Franchises announce player retentions for HBL PSL 2024

PSL 9 All Franchises Retentions

Lahore, 7 December 2023:

All six franchises of the HBL PSL Player Draft 2024, have concluded their trades and player retentions, and the opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on December 13 at National Cricket Academy, Lahore.
A maximum of eight retentions was allotted to each franchise but Barring Multan Sultans – who retained seven players – all franchises made full use of their retentions.

Peshawar Zalmi (9)

The most successful batter in HBL PSL history and now ranked No.4 in the ICC T20I rankings, Babar Azam has been retained in Platinum by Peshawar Zalmi alongside West Indies power-hitter Rovman Powell. Mohammad Haris now has been appointed as a Brand Ambassador as well as retained in Gold Category.Saim Ayub and Tom Kohler-Cadmore(Diamond), Mohammad Haris and Amir jamal(both Gold), Khurram Shahzad (Silver), Haseebullah (Emerging).

Lahore Qalandars (9)

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been retained in Platinum category as captain. Haris Rauf (Brand Ambassador) and David Wiese (both Diamond), Sikandar Raza, Abdullah Shafique and Zaman Khan (all Gold), Mirza Tahir Baig (Successful relegation request) and Rashid Khan (both Silver).

Note: Lahore Qalandars released the Top order batter Fakhar Zaman and at that time any team don’t sign him directly.

Islamabad United (9)

Two-time champions Islamabad United have retained ICC’s eighth-ranked T20 all-rounder Shadab Khan, alongside their successful trade Naseem Shah in the Platinum category. Imad Wasim (Mentor) and Azam Khan (both Diamond), Faheem Ashraf (Brand Ambassador), Alex Hales and Colin Munro (all Gold), Rumman Raees (Successful relegation request in Silver).

Multan Sultans (9)

Multan Sultans have retained their captain Mohammad Rizwan, ICC’s second-ranked T20I batter, in the Platinum category. Iftikhar Ahmed, which is  a successful trade with Quetta Gladiators, is Multan’s other Platinum player. Khushdil Shah and Usama Mir (both Diamond), Abbas Afridi (Gold), Ihsanullah (Brand Ambassador, Silver), Faisal Akram (Emerging).

Quetta Gladiators (9)

Quetta Gladiators have retained world’s No.5 T20I batter Rilee Rossow in Platinum and third-ranked T20I bowler Wanindu Hasaranga in Diamond. Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Jason Roy and Wanindu Hasaranga (all Diamond), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Brand Ambassador) Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Hasnain (all Gold), Will Smeed (Silver).

Karachi Kings (9)

Shan Masood and Shoaib Malik have both been retained in Gold by Karachi Kings. Shan Masood was traded for left-arm wrist-spinner Faisal Akram, ahead of the end of the trade window.James Vince and Hasan Ali (Diamond), Shan Masood (Brand Ambassador), Shoaib Malik (Mentor) and Tabraiz Shamsi (all Gold), Mir Hamza (Successful relegation request) and Muhammad Akhlaq (both Silver), Muhammad Irfan Khan (Emerging).

PSL 9 Foreign players which have been registered in the top two categories

Platinum Category:

Daniel Sams and Ashton Agar (both from Australia), Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (all hailing from Afghanistan), Ben Duckett, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Luke Wood, Reece Topley, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills (all representing England), Sandeep Lamichhane (from Nepal), James Neesham (New Zealand), Rassie van der Dussen and Imran Tahir (both from South Africa), Maheesh Theekshana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Dasun Shanaka (all from Sri Lanka), Kieron Pollard, Romario Shepherd, Brandon King, Sherfane Rutherford, and Kyle Mayers (all from the West Indies).

Diamond Category:

Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi (both from Afghanistan), Ben McDermott (Australia), Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Mahmudullah (all representing Bangladesh), Dan Lawrence, Gus Atkinson, Jordan Cox, Liam Dawson, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Richard Gleeson, and Sam Hain (all from England), Tim Seifert, Martin Guptill, and Chad Bowes (New Zealand), George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Reeza Hendricks, Wayne Parnell, and Sisanda Magala (all from South Africa), Dilshan Madushanka, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, and Sadeera Samarawickrama (all representing Sri Lanka), Fabian Allen, Johnson Charles, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, and Hayden Walsh (all hailing from the West Indies).

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