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Lahore Qalandars Team Squad PSL 2018

Lahore Qalandars Team Squad PSL 2018

Lahore Qalandars completed its 20 players squad after PSL 2018 draft. Team includes some very experience and sensational T20 International players. Brendon McCullum will lead the team in Pakistan Super League third edition. Team retained Sunil Narine and Umer Akmal in Platinum category, Brendon McCullum (c) and Fakhar Zaman are in Diamond category, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah are in Gold category while Aamir Yameen, Cameron Delport and Bilawal Bhatti are in Silver category.

In PSL T20 2018 draft team got Chris Lynn in Platinum category, Mustafizur Rehman in Diamond category, Bilal Asif in Gold category, Hasan Raza and Sohail Akhter are in Silver category and Shaheen Shah Afridi & Ghulam Mudassar are in Emerging players category. In Supplementary players list team got Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan and Gulraiz Sadaf.

Lahore Qalandars (LQ) is a professional PSL franchise. This team represents the Lahore city of Punjab Province in Pakistan. Lahore Qalandars has home ground in Lahore “Gaddafi Stadium”. This franchise is owned by Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (QALCO). Brendon McCullum is the captain of the Lahore Qalandars team while Paddy Upton is the coach of the side. It is the second most expensive franchise in PSL after Karachi Kings.

Franchise History:

Lahore Qalandars team was established when PCB officially announced the PSL. On 03 December 2015 PCB sold the Lahore Qalandars franchise to Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (QALCO) for US $ 24 Million for the period of 10 years.

Title Name & Logo

Fawad Rana owner of the team launched its name as “Lahore Qalandars” on 12 December 2015. “Qalandar” is a famous term and it describes the Sufi mystics or saints whose shrines attract millions of devotees and tourists around the world. Lahore Qalandars’ logo features a Sufi performing the famous Sufi whirling along with three stumps to his right and a cricket ball in the bottom, and its represent the Sufi culture of the Punjab (Lahore). Lahore Qalandars’ kit colour was red & black in first edition of PSL 2016 but in second edition 2017 red colour turning into green colour.

Teams Sponsors:

Year

Kit Manufacturer

Chest Branding

Front Branding

Back Branding

Sleeve Branding

2016 Millat Sports Geo News Jazz Al-Karam Textiles QALCO, Mobilink
 2017 QALCO, Huawei, Royal Palm.

 

Lahore Qalandars Current Team Squad:

Name

Nationality

Style

Salary

Joined

Notes

Batsman

Chris Lynn Australia Right Handed Batsman US $ 140,000 2018 Overseas
Cameron Delport South Africa Left Handed Batsman US $ 50,000 2016 Overseas
Sohail Akhter Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2018 Local
Fakhar Zaman Pakistan Left Handed Batsman US $ 70,000 2018 Local

All-Rounder

Aamir Yameen Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right Arm Medium Fast US $ 25,000 2017 Local
Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago Left Handed Batsman & Left Arm Off-Spin US $ 140,000 2017 Overseas
Bilawal Bhatti Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right Arm Fast US $ 25,000 2017 Local
Bilal Asif Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right Arm Off-Break US $ 25,000 2018 Local
Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka Right Handed Batsman & Right Arm Medium Fast Amount Disclosed 2018 Overseas

Wicket-Keeper

Brendon McCullum (Captain) New Zealand Right Handed Batsman US $ 70,000 2017 Overseas
Umar Akmal Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 140,000 2016 Local
Gulraiz Sadaf Pakistan Right Handed Batsman Amount Disclosed 2018 Local

Bowlers

Yasir Shah Pakistan Right Arm Leg Spin US $ 70,000 2017 Local
Mohammad Irfan (2) Pakistan Right Arm Fast US $ 10,000 2017 Local
Mustafizur Rehman Bangladesh Left Arm Fast US $ 70,000 2018 Overseas
Sohail Khan Pakistan Right Arm Fast US $ 50,000 2018 Local
Raza Hassan Pakistan Slow Left Arm Orthodox US $ 25,000 2018 Local
Ghulam Mudassar Pakistan Left Arm Fast Medium US $ 10,000 2017 Local
Mitchell McClenaghan New Zealand
Left Arm Fast Medium
Amount Disclosed 2018 Overseas
Shaheen Shah Afridi Pakistan Left Arm Fast US $ 10,000 2018 Local

 

Management & Coaching Staff:

Name

Position

Pakistan Rana Fawad (QALCO) Owner
Pakistan Rana Atif CEO
Pakistan Rana Sameen Team Manager
South Africa Paddy Upton Head Coach
Australia Shawn Bradstreet Fielding Coach
Pakistan Aqib Javed Director
Australia John Gloster Physio

Previous Performances:

Previous two seasons of PSL was very disappointed for Lahore Qalandars and it could not even go to qualifier round.

2016 Edition:

In first edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016, Lahore Qalandars key players were Chris Gayle, Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Azhar Ali & Yasir Shah. Azhar Ali was the captain of the side. Team ended at last position at the points table. It played 8 T20 matches in 2016 edition and only win two of them.

2017 Edition:

In second edition of PSL 2017, Chris Gayle was traded against Sohail Tanvir and Sohaib Maqsood was traded against Aamer Yamin.  Dwayne Bravo & Anton Devcich was replaced against Jason Roy & James Franklin. Shaun Tait was replaced against Chris Green. In 2017 edition Brandon McCullum was signed as captain of the side. In spite of these changes Lahore Qalandars team cannot perform well and repeat its previous performance. It played 8 matches in 2017 (2nd edition of PSL) but only can win three out of it. It remains as last number team in group round.

Now in Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 2018 Lahore Qalandars Squad looks very decent and plenty of very good T20 International players are part of the team. It is hoped that team will perform well in this tournament. Still Pakistan Super League 2018 Schedule not been announced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). It will be uploaded at our website when it will declared. PSL T20 2018 will start from 22 February 2018 while final match will be played at National Stadium, Karachi. Stay in touch with us for latest PSL 2018 updates.

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