PSL, Karachi Kings lose eight successive games: Key numbers
Karachi Kings have crashed out of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) after losing their eighth successive match. The 2020 champions haven't opened their account in the ongoing tournament. They lost all five games at home before suffering three defeats in a row in the Lahore-leg of the event. Here we decode the key numbers of Karachi Kings.
How has the season panned out for Karachi Kings?
Karachi Kings started by losing against Multan Sultans by seven wickets. They lost to Quetta Gladiators by eight wickets. They suffered a six-wicket defeat against Lahore Qalandars. Peshawar Zalmi beat the Kings next by nine runs. Kings lost against Islamabad United by 42 runs before facing another 55-run defeat against Peshawar. The next two defeats came against United (one run) and Sultans (seven wickets).
Why does this story matter?
The Kings have been on an awful run this season. It is a forgettable season for the previous edition's finalists. Karachi have fallen short in all departments and the body language is worrisome. They haven't been able to execute the plans on the field. The string of losses have got into the players' minds. They could struggle to win the remaining games too.
Babar has the most runs for Karachi Kings
Skipper Babar Azam has scored the most runs for Karachi Kings. He has 268 runs at 38.28 with the best score of 90*. He has hit two fifties. However, Babar has a strike rate of 120.17. He is the fifth-highest scorer in the tournament. Sharjeel Khan (213 runs) is the only other player with 200-plus runs for the franchise.
Worst run by a PSL side
The Kings have now posted the worst run by a PSL side in the league. After a seven-wicket loss against Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings are destined to finish bottom of the pile. They have two league games remaining.
Asif and Jordan have taken 15 scalps between them
Umaid Asif has taken the most wickets for the Kings. He has eight scalps from seven matches at 28.62. He has a poor economy rate of 8.98. Chris Jordan has seven wickets but has been costly with an economy rate of 10.37.