PSL 2019

Big guns have joined Lahore Qalandars squad in Sharjah

Lahore Qalandars is having an another bad season of Pakistan Super League. Qalandars have played three matches to date and won only one.

Lahore Qalandars skipper Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out of Pakistan Super League but Lahore has announced his replacement player earlier today.

Opener Salman Butt has replaced Mohammad Hafeez in Lahore Qalandars’ squad for Pakistan Super League 2019. Hafeez has been ruled out of the tournament after fracturing his thumb during his side’s February 16 match against Karachi Kings.

As per the event regulations, Lahore Qalandars requested the Event Technical Committee, headed by Mudassar Nazar, to replace Hafeez with Salman. The request has been approved. Salman had been in the player draft for the past three years and comes in as a Silver Category player.

While at other side Lahore Qalandars big guns which include Corey Anderson, Sandeep Lamichhane and David Wiese has also joined Qalandars squad in Sharjah.

After Big Bash League, Nepal spinning sensation Sandeep Lamichhane will now make his way into the Pakistan Super League.

Sandeep Lamichhane ripped through the Sixers on Thursday night. Photo: Brendon Thorne / AAP

The Nepali spin bowler Sandeep Lamichhane has taken nine wickets in his last seven T20 matches. He picked up 13 wickets for Big Bash League’s (BBL) Melbourne Stars alone at an economy rate of 6.83.

He is the only player from the ICC’s associate teams participating in PSL 2019. Even though Lamichhane’s T20 journey started only 10 months ago, his demand is franchise cricket is equivalent to a seasoned player. Lamichhane will be playing for the first time in PSL and it’s his sixth T20 team. 

Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja is eager to watch Nepal’s spinning sensation play on Pakistani ground.

“If you have not heard Lamichhane’s name till now, you will not only hear him but see him” said Raja.

Corey Anderson who is a professional New Zealand cricketer and plays as an all-rounder will be playing for the Lahore Qalanders in the PSL.

Corey Anderson who shot to fame by scoring the fastest century in the history of One Day International cricket or any other format of list A cricket. Playing against West Indies, he scored his ton in just 36 balls breaking Shahid Afridi’s record of 37 deliveries in 1996 against Sri Lanka.

NAGPUR, INDIA – MARCH 15: Corey Anderson of New Zealand in action during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Group 2 match between New Zealand and India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on March 15, 2016 in Nagpur, India. (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The all rounder, who has represented Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians in the IPL, has played in a total of 96 domestic T20 matches in his career, scoring over 1600 runs..

Corey Anderson is always a dangerous player when it comes to the shortest format of the game. One of the most powerful hitters of the ball, Anderson doesn’t need any time to adjust and can switch gears in an instant.

South African all-rounder David Wiese has also joined Lahore Qalandars squad in Sharjah. 

The former South Africa international also took 41 wickets for Sussex in the County Championship as Sussex finished third in Division Two, missing out on promotion.

South African all-rounder David Wiese. Photo: Getty Images

Wiese played in six one-day internationals for South Africa and won 20 T20 caps.

He has also played T20 cricket round the world for Barbados Tridents and Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean, in India for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League and in South Africa for Easterns, Paarl Rocks and Titans.

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