As per Pakistan Super League 5th edition – Lahore Qalandars have announced their squad for PSL 2020. According to Lahore Qalandars Squad 2020 – Sohail Akhtar will lead Qalandars Squad PSL 5, and he one of the retained players by his team. Akhtar is playing his 3rd season of the tournament for Qalandars and one of the best retention as an all-rounder player. Qalandars are playing with seven retained players from the previous Pakistan Super League 2019 season.
As per the PSL 2020 Draft – Qalandars announced their retained players in the 3rd week of November ahead of the final draft. Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Salman Butt, Fakhar Zaman, and Usman Khan Shinwari are the retained players. Qalandars pick up Ben Duck from the Diamond category of PSL 5 draft as their wicket-keeper batsman. Ben has a fantastic cricket season in first-class and especially last season of Big Bash League 2018-19.
Chris Lynn is a player who can make a difference with his bat with an opening start. Lynn is probably to open innings for Qalandars along with Fakhar Zaman. Although Qalandars have a strong squad but not as like other franchises have – question mark arises will Qalandars have to change their position on the PSL points table. The team has exceptional all-rounders such as Sohail Akhtar, David Wiese, Hais Rauf, Seekkuge Prasanna, and Mohammad Hafeez. Not a very strong squad as compared to other franchises in PSL 5 season.
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Lahore Qalandars Squad 2020
Qalandars have announced their final squad for PSL 2020 with the retention of some players from the PSL 2019 edition. The team have lots of National and International T20 players from the globe and hoping better this time to qualify for the PSL elimination stage.
Qalandars are promoting Pakistan’s national-level cricket to bring the best cricket talent across the county. The team coached under the speed superstar Shoaib Akhtar and Sri Lankan head coach Ahtisham Ahmad.
|Batting||Fakhar Zaman, Salman Butt, Chris Lynn, Lendl Simmons, Faizan Khan, Dilbar Hussain|
|All-rounders||Sohail Akhtar, Seekkuge Prasanna, Mohammad Hafeez, David Wiese,|
|Bowlers||Shaheen Afridi, Usman Shinwari, Samit Patel, Haris Rauf, Jaahid Ali, Raja Farzan|
Lahore Qalandars PSL 2020
Lahore Qalandars is a professional T20 cricket franchise and nominally represents the city of Lahore. Qalandars have Gaddafi Cricket Stadium as their home ground. Rana Fawad owns the team (Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (QALCO).
Lahore Qalandar is the second most expensive franchise in Pakistan Super League. Former Pakistani fast bowler Aqib Javed coached the team and captained by Azhar Ali, Brendon McCullum, Fakhar Zaman, AB De Villiers, and Mohammad Hafeez.
The franchise has been so unlucky during the entire PSL journey so far, for being at the last place at the PSL points table. Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman is the leading run-scorer for Lahore Qalandars while Yasir Shah as the leading wicket-taker.
Qalandars have never qualified for the play-offs or elimination stage during the entire PSL journey. Qalandars are the team with the most number of losing games despite having big names from the national and international cricket zones.
Lahore Qalandars Results
Lahore Qalandars has the lowest strike rate as winning percentage with 30% only and knocked out from the group stage of the tournament. The team never qualified for elimination or playoff round and were quite disappointing for the Lahore.
Qalandars won only two games out of 8 during PSL 2016 and straightaway knocked out of the tournament. The team was expected to bounce back for the next season but only manage to win three games out of 8 and against were out of the competition.
The team made significant changes in the PSL 2018 draft to give a tough time to the opponents. Qalandars won only two games, six lost, one tied, and 1 NR during PSL 3 and were out of the tournament due to NRR low.
They changed the entire strategy of the game to win PSL 2019 title but ended up with just a 30 Strike rate. Qalandars were knocked out for the 4th time from the group stage by claiming the lowest spot in PSL 2019 Standings. The team only won 3 games out of 10.
The overall stats for the Lahore Qalandars are horrible, as they won only ten games out of 36 games with 1/1 tied and NR. United have the lowest strike rate and stands at the last position of the PSL ladder.
Qalandars Brand Identity
Qalandars are representing the second biggest city of Pakistan, Lahore. Letter “Q” represents two origins Qalandars and Qatar (QALCO). The brand or logo primarily highlights the “Sufi Culture of Lahore” so named with the standard term Qalandars.
The Sufi whirling and three stumps to right of the logo and a cricket ball as the base truly represents Qalandar’s love for cricket. The logo is a clear depiction of world Qalandars.
The Qalandars kit for PSL 5 or PSL 2020 will be similar one as PSL 2019 were. Lahore Qalandars will change sponsorship logos from the team jersey. Qalandars have changed their T-Shirt and trousers from red & black to light green kit for PSL 3, PSL 4 and most probably for PSL 5.
Qalandars Brand Ambassadors
Lahore Qalandars had appointed a veteran actor from Pakistan, Mr. Shaan Shahid, as the brand ambassador. Shaan Shahid just continued as brand ambassador for Qalandars until PSL 2016 and PSL 2017 edition.
For the PSL 2018 or 3rd edition of Pakistan Super League, Qalandar appointed Pakistan superstar Shaheen Shah Afridi as an ambassador of the team. Shaheen represented Lahore Qalandars for PSL 2019 or 4th edition, as well.
The management have appointed Shaan Shahid as brand ambassador for Lahore Qalandars for the PSL 2020 or PSL 5. Lahore Qalandars has major sponsorship with Jazz and Eco-Star as their front branding. The team got aid by QALCO, Royal Palm, BOP, ZXMCO, and Gree for the PSL 2020 edition.
Head to Head Records
Lahore Qalandars are the most unsuccessful team in the entire PSL with its 30 strike rate and least wins in Pakistan Super League. The franchise, however, has produced disappointing results in its PSL journey since the first edition.
Qalandar manages only a single win against Peshawar Zalmi from 8 contest. Qalandars only have equal wins against Multan Sultans, and the rest of the records are not pleasant at all.
- Islamabad United – 8 Total, 2 Won, 5 Lost, 1 Tied
- Karachi Kings – 8 Total, 2 Won, 5 Lost, 1 Tied
- Multan Sultans – 4 Total, 2 Won, 2 Lost
- Peshawar Zalmi – 8 Total, 1 Won 7 Lost
- Quetta Gladiators – 8 Total, 3 Won 5 Lost
Lahore Qalandars Anthem
Lahore Qalandars official song 2020 for the 5th edition of Pakistan Super League released. The title song can be Google as “Dama Dam Mast,” and it’s available on the official website of Qalandars.
Cricket fans or Lahore Qalandar supports can download Qalandars Anthem in any form like MP3, MP4, or any zip file. Just go to SoundCloud, YouTube, or the official website of the franchise and choose your preferred format and get it done.
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