The Monday conference call Replacement Draft added several extra and replacement players to the six Pakistan Super League squads for the ninth edition, which begins on 17 February. PSL 9 supplementary and replacement players announced by PCB. Peshawar Zalmi announced their replacements and drafted Waqar Salamkheil in silver for Lungi Ngidi, who was drafted in December and unavailable for the season. Khurram Shahzad will be partially available, and Arshad Iqbal will replace him in silver. Gus Atkinson will replace Noor Ahmed, who is unavailable to Peshawar Zalmi owing to international commitments, while they choose Naveen ul Haq. Lahore Qalandars chose Rashid Khan, who was out, and Dan Lawrence, who was partially out.
PSL 9 supplementary and replacement players announced by PCB
Islamabad United also chose Tom Curran, who will miss this PSL. Karachi Kings have called on Zahid Mehmood to partially replace Kieron Pollard while they wait for Tim Seifert following the New Zealand T20Is.
Quetta Gladiators’ Bismillah Khan will replace Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga, who will abandon the tournament due to international obligations. Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United picked left-arm pacers Luke Wood and Obed McCoy in the first and second picks of the third extra round.
Karachi Kings picked English middle-order batsman Leus De Plooy with the third pick, while Lahore Qalandars took Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who played for Peshawar Zalmi in the last PSL season, with the fourth pick.
Also, Multan Sultans picked Johnson Charles, a former Quetta Gladiators and Sultans wicketkeeper-batter, with the fifth pick in the third extra round. Quetta Gladiators picked English batter Laurie Evans with the penultimate choice of round three. Evans had played one PSL season for Multan Sultans in 2019.
So, Sultans picked 19-year-old Muhammad Shahzad, who represented Pakistan U19 at the ICC Men’s U19 World Cup 2022, in the fourth round of Supplementary choices. The hitter was drafted by Islamabad United for his fifth PSL season with his third team.
Quetta Gladiators reserved their fourth-round pick. Peshawar Zalmi selected left-arm wrist spinner Sufiyan Muqeem, a teammate from the previous PSL season, with the fourth choice. Lahore Qalandars selected player development graduate Tayyab Abbas with the fifth choice in this round. Karachi Kings selected 21-year-old Mohammad Rohid.