PSL 9 Draft Foreign & Local Player List, Date, Timings, PSL Draft 2024 Pick Order

PCB is finalizing the arrangements to conduct the PSL 9 draft event at the NCA this year. The draft event will take place in Lahore because the headquarters of PCB is located there. If there is one league that is able to successfully manage player drafting it would be PSL without a shadow of a doubt. There are many other leagues that are currently following this draft structure but their draft event always has many issues with technological problems while PCB has been doing it very successfully for the past 8 years without a single issue. 

PSL Draft 2024 Complete Picks

Below are the live PSL 9 picks as they happen which are being updated by our team live from National Academy, Lahore. 

Below are the live PSL 2024 draft picks as they happen which are being updated by our team live from National Academy, Lahore. 

Player CategoryFranchise
David WilleyPlatinumMultan Sultans
Kieron PollardPlatinumKarachi Kings
Sherfane RutherfordPlatinumQuetta Gladiators
Noor AhmedPlatinumPeshawar Zalmi
Mohammad AmirPlatinumQuetta Gladiators
Fakhar ZamanPlatinumLahore Qalandars
Rassie van der DussenPlatinumLahore Qalandars
Jordan CoxPlatinumIslamabad United
Daniel SamsPlatinumKarachi Kings
Mohammad NawazPlatinumKarachi Kings
Dawid MalanDiamondMultan Sultans
Asif AliDiamondPeshawar Zalmi
Tymal MillsDiamondIslamabad United
Tim SeifertDiamondKarachi Kings
Sahibzada FarhanDiamondLahore Qalandars
Naveen-ul-HaqGoldPeshawar Zalmi
Reece TopleyGoldMultan Sultans
Reeza HendricksGoldMultan Sultans
Saud ShakeelSilverQuetta Gladiators
Tayyab TahirSilverMultan Sultans
Salman IrshadSilverPeshawar Zalmi
Muhammad Imran Jnr.SilverLahore Qalandars
Shahnawaz DahaniSilverMultan Sultans
Mohammad Amir KhanSilverKarachi Kings
Arif YaqoobSilverPeshawar Zalmi
Matthew FordeSilverIslamabad United
Salman Ali AghaSilverIslamabad United
Ahsan Hafeez BhattiSilverLahore Qalandars
Sajjad Ali JnrSilverQuetta Gladiators
Mohammad AliSilverMultan Sultans
Usman QadirSilverQuetta Gladiators
Dan LawrenceSilverLahore Qalandars
Usman KhanSilverMultan Sultans
Umair AfridiSilverPeshawar Zalmi
Omair Bin YousufSilverQuetta Gladiators
Qasim AkramSilverIslamabad United
Anwar AliSilverKarachi Kings
Arafat MinhasSilverKarachi Kings
Dan MousleySilverPeshawar Zalmi
Shahab KhanSilverIslamabad United
Yasir KhanEmergingMultan Sultans
Hunain ShahEmergingIslamabad United
Mohammad ZeeshanEmergingPeshawar Zalmi
Jahandad Khan EmergingLahore Qalandars
Adil NazEmergingQuetta Gladiators
SirajuddinEmergingKarachi Kings
Khawaja Mohammad NafayEmergingQuetta Gladiators
Syed Faridoun MahmoodEmergingLahore Qalandars
Ubaid ShahEmergingIslamabad United
Shai HopeSupplementaryLahore Qalandars
Chris JordanSupplementaryMultan Sultans
Akeal HoseinSupplementaryQuetta Gladiators
Shamyl HussainSupplementaryIslamabad United
Lungi NgidiSupplementaryPeshawar Zalmi
Saad BaigSupplementaryKarachi Kings
Mehran MumtazSupplementaryPeshawar Zalmi
Kamran GhulamSupplementaryLahore Qalandars
Aftab IbrahimSupplementaryMultan Sultans
Tom CurranSupplementaryIslamabad United
Jamie OvertonSupplementaryKarachi Kings
Sohail KhanSupplementaryQuetta Gladiators

PSL 9 Draft Date & Time

As per the media sources, the draft initially was supposed to take place on the 18th of November 2023 but due to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, PCB has delayed the draft event by a month. The confirmed date for the PSL draft 2024 is the 13th of December, 2023. 

Date: December 13, 2023

Time: 04:00 PM (PST)

Venue: National Cricket Academy, Lahore

All the team franchise owners, coaches, captains, and team managers are expected to be present at the event where psl draft 2024 player list will be officially revealed from which all six franchises are going to select the best players. 

CHECK: PSL 2024 All Team Squads & Full Players List (Updated)

PSL Draft 2024 Pick Order

As per the PCB media release, psl 9 draft schedule was announced by using a statistical tool whose main purpose was to give all franchises an equal opportunity based on the team retentions they had and all six teams can get the strongest possible lineups. The pick order for psl draft 2024 player list is as follows.

All HBL PSL 9 draft players will be picked as per the pick order mentioned above in the picture. Multan Sultans will start the proceedings in the draft with a platinum pick.

PSL 9 Relegation Requests

PCB allows all franchises to make use of relegation requests which helps some franchises to do better retentions. A relegation request allows the franchise to meet the player’s base category. If the player’s base category is not matched then franchises have the option to relegate a player below his base category. This process needs to have full confidence and agreement with the player before making it official. 

This year before the PSL 2024 draft event, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings & Islamabad United have each relegated one player before the draft. 

Lahore QalandarsMirza Tahir Baig
Karachi KingsMir Hamza
Islamabad UnitedRumman Raees

PSL 9 Successful Trades

In past few weeks, there have been numerous rumors about certain International stars being moved from one franchise to another and one of them is now official confirmed. 

Imad Wasim who has been the captain of Karachi Kings for long time has left the franchise to move to his real city based franchise Islamabad United while Hassan Ali who himself moved from Peshawar Zalmi to Islamabad a few years has made a move once again and joined Karachi Kings. 

Another major trade has been confirmed between the Quetta and Multan franchises. Multan traded Riliee to Iftikhar in this mega trade. Both teams looked at their team combinations and the trade is perfectly matched up. 

After weeks of different talks between franchises after Naseem Shah informed his franchise that he wanted to move the deal finally struck between the Islamabad and Quetta franchises. Quetta has released Naseem Shah while in return Islamabad has released Abrar Ahmed & Mohammad Wasim Jnr. Naseem’s injury may rule him out from the start of PSL 2024. 

Player NameFranchise Name
Hassan AliKarachi Kings
Iftikhar AhmedMultan Sultans
Naseem ShahIslamabad United
Imad WasimIslamabad United
Rilee RossouwQuetta Gladiators
Mohammad Wasim JnrQuetta Gladiators
Abrar AhmedQuetta Gladiators
Shan MasoodKarachi Kings
Faisal AkramMultan Sultans

Reports suggests that Mohammad Amir is also leaving Karachi Kings but franchise could not get a good trade deal so it might mean Amir if not retained by KK will go to the open draft and whichever franchise gets the chance early will go for him.

PSL 9 Right to Match Card (RTM)

Last year, the Right to match card was introduced by the PCB after many requests from all franchises. RT card allows the franchise to buy back a maximum of one player who they really need in their line up but due to retention rules, they cannot retain them. We know Lahore Qalandars likely to use RTM card to get Fakhar Zaman back into their line up who was instrumental in helping them WIN the PSL trophy last year. 

PSL 2024 Total Foreign Players

The media sources reveal that around 493 foreign players from both full member and associate nations have entered their names for the PSL 8 draft event. Out of which, 81 players registered in the diamond category while 27 players are available to be picked in the Platinum category. The total hbl psl 8 draft players from countries are as follows.

CountryTotal No. of Players Registered
Sri Lanka40
West Indies58
South Africa30

The huge interest shown by the foreign players for PSL 8 draft means the league is progressing quickly to be among the best and it also provides all six franchises a good headache to have with so many excellent options available to strengthen their lineups. 

PSL 2024 Draft Overseas Platinum Players List

The 27 top professional players from full member-playing nations have registered their names in the Platinum Category. Take a look at psl 2023 draft foreign players list below. 

Australia: Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar

England: Ben Duckett, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Luke Wood, Reece Topley, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills

West Indies: Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Brandon King and Kyle Mayers 

Sri Lanka: Maheesh Theekshana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka

New Zealand: James Neesham

Afghanistan: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

South Africa: Rassie van der Dussen, Imran Tahir

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan

Nepal: Sandeep Lamichhane

PSL 2024 Draft Overseas Diamond Players List

Below is the list of psl 2023 draft foreign players list who have registered in the diamond category. In this category, each player is given USD 85,000 as match fees which is substantially huge for many players playing in the circuit. 

Australia: Ben McDermott

England: Dan Lawrence, Gus Atkinson, Jordan Cox, Liam Dawson, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Richard Gleeson, Sam Hain

West Indies: Fabian Allen, Johnson Charles, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh

Sri Lanka: Dilshan Madushanka, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Sadeera Samarawickrama

New Zealand: Tim Seifert, Martin Guptill, Chad Bowes

Afghanistan: Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi 

South Africa: George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Reeza Hendricks, Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala

Bangladesh: Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudullah

PSL 2024 Retained Players List

All six franchises had the option to retain eight players from the PSL 8 squads. Multan Sultans is the only franchise that has retained 7 players while the rest of the other teams have announced a maximum of eight retentions. A complete psl 2024 retained player list is as follows.

Karachi Kings: James Vince and Hasan Ali (Diamond), Shan Masood (Brand Ambassador), Shoaib Malik (Mentor) and Tabraiz Shamsi (all Gold), Mir Hamza (Successful relegation request) and Muhammad Akhlaq (both Silver), Muhammad Irfan Khan (Emerging).

Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed (both Platinum), Khushdil Shah and Usama Mir (both Diamond), Abbas Afridi (Gold), Ihsanullah (Brand Ambassador, Silver), Faisal Akram (Emerging).

Lahore Qalandars: Shaheen Shah Afridi (Platinum), Haris Rauf (Brand Ambassador) and David Wiese (both Diamond), Sikandar Raza, Abdullah Shafique and Zaman Khan (all Gold), Mirza Tahir Baig (Successful relegation request) and Rashid Khan (both Silver).

Islamabad United: Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah (both Platinum), Imad Wasim (Mentor) and Azam Khan (both Diamond), Faheem Ashraf (Brand Ambassador), Alex Hales and Colin Munro (all Gold), Rumman Raees (Successful relegation request in Silver).

Peshawar Zalmi: Babar Azam and Rovman Powell (both Platinum), Saim Ayub and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (all Diamond), Mohammad Haris (Brand Ambassador) and Aamir Jamal (both Gold), Khurram Shahzad (Silver), Haseebullah (Emerging).

Quetta Gladiators: Rilee Rossouw (Platinum), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Jason Roy and Wanindu Hasaranga (all Diamond), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Brand Ambassador) Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Hasnain (all Gold), Will Smeed (Silver).

How Many Total Players can each squad get?

Each team was given the option to retain up to eight players from the last year’s squad. PCB has allowed all franchises to draft 18 players in their lineup so each team can have many options available in case of injuries or international duties. 

An 18-member squad comprises 3 platinum, 3 diamond, 3 gold, 5 silver, 2 emerging & 2 supplementary. 

How To Watch PSL 9 Draft Online?

All cricket fans from Pakistan will be able to watch psl 2024 draft live streaming on PTV Sports, Ten Sports & A Sports HD. Fans can download the ARYZAP app to watch psl 9 draft live coverage on all smart devices. 

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  1. Thanks for all details
    But I have a Question
    Can any team use RTM after trade?
    Can Karachi kings use RTM on Imad?

    1. No.

      RTM can be used for players who are picked in the draft event.

      Example: Fakhar Zaman can be picked by Multan who got the 1st Platinum pick but Lahore can utilize their RTM card and get Fakhar back into their team.

      1. In that case Multan’s pick will be waisted ? or they would have a chance to pick any other player of same category.

        1. If RTM is used, then the franchise again gets the opportunity to pick a new player but the tricky part is they only get 2nd chance when another franchise decides to use RTM, and by that time other great players are already picked.

          I expect Multan to go for a foreign player in the 1st pick.

  2. if Multans Sultans pick Fakhar Zaman and Lahore use RTM and get Fakhar back in their team then can Multan use their RTM to take Fakhar back again or not?

    1. No.

      For the franchise to use RTM, a player must have played an earlier season with them.

      Another interesting thing is both Karachi and Quetta must pick a Local player in the platinum category and as per the list only Fakhar Zaman is available. I suspect both KK and QG will use a wildcard to upgrade a player to Platinum from Diamond or lower categories.

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