Lahore Qalandars Squad 2024 & Matches Schedule

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 in the last 2 years under the leadership of the World’s Top Leading bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, they have already won 2 PSL titles in 2022 & 2023. There has been huge anticipation from the fans of cricket to find out about the 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. 

Lahore Qalandars PSL 2024 Squad

The Lahore Qalandars PSL 2024 Squad features a talented group of players who have the potential to make a significant impact in the upcoming season. This squad consists of key batters, bowlers, spin resources, pace bowlers, and all-rounders. Let’s take a closer look at each department.

In terms of key batters, Lahore Qalandars have a formidable lineup. Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, and Shai Hope are all proven performers at the international level. Their ability to score quick runs and build partnerships will be crucial for the team’s success.

Moving on to the key bowlers, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf are the standout names. Both are known for their pace and ability to take wickets consistently. Their ability to strike early and control the flow of runs will play a vital role in the team’s fortunes.

In terms of spin resources, Lahore Qalandars have a trump card in Rashid Khan. The Afghan leg-spinner is considered one of the best in the world and has a knack for picking up crucial wickets. His variations and control will be a major asset for the team.

David Wiese and Kamran Ghulam provide the much-needed experience, while Abdullah Shafique and Mirza Tahir Baig bring energy and enthusiasm to the team.

Lastly, the all-rounders in the squad, such as Sikandar Raza and Dan Lawrence, add a valuable dimension to the team. They can contribute with both bat and ball, providing balance to the side. The complete Lahore Qalandars team squad 2024 is as follows.

Complete Squad: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, David Wiese, Sikandar Raza, Abdullah Shafique, Zaman Khan, Mirza Tahir Baig, Rashid Khan (reserved), Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, Sahibzada Farhan, Muhammad Imran Jnr., Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti, Dan Lawrence (partially available), Jahandad Khan, Syed Faridoun Mahmood, Shai Hope, Kamran Ghulam,  Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tayyab Abbas

PSL 9 Lahore Qalandars Schedule

PCB and PSL management have officially revealed the dates for the Lahore Qalandars schedule 2024 but with a twist, this time the play-offs and Final this year are all scheduled in Karachi, unlike last year when they had the luxury of playing those knockout games in Lahore. 

They will play in this tournament as the defending champions and it will be interesting to see how Shaheen leads his troops again since he now also became the National t20I captain. 

The complete Lahore Qalandars schedule 2024 is as follows.

Feb 17Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad UnitedLahore
Feb 19Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta GladiatorsLahore
Feb 21Multan Sultans vs Lahore QalandarsMultan
Feb 24Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi KingsLahore
Feb 25Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar ZalmiLahore
Feb 27Lahore Qalandars vs Multan SultansLahore
Mar 1Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore QalandarsPindi
Mar 6Islamabad United vs Lahore QalandarsPindi
Mar 9Karachi Kings vs Lahore QalandarsKarachi
Mar 10Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore QalandarsPindi

Lahore Qalandars Retentions PSL 2024

Choosing the best Lahore Qalandars team squad 2024 for PSL season nine was 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

  1. Shaheen Shah Afridi (Platinum)
  2. Haris Rauf (Diamond)
  3. David Wiese (✈) (Diamond)
  4. Sikandar Raza (Gold)
  5. Abdullah Shafique (Gold)
  6. Zaman Khan (Gold)
  7. Mirza Tahir Baig (Silver)
  8. Rashid Khan (✈) (Silver)

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. Many fans were amazed to see Rashid Khan in the silver category and it is mainly because he recently had surgery and it is unsure whether he will be fit to play this year or not so after consultation with Rashid he asked Lahore to pick him in the lowest category so they can pick some other player in the Platinum. 

The core group of Lahore Qalandars is nearly the same who have helped them win the trophy for 2 consecutive years and no surprise their bowling depth again looks very balanced and threatening. 

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 spend 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.

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.

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