ISLAMABAD: Karachi Kings skipper Imad Wasim aimed to build on the momentum from the thrilling victory in the previous match and secure a place in the playoffs for the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League.
Imad, the captain of the Kings, said in a press conference on Tuesday that his team was generally playing a solid brand of cricket and that it was unfortunate that the team lost a few games by a narrow margin. The Kings will play Peshawar Zalmi in Rawalpindi tomorrow in their next PSL match.
He declared, “We are still in the competition,” knowing that if the Kings won their next four games, the tournament would drastically change.
We will strive to cover those margins of two or three runs with our fielding, he remarked in reference to his team’s game plan for future matches in the competition.
After the conclusion of the Karachi-Multan leg of the PSL 8 in which the Kings received overwhelmingly positive support from the home crowd, the action has now been moved to Rawalpindi and Lahore. The captain urged the residents of the twin cities to turn out in large numbers to support him and the team.
He described the Rawalpindi Stadium as “my home ground,” adding that “the city’s circumstances are favorable for hitters and we always expect high-scoring games at this stadium.”
The all-rounder also praised Tayyab Tahir for his game-changing half-century in the Kings’ 66-run triumph over the Multan Sultans on Sunday, lamenting the fact that the team had been unable to accommodate him in the earlier games.
He insisted, “I was always conscious of his talent and understood that he was a high performer in domestic cricket.
In fact, I used to remind him that you were close by and to play whenever you had the chance as you do in domestic.
He also lauded Qasim Akram, a young all-around player whom he described as Pakistan cricket’s future.
He declared, “I am convinced that Qasim will assist Pakistan in the future.”
We couldn’t play him because we needed a tough option in the depth, so we decided Irfan Khan Niazi would be a better fit for the part, he continued.