Quetta Gladiators, the most under-rated team of PSL 2016 proved everyone wrong, as they put up some quality display of cricket. They finished second at the points table. Moreover, they were the runners up of Pakistan Super League. The reason for such dazzling performance was the pool of the players they selected. Much as last time, they have picked a very well balanced side for PSL 2017. This team is full of match winners. Hence this side is capable of giving a serious challenge to other teams. Have a look at detailed review of Quetta Gladiators team players.
Iconic batsman Kevin Pietersen is the biggest name in the Quetta Gladiators team. He is an unconventional T20 batsman with power-hitting ability. He is the main gem of the team. Similarly, Luke Wright adds essential value to this side. He is impressive and considered one of the bests in T20 arena. Both these players have played for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League, that is why they have a tons of experience to play in competent professional leagues.
Ahmad Shehzad will open up the innings with Luke Wright. He has been in the Pakistan team and have some stunning performances under his name. Following him is Pakistan’s T20 captain Sarfaraz Ahmad. He is an absolute jewel for the side since he can bat in any position with same spirit. In addition there are quality batsman like Asad Shafiq, Saad Nasim and Umar Amin who add to the strength of the side.
Anwar Ali is a wonder to have for Quetta Gladiators team. He is good with the new ball and also can hit some mighty blows in lower order. Much as Carlos Brathwaite. He is the T20 captain for the Caribbean team. Also, he was the reason behind West Indian side becoming the world T20 champions in 2016. He is an absolute threat to other sides. Afghanistan’s Muhammad Nabi has everything what it takes to be a reliable all-rounder. He bowls off-spin. Moreover, he can be a good finisher for the side since he is a dependable batsman and can deliver some mighty strikes in the end of the innings.
Having loads of experience in T20 arena, Umar Gul a.k.a Guldozer is a blessing for Quetta Gladiators team bowling line up. He has many records under his name. He is one of the highest wicket taker of T20 cricket. Another player with great bowling skills is Zulfiqar Babar. He is a big name in Pakistan Domestic Circuit and plays for Pakistan in Test cricket. Muhammad Nawaz is another emerging star for Pakistan. He is a classic slow left arm spinner who caught the attention of selectors by performing great in PSL 2016. He acquire some good batting skills as well.
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Bismillah Khan is a youngster with great future prospects. He dazzled everyone with his batting skills in PSL 2016. Another impressive inclusion in the team is Tymal Mills. He plays for Sussex in English county cricket. He is an express bowler with extreme pace. Both of them are new in this form of cricket but they are surely the players to look for in PSL 2017.