Karachi Kings Squad 2018
|Batsmen||Eoin Morgan, Lendl Simmons (replaced Colin Munro), Babar Azam, Khurram Manzoor, Colin Ingram, Joe Denly (replaced Luke Wright)|
|All-rounders||Imad Wasim (captain), Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Hasan Mohsin, David Wiese, Mohammad Taha|
|Wicket-keepers||Mohammad Rizwan, Saifullah Bangash|
|Bowlers||Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir, Usman Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Tabish Khan, Tymal Mills (replaced Mitchell Johnson)|
They made a few interesting choices as far as retaining players from the previous season is concerned. Letting go off Chris Gayle, they have managed to hold back Pakistan’s Usman Khan and Usama Mir even as Ravi Bopara gets another go. His dibbly-dobbly medium-pacers could be of use on slow and sluggish surfaces.
The side will be led by Imad Wasim and will also have Babar Azam and Mohammad Amir in their line-up, thereby making it a side that is very dependent on their Pakistani players to dish out a good performance during the third PSL season. Wasim is one of the biggest upcoming stars in this format of the game.
In what came as very interesting news, legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi decided to join the Kings from Peshawar Zalmis and Mohammad Rizwan was traded for Sohail Khan from Lahore Qalandars.
Of course, that meant they could target foreigners during the PSL Draft and their Platinum pick was Colin Ingram. He was followed by the Diamond pick of Mitchell Johnson and a Gold round selection of smashing opener Luke Wright for the side.
Some of the others who will be involved this season are David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr. and Hasan Mohsin while the Supplementary players are Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan and Saifullah Bangash, who could be involved in a few matches.
The Kings have also decided they will wait on that fourth Supplementary spot till after their national talent hunt is over.
The side were bought by Salman Iqbal owned Any Media Group for a whopping price of $2.4 million US dollars. They have appointed former South African international coach Mickey Arthur as their manager while former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will serve as his assistant and bowling coach. Karachi Kings players 2018 list is placed below.
PSL 2018 Karachi Kings Schedule
|Friday, February 23||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Sunday, February 25||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai|
|Monday, February 26||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Friday, March 2||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Sunday, March 4||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Thursday, March 8||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Saturday, March 10||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||Dubai|
|Sunday, March 11||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Thursday, March 15||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Friday, March 16||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|