Lahore Qalandars PSL 2020 Squad
PSL Lahore Qalandars players 2020 roster 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. However, their struggles in the first four seasons of the tournament have been well-chronicled and as a result, they have made a few changes to their squad before the Draft already.
Lahore Qalandars have retained seven of their players from the previous season and added an eighth player from the Lahore Qalandars in the form of Usman Shinwari.
While the Qalandars were dealt a tough blow when AB de Villiers opted not to play in the tournament to rest himself, they have managed to retain Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez in their highest category.
Shaheen Shah Afridi is their retainee in the Diamond category, along with David Wiese while Haris Rauf and Sohail Akhtar are Gold picks. Salman Butt makes it the eighth retained players.
Brendan Taylor, Carlos Brathwaite and Corey Anderson are among those released by the team.
Sohail Akhtar has been named the captain of the side, but their biggest coup has been the selection of Chris Lynn in the squad. Lynn has had his ups and downs in recent times but he had a brilliant T10 competition and the Qalandars, who have struggled in all the seasons of the tournament, will want to get something going through him.
Among the others, England all-rounder Samit Patel, Sri Lankan leggie Sekkugge Prasanna and hard-hitting batsman Ben Dunk have all made it to the squad, while Farzan Raja, Mujahid Ali and Mohammad Faizan are the domestic picks. Lahore Qalandars PSL 2020 squad is placed below.
Lahore Qalandars Squad 2020
- Sohail Akhtar (captain)
- Fakhar Zaman
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- David Wiese
- Usman Shinwari
- Haris Rauf
- Salman Butt
- Chris Lynn
- Samit Patel
- Muhammed Faizan
- Jaahid Ali
- Farzan Raja
- Ben Dunk
- Seekkuge Prassana
- Dane Vilas (replacement pick for Lendl Simmons)
- Dilbar Hussain
Key Players on Lahore Qalandars Team 2020
Fakhar Zaman: Having become the first-ever Pakistani batsman to score a 200 to his name, Fakhar Zaman’s bludgeoning batting style has endeared him to millions of Pakistani fans. He will look to continue batting in the same fashion but more vitally, his partnerships with de Villiers will ones to watch.
Shaheen Afridi: Shaheen Shah Afridi came into the reckoning with the previous PSL and so much has changed for him since. Not only has he become a regular in the Pakistan national side, but he has also been one of their most successful bowlers in recent times which has been a meteoric rise for this youngster.
Chris Lynn: When he gets going, Lynn is easily the hardest hitter of the cricket ball. He hasn’t had the best time recently but his foray into the T10 competition was one of his recent highlights and he would love to carry that form forward.
The Lahore franchise was 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. Lahore Qalandar squad 2020 PSL players list is placed above.
PSL 2020 Lahore Qalandars Schedule
LQ team schedule will be placed below;
|Date||Lahore Qalandars PSL 2020 Fixtures||Match Timings||Venue|
|21-Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|23-Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|28-Feb||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|03-Mar||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|04-Mar||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|07-Mar||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|08-Mar||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|10-Mar||Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|12-Mar||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Karachi|
|15-Mar||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||2:00 PM PKT / 2.30 PM IST||Lahore|
View the complete PSL Schedule 2020 here.