Lahore Qalandars took part in the draft to select their squad for PSL 8, which will take place in February 2023. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Aqib Javed, and Atif Rana were there to select players for the upcoming season. Lahore kept seven players from the previous session. They must pick 11 more players in the draft.
Lahore Qalandars Complete Squad for PSL 8
Hussain Talat and Sikandar Raza were the most notable Qalandars draft picks. While Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, and Haris Rauf are retained from last season.
Below is the complete list of Lahore Qalandars’ local and foreign players.
|Player||Category||Local / Foreign|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||Platinum||Pakistan|
Lahore Qalandar Retained Players
Lahore Qalandars keep Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rashid Khan, Harry Brook, and other players from last season who helped them win the first-ever PSL title. The players who have been retained are listed below by category.
Lahore Qalandars Draft Pick in PSL8
Lahore Qalandars pick 11 players in the draft including local and foreign players. They pick Fakhar Zaman in the Platinum round, Hussain Talat in the Diamond, Sikandar Raza, and Liam Dowson in Gold. Dilbar Hussain, Tahir Baig and Ahmad Danyal in silver. Shahwaiz Irfan is in the emerging category, and Jalat Khan is a supplementary pick.
List of Foreign Players in Lahore Qalandar
Players Selected from Player Development Program(PDP)
Aqib Javed is constantly working on the Player Development Program and identifying new talent. Haris Rauf has represented Pakistan internationally, and Ahmad Danyal, Zaman Khan, and Dilber Hussain have played in the Pakistan Super League.
Tahir Baig and Jalat Khan are the latest picks from PDP2022 in PSL 8. Tahir Baig is chosen in the Silver category and Jalat Khan in the Supplementary category.
Lahore Qalandars Captain
In PSL 8, Shaheen Afridi will continue to captain Lahore Qalandars. He proved his leadership abilities during the previous season. He gave his all in every game, inspiring other players to fight in good spirits. Despite Shaheen’s injury issues, LQ fans hope and pray to see him in action.
Lahore Qalandars Coaching Staff
As usual, Aqib Javed is the head coach of the Lahore Qalandars. He also oversees the player development program for the Lahore Qalandars (PDP). He has a large influence on team selection because team owners trust him.
Lahore does not require a bowling coach in the presence of Aqib. Nonetheless, they hired Waqas Ahmed as their bowling coach. The batting coach is Mansoor Rana, the fielding coach is Shahzad Butt, and the team manager is Sameen Rana.