Lahore Qalandars playing 11 vs Islamabad United, PSL 2024 Match 1

Published - 16 Feb 2024, 06:26 PM

Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2024
Lahore Qalandars (Credits: Twitter)

Lahore Qalandars are set to clash with Islamabad United in their opening match of PSL 2024. Lahore Qalandars are the defending champions of PSL 2024, who crushed Multan Sultans in the final last year to clinch the trophy. Led by Shaheen Afridi, Lahore aims for consecutive title in PSL 2024.

Lahore Qalandars crushed Islamabad United in both clashes last season. They also outplayed them in all three encounters in the prior season 2022. Hence, they will aim to keep their winning record alive in the PSL 2024 opener. Ahead of the PSL 2024 opening match, we look at Lahore Qalandars playing 11 for the match.

Lahore Qalandars playing 11 vs Islamabad United, PSL 2024 Match 1

Abdullah Shafique

Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique (Credits: Twitter)

Abdullah Shafique will be the opener for Lahore Qalandars in the opening match of PSL 2024. Shafique gave a decent show in the last season, smacking 268 runs in 10 games at a 144+ strike rate. After playing for Pakistan in the ODI World Cup 2023 last year, Shafique will be a much more confident batter in PSL 2024.

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Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman
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Fakhar Zaman will be another opener for Islamabad United in PSL 2024. With 429 runs in 13 matches, he was the leading run-getter for the team last season. With 1 century and 2 half-centuries, Fakhar Zaman was a fabulous batter to look upon.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa (C)

Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Image: Twitter)

Bhanuka Rajapaksa will grab the one-down slot for Lahore Qalandars in the PSL 2024 first match. The left-handed batsman is a hard-hitting batter in the shortest format. In 37 T20Is for Sri Lanka, he has slammed 678 runs at 133+ strike rate with 3 half-centuries. He will also keep the stumps for the team.

Sahibzada Farhan

Sahibzada Farhan
Sahibzada Farhan (Credits: Twitter)

Sahibzada Farhan is another crucial batter for Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2024. Daniel Lawrence is partially unavailable for PSL 2024 and Farhan will get an opportunity to showcase his might in batting. He has played 5 T20I games for the team.

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Sikandar Raza

Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza (Credits: Twitter)

Sikandar Raza will bat in the middle-order. Last season, the Zimbabwe all-rounder mustered 223 runs in 12 games at 37+ average. The right-arm spinner also hunted 4 wickets for the team. Raza has shown a superb form in the ongoing ILT20 2024 league.

David Wiese

David Wiese
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David Wiese should be picked as another all-rounder in the PSL 2024 opening match. The Namibia player hunted 9 wickets across 13 games last season. He also added 83 runs in 13 innings with the bat. He is a strong medium-pace all-rounder.

Kamran Ghulam

Kamran Ghulam
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Kamran Ghulam will be an all-rounder for Lahore Qalandars in the opening match. Ghulam played 5 games for the team last season hitting 99 runs across 5 games. He also played a crucial knock of 41 runs in one match.

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Syed Faridoun

Syed Faridoun
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Syed Faridoun will be picked as a spinner in the absence of Rashid Khan. The left-arm spinner has not played a match for the Pakistan team. However, he will get a good opportunity to justify his selection in the team with Rashid Khan being ruled out of the tournament.

Shaheen Afridi (C)

Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi (Credits: Twitter)

Shaheen Afridi is the captain of Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2024 and will lead the team in the tournament. The right-arm pacer gave a stunning show last season, hunting 19 wickets in 12 games at a 21.15 bowling average. He owns an economy of 9.13.

Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf
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Haris Rauf will look to follow up his marvelous show from the last season. The right-arm pacer hunted 17 scalps in 13 games last year at an average of 25.70. With Shaheen Afridi, he will be another key pacer for the side.

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Zaman Khan

Zaman Khan
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Zaman Khan will be another pacer in the playing 11. The right-arm pacer clinched 15 wickets across 13 games at an average of 23.60. He also held a decent economy of 8.53. He will lead the pace attack with Shaheen and Rauf.