Pakistan Super League, Day 1: Younis Khan unsold as Misbah ul-Haq picked by Islamabad United
Explosive West Indian batsman Chirs Gayle will play for Lahore Qalandars.
New Delhi: Veteran Pakistani cricketer Younis Khan, who led the national team to its only World T20 title in 2009, on Monday remained unsold on the first day of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Players' Draft.
However, Islamabad United included Pakistan Test skipper Misbah ul-Haq in their franchise.
The 41-year-old will also lead the side in the inaugural edition of the PSL, scheduled to be held in Dubai and Sharjah from February 4.
Pakistan's T20 skipper and big-hitter of the cricket ball Shahid Afridi was bagged by Peshawar Zalmi franchise, while Karachi Kings' roped in Shoaib Malik.
Among the international players, Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson, was picked by Islamabad United as their marquee player, while Kevin Pietersen is set to play for Quetta Gladiators.
Explosive West Indian batsman Chirs Gayle will play for Lahore Qalandars, whose head coach is Paddy Upton.
The franchise squads after first day of Players Draft:
Karachi Kings (Head coach: Mickey Arthur): Shoaib Malik, Shakib alHasan, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, Lendll Simmons, Muhammad Amir, Bilawal Bhatti, James Vince.
Peshawar Zalmi (Head coach: Mohammad Akram): Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Muhammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Jim Allenby.
Islamabad United (Head coach: Dean Jones): Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Misbahul Haq, Samuel Badree, Muhammad Irfan, Brad Haddin, Sharjeel Khan, Muhammad Sami, Khalid Latif.
Lahore Qalandars (Head coach: Paddy Upton): Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Umar Akmal, Muhammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Mustafizur Rahman, Kevon Cooper, Cameron Delport.
Quetta Gladiators (Head coach: Moin Khan): Kevin Pietersen, Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Jason Holder, Luke Wright, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Elton Chigumbura.
(With Agency inputs)