Quetta Gladiators is a Pakistani expert Twenty20 cricket franchise that competes inside the PSL. The group is nominally based totally in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan. The franchise established in 2015 due to the formation of the PSL by the PCB. Team’s Homeground is Bugti Stadium. Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed leading Team Quetta. Quetta Gladiators coached by former Pakistani wicketkeeper Moin Khan. Even as West Indian legend Viv Richards is crew’s mentor and batting teach and Azam Khan is crew’s supervisor. Abdul Razzaq is group’s Assistant coach.
Quetta Gladiators has been acting constantly for the reason that begin of the Pakistan Super League. The Gladiators lovers might desire to see some other good marketing campaign underneath the captaincy of the ever-vocal Sarfaraz Ahmed.
The group has been runners-up within the first edition of the league, but, QG finished 4th in PSL 2018. Quetta has a solid fan base from across Pakistan. Because team Quetta considers one of the underdogs of the event. Quetta Gladiators has got the offerings of one of the maximum reputable personalities within the cricket global. Sir Vivian Richards and his presence has been greater than beneficial now not just for the gamers but for Pakistan cricket as nicely.
Quetta Gladiators in 2018
In their starting game of the 2018 season, the Gladiators blemished their a hundred% fulfillment rate against Karachi Kings and misplaced to them for the first time – by 19 runs in the chase of one hundred fifty. But inside the subsequent match, the Gladiators rebounded with an emphatic nine-wicket-win over Lahore Qalandars. This turned into their largest win in terms of wicket margin, as they chased down Qalandar’s goal of a hundred and twenty runs in 14 overs.
As the league level shifted to Sharjah, the Gladiators beat Islamabad United by means of 6 wickets in the hit chase of a hundred thirty five-run target.
Kevin Pietersen anchored the innings together with his contribution of 48 runs. The following suit, however, the group lost a thriller against competitors Peshawer Zalmi. Batting first, the Gladiators set a goal of 143 in a batting display that turned into punctuated with starts and prevents on a -paced pitch.
In reply, the Zalmis had been on a direction for victory at 107-2 earlier than losing 3 brief wickets to end up requiring 22 runs from the final overs. At this point, an injured Darren Sammy single-handedly gained the healthy for his group by striking sixteen runs from four balls to complete the sport with 2 balls to go.
The Gladiators had been comprehensively crushed inside the subsequent sport through Multan Sultans.
Batting first, the crew may want to handiest muster 102 runs on the board as they suffered a primary batting crumble – losing their final 5 wickets for a solitary run. In reply, the Sultans chased down the goal with 9 wickets to spare.
As the tournament shifted lower back to Dubai, the Gladiators experienced a change in fortune. The team received by way of 2 wickets in an intently fought contest in opposition to Multan Sultans. Chasing a goal of 153 runs, they lost wickets at ordinary durations before cameos from the decreasing order ensured that the group gained off a penultimate-ball six hit by Hasan Khan. The Gladiators continued with their triumphing streak as they beat Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi within the subsequent games.
Against the Kings, the Gladiators set a target of 181 runs – their highest general of the season. It turned into constructed upon robust batting performances through Shane Watson, who scored 90*(fifty-eight) – the very best man or woman score in this edition of the PSL – and Kevin Pietersen, who scored 52. In response, the Kings suffered everyday wicket losses that culminated in a sixty seven-run loss. Against, the Zalmis, Quetta chased down a target 158 runs within the final over with 6 wickets in hand. The chase changed into guided with the aid of an unbroken 74-run partnership between Rilee Rossouw and captain, Sarfraz Ahmad.
Quetta Gladiators would need to break the shackles and emerge triumphant this time round. Team Quetta will play the
|Sarfraz Ahmed||Shane Watson||Rilee Roussow|
|Anwar Ali||Danish Aziz||Naseem Shah|
|Azam Khan||Sunil Narine||Sohail Tanvir|
|Umar Akmal||Saud Shakeel||Ahsan Ali|
|Harry Gurney||Jalat Khan||Dwayne Bravo|
|Mohammad Nawaz||Fawad Ahmed||Muhammad Asghar|
|Ghulam Mudassir||Ahmed Shehzad||Mohammad Hasnain|
|15th February||Friday||Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai|
|17th February||Sunday||Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United||Dubai|
|20th February||Wednesday||Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans||Sharjah|
|23rd February||Saturday||Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
|24th February||Sunday||Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|27th February||Wednesday||Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|1st March||Friday||Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans||Dubai|
|4th March||Monday||Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi||Abu Dhabi|
|5th March||Tuesday||Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United||Abu Dhabi|
|10th March||Sunday ||Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings||Karachi|