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Karachi Kings History, Squad & Players List 2019

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Karachi Kings Background

Karachi kings Competes in Pakistan Super League and is owned by ARY Media Group. Mr Salman Iqbal is the proud owner of Karachi Kings.

Karachi Kings Owner

owner of karachi kings

Karachi kings was sold for US$26 million for a ten-year period making it the most expensive franchise in PSL. Later on, Multan Sultan became the most expensive franchise and was sold for US$41.6 million for an eight-year agreement.

Karachi Kings as the name suggests is a Karachi Based team, with National Cricket Stadium as their home ground. But Just Like Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings haven’t got any chance to play in their home ground yet.

The coach of current Pakistan National Team Squad Mickey Arthur is the coach of Karachi Kings.

Coaching Staff

Name Position
Salman Iqbal (ARY Group) Owner
Pakistan Wasim Akram President
Pakistan Tariq Wasi CEO
Pakistan Rashid Latif Director
 South Africa Mickey Arthur Head coach
Pakistan Azhar Mahmood Assistant coach
Pakistan Mohammad Masroor Fielding Coach
Pakistan Asad Ali Physio
Pakistan Sikander Bakht Analyst

So far Muhammad Amir has been the pick of bowlers for Karachi Kings, he has the most number of wickets for his team.

Babar Azam is the highest runs scorer for Karachi Kings.

Ravi Bopara has been there for Karachi Kings from the start.

As Karachi Kings was the most expensive team of PSL and represented the biggest city of Pakistan, It was hoped that Karachi Kings will be among the top teams.

But like in the case of Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings couldn’t get going and hasn’t reached to Finals yet.

Their record has been better than Lahore Qalandars, comparing both teams will be injustice to Karachi Kings,

The point here is that both of these teams couldn’t live upto their expectations.

Karachi Kings 2019 Squad for PSL 4 

No. Name Nat. Birth date Bat Bowl Contract signed year Notes
Awais Zia Pakistan 1 September 1986 (age 32) L R off break 2019
Iftikhar Ahmed Pakistan 3 September 1990 (age 28) R R off break 2019
Colin Munro New Zealand 11 March 1987 (age 31) L R medium 2019 Overseas
Colin Ingram South Africa 3 July 1985 (age 33) L R leg spin 2019 Overseas
Sikandar Raza Zimbabwe 24 April 1986 (age 32) R R off break 2019 Overseas
Babar Azam Pakistan 15 October 1994 (age 24) R R off spin 2019
Imad Wasim Pakistan 18 November 1988 (age 30) L slow L orthodox 2019 Captain
Ali Imran Pakistan 25 February 1998 (age 20) R R medium 2019
Ravi Bopara England 4 May 1985 (age 33) R R medium fast 2019 Overseas
Liam Livingstone England 4 August 1993 (age 25) R R leg break 2019 Overseas
Aamer Yamin Pakistan 26 June 1990 (age 28) R R medium 2019
Jaahid Ali Pakistan 3 May 1995 (age 23) R R off break 2019
Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan 1 June 1992 (age 26) R 2019
Ben Dunk Australia 11 March 1987 (age 31) L R off break 2019 Overseas
Mohammad Amir Pakistan 13 April 1992 (age 26) L L fast 2019
Aaron Summers Australia 24 March 1996 (age 22) R R fast 2019 Overseas
Usman Khan Pakistan 1 May 1994 (age 24) R L medium fast 2019
Sohail Khan Pakistan 6 March 1984 (age 34) R R fast 2019
Usama Mir Pakistan 23 December 1995 (age 22) R R leg spin 2019
Abrar Ahmed Pakistan 16 October 1998 (age 20) L L leg break 2019

Karachi Kings performance in Season 1 of PSL


In the very first season of PSL, Karachi Kings kicked off in style. They played their first game against their arch rivals, Lahore Qalandars.

M Amir took a hattrick in that game and Karachi Kings won the game comfortably. But after that, Karachi Kings couldn’t get on track.

They won only 2 of their group stage games, and Lost 6 games. They equalized Lahore Qalandars on points table, but they had better strike rate that’s why they reached to Play-offs.

Ravi Bopara replaced Shoaib Malik as the captain just before their match against Islamabad United at play-off stage.


Karachi Kings then made the lowest total of their season 111 runs. Islamabad won that man easily in 15th over. And Karachi Kings were knocked out in Play-offs.

Most Runs in PSL

score card of most runs by karachi kings player

Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League 2

In the next season of pakistan Super League, Karachi Kings came in with supposedly the best team combination.

They added Babar Azam to their side. Kumar Sangakara, Chris Gayle were also added to the team. On Paper Karachi Kings were the best team of this season.


The team also added nine players to the squad including Keron Pollard and Mahila Jaywardne. Karachi Kings started this time with a loss.

In their very first game they posted 118 on the board that was easily chased by Peshawar Zalmis. The next game was with Quetta Gladiators.

In that game Karachi Kings couldn’t defend 160 runs target. Then the tournament moved to Sharjah. But the fate remained the same for karachi Kings.

They lost a close game from their arch-rivals Lahore Qalandars. Shoaib Malik and Kumar Sangakara put a good partnership in this game of over 100 but that wasn’t enough to win the game.

After losing their first three matches. Fans were furious. Karachi Kings had their next match with the defending champions Islamabad United.

Karachi managed to win that match with luck favoring them. They won over duckworth-lewis Method after the rain interrupted the match.

Karachi Kings needed that win badly. Karachi kept on winning their next match as well against Peshawar Zalmi. They posted a good total of 175 runs, In the chase Peshawar were 69-6, then the big players, Sammi and Afridi came and almost took the game away from the jaws of Karachi Kings.

Karachi bounced back in last few overs and managed to win this close game by just 9 runs. As the tournament shifted back to Dubai.

Karachi lost their winning streak of two matches. The lost their next game to Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings posted a decent total of 155.

Quetta in chase lost three wickets in one over but still managed to get over the line. Karachi Kings were on the last place on points table again.

Most Wickets in Pakistan Super League

score card of most wickets

The next game was one of the most thrilling game of Pakistan Super League history so far. It was between arch rivals Lahore Qalandars and karachi Kings.

And it was a must win game for both of the teams. The winners would have great chances to go to play-offs. Lahore posted a decent total and bowled well till the 17th over.

They managed to get wickets at the right time. Now the game was in last over. Karachi needed 10 runs of last two balls. Keron Pollard was at the facing end.

Big man had not impressed much in the tournament so far. But he hit the last two balls for back to back sixes and took the victory from the jaws of Lahore Qalandars.

Karachi kings now had to keep good run rate to get through. In the next game against Islamabad United they got the target of 124 in 15 overs.

But to get to the play-offs they needed 111 runs. Gayle provided the start with 44 of just 17 balls the Pollard took the team over the line with a thrilling finish.

Karachi Kings were through to play-offs by the slightest of the margins. In their play-off game Karachi faced Islamabad United again.

Karachi only managed to get 126 runs in their 20 overs. Islamabad were supposed to win this comfortably but that was not the case.

Karachi outshined Islamabad with M Amir, Imad Wasim and Usama Mir all getting 3 wickets. Islamabad United were all out at 82.

Islamabad United were knocked out and Karachi went on to play eliminator 2 and lost it.

Karachi Kings performance in season 3

In the 3rd season of PSL the biggest superstar in Pakistan Cricket joined Karachi Kings. And Karachi Kings won first three of their matches easily.

First they won against Peshawar Zalmi. Then they broke Quetta Gladiators unbeaten streak against them. The 3rd match they won was against Lahore Qalandars.

Karachi posted a healthy total of 159. In reply Qalandars were superb in their first six overs.

They were 68-1. Then the famous collapse of Qalandars happened, Shahid Afridi took three wickets in no time and Karachi managed to get over the line.

As the game progressed the winning streak of Karachi Kings ended against Islamabad united. Karachi had a good run.
They got eliminated in the second eliminator match played in Lahore against Peshawar Zalmis. Karachi won 5 and lost 6 games in this season of PSL. They again ended up third on points table.


Overall Result 

karachi kings performance scorecard

karachi Kings VS other teams 

scorecard with other teams matches

karachi Kings Predictions for PSL 2019

For the upcoming season of PSL 2019. Karachi Kings are criticized for their bad choices in the drafts session. But to our analysis, Karachi Kings is still one of the strongest teams in PSL.

The lights of Colin Monroe and Colin Ingram and Babar Azam provide great stability to batting and Ravi Bopara and Imad Wasim are great allrounders.

In balling M Amir, Sohail Khan and Usama Mir are capable of restricting teams to small totals. We wish best of luck to Karachi Kings for this season.

This time the final of PSL is set to be in Karachi. And their can’t be a bigger treat for Karachi fans If there favorite team plays in front of them and win the title.

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