Talented all-rounder Imad Wasim said leading Karachi Kings is a great honour for him as it is a big team and has a huge fan following.
The owner of Karachi Kings, Mr Salman Iqbal announced Imad Wasim as the team captain, while Colin Ingram as the vice-captain for the fourth season of the league. He is looking forward to work with the experienced South African batsman in the upcoming edition of PSL.
“I want to thank Karachi Kings’ management and the owner,” he said. “Colin Ingram is a great guy, he is a great player and he is doing a good job as a captain in the Big Bash League, we played last season together and it was fun,” he said.
The 30-year-old all-rounder believes that Karachi Kings have an impressive performance due on them and they will give their 100 per cent the PSL 4. In the previous season, they advanced to the playoffs as the second-ranked team, but could not win any of their two qualifying games, which resulted in their elimination.
However, it was hard luck for the Kings as their key players, including the captain himself, sustained an injury, which disturbed the team combination and the momentum.
“First of all, I will try not to get injured and secondly, we will give our 100 per cent. All the teams are almost equal on paper, whoever plays better on the day wins the game in T20s. We will try to improve our performance this time,” he said.
Talking about Karachi Kings’ squad for PSL 2019, the skipper said big names do not matter, it is the performance on the day that counts.
“I have always said that names do not make a strong team, performance does,” said Imad Wasim. “See how Islamabad United won twice without having any superstar in their ranks. Whoever performs on the day, either a junior player or a senior, wins the game,” he added.
Karachi is to host five matches of the fourth season of the league. Karachiites were excited to see their team play final of the PSL 3 at their home ground, National Stadium Karachi, but they could not qualify for the big game.
Whereas, Karachi Kings is set to play a league match in their home ground in PSL 4 and it is an exciting prospect for the skipper.
“It would have been fun had we qualified for the final of PSL 3,” he said. “We have a league match there and we are expecting a houseful crowd supporting Karachi [Kings], but I can only imagine the atmosphere, I cannot explain it until I play there. I am very excited to play in Karachi,” he said.