Karachi Kings Team Players, Team Squad and Stats

Karachi Kings Team 2018 Players List

Karachi Kings is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 cricket team which competes in the (PSL) Pakistan Super League. The team is based in Karachi, the capital of province Sindh, Pakistan.


The team was formed in 2015, as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Team’s home ground is National Stadium. The team is currently captained by Kumar Sangakkara and coached by Mickey Arthur a former South African cricketer. It is owned by Salman Iqbal, the CEO of ARY Group. Rashid Latif was appointed as the Director of Cricket Operations on 26 September 2016. In April 2017, Shahid Afridi became the President of kings.

The Karachi Kings were created when the decision was taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board to have its own franchise based T20 league. On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises.The Karachi franchise was sold to the ARY Media Group for $26 million for a ten-year period making it the most expensive franchise in the tournament.

Owner:  Salman Iqbal (ARY Group)

Captain:  Imad Wasim

Coach: Micky Arthur

Home Ground: National Stadium Karachi

Founded: 2016

Team identity

The team name and logo were revealed on 21 December 2015. The logo features a lion with Karachi Kings written below in white and gold colors. At the ceremony, team owner Salman Iqbal said that the logo and the theme of the team represent the true spirit and resilience of Karachi.[25] The team’s primary jersey color is blue and gold. The jersey also incorporates the roaring lion logo in the bottom left of the shirt. Aj Sports (a sports manufacturing company) is team’s kit manufacturer.

Bahria Town the largest real-estate developers and Investors in Pakistan and the largest private housing society in Asia is the title sponsor of the franchise. Besides Bahria Town, other sponsors are Summit Bank, The Arkadians, Oye Hoye, Pepsi, Brighto Paints and Shield Corporation Ltd. Naya Nazimabad is their official main principle partner for 2017 season. Bridge power is the platinum sponsor. Cotton & Cotton signed an agreement as their official apparel partner in December 2016. Vital tea is tea partner. Print media partner is Pakistan Observer. Titans is team’s Memorabilia partner. The anthem of the team titled “Dhan Dhana Dhan Hoga Re” is sung by Shehzad Roy.

Karchi Kings PSL 2018 Current Squad

  • Shahid Afridi
  • Mohammad Aamir
  • Imad Wasim
  • Babar Azam
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Ravi Bopara
  • Usman Shinwari
  • Usama Mir
  • Khurram Manzoor
  • Colin Ingram
  • Mitchell Johnson
  • Luke Wright
  • David Wiesee
  • Tabish Khan
  • Mohammad Irfan
  • Hasan Mohsin
  • Colin Munro
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Saifullah Bangash


No. Captain Years
1 Shoaib Malik 2016-2016
2 Ravi Bopara 2016-2016
3 Kumar Sangakkara 2017


Most Runs

Player Matches Runs
Ravi Bopara 19 448
Shoaib Malik 19 359
Babar Azam 10 291
Kumar Sangakkara 10 215
Kieron Pollard 10 201

Most Wickets

Player Matches Wickets
Sohail Khan 14 20
Usama Mir 15 18
Mohammad Amir 17 17
Imad Wasim 18 12
Ravi Bopara 19 11

PSL 2017 Karachi Kings players rundown is put here. After a shaking inaugural version of the Pakistan Super ALeague, the second season proceeds in 2017, and the Karachi Kings are set up pleasantly for the competition. Karachi Kings have exchanged Sohail Tanvir to Lahore Qalandars and acquired Chris Gayle in what might have been the greatest exchange before the PSL Draft.

Karachi decided to not change players during the PSL Replacement Draft having all their players available to them during the period of the tournament.
The Kings have made some wily recruitment in the PSL player draft. Kumar Sangakkara will skipper the side after being led by Pakistan international batsman Shoaib Malik last season. His performance in the CPL was quite encouraging, and he has gone from strength to strength since then.

Shoaib Malik was the captain in the first season, yet he quit for the second part of the competition, and Ravi Bopara was gotten as the captain. Now Sangakkara takes over the role from Malik and Bopara. In PSL 2018 Imad Wasim will lead Karachi Kings team.

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His international teammates Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim and Sohail Tanvir also find a place in the side. Tanvir is a helpful bowler to have who can swing the ball both ways while Amir can turn out to be a critical select. The left-handed quick bowler has made a consistent comeback after serving a 5-year restriction from the game and is on edge to re-establish his notoriety for being one of the finest bowlers in Pakistan.
Karachi have also made some significant additions when it comes to foreign players with Chris Gayle, their most high-profile player. He has been sensational in the IPL  and Lahore’s misfortune will be Karachi’s gain and will be a key player for Karachi kings as All-rounder.

They have likewise gained Ravi Bopara and Mahela Jayawardene for the side with Imad Wasim making an essential presence in the team from PAK. Bopara won the man of the tournament award last season while Jayawardene features just in T20 around the globe. On the other side, Wasim is one of the greatest future stars in this format.

Salman Iqbal purchased the side at an incredible cost of $2.4 million US dollars. They have selected former South African global mentor Mickey Arthur as their team manager while former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will fill in as his aide and Bowling Coach. Karachi Kings players 2017 list is placed below.

PSL 2018 Karachi Kings Schedule

Date Karachi Kings Fixtures Venue
February 10, 2017 Karachi Kings vs. Peshawar Zalmi Dubai
February 11, 2017  Quetta Gladiators vs. Karachi Kings Dubai
February 16, 2017 Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars Sharjah
February 17, 2017 Karachi Kings vs. Islamabad United Sharjah
February 19, 2017 Karachi Kings vs. Peshawar Zalmi Sharjah
February 23, 2017 Karachi Kings vs. Quetta Gladiators Dubai
February 25, 2017 Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars Dubai
February 26, 2017 Karachi Kings vs. Islamabad United Dubai
Updated: November 12, 2018 — 7:08 pm

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