Lahore Lions

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Lahore Lions
Lahore Lions.jpg
Captain: Mohammad Hafeez
Coach: Mohsin Kamal
City: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Colours:     
Owner: LRCA
Founded: 2004
Home ground: LCCA Ground
Capacity: 62,250
Manager: Shafiq Ahmed
Haier T20 Cup wins: 3 (2011), (2013), (2014)
Official website: lahorelions.pcb.com.pk

The Lahore Lions (Urdu: لاہورلؤنز‎) are a Pakistani franchise cricket team representing the city Lahore and is one of the 19 domestic teams. The team was established by Lahore Regional Cricket Association in 2004/05 in its home ground Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. Domestically team plays in Faysal Bank T20 Cup, sponsored by Faysal Bank.

History[edit]

Lahore lions is the most successful Twenty20 team in the history of Lahore, and is the second most successful in the country after the Sialkot Stallions. The team has won T20 Cup 2010/11 under the captaincy of Muhammad Yousuf & qualified for the inaugural Super-8 T20 Cup. Lahore Lions have won 2012-13 season but failed to qualified for Champions League T20 after finishing as Runner-Up in Super-8 T20 2013. Lahore Lions have won 2013–14 season and qualified for Champions League T20.

Current squad[edit]

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Nasir Jamshed Pakistan (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 24) Left-handed
Umar Siddiq Pakistan (1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Salman Ali Pakistan Right-handed
All-rounders
Ahmed Shehzad Pakistan (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm legbreak
Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan (1993-09-04) 4 September 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off spin captain
Saad Nasim Pakistan (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm legbreak
Wicket-keepers
Umar Akmal Pakistan (1990-05-26) 26 May 1990 (age 24) Right-handed part-time spinner
Bowlers
Asif Raza Pakistan (1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm fast medium
Wahab Riaz Pakistan (1985-06-28) 28 June 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm fast
Aizaz Cheema Pakistan (1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Imran Ali Pakistan (1980-10-21) 21 October 1980 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Adnan Rasool Pakistan (1981-05-01) 1 May 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Mustafa Iqbal United Arab Emirates (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Mohammad Saeed Pakistan (1983-10-12) 12 October 1983 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Ali Manzoor Pakistan (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox

Former players[edit]

Honours[edit]

Year Haier T20 Cup [[Super 8s] Champions League Twenty20
2005 Group stage DNQ
2006 Semi-Finalists DNQ
2007 Semi-Finalists DNQ
2008 Semi-Finalists DNQ
2009 Runners-up DNQ
2010 Semi-Finalists DNQ
2011 Champions Semi-Finalists DNQ
2012 Group stage Semi-Finalists DNQ
2013 Champions Semi-Finalists DNQ
2014 Champions TBA Q
  • Q = Qualified; DNQ = Did Not Qualify

Fixtures CLT20 2014[edit]

Champions League T20 2014[edit]

Lahore Lions qualified for 2014 Champions League T20 and became the third Pakistani team to participate in the Champions League which started on 13-09-2014.[1] Abdul Razzaq was not included in this league as Pakistan Cricket Board rejected Muhammad Hafeez's request of adding him in squad.[2] The squad contained following players: Mohammed Hafeez(c), Ahmad Shahzad, Umar Siddique Khan, Muhammad Umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshaid, Muhammad Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Muhammad Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Bin Ilyas Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Naseem, Adnan Rasool, Muhammad Saeed and Ali Manzoor.[3]

13 September
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan Lahore Lions
139/4 (18.4 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians India
135/7 (20 overs)
Umar Akmal 38* (18)
Pragyan Ojha 2/18 (4 Overs)
Aditya Tare 37 (36)
Aizaz Cheema 2/22 (4 Overs)
  • Lahore Lions won the toss and elected to field

14 September
15:30(PST) (D/N)
Lahore Lions Pakistan
v
Chhattisgarh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur

16 September
15:30(PST) (D/N)
Lahore Lions Pakistan
v
Chhattisgarh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur

Lahore Lions is considering one of the best team in Qualifying Round after Mumbai Indians.

Fixtures and results[edit]

T20 results[edit]

Summary of results by tournaments[5]
Played Wins Losses No Result  % Win
Pakistan T20 Cup 2004/05 2 1 1 0 50.00%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2005/06 6 5 1 0 83.33%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2006/07 3 2 1 0 66.67%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2008/09 3 2 1 0 66.67%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2009 5 4 1 0 80.00%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2009/10 4 3 1 0 75.00%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2010/11 5 5 0 0 100.00%
Pakistan Super 8 2011 4 3 1 0 75.00%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2011/12 2 1 1 0 50.00%
Pakistan Super 8 2012 4 3 1 0 75.00%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2012/13 8 8 0 0 100.00%
Pakistan Super 8 2013 4 3 1 0 75.00%
Pakistan T20 Cup 2013/14 6 5 1 0 83.33%
India South Africa Australia CLT20 2014 1 1 0 0 --
Total 57 46 11 0 80.35%

By Opposition[edit]

Opposition Played Won Lost NR
Pakistan Abbottabad Falcons 5 4 1 0
Pakistan Bahawalpur Stags 2 2 0 0
Pakistan Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes 1 1 0 0
Pakistan Faisalabad Wolves 7 4 3 0
Pakistan Hyderabad Hawks 4 4 0 0
Pakistan Islamabad Leopards 6 6 0 0
Pakistan Karachi Dolphins 4 2 2 0
Pakistan Karachi Zebras 2 2 2 0
Pakistan Lahore Eagles 0 0 0 0
Pakistan Multan Tigers 5 5 0 0
India Mumbai Indians 1 1 0 0
New Zealand Northern Knights 1 0 1 0
Pakistan Peshawar Panthers 3 3 0 0
Pakistan Quetta Bears 6 6 0 0
Pakistan Rawalpindi Rams 4 3 1 0
Pakistan Sialkot Stallions 7 3 4 0
Sri Lanka Southern Express 0 0 0 0
Total 58 46 14 0
Non domestic Teams

Captains' Record[edit]

List of captains of Lahore Lines for Twenty20 matches are as follows:[6]

Player Span Match Won Lost Tied NR  %
Pakistan Muhammad Yousuf 2005-2011 14 10 4 0 0 71.42
Pakistan Imran Farhat 2005–2005 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Pakistan Abdul Razzaq 2006-2011 13 10 3 0 0 76.92
South Africa Imran Tahir 2006-2006 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Pakistan Kamran Akmal 2006–2012 5 4 1 0 0 80.00
Pakistan Salman Butt 2010-2010 4 3 1 0 0 75.00
Pakistan Muhammad Hafeez 2012–present 20 17 3 0 0 85.00

[edit]

FR Cables was the sponsor of the Lahore Lions in 2010-11 Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup and were sponsored by FR Cables for the Faysal Bank Super 8 T20 Cup 2011 as well. Brighto Paints are sponsers of Lions in Clt20 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lahore Lions issued Indian visa". ESPN. Umar Farooq. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "CLT20 2014: PCB rejected Mohammad Hafeez’s request". The Cricket Country. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "CLT20 2014 squads announced". First Post. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lahore Lions bowlers sink listless Mumbai Indians". ESPN News (Alagappan Muthu). Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Records / Lahore Lions / Twenty20 matches / List of match results". ESPN. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "LAHORE LIONS T20 Cup Captains Record". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 

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