Lahore Qalandars is one of the strongest and expensive sides in the HBL Pakistan Super League but has also had struggled the most.

In the last two seasons of the PSL, the Qalandars had finished last and are on a similar path this season as well. The Qalandars have lost their first three fixtures of the ongoing season.

Lahore Qalandars, Kyle Abbott
Lahore Qalandars have lost all three matches of the 2018 season Credit: PCB

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum leads the Qalandars, and the Kiwi has been far from his best in the PSL. The Lahore based franchise has won just five of their 19 PSL matches over three years.

Chris Lynn, Kyle Abbott
Chris Lynn was ruled out of action due to a shoulder injury. (Credits: Getty)

Lahore suffered a major blow even before the tournament began, as they lost their star opening batsman Chris Lynn who injured his shoulder while fielding in an international match against New Zealand.

Kyle Abbott
Kyle Abbott will replace Chris Lynn in the PSL. (Photo by Nick Wood/Getty Images)

However, the Qalandars have finally sought a replacement for the Australian batsman in the form of former South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott.

Abbott quit international cricket and signed a Kolpak deal to play for county side Hampshire.

Lahore had roped in Abbott in place of Lynn, considering that their international bowler Mustafizur Rahman will join the Bangladesh squad for the coming series.

Abbott has represented South Africa in 11 Tests, 28 ODIs and 21 T20 Internationals.

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