Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

Anam Khalid

Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

Karachi Kings is the only team that represents the province of Sindh in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team is named after the biggest city in Pakistan, Karachi. They have taken part in all the seasons of PSL and won the title once in 2020. This team is owned by Mr. Salman Iqbal who also runs ARY, one of the biggest media groups in the country.

Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

Karachi Kings, abbreviated as “KK” play their home matches at National Stadium, Karachi. This franchise was sold for US$26 million and was the most expensive franchise at the start of PSL but Multan Sultans replaced them as the most expensive side of PSL in 2017.

Team standings for each season are given below

Team Performance

SeasonPosition
PSL Season 1 (2016)4th
PSL Season 2 (2017)3rd
PSL Season 3 (2018)3rd
PSL Season 4 (2019)4th
PSL Season 5 (2020)Winners
PSL Season 6 (2021)4th
PSL Season 7 (2022)6th
PSL Season 8 (2023)5th

The support staff of the team has been changed quite several times since the start of season 1 in 2016. Their current support staff is under

Support Staff 2023

OwnerSalman Iqbal
CEOTariq Wasi
President and Bowling MentorWasim Akram
Vice President OperationNavaid Rasheed
Head CoachJohan Botha
Batting CoachFaisal Iqbal
CaptainImad Wasim
Fitness TrainerIbrahim Qureshi
Media ManagerIbrahim Qureshi

KK has not been very consistent in the PSL as evident from their positions in each edition. They have mostly been in the lower half of the points table. One of the better ways of looking at their overall performance in the tournament is to look at the summary of the results of all the matches they have played.

Summary of Match Results

SeasonMatchesWonLostTie & WonTie & LostNo ResultWin %
PSL 192700022.22
PSL 2105500050.0
PSL 3125501141.66
PSL 4115600045.45
PSL 5126410158.33
PSL 6115600045.45
PSL 7101900010.0
PSL 8103700030.0

Karachi Kings Squad 2023

Franchise cricket is very dynamic and evolves at a very rapid pace. Teams keep cutting and chopping their squads and hiring new players to maintain their team balance. The lengthy tournaments in franchise cricket demand the availability of replacement players to cater for any injury. The latest squad of Karachi Kings of PSL is given in the below table

Playing Squad

NamePlaying Role
Sharjeel KhanOpening Batter
Haider AliMiddle Order Batter
Irfan khanMiddle Order Batter
Muhammad Ikhlaq (WK)Wicketkeeper Batter
Tayyab TahirMiddle Order Batter
James VinceBatter
Matthew WadeWicketkeeper Batter
Imad Wasim (C)All-rounder
Aamer YaminAll-rounder
James FullerAll-rounder
Qasim AkramAll-rounder
Shoaib MalikAll-rounder
Akif JavedBowler
Imran TahirBowler
Mir HamzaBowler
Mohammad AmirBowler
Muhammad UmerBowler
Tabraiz ShamsiBowler
Andrew TyeBowler

Players Profile

A detailed introduction of each player is given below

Sharjeel Khan

Sharjeel Khan is a 34-year-old left-handed batter. He was born on 14th August 1989 in Hyderabad, Sindh. He plays as an opening batter. He made his debut against Karachi Dolphins on 28th February 2006 at Karachi. He made his name through T20 cameos in the domestic competition of Pakistan. He was selected for T20I and ODI squads in 2013. He got his place in the team of Pakistan through his aggressive left-handed batting style.

Sharjeel Khan Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He started his PSL career with Islamabad United and was the key contributor to their title win in the inaugural edition. His career was derailed by his part in the spot-fixing at the start of the 2nd PSL edition and subsequently lost his place in the national team. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played151
Runs3636
Batting Average25.60
Balls Faced2629
Strike Rate138.30
100s5
50s16
Highest Score117
6s181
4s398

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken0
Runs Conceded16
Bowling Average
Balls Bowled10
Economy Rate9.60
Best Bowling Figures

Haider Ali

Haider Ali is a 22-year-old right-handed batsman. He was born on 2nd October 2000 in Attock, Punjab. He made his T20 debut against Islamabad on 10th December 2018.

Haider Ali Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He bats in the middle order and plays aggressively to score quick runs. That makes him an attractive package for franchise cricket. He plays ODIs and T20Is for Pakistan national team. His batting stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played114
Runs2266
Batting Average23.12
Balls Faced1688
Strike Rate134.24
100s0
50s13
Highest Score91*
6s104
4s199

Irfan Khan

Irfan Khan is a 22-year-old right-handed batter and his full name is Muhammad Irfan Khan. He was born on 28th December 2002 in Mianwali, Punjab. His bowling style is right arm medium fast. He is a middle-order batter.

Irfan Khan Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He made his T20 debut on 30 September 2020 in Multan against Central Punjab. He has risen gradually through U19s and provides balance to the T20 teams in franchise cricket. He is still very young and has a bright future ahead of him. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played22
Runs263
Batting Average20.23
Balls Faced185
Strike Rate142.16
100s0
50s1
Highest Score57*
6s14
4s14

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken2
Runs Conceded49
Bowling Average24.50
Balls Bowled30
Economy Rate9.80
Best Bowling Figures¼

Muhammad Akhlaq

Muhammad Akhlaq is a 30-year-old right-handed batsman. He was born on 12th November 1992 in Gujranwala, Punjab. He plays as a wicketkeeper batter. His bowling style is right arm medium fast.

He made his T20 debut against the AJK region at Rawalpindi on 1st September 2015. He bats in the lower middle order and provides muscle in the death overs to help his team post a good total on the board. His batting and wicket-keeping stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played35
Runs580
Batting Average19.33
Balls Faced428
Strike Rate135.51
100s0
50s5
Highest Score62
6s35
4s43

Wicket-Keeping Record

Catches Taken19
Stumpings4

Tayyab Tahir

Tayyab Tahir is a 30-year-old right-handed batsman. He was born on 26th July 1993 in Gujrat, Punjab. His bowling style is leg break googly and he is a middle-order batter.

Tayyab Tahir Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He made his debut against Lahore RW on 13 September 2015 at Rawalpindi. He has played some brilliant innings in the domestic circuit as well as for Pakistan A. He is knocking at the door of PCB for national selection. His batting stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played25
Runs833
Batting Average37.86
Balls Faced607
Strike Rate137.23
100s0
50s8
Highest Score78
6s26
4s90

James Vince

James Vince is a 32-year-old batter. He was born on 14th March 1991 in Cuckfield, Sussex. He is a right-handed batsman. His bowling style is right-arm medium. He made his T20 debut against Hampshire on 19th June 2010 at Bristol.

James Vince Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a good timer of the ball. He plays international cricket for England and is a part of their T20I and ODI squad. He plays in the middle order and whacks the ball pretty hard. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played350
Runs9637
Batting Average31.91
Balls Faced7082
Strike Rate136.07
100s5
50s59
Highest Score129*
6s252
4s1069

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken3
Runs Conceded87
Bowling Average29.00
Balls Bowled78
Economy Rate6.69
Best Bowling Figures1/5

Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade is a 35-year-old left-handed wicketkeeper batter. He was born on 26th December 1987 in Hobart, Tasmania. He is a left-handed batter. He made his T20 debut on 21st January 2009 against Victoria at Brisbane. He was a brilliant footballer, however, he couldn’t pursue a career as a footballer due to his short height and decided to play cricket instead.

Matthew Wade Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He has evolved into a brilliant T20 finisher and accelerates unbelievably at the back end of an inning. He helped Australia win their maiden T20I World Cup in 2021. He played a blinder of an innings against Pakistan in the semi-final to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. His batting and wicket-keeping stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played239
Runs4676
Batting Average26.56
Balls Faced3441
Strike Rate135.89
100s1
50s25
Highest Score130*
6s155
4s409

Wicket-Keeping Record

Catches Taken126
Stumpings19

Imad Wasim

Imad Wasim is a 34-year-old left-handed all-rounder. He is the current captain of KK. He was born on 18th December 1988 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales. He bats in the lower-middle order batter and his bowling style is slow left-arm orthodox. He made his T20 debut on 26th February 2006 against Leopards at Karachi.

Imad Wasim Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He was set to pursue a career in medicine but he changed his decision after getting an offer to play in U19 for Pakistan. He plays the Pakistan cricket team in international format. He provides late surges in the deathovers and helps his team post a decent total on the board. KK won their only PSL title under his captaincy in 2020. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played313
Runs3414
Batting Average22.02
Balls Faced2653
Strike Rate128.68
100s0
50s10
Highest Score92*
6s102
4s305

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken284
Runs Conceded6979
Bowling Average24.57
Balls Bowled6403
Economy Rate6.53
Best Bowling Figures5/14

Aamer Yamin

Aamer Yamin is a 33-year-old right-handed bowling all-rounder. He was born on 26th June 1990 in Multan, Punjab. His bowling style is right arm-medium. He made his T20 debut on 1st December 2012 against the Tigers at Lahore.

Aamer Yamin Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He has played international cricket for Pakistan. He bowls with the new ball and can swing it both ways. He is a pinch hitter who can hit long sixes in the death overs. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played118
Runs1100
Batting Average17.74
Balls Faced783
Strike Rate140.48
100s0
50s1
Highest Score52
6s54
4s92

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken98
Runs Conceded2969
Bowling Average30.29
Balls Bowled2128
Economy Rate8.37
Best Bowling Figures4/5

James Fuller

James Kerr Fuller is a 33-year-old all-rounder. He was born on 24th January 1990 in Cape Town, Cape Province. He is a right-handed batsman and James bowling style is right-arm medium-fast. He made his debut on 13th July 2011 against Middlesex at Bristol.

James Fuller Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a proper all-rounder who can win games for your team single-handedly on his day. He bats with aggression and bowls the most crucial death overs. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played171
Runs1616
Batting Average20.20
Balls Faced1143
Strike Rate141.38
100s0
50s3
Highest Score57
6s71
4s102

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken148
Runs Conceded3836
Bowling Average25.91
Balls Bowled2635
Economy Rate8.73
Best Bowling Figures6/28

Qasim Akram

Qasim Akram is a 20-year-old right-handed batter. He was born on 1st December 2002. Qasim is an all-rounder and to talk about his bowling style, is right-arm off-break. He made his debut against Central Punjab on 30 September 2020 at Multan.

Qasim Akram Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He plays in the middle order and scores runs at a high strike rate. He can bowl in the middle overs of an innings and can get key wickets at crucial moments in the game. He has a bright future with the Pakistan national team. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played40
Runs468
Batting Average18.00
Balls Faced341
Strike Rate137.24
100s0
50s3
Highest Score58
6s13
4s48

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken17
Runs Conceded460
Bowling Average27.05
Balls Bowled352
Economy Rate7.84
Best Bowling Figures3/15

Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik is a 41-year-old batting all-rounder. He was born on 1st February 1982 in Sialkot, Punjab. He is a right-handed batter and right-arm off-break is his style. He made his debut against Lahore Eagles at Lahore on 26th April 2005.

Shoaib Malik Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

Shoaib Malik is a versatile player who offers a lot of experience and game knowledge. In the beginning, he was on the go in his profession as a bowler. However, he is a talented batter as well. He has matured into a specialist limited-overs cricketer. He has a lot of experience playing in T20 leagues all around the world. He bats in the middle order of KK to provide stability. He was part of the Pakistani team that won the T20I World Cup in 2009. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played515
Runs12688
Batting Average36.25
Balls Faced9937
Strike Rate127.68
100s0
50s79
Highest Score95*
6s397
4s991

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken170
Runs Conceded4638
Bowling Average27.28
Balls Bowled3966
Economy Rate7.01
Best Bowling Figures5/13

Akif Javed

Akif Javed is a 22-year-old fast bowler. He was born in Kohat on 10th October 2000. He is a left-arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed batter. He made his debut against Khyber on 13 October 2019 at Faisalabad.

Akif Javed Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He shares the new ball at the start of the bowling and can swing the ball. He has an exceptional command over line and length. His success has mainly come from T20 cricket and has the potential to play for the Pakistan national team in the future. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played36
Runs7
Batting Average3.50
Balls Faced14
Strike Rate50.00
100s0
50s0
Highest Score7*
6s0
4s1

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken41
Runs Conceded1063
Bowling Average25.91
Balls Bowled749
Economy Rate8.51
Best Bowling Figures4/28

Imran Tahir

Muhammad Imran Tahir is a 44-year-old bowler. He was born on 27th March 1979 in Lahore, Punjab. He is a right-handed batsman and his bowling style is leg-break googly. He made his debut against Lahore Lions at Karachi on 24th February 2006.

Imran Tahir Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He started his cricket career on the Pakistan domestic circuit but moved to South Africa to play cricket. He got the chance to represent South Africa at international level and has done a remarkable job for them. Now he plays in T20 leagues around the world and offers a lot of experience and skills. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played384
Runs343
Batting Average8.79
Balls Faced314
Strike Rate109.23
100s0
50s0
Highest Score23
6s12
4s28

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken473
Runs Conceded9576
Bowling Average20.24
Balls Bowled8221
Economy Rate6.98
Best Bowling Figures5/23

Mir Hamza

Mir Hamza is a 31-year-old bowler. He was born on 10th September 1992 in Karachi, Sindh. He is a left-handed batter and his bowling style is left-arm medium. He made his T20 debut against Khyber Pakhtunkhah in Karachi on 10 August 2014.

Mir Hamza Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He has represented Pakistan in Test format and has tons of domestic experience. He opens the bowling with the new ball and gets wickets upfront. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played53
Runs67
Batting Average16.75
Balls Faced66
Strike Rate101.51
100s0
50s0
Highest Score19*
6s4
4s3

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken52
Runs Conceded1584
Bowling Average30.46
Balls Bowled1158
Economy Rate8.20
Best Bowling Figures4/9

Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir is a 31-year-old bowler. He was born on 13th April 1992 in Gujjar Khan, Punjab. He is a left-handed batter and his bowling style is left-arm fast-medium. He made his T20 debut against Quetta Bears on 5th October 2008 at Lahore.

Mohammad Amir Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He played a vital role in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup win in 2009. He was widely regarded as the brightest prospect all over the world before he ruined his career with his part in the spot-fixing scandal in 2010. He came back after serving a five-year ban and helped Pakistan win the Champions trophy in 2017. He retired from international cricket following a dispute with PCB.

Now he plays T20 leagues all around the world and is a genuine wicket-taker with new and old balls. He swings the ball both ways and has incredible control over line and length. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played255
Runs296
Batting Average6.16
Balls Faced332
Strike Rate89.15
100s0
50s0
Highest Score21*
6s9
4s18

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken296
Runs Conceded6558
Bowling Average22.15
Balls Bowled5522
Economy Rate7.12
Best Bowling Figures6/17

Mohammad Umer

Mohammed Umer is a 23-year-old young bowler. He was born on 27th December 1999 in Karachi, Sindh. He is a right-handed batter and Umer’s bowling style is right-arm medium. He made his debut against United at Karachi on 21st February 2021.

Muhammad Umer Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He serves as a backup fast bowler for Karachi Kings in PSL. He bowls in the middle overs and has the potential to be developed into a fine faster bowler if he gets continuous opportunities with the team. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played10
Runs4
Batting Average1.33
Balls Faced13
Strike Rate30.76
100s0
50s0
Highest Score3
6s0
4s0

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken10
Runs Conceded330
Bowling Average33.00
Balls Bowled209
Economy Rate9.47
Best Bowling Figures3/22

Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi is a 33-year-old bowler. He was born on 18th February 1990 in Johannesburg, Gauteng. He made his T20 debut on 20th November 2011 against E. Province at Pietermaritzburg. He plays international cricket for South Africa and is their main spinner in limited-overs cricket.

Tabraiz Shamsi Karachi Kings Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a left-arm wrist spinner who has a lot of variations and troubles the best batters in the middle overs. Tabraiz has great control over his line and length. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played230
Runs81
Batting Average4.26
Balls Faced151
Strike Rate53.64
100s0
50s0
Highest Score15*
6s1
4s2

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken267
Runs Conceded5870
Bowling Average21.98
Balls Bowled4819
Economy Rate7.30
Best Bowling Figures5/24

Andrew Tye

Andrew James Tye is a 36-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler. He was born on 12th December 1986 in Perth, Western Australia. He is a right-handed batter. He made his T20 debut on 11th January 2014 against Thunder at Hobart.

He is a lower-order batter and an expert death bowler. He plays for Australia’s limited-overs team. He bowls tight lines and yorkers at the death overs to limit the scoring. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played229
Runs723
Batting Average12.91
Balls Faced561
Strike Rate128.87
100s0
50s0
Highest Score44
6s41
4s46

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken320
Runs Conceded6748
Bowling Average21.08
Balls Bowled4922
Economy Rate8.22
Best Bowling Figures5/17

Ambassadors

Pakistani Singer Shehzad Roy and actors Humayun Saeed and Fahad Mustafa are the ambassadors of Karachi Kings.

Who is the current captain of Karachi Kings?

Imad Wasim is the captain of Karachi Kings.

Who is the current head coach of Karachi Kings?

Johan Botha is the head coach of Karachi Kings.

How many editions of PSL have Karachi Kings won?

Karachi Kings won the fifth edition PSL-5 in 2020.

Who is the owner of the Karachi Kings franchise?

Mr. Salman Iqbal is the owner of the Karachi Kings franchise.

Which province of Pakistan does the Karachi King represent?

Karachi Kings represents the Sindh province of Pakistan.

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