Karachi Kings Squad PSL 2024: Comprehensive Lineup of Players, Draft & Captain

Get the full Karachi Kings roster for PSL 2024, their pre-draft and draft picks. Also, know their strengths, weaknesses and chances in PSL’s ninth season.

Karachi Kings Squad PSL 2024: Comprehensive Lineup of Players, Draft & Captain
Subhayan Dutta

Written by: Subhayan Dutta

(Sports Writer)

Fact checked by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Last updated: 2024-03-04

5 minutes read

Following a disappointing fifth-place finish in PSL 2023, the Karachi Kings team has undergone significant reconstruction, aiming to recover from the unsatisfactory performance of the previous season. Notable departures from the franchise include Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Haider Ali, and Sharjeel Khan, as the new management seeks a rejuvenated start in PSL 9.

In 2020, Karachi Kings celebrated a triumph in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), creating a memorable chapter in the tournament's history. However, their former captain, Imad Wasim, has since moved to Islamabad United, introducing a fresh dynamic to the upcoming season. Conversely, Shan Masood, recently appointed as Pakistan's Test captain, has made a noteworthy transition from Multan Sultans to Karachi Kings. The exchange of talent among these key players adds anticipation and intrigue to the approaching PSL season, leaving fans eager to witness the impact of these transfers on the league's dynamics.

Karachi Kings PSL 2024 Squad.jpeg

Image credit: X (Karachi Kings)

Karachi Kings Squad: 2024

1.    Shan Masood (c)
2.    Kieron Pollard
3.    Daniel Sams
4.    Mohammad Nawaz
5.    James Vince
6.    Hasan Ali
7.    Tim Seifert
8.    Shoaib Malik
9.    Tabraiz Shamsi
10.    Mir Hamza
11.    Muhammad Akhlaq
12.    Mohammad Amir Khan
13.    Anwar Ali
14.    Arafat Minhas
15.    Irfan Khan
16.    Sirajuddin 
17.    Saad Baig
18.    Jamie Overton

Karachi Kings Pre-Draft Picks

PSL 2024

PlayerNationTypeCategory
James VinceEnglandBatterDiamond
Hasan AliPakistanBowlerDiamond
Shan MasoodPakistanBatterGold
Tabraiz ShamshiSouth AfricaBowlerGold
Mir HamzaPakistanBowlerSilver
Muhammad AkhlaqPakistanWicketkeeperSilver
Muhammad Irfan KhanPakistanBatterEmerging
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Shan Masood Karachi Kings PSL 2024 Captain.jpeg

Image credit: X (Karachi Kings)

The Kings executed a trade involving Shan Masood, with the current Test captain of Pakistan serving as the team's brand ambassador now. In addition to Masood, marquee players Hasan Ali and Tabraiz Shamsi are set to don the Karachi Kings colours in the upcoming season. Shoaib Malik will also continue his role as a player-mentor in the PSL 2024.

Apart from the Pakistani players, the team has decided to retain explosive batter James Vince, who was a part of the PSL 8 Karachi Kings squad 2023. 

Karachi Kings Draft Picks

PSL 2024

PlayerNationTypeCategory
Kieron PollardWest IndiesAll-RounderPlatinum
Daniel SamsAustraliaAll-RounderPlatinum
Mohammad NawazPakistanAll-RounderPlatinum
Tim SeifertNew ZealandWicketkeeperDiamond
Mohammad Amir KhanPakistanBowlerSilver
Anwar AliPakistanAll-RounderSilver
Arafat MinhasPakistanAll-RounderSilver
SirajuddinPakistanBowlerEmerging
Saad BaigPakistanWicketkeeperSupplementary
Jamie OvertonEnglandAll-RounderSupplementary
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Karachi Kings secured the services of Kieron Pollard, the former West Indies captain, as their initial pick for the upcoming season. Subsequently, the team made two additional signings, with the inclusion of Australia's versatile all-rounder, Daniel Sams, and Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz. Tim Seifert is another notable addition to the Karachi Kings' roster. In the Silver category, the team focused on young talents, bringing in Mohammad Amir Khan, Anwar Ali, and Arafat Minhas, strengthening their squad ahead of the forthcoming season.

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Image credit- X (Karachi Kings)

In the forthcoming PSL 9, Karachi Kings exhibit a robust batting lineup, comprising some of Pakistan's most seasoned cricketers. Spearheading the team will be accomplished players like Shoaib Malik, Shan Masood, and Muhammad Nawaz. Notably, Shan Masood's assumption of leadership responsibilities in PSL 9 adds further depth and experience to the Karachi Kings' roster, enhancing their overall strength. With such a wealth of talent, the team is set to make a formidable impact in the upcoming tournament.

Complementing the experienced players, Karachi Kings' squad for PSL 9 includes promising young talents such as Saad Baig, Irfan Khan, and Muhammad Akhlaq. This provides a valuable platform for these emerging Pakistani cricketers to showcase their skills on a prestigious stage. Alongside them, the inclusion of foreign talents like Tim Seifert and Leus de Plooy strengthens the team's middle order. Each batsman brings distinct strengths and abilities, contributing to Karachi Kings' status as a well-rounded and formidable adversary against any bowling attack. With a balanced blend of experience and youth, the team is well-positioned for success in the upcoming tournament.

Karachi Kings squad: Strengths

Karachi's batting lineup appears robust, featuring formidable players like James Vince, Shan Masood, Tim Seifert, Kieron Pollard, and Shoaib Malik. This combination creates a strong and capable batting unit that compounds further with the team's depth of all-rounders like Anwar Ali and Mohammad Nawaz, who are expected to contribute significantly to the playing XI.

James Vince Karachi Kings PSL 2024 Batter.jpeg

Image credit- X (Karachi Kings)

In addition to the solid batting, Karachi Kings boast a talented bowling lineup. Hasan Ali, Jamie Overton, Daniel Sams, Mir Hamza, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Arafat Minhas make up a skilled group of bowlers. With their abilities, the bowling unit aims to leave a positive impact on the upcoming PSL 2024, aiming to replicate their success in the PSL 2020 editions.

Karachi Kings squad: Weaknesses

The Karachi Kings' squad for PSL 2024 is marked by a considerable presence of young talent, presenting a potential vulnerability for the team. Although youthful players bring energy and promise, they may face challenges due to their limited experience and exposure to high-stakes scenarios. Managing the pressure and demands of elite cricket, particularly in pivotal moments during matches, can be daunting for less seasoned individuals. Furthermore, an overreliance on a plethora of youngsters might contribute to fluctuations in performance and decision-making on the field.

Conclusion

The Karachi Kings' recent challenges in the last two seasons have prompted a strategic rebuilding phase, emphasizing the inclusion of new talents into their roster. Nevertheless, despite dedicated efforts, a comprehensive evaluation of the Karachi Kings' squad implies that their prospects for reaching the playoffs in PSL 9 are limited. The ongoing restructuring process may necessitate a period for the newcomers to adapt to the intricacies of professional cricket and cultivate unity as a cohesive team.

FAQs

Who is the owner of Karachi Kings?

The owner of Karachi Kings is Salman Iqbal.

Who is the captain of Karachi Kings?

In a major move, the PSL team decided to rope in current Pakistan Test captain Shan Massod and leave fan favourite Babar Azam. Star English batsman James Vince has been appointed the vice-captain.

What is Karachi Kings' net worth?

For $26 million over a ten-year term, the ARY Media Group acquired the Karachi Kings franchise in 2015. 

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Subhayan Dutta

Subhayan Dutta

An M.A. in English Literature, Subhayan is an experienced journalist and sports writer. Having worked as a journalist at Hindustan Times, Subhayan covered diverse beats including sports, education, and health, showcasing his versatility and in-depth understanding of various subjects.

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