Multan Sultans joined the PSL party in 2018 when Najam Sethi announced they will be adding a sixth team to the tournament to increase competition. Multan is also the only franchise that has had the team ownership changed from one party to another. Since the 2019 season, the franchise has been playing under the ownership of the Tareen group. The franchise has had an upward trend from 2020 when they first reached the playoffs and then in 2021 under the leadership of Mohammad Rizwan they won their first title by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final by 47 runs. The fans from Punjab and Multan are very eager to find out details about the Multan sultans squad 2024 as well as the Multan sultans fixtures for PSL season 8.
Complete Multan Sultans Team Squad 2024
Multan Sultans we all know is a franchise that is very focused on the technical aspects of the team and they had some great minds in the PSL draft 2024 like Andy Flower, Mushtaq Ahmed, and others who made sure to pick the best possible Multan sultans team squad 2024 who can crown them Champions once again.
Multan Sultans attempted to go with Naseem Shah as their first platinum pick but Quetta Gladiators utilized the Right To Match card which forced Multan to select David Miller as their first platinum pick. They used the wild card to select Josh Little an Irish cricketer which was a bit surprising for many passionate Multan team fans. The introduction of Usama Mir, Adil Rashid, and Anwar Ali has strengthened their spin and all-rounders. Have a look at the complete Multan sultans squad 2024 psl below.
Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, David Miller, Josh Little, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Usman Khan, Sameen Gul, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Sarwar, Adil Rashid, Arafat Minhas, Kieron Pollard, Ammad Butt, Wayne Parnell (replacement) and Izharulhaq Naveed (replacement).
Mohammad Rizwan has been confirmed as Multan sultans captain 2024 which is no surprise considering his brilliant performances in the last seasons for the franchise.
PSL 8 Multan Sultans Schedule
Team Multan will start their PSL 2024 journey on the inaugural day of PSL season 8 against defending champions Lahore Qalandars. They are again going to enjoy the house full crowds at Multan International Cricket Stadium which is their home venue. The complete Multan Sultans schedule for 2024 is as follows.
Feb 13 — Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 15 — Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 17 — Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 19 — Multan Sultans v Islamabad United, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 22 – Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 26 — Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans, National Bank Cricket Arena
Mar 4 — Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 7 — Islamabad United v Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 10 — Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 11 — Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Retained Players List of Multan Sultans for PSL 2024
The management of Multan Sultans heavily relies on stats and technical aspects of the game before finalizing the Multan sultans team squad 2024. This year will be no different and the selection panel including coaches and captain will again go through intense analysis to select the best possible squad for Multan sultans PSL 8. They have already announced their eight retentions for PSL 2024 which are as follows.
- Mohammad Rizwan (Platinum)
- Khushdil Shah (Diamond)
- Rilee Rossouw (✈) (Diamond)
- Shan Masood (Diamond)
- Shahnawaz Dahani (Gold)
- Tim David (✈) (Gold)
- Abbas Afridi (Emerging)
- Ihsanullah (Emerging)
Multan sultans captain 2024 will again be Mohammad Rizwan who was a no-brainer for them to retain in the Platinum category. However, they have played a tactical move by retaining only one platinum player which means they will be looking for big foreign players in the PSL 2024 draft to further strengthen their team combinations. Shan Masood is another very key leader in the Multan’s team and Shan has recently shown he is in pretty good form in the recently concluded World T20 in Australia.
It came as a surprise to many fans that this year Imran Tahir has not been retained by Multan who has been a key player who won many games in previous editions. Sohaib Maqsood is another player who they let go after he had an average last season but he was again a key member of the team in 2021 when they won the PSL title. The pacer Blessing Muzarabani from Zimbabwe has also not been retained this season which can backfire as he was part of the franchise for the last 2 seasons.
Multan’s strength had been their spin bowling and solid openers along with good bashers like Tim David. This year by not retaining veteran bowlers like Imran and youngsters like Usman Qadir there seems to be a shift in their overall strategy for PSL 2024.
Multan Sultans PSL Draft 2024 Pick Order
The head coach and team statistician will be looking to rope in some big foreign players in the upcoming PSL draft 2024 to strengthen and balance the Multan sultans squad 2024 PSL. They lost the final last year which they do not want to repeat and this might be the reason they did not go too heavy in their platinum retentions this year. Like previous years, fans can expect the Multan squad 2024 list to have some unknown foreign players like Tim David perform on the big stage and then become a vital part of T20 cricket all around the world. The pick order for Multan Sultans PSL 8 in Draft 2024 is as follows.
- Platinum: 3rd Pick, 6th Pick, 6th Pick
- Diamond: 3rd Pick, 5th Pick, 6th Pick
- Gold: 4th Pick, 1st Pick, 4th Pick
- Silver: 4th Pick, 3rd Pick, 2nd Pick, 2nd Pick, 1st Pick
- Emerging: 5th Pick, 4th Pick
- Supplementary: 2nd Pick, 4th Pick
With Mushtaq Ahmed in their coaching panel, we very much expect Multan Sultans to go for Wanindu Hasaranga if they are given a chance in the Platinum category to strengthen their spin bowling department. There could be many surprises for fans in the PSL draft 2024 regarding which local and foreign players they opt for to create a well-balanced winning combination for season 8 after the heartbreaks they had in the final last year.
Multan Sultans Schedule 2024 Download
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