In 2015, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) finally decides to start the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and it was decided that first edition was played in February 2016. Lahore Qalandars was one of the team which played in this first edition of PSL 2016. Lahore Qalandars franchise was sold to Qatar Lubricants Company for US $ 24 Million. It was the second most expensive franchise in PSL at that time.
There were 21 players in Lahore Qalandars team in PSL 2016 starting edition. Fifteen (15) were Pakistani players and 6 were foreign players. Azhar Ali was the Captain of Lahore Qalandars team in 2016. There were seven batsmen, five all-rounder, two wicket keepers and seven bowlers included in Lahore team’s 2016 squad.
The Lahore Qalandars squad for the competition was as follow.
|Name||Country||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Info|
|Azhar Ali||Right hand||Right Arm break||Captain|
|Mukhtar Ahmed||Right hand||Leg Break|
|Sohaib Maqsood||Right hand||Right Arm Off break|
|Naved Yasin||Left hand||Slow left Arm|
|Imran Butt||Right hand|
|Chris Gayle||Left hand||Right Arm off break|
|Cameron Delport||Left hand||Right Arm Medium|
|Abdul Razzaq||Right hand||Right Arm fast|
|Hammad Azam||Right hand||Right Arm medium|
|Zohaib Khan||Right hand||Slow Left Arm|
|Dwayne Bravo||Right hand||Right Arm Medium||Overseas|
|Kevon Cooper||Right hand||Right Arm Medium||Overseas|
|Mohammad Rizwan||Right hand|
|Umar Akmal||Right hand|
|Ehsan Adil||Right hand||Right Arm fast|
|Yasir Shan||Right hand||Right Arm leg spin|
|Zafar Ghor||Left hand||Slower Lest Arm|
|Zia-ul-Haq||Right hand||Left Arm Fast|
|Adnan Rasool||Right hand||Right Arm off break|
|Ajantha Mendis||Left hand||Right Arm off break||Overseas|
|Mustafizue Rahman||Left hand||Left Arm Medium||Overseas|
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