As the season 3 of Pakistan Super League nears, every team in the league has started picking players in the pre-draft of PSL.
The newest team in the PSL, Multan Sultans have also announced their first 9 picks for the next season of the highly successful PSL.
For starters, overseas players Kieron Pollard and Kumar Sangakkara have been signed by Multan Sultans. According to the team press release, Kumar Sangakkara will also be mentoring the team in the 2018 edition of PSL.
From the Pakistani side, Multan has picked former team skipper Shoaib Malik and all-rounder Sohail Tanvir. Previously, Shoaib Malik was an integral part of Karachi Kings until his association with the franchise came to an end last week.
Multan Sultans full 9 picks
Other players picked by Multan Sultans include:
- Irfan Khan
- Mohammad Irfan
- Junaid Khan
- Shoaib Maqsood
- Kashif Bhatti
- Shoaib Malik
- Kieron Pollard
- Kumar Sangakkara
- Sohail Tanvir
These players are picked as part of the pre-draft. The rest of the players will be picked during the main draft which will be held in the coming few weeks.
Do you think the combination of these players will give Multan Sultans an edge over the rest of the franchises in the PSL? Keep in mind Multan Sultans is playing for the first time in the league. But with Wasim Akram being the director of cricket for the team and Tom Moody as the coach, they are definitely looking strong.