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PSL 2021: All you need to know about Lahore Qalandars

PSL 2021: All you need to know about Lahore Qalandars

The Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) is just a month ahead and the preparations are already going on. With the HBL PSL draft being done, the schedule has also been on-screened. Each team has made sure to choose the full-strength squad to clinch the HBL PSL 6 title with their deliverances.

Preview and Analysis:

Qalandars have always been terrifically strong but no one clearly defines the reason behind their defeats. Writing sarcastically, the men in gray-green have always stayed at the top of the table; from downwards, however, the PSL 2020 has brought them luck with the changing skipper. No coach, no changing squad, no skipper worked until Sohail Akhtar was given the duties – hats off to the underrated player and leader.

They played their last game against Karachi Kings facing in the final of the lastly held season. It was the first time LQ reached the final but unfortunately, lost the game with Kings having an upper hand with the bowl. Qalandars, failing with the bowl and giving a bit least target of 135, let red-blue won by five wickets. It was disappointing for them and their fans, however, the plan is to bounce back till clinching the HBL PSL 6 trophy.

Upon examining their current strength, they can be termed as the second-best squad as Quetta Gladiators have inspired everyone with their selection. However, Qalandars are nevertheless. Picking Mohammad Hafeez can play as the major card for them as the professor has been in an outstanding form in T20I in the past year.

Picking Rashid Khan, who is the world number 1 T20 bowler, has blistered them twice. Whereas, the pacer can bind forces with Shaheen Shah Afridi as the youngster has much rarely failed to inspire. Haris Rauf, who got viral after his BBL’s performances, is another terrific bowler and has granted enough to the gray-green jerseys. Who can deny the services of Samit Patel, and Dilbar Hussain – the exceptionally tendered line-up.

The opening order might collide as Fakhar Zaman has not been seen in the proper form for a long time. However, the likes of Ben Dunk, Sohail Akhtar, and David Weise’s sixes in crucial times can help the side a lot.

PSL 2021: All you need to know about Lahore Qalandars

Here is the schedule:

Platinum: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan

Diamond: Fakhar Zaman, David Weise, Haris Rauf

Gold: Ben Dunk, Dilbar Hussain, Samit Patel

Silver: Sohail Akhtar, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Faizan

Supplementary: Joe Denly, Ahmed Daniyal

Emerging: Maaz Khan, Zaid Alam

Match  Match #  Date  Day  Venue  Time 
           
Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi 2 21st February  Sunday  Karachi  TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators 4 22nd February  Monday  Karachi  TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans 7 26th February  Friday  Karachi  TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings  11  28th February  Sunday  Karachi  TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 15 4th March  Thursday  Karachi  TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi 18 6th March  Saturday  Karachi  TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators 22 11th March  Thursday  Lahore TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 24  12th March  Friday  Lahore  TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings 28 14th March  Sunday  Lahore  TBD 
Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans 30 16th March  Tuesday  Lahore  TBD 

List of released an retained players for Lahore Qalandars:

Retained: David Weise (diamond), Ben Dunk (gold), Fakhar Zaman (diamond), Dilbar Husain (gold), Haris Rauf (diamond), Mohammad Hafeez (platinum), Shaheen Shah Afridi (platinum), Sohail Akhtar (silver)

Released: Abid Ali, Chris Lynn, Dilbar Hussain, Dane Villas, Jaahid Ali, Farzan Raja, Salman Butt, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Sekkugee Parsana, Usman Shinwari, Agha Salman, Salman Irshad

Also, see:

PSL 2021: All you need to about Karachi Kings

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