The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League is all set for resumption from June 1. However, due to the concerning situation of COVID-19, several overseas players, who were earlier available, pulled out of the league. To make up for the lost cricketers, a replacement draft was organized where franchises signed multiple overseas players for the remainder of PSL 6.
Karachi Kings roped in destructive Kiwi opener Martin Guptill, Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera, and Bangladesh star batsman Liton Das as replacements for Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi and Daniel Christian.
Martin Guptill was extremely excited after joining the franchise. Karachi Kings posted a video of Guptill where he says that he wants to win the PSL trophy for Karachi Kings.
“Just a quick message to say how excited I am to be joining the champions Karachi team. I can’t wait to get over there and play some really good cricket and hope to bring home another trophy. Ye hai Karachi! (This is Karachi),” Guptill said.
Thisara Perera, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, was equally thrilled to be part of the franchise.
“This is Thisara Perera and I am excited to be a part of the kings’ family at the PSL 2021. Ye hai Karachi! (This is Karachi),” Parera said.
Karachi Kings are currently settled at the helm of the points table with three wins in five games. They are tied with Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United with six points but are marginally ahead on the run rate. They will resume their campaign against Multan Sultan on June 2nd.
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