PSL 9: Team of the tournament announced

Sultans' skipper, Mohammad Rizwan, was named 12th man

PSL 9: Team of the tournament announced PHOTO: PCB

Shadab Khan was named captain of the PSL 9 Team of the tournament, chosen by a panel led by Usman Wahla (PCBDirector – International Cricket) alongside independent members Danny Morrison, Mark Butcher, Tariq Saeed, and Urooj Mumtaz.

The selection process weighed factors like consistency, impact on the team, overall performance, and team balance.

Shadab, 25, guided United to their third title, also earning the Player of the Tournament award for his all-round display: 305 runs and 14 wickets in 12 matches.

Two other United players, Imad Wasim and Naseem Shah, were also included. Imad's crucial performance in the final, taking 5 wickets and scoring 19 runs, secured victory. Naseem, 21, returned from injury to claim 15 wickets at an economy rate of 7.56.

Multan Sultans, in their fourth final, saw five players in the XI, including Usman Khan, Chris Jordan, and David Willey. Usama Mir and Iftikhar Ahmed were notable contributors too.

Sultans' skipper, Mohammad Rizwan, was named 12th man.

Karachi Kings' emerging player Muhammad Irfan Khan, scoring 171 runs and taking 8 catches, earned a spot. Peshawar Zalmi's Babar Azam, topping the batting charts with 569 runs, and Saim Ayub, scoring 345 runs and taking 8 wickets, were also included.

Saim was named the tournament's all-rounder for his impressive performances with both bat and ball

Team of PSL 9:

1.         Saim Ayub (Peshawar Zalmi) (345 runs, 2x50s, strike-rate 157.53; eight wickets, 7.45 eco.)

2.         Babar Azam (Peshawar Zalmi) (569 runs, 1x100, 5x50s, strike-rate 142.6)

3.         Usman Khan* (Multan Sultans) (WK) (430 runs, 2x100s, 2x50, strike-rate 164.12; six catches and one stumping)

4.         Shadab Khan (Islamabad United) (captain) (305 runs, 3x50, strike-rate 142.52; 14 wickets, 8.54 eco.)

5.         Iftikhar Ahmed (Multan Sultans) (259 runs, 1x50, strike-rate 193.28)

6.         Imad Wasim (Islamabad United) (126 runs, 1x50, strike-rate 128.57; 12 wickets, 6.60 eco.)

7.         Muhammad Irfan Khan (Karachi Kings) (emerging) (171 runs, strike-rate 140.16; eight catches)

8.         Chris Jordan* (Multan Sultans) (six wickets, 8.42 eco.)

9.         David Willey* (Multan Sultans) (15 wickets, 7.46 eco.)

10.       Usama Mir (Multan Sultans) (24 wickets, 8.13 eco.)

11.        Naseem Shah (Islamabad United) (15 wickets, 7.56 eco.)

12.       Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans) (407 runs, 4x50s, strike-rate 122.22; 12 catches)