Quetta Gladiators Team Analysis


Quetta Gladiators is the most underrated team of Pakistan Super League, but they have an amazing pool of young players who are eager to show their talent in big arena. Players like Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Bilal Asif, Luke Wright and many others could stun the world with their belligerent performances. Quetta Gladiators are the dark horse of PSL-T20.

Powerful Batting Line-Up

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Gladiators have an unfair advantage of Kevin Pietersen and Luke Wright, both these players have been playing together in Big Bash and have piled plenty of runs. Ahmed Shehzad will open the innings with Luke Wright followed by Pietersen, Rameez Raja Jr and Asad Shafiq. Gladiators batting lineup is well balanced and with players like Sarfraz they have an added advantage as he is one of those few players who feel comfortable at every position. It would be extremely interesting to see how Gladiators set their batting lineup as they have good all-rounders too.

Young Talented All-rounders

Quetta has a lot of young players who are desperate to have an impact in Pakistan Super League. PSL-T20 is a perfect platform for players like Anwar Ali to showcase their talent to the world. He alongside Muhammad Nabi, M. Nawaz, Bilal Asif, Paeera and Saad Nasim could catapult Quetta to the top of league table.

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These players are young, energetic and most importantly have nothing to lose. They’ll play fearless cricket which we Pakistanis haven’t seen for a while from our side. These all-rounders like to play attacking cricket and will be lethal in slog overs. Anwar Ali and Pareera will be the key players in the death overs for Quetta Gladiators.

Experienced Bowlers

Quetta arguably has the most experienced bowling lineup of the tournament; they have the services of veterans like Umar Gul and Zulfiqar Babar who have represented Pakistan at the top level and know how to handle the pressure situations. They also have the services of Aizaz Cheema and Jade Dernbach who are pretty effective on UAE pitches. Chigumbura, Anwar Ali and Bilal Asif are few other players who could prove dangerous for opposition.

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Overall Quetta has a decent bowling attack and now entirely its up to Sarfraz how he uses his bowlers. Zulfiqar Babar and Bilal Asif will be my top choices for PSL Fantasy as both are spinners and they do get the ball to grip a bit and sometimes even get the ball to bounce which creates huge problems for batsmen.

Underdog

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Bilal Asif is one player who joined Pakistani team as a specialist batsman but failed in that department and instead stunned everyone with his decisive spin bowling. If news is to be considered right, he is a flashy batsman who likes to score quick runs, although he couldn’t handle the international pressure earlier but he could turn out to be the savior for Gladiators as he has the talent and is eager to leave a footprint.

Players to look out for

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Gulldozer is all set to make a comeback and Pakistan Super League is a perfect platform for him to get his rhythm back and exhibit the class and talent that he always had in international circuit. We all know that he is a rhythm bowler and once he’s on song there is no stopping him. We are anxious waiting to see those uprooting stumps and flying bails.

Overall I would rate Quetta as the dark horse of the tournament who could surprise everyone with their sheer class and consistency.

Disclaimer

Views and ideas presented in this blog are strictly the opinions of the writer.

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