Karachi Kings is the biggest and most popular Team of Pakistan Super League which is owned by Mr. Salman Iqbal in the US $26 million. Karachi Kings named as to represent the city Karachi, Pakistan. Karachi is called “the city of light”.
When PCB announced the Pakistan Super League in 2015 then the team is formed and the owner of ARY Digital, Salman Iqbal. The fans of Karachi Kings are not only from Karachi but also from whole country Pakistan.
Karachi Kings are participated in First Season as well as in Second Season of PSL. And now ready to Participate in the Third Season of PSL. Karachi Kings appear in PSL to show the talent of youngster cricketer.
At 26 September 2016, Rashid Latif was appointed as the director of Cricket Operations. According to PSL Latest News in April 2017, Shahid Afridi becomes the president of Karachi Kings. The home ground of team is National Cricket Stadium.
Mickey Arthur is the coach of Karachi Kings. Azhar Mehmood and Rashid Lateef are the team Directors. Shoaib Malik, Saleem Yousaf, and Jalauddin are the team advisor.
Shoaib Malik selected as captain the of the team. Karachi Kings becomes strong teams because it includes five foreign players named as (Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Ryan McLaren (South Africa), Ravi Bopara (England), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Lendl Simmons, James Vince, Chris Gayle (West Indies).
Karachi Kings is not performing well in the First Season of PSL. Karachi Kings Won 2 matches out of 8. Kings kicked off their campaign with an easy win against Lahore Qalandars at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Karachi Kings also win one more match during the Second tournament.
In the Second Season 2017, Kumar Sangakkara and Babar Azam join the Karachi Kings. In this Season Azhar Mehmood signed as coach of the team. In the PSL Schedule 2017, Team Squads of Karachi Kings updated and added 9 players to the squad including Kieron Pollard, Mahela Jayawardena, and Ryan McLaren.
In the Second Season, Karachi Kings played 10 matches. Out of 10, Karachi Kings won 5 matches and loss 5 matches. The position of the Karachi King in 2017 is 3/5 which is expected to increase in Third Season 2018.
According to the Latest News, Shahid Afridi joined the team as president and player on 7 April 2017.
|Home Ground||National Stadium, Karachi|
|City Represent||Karachi, Pakistan|
|Owner||Salman Iqbal(ARY News)|
|Nick Name||Dilon Ke Badshah|
|Salman Iqbal (ARY Group)||Owner|
|Mickey Arthur||Head coach|
|Azhar Mahmood||Assistant coach|
|Abdul Majeed||Fielding coach|
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|No.||Nationality||Player||From||To||No. of Mat||Won||Lost||tie||No Result||Win %|
|3||Sri Lanka||Kumar Sangakkara||2017||Present||10||5||5||50.00|
|Years||Played||Won||Loss||No Result||Tied||Success Rate||Possition||Summary|
|Name||Nationality||Bating Style||Bowling Style||Joined|
|Babar Azam||Pakistan||Right-hand||Right-arm off spin||2017|
|Chris Gayle||West India||Left-hand||Right-Arm Offbreak||2017|
|Khurram Manzoor||Pakistan||Right-hand||Right-arm Offbreak||2017|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri lanka||Right-hand||Right-arm Medium||2017|
|Shahzaib Hasan||Pakistan||Right-hand||Right-arm Offbreak||2016|
|Hasan Mohsin||Pakistan||Right-hand||Right-arm Medium||2017|
|Imad Wasim||Pakistan||Left-Hand||Slow Left-arm Orthodox||2016|
|Ryan McLaren||South Africa||Left-hand||Right-arm Medium fast||2017|
|Kashif Bhatti||Pakistan||Right-hand||Slow Left-arm Orthodox||2017|
|Ravi Bopara||England||Right-hand||Right Arm Medium Fast||2016|
|Shoaib Malik||Pakistan||Right-hand||Right-arm off spin||2016|
|Kieron Pollard||West India||Right-hand||Right-arm medium fast||2017|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||Left-hand||—||2017|
|Abrar Ahmed||Pakistan||Left-hand||Right-arm Leg spin||2017|
|Mohammad Amir||Pakistan||Left-hand||Left-arm Fast||2016|
|Rahat Ali||Pakistan||Right-hand||Left-arm fast||2017|
|Sohail Khan||Pakistan||Right-Hand||Right-Arm Fast||2016|
|Usama Mir||Pakistan||Right-hand||Right-arm Leg spin||2016|
|Usman Khan||Pakistan||Right-hand||Left-arm medium fast||2017|
|Abdul Ameer||Pakistan||Left-hand||Left-arm medium fast||2017|