SHAHEEN AFRIDI (C)
PHIL SALT* (PARTIALLY AVAILABLE)
HARRY BROOK** (PARTIALLY AVAILABLE)
M IMRAN RANDHAWA
BEN DUNK* (PARTIAL REPLACEMENT)
Lahore Qalandars finished outside the PSL play-offs for the fifth time in six seasons. While their performances were much better than the previous seasons, they still lacked consistency and quality to overcome adversity and make it to the next round of PSL 6. This time around though, Lahore has made some smart moves in the PSL 2022 draft and will be looking to at least make it to the play-offs of the competition.
Qalandars finished just outside the play-offs spot as they were knocked out on an inferior net run rate in comparison to their arch-rivals Karachi Kings. The team lacked calmness and had a huge gap in the middle-order which ultimately led to their downfall. Lahore Qalandars team players such as Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez and Zaman Khan make up a fearsome bowling attack that will aid them in their bid to finish inside the top four.
Lahore Qalandars squad for PSL 7 includes the core of their team from the previous edition. Qalandars that have been retained or re-picked include superstars such as Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rashid Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and David Wiese. The squad also has some fresh faces such as Phil Salt, Harry Brook, and Abdullah Shafique while players such as Samit Patel, Sohail Akhtar and Zeeshan Ashraf provide some much-needed experience. Lahore Qalandars player list also includes young talents such as Zaman Khan and Syed Faridoun which will be a welcome change.
Lahore Qalandars will face Multan Sultans in their first match in the competition. The match will be played on 29 January at 2pm at National Stadium Karachi. Lahore’s last match of the group stage will be against Peshawar Zalmi on 21 February at their home ground, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Their matches against arch-rivals Karachi Kings will be played on 30 January in Karachi and 18 Febraury in Lahore. Lahore Qalandars fixture list for PSL 7 can be viewed here.