PSL provides great chance to young bloods to show their talent. One of the richest franchise of PSL, Lahore qalandars started a superb talent hunt program to find talent from different cities of Pakistan. They make teams of every city and organize a tournament to get out final eleven from all over the Pakistan. They provide a great platform to this final eleven to play and practice with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunders.
For this purpose, Lahore Qalandars, signed a contract with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunders which will allow the two teams to exchange academy facilities, training staff, emerging players and play a series between lahore qalandars vs sydney thunders. This contract allows emerging players of Lahore qalandars to use practice and training centers of Sydney thunders.
The CEO of Lahore Qalandars Rana Atif said: “The two franchises will compete in a few T20 matches ahead of PSL’s second edition.”
He also said that the matches, between the emerging players of both franchises, will be played in Lahore and Dubai.
“The ambitious cricketers will not have to seek nationalities of developed cricketing nations for opportunities. All they have to do is to come to Qalandars and we will give them chances at competitive level,” said Rana.
This series between lahore qalandars vs sydney thunders will bring out many gems.
Lahore qalandars is the first PSL franchise to play with international franchise. Lahore qalandars arrived Australia to play a TRI-SERIES with Sydney thunders academy.
The first TRI-SERIES match of lahore qalandars vs sydney thunders was played on 15th November tuesday.
After the tremendous start in the warmup matches. Lahore qalandars won three matches.
In 1st TRI-SERIES match Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars’ Jazz Rising Stars team lost to Sydney Thunder Academy by 16 runs after putting up a courageous run chase at Sydney’s Pratten Park on Tuesday.
This win, secure the position of Sydney thunders in TRI-SERIES final on Thursday.
1st T-20 Match Summary
Thunder Academy, batting first, forwarded a total of 7/174 off 20 overs. Openers Andrew Harriot and Kerrod White shared a 61-run opening stand. Arjun Nair at number three scored 52 off 30 deliveries. Captain Chris Green made only 15 runs.
Lahore Qalandars’ Mudassar Riaz and Mohammad Irfan were best bowlers in this match with figures 2/30 and 3/30, respectively.
Lahore Qalandars overwhelmed with the bat, with four of their top five batsmen scoring 21 or more.
Wicket-keeper batsman Ameer Hamza made 39. Sikandar Khan and Tabryz Ahmed’s partnership piled on runs but the team could only manage 8/158, falling short by 16 runs.
Earlier during the tour Lahore Qalandars were victorious in their warm-up matches against Randwick Petersham, TNC All Stars and Sydney University.
Lahore qalandars played their second match on 16th November against Sydney sixers.
In 2nd TRI-SERIES match, Lahore qalandars beat Sydney sixers by 2 wickets.
2nd T-20 Match Summary
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field first.
Sydney sixers while batting first failed to set a good total. Their openers failed badly and they set the total of 120 with the loss of 9 wickets. C. Wakim made 26 runs, A. Sams added 21 runs, J. Pattison made only 18 runs.
Lahore qalandar bowlers showed the class of their talent in their bowling as they resist their opponent team to set a good total after the loss of 1st match. The most prominent bowlers are Usman Qadir with 2 for 21, Mudassir Riaz 2 for 21 and Muhammad Irfan 2 for 26.
In 2nd innings, Qalandar’s opener Rafeh Ahmed added 49 runs in scorecard, Saif Badar made 28 runs and Sikandar Khan made 18 runs.
From Australian side, D. Sams took 2 wickets on just 16 runs, S. Chibber took 2 wickets on 19 runs and N. Ellis took 2 for 27.
3rdT-20 Match Summary
Third and final match will be played on 17th of November.
In the final match, Lahore qalandars won the Toss and elected to bat first.
In 1st Innings, Qalandar’s opener were failed to give good start.The opener saadullah added 23 runs and rafeh ahmed added only 15 runs. Middle order batsman were also failed to set a good total. Ameer Hamza made 20, Sikandar Khan 13 and Saif Badar made only 17 runs.
Qalandar’s set the total of only 106 runs with the lose of 8 wickets.
From Sydney thunders, their bowling performance were outstanding. Mcandrew, Cooper field and Nair took 2, 2 wickets.
In 2nd innings, thunder’s openers gave a good start. Gibson added 38 runs, Lenton added 10 runs. Middle order were failed to score. Only two Middle order batsmen enter in Double figure. Nair made 25 runs and White made 13 runs.
Sydney Thunders achieve the target in the last over and won the match by 3 wickets.
From Qalandar’s side, Muhammad Irfan took 2 wickets, Ehtisham Sultan, Ghulam Rabbani, Usman Qadir and Saif Badar took 1, 1 wicket.
The purpose of this series is to provide young blood International standard training, environment and atmosphere. Also, the grooming of youngsters was also a part of this series. It seems like Lahore Qalandars has achieved their objectives successfully.