Karachi Kings Finalize Squad for HBL PSL 9 After Players’ Draft:

Karachi Kings Finalize Squad for HBL PSL 9 After Players' Draft:

Lahore, December 13, 2023:

The Karachi Kings, representing Pakistan’s largest city in the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL), have finalized their squad for the upcoming HBL PSL 9. The finalization was done during the Players’ Draft held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.

Key highlights of the draft:

  • Platinum Category:
    • Kieron Pollard (West Indies, legendary all-rounder)
    • Daniel Sams (Australia, all-rounder)
    • Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan, all-rounder)
  • Diamond Category:
    • Tim Seifert (New Zealand, wicketkeeper-batter)
    • Hasan Ali (Pakistan, fast bowler)
    • James Vince (England, batsman)
  • Silver Category:
    • Mohammad Amir Khan (Pakistan, fast bowler)
    • Anwar Ali (Pakistan, all-rounder)
    • Arafat Minhas (Pakistan, U19 sensation)
  • Emerging Category:
    • Mohammad Irfan Khan (Pakistan, fast bowler)
    • Sirajuddin (Pakistan, right-arm medium pacer)
  • Supplementary Category:
    • Saad Baig (Pakistan, U19 captain)
    • Jamie Overton (England, bowling all-rounder)

Full Squad:

  • Shan Masood (c)
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Daniel Sams
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Tim Seifert
  • James Vince
  • Hasan Ali
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Tabraiz Shamis
  • Mohammad Amir Khan
  • Anwar Ali
  • Arafat Minhas
  • Mir Hamza
  • Muhammad Akhlaq
  • Muhammad Irfan Niazi
  • Sirajuddin
  • Saad Baig
  • Jamie Overton

Key Acquisitions:

  • Kieron Pollard: A legendary all-rounder with a T20 record of 12,390 runs and 312 wickets.
  • Daniel Sams: An Australian all-rounder making his HBL PSL debut.
  • Mohammad Nawaz: A Pakistani all-rounder joining the Kings from Quetta Gladiators.
  • Tim Seifert: A New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter with over 4,000 T20 runs.
  • Arafat Minhas: A promising young all-rounder who impressed in the inaugural Pakistan Junior League (PJL).
  • Saad Baig: The current captain of the Pakistan U19 side.
  • Jamie Overton: An English bowling all-rounder with over 100 T20 matches and 70 wickets.

Karachi Kings’ legacy of nurturing talent:

The Karachi Kings are known for identifying and nurturing young talent. This draft saw them pick up promising players like Arafat Minhas and Saad Baig, continuing their tradition of investing in the future of Pakistani cricket.

Expectations for HBL PSL 9:

The Karachi Kings, with their strong and experienced squad, will be aiming to lift the HBL PSL 9 trophy and add another title to their cabinet. Their fans are excited to see the team perform well and bring glory to the city of Karachi.

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