Lahore Qalandars without a shadow of a doubt, have the worst performing team in the history of PSL. Nevertheless, here is a look at 5 cricketers who are pretty capable of turning things around for the franchise in PSL 4 that starts from today.
AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers for sure is the most popular of all the overseas cricketers who will feature in PSL 4. This is the first time that the former South African skipper has agreed to become part of the tournament. Hence, Qalandars would consider themselves extremely fortunate to have him on board. Expect Qalandars to be in the final if AB is able to meet the expectations and deliver on a regular basis.
Mohd. Hafeez left Peshawar Zalmi to join Qalandars as their skipper for this season. The all-rounder has a decent record while leading Pakistan in T20s and therefore, the entire franchise will bank heavily on his performance. Expect Fawad Rana to dance during the final of the event if the “Professor” gets it right.
Fakhar has had an awful time in South Africa. Hence, he finds himself in need of runs during the upcoming tournament to sustain his place in Pakistan’s limited overs team that plays Australia next. Qalandars then will be hoping that desperation works for the left-handed opening batsman. A good tournament for Zaman is likely to see the Qalandars qualifying for the play-offs with ease.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been phenomenal across formats ever since making his international debut last year. Thus, Qalandars will be looking forward to making most of the pacer’s form early in an innings to bag prize wickets throughout the event.
Yasir Shah hasn’t been too successful in the limited overs formats at the international level. Nevertheless, he has had good success at the franchise level and therefore, should remain to be an integral part of the franchise’s plans throughout the tournament.