PSL 7: Lahore Qalandar starts playing practice matches under Shaheen's leadership

We have started playing matches, and now, we have time to prepare for the tournament, said Shaheen Afridi

By Sohail Imran
January 13, 2022
Muhammad Hafeez (L) and Shaheen Afridi (R) - Photo: Reporter

Lahore Qalandars have started practice matches in preparation for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Newly-appointed skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi says that the camp is very important to know the players as it will benefit everyone. 

Qalandars have started their preparations in full swing. After three days of training, the players played a practice match under the leadership of Shaheen. The players were given different goals. Muhammad Hafeez and Shaheen had a special practice of power-hitting.

"We have practiced in the net for three days, and after that, we have started playing matches, and now, we have time to prepare for the tournament. We will have the opportunity to get together and get to know each other, and I will also get an idea of ​​how to feed the team," Shaheen said.

Shaheen said that he is enjoying the captaincy.

"When all the players come, I will enjoy it more. I will try to do well in the PSL and do my best. All the captains of PSL are good, but Babar Azam is my favorite and number one batsman. The crowd at the stadium will have a lot of fun in the match against Karachi," he added.

Head Coach Aqib Javed said that training in the off-season and practice matches before the event is the only benefit. They determine which player is better in which position and which bowler is in form.

Aqib also praised the newly appointed Qalandars' skipper.

"Shaheen is very active. He wanted the camp to start soon and know the players. The captain of the team who is enthusiastic will benefit. Shaheen is an aggressive bowler, and he will do the same as captain and will be successful".

"Foreign players of Lahore Qalandars are also keen to reach Pakistan soon and train with other players," he added.