Karachi Kings‬

Untitled Document Karachi Kings (Urdu,:کراچی کنگز Sindhi: ڪراچي ڪنگز‎) is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in Pakistan Super League. The team is based in Karachi the provincial capital of Sindh, Pakistan. The team was formed in 2015, as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team is currently captained by Shoaib Malik and coached by Mickey Arthur a former South African cricketer. It is owned by ARY Media Group a media company which operates different channels in Pakistan.
Karachi Kings
کراچی کنگز
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Nickname(s): KK
League: Pakistan Super League
Captain: Shoaib Malik
Coach: Mickey Arthur
City: Karachi
Owner: ARY Group
Founded: 2015
Official website: karachikings.com.pk

Franchise history

The Karachi Kings were created when the decision was taken by Pakistan Cricket board to have its own franchise based T20 league. On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises, representing Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad and Quetta. The Karachi franchise was sold to the ARY Media Group for Rs 01 for a ten-year period making it the most expensive team in the tournament.

2016 Pakistan Super League

Team identity

Team name and logo was revealed on 21 December 2015. logo features a lion with Karachi Kings written below in white and gold colors. At the logo ceremony Salman Iqbal the owner of the team said that the logo and the theme of the team represents the true spirit and resilience of Karachi.

Jersey colors

The team's primary jersey color is blue and gold. The jersey also incorporates the roaring lion logo in the center of the shirt and bottom of trousers.

Theme Song

Theme song of kings is Karachi Jeetay Gaa sung by Ali Azmat a Pakistani singer. The theme song launched on 8 Jan 2016 in an event held in National Stadium Karachi.

Sponsors and Partners

Bahria Town the largest real-estate developers and Investors in Pakistan and the largest private housing society in Asia is the title sponsor for the franchise. Besides Bahria Town other sponsors are Summit Bank, K-Electric, The Arkadians, Oye Hoye and Shield Corporation Ltd.ARY Digital,ARY Zindagi and ARY News are their official entertainment and news Partners respectively during 2016 PSL.Naya Nazimabad is their official main partner.

Current squad

Shoaib Malik is the Captain and Icon Player of Karachi Kings
Name Nat. Batting style Bowling style Notes
Iftikhar Ahmed Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm off spin
Nauman Anwar Pakistan Right-Hand Right-arm Medium Part-time Wicket-keeper
Lendl Simmons Trinidad and Tobago Right-Hand Right-arm Medium Overseas
Shahzaib Hasan Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm leg spin
Fawad Alam Pakistan Left-hand Slow Left-arm Orthodox
James Vince England Right-hand Right-arm Medium Overseas
Imad Wasim Pakistan Left-Hand Slow Left-arm Orthodox
Ravi Bopara England Right-hand Right Arm Medium Fast Overseas
Shoaib Malik Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm off spin Captain/Icon Player
Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka Right-hand Right-arm off spin Overseas
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh Left-hand Slow Left-arm Orthodox Overseas
Bilawal Bhatti Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Fast
Sohail Tanvir Pakistan Left-Hand Left Arm Fast Medium
Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh Right-hand Overseas
Saifullah Bangash Pakistan Right-Hand
Sohail Khan Pakistan Right-Hand Right-Arm Fast
Mohammad Amir Pakistan Left-hand Left-arm Fast
Usama Mir Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Leg spin
Mir Hamza Pakistan Right-hand Left-arm Medium Fast

Management and coaching staff

Name Position
Salman Iqbal Owner
South Africa Mickey Arthur Head Coach
Pakistan Mushtaq Ahmed Bowling Coach
Pakistan Abdul Majeed Fielding Coach
Pakistan Yaseen Malik Fitness Trainer
Pakistan Muhammad Asim Physio
Pakistan Sikandar Bakht Analyst

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