As the curtains fell on the exhilarating Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 9, fans witnessed Islamabad United clinch their third title by defeating Multan Sultans in a nail-biting final at Karachi’s National Bank Stadium.

While the tournament showcased thrilling encounters and standout performances, it also saw some players struggling to meet expectations, earning them a spot in the PSL 9 Flop XI.

Alex Hales

Despite being a seasoned campaigner for Islamabad United since 2018, Alex Hales endured a forgettable PSL 9. With only 148 runs to his name at an average of 14.8 and a strike rate of 124, Hales struggled to make a significant impact with the bat. He was also dropped from the PSL 9 final as his side clinched their record-third PSL title.


Shan Masood (C)

Shan Masood was tasked to lead Karachi Kings in PSL 9 after being traded from Multan Sultans. He faced the daunting task of guiding his team to success. However, the left-handed batsman failed to deliver, managing a mere 158 runs in 10 innings with a modest average of 15.8 and a strike rate of 105, resulting in him being chosen as the captain of PSL 9 Flop XI.


Mohammad Haris (wk)

While Mohammad Haris showed glimpses of promise with a crucial knock in one match, his overall performance was underwhelming. With 142 runs at an average of 15.7 and a strike rate of 132, the wicketkeeper-batsman failed to leave a lasting impact.


Rilee Rossouw

Tasked with leading Quetta Gladiators for the first time, Rilee Rossouw struggled to find his rhythm with the bat. Despite his leadership efforts, the Proteas star could only muster 148 runs in 10 innings, averaging 16.4 with a strike rate of 107.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore

Peshawar Zalmi relied on Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s explosive batting prowess, but the right-handed batsman failed to deliver. With just 121 runs in eight innings at an average of 15.12, Kohler-Cadmore couldn’t replicate his past successes.

Sarfaraz Ahmed

Sarfaraz Ahmed had a difficult season as he was removed from captaincy ahead of the PSL 9. While facing scrutiny over his performances, the former Gladiators captain struggled to make an impact in PSL 9. Scoring a mere 22 runs in five innings at an average of 5.5, Sarfaraz’s lacklustre form was evident throughout the tournament, resulting in him getting dropped midway through the tournament.

Khushdil Shah

Retained by Multan Sultans for his aggressive batting, Khushdil Shah failed to live up to expectations. Although he bowled brilliantly in the PSL 9 final, with only 57 runs in eight innings and notable fielding lapses, Khushdil’s performance fell short of the desired standards.

Mohammad Nawaz

Despite being picked in the platinum category by Karachi Kings, Mohammad Nawaz struggled to make an impact with both bat and ball. Scoring 88 runs and taking only two wickets in eight matches, Nawaz’s contributions were below par.

Mohammad Wasim Jr.

While his crucial shot helped Quetta Gladiators reach the playoffs, Mohammad Wasim Jr. had an inconsistent tournament overall. He was traded to the Gladiators ahead of the season to play the role of a quick bowler who can bat in the lower order. However, with 30 runs and nine wickets in six innings, Wasim Jr. failed to make a significant impact with bat or ball.

Luke Wood

Despite taking 12 wickets in 11 matches for Peshawar Zalmi, Luke Wood’s economy rate of 8.24 raised concerns. The left-arm seamer struggled to contain runs during crucial moments, impacting his team’s performance.

Mohammad Hasnain

Another disappointment for Quetta Gladiators was fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain. The right-arm bowler claimed a meagre four wickets in five games with a hefty economy rate of 11.22. He clearly failed to make a substantial impact with the ball, resulting in him getting a limited number of games.

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