Quetta Gladiators Team 2018 Players List
PSL Quetta Gladiators players list is placed here. Quetta Gladiators have already appointed their coaching staff ahead of the player auctions. Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan has been named the head coach while Abdul Razzaq and Julien Fountain appointed as the assistant/bowling coach and the fielding coach respectively. Quetta Gladiators have released Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara who joined Karachi Kings.
Key Players on Quetta Gladiators team 2018: Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Tymal Mills, Thisara Perera, Rilee Rossouw, Hassan Khan
With West Indian captain Carlos Brathwaite is opting to focus his attention on his domestic structure and for national commitments, Mahmudullah Riad has made it to the squad. England all-rounder Moeen Ali was initially picked but stepped down due to personal commitments. Roman Powell has been ruled out, while Mohammad Nabi has opted to not feature in the tournament which gives Nathan McCullum and Rilee Rossouw a chance, while David Willey’s injury during the series against India allows Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera an opportunity in the squad.
The side has done quite well in the PSL player draft held on October 19. They will be skippered by Sarfraz Khan, who has broken into the Pakistan national team and has done well in recent matches for the side.
Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar and Asad Shafiq complete the list of full Pakistan internationals who have been included on the side. Gul has been a fading force of late, but his experience with the ball is likely to come in handy. Shehzad and Shafiq are in their primes and are likely to be crucial players for this franchise.
Mohammad Nawaz and Saad Nasim are the emerging cricketers from Pakistan who have been afforded an opportunity with this team with the former having recently played for Pakistan in internationals as well.
Rilee Rossouw and Kevin Pietersen are the two big names that have been picked up by this team as well. Both batsmen will be available for the entire duration of the tournament. Pietersen was sacked by the ECB last summer and has featured prominently in T20 leagues after that. Luke Wright, Tymal Mills, and Mahmudullah Riyad complete their international player’s list.
The Quetta Gladiators are representatives of the Quetta province that represents the Balochistan province and has been bought by Omar Associates for $1.1 million (USD). There were not a lot of bids placed for this franchise which meant that Omar Associates were able to walk away with 10-year rights to the franchise for less money compared to the four other franchises. Quetta Gladiators team squad players list is placed below.
Quetta Gladiators Squad 2018
|Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain)||Kevin Pietersen|
|Zulfiqar Babar||Luke Wright|
|Saad Nasim||Rilee Rossouw|
|Umer Amin||Mahmudullah Riyad|
|Ahmed Shehzad||Tymal Mills|
|Asad Shafiq||Supplementary Foreign Players|
|Mohammad Nawaz||Nathan McCullum|
|Umar Gul||Thisara Perera|
|Supplementary Pakistan Players|