The drafts of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) held on January 10 at High Performance Centre in Lahore. Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn and other big names were up for grabs. Each side was given a window to retain a maximum of eight players. In total, each franchise must have a minimum of 16 players and can have another two.

We take a quick look at how the teams could set their starting XI after the PSL 2021 draft.

1)     Islamabad United:


Complete squad: Alex Hales, Shadab Khan, Colin Munro, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Musa Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hasan Ali, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Reece Topley, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Chris Jordan, Akif Javed.

Potential First XI: Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Lewis Gregory, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Zafar Gohar, Musa Khan.

2)    Quetta Gladiators:


Complete squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mehmood, Anwar Ali, Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Usman Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Dale Steyn, Usman Khan.

Potential First XI: Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Cameron Delport, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahid Mehmood, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Arish Ali Khan.

3)    Peshawar Zalmi:


Complete squad: Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, David Miller, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Saqib Mahmood, Imam ul Haq, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Mohammad Irfan Snr, Ibrar Ahmed, Mohammad Imran, Ravi Bopara, Amir Khan.

Potential First XI: Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Ravi Bopara, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran.

4)    Lahore Qalandars:


Complete squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Dilbar Hussain, Sohail Akhtar, Rashid Khan, Samit Patel, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Salman Agha, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Zaid Alam, Joe Denly, Ahmad Danyal.

Potential First XI: Fakhar Zaman, Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Dilbar Hussain.

5)    Karachi Kings:


Complete squad: Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram, Noor Ahmad.

Potential First XI: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Chadwick Walton, Dan Christian, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal.

6)    Multan Sultans:


Complete squad: Shahid Afridi, Rilee Rossouw, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Khushdil Shah, James Vince, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaibullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Snr, Carlos Brathwaite.

Potential First XI: Chris Lynn, James Vince, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, Sohail Tanvir, Sohail Khan, Shahnawaz Dhani.