[CONFIRMED] PSL 2023 Karachi Kings Team Squad | PSL 8 KK Players List

Management has announced the 20 Players list for Pakistan Super League Season 8. As Babar joins Zalmi, Imad Wasim will be leading Karachi Kings as their new Captain in PSL 8. The team is very much focused on bowling as they have 6 Batters and 7 All-rounders in their lineup, whereas, 7 Bowlers are there to give their best support to the team.

According to Pakistan Super League 2023 Schedule Karachi Kings will be playing 10 Matches in PSL 2023.

UPDATE: Shoaib Malik & Haider Ali Join Karachi Kings.

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Karachi’s Next Matches:

Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans
Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United

Captain: Imad Wasim
Vice-Captain: Shoaib Malik
Wicket-Keepers: Mohammad Akhlaq
Matthew Wade
Owner: Salman Iqbal
Brand Ambassador: Hamayun Saeed, Fahad Mustafa, and Shehzad Roy

On 3 December 2015, PSL franchise owners were officially announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Salman Iqbal, the CEO of ARY Media Group, bought the Karachi franchise for $26 million USD. The Karachi franchise was the most expensive franchise at that time.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Johan Botha
Bowling Coach: Wasim Akram
Batting Coach: Faisal Iqbal
Fielding Coach: Kamran Khan
Media Manager: Faisal Mirza

Sponsors & Partners

Gold Sponsors: GFS Builders
Titanium Sponsors: 1XBAT
Radio Partners: Radio Awaz and Buzz FM
Personal Care Partners: Bona Papa
Platinum Banking Partners: Bank Islami
Housing Partners: GFS Builders and Developers
Official Footwear Partners: Urbansole
Charity Partner: Shaukat Khanam
Super Market Partner: Imtiaz
Media Partner: ARY

Karachi Kings squad 2023 – Retained Players

PSL 8 Karachi Kings 2023 Retained Players

With PSL 2023 Draft Retentions just completed, Karachi Kings retained players for PSL 8 have been announced. Their detail is given below:

Players Name


Haider Ali Platinum
Imad Wasim Diamond
Mohammad Amir Diamond
Shoaib Malik Diamond
Mir Hamza Silver
Sharjeel Khan Silver
Aamer Yamin Silver
Qasim Akram Emerging

Related: Watch PSL 2023 Karachi Kings Matches Live

Karachi Kings Team 2023 – Draft Picks

12 new players have been acquired by Karachi Kings Management in PSL 2023. Fans are really excited for PSL 8.

Here is the list of new players who will be representing the Karachi Kings Team this year:

Players Name


Haider Ali Platinum
Imran Tahir Platinum
Matthew Wade Platinum
James Vince Diamond
James Fuller Diamond
Shoaib Malik Diamond
Andrew Tye Gold
Mohammad Akhlaq Silver
Tayyab Tahir Silver
Irfan Khan Niazi Emerging
Mohammad Umar Supplementary
Tabraiz Shamsi Supplementary

Karachi Kings squad 2023 – Released Players

Where Karachi Franchise has picked players like Matthew Wade & Tabraiz Shamsi, they have released some players as well. The whole list of released players is given below:

  • Babar Azam
  • Joe Clarke
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Mohammad Ilyas
  • Chris Jordan
  • Lewis Gregory
  • Umaid Asif
  • Rohail Nazir
  • Mohammad Imran
  • Faisal Akram
  • Talha Ahsan
  • Mohammad Taha
  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Jordan Thompson
  • Ian Cockbain
  • Tom Lammonby
  • Usman Shinwari

Read Also: PSL 2023 All Teams Squads

PSL 8 – Karachi Kings Full Squad

Here is the complete list of the Karachi Kings Squad for PSL 8:

Squad: Imad Wasim (C), Haider Ali, Andrew Tye, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir, Matthew Wade, Shoaib Malik, Aamer Yamin, James Fuller, James Vince, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Akhlaq, Irfan Khan Niazi, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Umar, Sharjeel Khan, Tayyab Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ben Cutting, and Musa Khan.

Replacements: Faisal Akram (in place of Tabraiz Shamsi).

PSL 8 Karachi Kings Team Squad, Player List 2023

Players Name



Haider Ali Platinum Batsman
Imran Tahir Platinum Bowler
Matthew Wade Platinum Batsman
Mohammad Amir Diamond Bowler
James Vince Diamond Batsman
Imad Wasim Diamond All-Rounder
Shoaib Malik Diamond All-Rounder
James Fuller Diamond All-Rounder
Andrew Tye Gold Bowler
Mir Hamza Silver Bowler
Sharjeel Khan Silver Batsman
Aamer Yamin Silver All-Rounder
Mohammad Akhlaq Silver Batsman
Tayyab Tahir Silver Batsman
Irfan Khan Niazi Emerging All-Rounder
Qasim Akram Emerging All-Rounder
Tabraiz Shamsi Supplementary Bowler
Mohammad Umar Supplementary Bowler
Ben Cutting Supplementary All-Rounder
Musa Khan Supplementary Bowler

KK Official Kit/Jersey/Shirt 2023

Blue and gold are the primary jersey colors of the Karachi Kings kit 2023. A roaring lion logo in the bottom left corner is the main attraction of the Karachi Kings shirt. Salman Iqbal, the owner of KK defines the lion logo as the true spirit and resilience of Karachi. AJ sports manufactures the kit of Karachi Kings.

Here are some pictures of Karachi Kings Jersey & Kit for PSL 8:

Karachi Kings Jersey for the HBL PSL 2023
Karachi Kings Jersey for the HBL PSL 8

Karachi Kings Official Anthem/Song 2023

Song: Yeh Ha Karachi
Singers: Asim Azhar & Ali Azmat feat. Raamis Ali

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