The Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) is just a month ahead and the preparations are already going on. With the HBL PSL draft being done, the schedule has also been on-screened. Each team has made sure to choose the full-strength squad to clinch the HBL PSL 6 title with their deliverances.
Preview and Analysis:
Quetta Gladiators have always been the team to look out for ever since the Pakistan Super League begin. From the first season until 2019, Quetta Gladiators have always qualified for knockouts. They played two finals; one in 2016, they lost to Islamabad United, and then in 2019, they defeated Peshawar Zalmi by eight wickets to win their maiden title.
However, being the defending champions, they underperformed the last edition, coming second-last. They won four out of the ten matches they played. They had their lowest moment against Lahore Qalandars, where they were restricted to 98-9 in 20 overs and lost the match with eight overs to spare.
They were widely criticized by fans apart. But Quetta Gladiators, led by the former Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and coached by Moin Khan, are known for not giving up. That 2020 season maybe their worst, but 2021 promises to be a year where Gladiators can make a strong comeback.
PSL 2021: All you need to know about Quetta Gladiators
Here is the squad:
Platinum: Sarfraz Ahmed, Chris Gayle, Tom Banton
Diamond: Mohammad Nawaz, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain
Gold: Naseem Shah, Azam Khan, Usman Shinwari
Silver: Anwer Ali, Zahid Mehmood, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmed, Abdul Nasir
Supplementary: Dale Steyn, Usman Khan
Emerging: Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan
Here is the schedule:
Quetta Gladiators schedule for PSL 2021
|Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings||1||20th February||Saturday||Karachi||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||4||22nd February||Monday||Karachi||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||8||26th February||Friday||Karachi||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||12||1st March||Monday||Karachi||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans||14||3rd March||Wednesday||Karachi||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||17||6th March||Saturday||Karachi||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans||19||7th March||Sunday||Karachi||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||22||11th March||Thursday||Lahore||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings||25||13th March||Saturday||Lahore||TBD|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||27||14th March||Sunday||Lahore||TBD|
List of released and retained players: PSL 2021
Retained: Anwar Ali (silver), Zahid Mehmood (silver), Azam Khan (gold), Ben Cutting (diamond), Mohammad Nawaz (diamond), Mohammad Hasnain (diamond), Naseem Shah (gold), Sarfaraz Ahmed (platinum)
Released: Aarish Ali Khan, Abdul Nasir, Ahmed Shehzad, Fawad Ahmed, Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy (unavailable), Tymal Mills (unavailable), Sohail Khan, Umair Bin Yousuf, Shane Watson, Khurram Manzoor, Keemo Paul, Umar Akmal (suspended)
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