Lahore Qalandars Squad for PSL 2018
Lahore Qalandars 2018 Team Squad
PSL Lahore Qalandars players list is placed here. The big question is if the Lahore Qalandars can go all the way and make it their first ever title in the PSL and for that they look like they have the line-up.
After having retained Brendon McCullum from the previous season he is expected to captain the side this season as well. But what makes it interesting is that they brought in Chris Lynn for the third season, an Aussie batsman who has played under McCullum at the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. If Lynn remains fit, no bowling will be strong enough to stop the Baz-Lynn duo.
Also retained from the previous season are the likes of Sunil Narine and Yasir Shah, while Mustafizur Rahman will look to bring back his bowling form too.
Others who have held their placed from season 2 are legendary Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal, recent Champions Trophy hero Fakhar Zaman, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin and Bilawal Bhatti.
Joining these players in the squad after the PSL Draft are the likes of Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Ghulam Mudassar.
There will also be three Supplementary players who could feature for the side this season in case they are needed in the form of Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan and Gulraiz Sadaf.
The Qalandars have also roped in former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar as a mentor. He will work with the Lahore fast bowlers along side another former Pakistani fast bowler, Aaquib Javed. Aaquib is the franchise director. Former Pakistani legendary cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq, who has now taken over the role of the Pakistan selector, will join the Lahore Qalandars as an advisor.
Former South Africa international coach Paddy Upton has been put in charge by the owners of this franchise. Upton is a reputed coach with plenty of experience at the biggest stage and his presence in the dressing room is likely to have a very positive impact on the players.
The Lahore franchise were bought by the Qatar Oil Group for a princely sum of $2.4 million (USD). They have been able to pool some of the best talents from within Pakistan as well as world cricket as the world gets ready for the 3rd season of the Pakistan Super League. The owner of the Lahore franchise (Fawad Rana) has now acquired the Durban T20 Global League South Africa team. Lahore Qalandar squad 2018 players list is placed below.
Lahore Qalandars Squad 2018
Pakistani Players: Umar Akmal, Sohail Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Aamer Yamin, Yasir Shah, Fakhar Zaman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar
International Players: Brendon McCullum (Captain), Sunil Narine, Cameron Delport, James Franklin, Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rehman
Emerging Category Players: Imran Khan Jr. Salman Irshad
Supplementary Pakistan Players: Gulraiz Sadaf
Supplementary Foreign Players: Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan
PSL 2018 Lahore Qalandars Schedule
LQ team schedule will be placed below;
|Friday, February 23||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Saturday, February 24||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Monday, February 26||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Friday, March 2||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Sharjah|
|Saturday, March 3||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
|Thursday, March 8||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Friday, March 9||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Sunday, March 11||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Wednesday, March 14||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
|Friday, March 16||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
Day Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time
Night matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time