Here are the details of Lahore Qalandars Squad 2018 with list of players as well as coaching staff, logo and owner of the team. Find all about Lahore Qalandar Team for PSL 2018 and their matches in the tournament.
Coach: Aqib Javed
Owner: Fawad Rana (Qatar Lubricants Company Ltd)
Captain: Brendon McCullum
PSL Trophies: 0
|Date||Match||Venue||Pakistan Time||UAE Time|
|Friday, February 23||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||9:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Saturday, February 24||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||9:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Monday, February 26||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||9:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Friday, March 2||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Sharjah||9:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Saturday, March 3||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah||9:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Thursday, March 8||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||4:30 PM||3:30 PM|
|Friday, March 9||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||4:30 PM||3:30 PM|
|Sunday, March 11||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||9:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Wednesday, March 14||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah||9:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Friday, March 16||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah||9:00 PM||8:00 PM|
Lahore Qalandars were facing the tough challenge of going all out and winning their first ever victory in the Pakistan Super League. This time in PSL 3, it appears that they’ve lined up all the right players needed to achieve this feat. The Lahore Qalandar Squad 2018 made the right move as retaining Brendon McCullum from last season, and he is all set to lead the team as captain.
The most interesting move by the team owners was to bring in Chris Lynn, a legendary Australian batsman. Lynn has already played under the leadership of Brisbane Heat during the recent Big Bash League. The Baz-Lynn duo has garnered immense popularity for their bowling prowess, provided that Lynn concentrates on staying physically fit.
The PSL 2018 Lahore Qalandar team has also retained Yasir Shah and Sunil Narine, while Mustafizur Rahman will also be seen in his bowling form. Lahore Qalandars also retained legendary Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal from last season. Moreover, the squad also too Aamer Yamin, Cameron Delport, Bilawal Bhatti and the recent Champions Trophy victor Fakhar Zaman in the squad.
During the PSL 3 Draft, the management decided to make Sohail Akhtar, Ghulam Mudassar, Raza Hasan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Bilal Asif part of Lahore Qalandars Squad 2018. They also selected three Supplementary players, Angelo Mathews, Gulraiz Sadaf, and Mitchell McClenaghan, who will play a few games if they are needed.
Exciting news for the Lahore Qalandar fans is the entry of Shoaib Akhtar as their mentor, who will be working with the Qalandars’ fast bowlers, alongside Aqib Javed, another former Pakistani fast-bowling legend. Aqib will also perform the duties of the franchise director. Whereas former Pakistani cricket legend, Inzamam-ul-Haq will perform the duties of advisor for the Lahore Qalandars team in PSL 2018.
The Lahore Qalandar Franchise was acquired by the Qatar Oil Group, for the exuberant sum of $2.4 million (USD). The owners have placed former South African international coach, Paddy Upton, in charge of the Lahore Qalandars franchise. Needless to say, Upton is a highly reputed and experienced coach, whose presence will prove to bring about a positive reinforcement for the Lahore Qalandars team.
The Lahore Qalandars Squad 2018 thought long and hard and ultimately came up with a strong bating line-up. This time, they added famous names such as Brendon McCullum, who is also the captain of the team. The batting line-up includes Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman and Sohail Aktar as well as the renowned Cameron Delport and Chris Lynn. They also have some great all-rounders including Bilal Asif and Anton Devcich among others.
Of course, wicket keeping is a critical aspect of any team. The Lahore Qalandars were lucky enough to get their hands on one of the Akmal brothers. We all know they are some of the best wicket keepers in the world, especially as Kamran Akmal won the best wicket keeper of the series as well as the best player of the series in the last PSL season.
The team management attempted to strengthen Lahore Qalandars Squad 2018 from bowling front as well. Lahore Qalandar Team for PSL 2018 includes great bowlers like Sohail khan and Yasir Shah. Taking Raza Hassan and Mitchel McClenaghan in was a wise step as well. After all the planning, it seems that the Lahore Qalandars have come up with a strong PSL team. We can’t wait to see them in action!