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Karachi Kings PSL 2022 Batting, Bowling, Head to Head, Player Stats, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Dream11 Prediction

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Karachi Kings will head into PSL 2022 with a pretty well-balanced squad. Babar Azam will lead Karachi Kings in the seventh edition of the tournament, as he was appointed the skipper just a few weeks before the event begins.

Karachi Kings in PSL 2022

Karachi Kings, who won the PSL title in 2020 did not fare as well last year. The defending champions finished fourth in the league stages, but bowed out in the Eliminator against Peshawar Zalmi.

Imad Wasim, former skipper of Karachi Kings has sent his best wishes to the newly appointed skipper, Babar Azam. Romario Shepherd will be unavilable for the PSL season 7, and he has been replaced by Tom Lammonby. Tom Abell has also been replaced by fellow English batsman, Ian Cockbain.

PSL 2021 Performance

PSL 2021 Wins Losses Position
11 6 5 4

Most runs in PSL 2021

Batsmen Matches Runs
Babar Azam 11 554
Sharjeel Khan 11 338
Mohammad Nabi 5 174

Most wickets in PSL 2021

Bowlers Matches Wickets
Mohammad Ilyas 5 8
Arshad Iqbal 9 8
Waqas Maqsood 7 7

Best Performance in PSL

Winners: 2020

Playoffs: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United

Karachi Kings have played 16 games against Islamabad United. However, it has been Islamabad who have reigned supreme on 10 occasions. 9 of their wins have come chasing, whereas, Karachi Kings have 5 of their 6 wins chasing. The average runs scored by Karachi Kings in their clash against Islamabad United is 144.4, with their highest score bein 196.

Head-to-Head Overall

Played Won Losses NR Abandoned
16 6 10 0

Top batsmen vs Islamabad United

Batsmen Runs
Babar Azam 482
Colin Ingram 171

Top bowlers vs Islamabad United

Bowlers Wickets
Mohammad Amir 13
Imad Wasim 12

KK vs IU in PSL 2021

  • IU won by 8 wickets in the league stage, chasing 191 runs.
  • IU won by 5 wickets in the league stage, chasing 197 runs.

Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi

Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi have faced each other on 15 occasions. Karachi have managed to win only on 5 occasions, whilst, Peshawar have on 10 occasions. Peshawar have won 6 of their games batting first, whereas, Karachi have won 3 of their five matches batting second. The average runs scored by Karachi Kings is 152.5, with the highest being 201.

Head-to-Head Overall

Played Won Loss
15 5 10

Top batsmen

Batsmen Runs
Babar Azam 497
Ravi Bopara 241

Top bowlers

Bowlers Wickets
Mohammad Amir 17
Usman Khan 10

KK vs PZ in PSL 2021

  • Peshawar Zalmi won by 5 wickets in the Eliminator.
  • PZ won by 6 wickets in the league stage encounter, with 9 overs to spare.
  • KK won by 6 wickets in the league stage in the final over.

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars

The two teams have squared off on 13 occasions, with Karachi Kings prevailing on 8 occasions. 5 of those 8 wins have come batting second. The average runs scored by Karachi against Lahore is around 157, with their highest score being 187. Lahore have won three of their five matches against Karachi batting second, with the highest chase being 190.

Head-to-Head Overall

Played Won Loss
13 8 5

Top batsmen

Batsmen Runs
Babar Azam 387
Sharjeel Khan 169

Top bowlers

Bowlers Wickets
Mohammad Amir 11
Sohail Khan 9

KK vs LQ in PSL 2021

  • KK won by 7 runs, defending a score of 7 runs in the league stage.
  • LQ won by 3 runs in the first league encounter.

Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans

The two sides have faced each other on just 7 occasions, with Karachi Kings winning on five occasions. Meanwhile, Multan Sultans have won on two occasions, with two games being abandoned due to rains. Karachi Kings have dominated the encounter when it comes to batting second, as they have won three games chasing. Karachi defeated Multan in the playoffs in the 2020 edition.

Head-to-Head Overall

Played Won Losses NR Abandoned
10 5 3 1 1

Top batsmen vs Multan Sultans

Batsmen Runs
Babar Azam 400
Liam Livingstone 135

Top bowlers vs Multan Sultans

Bowlers Wickets
Mohammad Amir 9
Sohail Khan 6

KK vs MS in PSL 2021

  • MS won by 12 runs in the league encounter, chasing 177 runs.
  • KK won by 7 wickets, chasing 196 runs in the first league meeting.

Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators

Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators have faced off on 12 occasions, with QG having the upper hand. QG have won 7 games, whereas, KK have won on just 5 occasions.  Quetta have won 6 of their seven games chasing, whereas, Karachi Kings have won 3 of their 5 games batting first. The two teams have never faced each other outside the league stages in the PSL so far.

Head-to-Head Overall

Played Won Loss NR
12 5 7 0

Top batsmen vs Quetta Gladiators

Batsmen Runs
Babar Azam 289
Colin Ingram 214

Top bowlers vs Quetta Gladiators

Bowlers Wickets
Arshad Iqbal 7
Sohail Khan 7

KK vs QG in PSL 2021

  • KK won the second league meeting by 14 runs, defending 176 runs.
  • KK won the first league meeting by 7 wickets.

PSL 2022 Squad

Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Joe Clarke, Sharjeel Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Ilyas, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Umaid Asif,  Ian Cockbain, Rohail Nazir, Muhammad Imran, Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Talha Ahsan, Tom Lammonby

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