Lahore Qalandars is a Pakistani professional cricket franchise which plays in the Pakistan Super League. The domestic floor of the group is Gaddafi Stadium. It nominally represents the city of Lahore within the league. The crew is owned by way of Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (QALCO).
Fakhar Zaman is leading the Lahore Qalandars squad after Mohammad Hafeez finger injury. Aqib Javed is a coach, a former Pakistani cricketer. Lahore Qalandars was the second one most luxurious franchise and become one of the few teams bought to a worldwide corporation. Fawad Rana is the proprietor of the crew.
Fakhar Zaman is the main run-scorer and Yasir Shah is the leading wicket-taker for the facet.
Lahore Qalandars in 2018
The Qalandars lost the first three matches of the season, towards Multan Sultans, Quetta Gladiators and, arch-opponents, Karachi Kings respectively – struggling principal batting collapses in every. So in the in shape against the Sultans, they went from 132-four to 136 all-out, as a result falling short of their chase of one hundred eighty by using forty-three runs.
While towards the Gladiators, they couldn’t build on the incredible start they got. They were 60-2 inside the fifth over but could simplest manage fifty-nine runs within the final 15 overs to finish at 119-nine. In response, the Gladiator received through nine wickets. In the match in opposition to the Kings, Qalandars set a hefty goal of one hundred sixty runs. They were given off to an extraordinary start and had been 68 for 1 in 6 overs earlier. Dropping numerous wickets in short succession throughout the middle overs to end up 27 runs quick.
As the league degree shifted to Sharjah, the group’s fortunes did no longer alternate and they lost a closely fought match to Islamabad United.
In pursuit of an underneath-par target of 122 runs. The Qalandars were on a path for a clean win at 77-2 within the 12th over. Earlier than losing wickets in brief succession to end up at one hundred fifteen-nine. A penultimate ball six from the debutant, Salman Irshad, leveled the rankings before the crew was given all-out the next ball, instigating a Super Over.
Batting first inside the one-over eliminator. The Qalandars set a target of 16 runs, which the United performed via a remaining-ball six. The Qalanders persevered with their dropping streak in the next sport towards Peshawar Zalmi. Batting first, the Qalanders another time suffered a batting collapse and went from fifty six-0 to one hundred all-out. In reply, the Zalmis made the goal with all 10 wickets intact – the primary such instance in PSL’s records. This loss efficaciously ended Lahore’s possibilities for a playoff berth. Making them the first crew to be removed from the second one degree of the event.
In July 2018, they had been one of the six groups invited to play in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy, scheduled to start in October 2018. On October 6, 2018, they won the match by way of beating Titans inside the final.
Lahore Qalandars is a pretty proficient franchise but, its high-profile players had been failing to supply when it matters. This is the motive
So if this 12 month is to be different, the players like Mohammad Hafeez, AB de Villiers and the rest need to perform their absolute satisfaction. The inclusion of Mr 360 and his willingness to play in Pakistan bodes nicely. No longer just for Lahore Qalandars, but for Pakistan cricket as properly.
So the top information for Qalandars is that they will be gambling their remaining two league games in front in their domestic crowd at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. We are all fanatics of the electrical Lahori crowds, aren’t we?
Lahore Qalandars squad additionally consists of a few important players. Like Carlos Braithwaite, Corey Anderson, Fakhar Zaman, Anton Devcich and Sandeep Lamichhane to call a few. Not just these, younger players like Harris Rauf and Hassan Khan are there to supplement the senior players.
Lahore Qalandars Squad 2019
|AB De Villiers||Mohammad Hafeez||Aizaz Cheema||Hassan Khan|
|Carlos Brathwaithe||Corey Anderson||Fakhar Zaman||Brenden Taylor|
|Rahat Ali||Sandeep Lamichhane||Yasir Shah||Harris Rauf|
|Agha Salman||Sohail Akhtar||Anton Devcich||Gauhar Ali|
|Mohammad Imran||Umair Maqsood||Shaheen Afridi||Salman Butt|
Lahore Qalandars All Matches
|14th February||Thursday||Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United||Dubai|
|16th February||Saturday||Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings||Dubai|
|17th February||Sunday||Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai|
|22nd February||Friday||Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans||Sharjah|
|23rd February||Saturday||Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah|
|27th February||Wednesday||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|28th February||Thursday||Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings||Dubai|
|5th March||Tuesday||Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi||Abu Dhabi|
|9th March||Saturday||Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United||Lahore|
|10th March||Sunday||Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans||Lahore|