Karachi: As many as 13 Pakistan players, including Misbah-ul-Haq, have been included in a total of seven teams of Sri Lanka Premier League. Shahid Afridi will play for Ruhuna, he is no more icon player of Negenahira as was reported earlier. He is replaced by Sri Lankan all rounder Angelo Mathews.
The most surprising aspect is that Pakistan T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez is not selected by any of the franchise of SLPL where each team has a pool of 8 foreign players.
The SLPL will commence from August 10 and ends on August 31. The list of all international players participating in the grand event is as follows,
Ruhuna: Shahid Afridi, Daniel Harris, Ryan Harris, Aaron Finch, Jerome Taylor, Nathan McCullum, Ryan Mclaren, Richard Levi. (Icon player: Lasith Malinga)
Wayamba: Azhar Mahmood, Umar Akmal, Tamim Iqbal, Colin Ingram, Kemar Roach, James Faulkner, Abdul Razzaq, Brad Hogg. (Icon player: Mahela Jayawardene)
Uthura: Shakib-ul-Hasan, Imran Farhat, Brendon Taylor, Kevon Cooper, Fidel Edwards, David Miller, Dillon De Prees, Samuel Badree. (Icon Player: Muttiah Muralitharan)
Kandurata: Saeed Ajmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sohail Tanvir, Chris Lyn, Dane James Vilas, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Adam Voges. (Icon Player: Kumar Sangakkara)
Nagenahira: Mitchell Marsh, Imran Nazir, Travis Birt, Ahmad Shehzad, Ben Laughlin, Elias Sunny, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain. (Icon player: Angelo Mathews)
Uva: Andrew McDonald, Umar Gul, Shoaib Malik, Callum Freguson, James Franklin, Abdur Rehman, Hammad Azam, Chris Gayle. (Icon player: Chris Gayle)
Basnahira: Brad Hodge, Marlon Samuels, Daniel Smith, Dirk Nannes, Robin Peterson, Tim Southee, Clint McKay, Cameron Borgas. (Icon player: Tilakarratne Dilshan)