Shan Masood, Seven Others Picked As Part Of PSL

Test cricketer Shan Masood headlined a list of eight players picked by Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises as part of the 2018 PSL expansion draft.

Masood, a left-handed opening batsman with 12 Tests under his belt, was selected by expansion team Multan Sultans as a Silver category pick.

Shan Masood

But Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars were the most active of the six franchises, each adding two new faces to their roster, with the Kings choosing Mohammad Taha (Emerging) and Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro (Talent Hunt), and the Qalandars opting for Imran Khan Junior (Silver) and Salman Irshad (Talent Hunt).

Meanwhile, Islamabad United signed Rohail Nazir (Emerging), Quetta Gladiators picked Mohammad Junaid (Talent Hunt) and Peshawar Zalmi inducted Khushdil Shah (Emerging) into their squad.

The expansion draft pool contained players who had gone unpicked during the main draft, those discovered through scouting and talent hunt programmers as well as those who impressed during last month’s National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi.

While every franchise picked a player each, Karachi and Lahore were allowed an extra player as their talent programmers had not concluded when the main draft took place in November.

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