Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings is a franchise in PSL. It was found in 2015 when PSL started. Team is based in Karachi, provincial capital of Sindh. Team has a home cricket ground “National Stadium”. Currently Kumar Sangakkara is the captain of the side while Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur is also the coach of the side. Salman Iqbal, CEO of ARY Media group in Pakistan is the owner of the team. Shahid Afridi recently joined Karachi Kings as player and also the president of the team.

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.

Previous Performances:

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 TRanvir 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.

Team 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.

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.

 

Team Current Squad:

Name

Nationality

Style

Salary

Joined

Notes

Batsman

Mahela Jayawerdene  Sri Lanka Right Handed Batsman Amount Disclosed 2017 Overseas
Shahzaib Hassan  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Chris Gayle

 Jamaica (WI)

Left Handed Batsman US $ 140,000 2017 Overseas
Baber Azam  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 50,000 2017 Local
Khurram Manzoor  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2017 Local
Ammad Alam  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman Amount Disclosed 2017 Local

All-Rounders

Imad Wasim  Pakistan Left Arm Batsman & Left-arm Orthodox US $ 50,000 2016 Local
Shahid Afridi  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right arm Leg Spin   2018 Local
Shoaib Malik  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right arm off spin US $ 140,000 2016 Local
Ryan McLaren  South Africa Right Handed Batsman & Right arm medium Fast US $ 50,000 2017 Overseas
Kieron Pollard

 Trinidad and Tobago(WI)

Right Handed Batsman & Right arm medium Fast US $ 140,000 2017 Overseas
Ravi Bopara  England Right Handed Batsman & Right arm medium Fast US $ 70,000 2016 Overseas
Kashif Bhatti  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Slow left-arm Orthodox US $ 25,000 2017 Local
Hasan Mohsin  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right arm medium Fast US $ 10,000 2017 Local

Wicket-Keepers

Kumar Sangakkara (Captain)  Sri Lanka Left Handed Batsman US $ 70,000 2017 Overseas
Saifullah Bangash  Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2016 Local

Bowlers

Mohammad Amir  Pakistan Left-arm Fast US $ 70,000 2016 Local
Sohail Khan  Pakistan Right-arm Fast US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Rahat Ali  Pakistan Left-arm medium Fast Amount Disclose 2017 Local
Usama Mir  Pakistan Right-arm Leg Spin Amount Disclose 2016 Local
Usman Khan  Pakistan Left-arm medium Fast Replacement 2017 Local
Abrar Ahmed  Pakistan Right-arm Leg Spin US $ 10,000 2017 Local
Abdul Ameer  Pakistan Left-arm medium Fast US $ 10,000 2017 Local

 

Management & Coaching Staff:

                     Name Position
Pakistan Salman Iqbal ARY          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

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