The replacement draft for the 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League was completed on April 27 – here’s the full list of new signings for the six PSL teams.
The six teams – Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators – selected players who will serve as replacements for originally listed players now unavailable for the rest of PSL 2021. The sixth edition of the tournament was suspended midway in March with players testing positive for Covid-19. The remainder of the tournament will resume on June 2, with all games scheduled to be held in Karachi.
With certain overseas players busy with international commitments and the T20 Blast specifically keeping English cricketers out, the replacement draft saw 19 players being signed up by the six PSL franchises, even as their local roster remained intact.
PSL 2021 replacement draft picks
In: Usman Khawaja, Janneman Malan
Replacing: Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory
In: Shakib Al Hasan, James Faulkner, Joe Burns, Callum Ferguson, Seekkuge Prasanna
Replacing: Rashid Khan, Joe Denly, David Wiese, Tom Abell, Samit Patel
In: Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell, Fidel Edwards
Replacing: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood
In: Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Liton Das
Replacing: Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Joe Clarke
In: Mahmudullah, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, George Linde, Obed McCoy
Replacing: Chris Lynn, James Vince, Adam Lyth, Carlos Brathwaite
In: Andre Russell
Replacing: Tom Banton
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