Karachi Kings have let go of their captain, Imad Wasim, for Hasan Ali from Islamabad United. With the leadership position vacant, all eyes turn towards Pakistan’s Test captain, Shan Masood, potentially taking charge as Karachi Kings’ new captain in the PSL 9 as the franchise aims for a second title win.

Amid mounting speculations about Shan Masood joining the Kings, the franchise’s recent post on social media added further fuel to them. Karachi Kings in their post on X, hailed the left-handed batter as “Captain Shan Masood” following his exceptional 150-run performance in a four-day match against Australian PM XI.

“Captain Shan Masood shines with a commanding 156* runs, supported by a solid 41 & 40 from Sarfaraz Ahmed & Babar Azam as Pakistan sets a total of 324-6 on Day 1 against PMXI,” shared Karachi Kings on social media.

While this acknowledgement could merely celebrate the Pakistani Test skipper’s stellar performance however, it could also hint at Shan’s potential transition to the blue and red jersey of the Karachi Kings.

Reports suggest a probable trade involving Tayyab Tahir to Multan Sultans, possibly paving the way for Shan’s move to Karachi. The PSL Draft for season nine is scheduled for December 13 at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, but social media is already buzzing with the rumours of players trading teams.

The recent series of unexpected player trades, including Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Naseem Shah, have set the stage for heightened speculation and anticipation in the lead-up to the forthcoming season.

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