PSL 2024 Trade: Naseem Shah Moves To Islamabad United, Mohammad Wasim Jr And Abrar Ahmed Join Quetta Gladiators

PSL 2024 Trade: Naseem Shah Moves To Islamabad United, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Abrar Ahmed Join Quetta Gladiators. The off-season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has seen a flurry of activity, marked by trades and new coaching staff appointments across the franchises.

PSL 2024
PSL 2024 Trade

In the league’s operations, trades and acquisitions play a crucial role, injecting excitement into the proceedings. These strategic moves enable franchises to streamline their squads by either shedding underutilized players or acquiring specific talent needed to enhance squad balance. This dynamic process proves advantageous for both the franchises and players, offering an opportunity for the latter to secure more game time with their new teams.

Quetta has acquired Islamabad’s initial-round Platinum pick, while Islamabad has secured Quetta’s third-round Platinum pick in the exchange. Amidst strong speculation suggesting that Naseem might join Multan Sultans, who recently secured Iftikhar Ahmed in a separate swap deal, or Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad emerged victorious in the competition to secure the pacer’s signature.

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PSL 2024 Trade: Naseem Shah Moves To Islamabad United

Naseem Shah is poised to join Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024 following a trade from Quetta Gladiators just ahead of the draft scheduled for Wednesday, December 13. Simultaneously, Quetta Gladiators acquired off-spinner Abrar Ahmed and fast-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Having made his debut for the Gladiators in 2020, Naseem Shah played 29 matches for them, amassing 26 wickets at an economy rate of 7.99. His impressive record includes a four-wicket haul and a notable five-wicket haul.

Meanwhile, Wasim Jr, having previously represented Islamabad United for three seasons is poised to join his second PSL franchise. In 25 matches, he has showcased his prowess by claiming 28 wickets at an economy rate of 9.69, including a notable four-wicket haul. In recent moves, Iftikhar Ahmed transitioned from Islamabad United to Multan Sultans, while Rilee Rossouw joined Quetta Gladiators.

Imad Wasim, the skipper who led the Karachi Kings to victory in PSL 2020, has now aligned with Islamabad United. Hasan Ali, who played for Peshawar Zalmi and United in the last couple of seasons, is ready to sport the colours of the Kings. The upcoming PSL draft promises to feature several marquee players, including notable names like Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen, Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai, England’s Dawid Malan, and many others.

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Will Naseem Shah Recover in Time for PSL 2024?

Sidelined due to a shoulder injury since the Asia Cup match against India in Colombo in early September. Naseem was absent during the 2023 World Cup where Pakistan finished fifth failing to secure a spot in the last four. The right-handed pacer will also be absent from the upcoming tour of Australia featuring three Tests starting in Perth on December 14. While there is no official statement on his rehabilitation and return. Indications suggest that Naseem is progressing well and expected to make a comeback during PSL 2024.