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Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings is the biggest and most popular team in the PSL. Its proudly owned by Mr. Salman Iqbal, it is a manifestation of the multicultural metropolis that is Karachi and the heart and soul of Pakistan.

The fan following of the team is not limited to Karachi only, but is spread all across the country and karachiites around the world. More than being just a cricketing team, the Karachi Kings franchise aims to invest in cricket game in Pakistan, developing and nurturing our local talent to be confidant and able, to perform on an international level.

The Kings will be seen in action under the captaincy of young and energetic Imad Wasim along with stars like Shahid Afridi,Mohammad Amir,Babar Azam, Joe Denly, Eoin Morgan, Babar Azam, Tymal Mills, Lendl Simmons,Irfan Jr. and others.

The Kings are coached by Mickey Arthur, with Azhar Mehmood and Rashid Latif as Team Director.

 

Morgan to take charge of Karachi kings in absence of Imad

SHARJAH: England’s limited over skipper, Eoin Morgan will lead Karachi Kings in the absence of their permanent captain Imad Wasim, who is advised a couple of days’ rest by doctors. Imad Wasim suffered an injury when he took a brilliant catch while back paddling against Lahore Qalandars on Sunday, but he could not maintain his balance at the end and his head struck the ground fiercely, he felt concussion and was stretched off from the field. The 29-year old was kept under observation for 24 hours and was declared stable…

Shinwari will learn from no-ball experience, says Arthur

KARACHI: Karachi Kings head coach Mickey Arthur hoped pace bowler Usman Shinwari will learn from the bitter experience of delivering a no-ball which tied the match against Lahore Qalandars before they lost in Super over in Dubai on Sunday. Needing 16 to overhaul Karachi Kings's 163-5, Lahore batsman Sohail Akhtar took a couple, hit a boundary and then smashed a six to bring the target to four off the last three balls. Mitchell McClenaghan was then run out off the fourth delivery. Gulraiz Sadaf took a single to give…

Karachi Kings eye PSL play-off in clash against Qalandars

DUBAI: Karachi Kings will target a place in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) play-offs as they take on an already ousted Lahore Qalanadars in the only match of the league in Dubai on Sunday. Karachi have nine points from seven matches and need only one win to qualify for the last four stages of the league while their opponents have nothing at stake other than to salvage some pride after winning just one of their seven matches. A victory of Quetta Gladiators, top of the table with ten points, over Peshawar Zalmi on…

Karachi Kings’ star Joe Denly praises Afridi

DUBAI: Karachi Kings's opener Joe denly on Saturday showered praise on popular all-rounder Shahid Afridi after he played a key role in his team's 63-run win over Multan Sultans in Dubai. Denly himself anchored the Karachi innings of 188-3 -- the highest in this year's league -- with a brilliant 55-ball 78 spiced with ten fours and two sixes. SIX! 8.5 Junaid Khan to Joe DenlyWatch ball by ball highlights at https://t.co/0U1go038Vz#MSvKK #HBLPSL #PSL2018 @_cricingif pic.twitter.com/x1yh3Dg5KS—…

Karachi Kings bulldoze Multan to consolidate position on PSL points table

DUBAI: Joe Denly and Babar Azam hit solid half centuries while ever-green Shahid Afridi took three wickets as Karachi Kings inflicted a 63-run defeat on Multan Sultans in Dubai to consolidate their position on Pakistan Super League (PSL) points table on Saturday. Denly's 55-ball 78 had ten boundaries and two 6s, while Azam's 39-ball 58 had six 4s and a 6 while Colin Ingram smashed four 6s in his 29 not out which led Karachi Kings to 188-3, the highest total in this year's league. That's a comprehensive win for…

Kings versus Sultans: Wounded teams look for back-on-track victories

DUBAI: Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans -- top of the table when the first round of five matches was over -- will look to address their shortcomings in batting as they lock horn with each other while in a repeat of last year's final Peshawar Zalmi meet Quetta Gladiators in Dubai on Saturday. The two teams had a damp squib when they were last slated to meet on Friday in Sharjah as the match was rained off, leaving both the teams to guess what is in the offing and what weak and strong points they have. Both Multan and…

Watson, bowlers lead Quetta’s win over Karachi

DUBAI: Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson scored the highest knock of this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL) to lead Quetta Gladiators to a comprehensive 67-run victory in the reverse game in Dubai on Thursday. Player of the Match, Watson smashed seven sixes and five boundaries during his 58-ball 90 not out to help Quetta Gladiators to 180-4 after they were sent into bat. Karachi Kings finished with 113-8 in 20 overs, losing by the biggest margins in the entire PSL. A comprehensive win by @TeamQuetta against…

Rampaging Ronhci lifts Islamabad to win over Karachi

SHARJAH: Former New Zealand batsman Luke Ronchi hit a rapidfire half-century to steer Islamabad United to eight wicket win over Karachi Kings at Sharjah on Sunday, handing their opponents the first taste of defeat in the league. Ronchi smashed ten boundaries and three towering sixes during his 37-ball 71 -- equalling highest individual score in this PSL with Peshawar Zalmi batsman Dwayne Smith's 71 not out -- as Islamabad achieved a 154-run target in 17.2 overs. Kings could not stand against #SherKiDhaar a stunning win…

Karachi Kings target play-off spot in clash against Islamabad

SHARJAH: Unbeaten and confident Karachi Kings will enter the Sharjah Cricket Stadium against Islamabad United on Sunday (today) with an eye on the play-off spot as teams will complete five matches in the Pakistan Super League with varied fortunes. Karachi Kings have been the surprised package with their utility players. Imad Wasim led side has done what other sides have feared, batting first and then defending the targets twice. It is done on the basis of a strong bowling attack led by the ever lively Shahid Afridi with six…

Shahid Afridi advised two days’ rest

SHARJAH: Popular Karachi Kings' all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been advised a two-day rest after his MRI scan suggests no serious injury, said team official on Friday. The 38-year-old was not on the name sheet for the match against Multan Sultans in Sharjah on Friday after feeling pain in his right knee. The match was rained off and gave one point each to both the teams. Read More: Karachi Kings celebrate Shahid Afridi’s birthday "Afridi had a scan on his right knee which showed swelling in the right leg muscle around…