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Younis remains unpicked as PSL draft ends

Younis on top five in Test rankings

Former Twenty20 captain Younis Khan remained unsold as the Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft concluded on Tuesday with Abdul Razzaq and Saeed Ajmal the most notable last-minute inclusions.It is worth noting that Pakistan’s only World T20 title came under Younis’ leadership in 2009 and the 38-year-old had expressed a desire to feature in the PSL in a similar role.His omission is likely to create another storm just weeks after the prolific batsman ended his ODI career amid much drama at the start of the England series.

Veteran all-rounder Razzaq and spin wizard Ajmal were, however, picked by Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United, respectively, at the very end of the draft process as franchises opted for younger talent in the initial rounds.

On Monday, Pakistan’s T20 skipper Shahid Afridi became the first pick of the PSL after Peshawar Zalmi signed up the flamboyant all-rounder to play for its franchise.

With 308 cricketers on board, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) kicked off players’ drafting for ‘Platinum’, ‘Diamond’ and ‘Gold’ categories yesterday while players belonging to the ‘Silver’ and ‘Emerging’ categories were inducted into the league’s five franchises today.

What we know so far
Islamabad United

Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan, Platinum)
Andre Russell (West Indies, Platinum)
Shane Watson (Australia, Platinum)
Samuel Badree (West Indies, Diamond)
Mohammad Irfan (Pakistan, Diamond)
Brad Haddin (Australia, Diamond)
Sharjeel Khan (Pakistan, Gold)
Mohammad Sami (Pakistan, Gold)
Khalid Latif (Pakistan, Gold)
Babar Azam (Pakistan, Silver)
Imran Khalid (Pakistan, Silver)
Kamran Ghulam (Pakistan, Silver)
Umar Amin (Pakistan, Silver)
Sam Billings (England, Silver)
Ruman Raees (Pakistan, Emerging)
Amad Butt (Pakistan, Emerging)
Ashar Zaidi (England, Supplementary)
Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Hussain Talat (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Umar Siddiq (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Karachi Kings

Shoaib Malik (Pakistan, Platinum)
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh, Platinum)
Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan, Platinum)
Immad Wasim (Pakistan, Diamond)
Ravi Bopara (England, Diamond)
Lendl Simmons (West Indies, Diamond)
Mohammad Amir (Pakistan, Gold)
Bilawal Bhatti (Pakistan, Gold)
James Vince (England, Gold)
Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan, Silver)
Nauman Anwar (Pakistan, Silver)
Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh, Silver)
Usama Mir (Pakistan, Silver)
Sohail Khan (Pakistan, Silver)
Mir Hamza (Pakistan, Emerging)
Saifullah Bangash (Pakistan, Emerging)
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka, Supplementary)
Shahzaib Hasan (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Fawad Alam (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Lahore Qalandars

Chris Gayle (West Indies, Platinum)
Umar Akmal (Pakistan, Platinum)
Dwayne Bravo (West Indies, Platinum)
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan, Diamond)
Yasir Shah (Pakistan, Diamond)
Sohaib Maqsood (Pakistan, Diamond)
Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh, Gold)
Kevon Cooper (West Indies, Gold)
Cameron Delport (South Africa, Gold)
Zafar Gohar (Pakistan, Silver)
Hammad Azam (Pakistan, Silver)
Zia-ul-Haq (Pakistan, Silver)
Zohaib Khan (Pakistan, Silver)
Azhar Ali (Pakistan, Silver)
Naved Yasin (Pakistan, Emerging)
Adnan Rasool (Pakistan, Emerging)
Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Mukhtar Ahmed (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Ehsan Adil (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Imran Butt (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Peshawar Zalmi

Shahid Afridi (Pakistan, Platinum)
Wahab Riaz (Pakistan, Platinum)
Darren Sammy (West Indies, Platinum)
Kamran Akmal (Pakistan, Diamond)
Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan, Diamond)
Chris Jordan (England, Diamond)
Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh, Gold)
Junaid Khan (Pakistan, Gold)
James Allenby (Australia, Gold)
Aamir Yamin (Pakistan, Silver)
Dawid Malan (England, Silver)
Imran Khan Jr. (Pakistan, Silver)
Shahid Yousuf (Pakistan, Silver)
Abdur Rehman (Pakistan, Silver)
Musaddiq Ahmed Ali (Pakistan, Emerging)
Hasan Ali (Pakistan, Emerging)
Mohammad Asghar (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Brad Hodge (Australia, Supplementary)
Israrullah (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Taj Wali (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Quetta Gladiators

Kevin Pietersen (England, Platinum)
Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan, Platinum)
Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan, Platinum)
Anwar Ali (Pakistan, Diamond)
Jason Holder (West Indies, Diamond)
Luke Wright (England, Diamond)
Zulfiqar Babar (Pakistan, Gold)
Umar Gul (Pakistan, Gold)
Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe, Gold)
Bilal Asif (Pakistan, Silver)
Asad Shafiq (Pakistan, Silver)
Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan, Silver)
Saad Nasim (Pakistan, Silver)
Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan, Silver)
Akbar-ur-Rehman (Pakistan, Emerging)
Bismillah Khan (Pakistan, Emerging)
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka, Supplementary)
Aizaz Cheema (Pakistan, Supplementary)
Ramiz Raja Jr. (Pakistan, Supplementary)

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