Karachi is biggest city of the Pakistan so the Karachi Kings is biggest franchise of Pakistan Super League. The owner of Karachi Kings MR Salman Iqbal who is CEO of ARY Group and Channels. He is Cricket Lover person and he has assured this by buying most expensive franchise Karachi Kings of Pakistan Super League. We all are hoping amazing stuff from Karachi Kings in first season but unfortunately Shoaib Malik and his Company didn’t achieve anything good in PSL first season. Karachi Kings has won just two games in PSL 1 against Lahore Qalandars but Karachi Kings is the big reason for attracting people in United Arab Emirates stadiums. MR Salman Iqbal and ARY Group had worked really hard for promoting Pakistan Super League throughout in the World. ARY Channel is also high rated channel of Pakistan and it has promoted PSL and Karachi Kings all in tenure of Pakistan Super League. It is also one reason for PSL first season became successfully all over the World.
Karachi Kings is looking very positive for Pakistan Super League 2017 and it has chosen some great foreign players for this year. Karachi Kings has traded Chris Gayle from Lahore Qalandars by giving Sohail Tanvir. As we all know Karachi Kings was struggling in batting in previous year so this team Kings is going to play this tournament with strong batting lineup. This team has retained some amazing players like Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim. This time Ravi Bopara has also included in squad and we hope he will show once again his all-round performance like last season. The one more interesting thing in this season Karachi Kings has selected the Great Kumar Sangakkara as a team captain yes this is really surprising and alert NEWS for other franchises. The great Kumar Sangakkara who was the runner-up of T20 2009 and ODI 2011 World-cups Final will do captaincy once again for Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League season 2. The list is available as below of Karachi Kings team members and Lineup for 2017.
Karachi Kings Team Members and Categories:
- Chris Gayle (Platinum).
- Kieron Pollard (Platinum).
- Shoaib Malik (Platinum).
- Mohammad Amir (Diamond).
- Ravi Bopara. (Diamond).
- Kumar Sangakkara (Captain/Diamond).
- Imad Wasim (Gold).
- Babar Azam (Gold).
- Ryan McLaren (Gold).
- Sohail Khan (Silver).
- KhurramManzoor (Silver).
- Kashif Bhatti (Silver).
- Mahela Jayawardene (Supplementary).
- Usama Mir (Supplementary).
- Rahat Ali (Supplementary).
- Shahzaib Hasan (Emerging Player).
- Saifullah Bangash (Wicketkeeper/Emerging Player).
- Abraar Ahmed (Emerging Player).
- Abdul Ameer (Emerging Player).
Karachi Kings Coaches and Management:
- Mickey Arthur (Head-coach).
- Azhar Mehmood (Bowling-coach).
- Abdul Majeed (Fielding-coach).
- Rashid Latif (Director of Franchise).