Faisalabad Wolves will be the second team from Pakistan after Sialkot Stallions to take part in the Champions League T20. In the 2012 edition of CLT20, Shoaib Malik led the Sialkot Stallions which failed to enter the main stage from the qualifier. In 2013 edition, Faisalabad Wolves winners of Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup 2012-13 will take part in the CLT20.
Faisalabad Wolves defeated the defending champions Sialkot by 36 runs in the final of Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup. Faisalabad Wolves is led by Pakistan ODI and Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and is considered weakest team comparing to the other teams participating in Champions League T20 2013.
Coach: Naveed Anjum
Batsmen: Misbah-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Ali Waqas, Jahandad Khan, Farrukh Shehzad, Hasan Mahmood.
All Rounders: Imran Khalid, Khurram Shehzad.
Bowlers: Asad Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Ehsan Adil, Samiullah Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Ammar Mahmood.
Wicket Keeper: Mohammad Salman.
Faisalabad Wolves has world class spinner Saeed Ajmal in the squad and with mr dependable of Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq. Both these players will be the key for Faisalabad Wolves in the tournament. But over dependency on just these two players can also kill the chances of Wolves.
One of the X-Factor for the team is not many know about the local players and that can be their biggest weapon in the tournament. Ehsan Adil and Asad Ali form a lethal bowling attack which can pose a threat to the opposition. Their skipper Misbah has been criticized a lot in their own country but he has been in superb touch and can be a game changer for Wolves.
Faisalabad Wolves Schedule:
- Tuesday, 17 September, v Otago Volts at Mohali.
- Wednesday, 18 September, v Hyderabad Sunrisers at Mohali.
- Friday, 20 September, v Kandurata Maroons at Mohali.