Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn could make his Pakistan Super League (PSL) debut after he was snapped up in the player draft on Sunday.

This year's PSL will be staged in Karachi and Lahore behind-closed-doors from 20 February to 22 March.

Each side must have a minimum squad of 16 players and can have a maximum of 18 players with the following combination - three platinum, three diamond, three gold, five silver, two emerging and two supplementary (optional).

On match day, the playing XI must include a minimum of three foreign players and can include a maximum of four foreign players.

A supplementary player will be considered active members of the squad, and according to The Cricketer, supplementary players will have a price of $50 000 (R775 435).

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Steyn was picked as a supplementary player for the Quetta Gladiators for this year's sixth edition of the tournament.

Last week, he took to Twitter to confirm that he would not participate in this year's Indian Premier League and has not retired from international cricket.

Steyn, who retired from Test cricket in 2019, hasn't played for the Proteas since last year February despite being available for the two limited-overs formats.

The 37-year-old paceman participated in the Indian Premier League and the Lanka Premier League in the last few months.

Meanwhile, Proteas middle-order batsman David Miller is another potential PSL debutant after he was picked as a platinum player for Peshawar Zalmi.

Former Proteas all-rounder David Wiese will represent the Lahore Qalandars as a diamond selection and Paarl Rocks all-rounder Cameron Delport was snapped by the Quetta Gladiators on a silver contract.

There are four South Africans who were retained by their respective franchises ahead of next month's tournament: Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans) and Karachi Kings - Amir Yamin (gold); Arshad Iqbal (emerging); Babar Azam (platinum); Colin Ingram (platinum, traded from Islamabad United); Chadwick Walton (gold); Dan Christian (diamond); Danish Aziz (silver); Imad Wasim (diamond, successful relation request); Joe Clarke (silver); Mohammad Amir (platinum); Mohammad Nabi (diamond); Mohammad Ilyas (silver); Noor Ahmed (supplementary); Sharjeel Khan (gold), Qasim Akram (emerging); Waqas Maqsood (silver, brand ambassador); Zeeshan Malik (silver)

Peshawar Zalmi - Abrar Ahmed (emerging); Amad Butt (gold); David Miller (platinum); Haider Ali (gold); Imam-ul-Haq (silver); Kamran Akmal (diamond, successful relegation request); Liam Livingstone (gold); Mohammad Amir Khan (supplementary); Mohammad Irfan Snr; Mohammad Imran; Mohammad Imran Randhawa (all silver); Mujeeb Ur Rehman (diamond); Ravi Bopara (supplementary); Saqib Mahmood (silver); Sherfane Rutherford (diamond); Shoaib Malik (platinum); Umaid Asif (silver); Wahab Riaz (platinum)

Source: News24

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