Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s most expensive team, possessed by ARY media Group is Karachi Kings (KK). This team represents Karachi City, the ex- capital of Pakistan and present capital of Sindh province.
On declaration of five franchise teams of Pakistan Super League 2016 by PCB on 3 December 2015, many different parties tried to buy Karachi Kings team and many were shortlisted for early bidding too. However, among all of them, Salman Iqbal of ARY Media group secured Karachi Kings team by investing bid of 26 million dollars, thus it became most expensive team in the inaugural HBL PSL 2016. Being most important team of PSL, and supported by many famous celebrities of Pakistan, Karachi Kings team truly worth this massive investment.
The Karachi Kings team includes sixteen players in total with eleven local players and five foreign players. This team has made some astonishing decisions by signing many all-rounders in their team, leaving World’s leading stars behind. They put emotionalism of city’s faithfulness aside, and signed only two players from their city, and those players are fast bowler Sohail Khan and Mir Hamza. However, this team has also made cetain cunning enlistment in PSL player draft. They assigned Shoaib Malik as their captain, Pakistan’s International Batsman, who has been in superior form since the past few years. Further remarkable international players included in this team are Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir who made firm resurgance after 5–years ban to regain his status, Sohail Tanvir a useful fast bowler able to swing ball in ways, Bilawal Bhatti, and Iftikhar Ahmed. Further incredible inclusion in Karachi Kings is regarding foreign players that include Shakib Al Hasan, Ravi Bopara, James Vince, Lendl Simmons, Mushfiur Rahim and TilLakaratne Dilshan
The PSL inaugural edition will be played in February 2016 in UAE, and it seems like Karachi Kings are grouped adeuately for PSL event. Since Karachi King is stuffed with all-rounders, who are specially framed for T20 cricket format. Firstly, the captain Shoaib Malik himself is purely T20 cultured fellow. Shakib Al Hassan, another player of KK squad, a penominal T20 batsman along with incredible spin bowler, who can change the fate of game by using both his batting and bowling skills. In the KK squad, even late in game, a thoroughly experienced and master opening batsman, Sri Lnaka’s Dilshan will make entry. To beat opponents by bowling, KK has selected Mohammad Amir, who remained a marvellous entity since after his comeback from five years ban.
Team selection of Karachi Kings is highly appreciable, as they signed good players both from domestic and overseas players. Their management is definitely outstanding for creating quite balanced squad, and it is expected that KK will win first edition of PSL as they are way too up to take trophy away.