Pakistan Super League (PSL) campaign for Karachi Kings came to an end yesterday, when they lost the eliminator against Islamabad United by four wickets. So, here is a look at why Karachi Kings couldn’t reach the PSL final again even though, they had entered the tournament with a strong squad.
Batting for Karachi Kings could not get going for most part of the tournament. The top 6 collapsed under pressure on more than one occasion and therefore, the end result is no surprise.
Lackluster Performance Of Key Fast Bowlers
Amir, Usman Shinwari and Sohail Khan were among the key fast bowlers for the franchise. All three have had the honor of representing the national side. Nevertheless, the combination couldn’t deliver the desired results as frequently as was expected from them.
Amir despite being somewhat economical seems to have lost his ability to provide regular breakthroughs. Usman Shinwari on the other hand leaked far too many runs throughout the tournament and Sohail Khan was simply off color and pathetic. Therefore, Kings will have little choice but to discard at least two of their premier bowlers in order to strengthen their fast bowling department when bids for the next season begin.
A Lack Of Ability To Finish Big Games
With neither the batsmen nor the pacers in prime form; Kings with an exception of a couple of games couldn’t grab opportunities that mattered and hence, failed completely to finish big games as they always have throughout the four seasons of the tournament.
Time To Let Go Of Mickey Arthur?
Mickey Arthur has been leading the dug out for Kings as their head coach for four years now. However, the results have been the same and thus, it is obvious that the time is right for the franchise to let go him.
Having two big guns in Wasim Akram and Mickey Arthur in the same dressing room makes little sense anyway and therefore, there is no harm in letting go of the head coach who apparently has given his best without producing the required results.