Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars has announced a team of 16 Rising Stars after taking open trials at different venues. They would play a quadrangular tournament in Australia this month.
The team was picked after judging skills of cricketers during the Rising Stars tournament. This tournament held in Muzaffarabad and Lahore in the start of this month.
The CEO of Lahore Qalandars, Rana Atif said that “This tour to Australia is part of Rising Stars program and it is aimed at providing international exposure to the players towards their development,”
The team will compete with BigBash teams like Sydney Thunders, Sydney Sixers, and Hobart Hurricanes.
The Lahore Qalandars Director of Cricket Operation Aaqib Javed said that “These players will play a tournament in Australia and the best performers of the tournament will be included in the emerging player’s category for Lahore Qalandars in PSL”.
The team picked Usman Qadir, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, and Saif Badar, As they become the players of last year’s Rising Stars team that toured Australia. Nauman Anwar is also part of the squad
The Lahore Qalandars Director of Cricket Operation Aaqib Javed also said that “Nauman was going down to oblivion, we believe that he’s a good talent and deserves a platform to stage a comeback to the system,”
It was also announced that former New Zealand Cricketer Kyle Mills will also join Lahore Qalandars Rising Stars squad as their team advisor.