Peter Moores appointed as Karachi Kings head coach ahead of PSL 2022

Peter Moores appointed as Karachi Kings head coach ahead of PSL 2022

Karachi Kings will enter PSL 2022 as defending champions.

Peter Moores
Peter Moores. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

In what can be called a major development, Karachi Kings have named Peter Moores as their head coach for the 2022 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Moores has a plethora of experience in the coaching department, having led many international and club teams in his career. He even held the crucial job in England team on two different occasions.

The current Nottinghamshire head coach will replace former South African batter Herschelle Gibbs, who mentored Karachi Kings in the 2021 season. As the Mohammad Rizwan-led side will step into PSL 2022 as defending champions, Moores will have a point to prove. Speaking of his appointment, Moores said he can’t wait to join forces with the Karachi team. He also seemed keen to work with the local talents in Pakistan.

I can’t wait to join Karachi Kings: Peter Moores

“It’s so exciting to be able to come and join the Karachi family,” he was quoted as saying by The Cricketer. “I can’t wait to get stuck it; it’s known to be one of the best tournaments worldwide because of the strength of the local talent. It’s something I can’t wait to get involved with. The fact it’s being played in Pakistan makes it even better – the traditions, the passion – and we’re going to try to play some really exciting, aggressive cricket,” he added.

Notably, Peter’s son Tom has played for PSL franchise Multan Sultans in the past. Speaking of the Karachi Kings, PSL 2021 was a supernova season for them. The side struggled big time in the league stage and lost three of their first six fixtures. Although they somehow managed to finish at the fourth position, they weren’t expected to do much in the qualifying stage.

However, Mohammad Rizwan’s men defied the odds and went onto lift the title. Skipper Rizwan led from the front and delivered regularly. In fact, his tally of 500 runs in 12 games was only second to Babar Azam’s 544 in the tournament. In the bowling department, young pacer Shahnawaz Dahani was the wrecker-in-chief. He finished the competition as the highest wicket-taker, having scalped 20 wickets in 11 outings. The duo would like to replicate their heroics in the upcoming season as well.