Watson signs up for Pakistan Super League

Twenty20 top gun Shane Watson has become the latest big name player to join the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Australian allrounder is being tipped as a ‘hot pick’ by chairman of the league Najam Sethi.


Watson, who has amassed 4107 run in 154 T20s, said he was looking forward to joining a host of international superstars for the February 4-24 league being staged in UAE.

“I am very excited to be involved in the inaugural PSL. There are a lot of world class players involved so I can’t wait to be a part of it,” Watson, a two-time World Cup winner, said in a statement.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, Watson, had now become the 152nd foreign player to join the PSL for the December draft.

“We are delighted to have Shane Watson on board and with Shane’s record in T20 cricket, he will definitely be a hot pick in the PSL draft,” said Sethi.

Players who have signed up for the PSL so far:

Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Grant Elliot, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell, Luke Wright, Dwayne Bravo, TM Dilshan, Shakib al Hasan, James Anderson, Samuel Badree, Ian Bell, Darren Sammy, Tim Bresnan, Angelo Mathews, Sunil Narine, Lasith Malinga, Michael Carberry, Samit Patel, Fidel Edwards, Shaun Tait, Thisara Perera, Adil Rashid, Brendan Taylor, Kemar Roach, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Jesse Ryder, Dwayne Smith,

Associate-member players who have signed up:

Shapoor Zadran, George Dockrell, Rizwan Cheema, Preston Mommsen, Timroy Allen