Karachi KingsPakistan Super League most Expensive cricket team.
The most expensive and one of the strongest side in the PSL T20 is one and only Karachi Kings. Karachi Kings is owned by ARY media group. The owner of Karachi Kings is founder of ARY media group Salman Iqbal. The Karachi franchise was sold to a ARY group for US$26 Million (for 10 years so 2.6 million annual). On 21 December 2015 Karachi kings owner Salman Iqbal revealed the logo as well as the kit and official song of team just before the start of player drafting.
Logo features a lion with Karachi Kings written below in white and gold colors. At the logo ceremony owner of Karachi kings Salman Iqbal said that the logo and the theme of the team represents the true spirit and resilience of Karachi. Since, ARY is a media group and own many leading channels like ARY news, ARY Entertainment etc so they are promoting Karachi Kings on the network.
The team’s Icon Player is Shoaib Malik the most well-known cricketer of Pakistan.
Shoaib Malik is one of the most brilliant captain of T20 as his previous domestic team
Sialkot stallions won five NATIONAL T20 tournaments under his captaincy. With a batting average of 38 and 151 sixes and 107 wickets Shoaib Malik is the most brilliant all-rounder of this format. Karachi Kings have also announced Shoaib Malik as their Captain. Karachi will have the biggest edge in this tournament with Shoaib Malik as their captain. Other Prominent players include Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh the world no one all-rounder in every format of the Cricket. With 202 wickets in this format and known for his hard hitting sixes Shakib surely can be a threat for the other teams .
West Indian Opening Batsman Lendl Simmons who is a specialist for this format is also
in the Karachi team. Lendl Simmons have played a lot of t20 cricket in almost every
cricket league and has a very brilliant average of 31 with 134 sixes in this format.
Karachi must be relived with the inclusion of Lendl Simmons as they have a very solid
and reliable opener.
Mushfiqur Rahim from Bangladesh who is also one of the most brilliant Wicket Keeper
of the Bangladesh side is also in Karachi team Mushfiqur Rahim is well known for his
Brilliant wicket keeping as well as for his huge sixes he also has more than 50 sixes in
this format and can be an asset for Karachi Kings.
All-rounder from England Ravi Bopara is also in their team who has a lot of experience
of playing T20 Cricket all across the world. Ravi Bopara is one of the most reliable All-
rounder of this format and can be very successful on the pitches of UAE.
Other players include the most talented bowler as well as most controversial bowler of Pakistan nowadays Muhammad Amir. After showing a superb performance in BPL, Amir was the one who is selected at first in Gold category. Imad Wasim a very Dependable all-rounder known for his big sixes as well as for his brilliant bowling he is also in the Karachi side and can be a headache for the others Karachi also has one of the best bowler of this format Sohail Tanvir who has bowled superbly well in this format all across the world. Other players include Nauman Anwar, Bilawal Bhatti, Mir Hamza, Sohail Khan, Usama Mir and James Vince.
In the supplementary list they have included one of the best batsman of Srilanka Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shahzaib Hassan and Fawad Alam.
Management & Coaching Staff
In the management of Karachi Kings have quite attired and qualified names from world cricket like Mickey Arthur from South Africa will be the Head coach and Mushtaq Ahmed will be there as Assistant Coach/Bowling Coach. Let see how Karachi team perform against other PSL teams in 2016 session.
Karachi Kings will start against the Qalandars of Lahore on the 5th of February.