Lahore Qalandars has been one of the most followed and watched franchises in the Pakistan Super League all editions. Lahore has a very rich history in terms of hosting big cricketing events along with PCB’s headquarters is also based in Lahore. Naturally, fans from Punjab and Lahore had very high hopes for the franchise which they couldn’t deliver in the first six seasons of PSL. But last year under the leadership of the World’s Top Leading bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi won their maiden PSL title in 2022. There has been huge anticipation from the fans of cricket to find out about Lahore qalandars squad 2024 in terms of player retentions along with Lahore qalandars schedule 2024 for PSL season 9 which is due to start from the 2nd week of February 2024.
Complete Lahore Qalandars Team Squad 2024
Management of Lahore Qalandars started the draft by picking their favorite Fakhar Zaman into the platinum category along with exciting new players joining the franchise like Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Liam Dawson, Jordan Cox, Shawaiz Irfan & more.
Dilbar Hussain & Ahmed Daniyal are re-picked by management for Lahore qalandars psl 8. It has been the trait of Lahore that they prefer to go with the same bunch of players every year who came from their very own player development program. The complete Lahore qalandars team squad 2024 is as follows.
Lahore Qalandars Complete Squad 2023 pic.twitter.com/P6WJpCK79r— Cricket Corner (@criccornerblog) December 16, 2022
Complete Squad: Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Liam Dawson, Dilbar Hussain, Mirza Tahir Baig, Ahmed Danlyal, Shawaiz Irfan, Jordan Cox, Jalat Khan, Ahsan Bhatti, Sam Billings (replacement), Shane Dadswell (replacement) and Kusal Mendis (replacement).
Looking at the Lahore squad 2024 list, we can immediately notice that they packed their team with fantastic pace options and they have many in this selected team while further strengthening their all-rounders as well. In the draft event, many passionate Lahore fans were getting uneasy when they didn’t select a wicket-keeper in all the main categories but later on, went with Shawaiz as an emerging player and Jordan as supplementary to boost their wicket-keeping options.
PSL 8 Lahore Qalandars Schedule
PCB Chairman has officially revealed the dates for the Lahore qalandars schedule 2024 and a great thing for Lahore is all PSL 8 play-offs and the big final are to be played at their home venue which is Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore will play in this tournament as the defending champions and it will be interesting to see how Shaheen leads his troops once again.
The complete Lahore Qalandars schedule 2024 is as follows.
Feb 13 — Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 19 — Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 21 — Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 26 — Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi, Gaddafi Stadium
Feb 27 — Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 2 — Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 4 — Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 7 — Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 9 — Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 12 — Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings, Gaddafi Stadium
Retained Players List of Lahore Qalandars for PSL 2024
Choosing the best Lahore qalandars team squad 2024 for PSL season eight is not an easy decision especially when you are the defending champions and fans have now much higher expectations from the team to consistently perform on the big stage of PSL. The management of Lahore Qalandars after analysis and consideration announced their eight top retentions which are part of the Lahore Qalandars squad 2024 psl this season. The retained Lahore squad 2024 list is as follows
- Rashid Khan (✈) (Platinum)
- Shaheen Shah Afridi (Platinum)
- Haris Rauf (Platinum)
- David Wiese (✈) (Diamond)
- Abdullah Shafique (Gold)
- Harry Brook (✈) (Silver)
- Kamran Ghulam (Silver)
- Zaman Khan (Emerging)
It has been confirmed that the Lahore qalandar captain in 2024 will again be Shaheen Shah Afridi who is the youngest-ever captain to win a trophy in a big ICC-approved competition. LQ has surprised many fans that they have left out their top batter Fakhar Zaman who has been with them for many seasons and has been a very important player for them as well. There is a Right To Match (RTM) option available for all teams and Lahore Qalandars can opt for that option to rope in Fakhar Zaman in the draft of PSL 2024. Retaining Abdullah and Kamran shows their big faith after their excellent match-winning performances in the last season although, many fans had argued that Kamran Ghulam is more suitable for longer formats than T20s.
Bowling of Lahore qalandars PSL 8 will again play a very important role in their success coming season because of the powerhouse options they got like (Shaheen, Haris, Rashid, and Wiese) who can win games on their own through magic spells.
Lahore Qalandars PSL Draft 2024 Pick Order
Lahore team 2024 will also get ample opportunities in PSL Draft 2024 to rope in more big names along with existing young talent from Pakistan. Lahore Qalandars management always surprises people by picking players from their very own player development program on which they spent millions of rupees every month to unearth great talent from all over Pakistan. Haris Rauf is one of the prime examples who came from their development program and now ruling the world with his mind-blowing pace with excellent length. The pick order for Lahore qalandars PSL 9 in Draft 2024 is as follows.
- Platinum: 1st Pick, 5th Pick & 1st Pick
- Diamond: 4th Pick, 1st Pick, 3rd Pick
- Gold: 3rd Pick, 2nd Pick, 6th Pick
- Silver: 6th Pick, 5th Pick, 1st Pick, 4th Pick, 6th Pick
- Emerging: 6th Pick, 2nd Pick
- Supplementary: 5th Pick, 3rd Pick
The pick order of PSL Draft 2024 was decided through a special statistical tool as announced by the PCB to give equal opportunities to every team playing in the tournament.
Lahore Qalandar Schedule 2024 Download
All cricket fans can download the Lahore qalandars roster for PSL 8 here in the Image and PDF versions so you can save those dates on your smart devices and always remain informed about when your favorite franchise is going to play on which date, time, and against whom. The download file is available below.