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PSL 2024, Quetta Gladiators Squad

Introduction

Quetta Gladiators is a franchise of Pakistani Professional Cricket which is playing in the Pakistan Super League from the beginning. Furthermore, this franchise represents the Spectacular City of Pakistan and the Provincial Capital of Baluchistan, Quetta. In addition, the Bugti Stadium (Racecourse Ground) serves as the home ground of Gladiators.

The franchise is owned by Nadeem Omar of Omar Associates which is a Karachi Based Company. Whereas the Current Captain is Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shane Watson is the coach of the Gladiators team.

Quetta Gladiators
Quetta Gladiators

Brief Details of Quetta Gladiators

Established2015
OwnerNadeem Omar, Omar Associates
CityQuetta, Pakistan
Home GroundBugti Stadium, Quetta
Nick nameShan-e-Pakistan, Purple force
CaptainSarfaraz Ahmed
CoachShane Watson
Bowling CoachShaun Tait
Brand AmbassadorSarfaraz Ahmed
PSL Winners1 time (2019)
Official Websitewww.quettagladiators.com
ManagerAzam Khan
Brief Information of the Gladiators Team

Early History

Earlier in 2015, PCB had announced all the 5 city-based teams for the inaugural session of PSL. At that time, the team of Quetta was purchased by Nadeem Omar of Omar Associates in 11 million US $. At the start of 2016, Nadeem Omar revealed the official name and logo of the franchise in a ceremony. Furthermore, the decided colors of the kit are golden and purple. Eden Robe and ACM gold were the initial sponsors & partners of the team’s title in 2016.

Quetta Gladiators
Quetta Gladiators

2016-23 Seasons of Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League

At the start of PSL in 2016, Gladiators won the first two matches against Islamabad United and Karachi Kings. Later they qualified for the play-off stage after winning 6 matches out of 8. However, they lost the final to Islamabad United by 6 wickets. Ahmed Shahzad was the leading run scorer of the team whereas, Mohammad Nawaz was the leading wicket taker with 13 wickets.

The first match of Gladiators in 2017 season was against Lahore Qalandars which they won at the end. Later after winning many matches in a row, gladiators were the first team to reach the play-offs and also for the finals in the end. However, they lost the final match against Peshawar Zalmi.

After defeating them in the first match of the 2018 season against Karachi Kings, they won all the next matches in a row. However, they were unable to win the Title of PSL champions in the end.

During the 2019 season, Gladiators won 7 out of 10 matches in the group stage. After defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the Qualifier stage, they finally defeated Peshawar Zalmi in the finals. Hence, became the Champions of the PSL 2019. Later in 2020, they were unable to defend their title and ended up at the 5th position in the league’s table. However, in the 2021-23 they were unable to enter the play-offs round. 

Quetta Gladiators Squad for PSL 2024

As the PSB has only allowed a maximum of 20 players for the squad. Hence, the players picked up by the franchise for the upcoming Pakistan Super League 2024 season are:

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain)
  • Omair Yousaf
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Jason Roy
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Will Smeed
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Sohail Khan
  • Usman Qadir
  • Adil Naz
  • Sajjad Ali
CategoryPlayers
PlatinumRilee Russouw, Sherfane Rutherford, Mohammad Amir
DiamondJason Roy, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Wasim
GoldAbrar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain
SilverWill Smead, Saud Shakeel, Sajjad Ali, Usman Qadir, Omair Yousaf
EmergingKhawaja Nafay, Adil Naz
SupplementarySohail Khan, Akeal Hosein
Players Categories
Quetta Gladiators
Quetta Gladiators

Players Brief

Batters of Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2024

Sarfaraz Ahmed

Sarfaraz Ahmed is the right-handed wicket-keeper batsman of the Pakistan National Cricket Team from 2007. Furthermore, he Captained the Pakistan Team formerly in all the formats of Cricket. In PSL2024, Sarfaraz is the skipper of gladiator’s team and playing as a wicket-keeper batsman.

Saud Shakeel

Saud is a left-hand batsman of the Pakistan National Cricket Team from 2021. Moreover, he has played for gladiators in 2018-19 and 2023 season of PSL. Now, he is a squad member of Gladiators as a Middle-order Batsman in PSL 2024.

Omair Yousuf

Omair is a Pakistani Cricketer and a right-hand batsman. Formerly, he played for Quetta in 2020. For PSL 2024, he is selected by Gladiators again as a Batsman.

Rilee Rossouw

Rilee is a South-African Cricketer and a left-hand batsman of the South Africa National Cricket Team from 2014. Previously in the 2017-19 season of PSL, he played for Gladiators. However, after that he was picked up by Multan Sultans and played 4 seasons for them. Now for PSL2024 he is again picked up by Gladiators as their top-order batsman.

Jason Roy

Jason is a right-hand batsman of the England Cricket Team from 2014. Previously he played for Lahore Qalandars in 2017. Later in 2018 he was picked up by the Gladiators and played for them till 2022. Now he is again playing for the gladiators as an opening batsman in PSL2024.

Sherfane Rutherford

Rutherford is a left-hand batsman of the West Indies Cricket Team from 2018-2020. He played PSL 2020 as a squad member of Karachi Kings. Later he played for Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 2021-22. Now gladiators picked up Sherfane  as their Middle order batsman in PSL 2024.

Will Smeed

William Conrad Francis Smeed is a professional right-handed English Batsman. In addition, he is playing for Gladiators from 2022 till present as a top-order batsman.

Bowlers of Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2024

Abrar Ahmed

Abrar is a leg spin bowler of Pakistan from 2022. Previously he played PSL 2017 and 2019 as part of Karachi Kings Squad. However, in 2023 he played PSL as Islamabad United’s Squad. Now for PSL2024, he is picked up by Gladiators as a leg spin googly bowler.

Akeal Hosein

Akeal is a left arm bowler of the West Indies from 2021. He played for Multan Sultans previously. Moreover, gladiators selected him in the PSL 2024 draft.

Mohammad Amir 

Amir is a fast bowler of the Pakistan National Team from 2009-2020. He played for Karachi Kings from 2016-2023. Now for PSL2024 he is drafted by Gladiators.

Mohammad Hasnain

Hasnain plays for Pakistan National Cricket Team as a fast bowler from 2019. He started playing for Quetta Gladiators in 2019 and until now he is their permanent player. Moreover, Gladiators picked him up again for the PSL2024.

Sohail Khan

Sohail is a former fast bowler of the Pakistan Cricket team and played for Pakistan from 2008-17. Initially, he played for Karachi Kings from 2016-17 and 19. In 2018 he played for Lahore Qalandars and for Gladiators in 2020. Later he played for Multan Sultans in 2021 and Peshawar Zalmi in 2022. Now for PSL2024 he is picked up by Gladiators Franchise.

Usman Qadir

Usman is a Pakistani international leg break bowler who plays for Pakistan from 2020. At PSL2017, he was the squad member of Lahore Qalandars. Whereas in 2020-21 he was part of the Multan Sultans. Later in 2022-23 he played for Peshawar Zalmi and now for PSL2024 he is a part member of Quetta Franchise.

All-Rounders of the Gladiators Squad

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu is an all-rounder player and a T20I skipper of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team. Gladiators Franchise picked him up for the PSL2024.

Mohammad Wasim

Wasim is an all-rounder cricketer of the Pakistan Cricket Team from 2021. Previously he played for Islamabad United from 2021-23. However, for PSL2024 he is selected by Gladiators.

Emerging Players of the Quetta Gladiators Squad in PSL 2024

Adil Naz

Adil is a right-hand professional batsman of Pakistan. Gladiators drafted him for the PSL2024 as a spare/additional batsman.

Sajjad Ali

Sajjad is a first-class professional cricketer and a right-handed batsman of Pakistan. For PSL2024, he is selected by the Gladiators Franchise.

Khawaja Nafay

Nafay is a right-hand batsman of Pakistan and is drafted by Gladiators for the upcoming Pakistan Super League 2024.

FAQs

Q: Who is the Owner of the Quetta Gladiators Franchise?

A: Gladiators team is owned by a great contributor of Cricket in Pakistan Mr Nadeem Omar of a Karachi-based Company Omar Associates.

Q: Who is the Captain of Quetta Gladiators for PSL 2024?

A: The Captain of the Quetta Gladiators team for the PSL 2024 is Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Q: Who is the Coach of Quetta Gladiators?

A: Shane Watson is the head Coach of Gladiators Whereas, Shaun Tait is the bowling Coach of the team for PSL 2024.

Q: Which players are retained by the team in PSL 2024?

A: Rilee Rossouw, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Wasim junior and Abrar Ahmad are successfully retained by the team for the upcoming Pakistan Super League.

Q: How many seasons of PSL are won by the Quetta Gladiators?

A: Quetta Gladiators won only one season of PSL and that was in 2019.

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