Karachi Kings bring major changes in their final squad for PSL 2023. Karachi is the biggest city, so they have a huge fan base compared to other teams. Last season they played very bad cricket, lost eight games, and got eliminated from the tournament in the first round.
The management of KK thinks Babar Azam’s captaincy was the main reason behind their loss. By looking at the scorecards from PSL 2022. It is evident that Babar was the only player performing for the Kings.
Squad of All PSL Teams in 2023
- Lahore Qalandar PSL 2023 Squad
- Multan Sultan PSL 2023 Squad
- Quetta Gladiators PSL 2023 squad
- Islamabad United PSL 2023 Squad
Karachi Kings Team 2023 Players List
In PSL 2023, they traded Babar Azam with Peshawar Zalmi for Haider Ali and Shoaib malik. In the final squad, Kings strengthen their middle order by including Matthew wade and ben cutting as a finisher. Below is the complete list of players for kk.
|Imad Waseem||All Rounder||Diamond||Pakistan|
|Imran Tahir||Bowler||Platinum||South Africa|
|James Fuller||All Rounder||Diamond||New Zealand|
|Shoaib Malik||All Rounder||Diamond||Pakistan|
|Aamer Yamin||All Rounder||Silver||Pakistan|
|Qasim Akram||All Rounder||Emerging||Pakistan|
|Irfan Khan Niaz||All Rounder||Emerging||Pakistan|
|Tabraiz Shamsi||Bowler||Supplementary||South Africa|
|Ben Cutting||All Rounder||Supplementary||Australia|
Karachi Kings Batting Line Up
In the last season, the batting lineup of Karachi Kings did not perform well, costing them one of the most shameful defeats in league history.
They completely changed their batting lineup and brought many new players to heal the damage. Karachi King’s batters for PSL 2023 consist of Haider Ali, Sharjeel Khan, James Vince, Shoaib Malik, Ben Cutting and young Tayab Tahir. Players like Sharjeel Khan and Haider Ali will be key players for KK. As Haider is an emerging young talent, Sharjeel has already scored a PSL century. A complete list of batters of KK is given below:
- Haider Ali
- Mathew Wade
- James Vince
- Shoaib Malik
- Irfan Khan Niazi
- Qasim Akram
- Muhammad Akhlaq
- Tayyab Tahir
- Sharjeel Khan
Karachi Kings Bowlers List
KK has a good combination of the seam and spin bowels. Like Muhammad Amir is one of the finest left-hand bowlers of this era, big players like Virat Kohli admire his bowling skills. Tabraiz Shamsi and Imran Tahir are boosting their spin bowing Strength. Below is the list of Karachi Kings bowlers in PSL 2023.
- Imran Tahir
- Muhammad Amir
- Imad Waseem
- Andrew Tye
- Mir Hamza
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Muhammad Umar
- Musa Khan
Karachi Kings Retained Players in PSL 2023
Karachi Kings has retained Imad Waseem, Muhmmad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Mir Hamza, and Amir Yameen this season.
Read More: Quetta Gladiators Squad in PSL 2023
List of Foreign Players in KK
Karachi Kings have seven overseas players in their squad in PSL 2023, three from Australia, two from South Africa, and one from England and New Zealand each.
|Tabraiz Shamsi||South Africa||Supplementary|
|James Fuller||New Zeland||Diamond|
|Imran Tahir||South Africa||Platinum|
Karachi Kings Batting and Bowling Coach in PSL 2023
Kings have appointed Peter Moores as their batting coach for PSL 2023. He has been coaching of English national team. Peter Moores replaced South African legend Herschelle Gibbs for this position.
Wasim Akram is Bowling mentor and team manager of Karachi Kings. He has had a very successful journey in PSL and helped IU to win the PSL title.
Karachi Kings Captain and Vice Captain PSL 2023
After Babar Azam traded with Peshawar, Zalmi KK announced Imad Wasim as their new captain for PSL 2023. Remember, Imad Wasim was captain of KK before Babar Azam and won the first and only PSL title for Karachi Kings. Although the vice-captain is not announced yet it is certain that you will watch Shoaib Malik in this role.
Wasim Akram is the bowling coach and team manager of Karachi Kings in PSL 2023.
Ary Laguna, Mughal steel, Bank Islami, and 1xBat are sponsors of Karachi Kings.
Imad Waseem is new captain of the Karachi Kings in PSL 2023.
CEO of Ary group Salman Iqbal is the owner of KK in PSL 2023.
No, Babar has joined Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 8.