PSL confirm replacement draft as Andre Russell leads names joining competition in June

A total of 19 overseas players were chosen in the replacement draft, with three teams - Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta and Islamabad United reserving one further selection each, to be used at a later date

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Andre Russell leads the names signed by Pakistan Super League franchises for the competition's June restart.

The PSL was suspended in March following an outbreak of Covid-19 within the tournament's bubble. It is due to recommence on Tuesday, June 1.

West Indies allrounder Russell - the third best T20 player in the world according to the T20 Player Index - will join Quetta Gladiators in the absence of England international batsman Tom Banton.

A total of 19 overseas players were chosen in the replacement draft, with three teams - Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta and Islamabad United reserving one further selection each, to be used at a later date.

Bangladesh allrounder Shakib al Hasan was selected by Lahore Qalandars, while New Zealand's Martin Guptill has been picked by Karachi Kings. Australia's Usman Khawaja was Islamabad's pick to replace Alex Hales.

The draft took place online on Tuesday.

FULL LIST OF PSL 2021 REPLACEMENT DRAFT PICKS

Islamabad United: Usman Khawaja replaces Alex Hales, Janneman Malan replaces Lewis Gregory

Karachi Kings: Martin Guptill replaces Colin Ingram, Thisara Perera replaces Mohammad Nabi, Najeebullah Zadran replaces Dan Christian, Litton Das replaces Joe Clarke

Lahore Qalandars: Shakib al Hasan replaces Rashid Khan, James Faulkner replaces David Wiese, Joe Burns replaces Samit Patel, Callum Ferguson replaces Tom Abell, Seekkuge Prasana replaces Joe Denly

Multan Sultans: Mahmudullah replaces Chris Lynn, Rahmanullah Gurbaz replaces James Vince, George Linde replaces Adam Lyth, Obed McCoy replaces Carlos Brathwaite

Peshawar Zalmi: Fabian Allen replaces Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rovman Powell replaces Liam Livingstone, Fidel Edwards replaces Saqib Mahmood

Quetta Gladiators: Andre Russell replaces Tom Banton

FULL PSL 2021 SQUAD LIST: Click here

PSL 2021 FIXTURES: Click here

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