PSL T20 franchise Peshawar Zalmi roped in ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan and retook opening batsman Tamim Iqbal during the players' draft on Wednesday.
Shakib will feature in the Pakistan Super League for the second time after playing for Karachi Kings in the inaugural edition while Tamim will participate in his second consecutive season in the same colour. Tamim had a prolific campaign last time around, scoring 267 runs in six matches to emerge as the team's highest run scorer.
Alongside Peshawar, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators will take part in the second edition of the tournament, scheduled to be held from February-March next year.
Peshawar will be captained by West Indies' Darren Sammy while well-established internationals like Chris Jordan, Shaun Tait, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan and Brad Hodge will also turn out for Peshawar.
Local players Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal shore up the Peshawar side.
Islamabad were crowned champions of the inaugural 2016 PSL season, defeating Quetta in the final on February 23.