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PSL 9: Lahore Qalandars Retentions

The defending champions, Lahore Qalandars, have announced the player retentions for the PSL 2024 edition. They have retained 8 players from their previous squad. The Qalandars have retained some T20 powerhouses in their squad. Although we can debate the category some of these are placed into, there isn’t much to differ. Let’s look at what this squad looks like with these retained players.

Check: Lahore Qalandars Squad 2024 PSL 9 [CONFIRMED]

Lahore Qalandars player retentions 2024

These are the retained players. Shaheen will lead the team. With him, Haris, and Zaman Khan, no team can hit them in the power play.

But there is more.

Shaheen AfridiPlatinum
Haris RaufDiamond
David WieseDiamond
Sikandar RazaGold
Abdullah ShafiqueGold
Zaman KhanGold
Mirza Tahir BaigSilver
Rashid KhanSilver

They have also retained Rashid Khan. This Afghanistan legspinner is one of the best spin bowlers in modern-day T20 cricket. Rashid has different variations of the googly itself. This should tell you how potent he can be. However, it is shocking how PCB has kept him in the silver category. Someone of Rashid’s calibre should be in a higher category. But, there are concerns about his fitness level and whether he will play PSL. So keep your eyes on the replacement draft. We might see Rashid’s replacement there.

Sikandar Raza and Abdullah Shafique have proved great talents for limited-overs cricket. David Wiese has proved lethal in containing the opposition in the middle overs.

Overall, the fans are satisfied with these retentions.


Lahore has the best bowling attacks in the PSL. The only thing they need is batsmen. Isn’t this a dilemma for all the teams when you look at the retained players?

We can see Lahore grabbing some quality batters during the draft on 13 December 2023. Do not forget to catch up on the draft on this day. PCB might be live-streaming the event on their youtube channel. Let’s see how the Qalandars have made up their force for the 9th edition of the Pakistan Super League.

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