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Karachi Kings Squad PSL 2018

Karachi Kings Squad PSL 2018

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, Karachi”. Karachi Kings is one of the expensive franchise in Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 but team cannot perform well in previous two editions. Now in PSL 3 2018 Imad Wasim became the captain of the side while Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara already lead the team as Captain in previous two editions. Shahid Khan Afridi joined the Karachi Kings in PSL third edition. He will be key player for Karachi Kings team.

Karachi Kings team completed its 20 Players squad few days ago in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 draft. Team retained nine players from previous squad. These players are; Shahid Khan Afridi (Platinum), Mohammad Amir (Platinum), Baber Azam (Diamond), Imad Wasim (Diamond), Ravi Bopara (Gold), Mohammad Rizwan (Gold), Usman Shiwari (Silver), Khurram Manzoor (Silver) & Usama Mir (Silver).

In Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 2018 draft team picks; Colin Ingram (Platinum), Mitchell Johnson (Diamond), Luke Wright (Gold), David Wiese (Silver), Tabish Khan (Silver), Mohammad Irfan Jr. (Emerging) & Hasan Mohsin (Emerging). In Supplementary picks team got Eoin Morgan, Colin Munro & Saifullah Bangash.

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.

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.

 

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

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 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.

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