Quetta Gladiators PSL 2017 Squad
Quetta Gladiators was the most underrated side of the first edition of the Pakistan Super League. From fans to pundits and experts, everybody underestimated Sarfraz Ahmed and his boys, but the Gladiators ended up shocking everybody. Not only did Quetta finish the group stage level on points with leaders Peshawar Zalmi, they also ended up reaching the final where they lost to Islamabad United.
What many people failed to miss out in PSL 1 with regards to the Gladiators’ squad was the fact that it possessed incredible balance allround. A perfect blend of fast bowling, spin attack, decent and experience in the batting lineup can always end up doing wonders for any T20 team in the world.
The 2017 season of the PSL promises to be bigger and better than ever, with each of the five franchises having bolstered their squads with several ins and outs. Quetta too, much like all the other big guns, have made several sweeping changes, however most of their big names players have been retained.
England veteran batsman Kevin Pietersen will lead the batting lineup alongside his former Interntional teammate Luke Wright who was one of the standout performers in the inaugural season. Another Englishmen in the squad is talented allrounder David Willey who was their first pick in the supplementary round. West Indian limited overs captain Carlos Brathwaite became Quetta’s fourth Platinum signing in the draft. Youngster Rovman Powell joins his compatriot and national team skipper Brathwaite in the Quetta fold.
Afghanistan’s shining allrounder was pivotal behind Quetta’s surge to the final last time out. With him staying at the helm and with the likes of Mohammad Nawaz, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Anwar Ali and Tymal Mills, Quetta can feel highly confident of having another successful season with the ball.
Quetta Gladiators PSL 2017 Full Squad
Quetta Gladiators Pakistan Players: Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Zufiqar Babar, Mohammad Nawaz, Asad Shafiq, Saad Nasim, Umar Amin, Hasan Khan, Noor Wali, Bismillah Khan, Mir Hamza
Quetta Gladiators Overseas Players: Kevin Pietersen (ENG), Luke Wright (ENG), David Willey (ENG),Tymal Mills (ENG), Carlos Brathwaite (WI), Rovman Powell (WI), Mohammad Nabi (AFG)