Karachi Kings is a professional T20 cricket team that plays in Pakistan Super League and represents Pakistan’s Karachi city in the tournament. The home ground of Karachi Kings is Naya Nazimabad Stadium. This is the most expensive franchise in the competition as ARY Media Group bought it’s franchise for 26 USD million for a 10-years time period. “Dilon Ke Badshah’ is the official slogan of Karachi Kings.
Pakistan’s one of the most popular cricket faces Shoaib Malik was appointed captain of the side for first PSL season. But after 2017 players draft, Malik handed over the captaincy to newly signed Kumar Sangakkara. South Africa’s former coach Mickey Arthur was named head coach. Pakistan’s former spin bowler Mushtaq Ahmed was appointed bowling cum assistant coach for Karachi Kings.
Team name and logo
On December 21, 2015 the official team and logo was unveiled by Karachi Kings franchise owner Mr. Salman Iqbal. The logo features roaring lion in golden and blue color. Team name was written just below the lion as shown in the below image.
The team jersey for Karachi Kings was revealed during an event in which top players like Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir and more cricketers were presenting wearing the kit. The team dress features the logo of team and roaring lion is designed at the bottom of shirt and trouser also gets lion featured.
Karachi Kings played inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League under Shoaib Malik’s captaincy and managed to win just two group matches of the league. Malik left Karachi Kings team captaincy in October 2016, hence former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara was named the captain of side for 2017 PSL-T20. Team retained 8 players from first season for 2nd Pakistan Super League edition.
Let’s have have a look at the completed squad and players list for Karachi Kings in 2017 PSL twenty20.
Karachi Kings Squad 2017
|S. No.||Player||Country||Draft Category|
|2||Chris Gayle||West Indies||Platinum|
|3||Kieron Pollard||West Indies||Platinum|
|6||Kumar Sangakkara (Captain)||Sri Lanka||Diamond|
|8||Ryan McLaren||South Africa||Gold|
Official Online Presence
Twitter: Karachi Kings
Facebook: Karachi Kings