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Karachi Kings Team Players 2023 PSL


PSL 8: Karachi Kings Squad for 2023

On this page, you will find Karachi Kings squad for PSL 8, along with retained players, new picks, released players, coaching staff and more.

The Karachi Kings are one of the six teams that will be participating in this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL 2023). The team is led by Imad Wasim and coached by Johan Botha. The squad has a number of star players, including Imad Wasim, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, and Mohammad Amir.

Here is everything you need to know about Karachi Kings squad for PSL 8.

Retained Players:

Following are the players retained by Karachi Kings for PSL 8 2023 edition:

  1. Imad Wasim – Diamond – Pakistani
  2. Mohammad Amir – Diamond – Pakistani
  3. Shoaib Malik – Diamond – Pakistani
  4. Mir Hamza – Silver – Pakistani
  5. Aamer Yamin – Silver – Pakistani
  6. Qasim Akram – Emerging – Pakistani
  7. Sharjeel Khan – Silver – Pakistani


New Players

Here are the new player picks for Karachi Kings from PSL draft 2023:

  1. Haider Ali – Platinum – Pakistani
  2. Imran Tahir – Platinum – South African
  3. Matthew Wade – Platinum – Australian
  4. James Vince – Diamond – English
  5. James Fuller – Diamond – New Zealand
  6. Shoaib Malik – Diamond – Pakistani
  7. Andrew Tye – Gold – Australian
  8. Mohammad Akhlaq – Silver – Pakistani
  9. Tayyab Tahir – Silver – Pakistani
  10. Irfan Khan Niazi – Emerging – Pakistani
  11. Mohammad Umar – Supplementary – Pakistani
  12. Tabraiz Shamsi – Supplementary – South African


Released Players

Here are the players released by Karachi Kings for the upcoming PSL in 2023:

  • Babar Azam
  • Joe Clarke
  • Lewis Gregory
  • Umaid Asif
  • Rohail Nazir
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Mohammad Ilyas
  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Jordan Thompson
  • Ian Cockbain
  • Tom Lammonby
  • Chris Jordan
  • Mohammad Imran
  • Faisal Akram
  • Talha Ahsan
  • Mohammad Taha
  • Usman Shinwari


Karachi Kings Full Squad for Pakistan Super League Season 8

Here is the complete squad list of Karachi Kings for PSL 8.

Imad Wasim (C), Haider Ali, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir, Matthew Wade, Andrew Tye, Shoaib Malik, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Umar, Sharjeel Khan, James Fuller, James Vince, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Akhlaq, Irfan Khan Niazi, Qasim Akram, Tayyab Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi


Coaching/Management Staff

Following is coaching and management staff for Karachi Kings for the PSL 2023.

Owner: Salman Iqbal (ARY Group)
Captain: Imad Wasim
Head Coach: Johan Botha
President and Bowling Mentor: Wasim Akram
Batting Coach: Faisal Iqbal
VP Operations: Navaid Rasheed
Media Manager: Faisal Mirza
CEO: Tariq Wasi
Fitness Trainer: Ibrahim Qureshi

Learn more about famous T20 seasons at Cricmemo.com


Team History, Details and Identity

The franchise of Karachi King was launched on December 21, 2015, along its logo and kit. Salman Iqbal, the owner of the team announced the team name, logo and also revealed the jersey of the kit. Team represents Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and capital of Sindh province of Pakistan.


PSL Draft 2018 Karachi Kings

The logo depicts a roaring lion with ‘KARACHI’ written in white color at the bottom. Logo has three main colors that are golden, blue and white. During the launch ceremony, Salman Iqbal told about the theme and its colors that it reflects the courage, determination and the spirit of Karachi city.



The first anthem for Karachi Kings titled ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Hoga Re‘ was released on February 4, 2017. It was sung by Shehzad Roy for the second edition of Pakistan Super League in 2017. It was aired through ARY Digital also available on Youtube. For the third edition in 2018, another anthem ‘De Dhana Dhan‘ was introduced on February 17, 2018 also sung by Shehzad Roy.



  1. Gold Sponsors: GFS Builders and Developers
  2. Titanium Sponsors: 1XBAT
  3. Media Partner: ARY
  4. Radio Partners: Radio Awaz and Buzz FM
  5. Platinum Banking Partners: Bank Islami
  6. Official Footwear Partners: Urbansole
  7. Charity Partner: Shaukat Khanam
  8. Super Market Partner: Imtiaz


Karachi Kings Schedule 2022

1Tuesday14-FebKarachi Kings vs Peshawar ZalmiKarachi7:00 PM
2Thursday16-FebKarachi Kings vs Islamabad UnitedKarachi7:00 PM
3Saturday18-FebKarachi Kings vs Quetta GladiatorsKarachi7:00 PM
4Sunday19-FebKarachi Kings vs Lahore QalandarsKarachi7:00 PM
5Wednesday22-FebMultan Sultans vs Karachi KingsMultan6:00 PM
6Sunday26-FebKarachi Kings vs Multan SultansKarachi2:00 PM
7Wednesday1-MarPeshawar Zalmi vs Karachi KingsRawalpindi7:00 PM
8Friday3-MarIslamabad United vs Karachi KingsRawalpindi7:00 PM
9Monday6-MarQuetta Gladiators vs Karachi KingsRawalpindi7:00 PM
10Sunday12-MarLahore Qalandars vs Karachi KingsLahore7:00 PM


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PSL Performance History

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Players’ Stats

Batting/Most Runs

Babar AzamPakistan2017-present4038125335.878011
Colin IngramSouth Africa2018-19232258734.52127*12
Ravi BoparaEngland2016-19312857528.7571*03
Imad WasimPakistan2016-present443641017.085001
Shoaib MalikPakistan2016-17191935922.4351*01

Data Source: ESPNCricInfo


Bowling/Most Wickets

Mohammad AmirPakistan2016-present444922.9720
Usman ShinwariPakistan2017-19273524.6520
Imad WasimPakistan2016-present442636.2600
Sohail KhanPakistan2016-17 & 2019192225.0900
Umer KhanPakistan2019-present161919.2600

Data Source: ESPNCricInfo


Karachi Kings Players in PSL 7 2022

Following were the squad members of Karachi Kings for past year PSL (7).

  1. Babar Azam
  2. Iman Wasim
  3. Mohammad Amir
  4. Mohammad Nabi
  5. Sharjeel Khan (Gold – Pakistani)
  6. Joe Clarke (Gold – England)
  7. Aamer Yamin (Gold – Pakistani)
  8. Mohammad Ilyas (Silver – Pakistani)
  9. Chris Jordan (Platinum – England)
  10. Lewis Gregory (Diamond – England)
  11. Mohammad Imran (Silver – Pakistani)
  12. Rohail Nazir (Silver – Pakistani)
  13. Tom Abell (Silver – England)
  14. Umaid Asif (Silver – Pakistani)
  15. Faisal Akram (Emerging – Pakistani)
  16. Qasim Akram (Emerging – Pakistani)
  17. Romario Shepherd (Supplementary – West Indies)
  18. Talha Ahsan (Supplementary – Pakistani)


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