PCB reveals foreign players for PSL final

Published: March 3, 2017
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DUBAI: The decision by Quetta Gladiators’ biggest foreign names — Rilee Rossouw, Kevin Peitersen, Tymal Mills and Luke Wright — to opt out of the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore left many wondering whether Sarfraz Ahmed will lead a side of all-Pakistani players or whether the quartet will be replaced by other international names.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), however, insisted that both finalists will feature international players at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

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It now seems they have delivered on their promise as the three remaining PSL teams — Quetta, Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi — have selected five players apiece to play in the showdown.

These are some of the players who have been picked

Anamul Haque — Bangladesh

Elton Chigumbura — Zimbabwe

Peter David Tergo — England

Rayad Emrit — West Indies

Graeme Cremer  — Zimbabwe

Craig Ervine — Zimbabwe

Jade Dernbach — England

Ryan ten Doeschate — Netherlands

Morne van Wyk — South Africa

Richard Levi — South Africa

Ashar Zaidi — England

Josh Cobb — England

Azharullah — England

Sean Ervine — Zimbabwe

Kesrick Williams — West Indies

Krishmar Santokie — West Indies

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Sheharyar
    Mar 3, 2017 - 6:15PM

    Why is that when these players play in foreign leagues they are considered pretty good but when playing in PSL final, people have started to call them B grade?Recommend

  • Sher Khan
    Mar 3, 2017 - 6:16PM

    They are actually some decent players in that list.

    Richard Levi, Sean Ervine, Elton Chigumbura , and Ryan ten Doeschate are quite capable cricket players.

    We must be realistic, these are the best players who are willing to travel to Pakistan at the moment.

    We must not look at their skill, but rather their willingness to support Pakistan Cricket, which should be commended. Recommend

  • Feroz
    Mar 3, 2017 - 6:18PM

    Wonder how many will be willing to pay good money to come and watch these listed players.Recommend

  • Haroon Rashid Khan
    Mar 3, 2017 - 6:38PM

    @Feroz:
    It is going to be sold out. People come for the love of the game. Recommend

  • Ihsan
    Mar 3, 2017 - 6:52PM

    People commenting about the quality of these cricketer without even a slight of knowledge. Let me please elaborate a bit.

    Anamul Haque > Bangladeshi National Cricketer, with T20 SR 121 can keep as well and one the most promising Bangla cricketer.

    Trego > 171 T20 Veteran Somerset allrounder, SR of 127. Vital county cricketer.

    Emrit> Cunning Spinner with average of 19 and ER 6.5 after 85 T20 matches

    Jade Dernbach > Currently dropped English seamer with good sense of death bowling, has been vital part of their team lately.

    Ryan Ten Des’ > Dutch international allrounder, Plays every league regularly. a fine utility player

    Richard Levi > South African with T20 SR of 150, score fastest T20i 100 on debut

    Morne Van Wyk> South African WK batsmen with health T20 average and brutal hitting power

    Josh Cobb> Won Natwest T20 Blast Final single handedly for Northamptonshire. Blasting batsman.

    Kesrick Williams > is fine fast bowler with good yorker accuracy and slower ball

    Krishmar Santokie > Currently dropped WI national, averages 15.50 with ER of 6.75 is a very intelligent Left arm bowler.

    Elton Chigumbura, Sean Ervine, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine are all silver category, about decent cricketers with Sean Ervine standing out who went kolpak lately and plays for Hampshire.

    Azharullah, Zaidi and Yasir are Pakistani Nationals playing for Counties that is a bit of workaround PSL found.
    Point is, right or wrong a decision was made and it is good to know that these talented cricketers coming to Lahore.
    People are freaking out because they only know a handful of cricketers, they don’t follow the game all around the world so they don’t know about them.Recommend

  • Raheel
    Mar 3, 2017 - 6:58PM

    @Feroz:
    I am willing to pay to see these cricketers. Pretty decent list. Very common in leagues played around the world AND being a Pakistani ….. GO PSL GORecommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 3, 2017 - 7:41PM

    Thank you.

    We welcome you with open hearts.

    There are Indian backed terror outfits that may try to disrupt, but our forces will deal with them

    We will not forget your gesture of supportRecommend

  • Sunilsm
    Mar 3, 2017 - 8:31PM

    Best of luck, god be with u.Recommend

  • Fiz
    Mar 3, 2017 - 10:16PM

    My respect and salute to these respected players. Guys, you have won even without bowling/facing a bowl. This world is for those who dare.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Mar 3, 2017 - 10:45PM

    @Feroz:
    PCB could have sold a million tickets for whoever plays in PSL final. People love the cricket and if we do get to watch Sammy, Jordan, Malan, Afridi, Sarfraz, Akmal and Ahmad shehzad then it’s icing on the cake. BTW it’s already sold out and i am sure millions feel sad for missing on tickets. Recommend

  • Manu
    Mar 4, 2017 - 6:04AM

    Who are these cricketers or someone who are willing to come just because they need some extra money.I still believe some in the list will be like “i didn’t sign up who put my name in the list”. Anyways something is better than nothing.Recommend

  • Jim
    Mar 4, 2017 - 8:11AM

    This is the result of needlessly antagonising India. Recommend

  • Salman
    Mar 4, 2017 - 9:00AM

    What a pathetic list!

    These players will encourage proper international players to come to Pakistan in the future? REALLY? Recommend

  • Diamond
    Mar 4, 2017 - 4:47PM

    Where are Indian readers now?Recommend

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