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PSL 2024 upgrades and downgrades

PSL 2024 upgrades and downgrades

  • PSL 2024 sees significant player category shifts with promotions and demotions ahead of the draft.
  • Notable demotions include Mirza Tahir Baig, Rumman Raees, and Mir Hamza, moving from gold to silver categories.
  • Upgrades feature Naseem Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed, and others, reflecting the dynamic player landscape.

As the PSL 2024 draft approaches on December 14 in Lahore, the PCB has unveiled a significant reshuffling of player categories, creating a buzz in the cricketing community. The list features both upgraded and downgraded players, with several notable names experiencing shifts in their respective categories.

Mirza Tahir Baig of Lahore Qalandars, Rumman Raees from Islamabad United, and Mir Hamza from Karachi Kings are among those who have faced demotion, moving from gold to silver categories based on successful relegation requests. This adjustment underscores the dynamic nature of player rankings in the lead-up to the PSL 2024 draft.

Conversely, some players have seen their stocks rise. Naseem Shah and Iftikhar Ahmed, representing Quetta Gladiators, have earned promotions from the diamond to platinum category. Sarfaraz Ahmed, the seasoned campaigner, has shifted to the diamond category from gold, reflecting his continued influence in the game. Peshawar Zalmi’s wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Haris has also climbed to the diamond category from gold, while pace bowler Salman Irshad has made the leap from silver to gold.

Multan Sultans’ fast bowlers, Abbas Afridi and Ihsanullah, have secured promotions to the gold category after serving as emerging picks in the previous season. Islamabad United’s Azam Khan and Faheem Ashraf have experienced upgrades from gold to the diamond category, signifying their consistent performances.

Meanwhile, there were shifts for emerging players as well. Zeeshan Zamir moved from emerging to silver, and Mubasir Khan ascended from emerging to gold, indicating their growth and potential in the league.

In other noteworthy changes, Karachi Kings’ Tayyab Tahir transitioned from silver to gold, while Qasim Akram moved up to gold from the emerging category. Lahore Qalandars’ Kamran Ghulam and Zaman Khan have also seen promotions to gold from silver and emerging categories, respectively.

However, the reshuffling isn’t all about promotions; some players have faced demotions. Notable changes include Mohammad Nawaz (Quetta, Platinum to Diamond), Mohammad Hasnain (Quetta, Diamond to Gold), Haider Ali (Karachi, Platinum to Gold), and Asif Ali (Islamabad, Platinum to Diamond). It’s worth noting that players with international representation for Pakistan cannot be relegated below the gold category, ensuring a balance between recognition and competition in the PSL.

Player
Team
Old Category
New Category
Mirza Tahir Baig
Lahore Qalandars
Gold
Silver
Rumman Raees
Islamabad United
Gold
Silver
Mir Hamza
Karachi Kings
Gold
Silver
Naseem Shah
Quetta Gladiators
Diamond
Platinum
Iftikhar Ahmed
Quetta Gladiators
Diamond
Platinum
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Quetta Gladiators
Gold
Diamond
Mohammad Haris
Peshawar Zalmi
Gold
Diamond
Salman Irshad
Peshawar Zalmi
Silver
Gold
Abbas Afridi
Multan Sultans
Emerging
Gold
Ihsanullah
Multan Sultans
Emerging
Gold
Azam Khan
Islamabad United
Gold
Diamond
Faheem Ashraf
Islamabad United
Gold
Diamond
Zeeshan Zamir
Islamabad United
Emerging
Silver
Mubasir Khan
Islamabad United
Emerging
Gold
Tayyab Tahir
Karachi Kings
Silver
Gold
Qasim Akram
Karachi Kings
Emerging
Gold
Kamran Ghulam
Lahore Qalandars
Silver
Gold
Zaman Khan
Lahore Qalandars
Emerging
Gold
Mohammad Nawaz
Quetta Gladiators
Platinum
Diamond
Mohammad Hasnain
Quetta Gladiators
Diamond
Gold
Haider Ali
Karachi Kings
Platinum
Gold
Asif Ali
Islamabad United
Platinum
Diamond

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