Lahore Qalandars Squad 2024: Players, Net worth, Coach, and Owner

Lahore Qalandars have won two PSL titles. They are currently captained by Shaheen Afridi and coached by Aaqib Javed. Check out details about the team’s ownership, squad for 2024 and more.

Lahore Qalandars Squad 2024: Players, Net worth, Coach, and Owner
Umaima Saeed

Written by: Umaima Saeed

(Sports Writer)

Fact checked by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Last updated: 2024-02-22

5 minutes read

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) comprises six teams, including Lahore Qalandars, representing Lahore city. Lahore Qalandars struggled in their initial attempts, finishing at the bottom of the points table in the first four seasons. However, their fortunes turned in the 2020 edition when they reached their first final. Subsequently, in the 2022 PSL edition, Lahore Qalandars not only made another final appearance but also emerged as champions, marking a significant turnaround in their performance. In 2023, with a second PSL title, they became the first team in the competition to defend the title. The 2024 PSL starts on 17th February 2024.

Who is the owner of Lahore Qalandars?

In December 2015, the PCB disclosed the owners of five franchises that would take part in the PSL. The Lahore franchise was acquired by Qatar Lubricants Company (QALCO) for a sum of US$25 million, securing ten years for their ownership. This sale positioned Lahore as the second-most expensive team in the PSL, following the Karachi Kings, which was sold for US$26 million. In 2018, with the addition of a sixth team sold for approximately US$41.6 million, Lahore Qalandars became the third most expensive franchise in the league.

Fawad Rana, who is the owner of Lahore Qalandars, purchased the franchise on behalf of QALCO, a Qatar-based lubricants company. The "Q" in the Qalandars represents both Qatar and QALCO. He also owns the Durban Qalandars team in the Zimbabwe Afro T10 tournament. 

Sameen Rana Lahore Qalandars PSL Team Owner.jpeg

Initially involved in theatre as an actor, Rana transitioned to a business career in Qatar, where he has since resided. Over time, he has evolved into a highly successful businessman. Meanwhile, Fawad’s brothers, Atif and Sameen, are also involved in the team’s management. Atif Rana holds the position of CEO at Lahore Qalandars, while Sameen Rana serves as the COO and Manager.

In February 2022, Al-Jalil Developers, a prominent player in the real estate sector, secured the co-ownership of Qalandars. 

Lahore Qalandars captains

Azhar Ali was the first captain of the Qalandars in 2016. During that season, DJ Bravo took charge of a match when Ali was sidelined due to injury. The following year, in 2017, Brendon McCullum took over as captain, maintaining the role until 2019. In 2019, the team saw three different captains - Mohammed Hafeez, AB de Villiers, and Fakhar Zaman. Sohail Akhtar took on the captaincy in 2020 and retained the position until 2022 when Shaheen Afridi assumed leadership. Afridi steered the Qalandars to their maiden title in 2022, and a second title win in 2023. 

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Lahore Qalandars Captains

Full List

CaptainFromToMatWonLostWin (%)
Azhar Ali2016201672528.57
Dwayne Bravo201620161010.00
Brendon McCullum201720181851133.33
Mohammad Hafeez2019201921150.00
AB de Villiers2019201931233.33
Fakhar Zaman2019201951420.00
Sohail Akhtar2020202123121152.17
Shaheen Afridi2022Present2717962.96
David Wiese202320231010.00

Lahore Qalandars coach

Paddy Upton, known for his coaching stints in various T20 tournaments globally, initially coached the Qalandars during the inaugural two seasons in 2016 and 2017. Following his tenure, Aaqib Javed assumed the coaching role and has since remained at the helm. Javed, a former Pakistani cricketer who played as a medium pacer, was a part of the Pakistan team that won the 1992 Cricket World Cup. His illustrious playing career included 22 Tests and 163 One Day Internationals for Pakistan from 1988 to 1998. Transitioning into coaching, Javed previously served as the head coach of Pakistan's U-19 team and held the position of chief coach at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Lahore Qalandars Squad 2024

Sahibzada Farhan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, Abdullah Shafique, Jahandad Khan, Sikandar Raza, Carlos Brathwaite, Shaheen Afridi(c), Salman Fayyaz, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, David Wiese, Kamran Ghulam, Daniel Lawrence, Lorcan Tucker, Mohammad Imran, Syed Faridoun, Mirza Tahir Baig, Ahsan Bhatti, Tayyab Abbas.

Lahore Qalandars top run-scorers and wicket-takers

Among the top run-scorers for Lahore Qalandars, Fakhar Zaman leads the pack with an impressive tally of 2,387 runs since 2017. Following closely is Mohammad Hafeez, who amassed 925 runs during his tenure from 2019 to 2022. Sohail Akhtar stands third with 808 runs accumulated between 2018 and 2022. David Wiese, a consistent performer, has contributed 576 runs since 2019, while Abdullah Shafique, the latest addition to the roster, has already made an impact with 558 runs since 2022.

Shaheen Afridi tops the leading wicket-takers list with a remarkable 95 wickets since 2018. Following closely is Haris Rauf, another consistent performer, with 67 wickets during his tenure from 2018 to present. Rashid Khan, the Afghan leg-spin sensation, has made an impact with 44 wickets since joining in 2021. David Wiese, known for his all-round capabilities, has contributed with 37 wickets since 2019, while Zaman Khan, a rising talent, has notched up 35 wickets since 2022. 

Lahore Qalandars performance in previous seasons

Lahore Qalandars The Champions of PSL 2022.jpeg

Lahore Qalandars' performance in PSL has seen ups and downs over the years. In their debut season in 2016, they managed only two wins out of eight matches, finishing at the bottom of the table in the league stage. The following seasons until 2019 also witnessed mixed results, with the team struggling to secure a spot in the playoffs. However, in 2020, they made a significant turnaround, reaching the final but ending as runners-up. The real breakthrough came in 2022 and 2023 when Lahore Qalandars clinched the championship title, showcasing remarkable improvement and consistency in their performance. Overall, they have won 39 out of 85 matches, claiming two PSL titles.

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Umaima Saeed

Umaima Saeed is a professional sports writer whose articles have been featured in several leading websites. She writes long-form content on sports, particularly cricket. She has a penchant for telling human-interest stories. Umaima has contributed articles on cricket to more than a dozen publications, both in print and online.

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