Karachi Kings Squad 2024 & Matches Schedule

Karachi is one of the biggest and most diverse cities in Pakistan having a huge population with 99% of it being passionate cricket fans. It is normal for Karachi Kings to have huge fan support at their home venue National Bank Cricket Arena. KK can be said as one of the consistent franchises that make their way into play-offs normally but won the tournament only once which is surprising for many. Last year, it was another worst-performing year for Karachi as they were able to win only 3 games and lost 7 matches which resulted in KK finishing off at 5th spot in the points table. For PSL 2024, fans are eager to find out the much-needed changes in the Karachi Kings squad 2024 along with details regarding the PSL 9 schedule Karachi Kings. The tournament is expected to kick off in Karachi in February with a grand opening ceremony as well. 

Karachi Kings PSL 2024 Squad

Team Karachi Kings PSL 2024 squad comprises a diverse mix of experienced international players and promising local talent. The team’s strength lies in its balanced combination of key batters, key bowlers, spin resources, pace bowlers, and all-rounders, making it a formidable contender in the upcoming Pakistan Super League. 

The batting department is bolstered by the presence of James Vince, Shoaib Malik, and Shan Masood, providing stability and firepower at the top order. Additionally, the inclusion of Kieron Pollard adds explosive hitting prowess in the middle order. 

The bowling lineup is led by the experienced Hasan Ali, supported by the spin expertise of Tabraiz Shamsi and Mohammad Nawaz. The pace attack is further strengthened by the likes of Daniel Sams and Mohammad Amir Khan, offering variety and potency in different match situations. 

The all-around capabilities of players such as Anwar Ali and Arafat Minhas provide valuable depth and flexibility to the squad, enhancing the team’s overall balance. However, one potential area of weakness could be the reliance on certain key players, as injuries or fatigue may impact the team’s performance. 

Overall, the Karachi Kings PSL 2024 squad exhibits a strong and well-rounded composition, poised to make a significant impact in the tournament. As fans eagerly anticipate the PSL schedule for Karachi Kings, the team’s supporters can look forward to an exciting and competitive campaign.

Complete Squad:

James Vince, Hasan Ali, Shan Masood, Shoaib Malik, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mir Hamza, Muhammad Akhlaq, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Kieron Pollard (partially available), Zahid Mehmood, Daniel Sams, Mohammad Nawaz, Tim Seifert (reserved), Mohammad Amir Khan, Anwar Ali, Arafat Minhas, Sirajuddin, Saad Baig, Jamie Overton, Leus Du Plooy, Mohammad Rohid

PSL 9 Karachi Kings Schedule

The official release of the Karachi Kings schedule 2024 is out and they will be starting their PSL 9 journey on the 18th of Feb against Multan Sultans. National Bank Cricket Arena will act as the home ground for team Karachi and Shan Masood will be leading the Karachi franchise for the first time as he has been traded from Multan to Karachi. The complete PSL 9 schedule for Karachi Kings is as follows.

Feb 18Multan Sultans vs Karachi KingsMultan
Feb 21Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi KingsLahore
Feb 24Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi KingsLahore
Feb 28Karachi Kings vs Islamabad UnitedKarachi
Mar 2Karachi Kings vs Multan SultansKarachi
Mar 4Karachi Kings vs Quetta GladiatorsKarachi
Mar 6Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi KingsPindi
Mar 7Islamabad United vs Karachi KingsPindi
Mar 9Karachi Kings vs Lahore QalandarsKarachi
Mar 11Karachi Kings vs Peshawar ZalmiKarachi

Karachi Kings Retentions PSL 2024

The PSL 9 Karachi squad has made a very big call by letting go of their regular captain Imad Wasim who has been with them for many seasons and in exchange they got Hasan Ali from Islamabad United. Another trade deal they did was with Multan and they got Shan Masood in their lineup who is considered a very smart captain. After Imad’s departure from the franchise, it was confirmed that Mohammad Amir also had notified the franchise that he no longer wanted to play for Karachi and was willing to move on so they had no other option but to release him. Last year, their platinum pick Haider Ali also couldn’t impress the KK management and they decided to release him as well. The retained Karachi squad 2024 list is as follows.

  1. James Vince (Platinum)
  2. Hasan Ali (Diamond)
  3. Shan Masood (Brand Ambassadar)
  4. Shoaib Malik (Mentor & Gold)
  5. Tabraiz Shamsi (Gold)
  6. Mir Hamza (Relegated in Silver)
  7. Muhammad Akhlaq (Silver)
  8. Muhammad Irfan (Emerging)

By looking at the Karachi Kings team squad 2024, the retentions they did this year include a nice mixture of experience and youth plus they also roped in a new head coach which will be Phil Simmons from West Indies who will bring a new strategy for the team to get back to winning ways. 

Some fans were left bamboozled that Sharjeel Khan has not been retained by Karachi as he is also someone who has been with them for quite a long time and is an explosive opener. James Vince will open the batting for Karachi and he performed reasonably well at the top order last year. 

Karachi Kings PSL Draft 2024 Pick Order

In terms of the draft picks, one can say Karachi Kings has been a side that has been unlucky with the picks they choose due to injury issues, players’ international commitments, and the players opting out due to personal reasons. Management would be very well aware of this issue that has been haunting them on a consistent basis and hopefully, this year the draft picks they will make will have many backup options in case any player gets injured. The pick order for Karachi Kings PSL 9 in Draft 2024 is as follows.

With 2 Platinum Picks along with 3 full Gold picks available, we can expect these picks to be filled with high-quality foreign players from top cricket-playing nations. This year, they have over 400 foreign players registered for the PSL Draft 2024 which provides ample opportunities for the Kings to select and create the best possible combination. 

Karachi Kings Schedule 2024 Download

The complete PSL 9 schedule Karachi Kings will be available to download by all cricket fans around the globe in JPG and PDF formats here on Cricket Corner. We will be creating those user-friendly files that you can save on your smart devices for easy access to the information related to Kings matches dates, times, venues, and opponents. The download files will be available here as soon as the official announcement takes place. 

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