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PSL 9: Karachi Kings Retentions

Karachi Kings have announced their player retentions for PSL 9. They have decided to retain 8 players from the previous season. After some trades with Islamabad United and Multan Sultans, their team looks slightly balanced. Whether they want to become batsmen-heavy or rely on the bowlers, we will know that after 13 December. For now, let’s discuss their retentions.

Karachi Kings: Karachi Kings Squad 2024

Karachi Kings player retentions 2024

Surprisingly, they haven’t retained any of their platinum-category players. Their platinum picks will be a bit more interesting now. Also, they have made some interesting trades. Let’s see.

James VinceDiamond
Hasan AliDiamond
Shan MasoodGold
Shoaib MalikGold
Tabraiz ShamsiGold
Mir HamzaSilver
Mohammad AhklaqSilver
Mohammad Irfan KhanEmerging

Let’s address the elephant in the room: they have decided to let go of Mohammad Amir and have got Shan for Faisal and Hasan Ali. These are the big changes that no one expected from Karachi Kings. They used to have the best squad. However, they have let go of most of their key players.

There was once a time when Babar, Rizwan, Amir, and Imad were in their team. Babar and Rizwan left them in the previous seasons. Now, they have let go of Amir and Imad as well.

Karachi Kings have Shan Masood in their squad. This has added a nice opener to their squad. They have Hasan Ali now. This means that Amir’s departure may not hurt them that much. Shoaib Malik is the most experienced player in the squad, while Shamsi adds that extra value of mystery.

Concluding remarks

KK has retained only three batters so far. This means there is going to be a fight for the batters. Most of the teams need batsmen in their lineup. Karachi Kings will be looking forward to welcoming some exciting talent in their midst. Will we see some improvements now that Haider Azhar has joined them as their manager?

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