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LAHORE: Islamabad captain Umar Gul on Friday roped in Shahid Afridi during the ongoing draft for the upcoming three week-long National T20 Cup.

The domestic T20 tournament is scheduled to be held from August 25 till September 16. The eight-team tournament will be played in Rawalpindi and Multan.

Afridi, who skippered Pakistan in the ICC World T20 earlier this year in India, will play under the captaincy of right-arm fast-bowler Gul.

Neglected left-arm fast-bowler Junaid Khan will also feature in Islamabad's line-up.

Pakistan's Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who is currently leading his side against England in England, will don Karachi Whites' colours.

The 42-year-old, who last played for Pakistan in the shorter format in 2012, will play under the captaincy of Akbar-ur-Rehman.

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who donned Islamabad United's colours in the first edition of Pakistan Super League earlier this year, will play for Karachi Blues.

The second phase of the draft will be conducted before the semi-final stage, when the players from Pakistan's One-Day International squad will be available.

Lahore and Karachi will field two teams with one each from Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Fata, and Islamabad.

Squads

Fata: Fawad Khan (c), Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Irfan, Asif Ali, Amir Yamin, Umar Siddique, Bilal Asif, Yasir Hameed, Muhammad Imran, Khushdil Shah, Adnan Raees, Asif Afridi, Irfanullah Shah, Sameen Gul, Sohrab Khan

Islamabad: Umar Gul (c), Imad Wasim, Sarmad Bhatti, Naeem Anjum, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Sami Aslam, Abdur Rehman, Adil Amin, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Zohaib Ahmed, Raheel Majeed, Ali Sarfraz, Shehzad Azam

Karachi Blues: Khalid Latif (c), Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Asghar, Ruman Raees, Bilawal Bhatti, Shahzaib Hasan, Usama Mir, Fawad Alam, Saifullah Bangash, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Waqas, Ali Khan, Zohaib Shera, Fazal Subhan

Karachi Whites: Akbar ur Rehman (c), Tariq Haroon, Mir Hamza, Azam Hussain, Asif Zakir,Sohail Khan, Misbah ul Haq, Ahsan Ali, Ramiz Raja Jr, Tabish Khan, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Hasan, Danish Aziz, Faraz Ahmed Khan, Zain Abbas

Lahore Blues: Ahmed Shehzad (c), Saad Nasim, Nasir Jamshed, Salman Ali Agha, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Naveed Yasin, Rahat Ali, Nauman Anwar, Mohammad Akhlaq, Ahmed Bashir, Farhan Khan, Asif Raza, Raza Ali Dar

Lahore Whites: Kamran Akmal (c), Umar Akmal, Salman Butt, Hussain Talat, Kashif Bhatti, Shahid Yousuf, Zia ul Haq, Ehsan Adil, Kamran Ghulam, Imran Khan, Qaisar Ashraf, Arsal Sheikh, Ayaz Tasawar, Ammad Butt, Imran Butt

Peshawar: Rifatullah Mohmand (c), Musadiq Ahmed, Imran Khan Jr., Zohaib Khan, Anwar Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khalid, Israrullah, Waqas Maqsood, Gauhar Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ghulam Mudassir, Shah Faisal, Akbar Badshah

Rawalpindi: Sohail Tanvir (c), Yasir Arafat, Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Zulfiqar Babar, Awais Zia, Asif Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Mukhtar Ahmed, Hammad Azam, Zahid Mansoor, Zeeshan Malik, Shahdab Khan, Jamal Anwar, Naveed Malik