Lahore Qalandars Team Analysis

Pakistan Super League is all set to take-off from 4th February 2016. Players were drafted in order to maintain balance among all sides. We will take a look at one of the PSL teams in each blog, so let’s start our dissection from Lahore Qalandars.

Strong Batting Lineup with powerful hitters

Qalandars all three platinum picks were batsmen, so one thing is for certain that the management is well aware of the fact that batsmen win matches and with the mighty Gayle force in their ranks, team Lahore will surely go for the kill in all matches.

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They have Mukhtar Ahmed as a supplementary player, who we might see opening the innings with Gayle, although the chances of this happening seem quite bleak, but with Lahore you never know what to expect.

Middle order of Lahore Qalandars is perhaps the strongest in Pakistan Super League; speaking strictly in terms of brutal hitters and sheer talent. Bravo, Umar Akmal, Delport, Sohaib Maqsood, Rizwan and Hammad Azam will surely catapult the scores and we might witness regular 160+ totals from Lahore Qalandars.

Abdul Razzaq will join Lahore in later part of PSL as he will be playing MCL earlier; this is perhaps the reason why he was not picked as a regular player. He is known for his power hitting and has the potential to turn around the game single handedly in a span of mere few overs.

Lahore might face some serious trouble if the batting line trembles as they don’t have a player who could hold one end; this is where they might struggle as a team. Although they have do have the services Azhar Ali, but I highly doubt that he might even get a chance of playing couple of matches. Having said that we might even see him captaining the side, which I hope so doesn’t happen personally, but you never know.

View Complete Lahore Squad:


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Lahore has plenty of all-rounders in the team and the captain would be extremely lucky to have such diverse options at his disposal. Bravo, Hammad and Zafar Gohar are the ones to watch out for. These players are talented, dynamic and exciting and
most importantly they like to take charge to the opposition, this is what makes them pretty dangerous.


This is one area where team Lahore will struggle as they will have to rely on few part time bowlers, who could leak away plenty of runs in their quota of four overs. Qalandars have T20 specialists in the form of Kevon Cooper and the latest Bengali sensation Mustafizur Rahman. Yasir Shah too could prove potent on his day but at the end of the day it would be an interesting thing to see how captain rotates his bowlers.

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Players to watch out for

Of course Gayle is the highlight of team Lahore Qalandars but I personally believe that Bravo is a player who would outshine rest of the team. Being my personal favorite, I desperately want Umar Akmal to perform but I myself won’t place my bets on him, as he might win you a match or two but would utterly disappoint you in the rest of the tournament.


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Zafar Gohar for me would be the most exciting young player for Lahore Qalandars, after seeing him bowl and bat in a match against England, one would completely agree that the guy has a lot of potential and unlike are most “overly talented young rising stars”, he seems to have a cool head on his shoulders, thus a lot could be expected from this young lad.

Captain Issue

Lahore Qalandars will announce their captain very soon, at least this is what their Facebook page and Twitter handler speaks. But in my humble opinion they will go for Gayle or Bravo, these two players are experienced and know how things work in the field, thus they must go with these two options.

Please leave your comments and feedback.


Views and ideas presented in this blog are strictly the opinions of the writer.


  • Ammar Zaidi

    Lahore Qalanders has the best and strongest batting line-up in the competion.

  • Uzair Nawaz

    No its not . I am a Lahori but KARACHI KINGS and ISLAMABAD UNITED are also powerful

  • Ràjáb Çhåñgx

    Dama Dam Mast Qalandar.. Qalandars are the best among #Psl teams. Supporting Qalandars

  • aliraza

    Not dubt about Lahore qalander is best

  • Usman Ali

    dama dam massssst.....

  • Shoaib Anjum

    Dama dam MaSSSssssssssst :)
    Chris Gaxle and Umer Akmal are Rock :)


    Karachi jeetega

  • Malik Usman

    Karachi kings is best team with perfect all-rounders,dangerous spin and fast attack and also greatfull captain Malik.

  • Awais Niazi

    islamabad united is the most dangerous and balanced side in the competition and there is the big chance that they will be the winners warch out for watson russel and badree

  • Saad Mehmood

    I think peshawar zalmi have many strong player in teamm

  • U.s. Ghani

    Pichly Saal Waly e blogs hn, 2017 k kahan hn?