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Karachi Kings Squad, PSL 2024

Pakistan Super League 2024, Karachi Kings Squad

Introduction

Karachi Kings Squad, PSL 2024 is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 cricket franchise that plays in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Therefore, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) established the squad in Karachi, Sindh’s provincial capital, in 2015.Hence, The National Stadium serves as the team’s home stadium.

Further, Shan Masood is the team’s captain and is coached by Phil Simmons. They earned their first PSL title in PSL V, defeating Lahore Qalandars in the final on November 17, 2020.

Moreover, Babar Azam leads the team in run-scoring. On the other hand, Mohammad Amir leads in wicket-taking.  

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Brief details of Karachi Kings

Established2015
Home groundNational Stadium
OwnersSalman Iqbal
CaptainShan Masood
CoachPhil Simmons
Voice CaptainShoaib Malik
Brand AmbassadorHumayun Saeed, Fahad Mustafa, and Shehzad Roy
Batting CoachRavi Bopara
Fielding CoachMohammad Mansoor
PSL wins  1 (2020)
Capacity   34,228
Information

The History of the Franchise

The PCB announced the initial group of five city-based franchise owners on December 3, 2015. Hence, the ARY Media Group purchased the Karachi franchise for US$26 million over a ten-year period. Hence, making it the most premium franchise in the tournament.

However, Multan Sultans overtook Karachi Kings as the most valuable team in PSL history in 2017. Therefore, after having been sold for US$41.6 million for an eight-year contract.

Karachi King Identity

On December 21, 2015, the team’s names and logo were unveiled. However, the logo depicts a lion with the words Karachi Kings written beneath it in white and gold. Hence, during the ceremony, club owner Salman Iqbal stated that the team’s logo and theme symbolized the true passion and strength of Karachi.

Karachi King Uniform

The primary jersey colors of the squad are blue and gold. Therefore, the roaring lion symbol is also featured on the lower left of the jersey. Hence, the team’s uniforms are made by AJ Sports (a sports manufacturing firm).

Karachi King Sponsorship

For the first three seasons, the team’s title sponsor was Bahria Town. Hence, the biggest real-estate developer and investor in Pakistan and Asia’s largest private housing society. Summit Bank, Brighto Paints, Pepsi and Shield Corporation Ltd. were among the other sponsors, in addition to Bahria Town.

Furthermore, Naya Nazimabad was their official main principal partner during the 2017 season. Bridge Power was a platinum sponsor. Cotton & Cotton agreed to be an official gear partner in December of 2016.However, The Pakistan Observer was their print media partner, and Titans was their memorabilia partner.

Karachi Kings Ambassadors

The team’s star spokespeople are Pakistani actors Fahad Mustafa, Humayun Saeed, and singer Shehzad Roy.

Karachi Kings Competitor

Karachi Kings have a strong competition with Lahore Qalandars. Which is regarded the largest rivalry in the PSL because of the cities’ longstanding economic and cultural rivalry. Therefore, as of the 2022 season, both teams had played 14 times, with the Kings winning 8 of them.

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Hence, both teams have a sizable fan base, which makes their games more intense and entertaining to watch. Therefore, Both teams are reputed to be the most expensive in the PSL.

Karachi King Squad for PSL2024

Because the PCB has permitted all franchises to select a maximum of Karachi King and will compete in the PSL season 2024:

  • Irfan Khan
  • Muhammad Akhlaq
  • Tim Seifert
  • Shan Masood
  • James Vince
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Jamie Overton
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Daniel Sams
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Anwar Ali
  • Arafat Minhas
  • Hasan Ali
  • Mir Hamza
  • Mohammad Amir Khan
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Sirajuddin
  • Saad Baig

Karachi King Captain

The Karachi Kings are led by Captain Shan Masood. Hence, it will be his debut appearance in the HBL PSL for his hometown.

Karachi King Coach

Phil Simmons is the head coach of the Karachi Kings. Moreover, Let us now discuss him as coach. And how Karachi Kings may best utilize his mentorship and leadership abilities. Therefore, as a player, Simmons appeared in 26 Tests and 143 One-Day Internationals for the West Indies.

Additionally, He amassed over 4500 worldwide runs and took 87 wickets as a batting all-rounder. When compared to other West Indian great players, these are not spectacular stats. Simmons, on the other hand, excelled as a coach.

Contribution of Phil Simmons

When it comes to coaching, his most notable contribution has to be coaching the West Indies team that won the 2016 T20 World Cup. Hence, He also coached the West Indies twice, as well as Zimbabwe, Ireland, and Afghanistan.

In terms of franchise cricket coaching, he was the coach for the Brampton Wolves in the 2019 Global T20 Canada.Therefore, The Pakistan Super League is his first major T20 league appearance. Ideally, he will be useful in the rebuilding process that Karachi Kings is undergoing.

Additionally, his nephew, Lendl Simmons, played for the Karachi Kings in the early seasons.

Karachi King Batsman

  • James Vince
  • Tim Seifert
  • Shan Masood
  • Mohammad Irfan Khan
  • Saad Baig

In terms of batting structure, this is a fresh flavor for Karachi Kings. However, Shan Masood will be the wall, like he was for Multan Sultans last season. This year, his role as captain may mirror his hitting ability.

Hence, James Vince is a seasoned T20 batsman with nearly 9700 runs scored in 343 innings with a strike rate of 135. In his career, he has played for more than ten franchise leagues. However, The Kings require this type of hitter as they develop their roster.

Let’s talk about Tim Seifert, their diamond selection. Since his debut in 2014, the Kiwi batter has scored 4000 runs in 188 T20 matches. Furthermore, Siefert has a strike rate of 130 and an average of 27. He is a useful wicketkeeper-batsman who may score runs for the side when necessary.

Karachi King All-rounder

  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Jamie Overton
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Daniel Sams
  • Shoaib Malik

Mohammad Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz began his cricket career as a 14-year-old left-arm medium-fast bowler and middle-order batsman. Hence, in 2008, an all-round performance of 60 runs and four wickets. Rawalpindi against Sialkot in an inter-region Under-16 event. Which earned him a spot in Pakistan’s squad for the World Under-15 Championship in the West Indies.

Further, with the guidance of coach Ameer Akbar and team manager Haroon Rashid. He modified his bowling style to left-arm spin on the slow wickets of the Caribbean. Hence, developed into a spin-bowling all-rounder.

Jamie Overton

Jamie Overton is a cricketer for Surrey County Cricket Club in England. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm quick. Therefore, He made his Somerset debut against Surrey in the 2012 Clydesdale Bank 40.

Further, In June 2022, he made his debut as an international for the England cricket team. Craig, his twin brother, plays for Somerset.

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard (born May 12, 1987) is a Trinidadian cricketer who captained the West Indies limited overs side. However, He is currently an all-rounder in several T20 competitions throughout the world.

Additionally, In the SA20 and MLC, he also captains MI Emirates and MI New York. He was a member of West Indies’ World T20 winning team in 2012.

Daniel Sams

Daniel Sams is an Australian cricketer. He made a debut internationally for Australia cricket team in the month of December 2020. However, earning the nickname “the Karate Kid.”

Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer who presently plays for Karachi Kings in the (PSL) and for the Pakistan national squad. From 2007 to 2009, he led the Pakistan national cricket team. Hence, He made his One-Day International debut against the West Indies in 1999 and his Test debut against Bangladesh in 2001.

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Karachi King Bowler

  • Anwar Ali
  • Arafat Minhas
  • Hasan Ali
  • Mir Hamza
  • Mohammad Amir Khan
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Sirajuddin

Anwar Ali

Anwar Ali is a Pakistani cricketer who has played in One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals for his country.

Therefore, He was also a member of the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup winning side. Where he was named man-of-the-match in the final against India.

Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi is a cricketer from South Africa. He has represented the Dolphins, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Lions, and Titans in first-class cricket. Hence, His batting style is right-handed, and he is recognized for his unorthodox left-arm spin bowling.

Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali is a Pakistani cricketer who has represented his country in all formats. Therefore, In October 2013, he made his first-class debut for Sialkot. Hence, In a One Day International match in August 2016, he made his international debut for Pakistan.

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