Shamar Joseph lands PSL deal during replacement draft after Gabba heroics

Shamar Joseph, PSL 2024

After conning Australia in Brisbane, West Indies pacer Shamar Joseph earned a reward for his performance and will now play for Peshawar Zalmi in the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League. Shamar Joseph took a nine-wicket haul in the second Test match against Australia in Brisbane and scripted the West Indies’ famous eight-run victory. The West Indies managed to level the two-match series at 1-1.

Shamar Jose He has replaced England pacer Gus Atkinson during the mid-season replacement draft, but is expected to remain with the team for the entire season, according to ESPNCricinfo. Before Peshawar Zalmi Owner Javed Afridi posted the unnamed franchise with the number 13 on the back. Joseph took 13 wickets in his first Test series against Australia, which is a tribute to his performance. Joseph will also play for the Dubai Capitals in the ongoing ILT20 2024.

Shamar Joseph replaces Gus Atkinson in PSL 9 for Peshawar Zalmi

Apart from Shamar Joseph, Peshawar Zalmi have announced Waqar Salamkheil as Lungi Ngidi’s replacement, while Gus Atkinson will replace Noor Ahmad, who is out of the tournament due to international commitments. Khurram Shahzad, who will be partially available for PSL 9, has been replaced by Arshad Iqbal. Zalmi has also reserved his choice for Naveen-ul-Haq.

During Monday’s replacement draft, many other franchises added supplemental and replacement players to their team.

Karachi Kings all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who will be available for the partial portion of PSL 9, has been replaced by Zahid Mehmood, while the Kings have booked Tim Seifert’s replacement. Lahore Qalandars, on the other hand, have booked their replacements of Rashid Khan and Dan Lawrance. Bilmillah Khan will replace Wanindu Hasaranga at Quetta Gladiators.

Peshawar Zalmi also included Luke Wood and Sufyan Muqeem as their third and fourth picks and Islamabad United picked Haider Ali and Obed McCoy as their supplementary players. Multan Sultans added Mohammad Shehzad and Johnson Charles as their supplementary players in the third and fourth rounds, while Quetta Gladiators picked Laurie Evans as their third pick while they reserved their fourth pick. Karachi Kings picked Leus Du Plooy and Mohammad Rohid as supplementary players.

The ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League will begin on February 17 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, while the tournament will conclude on March 18 at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi. Six teams including Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators will again be part of the tournament and will face each other in a total of 34 games.

The tournament will be held in four cities including Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi. Karachi will host a total of 11 matches, which will include the playoffs and the final.