Every cricket fan in Pakistan waits desperately every year for the Pakistan Super League to start. The wait is about to be over as the sixth edition of the league will be starting from the 20th of February. All six teams will be taking part in the tournament, and Karachi Kings will be the defending champions. Now let’s take a look specifically at the Lahore Qalandars squad 2021.
For the most part in this article, we are going to discuss the fan-favorite, Lahore Qalandars franchise. Undoubtedly, Lahore has had the most loyal fan base throughout the seasons. They didn’t perform up to the mark in the starting editions, but the fans never turned their back on them. Lahore Qalandars PSL 6 squad is one of the most competitive in the PSL this season. They have got some world-class players in their squad who can turn the match on its head at any moment.
All matches of Lahore Qalandars are exciting and thrilling, one of the reasons why the franchise is so popular among the fans. LQ has never won any of the Pakistan Super League trophies, and are still looking for their first-ever title. With the squad that Lahore Qalandars has for the upcoming PSL 6, there is no doubt that they can win the tournament in 2021.
Below, you can read about the Lahore Qalandars squad PSL 6, in detail. Moreover, their team history, team rivalry, Lahore Qalandars schedule 2021, as well as the players’ list will be available. So, make sure you go through all of them.
Lahore Qalandars Squad PSL 6
Likewise, every season, the Lahore Qalandars squad 2021 is top-tier in this season as well. There are some veterans, experienced players, along with some young talents in the team. Although Sohail Akhtar was the captain last year, and he will continue being the captain of the Lahore Qalandars team in the PSL sixth edition.
Now taking a look at the platinum pick of Lahore Qalandars, then they have picked up the T20I cricketer of the decade, Rashid Khan. Known as a leg-spin wizard, Rashid Khan is becoming more and more lethal with every passing year. He has played in different T20 leagues all around the world, and he’s just 22. Undoubtedly, Lahore Qalandars have got a jackpot in the form of Rashid, and they’ll be hoping that he performs up to his potential.
Lahore Qalandars squad 2021 has got Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ben Dunk, and a few other players retained. Apart from that, they have yet again picked up Samit Patel in the squad.
There are many excellent players in the silver, emerging, and supplementary category, but the one to look out for, is Tom Abell from England. Abell is one of the cleanest strikers of the cricket ball in the domestic circuit of England. He also has a 46-ball 100 to his name in the Natwest T20 Blast. His addition will do nothing but good for the Lahore Qalandars PSL 6 squad.
Lahore Qalandars Team Coaches
As far as the coaches of Lahore Qalandars PSL 6 squad are concerned, then firstly, we have Aaqib Javed as the head coach of the team. Mansoor Rana will serve as the batting coach. Besides, Bratt Harrop and Sameen Rana will be the physiotherapist and team manager respectively.
Lahore Qalandars Team History
To be honest, Lahore Qalandars hasn’t been the best team in any of the Pakistan Super League seasons. But that doesn’t mean that they are not capable. It just hasn’t been their moment up till now. Prior to last season, they finished at the bottom of the points table in all the previous ones.
In the last season, they came a long way, but the fairy-tale run was ended by Karachi Kings in the final, unfortunately. Lahore Qalandars lost the final by 5 wickets against KK, and the dream of becoming the champions was shattered. Nevertheless, they can take inspiration from their last year’s stint, and try to do one step better than that. Certainly, all players of Lahore Qalandars 2021 squad are capable of doing that.
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – The Rivalry Continues
Since the start of the PSL, Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars have been the arch-rivals. This is one of the reasons why fans get glued to their screens whenever both teams go up against each other. The matches have always been thrilling and go down to the wire. Whether it be the last-ball-6 push-ups celebration of Kieron Pollard or the bat drop of Luke Ronchi, the matches have had more suspense than the movies of this genre.
Looking at the head-to-head record of both teams, then as of now, KK is ahead by 3 wins. A total of 11 matches have been played between the teams, with Karachi winning 7 of them. Conversely, 4 of them went in the favor of Lahore. One of the matches that Lahore won was in the super over in the third edition of PSL.
Lahore Qalandars squad 2021 will be trying their best to take revenge from Karachi after they beat them in the last year’s final. Both teams will play each other on the 28th of Feb and 14th of March, in the group stage, respectively.
Lahore Qalandars Complete PSL Schedule 2021
Lahore Qalandars fixtures 2021 will be beginning from the 21st of February. They will go up against Peshawar Zalmi first up and will look to get a positive start in the tournament. National Stadium, Karachi will host the match at 2 PM PST.
That being said, the following is the complete Lahore Qalandars match schedule.
If you are looking to see the live score and updates from any of the matches, then you can do so by visiting our live score updates page. From there on, you can keep up with all the live scores along with the ball-by-ball commentary of every LQ match.
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