Karachi Kings the first and most expensive franchise sold by PCB in PSL T20 has got the most of the attention of the fans and media owned by “Ary Media Group” which is sold for $2.6 million. Karachi Kings will be representing the former capital city of Pakistan. Owners have already started marketing their franchise and many big stars from showbiz have also attached with the franchise. Karachi Kings’ logo and kit was revealed on 21 December.
The Iconic player picked by Karachi Kings, is the first Pakistani to score 5000 runs in international T20 cricket Shoaib Malik, he is announced as captain of their side. Karachi Kings have also picked the likes of Shakib ul Hassan from Bangladesh who has got the huge experience in T20 leagues same as Ravi Bopara from England, Pakistani pacer Sohail Tanvir and West Indian striker Lendl Simmons. James Vince from England and Mushfiqur Rahim are the other foreign players included in the Karachi Kings squad.
Mohammad Amir the current charm of Pakistan cricket, Bilawal Bhatti, Immad Wasim, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Mir Hamza, Saifullah Bangash, Iftikhar Ahmad, Nauman Anwar are the local picks of Karachi Kings.
Interestingly Karachi Kings have selected all the famous cricketing stars for supplementary play like Tillakaratne Dilshan from Sri Lanka, Shahzaib Hassan and Fawad Alam from Pakistan.
South African Mickey Arthur will be the head coach of Karachi Kings while Pakistani all time great leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will be assisting the team and also working as a bowling coach.
The first match of Karachi King in PSL T20 will be played against rivals Lahore Qalandars on 5th February 2016 at Dubai International Stadium.