The Karachi Kings have appointed Peter Moores as their head coach for the 2022 edition of the Pakistan Super League, in what can only be described as a momentous development. Moores has a wealth of coaching expertise, having guided numerous international and club teams during his career. In two instances, he even served as captain of the England squad. Former South African batter Herschelle Gibbs, who coached Karachi Kings in the 2021 season, will be replaced by the current Nottinghamshire head coach. Moores will have a point to prove in PSL 2022, as the Mohammad Rizwan-led side will be reigning champions. Moores expressed excitement about his new position and stated he can’t wait to work with the Karachi team. He also seems eager to collaborate with Pakistan’s native talent.

The Cricketer cited him as saying, “It’s very thrilling to be able to come and join the Karachi family. I can’t wait to get started; because of the strength of the local talent, it’s known to be one of the top tournaments in the world. It’s something I’m excited to be a part of. It’s even greater because it’s being played in Pakistan – the traditions, the emotions – and we’re going to attempt to play some really exciting, aggressive cricket,” he continued.

Peter’s son Tom, for example, has previously played for the PSL’s Multan Sultans. The PSL 2021 season was a supernova season for the Karachi Kings. In the league, the team struggled mightily, losing three of their first six games. They were not expected to perform much in the qualifying stage, despite finishing in fourth place. Mohammad Rizwan’s team, on the other hand, bucked the odds and won the title. Skipper Rizwan took the lead and delivered on time. In reality, his 500 runs in 12 games were only second in the competition to Babar Azam’s 544. Shahnawaz Dahani, a youthful pacer, was the wrecker-in-chief in the bowling department. He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker, with 20 wickets in 11 innings. In the forthcoming season, the couple hopes to repeat their feats of valour.