PSL 8: Fakhar Zaman invites fans to Qalandars Night

The defending champions' kit and song will be released during the event on Thursday

By Web Desk
February 07, 2023
Fakhar Zaman in action during Lahore Qalandars warm-up match on Tuesday — Lahore Qalandars 

Lahore Qalandars' star batter Fakhar Zaman has invited fans to the Qalandars Night where the franchise's new kit and song will be released ahead of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Qalandars took to their official Twitter handle to share a video of Fakhar, in which he invited fans to the event.

"Lahore Qalandar's kit and song are going to be released on February 9. Come to the Alhamra Cultural Complex Lahore by 7 pm and enjoy," Fakhar said.

Meanwhile, Qalandars City will also be launched on the same day.

The Qalandars will kick off their PSL title defence against Multan Sultans in a rematch of the grand final of the seventh edition of the event.

The two sides will take on each other at the Multan Cricket Stadium after an opening ceremony on February 13.

During preparations for PSL 8, the defending champions played a warm-up match against PDP Class of 22 at Gymkhana Cricket Ground in Lahore on Tuesday.

Ahead of the event, the left-handed batter revealed his batting strategy.

"As an opener, I try to exploit the opening six overs as there are gaps with two fielders outside the 30-yard circle. I try to go for boundaries from the very first ball and make the most of the good balls by rotating the strike," Fakhar was quoted as saying in a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday.

"There are many factors that shape up an aggressive opener’s natural game, the mindset and the demand of the team. I think having an attacking mindset is of the utmost importance," he added.

It is worth mentioning here that Fakhar was the top-scorer of the PSL 7 as he amassed 588 runs.

Lahore Qalandars will attempt to become the first side to win back-to-back titles; meanwhile Islamabad United will aim to become the most successful side by lifting the trophy thrice.

Rawalpindi will stage 11 fixtures, Karachi and Lahore will host nine matches each, whereas Multan will have five home games.

Lahore Qalandars squad

Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Abdullah Shafique, Shane Dadswell, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Liam Dawson, Dilbar Hussain, Mirza Tahir Baig, Ahmed Danlyal, Shawaiz Irfan, Jordan Cox, Jalat Khan, Ahsan Bhatti, Sam Billings (partial replacement for Rashid Khan) and Kusal Mendis (partial replacement for Jordan Cox)