Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has been appointed as Karachi Kings’ captain for the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League, the franchise announced on Tuesday (November 7). The third edition of the league is scheduled to start in February.
The franchise will be desperately hoping that their latest appointments turn out to be an inspired one. The Kings have not managed to get a settled skipper in the previous two editions. In the first season, veteran batsman Shoaib Malik had stepped down as the skipper ahead of the playoffs in the first season, and as a result, Ravi Bopara had to take up the role.
On the other hand, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara had donned the captain’s hat last season.
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Expressing his delight over getting the responsibility of leading the side, Imad said he would continue to play aggressive cricket just like he does in the national jersey. The all-rounder also said he would look to perform consistently as a player, thus dispelling any thoughts that the added responsibility will affect his game.
“I have been handed a responsibility [as the captain of Karachi Kings] and will try to perform to the best of my abilities,” he was quoted as saying by The Dawn.
“I have been playing aggressive cricket for the [national] team and will maintain that while playing for Karachi Kings,” he said. “I will not only lead the team [Karachi Kings] in the best way possible but will also concentrate on my individual performance,” he added.
The Kings, meanwhile, will be hoping that their fortune changes under the new skipper. The Karachi-based outfit had finished third and fourth in the last two seasons and will be looking to do better in the forthcoming season. Before the start of the season, the players’ draft will take place on November 12.
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