Lahore Qalandars, a Pakistan Super League (PSL) team, is hoping to defend its championship in the league’s eighth season, which will start on February 13, 2023, under the direction of renowned pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sameen Rana of Lahore Qalandars stated that their skipper is fully well and ready to compete in PSL 8.
“Shaheen is in rhythm and currently bowling for the national team.”
Over the course of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, the pacer sustained a knee injury. He returned to the field for the T20 World Cup, but suffered another injury during the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s championship game (MCG). Since then, the pacer has not played.
Lahore Qalandars, according to the COO, are not under pressure because they are a champion and have survived difficult times in the past.
“We will attempt to defend our title since we are the champs. We aim to be the first PSL champions to successfully defend our crown, he continued.
Rana expressed satisfaction with the team’s composition when speaking about the group. By maintaining balance, he claimed to have made the best team possible. “Our strength is bowling, and our batters are top-notch. He stated that Mohammad Hafeez and Sikandar Raza had taken the place of Mohammad Hafeez and right-handed English batsman Samit Patel, respectively.
Speaking about the newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi, Rana said that the PSL will achieve more success under his leadership.
“Najam Sethi launched the PSL under difficult circumstances and PSL needs an administrator like him,” he added.