One of the five sides of PSL 2016, Quetta Gladiators is the balanced side studded with some superb T20 giants and several top paceguns. The side is led by the Pakistani premium wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmad and coached by former Pakistani cricketer Moin Khan. The team Gladiator is owned by Omar Associates, who have also their team presences in domestic cricket of Pakistan.
As we know that the 5 sides in the tournament were allotted names in regard of the capitals of four provinces and the one of the team was named after the name of Federal Capital.
Out of all these sides, Quetta is representing the Baluchistan province. According to the audience view, the side is not as tough as others team of the compeetion but still some analysts think that they have some names, who can single-handedly change the phase of the game.
Official Logo of the Quetta Gladiators
19-Men Squad of Quetta Gladiators
List of Local Players
- Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain)
- Ahmed Shehzad
- Anwar Ali
- Umar Gul
- Zulfiqar Babar
- Bilal Asif
- Asad Shafiq
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Saad Nasim
- Akbar ur Rehman
- Bismillah Khan
- Aizaz Cheema
- Ramiz Raja Jnr
As mentioned above Sarfraz Ahmed who also have been captaining Omar Associates will be skipper of the side. His performance in World Cup 2015 was tremendous which made him popular among masses. The other local superstars in the side are Ahmed Shehzad and Anwar Ali. Amid all these talented stars, we can’t underrate Umar Gul, who have been out from the national side from past some time.
List of Foreign Players
- Kevin Pietersen
- Jason Holder
- Luke Wright
- Elton Chigumbura
- Mohammad Nabi
- Kumar Sangakkara
A person who regularly follows the T20 cricket worldwide knows that what Kevin Pietersen and Luke Wright are able to do. So we can’t undermine team Quetta.
Quetta Gladiators Fixtures- PSL 2016
|Dates||Quetta Gladiators Fixtures||Venues|
|Thu Feb 4||1st T20||Islamabad vs Quetta||Dubai|
|Sat Feb 6||4th T20||Quetta vs Karachi||Dubai|
|Sun Feb 7||7th T20||Quetta vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|Mon Feb 8||8th T20||Lahore vs Quetta||Dubai|
|Thu Feb 11||11th T20||Islamabad vs Quetta||Sharjah|
|Sat Feb 13||14th T20||Quetta vs Karachi||Sharjah|
|Sun Feb 14||17th T20||Quetta vs Peshawar||Sharjah|
|Tue Feb 16||18th T20||Lahore vs Quetta||Dubai|