With new energy and zeal, Lahore Qalandars are set to make there mark in PSL 2017. This team ended at the bottom in previous edition of PSL. However, this time they seem certain that they will achieve their aim, i.e, to win Pakistan Super League. Since the addition of new players have made this team more powerful. Therefore, they sure are capable of getting rid of the disastrous memories of last edition. Here’s an overall analysis of Lahore Qalandars team.
Vigorous Batting Line-up
Lahore Qalandars team will depend the most on their new captain Brendon McCullum. Since, he is the biggest name to join PSL 2017. Team will rely on him to give them the boost right from the start. He is aggressive and possess 7 centuries in T20 cricket. As he is the mentor of the team as well, it’s his duty to lift their spirits with his power hitting. Next up is leading run-scorer of PSL 2016, Umar Akmal. He scored 93 off just 40 balls against Quetta Gladiators. He is considered as a pure talent for Pakistan. Thus, he has the potential to demolish the opposition solely. Muhammad Rizwan and Azhar Ali will also contribute to Lahore Qalandars batting line-up through their solid batting. Furthermore, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will provide team as an aggressive finishing batsman.
Sohail Tanvir and Dwayne Bravo are the key players for Lahore Qalandars team. They will have an upper hand on the opposition because of the experience they possess in T20 cricket. Both of them are bowling all rounders and well-known as quality death bowlers. Moreover, they can contribute with the bat at the lower order for Lahore Qalandars. Amir Yamin and Bilawal Bhatti are two rising stars for Pakistan. They have played international cricket and they acquire the hunger to be the permanent member in Pakistani team.
Significant Bowling Attack
In the lights of their all rounders, Lahore Qalandars team will have a swift weapon in form of Shaun Tait. He is extremely quick therefore, he will not be an easy bowler to face in the beginning. However, Lahore Qalandars main strength lie in their spinners. Team will be heavily dependent on Sunil Narine and Yasir Shah. They are mysterious and tricky. Hence its not easy to bat against such quality spinners that too in UAE. Moreover, Zafar Gohar is a highly talented slow-left arm spinner. Thus Lahore Qalandars team has all sorts of bowling options to trouble the opposition.
Players to watch-out:
New Zealand’s Anton Davecich and veteran Grant Elliot will be in Lahore Qalandars team roster as well. They are high quality all-rounders and plays T20 cricket in regular successions. Their presence will strengthen the Lahore Qalandars team. Cameron Delport is another foreign asset for Lahore Qalandars. Although he didn’t leave an impact previously but now he has a lot more T20 experience. All of these players will provide Lahore Qalandars with good bowling choices. Therefore, they are the players to look for in PSL 2017.