PSL 8 : Looking forward to seeing you in Pakistan,’ David Miller enthuses for PSL

South African batsman David Miller says he is excited to be a part of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). On Friday, the PSL’s Twitter account released a video statement from David Miller, in which he said, ‘I just wanted to let you guys know that I am very excited to be a part of the PSL starting in February. are excited. I can’t wait to come there and meet you all in Pakistan,” he added. David Miller called the PSL ‘one of the best leagues in the world. The South African batsman will be a part of Multan Sultans this time.

The draft of players for the eighth edition of PSL was held on Thursday in the coastal city of Karachi, in which six teams selected 61 domestic and foreign players. More than 500 foreign players and more than 450 Pakistani players were included in the players’ draft. In the first pick of the PSL draft, Lahore Qalandars took Fakhar Zaman in the platinum category while Quetta Gladiators bought Sri Lanka’s star T20 player Vinandu Hasaranga in the platinum category. Multan Sultans wanted to take Naseem Shah in the platinum category but Quetta Gladiators refused to give him Multan Sultans took David Miller of South Africa. Karachi Kings made up for the lack of a wicketkeeper by adding Australia’s Matthew Wade while Islamabad United added star English player Alex Hales to their team in the first pick.

Peshawar Zalmi has bagged Sri Lankan batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the platinum category and West Indian player Rowman Powell in the second platinum category. In the second platinum category, Karachi Kings have added Imran Tahir of South Africa and Multan Sultans have added Josh Little of Ireland to their respective teams. Islamabad United has made Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah a part of the squad in the second platinum category pick.

What was the pick of the teams in the diamond category?

In the first pick of PSL’s diamond category, Islamabad United has drafted Afghanistan’s Fazlul Haq Farooqui into the team. Peshawar Zalmi also picked Afghan player Mujeebur Rehman in the Diamond One category, while defending champions Lahore Qalandars picked all-rounder Hussain Talat using a wild card in the Diamond Pick. Quetta Gladiators have picked West Indian player Odin Smith in the Diamond One pick. Karachi Kings bought English batsman James Vince into the team in the first pick of the diamond category, while in the second pick of the diamond category, England’s James Fuller has also been taken into the team.

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Which players did the teams take in the gold category?

In the first pick of the gold category of PSL, Peshawar Zalmi bought Pakistani players, Danish Aziz and Arshad Iqbal, Quetta Gladiators bought Pakistani batsman Ehsan Ali, Lahore Qalandars bought Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza. Lahore Qalandars have taken English player Lyme Dawson in the second pick of the gold category, Multan Sultans have taken Aqeel Hussain of West Indies in the first pick of the gold category, while Karachi Kings have taken Australia’s fast bowler Andrew Tye.

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Players joining teams in the Emerging category

Karachi Kings got Irfan Khan Niazi, Islamabad United got Zeeshan Zameer, Hasan Nawaz, and Peshawar Zalmi got Sufian Moqim and Haseebullah Khan in their pick in the emerging category. Quetta Gladiators added Abdulwahid Bengalzai and Amil Khan while Lahore Qalandars added Ashweez Irfan to the team. In the supplementary round, Peshawar Zalmi bought New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Nesham, Multan Sultans bought English spinners, Adil Rashid and Arafat Minhas, while Quetta Gladiators bought Martin Guptill.

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