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Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings

 

Karachi Kings has been the integral part of PSL (pslt20) since the league started. On 03 December 2015, PCB unveiled the franchises to interested parties. Karachi kings was purchased by Salman Iqbal (CEO ARY Media Group) for US $26 Million for the period of Ten Years. Karachi Kings is the most expensive franchise of the PSL. After having a pair of really underwhelming seasons, the Karachi Kings will need to do a lot better in this 3rd season of the Pakistan Super League. If the owners wants to have the trophy in their hand in PSL 2018 Karachi Kings need to do something out of the box.

A similar shocking decision is of dropping of Christopher Henry Gayle as he is considered as the deadliest batsman of the T20 world as he is such kind of a player who can mesmerize you in any game. Letting burst off Chris Gayle, they have got managed to maintain again Pakistan’s Usman Khan and Usama Mir while Ravi Boparai gets some other pass.  His wibble-wobble medium-pacers can be of use on sluggish and sluggish surfaces.

The facet might be led with the aid of Imad Wasim and also will have Babar Azzam and Mohammad Amir of their line-up, thereby making it a side this is very dependent on their Pakistani Players to dish out an awesome overall performance throughout the 3rd PSL Season.

Imad Wasim is one in every of the most important upcoming stars on this layout of the game. In what got here as very interesting news, legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi decided to enroll in the Kings from Peshawar Zalmi’s and Mohammad Rizwan became traded for Suhail Khan from Lahore Qalandars.

Karachi Kings – Team History:  

Karachi Kings team was formed when PSL T20 was started. On 03 December 2015, PCB unveiled the franchises to interested parties. Karachi franchise was bought by Salman Iqbal CEO ARY Media Group for US $26 Million for the period of Ten Years. Karachi Kings is the most expensive franchise of the PSL.

Karachi Kings – Name & Logo:

Name & Logo of Karachi Kings team was revealed on 21 December 2015. The logo of Karachi Kings team features a lion while name of the team is written below in white and gold colors. In revealed ceremony, team owner Salman Iqbal said that the theme & logo of the team represents the true spirit and resilience of Karachi. Jersey color of Karachi Kings is blue and gold.

Pakistani Players:

Shahid Afridi, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim (Captain), Mohammad Amir, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Shinwari, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Hasan Mohsin

International Players:

Ravi Bopara, Colin Ingram, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Mitchell Johnson (unavailable due to personal reasons)

Name & Logo of Karachi Kings team was revealed on 21 December 2015. The logo of Karachi Kings team features a lion while name of the team is written below in white and gold colors. In revealed ceremony, team owner Salman Iqbal said that the theme & logo of the team represents the true spirit and resilience of Karachi. Jersey color of Karachi Kings is blue and gold.

The other Teams participating along with United are;

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Personal

Captain Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara
Coach South Africa Mickey Arthur
Owner Salman Iqbal

Team information

City Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Founded 2015
Home ground National Stadium
Capacity 34,228

History

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Karachi Kings Squad For PSL 2018

Teams’ Sponsors:

Year

Kit Manufacturer

Chest Branding

Front Branding

Back Branding

Sleeve Branding

2016 AJ Sports The Arkadians Bahria Town Summit Bank Oye Hoye Chips, Karachi Electrics, Shield Products & Lgloo ice-cream.
2017 AJ Sports The Arkadians Bahria Town Bridge Power Batteries Oye Hoye Chips, Tapal Tea & Shield Products.

 

Karachi Kings Team Squad 2018:

Name

Nationality

Style

Salary

Joined

Notes

Batsman

Colin Ingram South Africa Left Handed Batsman US $ 140,000 2018 Overseas
Eoin Morgan England Left Handed Batsman Amount Disclosed 2018 Overseas
Colin Munro New Zealand Left Handed Batsman Amount Disclosed 2018 Overseas
Baber Azam  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 70,000 2017 Local
Khurram Manzoor  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2017 Local

All-Rounders

Imad Wasim  Pakistan Left Arm Batsman & Left-arm Orthodox US $ 70,000 2016 Local
Shahid Afridi  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right arm Leg Spin  US $ 140,000 2018 Local
Ravi Bopara England Right Handed Batsman & Right arm medium Fast US $ 50,000 2016 Oveseas
Luke Wright England Right Handed Batsman & Right arm medium Fast US $ 50,000 2018 Overseas
Hasan Mohsin Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right arm medium US $ 10,000 2018 Local
David Wiese  South Africa Right Handed Batsman & Right arm Fast US $ 25,000 2018 Overseas

Wicket-Keepers

Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 50,000 2018 Local
Saifullah Bangash  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman Amount Disclosed 2016 Local

Bowlers

Mohammad Amir  Pakistan Left-arm Fast US $ 140,000 2016 Local
Mitchell Johnson Australia Left-arm Fast US $ 70,000 2018 Overseas
Tabish Khan Pakistan Right-arm Fast Medium US $ 25,000 2018 Local
Usama Mir  Pakistan Right-arm Leg Spin US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Usman Khan  Pakistan Left-arm medium Fast US $ 25,000 2017 Local
Mohammad Irfan Jr Pakistan Right-arm Fast US $ 10,000 2018 Local

 

Management & Coaching Staff:

             Name

Position

Pakistan Salman Iqbal ARY Media Group Owner
Pakistan Shahid Khan Afridi President
Pakistan Tariq Wasi CEO
South Africa Mickey Arthur Head Coach
Pakistan Azhar Mehmood Assitant Coach
Pakistan Rashid Latif Director
Pakistan Abdul Majeed Fielding Coach
Pakistan Asad Ali Physio


Captains

 

No. Nat. Player From To Mat Won Lost tie NR %
1 Pakistan Shoaib Malik 2016 2016 8 2 6 0 0 25.00
2 England Ravi Bopara 2016 2016 1 0 1 0 0 0.00
3 Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 2017 Present 10 5 5 0 0 50.00

 

Result summary

 

Year Pld Won Loss NR Tied SR(%) Position Summary
2016 9 2 7 0 0 22.22 4/5 Play-offs
2017 10 5 5 0 0 50.00 3/5 Play-offs
Total 19 7 12 0 0 36.84

Head-to-head record

 

Opposition Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR SR%
Islamabad United 2016–present 6 3 3 0 0 50.00
Lahore Qalandars 2016–present 4 3 1 0 0 75.00
Peshawar Zalmi 2016–present 5 1 4 0 0 20.00
Quetta Gladiators 2016–present 4 0 4 0 0 0.00

 

Most runs

 

Nat. Player From To Matches Runs Average HS 100 50
England Ravi Bopara 2016 2017 19 448 29.86 71* 0 2
Pakistan Shoaib Malik 2016 2017 19 359 22.43 51* 0 1
Pakistan Babar Azam 2017 2017 10 291 32.33 50 0 1
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 2017 2017 10 215 21.50 65 0 1
Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard 2017 2017 10 201 40.20 47 0 0

 

Most wickets

 

Nat. Player From To Matches Overs Wickets Average BBI 4w 5w
Pakistan Sohail Khan 2016 2017 14 49.2 20 18.00 3/23 0 0
Pakistan Usama Mir 2016 2017 15 52.5 18 23.50 3/24 0 0
Pakistan Mohammad Amir 2016 2017 17 62.2 17 25.41 3/7 0 0
Pakistan Imad Wasim 2016 2017 18 45.0 12 27.33 3/18 0 0
England Ravi Bopara 2016 2017 19 31.0 11 22.00 6/16 0 1

 

The Season 3 of PSL seems to be a season of fortune for the Karachi Kings as they have taken several bold steps they are quite surprising and amazing as well like the entry of Shahid Afridi is of no exception as he is such a player who can change the fortune of the game at any instance of the time has now been part of PSL 2018 Karachi Kings.

After having a pair of really underwhelming seasons, the Karachi Kings will need to do a lot better in this 3rd season of the Pakistan Super League. If the owners wants to have the trophy in their hand in PSL 2018 Karachi Kings need to do something out of the box. A similar shocking decision is of dropping of Christopher Henry Gayle as he is considered as the deadliest batsman of the T20 world as he is such kind of a player who can mesmerize you in any game. Letting burst off Chris Gayle, they have got managed to maintain again Pakistan’s Usman Khan and Usama Mir while Ravi Boparai gets some other pass.

His wibble-wobble medium-pacers can be of use on sluggish and sluggish surfaces. The facet might be led with the aid of Imad Wasim and also will have Babar Azzam and Mohammad Amir of their line-up, thereby making it a side this is very dependent on their Pakistani Players to dish out an awesome overall performance throughout the 3rd PSL Season. Imad Wasim is one in every of the most important upcoming stars on this layout of the game. In what got here as very interesting news, legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi decided to enroll in the Kings from Peshawar Zalmi’s and Mohammad Rizwan became traded for Suhail Khan from Lahore Qalandars.

The facet was offered with the aid of Salman Iqbal owned any media institution for a whopping charge of $2.4 million us dollars. They have appointed former south African global educate mickey Arthur as their manager at the same time as former Pakistan Leg-Spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will function his assistant and bowling train. Being very expensive franchise in PSL team cannot deliver its abilities in first two editions.

In 2016 (First Edition of PSL) Karachi Kings start well after beating Lahore Qalandars in its very first match but after that team only manage to win one more matches out of seven. Karachi Kings played eight matches in this first edition of PSL and only manage to win two matches. It was fourth best team in PSL 2016 out of five teams.

In 2017 edition many changes were made by the team but still team could not perform well. Kumar Sangakkara joined the Karachi Kings team as captain in second edition of PSL 2017 while Baber Azam as batsman. Azhar Mehmood signed as coach in this season. Sohail Tanvir was traded for Chris Gayle. Team added some other players in auctions as well. Few of them are; Kieron Pollard, Mahela Jayawerdene & Ryan McLaren. In 2017 performance team played 10 matches including playoff and only win five matches out of ten.

Now in PSL 2018 team looks very strong in all aspects of game. It is hoped that Karachi Kings team will perform better and play good cricket. New addition will help the team to go to final and final match of PSL 2018 will also played at National Stadium, Karachi. Its all about Karachi Kings Team Squad for Pakistan Super League 2018 edition. Stay in touch with us for more psl 2018 news and updates.

 

Karachi Kings Official Partners

Bahria Town is the main sponsor and shirt sponsor of Karachi kings. Bahria Town is a privately owned real-estate development company which owns, develops and manages properties across Pakistan. It is the largest private real estate company in Asia.