PSL 2017 was smashing! So many colors won so many hearts. That time of the year is here once again and Pakistan’s most awaited event PSL 2018 is going to rock it better than ever!
It kick-starts from February 22, 2018. The matches are scheduled to be played at 4 venues: Sharjah, Dubai, Lahore, and Karachi.
With a fresh sportsman spirit and new players lined up, every team is working diligently to win the championship title of PSL 2018. As far as Pakistanis are concerned, “Dil Se Jaan Laga De” is a catchy PSL 2018 song which the fans are currently singing like a canary.
Karachi Kings squad 2018 offers a few surprises to its fans this season. However, the best one has amazed its fans and their excitement are beyond the roof.
Best Buy for Karachi Kings Squad in PSL 2018
Karachi Kings have come up with a BOOMing team this year. The destructive all-rounder, Shahid Khan Afridi, has been signed up for the Karachi Kings squad 2018 and the fans just lost it!
Karachi Kings have a great chance of qualifying for the playoffs simply because Shahid Khan Afridi seems to be younger than ever. His century in 42 balls against Derbyshire in English T20 League and recent bowling hat-trick in T10 Cricket League has proven that till date, he can shatter the opposition into pieces and emerge as a remarkable match-winner.
You know how the fans say it, “Have No Fear When Lala is here!”
An all-rounder who is worth a king’s ransom – Shahid Khan Afridi, a batsman in the middle order who is at the pink of his form – Babar Azam, and a variety of other exploding international batsmen alongside a decent combination of fast bowlers and spinners, will all be working towards one and only goal.
The ex-captain and all-rounder, Shoaib Malik would be leading the newly-inducted Multan Sultans in PSL 2018. With the addition of the English skipper Eoin Morgan and the existing star batsman Babar Azam, the batting line-up looks good to go.
In the absence of New Zealand’s opener Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons who plays for West Indies internationally will open the innings.
If we take a look at the bowling line up, it is full of youngsters. But, names such as Muhammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara and Shahid Khan Afridi provide the perfect balance of experience that the Karachi Kings squad needed.
Karachi Kings PSL Team 2018
Karachi Kings squad 2018 looks like a team with almost everything covered but when the moment of truth arrives, they would need their batting, bowling, and fielding to perform exceptionally well. After Lala’s refusal to lead the team in PSL season 3, Imad Wasim was announced as the new captain.
Here is the Twitter announcement:
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) November 7, 2017
Here’s how people reacted to the news:
Inshallah he will give his best product for our team 💗
— Tuba Koraye (@TubaKoraye) November 13, 2017
Imad Wasim led Pakistan U-19 to world cup final, he’s #1 ranked T20I bowler & VC of Pak T20 team, a sensible choice by Karachi Kings.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) November 7, 2017
Ye team bhi jeeti 😂😂😂
— Love Poetry 🍁 (@L0ve_P0etry) November 8, 2017
Mitchell Johnson, you will be missed!
Even though Karachi Kings squad are packing in a lot of quality bowlers, the absence of Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson will truly be missed. It can certainly pose a question mark on the bowling unit of Karachi Kings.
Here is why Mitchell Johnson won’t be playing this season.
Yes I am making myself unavailable this PSL18 for personal reasons & also for me to schedule myself the way I feel works best for me this year for 20/20 tournaments. These are the only reasons for me not playing. I wish KK the best for the season.
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) January 16, 2018
PSL 2018 Match Timings
Day Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time
Night Matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time
Karachi Kings Squad 2018
· Imad Wasim (C)
· Shahid Afridi (VC)
· Mohammad Amir
· Babar Azam
· Eoin Morgan
· Tymal Mills
· Lendl Simmons
· Colin Ingram
· Ravi Bopara
· Joe Denly
· David Wiese
· Mohammad Rizwan (WK)
· Saifullah Bangash (WK)
· Usama Mir
· Khurram Manzoor
· Hasan Mohsin
· Mohammad Irfan
· Tabish Khan
Karachi Kings PSL Schedule 2018
|Friday, February 23||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Sunday, February 25||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai|
|Monday, February 26||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Friday, March 2||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Sunday, March 4||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Thursday, March 8||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Saturday, March 10||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||Dubai|
|Sunday, March 11||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Thursday, March 15||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Friday, March 16||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
To sum up,
Karachi Kings are packing exceptional talent and experience this year. The former PSL 2017 champions – Quetta Gladiators would certainly miss Boom Boom Afridi this season. Will Shahid Khan Afridi prove to be Karachi Kings’ lucky charm? Will they set new records this season? Guess we all have to wait and watch whether Shahid Khan Afridi can lead the Karachi Kings squad to win PSL 2018!
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