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Pakistan Junior League 2022 squad: Full team lists for each PJL 2022 side

Pakistan Junior League 2022 Schedule: Full List Of Fixtures And Match Timings For PJL 2022
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Pakistan Junior League 2022 will begin on October 6 – here is the full squad list for each team in PJL 2022.

The inaugural edition of the Pakistan Junior League will get underway on October 6. The tournament will feature six teams – the Bahawalpur Royals, the Mardan Warriors, the Gujranwala Giants, the Gwadar Sharks, the Hyderabad Hunters, and the Rawalpindi Raiders. While the cricketers are all teenagers, the teams have been assigned former and current international cricketers like Viv Richards, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Imran Tahir, Daren Sammy, and Colin Munro as mentors, as well as seasoned coaches.

In the drafts, the cricketers had been classified into three categories – Elite, Premier, and X-factor. While the squads feature mostly Pakistani Under-19 cricketers, there are overseas recruitments as well, from England, South Africa, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Scotland, the USA, Nepal, and Belgium.


The six teams will play in a round-robin league, followed by four Playoff matches. The entire tournament will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, between October 6 and 21, 2022.

Pakistan Junior League 2022 squad: Full team lists for each PJL 2022 side

Bahawalpur Royals

Elite: Obaid Shahid (c), Arham Nawab (vc), Nathan Edwards (West Indies), Sajjad Ali. Premier: Ali Razzaq, Basit Ali, Mohammad Zeeshan, Nangeyalia Kharotai (Afghanistan). X-factor: Ahmed Hussain, Farhan Yousaf, Gabriel Gallman-Findlay (Scotland), Johan Mahne (South Africa), Mohammad Danish, Mohammad Tayyab Arif, Shahwaiz Irfan. Support staff: Imran Tahir (mentor), Gordon Parsons (head coach), Imran Farhat (batting coach)

Gujranwala Giants

Elite: Uzair Mumtaz (c), Ali Asfand, Azan Awais, Tom Aspinwall (England). Premier: Ariful Islam (Bangladesh), Hasnain Majid, Mohammad Ibtisam, Mohammad Shan, Shevon Daniel (Sri Lanka). X-factor: Hamza Nawaz, Hasan Ali Jr, Matthew Tromp (USA), Mohammad Aqib Asghar, Mohammad Waqas, Saqlain Nawaz. Support staff: Shoaib Malik (mentor), Ijaz Ahmed Sr (head coach), Aizaz Cheema (bowling coach)

Gwadar Sharks

Elite: Mohammad Ismail (vc), Danial Ibrahim (England), Haseeb Nazim, Joseph Eckland (England). Premier: Shamyl Hussain (c), Arafat Minhas, Luc Martin Benkenstein (England), Mohammad Shoaib, Saad Masood. X-factor: Adnan Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Kushal Malla (Nepal), Mohammad AbuBakar, Momin Qamar, Muhammad Zulkifal. Support staff: Viv Richards (mentor), Mushtaq Ahmed (head coach), Kamran Khan (batting coach)

Hyderabad Hunters

Elite: Saad Baig (c), Afaq Khan, Aftab Ibrahim, Isai Thorne (West Indies). Premier: Arbaz Khan, Haseeb-ur-Rehman, James Ross Wood (England), Muneeb Wasif. X-factor: Ali Naseer (UAE), Fahad Amin, Hassan Iqbal, Ibrahim Masood (Afghanistan), Moeez Rana, Mohammad Zubair Jr, Salman Ahmed. Support staff: Daren Sammy (mentor), Abdul Razzaq (head coach), Ghulam Ali (batting coach)

Mardan Warriors

Elite: Abbas Ali (c), Abidullah, Archie Lenham (England), George Thomas (England). Premier: Daud Nazar, Haseeb Khan, Mohammad Farooq, Muhammad Nabeel, Olly Cox (England). X-factor: Aimal Khan, Burhan Niaz (Belgium), Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Khan, Syed Tayyab Hussain, Zohaib Khan Shanzaib. Support staff: Shahid Afridi (mentor), Abdur Rehman (head coach), Mohammad Sami (bowling coach)

Rawalpindi Raiders

Elite: Habibullah (c), Afnan Khan, Ali Ishaq, Hassan Eisakhil (Afghanistan). Premier: Ali Raza, Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar (Afghanistan), Amir Hassan, Aseer Mughal, Kai Smith (England). X-factor: Charlie Tear (Scotland), Haroon Arshad, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Usman Khan, Wahaj Riaz, Ziaullah. Support staff: Colin Munro (mentor), Toby Radford (head coach), Mohammad Masroor (batting coach)

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