KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators coach and former wicket-keeper captain Moin Khan has said that he saw Karachi Kings as the biggest threat to Quetta Gladiators in the upcoming Pakistan Super League-5.
He said this while answering a question during the event ‘Cricket Comes Home’ organized by Dialogue Pakistan and moderated by Express TV host Mirza Iqbal Baig. Head of Dawn’s sports page, Rishad Mahmood, and veteran sports journalist and TV anchor Waheed Khan were also present on this occasion.
Karachi Kings are a blend of rattling players including fiery pacer Mohammad Amir, highly competitive all-rounder captain Imad Wasim, top T20 International batsman Babar Azam and all-rounder Cameron Delport. With England’s opening batsman Alex Hales and former Islamabad United opener Sharjeel Khan, their opening pair is just amazing. While, giant-killer Umer Khan, Aamir Yamin, Liam Plunkett, Umaid Asif, and Usama Mir make a tremendous bowling squad.
Moin Khan said without any doubt they have one of the greatest combination of players this season.
Referring to the team having largest number of players from Karachi, Quetta Gladiators, he said, “It would be a clash between real Karachiites and the Karachi Kings.”
The opening ceremony of the Pakistan Super League will be held at the National Stadium in Karachi on February 20, while the final is scheduled for March 22 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will host the highest number of matches. The schedule has been finalized for all matches with the Punjab government’s senior government officials in consultation on all matters including security.
Measures have been taken to ensure the safety of foreign players participating in the event.