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McCullum, Lynn reunite after PSL 2018 draft

Chris Lynn (right) was picked by Lahore Qalandars in the draft process
Chris Lynn (right) was picked by Lahore Qalandars in the draft process

Australia explosive batsman Chris Lynn will rejoin former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum at Lahore Qalandars following the draft process of Pakistan Super League conducted on Sunday.

Both Lynn and McCullum were already a part of Brisbane Heat franchise of Big Bash League in the previous edition where their combination proved intimidating, though their partnership was cut short by a shoulder injury to the Queenslander, who did not play any competitive cricket since May.

The Platinum Round picks saw Islamabad United pick JP Duminy while Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans opt for Colin Ingram, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir respectively apart from Lahore's pick of Lynn.

Lahore Qalandars which already had the likes of Umar Akmal, Yasir Shah and impressive Fakhar Zaman also picked Mustafizur Rahman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar in the subsequent rounds while Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan and Gulraiz Sadaf are picked as supplementary players (players who were not available for the entire season).

Multan Sultans that is likely to be captained by Shoaib Malik and already had the likes of Kieron Pollard and Kumar Sangakkara snared Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nic Pooran, Abdullah Shafiq and Saif Badar in the main round with Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley picked as supplementary players.

Karachi Kings that has Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Amir picked Colin Ingram, Mitchell Johnson, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr. and Hasan Mohsin with Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash as supplementary players.

Peshawar Zalmi picked Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Sameen Gul and Ibtisam Sheikh in the main draft process while Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman and Mohammad Arif are included as supplement players.

The winners of the maiden season Islamabad United strengthened the top order with JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan and Hussain Talat while Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain will be available as supplement players.

Quetta Gladiators had Shane Watson, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja jnr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel and Hassan Khan and Jason Roy, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan along with Faraz Ahmed Khan picked as supplement players.

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