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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.

 

Karachi Kings cruise into PSL playoffs after beating Islamabad by 7 wickets

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings cruised into Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs after thrashing Islamabad United by seven wickets in their must-win match here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Karachi Kings and Islamabad United will clash again in the first playoff on Sunday. Player of the Match, Usman Khan's blazing bowling spell with four for 17 clubbed by Shahid Afridi's two for 18 restricted Islamabad to 124. Only lower middle-order batsman Asif Ali made fiery 34 off 14 with four 6s and a boundary, otherwise no…

Karachi Kings eye second spot, Peshawar a play-off chance

KARACHI: Karachi Kings will be aiming for a second place finish in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) table if they beat table topper Islamabad United in their last game while Peshawar Zalmi must win against Lahore to sneak into the last four as league phase finishes in Sharjah on Friday. Karachi Kings lost their penultimate match against Peshawar by 44 runs to give their opponents a lifeline. Karachi are pitted against an in-form Islamabad who beat Quetta Gladiators by six wickets on Thursday to top the table with 14 points…

CM Murad rooting for Karachi Kings; says making foolproof arrangements for PSL final

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said the law and order was very much under control in Karachi and “we are making foolproof arrangements for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final match.” “The Sindh government has prepared a beautiful ground within the premises of the stadium for practice and other matches,” he said while talking to media just after undertaking a visit to the national stadium. He was accompanied by Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and Local Government Minister Jam…

‘Difference between two sides’: Azhar Mahmood praises Kamran Akmal

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings' bowling coach Azhar Mahmood praised match-winner Kamran Akmal and termed the former Pakistan opener as the "difference between the two teams" in Peshawar Zalmi's 44-run win in Sharjah on Thursday. Kamran smashed a 51-ball 75 with five sixes and three boundaries to lift Peshawar Zalmi to 181-6 before Karachi were kept down to 137-8. Both teams now need to win their last games on Friday for a play-off spot. Azhar said Kamran benefitted from a dropped catch on 22. "Kamran played an excellent…

Kamran Akmal says ready for one more do-or-die game

SHARJAH: Peshawar Zalmi opener Kamran Akmal has said that his team is ready for the last do-or-die game on Friday after brushing off Karachi Kings by 44 runs in Sharjah on Thursday. Kamran cracked 51-ball 75 with five sixes and three boundaries to lift his team to 181-6 before restricting Karachi Kings to 137-8 and was awarded the "Man of the Match" award. "We are still far off from the final and the focus is on Friday's game against Lahore which is another do-or-die game for us," said Kamran who notched his third…

Kamran inspires Peshawar to win over Karachi

SHARJAH: Opener Kamran Akmal played the role of trump card for Peshawar Zalmi,  leading to their 44-run victory, in their must-win game against Karachi Kings at Sharjah Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. Zalmi bowlers ripped through Karachi's top order as only Babar Azam could keep his wicket intact for longer run with modest 66 from 50 balls, while chasing magisterial 182-run target. Joe Denly (0), Colin Ingram (0), Eoin Morgan (5) and Ravi Bopara (7) fell cheaply. Then, Shahid Afridi took the charge and gave the…

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…