Karachi Kings is one of the popular T-20 teams in Pakistan. This team participates in Pakistan Super League, a yearly tournament. The fourth edition will begin from February 14 in United Arab Emirates (UAE). This team represents Karachi which is the provincial Capital of Sindh, Pakistan. Under the captaincy of Imad Wasim, the franchise has a fairly strong team for the upcoming season. As I am also a Karachiite, I will be happy to see Karachi Kings lifting the trophy this time.
Owner: Salman Iqbal (ARY Group)
Captain: Imad Wasim
President: Wasim Akram
CEO: Tariq Wasi
Director: Rashid Latif
Head Coach: Mickey Arthur
Assistant Coach: Azhar Mehmood
Fielding Coach: Muhammad Masroor
Physio: Asad Ali
Analyst: Sikandar Bakht
PSL Trophies: 0
|Date||Matches||Time (PST)||Time (UAE)||Venue|
|Friday, Feb 15, 2019||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||4:30 PM||3:30 PM||Dubai|
|Saturday, Feb 16, 2019||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||9:00 PM||8:00 PM||Dubai|
|Thursday, Feb 21, 2019||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||9:00 PM||8:00 PM||Sharjah|
|Saturday, Feb 23, 2019||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||9:00 PM||8:00 PM||Sharjah|
|Sunday, Feb 24, 2019||Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings||9:00 PM||8:00 PM||Sharjah|
|Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||9:00 PM||8:00 PM||Dubai|
|Thursday, Feb 28, 2019||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||9:00 PM||8:00 PM||Dubai|
|Monday, March 04, 2019||Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans||9:00 PM||8:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Thursday, March 07, 2019||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||9:00 PM||8:00 PM||Karachi|
|Sunday, March 10, 2019||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||4:30 PM||3:30 PM||Karachi|
The team retained Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Mohammad Amir in Platinum group. When it comes to Diamond group the retained players are as follows; Usman Shinwari, Colin Ingram (Ambassador) and Imad Wasim (Captain). In the Gold group, the team has retained Ravi Bopara and Mohammad Rizwan. The franchise also took a major move and did not retain Shahid Afridi in the team.
The team has also made some changes by picking a number of new players to the team as follows:
In the year 2016, the team lasted at the fourth position in the league table with six losses and two wins. While in 2017, they finished third in the league table with four wins and four losses. In 2018, with five wins and four losses, they ended up in the second position in the league table and they got out of the tournament in the second eliminator match.
With all the new luck the team hopes to bring the cup home in this edition.
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