post
    Hassan Ali played for PZ as an emerging player even after playing for Pakistan. Why change the rules now for Shaheen?
    i don,t think rule have been change it is same from session one .See the op 86 number in which shaheen is placed in gold category

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    i don,t think rule have been change it is same from session one .See the op 86 number in which shaheen is placed in gold category
    Oh. Thanks for the correction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    That might justify LQs stand on Narine (though he was batting well as opener also), but letting off & picking Rahat by both parties is unexplainable. No way, Hasan Khan should have joined to LQ as well, for whom I think Afridi is still the Emerging player. Umar Akmal has made enough off field troubles to be thrown out from his home team, otherwise he isn’t the only LQ player to fail there. I believe he was probably some sort of icon player there in first season - now got the Misbah treatment from Lahore. Hope LQ picks a deserving young WK - may be Ruhail is ideal now to be playing at 3 and keep.
    Rohail was in Islamabad United last season. I highly doubt that they would release him. A trade is also unlikely because LQ already have Hassan and Shaheen, unless they are planning to release Shaheen which would be a suicide by the LQ management.

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    Smart move by Quetta.

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    Good to see them get rid of Umar Akmal but surprised to see a team go for him. As for Narine being trade off is a surprise to be honest really. Hassan Khan coming in is a good deal personally but Rahat Ali makes no sense.

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    I have the feeling that Umar Akmal would have been more suited for KK. KK has a stable top order with a relatively well settled middle order. They could’ve taken the punt on Umar Akmal without actually over depending on him in the middle. But I guess the toxicity that he brings to the team isn’t worth the hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrez Pakistani View Post
    I have the feeling that Umar Akmal would have been more suited for KK. KK has a stable top order with a relatively well settled middle order. They could’ve taken the punt on Umar Akmal without actually over depending on him in the middle. But I guess the toxicity that he brings to the team isn’t worth the hassle.
    No way Mickey Arthur would let KK sign Umar Akmal.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    No way Mickey Arthur would let KK sign Umar Akmal.
    Fair enough.

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    Umar Akmal seems to be in good form this season. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise from QG. Already a strong set up with Sarfaraz as captain.

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    Given they have signed Narine, will QG retain Chris Green?

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    Narine for Rahat is more brainless thinking by LQ. Umar Akmal isn't the worst T20 player in the world . If LQ fail this season, they can't blame Umar Akmal at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Narine for Rahat is more brainless thinking by LQ. Umar Akmal isn't the worst T20 player in the world . If LQ fail this season, they can't blame Umar Akmal at least.
    LQ needs to get rid of Aquib Javed & B Mac first. Macís leadership has lacked inspiration for the team. They probably had Paddy Upton as coach in 1st 2 seasons and replaced him with AJ, without much improvement. Mac also should be replaced by FZ - they canít go lower after enjoying 1st draft picks every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    LQ needs to get rid of Aquib Javed & B Mac first. Mac’s leadership has lacked inspiration for the team. They probably had Paddy Upton as coach in 1st 2 seasons and replaced him with AJ, without much improvement. Mac also should be replaced by FZ - they can’t go lower after enjoying 1st draft picks every year.
    B Mac’s gone. Didn’t you get the memo?

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    Lahore seriously needs better management. They have no idea what team composition is About, as we saw 5 matches lineup being changed. LQ has someone seriously bad in their management, the owner is so nice but he needs to take a stance and fire everyone in management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrez Pakistani View Post
    B Macís gone. Didnít you get the memo?
    No idea. Honestly speaking, I hardly read (even write) anything on T20. Just watch few franchise games, and may be some T20I. I kept an eye on PAK-NZ scores, didnít watch, neither comment in PP. Once the draft is done, Iíll take a look at final squads & may be write something on combinations & prospects.

    If BMac gone, itís good for LQ & PSL - too many obsolete former players were using PSL to milk easy money selling their reputation. For example, instead of Gayle, Iíll pay more for Hetmyer.

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    The trade has left me confused and slightly bewildered

    Getting rid of Umar Akmal for Hassan Khan is a great move for Lahore, but why would get rid of a talented youngster for a guy who constantly has issues with either attitude or form

    Personally I would keep Narine, but trading for a first round platinum pick is a pretty decent move. They have 2 opportunities in the very first round to pick two world class players

    Surprised Quetta got rid of Rahat Ali, despite taking quite a few wickets last year. I understand they have Tanvir now, but ideally you would play Rahat and Tanvir together and try an offload Anwar Ali. Surely he’s worth more than a silver round pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedz View Post
    The trade has left me confused and slightly bewildered

    Getting rid of Umar Akmal for Hassan Khan is a great move for Lahore, but why would get rid of a talented youngster for a guy who constantly has issues with either attitude or form

    Personally I would keep Narine, but trading for a first round platinum pick is a pretty decent move. They have 2 opportunities in the very first round to pick two world class players

    Surprised Quetta got rid of Rahat Ali, despite taking quite a few wickets last year. I understand they have Tanvir now, but ideally you would play Rahat and Tanvir together and try an offload Anwar Ali. Surely heís worth more than a silver round pick
    So here's my take on it.

    As explained earlier, I think LQ's strategy is to bolster their Pakistani bowling contingent and to use their platinum/foreign quota to pick batsmen; this is why they have let Narine go. In short, they feel more value is added by using that foreign-platinum pick on a batsman, rather than a bowler/all rounder.

    But what motivates QG to sign Umar Akmal?

    This is where is gets interesting. The first two seasons QG reached the finals but lost. The first PSL final they lost fair and square, but the PSL2 final and PSL3 knock out games were hosted in Pakistan and QG were the team hurt the most when it came to losing players for the matches in Pakistan. This particularly affected QG's batting, as most their foreign picks were batsmen (KP, Shane Watson etc). They also wisely released Ahmed Shahzad but didn't bother replacing him so their batting reserves weren't great for PSL3; the fact they played Asad Shafiq and Umar Amin throughout the tournament demonstrated that.

    In a roundabout way, the two teams have now taken opposite approaches; LQ want most of their platinum-foreign picks to be batsmen, whilst QG (once bitten, twice shy as it were) don't want to put their eggs in one basket- they would much rather have a more "balanced" squad with their "home" players forming the core of the team (in both bowling and batting) with the foreign players then adding value on top of that (kind of like IU lite). QG signing Narine is a good move but it has to be seen in the context of this new strategy; if QG want to reduce the number of foreign batsmen they pick they will invariably need to increase the number of foreign bowlers/bowling all rounders they pick (in order to meet the quotas). The same goes for QG releasing Rahat; they have already signed Sohail Tanvir (domestic pick) and if their strategy is to have more foreign bowlers then someone had to make way.

    So why have the different approaches? Well, all of this boils down to the two sides having different motivations. Given their abject failure in the last three seasons, LQ are desperate to reach the play offs this season. What happens after that will happen. Even if they get knocked out immediately in the play offs (which is likely given they are likely to lose some of their foreign players for the Pakistan matches) they will view PSL4 as a win.

    QG on the other hand, are sick of being the perenial runner ups; they want to build a team that can go the distance. (What may have been lost on QG is they have actually regressed over the three seasons but that is another story.) With the exception of PSL1, they clearly feel the reason they keep falling short is because they are the team hurt most by the loss of their foreign players. This season they have finally decided to do something about that and that has involved strengthening their domestic bench.

    All of that is well and good in principle, but serious questions have to be asked about the implementation of their respective strategies:

    QG

    i. Was Umar Akmal seriously the best QG could do? It's all well and good strengthening your domestic batting reserves but there are better, safer picks than Umar Akmal.
    ii. Why not take a more balanced approach and also sign foreign batsmen who are willing to tour Pakistan (like most the other franchises did)?
    iii. Was it really necessary for QG to release their highest wicket taker to make this deal happen (why not just release Anwar Ali when the time came!)

    LQ

    i. Did LQ really need to sign Rahat Ali? He bowled well last PSL but there are better options out there and getting QG's platinum pick was enough IMO.
    ii. Is LQ actually planning on fixing its biggest problem? They still need to sign a local batsman who can play the accumulator role for them; someone like Haris would be perfect. If anything it was their over-reliance on foreign batsmen (who didn't fire/were injured) which hurt them last PSL.

    All in all, regardless of what you think of their competing strategies, when it comes to the implementation LQ win in this deal; they have gained two solid domestic bowlers and more importantly have removed Umar Akmal off their books. Sunil Narine will clearly add value to QG, but presumably this means Chris Green will be released. More to the point QG seemed to have rushed into making this deal happen, rather than scouting the domestic scene for batsmen/considered signing foreign batsmen who are willing to tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    So here's my take on it.

    As explained earlier, I think LQ's strategy is to bolster their Pakistani bowling contingent and to use their platinum/foreign quota to pick batsmen; this is why they have let Narine go. In short, they feel more value is added by using that foreign-platinum pick on a batsman, rather than a bowler/all rounder.

    But what motivates QG to sign Umar Akmal?

    This is where is gets interesting. The first two seasons QG reached the finals but lost. The first PSL final they lost fair and square, but the PSL2 final and PSL3 knock out games were hosted in Pakistan and QG were the team hurt the most when it came to losing players for the matches in Pakistan. This particularly affected QG's batting, as most their foreign picks were batsmen (KP, Shane Watson etc). They also wisely released Ahmed Shahzad but didn't bother replacing him so their batting reserves weren't great for PSL3; the fact they played Asad Shafiq and Umar Amin throughout the tournament demonstrated that.

    In a roundabout way, the two teams have now taken opposite approaches; LQ want most of their platinum-foreign picks to be batsmen, whilst QG (once bitten, twice shy as it were) don't want to put their eggs in one basket- they would much rather have a more "balanced" squad with their "home" players forming the core of the team (in both bowling and batting) with the foreign players then adding value on top of that (kind of like IU lite). QG signing Narine is a good move but it has to be seen in the context of this new strategy; if QG want to reduce the number of foreign batsmen they pick they will invariably need to increase the number of foreign bowlers/bowling all rounders they pick (in order to meet the quotas). The same goes for QG releasing Rahat; they have already signed Sohail Tanvir (domestic pick) and if their strategy is to have more foreign bowlers then someone had to make way.

    So why have the different approaches? Well, all of this boils down to the two sides having different motivations. Given their abject failure in the last three seasons, LQ are desperate to reach the play offs this season. What happens after that will happen. Even if they get knocked out immediately in the play offs (which is likely given they are likely to lose some of their foreign players for the Pakistan matches) they will view PSL4 as a win.

    QG on the other hand, are sick of being the perenial runner ups; they want to build a team that can go the distance. (What may have been lost on QG is they have actually regressed over the three seasons but that is another story.) With the exception of PSL1, they clearly feel the reason they keep falling short is because they are the team hurt most by the loss of their foreign players. This season they have finally decided to do something about that and that has involved strengthening their domestic bench.

    All of that is well and good in principle, but serious questions have to be asked about the implementation of their respective strategies:

    QG

    i. Was Umar Akmal seriously the best QG could do? It's all well and good strengthening your domestic batting reserves but there are better, safer picks than Umar Akmal.
    ii. Why not take a more balanced approach and also sign foreign batsmen who are willing to tour Pakistan (like most the other franchises did)?
    iii. Was it really necessary for QG to release their highest wicket taker to make this deal happen (why not just release Anwar Ali when the time came!)

    LQ

    i. Did LQ really need to sign Rahat Ali? He bowled well last PSL but there are better options out there and getting QG's platinum pick was enough IMO.
    ii. Is LQ actually planning on fixing its biggest problem? They still need to sign a local batsman who can play the accumulator role for them; someone like Haris would be perfect. If anything it was their over-reliance on foreign batsmen (who didn't fire/were injured) which hurt them last PSL.

    All in all, regardless of what you think of their competing strategies, when it comes to the implementation LQ win in this deal; they have gained two solid domestic bowlers and more importantly have removed Umar Akmal off their books. Sunil Narine will clearly add value to QG, but presumably this means Chris Green will be released. More to the point QG seemed to have rushed into making this deal happen, rather than scouting the domestic scene for batsmen/considered signing foreign batsmen who are willing to tour.
    Make sense. But do you think there is there any other alternative to Umar Akmal that QG could’ve picked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    So here's my take on it.

    As explained earlier, I think LQ's strategy is to bolster their Pakistani bowling contingent and to use their platinum/foreign quota to pick batsmen; this is why they have let Narine go. In short, they feel more value is added by using that foreign-platinum pick on a batsman, rather than a bowler/all rounder.

    But what motivates QG to sign Umar Akmal?

    This is where is gets interesting. The first two seasons QG reached the finals but lost. The first PSL final they lost fair and square, but the PSL2 final and PSL3 knock out games were hosted in Pakistan and QG were the team hurt the most when it came to losing players for the matches in Pakistan. This particularly affected QG's batting, as most their foreign picks were batsmen (KP, Shane Watson etc). They also wisely released Ahmed Shahzad but didn't bother replacing him so their batting reserves weren't great for PSL3; the fact they played Asad Shafiq and Umar Amin throughout the tournament demonstrated that.

    In a roundabout way, the two teams have now taken opposite approaches; LQ want most of their platinum-foreign picks to be batsmen, whilst QG (once bitten, twice shy as it were) don't want to put their eggs in one basket- they would much rather have a more "balanced" squad with their "home" players forming the core of the team (in both bowling and batting) with the foreign players then adding value on top of that (kind of like IU lite). QG signing Narine is a good move but it has to be seen in the context of this new strategy; if QG want to reduce the number of foreign batsmen they pick they will invariably need to increase the number of foreign bowlers/bowling all rounders they pick (in order to meet the quotas). The same goes for QG releasing Rahat; they have already signed Sohail Tanvir (domestic pick) and if their strategy is to have more foreign bowlers then someone had to make way.

    So why have the different approaches? Well, all of this boils down to the two sides having different motivations. Given their abject failure in the last three seasons, LQ are desperate to reach the play offs this season. What happens after that will happen. Even if they get knocked out immediately in the play offs (which is likely given they are likely to lose some of their foreign players for the Pakistan matches) they will view PSL4 as a win.

    QG on the other hand, are sick of being the perenial runner ups; they want to build a team that can go the distance. (What may have been lost on QG is they have actually regressed over the three seasons but that is another story.) With the exception of PSL1, they clearly feel the reason they keep falling short is because they are the team hurt most by the loss of their foreign players. This season they have finally decided to do something about that and that has involved strengthening their domestic bench.

    All of that is well and good in principle, but serious questions have to be asked about the implementation of their respective strategies:

    QG

    i. Was Umar Akmal seriously the best QG could do? It's all well and good strengthening your domestic batting reserves but there are better, safer picks than Umar Akmal.
    ii. Why not take a more balanced approach and also sign foreign batsmen who are willing to tour Pakistan (like most the other franchises did)?
    iii. Was it really necessary for QG to release their highest wicket taker to make this deal happen (why not just release Anwar Ali when the time came!)

    LQ

    i. Did LQ really need to sign Rahat Ali? He bowled well last PSL but there are better options out there and getting QG's platinum pick was enough IMO.
    ii. Is LQ actually planning on fixing its biggest problem? They still need to sign a local batsman who can play the accumulator role for them; someone like Haris would be perfect. If anything it was their over-reliance on foreign batsmen (who didn't fire/were injured) which hurt them last PSL.

    All in all, regardless of what you think of their competing strategies, when it comes to the implementation LQ win in this deal; they have gained two solid domestic bowlers and more importantly have removed Umar Akmal off their books. Sunil Narine will clearly add value to QG, but presumably this means Chris Green will be released. More to the point QG seemed to have rushed into making this deal happen, rather than scouting the domestic scene for batsmen/considered signing foreign batsmen who are willing to tour.
    Make sense. But do you think there is there any other alternative to Umar Akmal that QG couldíve picked?

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    Make sense. But do you think there is there any other alternative to Umar Akmal that QG could’ve picked?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Yes.
    ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    So here's my take on it.

    As explained earlier, I think LQ's strategy is to bolster their Pakistani bowling contingent and to use their platinum/foreign quota to pick batsmen; this is why they have let Narine go. In short, they feel more value is added by using that foreign-platinum pick on a batsman, rather than a bowler/all rounder.

    But what motivates QG to sign Umar Akmal?

    This is where is gets interesting. The first two seasons QG reached the finals but lost. The first PSL final they lost fair and square, but the PSL2 final and PSL3 knock out games were hosted in Pakistan and QG were the team hurt the most when it came to losing players for the matches in Pakistan. This particularly affected QG's batting, as most their foreign picks were batsmen (KP, Shane Watson etc). They also wisely released Ahmed Shahzad but didn't bother replacing him so their batting reserves weren't great for PSL3; the fact they played Asad Shafiq and Umar Amin throughout the tournament demonstrated that.

    In a roundabout way, the two teams have now taken opposite approaches; LQ want most of their platinum-foreign picks to be batsmen, whilst QG (once bitten, twice shy as it were) don't want to put their eggs in one basket- they would much rather have a more "balanced" squad with their "home" players forming the core of the team (in both bowling and batting) with the foreign players then adding value on top of that (kind of like IU lite). QG signing Narine is a good move but it has to be seen in the context of this new strategy; if QG want to reduce the number of foreign batsmen they pick they will invariably need to increase the number of foreign bowlers/bowling all rounders they pick (in order to meet the quotas). The same goes for QG releasing Rahat; they have already signed Sohail Tanvir (domestic pick) and if their strategy is to have more foreign bowlers then someone had to make way.

    So why have the different approaches? Well, all of this boils down to the two sides having different motivations. Given their abject failure in the last three seasons, LQ are desperate to reach the play offs this season. What happens after that will happen. Even if they get knocked out immediately in the play offs (which is likely given they are likely to lose some of their foreign players for the Pakistan matches) they will view PSL4 as a win.

    QG on the other hand, are sick of being the perenial runner ups; they want to build a team that can go the distance. (What may have been lost on QG is they have actually regressed over the three seasons but that is another story.) With the exception of PSL1, they clearly feel the reason they keep falling short is because they are the team hurt most by the loss of their foreign players. This season they have finally decided to do something about that and that has involved strengthening their domestic bench.

    All of that is well and good in principle, but serious questions have to be asked about the implementation of their respective strategies:

    QG

    i. Was Umar Akmal seriously the best QG could do? It's all well and good strengthening your domestic batting reserves but there are better, safer picks than Umar Akmal.
    ii. Why not take a more balanced approach and also sign foreign batsmen who are willing to tour Pakistan (like most the other franchises did)?
    iii. Was it really necessary for QG to release their highest wicket taker to make this deal happen (why not just release Anwar Ali when the time came!)

    LQ

    i. Did LQ really need to sign Rahat Ali? He bowled well last PSL but there are better options out there and getting QG's platinum pick was enough IMO.
    ii. Is LQ actually planning on fixing its biggest problem? They still need to sign a local batsman who can play the accumulator role for them; someone like Haris would be perfect. If anything it was their over-reliance on foreign batsmen (who didn't fire/were injured) which hurt them last PSL.

    All in all, regardless of what you think of their competing strategies, when it comes to the implementation LQ win in this deal; they have gained two solid domestic bowlers and more importantly have removed Umar Akmal off their books. Sunil Narine will clearly add value to QG, but presumably this means Chris Green will be released. More to the point QG seemed to have rushed into making this deal happen, rather than scouting the domestic scene for batsmen/considered signing foreign batsmen who are willing to tour.

    Lots of valid and interesting points raised. It’s good to see teams reflecting on their strategy and looking to improve, ideally that is what all PSL teams should be doing. Apart from helping their own sides, it will increase competition in the league and also provides the opportunity of better players coming out of the PSL (with designated roles).

    For Quetta, releasing Anwar Ali would have been best, but I’m guessing his batting against PZ is why they want to keep him.
    For Lahore, a Haris sohail, Babar Azam (never gonna happen), Hafeez type Player they are desperately in search for
    Out of the lot, Haris Sohail is the easiest target, being wasted at PZ and Lahore should try and secure his services before the trade window closes.


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