Karachi Kings is one of the pioneer teams in PSL. It is collaborating with Pakistan Cricket Board from the first edition of Pakistan Super League. It is 5th time that Karachi Kings is joining PSL. This has huge fan following due to 2 reasons. First is that Karachi is biggest city of Pakistan. Second is that its owner is Mr. Salman Iqbal who is also the owner of ARY TV which is too much famous in Pakistan.
Key Players in Karachi
Karachi already has Babar Azam and Muhammad Amir and both have good names in cricket. This time, English top order Batsman Alex Hales has joined the team. Because of Hales, Karachi bating line is strong enough to rely on. On fast bowling side, Chris Jordan, Umaid Asif and English fast bowler Liam Plunkett will join Muhammad Amir. It shows a classic fast bowling side.
For spin bowling Usama Mir, Dan Lawrence and Umer Khan will try to create difficulty for batsmen. Overall, Karachi kings have a good squad.
PSL draft Picks by KK
If we talk about draft picks, Karachi Kings have Alex Hales in platinum category. Chris Jordan is the only pick for Diamond Category in Karachi Kings Squad. For gold category, Karachi Kings is relying on Sharjeel Khan and Cameron Delport.
In silver category, wicketkeeper batsman Muhammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence and Ali Khan is joining the team. Arshad Iqbal is playing as emerging player. Liam Plunkett and Awais Zia will be available as supplementary players.
In platinum category, Karachi Kings retains Muhammad Amir and Babar Azam. Imad Wasim and Iftikhar Ahmed are the part of squad again as diamond category players. Aamir Yamin is the only player retained in gold category. Usama Mir is art of squad again as silver category player.
Babar Azam, Muhammad Amir, Alex Hales, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Aamir Yamin, Muhammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence, Usama Mir, Ali Khan, Umer Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia
Coaching and Management Staff
Captain: Imad Wasim
Coach: Dean Jones
Mentor: Wasim Akram
Owner: ARY Media Group (Salman Iqbal)
Home Ground: Karachi National Stadium