DUBAI: Karachi Kings will square off against Peshawar Zalmi in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 encounter at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday evening, ARY News reported.
The match will start at 09.00 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
Owner of Karachi Kings and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ARY Digital Network Mr. Salman Iqbal had also attended the team’s practice sessions and motivated his players ahead of their first game.
The team — comprising of world famous stars including Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Ravi Bopara, Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle — will showcase their sublime skill and win the trophy this time around.
— Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) February 9, 2017
The side is working hard in the practise nets and will play with full spirit and energy in their first game today.
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) February 9, 2017
Peshawar Zalmi already started their campaign by losing to Islamabad United by seven wickets under the duckworth-lewis method.
Kumar Sangakkara became the captain of Karachi Kings in October last year.
The franchise chose the Twenty-20 format superstar Chris Gayle along with the Sri Lankan legendary duo Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in its already strong squad in the PSL drafting ceremony.
The team retained its former captain Shoaib Malik, England’s Ravi Bopara, speedster Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan, Imad Wasim and Saifullah Bangash while selecting emerging players Abrar Ahmed and Abdul Hameed.
The popular franchise also roped in Karachi’s talented batsman Khurram Manzoor and Hyderabad’s Kashif Bhatti.