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List of International Cricketers for PSL 9 Draft Revealed

The HBL PSL (Pakistan Super League) Player Draft for 2024 has attracted significant attention, with 485 international players from 22 different countries registering for the event.

The draft is set to occur on December 13 at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. The participants are divided into categories, with 46 falling into the Platinum category and 76 in the Diamond category.

Among the foreign players, attention is drawn to prominent figures such as England’s Dawid Malan and South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks, both of whom hold top 10 rankings in the ICC Men’s T20I player rankings for batters.

The draft also features key T20I bowlers like Sri Lanka’s Maheesh Theekshana, Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and West Indies’ Akeal Hosein. Notably, world No. 2 T20I all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is also part of the draft.

The distribution of players by country reveals that England has the highest representation, with 158 players. Following England, there are players from West Indies (58), Sri Lanka (40), Afghanistan (36), South Africa (30), Bangladesh (21), and others. Even associate member countries have contributed a considerable number of players to the draft.

In the Platinum category, standout players include Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, and Tymal Mills from England, as well as international stars from Australia, Afghanistan, and New Zealand.

The Diamond category features notable players like Mohammad Nabi from Afghanistan, Ben McDermott from Australia, Litton Das, Mahmudullah, and several others from different countries.

This player draft is highly anticipated, given the diverse and talented pool of international players. It reflects the global appeal and competitive nature of the PSL, bringing together cricket talents from various cricketing nations for an exciting and dynamic tournament.

The event is expected to have a significant impact on team compositions and strategies, making it a focal point for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

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