New Zealand’s star player and all-rounder Corey Anderson has become the latest foreign player to join the platinum roster of Pakistan Super League for the 2019 edition.
Anderson, 27, has been inducted in the platinum category of the PSL draft, which is scheduled to take place on November 20th.
He has played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 T20Is for New Zealand.
Anderson broke Shahid Afridi’s record for the fastest ODI century when he cracked the milestone off just 36 balls, on New Year’s Day in 2014 against West Indies.
AB de Villiers broke Anderson’s record a year later, reaching the ton off 31 balls against West Indies.
AB de Villiers and Australia’s Steve Smith are some of the other high-profile players headlining the PSL roster. Windies trio of Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine are also part of the platinum players list.
Australian star Chris Lynn, who was ruled out of last year’s tournament for Lahore Qalandars due to an injury, has also signed for the upcoming season of PSL.
682 cricketers from worldwide are going to feature in PSL 4 Drafts for team to get picked. Out of which 371 are foreigners and rest 311 are local players.
According to lists, players from all the nations except India has agreed to be available for drafts.
Steve Smith, one of the top T20 players around the world who signed up for PSL earlier will be just available for 8-9 matches that will be played in UAE. He has opted to stay out of the scheduled fixtures in Pakistan.
Another news coming in from sources is that Ab De Villers, PSL biggest signing till now will be available for 2 weeks only. Dates will be 14th – 27th February which means he won’t be coming to Pakistan either.
Each PSL squad of 16 comprises three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver and two Emerging players. Teams are allowed to retain a maximum of 10 players going into this year’s Draft.