Lahore Qalandars have announced their 18 men squad for this Pakistan Super League. Sohail Akhtar to lead Lahore Qalandars squad for the upcoming seasons of PSL. Qalandars have retained seven players from their PSL 4 squad, such as Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, and Sohail Akhtar. The team has kept Salman Butt, Haris Rauf, Fakhar Zaman, and David Wiese for this PSL 5 season too.
Qalandars have two debutant players in the squad, including Dilbar Hussain and Seekkuge Prasanna. The franchise picked up Faizan Khan from the emerging player’s category of PSL 2020 Draft. Qalandars have a comparatively less competitive team squad than any other franchise competing in the tournament.
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The team competes in the professional T20 tournament representing the 2nd largest city of Pakistan. The team is the second most expansive franchise after Karachi Kings. Qalandars have an unsuccessful tournament journey so far as they ended up with the last position of the PSL points table. The franchise always has negative NRR and falls behind even Sultans, the debutant of the 3rd season fo PSL.
Fakhar Zaman – Chris Lynn – Lendl Simmons – Salman Butt
Lahore Qalandars have four top-order batsmen in their PSL 2020 squad. Fakhar Zaman to play the 4th consecutive season of PSL for Qalandars, and he played the first season of PSL for the Zalmi squad. He usually opens batting for his team and loves to play long innings as much possible. He represented Comilla Victoria and Glamorgan in Bangladesh Premier League and English County Championship.
Chris Lynn to make his debut in Pakistan Super League for Lahore Qalandars in the 5th season of PSL. He is a top-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who take a make a difference for Qalandars. He is the regular member of Brisbane Heat, which competes in Big Bash League and got plenty of experience in limited over cricket.
Salman Butt is a left-handed opening batsman who made his debut in Pakistan Super League 2019 for Lahore Qalandars. He made his come back in international or domestic cricket after the ban of 5 years. Salman started playing domestic cricket right after his ban lifted but didn’t get attention at all by any franchise. He was first named in PSL 2018 draft but not selected at all.
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Lendl Simmon is West Indian top-order batsman who played the first season of Pakistan Super League 2016 for Karachi Kings. Simmon missed the second edition of PSL 2017, but next season, he played for Karachi Kings. Lendle made played the 4th season of PSL for the Zalmi squad and now the first time to represent Lahore Qalandars.
Mohammad Hafeez – David Wiese – Seekkuge Prasanna – Sohail Akhtar © – Samit Patel
Lahore Qalandars Squad 2020 – five all-rounders to represent Qalandars in next season. Mohammad Hafeez is a batting all-rounder who played the first three seasons of PSL for Peshawar Zalmi. Hafeez joined Qalandar’s squad during PSL 2019 and retained by the franchise for this season. He is the most experienced player in his team who played for several franchises in different cricket leagues.
David Wiese is a batting all-rounder and right-arm medium-fast bowler who is retained by Lahore Qalandars for PSL 5 too. He bats at number 4 or 5 and loves to build innings according to the game situation. He has years of experience in playing limited over cricket as he played IPL, BPL, CPL, GT20 Canada and Mzansi Super League.
Seekkuge Prasanna is a bowling all-rounder and right-handed batsman. He is the debutant player for Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2020 cricket season. Prasanna batting position would be a key for Qalandars to make a difference and play a champ game for his team. He owes the ability to handle the game alone with his bat, provided that he got space and settled on the crease.
Lahore Qalandars captain Sohail Akhar lead his team for the next PSL cricket season. He is a bowling all-rounder who represented Qalandars squad in PSL 2018 and retained by the franchise throughout the next two seasons. The debutant of PSL 3 Sohail Akhtar to lead his team along with some experienced players joining the Qalandars squad.
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Samit Patel is an English bowling all-rounder who played the last two seasons of the tournament for Islamabad United and now joined Lahore Qalandars Squad 2020. He slow left-arm orthodox bowler with left-handed batting style. He does an excellent job for Islamabad United during the last tournament season and won few games with his bowling performances.
Australian left-handed wicket-keeper batsman joined Qalandars squad for this cricket season. Dunk played the first season of his career in Pakistan Super League 2019 for Karachi Kings. Ben has tremendous experience in playing limited-overs cricket represented four franchises of Big Bash League in his career. He has excellent batting stats in limited over cricket, especially Big Bash League.
Shaheen Afridi – Haris Rauf – Usman Shinwari – Jaahid Ali – Raja Farzan – Faizan Khan – Dilbar Hussain
Lahore Qalandars have two best bowling options from internationally renowned cricketers such as Shaheen Shah and Usman Khan Shinwari. Both speed stars have represented Pakistan National Team and achieved praises for their performances. Shaheen is a quiet young bowler and speed star who have a variety of deliveries to the ball.
Shaheen made his debut in the 2018 Pakistan Super League for Lahore Qalandars. Although the team didn’t get success at all, he performed well. Usman Khan Shinwari made his debut in the 2017 PSL season for Karachi Kings and retained by the franchise until the most recent edition of the tournament.
Haris Rauf first got a chance to play this mega tournament for Lahore Qalandars last year. He picked up his best bowling figure in PSL 4-23 against Karachi Kings and won the game for his team. He named as player of the match for his outstanding blowing performances in PSL 2019.
Qalandars got four youngsters in their squad, making the pace and spin bowling unit more strong. Jaahid Ali, Raja Farzan, Dilbar Hussain, and Faizan Khan to make their debut in PSL 2020 for Lahore Qalandars. Lahore Qalandars have selected these four players, and it’s early to have words about newcomers.
These players made their names on top of the list on PSL draft, followed by their domestic T20 cricket performances. Qalandars picked up Faizaan Khan from the emerging category of PSL 5. They could be a surprise package for opponents or either way.
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