Final squads

Quetta Gladiators

Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hasnain, Ahsan Ali, Naseem Shah, Jason Roy, Ben Cutting, Sohail Khan, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Keemo Paul, Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Ahmed

Multan Sultans

Mohammad Irfan, Shahid Afridi, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Ali Shafiq, Shan Masood, Mohammad Ilyas, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, Sohail Tanvir, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen, Rohail Nazir, Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti

Islamabad United

Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Musa Khan, Rizwan Hussain, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Rumman Raees, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Saif Badar, Rassie van der Dussen

Peshawar Zalmi

Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Imam-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Liam Dawson, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin, Amir Khan, Aamir Ali, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali Khan

Karachi Kings

Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Aamir Yamin, Usama Mir, Umer Khan, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence, Ali Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia

Lahore Qalandars

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Usman Shinwari, Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar, Salman Butt, Chris Lynn, Samit Patel, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Farzan Raja, Jaahid Ali, Mohammad Faizan, Lendl Simmons, Dilbar Hussain

Updates from the venue:

Sohail Akhtar will captain Lahore Qalandars in the upcoming season. 

Quetta Gladiators have picked Abdul Nasir while Karachi Kings have drafted in Dan Lawrence and Lahore Qalandars have gone with Farzan Raja in the Silver category.

Quetta Gladiators have snapped up England’s Tymal Mills in the Silver category. Tymal can clock 90kph with ease and is regarded as a wicket-taking option as he often outfoxes players with his searing pace and prodigious bounce. 

Jamaican all-rounder Fabian Allen has been added to Multan Sultans squad in a bid to provide balance to the side as he is tipped as a utility cricketer. 

Pakistan-born and US-based Ali Khan has been drafted by Karachi Kings in the silver category. He is good at bowling toe-crushing yorkers which could certainly help Karachi in the death overs. 

Pakistan Under-19 captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir, who is in sublime form these days, has been picked by Multan Sultans in the emerging category. 

The pugnacious Lahore born Proteas leg-spin magician Imran Tahir has been kept as a contingency plan by Multan Sultans. There is seldom a dull moment when Imran is in action.

The swashbuckling power-hitting batsman from England Liam Livingstone is picked by Peshawar Zalmi in the supplementary category.

The elegant batsman from West Indies Lendl Simmons goes to Lahore Qalandars. He was an important cog in the wheel for West Indies side that won 2016 World T20 tournament.

Aggressive opener Khurram Manzoor has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket and he would dearly like to carry his form for Quetta Gladiators who have selected him in the supplementary category. 

A closer look at the six categories:

Gold Category

Lahore Qalandars: Samit Patel 
Islamabad United: Rumman Raees 
Multan Sultans: Sohail Tanvir 
Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan 
Peshawar Zalmi: Liam Dawson 
Quetta Gladiators: Fawad Ahmed 
Karachi Kings: Cameron Delport

Diamond Category

Peshawar Zalmi: Tom Banton 
Islamabad United: Colin Munro
Karachi Kings: Chris Jordan
Quetta Gladiators: Ben Cutting
Multan Sultans: Zeeshan Ashraf 
Multan Sultans: Ravi Bopara
Peshawar Zalmi: Shoaib Malik

Platinum Category

Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy
Lahore Qalandars: Chris Lynn
Multan Sultans: Moeen Ali 
Islamabad United: Dale Steyn 
Karachi Kings: Alex Hales
Islamabad United: Colin Ingram  
Multan Sultans: Rilee Rossouw

Silver Category

Quetta Gladiators: Tymal Mills
Peshawar Zalmi: Adil Amin
Lahore Qalandars: Jaahid Ali
Multan Sultans: Fabian Allen
Karachi Kings: Ali Khan

Emerging Category

Islamabad United: Akif Javed
Karachi Kings: Arshad Iqbal
Peshawar Zalmi: Amir Khan
Quetta Gladiators: Arish Ali Khan
Multan Sultans: Rohail Nazir (Pakistan Under-19 captain)
Islamabad United: Ahmed Safi Abdullah
Lahore Qalandars: Mohammad Faizan
Quetta Gladiators: Mohammad Azam Khan 
Peshawar Zalmi: Aamir Ali

Supplementary Category

Multan Sultans: Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti
Karachi Kings: Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia
Peshawar Zalmi: Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali
Quetta Gladiators: Keemo Paul, Khurram Manzoor
Lahore Qalandars: Lendl Simmons, Dilbar Hussain
Islamabad United: Saif Badar, Rassie Van Der Dussen

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