One of the most strongest and balanced side with millions of fans in the Pakistan Super League is Lahore Qalandars. Lahore Qalandars is owned by Qatar oil is a PSL team in the newly started Pakistan Super League (PSL). The owner of Lahore team is Fawad Rana. The Lahore franchise was sold to a Qatar oil for US$25 Million (for 10 years so 2.5 million annual). On 12 December 2015 Lahore franchise revealed the name of Lahore team as Lahore Qalandars.
According to their owner Fawad rana Lions, Rams and Tigers are old and very common names “Q” in the Qalandar will represent Qatar also. He said name was chosen to highlight Sufi culture of Lahore Qalandar is the common term used in Pakistan and India for Sufi mystics or saints whose shrine attracts millions of devotes regardless of their religious affiliations. The logo of Lahore Qalandars represent the Sufi culture of the region. Logo was officially released on the Twitter account of Lahore Qalandars on 12 December Logo features a Saint performing the famous Dervish swirls with three stumps on the right side of the logo. The color of their kit will be Maroon and Black and their slogan is Dama Dam Mast.
Lahore Qalandars Team Squad:
The team’s Icon Player is Chris Gayle from West Indies one of a best Player cricket
ever had for this format with an average of 44 and strike rate of 149. Chris Gayle is big
man but his records are much bigger then him in this format. He has 16 Hundreds and
53 Fifties in t20 format. He has 600 sixes in his bag for this particular event. Chris Gayle has a hundred in every league he played for and that will be a plus point for Lahore team. One thing we all know when this man gets going no one can stop him from scoring runs and hitting gigantic sixes.
Lahore has still not announced their captain but there are high chances that Pakistan
ODI Captain Azhar Ali will lead Lahore in the first edition of PSL other important candidates for the leadership of Lahore is Dwayne Bravo and Sohaib Maqsood.
Other Prominent players include Dwayne Bravo from West Indies one of the most
prominent all-rounder of this format usually known for his big sixes. This say might not be wrong that he is currently the best all-rounder in this format. With 196 sixes and 280 wickets he surely can be the most key Player for Lahore in this tournament.
Some Others players include Zohaib Khan, Zia -Ul- Uaq, Naveed Yassin, Adnan Rasool
Azhar Ali and Zafar Gohar. In the supplementary list they have included one of the best all-rounder of Pakistan Abdul Razzaq Ehsan, Adil Mukhtar Ahmad and Imran Butt.
Management and Coaching Staff
In the management Lahore Qalandars have quite decent and professional names from
world cricket like Paddy Upton will be their coach. Paddy Upton is currently appointed
as the head coach for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Other coaches include Ijaz Ahmed as their batting coach and Shahid Aslam as their assistant
coach both Ijaz Ahmed and Shahid Aslam were at the selection of Lahore team and they have choose a very decent side.
Lahore will play its 1st match on the 5th of February against Karachi Kings. Also check out ISLMABAD United Team Squad.