Karachi is one of the biggest cities of Pakistan and representing Karachites is Pakistan Super League is Karachi Kings. Karachi is the hub of talent for Pakistan cricket team since years and its supply of talented players is uncut so far. with PSL 2021 schedule announced, all teams are gearing up.
Karachi Kings PSL 6 Squad
Karachi Kings all players selected through draft and retention are making it a formidable line up in upcoming PSL edition where they will enter as defending champions.
Karachi Kings all player names are mentioned below:
Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Amir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Masood, Arshad lqbal, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton,
Karachi Kings Captain 2021
Pakistan all rounder Imad Wasim will continue to lead KK in PSL 2021 just like he did in PSL 2020 edition. Imad has a good captaincy experience as he has also led Pakistan U19 in the past. Although it is strange that Pakistan T20I captain Babar Azam will play under him.
Karachi Kings Team Line-up
Karachi Kings squad 2021 comprises of world class batting and bowling talents. It is not only includes top players from Pakistan but also players from top international teams also.
Karachi Kings PSL 6 Squad has 07 batsmen in their lineup including wicket keeper.
KK Squad 2021 also has three all rounder’s and 06 bowlers to support the batting line-up.
Karachi King Batsman 2021
Karachi Kings Openers 2021
Karachi Kings players list 2021 has 3 openers. Babar Azam who is one of the prolific batsmen in shortest format of the game right now in world cricket will open the batting with Sharjeel Khan who is gaining his form back and had been in good batting form in recent domestic tournaments.
Both of them are capable enough to provide explosive start to KK in PSL 2021 edition. Zeeshan Malik is another young opener who is known to explode at the top with his crisp hitting.
KK Middle Order Batsman
England Joe Clarke will be an important part in KK middle order as he has been playing T20 cricket in most franchise T20 cricket leagues around the globe.
South Africa Colin Ingram is also back in KK squad for PSL 6 edition and will play in middle order to strengthen the Karachi Kings batting order.
They will be supported by local boy Danish Aziz and Qasim Akram as both have been treated as good young batting talents in the middle order.
Danish has recently won a national call up for Pakistan team because of his good batting form in domestic games but not able to make his international debut so far.
Karachi Kings Wicket Keeper
Chadwick Walton form West Indies will hold the fort behind the wickets for KK in PSL 2021. He is also a global player and playing major T20 leagues happening around.
Karachi Kings All Rounder
Captain Imad Wasim will be leading the all rounders quorum. Imad is one of the top rated all rounders in the world especially in T20 cricket and recently played big bash league 2020-21 season in Australia.
Afghanistan Mohammad Nabi will also play vital part with his right arm off spin bowling and hard hitting down the order.
Australia Dan Christian and Pakistan Aamer Yamin are other two international all rounders in Karachi Kings players list 2021. Qasim Akram can also roll his arm over.
Karachi Kings Bowlers
Karachi Kings Fast Bowlers
Mohammad Amir will lead the fast bowling contingent of Karachi Kings in PSL 6. Amir is seasoned player and played many T20 leagues around the world. Waqas Maqsood is also in the squad who is creating vibes with his variations in T20 leagues.
Mohammad Ilyas and Arshad Iqbal are the two other fast bowlers picked on domestic performances by Karachi Kings management.
Karachi Kings Spinners
Afghanistan 15 year old Noor Ahmed is the only specialist spinner picked by Karachi Kings coach and captain. He will get support from Imad Wasim and Mohammad Nabi as both are one of the top bowling all rounders in world cricket at the moment.
Karachi Kings Overseas Players In PSL 2021
Top overseas player for Karachi Kings is England’s Joe Clarke a hard hitting batsman he is included in KK PSL 2021 squad with great reputation and hopes. Australia Dan Christian and West Indies Chadwick Walton are the other two International players to complete Karachi Kings full squad 2021 edition.
Karachi Kings Team Management
Karachi Kings Head Coach
Former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs is new coach of KK in PSL 6. He will replace KK last coach Dean Jones who passed away last year. Gibbs is not a renowned coach and has very little coaching experience.
He started his coaching career with Afghan Shpageeza League and also had a stint Lanka premier League 2020 edition but left his team mid way tournaments due to personal reasons. His appointment as KK coach for PSL 2021 is quite surprising and only time will tell if it will work for defending champions.
Karachi Kings Assistant Coach
Former England’s & Scotland fast bowler Dougiue Brown will be assistant coach of Karachi Kings. Brown is associated in coaching for several years and has wealth of experience. He had coached UAE and Namibia at international level.
He also had successful coaching stint with Warwickshire county cricket club and won them trophies.
Karachi Kings Bowling Coach
Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram is the bowling mentor and president of Karachi Kings. He is serving as consultants and advisor for many top leagues around the globe.
Karachi Kings Fielding Coach
Former Pakistan batsman Faisal Iqbal is the fielding coach of Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings Owner
Karachi Kings CEO Salman Iqbal is the seasoned media professional and also CEO of one largest media groups ARY network who is broadcasting 12 channels in more than 100 countries of the world.
He is fully involved with his team and being the CEO and Owner of Karachi Kings he is almost present in all the matches at the stadium and his passion is always visible with his expressions and gestures in the dugout.
Karachi Kings Match Schedule
Below is the detailed schedule of Karachi Kings matches in Pakistan Super League 2021 edition. KK will play 10 league matches like any other team in the event. Karachi Kings Fixtures 2021 will start when they take on Quetta Gladiators on at their home ground.
Complete time table of Karachi Kings match schedule with date, day and timings are mentioned below:
|Match Date||Day||Team vs Team||Venue||Start Time (PST)|
|Feb-20||Sat||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators, 1st Match||National Stadium, Karachi||7:00 PM|
|Feb-24||Wed||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, 6th Match||National Stadium, Karachi||7:00 PM|
|Feb-27||Sat||Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans, 9th Match||National Stadium, Karachi||2:00 PM|
|Feb-28||Sun||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, 11th Match||National Stadium, Karachi||7:00 PM|
|Mar-03||Wed||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi, 13th Match||National Stadium, Karachi||2:00 PM|
|Mar-05||Fri||Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans, 16th Match||National Stadium, Karachi||7:00 PM|
|Mar-07||Sun||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, 20th Match||National Stadium, Karachi||7:00 PM|
|Mar-10||Wed||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings, 21st Match||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:00 PM|
|Mar-13||Sat||Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings, 25th Match||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||2:00 PM|
|Mar-14||Sun||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings, 28th Match||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||7:00 PM|
Karachi Kings Records
Karachi Kings result shows that they has played 54 matches across 5 seasons of PSL and won 24 while losing 27 matches.
They have reached play-offs in all the season and won the title once in 2020.
Babar Azam is best batsman of KK with 1253 runs in 40 matches whereas Mohammad Amir has the most wickets for Karachi kings. Amir is KK best bowler with 49 wickets in 44 matches.
Karachi Kings Anthem
Karachi Kings Songs released last year with link below where you can enjoy exciting song.
Details of Karachi Kings official anthem are mentioned below with also link to view KK anthem.
Vocals: Asim Azhar
Director: Zeeshan Zabih
Producer: Syed Hamid Hussain
D.O.P: Salaar Yousufzai & Wajid Hussain
Executive Producer: Shehzad Hassan Khan
Lyrics: Sabir Zafar
Karachi Kings Kit 2021
KK kit for PSL 2021 edition is also revealed. Have a look below at Karachi Kings shirt for Pakistan Super League 6 edition.