Quetta Gladiators Squad for PSL 2018
Quetta Gladiators 2018 Team
PSL Quetta Gladiators team players list is placed here. 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.
Players Retained Before PSL Draft:
Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq.
Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw and Tymal Mills have been crucial in teams’ success, but as it turns out, they won’t be there for the final hurdle of the tournament. Quetta Gladiators have decided to release the following players ahead of the players draft to be held next month – Umar Gul, Luke Wright, Saad Nasim, Nathan McCullum, Thisara Perera.
After two weeks of high octane action in UAE, the final match of the event will be played in Lahore. Considering that this is the first major cricket match to be played in Pakistan ever since the unfortunate attack on Sri Lankan team in 2009, the security concerns are at an all-time high. This is only worsened by the series of recent bombings which shook the country.
As a result, Pietersen, Mills, Rossouw and Luke Wright have already pulled out from the final, with many of them taking on to social platforms to apologise to the fans. This certainly makes things a lot more difficult for the Gladiators, as they now have to pick their overseas performers from a different pool of players. This means that we’ll get to see a different team in the final, then what we’ve been seeing in the group stage.
The new pool of players is composed of the lads who weren’t picked up in the auction last year, along with those who are willing to travel to Pakistan for the final. Needless to mention, the Quetta Gladiators squad will be cruising low on momentum and this is certainly something which the Peshawar Zalmi will look to capitalise on. The list of foreign players who are expected to play in the final hasn’t been decided by the team yet, but they do have a broad spectrum to make their picks from.
The final team will be decided a few hours before the match, and the foreign players are expected to fly in and out the same day. Quetta Gladiators team squad players list is placed below.
Quetta Gladiators Squad 2018
Pakistani Players: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Anwar Ali, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Umer Amin, Asad Shafiq, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan
International Players: Mahmudullah Riyad, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Shane Watson, Carlos Brathwaite
Supplementary Pakistan Players: Moin Khan (jr.), Faraz Ahmed
Supplementary Foreign Players: Jason Roy, Rashid Khan
PSL 2018 Quetta Gladiators Schedule
QG team schedule will be placed below;