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Lahore
Lahore
Lions (Urdu: لاہور لائنز‎, abbreviated as LIO) is a Pakistani franchise cricket team representing the city Lahore
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
Lahore
City Cricket Association Ground. Domestically, the team plays in the Haier T20 Cup. The team won its first title in 2010 where they defeated Karachi Dolphins
Karachi Dolphins
by 37 runs in their home ground Gaddafi Stadium.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Current squad 3 Former notable players 4 Honours 5 Fixtures and results

5.1 T20 results 5.2 By Opposition 5.3 CLT20
CLT20
2014 season

6 Captains' record 7 Sponsors 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] Lahore
Lahore
Lions are the most successful Twenty20 team in the history of Lahore
Lahore
Regional Cricket Association, and the second most successful in the country after the Sialkot Stallions. The team has won T20 Cup 2010/11 under the captaincy of Shoaib Iqbal Joiya & qualified for the inaugural Super-8 T20 Cup. Lahore
Lahore
Lions have won 2013–14 season and qualified for the Champions League T20. Current squad[edit] 78 Ahmed Shehzad style="text-align:center" (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm legbreak

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes

Batsmen

Nasir Jamshed

Template:Birth date and ae Left-handed

79 Umar Siddiq

(1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break

All-rounders

Agha Salman

(1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break

81 Mohammad Hafeez

(1980-10-07) 7 October 1980 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm off spin captain

82 Shoaib Iqbal

(1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm legbreak captain

Wicket-keepers

83 Umar Akmal

(1990-05-26) 26 May 1990 (age 27) Right-handed

part-time spinner

84 Kamran Akmal

(1985-05-26) 26 May 1985 (age 32) Right-handed

Captain

Bowlers

99 Asif Raza

(1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm fast medium

100 Wahab Riaz

(1985-06-28) 28 June 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Left-arm fast

Aizaz Cheema

(1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium

24 Imran Ali

(1980-10-21) 21 October 1980 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium

08 Adnan Rasool

(1981-05-01) 1 May 1981 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off spin

87 Mustafa Iqbal

(1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox

88 Mohammad Saeed

(1983-10-12) 12 October 1983 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium

78 Ali Manzoor

(1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox

Former notable players[edit]

Muhammad Yousuf Abdul Razzaq Imran Farhat (Now, plays for Lahore
Lahore
Eagles) Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir
(Now, plays for Highveld Lions, South Africa) Salman Butt Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal
(Plays Sometimes for Lahore
Lahore
Eagles and sometimes for Lahore
Lahore
Lions) Azhar Ali (Plays Sometimes for Lahore
Lahore
Eagles and sometimes for Lahore Lions) Taufeeq Umar (Now, plays for Lahore
Lahore
Eagles)

Honours[edit]

Season Haier T20 Cup Super 8 T20 Cup Champions League T20

2004/05 Group stage – –

2005/06 Semi-Finalists – –

2006/07 Semi-Finalists – –

2008/09 Semi-Finalists – DNQ

2009 Runners-up – DNQ

2009/10 Semi-Finalists – DNQ

2010/11 Champions Semi-Finalists DNQ

2011/12 Group stage Semi-Finalists DNQ

2012/13 Champions Semi-Finalists DNQ

2013/14 Champions Did Not Held Group Stage

2014/15 Runners-up Qualified –

DNQ = Did Not Qualify

Fixtures and results[edit] T20 results[edit]

Summary of results by tournaments[2]

Played Wins Losses Tied % Win

T20 Cup 2004/05 2 1 1 0 50.00%

T20 Cup 2005/06 6 5 1 0 83.33%

T20 Cup 2006/07 3 2 1 0 66.67%

T20 Cup 2008/09 3 2 1 0 66.67%

T20 Cup 2009 5 4 1 0 80.00%

T20 Cup 2009/10 4 3 1 0 75.00%

T20 Cup 2010/11 5 5 0 0 100.00%

Super 8 2011 4 3 1 0 75.00%

T20 Cup 2011/12 2 1 1 0 50.00%

Super 8 2012 4 3 1 0 75.00%

T20 Cup 2012/13 8 8 0 0 100.00%

Super 8 2013 4 3 1 0 75.00%

T20 Cup 2013/14 6 5 1 0 83.33%

CLT20
CLT20
2014 6 3 3 0 50.00%

T20 Cup 2014/15 5 3 2 0 60.00%

Total 67 51 16 0 76.11%

By Opposition[edit]

Opposition Played Wins Losses Tied % Win

Domestic

Abbottabad Falcons 6 5 1 0 83.33%

Bahawalpur Stags 3 2 1 0 66.66%

DM JAMALI Ibexes 2 2 0 0 100.00%

Faisalabad
Faisalabad
Wolves 7 4 3 0 57.14%

Hyderabad Hawks 4 4 0 0 100.00%

Islamabad
Islamabad
Leopards 6 6 0 0 100.00%

Karachi
Karachi
Dolphins 4 2 2 0 50.00%

Karachi
Karachi
Zebras 2 2 0 0 100.00%

Lahore
Lahore
Eagles 0 0 0 0 –

Multan
Multan
Tigers 6 6 0 0 100.00%

Peshawar Panthers 4 3 1 0 75.00%

Quetta Bears 6 6 0 0 100.00%

Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi
Rams 4 3 1 0 75.00%

Sialkot Stallions 7 3 4 0 42.85%

International

Sunfoil Dolphins 1 1 0 0 100.00%

Kolkata Knight Riders 1 0 1 0 00.00%

Mumbai Indians 1 1 0 0 100.00%

Northern Knights 1 0 1 0 00.00%

Perth Scorchers 1 0 1 0 00.00%

Southern Express 1 1 0 0 100.00%

Total 67 51 16 0 76.11%

CLT20
CLT20
2014 season[edit] Main article: 2014 Champions League Twenty20 Lahore
Lahore
Lions qualified first time for the Champions League Twenty20, becoming the third Pakistani team overall to participate in the tournament since its inception.[3] Abdul Razzaq was not included in the squad as Pakistan Cricket Board
Pakistan Cricket Board
rejected Muhammad Hafeez's request to add him.[4] The squad contained the 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.[5] The team defeated 2013 Champions Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians
and Southern Express of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
to qualify for the main event. After a washout in their game against Chennai Super Kings, they defeated Dolphins of South Africa. But Lahore
Lahore
Lions played their last match against Perth Scorchers and lost it match which made them out of tournament.[6] The captain Muhammad Hafeez was satisfied with the team for their exceptional performance in the event, he said: "I think our team’s performance in the face of limited resources was remarkable. Unlike other big teams, we didn’t have batting, bowling or fielding coaches with us, but we still managed to fight well. We learned a lot from the CLT20
CLT20
and it’s great for young domestic players to come and perform at such a big stage.”[7] PCB decided to hold the domestic T20 competition in Pakistan
Pakistan
on the same dates as the Champions League. This meant that a second Lahore Lions team played in the Pakistani tournament and the main team played in the Champions League 2014. The second XI were defeated in the finals of the domestic competition by Peshawar Panthers.

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard

1 000000002014-09-13-0000September 13 Mumbai Indians Raipur 7000400000000000000♠4Won by 6 wickets Cricinfo

2 000000002014-09-14-0000September 14 Northern Knights Raipur 7000400000000000000♠4Lost by 72 runs Cricinfo

3 000000002014-09-16-0000September 16 Southern Express Raipur 7000400000000000000♠4Won by 55 runs Cricinfo

4 000000002014-09-21-0000September 21 Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad 7000400000000000000♠4Lost by 4 wickets Cricinfo

5 000000002014-09-25-0000September 25 Chennai Super Kings Bangalore 7000400000000000000♠4Rain interrupted the match Cricinfo

6 000000002014-09-27-0000September 27 Dolphins Bangalore 7000400000000000000♠4Won by 16 runs Cricinfo

7 000000002014-09-30-0000September 30 Perth Scorchers Bangalore 7000400000000000000♠4Lost by 3 wickets Cricinfo

Captains' record[edit] List of captains of Lahore
Lahore
Lions for Twenty20 matches are as follows:[8]

Player Span Match Won Lost Tied NR %

Shoaib Iqbal 2005–2011 14 14 0 0 0 100

Imran Farhat 2005–2005 1 1 0 0 0 100.00

Abdul Razzaq 2006–2011 13 10 3 0 0 76.92

Imran Tahir 2006-2006 1 1 0 0 0 100.00

Kamran Akmal 2006–2012 5 4 1 0 0 80.00

Salman Butt 2010-2010 4 3 1 0 0 75.00

Mohammad Hafeez 2012–present 23 19 4 0 0 82.60

Azhar Ali 2014–2014 5 3 2 0 0 75.00

Sponsors[edit] FR Cables was the sponsor of the Lahore
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 were the sponsors of Lions in 2014 Champions League Twenty20.[9] See also[edit]

Pakistan
Pakistan
Super League

References[edit]

^ "Faysal Bank T-20 Cup / News – Lahore
Lahore
Lions take title after runfest". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 10 April 2012.  ^ "Records / Lahore
Lahore
Lions / Twenty20 matches / List of match results". ESPN. Retrieved 13 September 2014.  ^ " Lahore
Lahore
Lions issued Indian visa". ESPN. Umar Farooq. Retrieved 13 September 2014.  ^ " CLT20
CLT20
2014: PCB rejected Mohammad Hafeez's request". The Cricket Country. Retrieved 13 September 2014.  ^ " CLT20
CLT20
2014 squads announced". First Post. Retrieved 13 September 2014.  ^ "Marsh, Hogg knock Lahore
Lahore
Lions out of Champions League T20". Daily Times. Retrieved 2 October 2014.  ^ "Hafeez satisfied with Lahore
Lahore
Lions in CLT20". The Nation. Retrieved 2 October 2014.  ^ "LAHORE LIONS T20 Cup Captains Record". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-10-04.  ^ "Faysal Bank T20 Cup 2014 Team Sponsors". Official News Pakistan. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Lahore
Lahore
Lions on ESPN Cricinfo

v t e

National Twenty20 Cup

T20 Cup

2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2008–09 2009 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

Super-8 T20 Cup

2011 2012 2013 2015

Teams

Abbottabad Falcons Afghan Cheetahs AJK Jaguars Bahawalpur Stags Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes Faisalabad
Faisalabad
Wolves FATA Cheetas Hyderabad Hawks Islamabad
Islamabad
Leopards Karachi
Karachi
Dolphins Karachi
Karachi
Zebras Lahore
Lahore
Eagles Lahore
Lahore
Lions Larkana Bulls Multan
Multan
Tigers Peshawar Panthers Quetta Bears Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi
Rams Sialkot Stallions

Winners

Sialkot Stallions (2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012 S8, 2015 S8) Lahore
Lahore
Lions (2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14) Faisalabad Wolves
Faisalabad Wolves
(2004–05, 2013 S8) Peshawar Panthers (2014-15, 2015-16) Rawalpindi Rams (2011 S8)

Venues

Lahore

Gaddafi Stadium LCCA Ground Bagh-e-Jinnah

Karachi

National Stadium UBL Sports Complex NBP Sports Complex Asghar Ali Shah stadium

Faisalabad

Iqbal Stadium

Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi
Cricket Stadium

Islamabad

Diamond Club Ground National Ground Marghzar Cricket Ground

Multan

Multan
Multan
Cricket Stadium

Related topics

Champions League Twenty20 Pakistan
Pakistan
Super League Int. T20 Club Championship Departm

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