Karachi Kings are one of the most popular teams in Pakistan Super League 2016 and will be favorites to win the tournament. The team is led by Shoaib Malik who was the first pick of PSL Players draft 2015 for Karachi. South Africa’s Mickey Arthur is the head coach of Karachi Kings.
Team bought some of the good local and overseas players in the side for first season. Captain Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir and Sohail Tanvir are some of the top Pakistani players in the team. The 16-member Karachi Kings squad consists of Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and West Indies destructive opener Lendl Simmons. Team also features English all-rounder Ravi Bopara and batsman James Vince are the overseas players.
Kings also picked Sri Lankan star opening batsman and valuable spinner Tillakratne Dilshan in the supplementary draft round. Team picked total 3 players in the supplementary round and if they want to use these players, then players can travel with them. Karachi missed to pick fourth supplementary player as they reached to 1.1M USD purse after Fawad Alam’s pick.
Karachi will play their first match of PSLT20 against Lahore Qalandars on 5th February 2016 at Dubai International Stadium. Let’s have a look at the complete Karachi Kings team for HBL Pakistan Super League 2016.
Karachi Kings Squad 2016
|Pakistani Players||Overseas Players|
|Shoaib Malik (Captain)||Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)|
|Sohail Tanvir||Ravi Bopara (England)|
|Imad Wasim||Lendl Simmons (West Indies)|
|Mohammad Amir||James Vince (England)|
|Bilawal Bhatti||Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)|
|Iftikhar Ahmded||Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)|