T20 cricket in Pakistan doesn’t get any better than the Pakistan Super League. The tournament that was started in 2016, is now considered one of the best all around the world. The sixth edition of the PSL will start on the 20th of February from the National Stadium, Karachi. All six teams will take part, as Karachi Kings look to defend their title. Out of all the franchises, we are going to discuss the Quetta Gladiators squad 2021 in particular, in this article.
Quetta Gladiators have always been the underdogs and performed out of their skins to reach the playoffs every season, except the last one. They have been the runners-up twice and champions once. You can read more about their history in the team history section below. Quetta Gladiators PSL 6 squad is considerably very strong from their squad last season. They have picked up some exceptional T20 players in the team for the upcoming season, with one being the highest run-getter in the T20 format.
Below, you can read all about the Quetta Gladiators squad 2021, their team coaches, team history, Quetta Gladiators match schedule, and their complete players’ list. So, make sure you read till the end.
Quetta Gladiators Squad PSL 6
The days when the Quetta Gladiators squad wasn’t considered as good as the other teams are gone. The batting line-up of the Quetta Gladiators squad 2021, especially the top-order has certainly got the most fire-power this season.
The man with the highest amount of runs in the T20 format, Christopher Henry Gayle, makes a comeback in the Pakistan Super League. Alongside Gayle, there will be Tom Banton opening the innings. Both of them were picked up by the franchise in the platinum category.
Looking at the Quetta Gladiators squad 2021 captain, then Sarfaraz Ahmed will continue fulfilling the captaincy and the wicket-keeping role.
The side didn’t get anyone from the diamond category; however, they went for the left-arm medium-fast bowler, Usman Khan Shinwari, in the gold category. The emerging players of QG are the ones that the selectors will be keeping an eye on.
All players of the Quetta Gladiators PSL 6 squad are extremely talented and can single-handedly win the games for the team. One of the legendary fast bowlers of all time, the South African king of swing, Dale Steyn will be a part of the QG team in the upcoming PSL. Steyn has been picked in the supplementary category. Steyn, along with the bowling coach Umar Gul, can help some of the young fast bowlers in the team, which is only going to benefit the team.
Quetta Gladiators Team Coaches
Quetta Gladiators will be once again having the assistance of Moin Khan as the head coach of the team. He has been a very successful one, and Quetta has achieved all its glory under him. Secondly, Abdul Razzaq has been replaced by Umar Gul as the bowling coach of the team.
Gul has been one of the top T20 bowlers in his hay-days and was regarded as the King of Yorkers. He knows all about modern-day bowling mechanics and techniques. In conclusion, with his ample experience and knowledge about the game, the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, and Anwar Ali are only going to get better with time.
Quetta Gladiators Team History
Quetta Gladiators have always got support from their fans whenever, wherever, and whoever they play. They weren’t the best team as compared to some of the other ones in the starting seasons but still managed to get very positive results. Looking at the first edition, in particular, Quetta Gladiators finished at the 2nd spot in their group stage, qualified for the final, but lost it to Islamabad United.
The second edition was the ditto of the first one, except the final. QG again qualified for the playoffs, having secured the second spot in the group stage. Once again, they were in the final, and this time it was being played in the home country, Pakistan. However, Quetta lost the final against Peshawar Zalmi by a big margin of 58 runs. They were eliminated in the first eliminator of the third edition by Peshawar Zalmi. PZ won the game by just a single run to secure their place in the second eliminator. They won against KK but lost to IU in the final.
The fourth season was the best for Quetta Gladiators as they became the champions after some heartbreaks in the starting ones. They faced Peshawar Zalmi in the finals and boy did they take their revenge from 2017! Quetta Gladiators defeated PZ comfortably by 8 wickets in a one-sided final, to win the PSL in 2019.
Last season was the worst in the history of QG as they failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time. They finished at 5th place in the group stage to see an unfortunate exit from the tournament.
Quetta Gladiators Complete PSL 6 Schedule 2021
The champions of 2019 will go up against the champions of 2020 in the very first match of the Pakistan Super League 6. Quetta Gladiators fixtures 2021 will begin on 20th February itself. They will play the Karachi Kings at their home ground, I.E., National Stadium, Karachi. Whenever both teams go up against each other, it’s sure to be a classic and an edge-of-the-seat contest. The first match will start at 7 PM PST.
That being said, the following is the complete Quetta Gladiators schedule 2021.
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