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PSL 9 Draft Picks | The Best and Worst Decisions

The PSL 9 draft has been completed. All franchises have completed their squads for PSL 9. Many international players registered their names in the PSL 9 draft. All teams got their PSL 9 draft picks. Multan Sultan had the slight advantage of having the first pick in the platinum category. A total of 485 players registered themselves for PSL 9. Every team made sure to make their squad the best for PSL 9. Here are squads of all franchises.

Platinum Category

The Platinum Category is the most expensive category of the Pakistan Super League. All the teams and cricket fans are excited to get some top names in their squad. Here is a list of PSL 9 draft Picks.

Round 1

  • Multan Sultans picked David Willey, who already played for the team in previous seasons
  • Karachi Kings picked West Indian veteran Kieron Pollard, a player we predicated as the top 5 picks in the platinum category of PSL 9.
  • Quetta Gladiators picked West Indian batsman Sherfane Rutherford
  • Peshawar Zalmi picked Afghanistan leg spinner Noor Ahmed
  • Quetta Gladiators picked Mohammad Amir who previously played from Karachi Kings
  • Lahore Qalandars picked their star opener Fakhar Zaman once again

Round 2

  • Lahore Qalandars picked Rassie van der Dussen who played for Islamabad United in PSL 8
  • Islamabad United picked Jordan Cox
  • Karachi Kings picked Australian fast bowler Daniel Sams
  • Karachi Kings picked Muhammad Nawaz, who previously played for Quetta Gladiators

Diamond Category

The Diamond Category is 2nd best Category of the PSL draft. Here is the list of PSL 9 draft picks in the Diamond category.

Round 1

  • Multan Sultan picked Dawid Malan, who previously played in PSL.
  • Peshawar Zalmi picked Asif Ali, who has played eight seasons for Islamabad United.
  • Islamabad United picked Tymal Mills, who previously played in PSL.
  • Karachi Kings picked Tim Seifert.
  • Lahore Qalandars picked Shahibzada Farhan, who previously played PSL.

Gold Category

The third best category of PSL draft is Gold Category. Here is the list of PSL 9 draft picks in Gold.

Silver Category

Silver Category is the best category for local players in PSL draft. Here is the list of PSL 9 draft picks in Silver.

Round 1

  • Quetta Gladiators picked Saud Shakeel.
  • Multan Sultan picked Tayyib Tahir, who played for Karachi Kings in PSL 8.
  • Peshawar Zalmi picked Salman Irshad in the right to match.
  • Lahore Qalandars picked Muhammad Imran Jr.

Round 2

  • Multan Sultan picked Shahnawaz Dahani
  • Karachi Kings picked Mohammad Amir Khan.
  • Peshawar Zalmi Picked Arif Yaqoob.
  • Islamabad United picked Matthew Forde.
  • Islamabad United Picked Salman Ali Agha who played for Lahore Qalandars in 2017.
  • Lahore Qalandars Picked Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti.
  • Quetta Gladiators picked Sajjad Ali jnr.
  • Multan Sultan picked Muhammad Ali.
  • Quetta Gladiators picked Usman Qadir.
  • Lahore Qalandars picked Dan Lawrence.

Round 3

  • Multan Sultan picked Usman Khan.
  • Peshawar Zalmi picked Umair Afridi.
  • Quetta Gladiators picked Umair bin Yousuf by right to match.
  • Islamabad United picked Qasim Akram who previously played for Karachi Kings in PSL.
  • Karachi Kings picked Answer Ali.

Round 4

  • Karachi Kings picked Arafat Minhas.
  • Peshawar Zalmi picked Danial Mousley.
  • Islamabad United picked Shahab Khan.

Emerging Category

The emerging category gives good opportunities to young local players. These players can become the future of Pakistan. Here is the list of PSL 9 draft picks in Emerging.

Round 1

  • Islamabad United picked Hunain Shah.
  • Peshawar Zalmi picked Mohammad Zeeshan
  • Multan sultan picked Yasir Khan who previously played for Peshawar Zalmi.
  • Lahore Qalandars picked Jahandad Khan.
  • Quetta Gladiators picked Adil Naz.
  • Karachi Kings picked Sirajuddin.

Round 2

  • Quetta Gladiators picked Khawaja Mohammad Nafay.
  • Lahore Qalandars picked Syed Faridoun Mahmood.
  • Islamabad United picked Ubaid Shah.

Supplementary Category

Here is the list of PSL 9 draft picks in the Supplementary Category.

Round 1

  • Lahore Qalandars picked Shai Hope.
  • Multan Sultan picked Chris Jordan.
  • Quetta Gladiators picked Akeal Hosein.
  • Islamabad United picked Shamyl Hussain.
  • Peshawar Zalmi picked Lungi Nigdi.
  • Karachi Kings picked Saad Baig.

Round 2

  • Peshawar Zalmi picked Mehran Mumtaz.
  • Lahore Qalandars picked Kamran Ghulam.
  • Multan Sultan picked Aftab Ibrahim.
  • Islamabad United Picked Tom Curran.
  • Karachi Kings picked Jamie Overton.
  • Quetta Gladiators picked Sohail Khan.

Conclusion

Overall, all teams picked up a balanced squad by using all their PSL 9 draft picks. However, Multan picked too many fast bowlers in the squad. Karachi picked up a good squad and changed all their core players. Quetta picked good players. Islamabad went for a strong fast bowling unit which was missing in their earlier few years of PSL. Lahore picked great players but lacked quality spinner because of uncertainty of Rashid Khan’s inclusion. Peshawar almost retained their batting and went for fast bowlers and spinners.

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