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Chaotic Karachi Embraces The Brand Ambassador Of Mayhem

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Chaotic Karachi Embraces The Brand Ambassador Of Mayhem

Chaotic Karachi Embraces The Brand Ambassador Of Mayhem, Karachi went past the group stage in the 1st two years, only because Lahore were just woeful. Individual performances like Pollards’ hitting Amir Yamin for 10 of 2 or Bopara getting 6 wickets, have made sure that Karachi go past Lahore. The team combination, and captaincy remain an issue. They are trying a new captain in Imad Wasim. A popular choice to be fair. Obviously with Afridi, Amir, Imad and Johnson, Karachi Kings are likely to be the popular side of the tournament.

Chaotic Karachi Embraces The Brand Ambassador Of Mayhem

#KarachiKings picks Colin Ingram Top Order Batsman in Platinum Category of #PSLDraft #PSL3 #T20

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Batting: Colin Ingram looks a wise choice. He has been in great form, has a 100 in the UAE. It remains to be seen if he can replicate that 7-year-old performance can continue his county form. Luke Wright is a tried and tested batsman. With Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara and Mohammad Rizwan providing solidity to the middle order. Shahid Afridi, has seen some sort of resurgence with the bat off late. If Imad Wasim and Mitchell Johnson can contribute with the bat, Karachi will post decent scores. With a number 10 like Mohammad Amir, Karachi have a long batting line up.

Bowling: The fearsome duo of Mitchell Johnson and Mohammad Amir, will be a daunting prospect for all opposition batsman. While, Johnson might not be at his lethal best on such wickets, he still commands respect and has wicket taking ability. Mohammad Irfan Junior, as their emerging pacer is a good pick too. Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim & Usama Mir, make up for a World Class Spin Attack. They could also drop Usama (would be unlucky) and bring in another batsman in Khurram Manzoor.

Chaotic Karachi Embraces The Brand Ambassador Of Mayhem

#KarachiKings retains All Rounder Hasan Mohsin in Emerging Players Category #PSLDraft #HBLPSL #PSL3 Pakistan Super League

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Fielding: Irfan Khan Junior isn’t a natural athlete and age has caught up (finally) with Shahid Afridi. This can be a factor in the field.

Conclusion: All in all, I feel that this is the best squad of players Karachi has assembled in three PSLs. What remains to be seen is how they gather under their new captain. Would you make any changes to this side? How far do you think Islamabad United would go in the tournament?

Note: With the tournament still three months away, international commitments, mood changes amongst the international boards, injuries, would mean a lot of entries and exists. Plus, with no one sure how many matches will be played in Pakistan, it is difficult to judge the teams. The following analysis is based on current teams, and the assumption that only a handful matches will be played in Pakistan.

Chaotic Karachi Embraces The Brand Ambassador Of Mayhem