Karachi Kings KK is a Pakistani expert Twenty20 cricket group that competes within the Pakistan Super League. The group is based totally in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, Pakistan. The crew changed into fashioned in 2015, as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by way of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The group’s domestic ground is National Stadium. The team is presently captained by way of Imad Wasim and coached with the aid of Mickey Arthur, a former South African cricketer. In April 2017, Wasim Akram became the president of the team.
The leading run-scorer for the facet is Babar Azam, while Mohammad Amir is leading wicket-taker.
Karachi Kings in 2018
On 7 April 2017 Shahid Afridi joined the crew as president and player and left Peshawar Zalmi. Mitchell Johson become replaced by way of Tymal Mills as he pulled out from the match a month earlier than 2018 season. In their opening match of 2018 season, Kings ended the two-season losing streak towards Quetta Gladiators by using beating them through 19 runs. In their next recreation, the Kings continued their winning shape via beating protecting champions, Peshawar Zalmi, in a carefully fought recreation.
Chasing a goal of 132 runs, the team won with 2 balls and 5 wickets to spare. Their subsequent recreation became in opposition to arch-rivals, Lahore Qalandars.
Batting first, the Kings posted 159 for nine on the board way to Bopara’s unbeaten innings of 50 runs. In reply, Qalandars were given off to a super start and were 68 for 1 internal 6 overs, but 3 quick wickets from a man of the healthy, Shahid Afridi, ensured a 3rd consecutive win for his side because the Qalandars fell quick by way of 27 runs. Kings were given eliminated within the in shape second eliminator fit performed at Lahore on 21st March 2018 towards Peshawar Zalmi.
As the league advanced to Sharjah, the Kings’ recreation towards Multan Sultans become washed out due to chronic rain. In the following sport, in opposition to Islamabad United, the crew’s unbeaten run in the season turned into the end. Batting first, the Kings posted the best goal in Sharjah this yr – 154 runs – before failing to protect it and losing the match by using 8 wickets.
Karachi Kings is one of the most expensive PSL franchises but, it also hasn’t lived as much as the expectancies, finishing within the decrease half of the desk in 2 out of 3 seasons. The exceptional result for Salman Iqbal’s Karachi Kings came inside the 3rd version of the league, completing 3rd.
It could be exciting to look at how the coaching body of workers of Karachi Kings choose their nice mixture and formulate a triumphing strategy. With a few really massive names within the Karachi Kings squad, the team seems accurate enough to trouble any facet inside the league. However, the huge names would need to carry out extraordinarily properly to clinch the identity for the primary time.
Karachi Kings will start their marketing campaign in PSL 2019 against Multan Sultans on 15 February in Dubai. The team will play every different team twice to finish their 10 league video games. Imad Wasim led aspect might wish to qualify for the playoffs and play a PSL very last earlier than their domestic crowd at National Stadium Karachi.
Karachi Kings Squad 2019
|Imad Wasim||Mohammad Rizwan||Mohammad Amir||Usama Mir|
|Iftikhar Ahmed||Aamer Yamin||Jaahid Ali||Babar Azam|
|Colin Ingram||Ravi Bopara||Awais Zia||Sohail Khan|
|Ali Imran||Liam Livingstone||Colin Munro||Usman Shinwari|
|Sikandar Raza||Aaron Summers||Abrar Ahmed||Ben Dunk|
Karachi Kings All Matches
|15th February||Friday||Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans v||Dubai|
|16th February||Saturday||Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|21st February||Thursday||Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi||Sharjah|
|23rd February||Saturday||Karachi Kings v Islamabad United||Sharjah|
|24th February||Sunday||Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah|
|27th February||Wednesday||Karachi Kings v Islamabad United||Dubai|
|28th February||Thursday||Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|4th March||Monday||Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans||Abu Dhabi|
|7th March||Thursday||Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi||Karachi|
|10th March||Sunday||Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators||Karachi