Karachi Kings Squad PSL 2024 – (CONFIRMED Squad)

Karachi Kings, also known as KK, is a professional Twenty20 cricket team franchise that participates in the highly anticipated Pakistan Super League (PSL). They are based in Karachi, the vibrant provincial capital of Sindh, and were established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. 

Their home ground is the National Stadium Karachi. Under the guidance of head coach Phil Simmons and the leadership of captain Shan Masood, who was added to the team in 2024, they are now ready to win their second PSL title. Karachi Kings achieved their first PSL title victory, PSL 5, against their fierce rivals, Lahore Qalandars, on 17 November 2020. 

Babar Azam is the leading run-scorer for Karachi Kings in PSL, while Mohammad Amir is their top wicket-taker.

Karachi Kings Team Overview 

CityKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Founded2015; 9 years ago
Home groundNational Stadium
Capacity34,228
OwnerSalman Iqbal
CaptainShan Masood
Head CoachPhil Simmons
Fielding coachMohammad Mansoor
Batting coachRavi Bopara
PSL wins1 (2020)

Karachi Kings Complete Squad for PSL 9

Karachi Kings Complete Squad for PSL 2024
NoPlayerCategoryCountryDOBBatting StyleBowling StyleYear Signed
94Shan Masood (Cap)GoldPakistan14 October 1989Left-handedRight-arm medium-fast2024
21Mohammad NawazPlatinumPakistan21 March 1994Left-handedLeft-arm orthodox2024
55Kieron PollardPlatinumWest Indies15 May 1987Right-handedRight-arm medium2024
95Daniel SamsPlatinumAustralia27 October 1992Right-handedLeft-arm fast-medium2024
32Hasan AliDiamondPakistan2 July 1994Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast2024
14James VinceDiamondEngland14 March 1991Right-handedRight-arm medium2023
43Tim SeifertDiamondNew Zealand14 December 1994Right-handed2024
18Shoaib MalikGoldPakistan1 February 1982Right-handedRight-arm off break2023
90Tabraiz ShamsiGoldSouth Africa18 February 1990Left-handedLeft-arm unorthodox2023
92Mohammad Amir KhanSilverPakistan9 September 2001Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast2024
48Anwar AliSilverPakistan25 November 1987Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast2024
66Arafat MinhasSilverPakistan2 January 2005Left-handedLeft-arm orthodox2024
92Mir HamzaSilverPakistan10 September 1992Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium2022
61Muhammad AkhlaqSilverPakistan12 November 1992Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast2023
88Jamie OvertonSupplementaryEngland10 April 1994Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium2024
13Saad BaigSupplementaryPakistan1 November 2006Left-handed2024
75Irfan KhanEmergingPakistan28 December 2002Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast2023
2SirajuddinEmergingPakistan2 January 2002Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast2024

Karachi Kings Management and Coaching Staff for Psl 9

NoNamePosition
1Salman IqbalOwner
2Wasim AkramPresident
3Tariq WasiCEO
4Haider AzharDirector
5Phil SimmonsHead Coach
6Michael SmithAssistant coach
7Ravi BoparaBatting coach
8Waqas AhmedBowling coach
9Mohammad MansoorFielding coach
10Imtiaz KhanPhysio
11Ibrahim QureshiTrainer
12Mohsin SheikhPerformance analyst
13Muhammad IrfanMasseur
14Shehzad Hassan KhanMarketing Head
15Rai AzlanMedia Manager

Karachi Kings Franchise History

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced the owners of the first 5 city-based franchises in PSL on December 3, 2015. 
ARY Media Group bought the ownership of Karachi Kings for US$26 million for 10 years.
Karachi Kings was the most expensive team of PSL at that time, which was replaced by the new franchise Multan Sultans in 2017 (US$41.6 million), which was the most expensive team in PSL history.

2016 Season 

In the 2016 PSL season, Karachi Kings witnessed exceptional performances from Ravi Bopara, who was named the player of the tournament in the first PSL season. 

The Kings began their campaign with a convincing victory against Lahore Qalandars, thanks to a remarkable hat-trick by Mohammad Amir. However, they struggled to maintain their momentum throughout the group stage, managing only two wins and suffering six losses. Despite this, they secured the fourth spot in the league table.

Before the qualifier match against Islamabad United, Shoaib Malik was replaced as the team captain by Ravi Bopara. 

Unfortunately, Karachi Kings could not replicate their earlier success and were eliminated from the tournament after a defeat in the qualifier match.

2017 Season

The 2017 season saw the arrival of Kumar Sangakkara and Babar Azam to the Karachi Kings squad. Led by coach Azhar Mehmood, the team also acquired players like Kieron Pollard, Mahela Jayawardena, and Ryan McLaren.

Karachi Kings faced a challenging start to the season, losing their first two matches against Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. Despite their best efforts, they continued to struggle, experiencing consecutive defeats against Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United. However, their fortunes took a turn in their final game of the Sharjah leg, as they secured a thrilling victory against Peshawar Zalmi.

As the tournament shifted to Dubai, Karachi Kings suffered a loss against Quetta Gladiators but bounced back with a sensational last-ball win against Lahore Qalandars. 

In a must-win game against Islamabad United, they successfully protected their net run rate and secured a place in the eliminator.

Karachi Kings faced Islamabad United again in the eliminator, where they showcased a brilliant bowling performance, restricting their opponents to a meager total. The team emerged victorious, securing a spot in the second playoff.

2018 Season 

Shahid Afridi joined Karachi Kings as both the team president and player for the 2018 season. The team started their campaign with a victory against Quetta Gladiators, ending their two-season losing streak. They continued their winning form against defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in a closely fought match.

In a highly anticipated match against arch-rivals Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings emerged victorious, thanks to an impressive performance by Shahid Afridi. However, their journey came to an end in the second eliminator match against Peshawar Zalmi.

2019 Season

Before the 2019 season, Wasim Akram joined Karachi Kings as the franchise president.

2020 Season

In the 2020 season, Karachi Kings created history by reaching the finals for the first time in PSL. They defeated Multan Sultans in a thrilling qualifier match that went into a Super Over. 

Under the leadership of Imad Wasim, Karachi Kings clinched their maiden PSL title by defeating Lahore Qalandars in the final.

2021 Season

Karachi Kings began the 2021 season on a high note, winning their opening match against Quetta Gladiators.

2022 Season

The 2022 season proved to be a difficult one for Karachi Kings as they faced numerous setbacks. Despite their efforts, the team suffered defeat in nine out of the ten matches played, finishing at the bottom of the points table.

Karachi Kings Captains

NoCaptainYearsMatchesWonLostTie&WTie&LNRWin Percentage
1Shan Masood2024-Present0
2Babar Azam2020-2022111100009.09%
3Imad Wasim2018-202351232411248.97%
4Eoin Morgan201831200033.33%
5Mohammad Amir20181010000.00%
6Kumar Sangakkara2017105500050.00%
7Ravi Bopara20161010000.00%
8Shoaib Malik201682600025.00%

Most Runs for Karachi Kings in PSL

NoPlayerYearsMatchesInnsHSAvg10050SR06s4s
1Babar Azam2017-2022666490*43.6023121.97525837
2Imad Wasim2016-2023786392*27.155140.85109642
3Sharjeel Khan2020-2023373610523.6213137.8357455
4CA Ingram2018-2021282612730.6512145.6025132
5RS Bopara2016-2019312871*28.753117.3414315
6Shoaib Malik2016-2023282871*24.303120.2123619
7JL Denly2018-2018121179*32.303125.681409
8LS Livingstone2019-201911118232.103130.4812415
9Mohammad Nabi2021-202214146727.542145.6712714
10JM Clarke2021-202213125426.812137.2012513

Most Wickets for Karachi Kings in PSL

NoPlayerSpanMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAvgEconSR45
1Mohammad Amir2016-202366651454242.261808634/2528.697.4623.073
2Imad Wasim2016-202378741461243.321738513/1634.077.1328.64
3Usman Shinwari2017-20223029607101.1841374/1522.728.3116.402
4Sohail Khan2016-2019191940467.21552223/2325.098.1918.36
5Umer Khan2019-2020171530651.0397193/2220.897.7816.10
6Aamer Yamin2019-2023272645275.22686193/3736.109.1023.78
7CJ Jordan2020-2022141431853.0462183/4125.668.7117.66
8Usama Mir2016-2020202039565.5557183/2430.948.4621.94
9Arshad Iqbal2020-2021161632053.21466173/1627.418.7318.82
10Umaid Asif2020-2022151532754.3447163/3627.938.2020.43

Karachi Kings History in PSL

YearMatchesWonLossTie&WTie&LNRSR (%)PositionSummary
2023103700030.005/6League-stage
2022101900010.006/6League-stage
2021115600045.454/6Play-offs
2020126410158.331/6Champions
2019115600045.454/6Play-offs
2018125501150.003/6Play-offs
2017105500050.003/5Play-offs
201692700022.224/5Play-offs
Total85324911239.751 title

Karachi Kings Retained Players for PSL 2024

PlayerCategory
James VinceDiamond
Hasan AliDiamond
Shan MasoodBrand Ambassador
Shoaib MalikMentor
Tabraiz ShamsiGold
Mir HamzaSilver
Muhammad AkhlaqSilver
Muhammad Irfan KhanEmerging

Karachi Kings Released Players for PSL 2024

Karachi Kings has released Mohammad Amir, Qasim Akram, and Haider Ali for PSL 9.

Karachi Kings Ambassadors for PSL 9

Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy and film stars Humayun Saeed and Fahad Mustafa are the Karachi king’s ambassadors for PSL 9 in 2024.

Karachi Kings Head-to-Head Record

OppositionMatWonLostTie&WTie&LNRSR (%)
Peshawar Zalmi1951400026.31
Lahore Qalandars1711501067.64
Islamabad United2061400030.00
Quetta Gladiators1651100031.25
Multan Sultans135510250.00

Karachi Kings Trade PSL 9

Karachi Kings have made a trade for PSL 9, sending Imad Wasim to join Islamabad United and picking up Hassan Ali to join their team.

Who will be the head coach of Karachi Kings in 2024? 

The former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons will be the head coach of Karachi Kings for the upcoming season. 

Will Mohammad Amir play for Karachi Kings in the next season? 

No, Mohammad Amir will play for Quetta Gladiators, as he was released by Karachi Kings earlier for PSL 9. 

Who is going to be the captain of the Karachi Kings in 2024? 

The new captain of Karachi Kings for the upcoming season will be Shan Masood.

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