Karachi Kings is a Pakistani professional franchise Twenty20 cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team is based in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, Pakistan. Karachi Kings was formed in 2015, as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team’s home ground is National Stadium. The team is currently captained by Imad Wasim, and was coached by Dean Jones, until his sudden death on 24 September 2020. They won their first PSL title in PSL V after beating the Lahore Qalandars on 17 November 2020.
The leading run-scorer for the side is Babar Azam, while Mohammad Amir is the leading wicket-taker.
On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises.The Karachi franchise was sold to the ARY Media Group for US$26 million for a ten-year period making it the most expensive franchise in the tournament.However, in 2017, new franchise Multan Sultans replaced Karachi Kings as the most expensive team in PSL history after the team was sold for US$41.6 million for an eight-year agreement.
The team name and logo were revealed on 21 December 2015. The logo features a lion with Karachi Kings written below in white and gold colors. At the ceremony, team owner Salman Iqbal said that the logo and the theme of the team represented the true spirit and resilience of Karachi.The team’s primary jersey color is blue and gold. The jersey also incorporates the roaring lion logo in the bottom left of the shirt. AJ Sports (a sports manufacturing company) is the team’s kit manufacturer.