Quetta Gladiators Squad for PSL 3
Quetta Gladiators 2018 Team
PSL Quetta Gladiators team players list is placed here. Twice finalists, twice runner-ups. That’s been the story of the Gladiators who have been led by Sarfraz Ahmed with much aplomb. And Sarfraz, who was one of the nine players the side retained, will look to make it three finals in a row – only this time, he will hope he can lead them to a title victory.
Along with Sarfraz, the others who were retained before the PSL Draft were former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, South African middle-order hitter Rilee Rossouw, and Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah. Also held back by the Quetta outfit were Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza and Asad Shafiq.
During the PSL Draft, the Gladiators went for Shane Watson as their Platinum player but what they need to look at is if the Aussie all-rounder remains fit enough throughout the tournament. He had earlier withdrawn from the BPL.
West Indian all-rounder and hard-hitting lower-order batsman Carlos Brathwaite also gets a go as a Diamond pick while Rahat Ali joins the side as their Gold player.
Rameez Raja jnr and Saad Ali were their Silver picks from Pakistan while the emerging players they opted for were Saud Shakeel and Hassan Khan. The side also has England smasher Jason Roy, Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan and Pakistanis Azam Khan and Faraz Ahmed Khan as their Supplementary players.
In what will be good news for the Quetta Gladiators, a few of their overseas cricketers have acceded to the requests made by PCB to feature in the Pakistan Super League in Pakistan.
Three of the matches will be played in Karachi and Lahore and the likes of Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson, Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah, England opening batsman Jason Roy, South African middle-order batsman Rilee Rossouw, Windies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite and Rashid Khan, the much-talked about leggie from Afghanistan have all said yes to featuring in the competition in Lahore and Karachi. The only player who has opted out of the tournament when it will be played in Pakistan is Kevin Pietersen.
Joffra Archer, who was brought into the competition for Carlos Brathwaite, was a part of the tournament in only the first four games, and was left with a side strain. Ben Laughlin was brought into the squad as a replacement.
Quetta Gladiators is a side which has lived up to its name in the course of this tournament. Their batting and bowling has been more or less consistent, and the role of their overseas players in the process is something which can’t be ignored. Quetta Gladiators players 2018 is placed below.
Quetta Gladiators Squad 2018
Batsmen: Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Asad Shafiq, Saad Ali, Rameez Raja, Jason Roy, Saud Shakeel
All-rounders: Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Jofra Archer (replaced Carlos Brathwaite), John Hastings (replaced Mahmudullah), Shane Watson, Anwar Ali
Wicket-keepers: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain),, Mohammad Azam Khan
Bowlers: Hasan Khan, Mir Hamza, Rashid Khan, Rahat Ali, Faraz Ahmed, Ben Laughlin (as cover for Jofra Archer)
Player Covers: John Hastings (replaced Albie Morkel who was a cover for Jason Roy), Chris Green (cover for Rashid Khan), Ben Laughlin (cover for Jofra Archer)
PSL 2018 Quetta Gladiators Schedule
QG team schedule is placed below;
|Friday, February 23||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Saturday, February 24||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Wednesday, February 28||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah|
|Thursday, March 1||Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||Sharjah|
|Saturday, March 3||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah|
|Wednesday, March 7||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Thursday, March 8||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Saturday, March 10||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Wednesday, March 14||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
|Thursday, March 15||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||Sharjah|
Day Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time
Night matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time