PSL 2019: 3 Reasons why Lahore Qalandars can win the tournament
The Qalandars finished as the cellar dwellers in the last three seasons.
Updated - Feb 14, 2019 5:30 pm
The Lahore Qalandars are among one of the most popular teams in the PSL despite finishing at the bottom of the table in every other season. The owners of the team have tried everything in the last three years from including the mighty Chris Gayle to veteran Brendon McCullum but so far nothing could change their fortunes in the league.
This year they have again made some serious changes to their team and the Qalandars finally looks a formidable unit in the last four years. It’s high time for the franchise to come out of the shadows and repay the faith of their fans who might be starting to lose their patience after three dreadful years.
The franchise has let go Brendon McCullum and included the veteran AB de Villiers in the team. Also, the experienced Mohammad Hafeez has been appointed as their captain for this season. Here are the three reasons why Lahore Qalandars can change their luck and lift the trophy this time around.
Inclusion of AB de Villiers
The franchise has the services of one of the most destructive players of the modern era, AB de Villiers, this season. The former South African captain has the experience of playing all over the world and his mere presence in the team will definitely boost the morale of the players. The inclusion of Mr 360 will provide the X-factor the Lahore Qalandars have been lacking in the past few years.
His ability to finish games single handedly will also give confidence to other players in the team and will allow them to bat freely with the Pretoria-born AB de being around. Also, the experience of De Villiers will come in handy for the team. He has the experience of playing in almost every major T20 league around the world and will use his valuable inputs with the team.