PSL 2024 Supplementary and Replacement Players Announced. Numerous supplementary and replacement players have been incorporated into the squads of the six HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 teams for the upcoming ninth edition, commencing on February 17. This roster enhancement took place during the Replacement Draft held over a conference call on Monday.
Peshawar Zalmi’s Strategic Moves:
Peshawar Zalmi, in their replacement announcements, strategically selected Waqar Salamkheil in the silver category to fill in for Lungi Ngidi, who won’t be available for the entire season after being selected in the HBL PSL Draft in December. Additionally, fast bowler Khurram Shahzad will be partially available, with Arshad Iqbal named as his replacement in the silver category.
Gus Atkinson and Shamar Joseph:
Gus Atkinson is poised to replace Noor Ahmed, who is unavailable to Peshawar Zalmi due to international commitments. Meanwhile, they have retained their pick for the replacement of partially available Naveen ul Haq. West Indies pace sensation Shamar Joseph has been brought in as the partial replacement for Gus Atkinson, who is only partially available for Peshawar.
Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United’s Strategic Reservations:
Lahore Qalandars reserved their picks for Rashid Khan, fully unavailable, and Dan Lawrence, partially unavailable to the franchise. Islamabad United also kept their pick reserved for Tom Curran, who won’t be part of the side for this HBL PSL edition.
Karachi Kings’ Squad Adjustments:
Karachi Kings have enlisted Zahid Mehmood as a partial replacement for Kieron Pollard while retaining their pick for Tim Seifert, who will be available after the conclusion of the New Zealand T20Is. Quetta Gladiator’s Bismillah Khan will take over from Wanindu Hasaranga after the departure of Sri Lanka’s Hasaranga due to his international commitments.
Supplementary Round Highlights:
In the third supplementary round, left-arm pacers Luke Wood and Obed McCoy were selected by Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United, respectively. Karachi Kings secured the third pick, opting for English middle-order batter Leus De Plooy.
Lahore Qalandars, with the fourth pick, chose Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who had previously played for Peshawar Zalmi in the last HBL PSL season.
Multan Sultans, in the fifth pick of the third supplementary round, chose the experienced West Indian wicketkeeper-batter Johnson Charles.
Quetta Gladiators, with the last pick of the third round, drafted English batter Laurie Evans, who had previously played in his solitary HBL PSL season for Multan Sultans in the 2019 edition.
The fourth round of Supplementary picks saw Sultans acquiring the promising 19-year-old Muhammad Shahzad, who was part of Pakistan U19 at the ICC Men’s U19 World Cup 2022.
Haider Ali was drafted into the Islamabad United squad, marking his fifth HBL PSL season with Islamabad as his third franchise. Quetta Gladiators kept their pick reserved in the fourth round.
Peshawar Zalmi, with the fourth pick, selected left-arm wrist spinner Sufiyan Muqeem, who was part of the same team in the last HBL PSL season.
Lahore Qalandars, with the fifth pick in this round, picked up Tayyab Abbas, a product of their player development program. Karachi Kings drafted the 21-year-old Mohammad Rohid as part of their squad.