Karachi Kings had a wonderful campaign last year as they won their very first PSL trophy and will be raring to defend their title in the upcoming sixth edition of PSL. Karachi Kings were flawless in the play-offs after a prolonged break due to Covid-19. Their strong Pakistani contingent of captain Imad Wasim, Pakistan captain Babar Azam and pacer Mohammad Amir rose to the occasion and delivered the title for the most populous city of Pakistan.
Karachi Kings did suffer a setback during the tournament though, their head coach, the legendary Dean Jones sadly passed away during the break between the tournament. But Karachi did not falter as they went on to defeat arch-rivals, Lahore Qalandars in the final and dedicated a much-deserved victory for their late head coach, Dean Jones.
Karachi Kings announced former South African opener, Herschelle Gibbs, as their head coach and they will be looking to continue their exceptional form in the upcoming tournament.
Karachi will start their campaign at their home ground, National Stadium Karachi, against Quetta Gladiators on 20 February. The two teams faced off against each other twice in the previous campaign, Karachi could not get past Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team as they lost both matches by 5 wickets.
Their final group stage match will be a rematch of last year’s final as they will face Lahore Qalandars at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The two teams went head to head against each other three times in the last campaign. Karachi lost the first match by 8 wickets, while they bounced back and won the next meeting by 10 wickets, they also beat Lahore in the final by 5 wickets.
Let’s have a look at the full fixture list of Karachi Kings:
- Saturday, 20 Feb – Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators – 2:00 pm PKT, National Stadium Karachi
- Wednesday, 24 Feb – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United – 7:00 pm PKT, National Stadium Karachi
- Saturday, 27 Feb – Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans – 2:00 pm PKT, National Stadium Karachi
- Sunday, Feb 28 – Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars – 7:00 pm PKT, National Stadium Karachi
- Wednesday, 3 Mar – Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi – 2:00 pm PKT, National Stadium Karachi
- Friday, 5 Mar – Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings – 8:00 pm PKT, National Stadium Karachi
- Sunday, 7 Mar – Islamabad United v Karachi Kings – 7:00 pm PKT, National Stadium Karachi
- Wednesday, 10 Mar – Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings – 7:00 pm PKT, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- Saturday, 13 Mar – Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings – 2:00 pm PKT, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- Sunday, 14 Mar – Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings – 7:00 pm PKT, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Check out the full PSL 6 schedule here