The question of where Naseem Shah will go in this year’s PSL drafts has taken the internet by storm. The young fast bowler was released by Quetta Gladiators earlier this month. After that, everyone is trying to speculate which franchise will pick the premier fast bowler recovering from an injury. Whether it is going to be Multan Sultans or Islamabad United will pick him? Let’s have a look and try to figure out the entire situation.
Released by Quetta Gladiators
Firstly, let’s talk about the category in which PCB has promoted Naseem. Earlier, Naseem Shah was in the Diamond category. However, after the latest performance in this year’s Sri Lanka series and Asia Cup, they have promoted him to the Platinum Category. For some reason, Quetta Gladiators have decided to part ways with the young pacer. It might be due to the increase in his salary cap. It can also be due to his injury.
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There were claims that Naseem might miss this year’s PSL and the series against Australia. This could be the reason as well.
Who will pick him?
But now that Naseem is out of Quetta Gladiators, some teams are seriously considering him in their squads. Although recovering from his surgery, the young fast bowler is a prime choice in this year’s drafts. And the news is that two franchises are considering him for the first pick. Multan Sultans and the Islamabad United are considering picking him.
The gladiators have the first pick of the platinum round. However, they are out of the equation now. There has been news that Islamabad United may pick him. Also, the Multan Sultans have shared an image on their social media that indicates they are preparing to welcome Naseem.
But the ground reality is that Islamabad United has the first pick in the drafts. And they have the best chance to pick him if Karachi Kings lets him go.
So, where is Naseem Shah going? We will only know this on the day of the drafts. However, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United and Multan Sultans have the best chance to pick him in the drafts so far. Only time will tell whether he goes to the Islamabad camp or ends up with the Multan boys along with Rizwan and Shan Masood. Stay tuned for any news and updates regarding this matter.