Most Expensive Players in PSL 2018
PSL announced Most Expensive Players in PSL 2018 Icon players are those who don’t have to go through bidding with full advantage to rule the Pakistan Super League. These icon players would get at least 15% more than the next top earner in their franchise. Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a total of five Icon players for PSL.
The PSL players in the iconic category include Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik from Pakistan, Kevin Pietersen from England, Chris Gayle from West Indies and Shane Watson from Australia. Each PSL franchise will have to pick only one icon player from the list. Islamabad United gets the favor of picking the first Icon player for their franchise followed by Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and in the last Lahore Qalandars. Draft of picking Icon players will take place on 21st and 22nd December.
Though there is no official announcement Misbah & Younis were both left out for making into Icon Players list of PSL t20. Younis Khan is the only player who led Pakistan team victorious in 2009 Icc World T20 Cup. It is no surprise that Misbah is not included in Icon Players list as he has already been retired from Pakistan National T20 squad. On a side note, Watson has also taken retirement from Australian T20 team but he has been added. Meanwhile, there is not even an official statement has been given in the favor of other players inclusion in Icon Players list of PSL but both have expressed shockingly on the decision of PCB. Misbah and Younis will be demoted in the Platinum players category automatically.
25 players in the Platinum category will be receiving the amount of $140,000. The second category is Diamond with an amount of $70,000, third with Gold $50,000, then Silver $25,000 and last but not least Emerging $10,000.
Chris Gayle is one of the two most anticipated players in Pakistan Super League. Ever since he hinted to be a part of PSL, cricket fans are waiting to see him in action. Lahore Qalandars was fortunate enough to select him in their team. He will also be the captain of Lahore Qalandars. The Lahore’s Icon player is also valued at USD 190,000
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Shoaib Malik for Plays for Sialkot Stallions in Haier T20 Cup since many years will be playing in HBL PSL for Karachi Kings. He was chosen as Icon Players by Karachi Kings. Shoaib Malik is also placed in a Platinum category and will receive USD 180,000.
He is the most senior players in Pakistan team nowadays we will be glad to see him on field