Lahore Qalandars

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The name Lahore Qalandars for the Lahore Team was chosen to highlight the Sufi’s culture of Lahore. This culture is all about love, respect and peace. ‘Qalandar’ is a true representation to promote Pakistani culture.

Qatar Oil Group owns Lahore Qalandars for $2.4 million (USD).

Management Staff:

Paddy Upton

Source: PCB

Rana Atif is the owner/CEO of this franchise and Rana Sameen is the manager. Aqib Javed is the director. The coaching staff of lahore qalandars have lots of experienced gems. As they include Ijaz Ahmed as their batting coach and consultant. Also Paddy Upton (Head Coach of the Sydney Thunder cricket team in the Australian Big Bash League) is the head coach of Lahore Qalandars. Shahid Aslam is the assistant coach and Mudassir Nazar is the adviser of Lahore Qalandars. Moreover, there newly appointed captain Brendon McCullum will serve as their mentor.

Team Profile:

lahore qalandars captain

Source: Cricinfo

In 1st edition of PSL, Azhar Ali (current Pakistani One day captain) led Lahore Qalandars. Despite of their most charming team, their performance was very pathetic. Now, in the 2nd edition of PSL the CEO Rana Atif have hired a new captain. This time they have selected former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Lahore Qalandars players includes many talented gems. Umar Akmal, Anton Devcich, Muhammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport in batting category. In All-rounders category Dwayne bravo, Grant Elliot, Amer Yamin and Bilawal Bhatti. Their wicket keeping category they have Muhammad Rizwan and Umar Akmal. In bowling category, they have Zafar Gohar, Sunil Narine, Yasir Shah and Shaun Tait. Sohail Tanveer will also be the part of Lahore Qalandars this year.

Listen to Official Lahore Qalandars Song here.

Team record:

Lahore Qalandars record in 1st edition of PSL.

Year Played Won Loss No result Tied Winning %age Position
2016 8 2 6 0 0 25 %

5th

Check Lahore Qalandar’s PSL stats here.

This year they began their campaign with new hopes and changes. Hence they hope to perform well in this tournament. In addition, for PSL 2017 they initiated Jazz Rising Star Program. Which is a unique Talent Hunt program to find young talented cricketers from the streets of Punjab. Therefore they aim to take their passion for cricket to newer heights to set a new trend of finding talent. As a result of this campaign, top 30 players from this talent hunt program will join National Cricket Academy for training with high coaching staff. Consequently, best Batsman and Bowler of this talent hunt program will be selected for Lahore Qalandars squad in the emerging category players of PSL 2017. In addition, selected players will be sent to Australia for training with Sydney Thunders (cricket team in the Australian Big Bash League)

Lahore Qalandars finished last in the previous edition of PSL. So, with new hopes and new determination everyone wants to see how well they perform in PSL 2017!

Complete Squad

  • Brendon McCullum 
  • Azhar Ali
  • Umar Akmal
  • James Fraklin
  • Cameron Delport
  • Muhammad Rizwan
  • Jason Roy
  • Grant Elliot
  • Sohail Tanvir
  • Bilawal Bhatti
  • Amer Yamin
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Sunil Narine
  • Usman Qadir
  • Chris Green
  • Zafar Gohar
  • Saif Badar
  • Ghulam Mudasir
  • Muhammad Irfan
  • Yasir Shahlahore qalandars team

Also See: Lahore Qalandars Team Analysis