Rassie van der Dussen
Mirza Tahir Baig
Dan Lawrence (Partial)
Mohammad Imran Jr.
Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti
Defending champions, Lahore Qalandars have witnessed an incredible run in the Pakistan Super League as they have won the previous two editions of the tournament.
Lahore created history last year as they became the first side in history to win two consecutive tournaments and will be hoping to complete a hattrick of tournament wins in PSL 9. Lahore, led by star pacer, Shaheen Afridi, have included some exciting T20 players to their already star-studded squad as they look set to win the title once again.
The likes of Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rassie van der Dussen and Shaheen Afridi will represent Qalandars while Rashid Khan is likely to be unavailable due to an injury.
Lahore’s strength lies in their world-class bowling unit which includes the likes of Shaheen, Rauf and Zaman while their premier spinner, Rashid Khan, is expected to be ruled out due to injury. They have added the likes of Mohammad Imran Jr. to further bolster their bowling options. Syed Faridoun and Jahandad Khan will add to the variety as the two emerging picks.
Their batting is littered with talented players such as Fakhar Zaman, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique, Mirza Tahir Baig while they have added the likes of Sahibzada Farhan and Rassie van der Dussen to further enhance their batting unit.
Lahore might have an issue with their lack of spin bowling options and a lack of proper wicket-keeper in their squad with Shai Hope the only recognized wicket-keeper, which might come back to haunt them if they fail to win PSL 9.
Shaheen Afridi will be tasked to lead the side to their third consecutive PSL title with Aqib Javed sticking on as head coach of the side for the 9th consecutive season in PSL 2024. Lahore Qalandars match will include home and away fixtures, with Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore being the home stadium of the franchise. Lahore Qalandars fixtures will include a total of 10 matches, playing 2 games against each team in the tournament.
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