Karachi Kings 2024 Playing 11: Complete Player List for PSL 2024

Published on: Dec 15, 2023 5:28 pm IST|Updated on: Dec 15, 2023 5:39 pm IST

Karachi Kings Playing 11 2024 Complete Player List for PSL 2024

Karachi Kings, after consecutive seasons outside the playoffs, have undertaken a significant transformation, not only in their squad but also in leadership. Shan Masood, the captain of Pakistan’s Test team, takes the helm, replacing Imad Wasim, marking the first time Imad won’t feature for Karachi in the tournament’s history.

Karachi Kings 2024 Playing 11

  1. Shan Masood
  2. James Vince
  3. Tim Seifert (wk)
  4. Shoaib Malik
  5. Kieron Pollard
  6. Irfan Khan
  7. Mohammad Nawaz
  8. Hasan Ali
  9. Amir Khan
  10. Tabraiz Shamsi
  11. Mir Hamza

Karachi Kings 2024 Player List

Shan Masood (c), James Vince, Tim Seifert (wk), Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Irfan Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Amir Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mir Hamza, Saad Baig, Mohammad Akhlaq (wk), Jamie Overton, Daniel Sams, Anwar Ali, Arafat Minhas, Sirajuddin

The departure of longstanding players like Mohammad Amir and Imad leaves a void in the bowling unit, particularly in the crucial powerplay overs (1-6). The absence of regular Pakistani international bowlers and the notable absence of a right-arm leg-spinner could pose challenges for their bowling department.

The team’s reliance shifts towards the seasoned expertise of Hasan Ali and Mohammad Nawaz, both entering Karachi Kings for the first time in their PSL careers, to anchor the bowling attack.

While boasting a formidable top-order featuring Masood, James Vince, and Tim Seifert, Karachi Kings face a power-hitting conundrum. Kieron Pollard, their top draft pick, arrives following an impressive PSL stint with Multan Sultans in 2022, showcasing his ability with 260 runs at a striking rate of 163. However, Daniel Sams, another hard-hitting option, might struggle to find a place in the playing XI due to preferred overseas picks like Vince, Seifert, Pollard, and Tabraiz Shamsi.

A strategic move for Karachi was retaining Mohammad Akhlaq, a rarity as a keeper-batsman in Pakistan. With Seifert’s PSL debut, Akhlaq serves as a contingency plan, providing a local option for wicketkeeping duties if needed.

Karachi Kings’ revamp signifies a shift in dynamics and strategy. As they adjust to new leadership and a restructured squad, their success might hinge on addressing bowling challenges and ensuring a balanced combination to complement their potent batting lineup.


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