Lahore Qalandars, the defending champions, have had a tough time in this season’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine. They’ve lost all five of their matches so far and are currently at the bottom of the points table in PSL 9, 2024. Their next match is scheduled to take place March 2, 2024 at Pindi Cricket Stadium, where they will face, Peshawar Zalmi.

To stay in the running for the playoffs, Lahore Qalandars must win all their remaining matches and reach 8 points. Historically in the PSL, teams typically needed at least 10 points to qualify for the playoffs. Teams such as Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, and Quetta Gladiators have all secured playoff spots with 10 points in past seasons.

Over the recent years in PSL, 10 has generally been the minimum number of points needed to qualify for the playoffs.

In PSL 2023, teams like Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings in 2021 and 2019, and Quetta Gladiators in 2018 all made it to the playoffs with 10 points. This was the lowest score among the four teams moving to the next round.

In PSL 2022, Islamabad United got into the playoffs with just eight points. And back in 2020, Peshawar Zalmi got in with nine points. So, looking at how things went in previous years, Lahore Qalandars still have a chance.

Can Lahore Qalandars still make it to the playoffs?

Lahore Qalandars have a chance to qualify for the playoffs in PSL 9, 2024. They’ve lost all their first six matches, with four matches remaining. If Lahore Qalandars win their remaining four matches, they’ll have 8 points.

Peshawar Zalmi has won two matches very closely. If Peshawar Zalmi  lose four matches, then Lahore Qalandars have a chance. If Karachi loses five matches in PSL 9, then Lahore Qalandars have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.

Here are Lahore Qalandars’ remaining matches in PSL 9:

  • March 2, 2024: Peshawar Zalmi vs. Lahore Qalandars at Pindi Cricket Stadium
  • March 6, 2024: Islamabad United vs. Lahore Qalandars at Pindi Cricket Stadium
  • March 9, 2024: Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars at National Bank Stadium
  • March 10, 2024: Quetta Gladiators vs. Lahore Qalandars at National Bank Stadium

Playoff Schedule for PSL 9

  • March 14, 2024: Qualifier (1st vs. 2nd) at National Bank Stadium
  • March 15, 2024: Eliminator 1 (3rd vs. 4th) at National Bank Stadium
  • March 16, 2024: Eliminator 2 (Eliminator Winner vs. Qualifier Runner-up) at National Bank Stadium
  • March 18, 2024: Final at National Bank Stadium

Lahore Qalanders Squad 2024:

PositionPlayer
 CaptainShaheen Shah Afridi
BATTERS
 Top order BatterAbdullah Shafique
 Opening BatterFakhar Zaman
 Wicketkeeper & BatterShai Hope
 Middle order BatterDan Lawrence
 Top order BatterMirza Baig
 Middle order BatterSahibzada Farhan
 Top order BatterRassie van der Dussen
ALLROUNDERS
 AllrounderKamran Ghulam
 Bowling AllrounderRashid Khan
 Batting  AllrounderSikandar Raza
 AllrounderDavid Wiese
BOWLERS
Haris Rauf
Mohammad Imran
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Syed Faridoun
Zaman Khan
Ahsan Bhatti
Ahsan Bhatti
Jahandad Khan

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FAQs:

Q: Can Lahore Qalandars still qualify for the playoffs in PSL 9, 2024?
A: Despite their tough season so far, Lahore Qalandars still have a chance to make it to the playoffs. They need to win all their remaining matches and reach 8 points.
Q: How many matches have Lahore Qalandars lost in PSL 9, 2024?
A: Lahore Qalandars have lost all five of their matches in this season.
Q: What is the historical trend for playoff qualification points in the PSL?
A: Historically, teams usually needed at least 10 points to qualify for the playoffs in the PSL. Teams like Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, and Quetta Gladiators have secured playoff spots with 10 points in past seasons.
Q: Can Lahore Qalandars still qualify based on previous seasons’ performances?
A: Yes, looking at previous years’ results, teams have qualified with fewer points. For example, in PSL 2022, Islamabad United made it to the playoffs with just eight points, and in 2020, Peshawar Zalmi qualified with nine points.
Q: What are Lahore Qalandars’ chances if other teams also lose matches?
A: If Peshawar Zalmi loses four matches and Karachi Kings loses five matches in PSL 9, Lahore Qalandars have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.