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Pakistan Super League first session 2016 draft was held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 21 and 22 December 2015. It was the first edition of Pakistan Super league and everyone was excited about this event. It considered the way of reopen international cricket in Pakistan because due to some unbelievable circumstances, the international cricket has been stopped in Pakistan. Well PSL chairman tried its best to play PSL 2016 final match in Lahore but he failed. He continued to try and quite successful as PSL 2017 final match played in Pakistan. Here we are talking about Pakistan Super League first season draft so I would share all the information of first PSL. It was the best league ever for Pakistan and we also got new talent from this league. Pakistan Super League value has been increasing day by day. PSL chairman said that I hope though this league we will make a best international eleven team. Well let’s take a look on PSL 2016 draft.
A total of 308 players and 30 coaches were included in Pakistan Super League including both Pakistani and Foreign players and coaches. All the players were divided into five different categories on the base of their value. These categories showed their value in PSL matches. These categories were Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging. All the players earn on the base of their categories. Each team allowed to pick only one icon (icon is a special player) and six foreign players in its 20-man squad. Each team has to show 20-man squad. Sixteen players must be active at the time of showing its team squad to PSL chairman. Here is complete list of per country players. You can check either how much players were included in PSL from which country. Let’s take a look on players per country in PSL 2016 table. 


Country No. of Players Country No. of Players Country No. of Players
Pakistan 137 England 59 West Indies 38
Sri Lanka 22 Australia 10 Bangladesh 10
South Africa 7 Zimbabwe 6 New Zealand 5
Ireland 4 Afghanistan 3 Canada 2
Scotland 2 United States 2 UAE 1
As I informed you that all the players were divided into different categories. So I collected the complete information about it. Now I would like to share with you the complete information that how many countries were included in which categories. But first I would like to inform you that there were only five players included in icon category. Shahid Khan Afridi was the first player to be picked in PSL draft and Shane Watson was the first foreign player to be picked in PSL draft 2016. Let’s take a look on players picked information.



Players Name Country Players Name Country
Shahid Khan Afridi Pakistan Chris Gayle West Indies
Shoaib Malik Pakistan Kevin Pietersen England
Shane Watson Australia


Players Name Country Players Name Country
Sohail Tanvir Pakistan Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan
Umar Akmal Pakistan Dwayne Smith West Indies
Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan Darren Sammy West Indies
Wahab Riaz Pakistan Andre Russell West Indies
Ahmed Shehzad Pakistan Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh


Players Name Country Players Name Country
Anwar Ali Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan
Kamran Akmal Pakistan Lendl Simmons West Indies
Mohammad Irfan Pakistan Samuel Badree West Indies
Sohaib Maqsood Pakistan Ravi Bopara England
Muhammad Rizwan Pakistan Luke Wright England
Immad Wasim Pakistan Brad Haddin Australia


Players Name Country Players Name Country
Khalid Latif Pakistan Muhammad Amir Pakistan
Bilawal Bhatti Pakistan James Vince England
Junaid Khan Pakistan Cameron Delport South Africa
Mohammad Sami Pakistan James Allenby Australia
Umar Gul Pakistan Elton Chigumbura Zimbabwe
Sharjeel Khan Pakistan Kevon Cooper West Indies
Zulfiqar Babar Pakistan Tamin Iqbal Bangladesh


Players Name Country Players Name Country
Azhar Ali Pakistan Hammad Azam Pakistan
Asad Shafiq Pakistan Nauman Anwar Pakistan
Sohail Khan Pakistan Imran Khalid Pakistan
Abdul Rehman Pakistan Zafar Gohar Pakistan
Usama Mir Pakistan Bilal Asif Pakistan
Shahid Yousuf Pakistan Aamir Yamin Pakistan
Umar Amin Pakistan Iftikhar Ahmed Pakistan
Saad Nasim Pakistan Babar Azam Pakistan
Zohaib Khan Pakistan Mushfiqur Rahim Pakistan
Imran Khan Jr Pakistan Dawid Malan England
Kamran Ghulam Pakistan Sam Billings England
Mohammad Nawaz Pakistan Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan
Zia ul Haq Pakistan


Players Name Country Players Name Country
Bismillah Khan Pakistan Naved Yasin Pakistan
Hasan Ali Pakistan Akbar-ur-Rehman Pakistan
Saifullah Bangash Pakistan Musadiq Ahmed Pakistan
Amad Butt Pakistan Mir Hamza Pakistan
Adnan Rasool Pakistan Rumman Raees Pakistan
Here is information of those players who were picked by different teams but they didn’t play even a single match in PSL 2016. There are still in contract with their teams but their contract will only start when they will join their team. All these players who were absent from PSL 2016, they can join their team in next season. If we talk about PSL 2016 then all these players were absent. I am sharing these players’ names with you. Let’s take a look on those players who were absent.


Players name Country Players Name Country
Abdul Razzaq Pakistan Fawad Alam Pakistan
Mukhtar Ahmed Pakistan Ashar Zaidi Pakistan
Israrullah Pakistan Saeed Ajmal Pakistan
Taj Wali Pakistan Ehsan Adil Pakistan
Rameez Raja Jr Pakistan TM Dilshan Sri Lanka
Aizaz Cheema Pakistan Brad Hodge Australia
Shahzaib Hasan Pakistan Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka
There were five franchise included in PSL 2016. Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi. Here I collected these teams’ management and staff record. Here is the complete information about PSL 2016 team’s management and staff. This is a list of coaches and other people who supported these five teams in PSL 2016.



  • Wasim Akram (Director and Bowling Coach)
  • Tauseef Ahmed (Assistant Coach)
  • Dean Jones (Head Coach)
  • Darren Berry (Fielding Coach)


  • Mickey Arthur (Head Coach)
  • Abdul Majeed (Fielding Coach)
  • Mushtaq Ahmed (Bowling Coach)
  • Muhammad Asim (Analyst)
  • Asad Ali (Physio)


  • Mohammad Akram (Head Coach)
  • Adbul Rehman (Manager)
  • Andy Flower (Batting Coach)
  • Grant Luden (Fielding and Fitness Coach)
  • Ibrahim Qureshi (Assistant Trainer)
  • Bradly Lan Robinson (Physiotherapists)
  • Usman Hashmi (Analyst)


  • Rana Atif (CEO)
  • Rana Sabeen (Manager)
  • Aqib Javed (Director)
  • Paddy Upton (Head Coach)
  • Ijaz Ahmed (Batting Coach)
  • Shahid Aslam (assistant Coach)
  • Mudassar Nazar (Advisor)


  • Moin Khan (Head Coach)
  • Viv Richard (Mentor)
  • Ian Pont (Bowling Coach)
  • Julien Fountain (Fielding Coach)
It was the draft information of PSL 2016 edition. You can also check PSL 2017 draft information and also any other information about PSL. My first aim is to share the complete information of PSL to all of you. You can check complete information of previous two PSL tournaments. You can check any kind of information of PSL on this site. Now PSL third season is going to start so you can also get all the latest information about PSL 2018. Keep visiting on our website and get all the latest information about PSL.

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