History:

Quetta Gladiators represents the province Balochistan and has been bought by Omar Associates for $11 million (USD). Omar Associates were able to get 10-year rights to the franchise for less money as compared to the other four franchises.

In the first Season Quetta Gladiators played brilliantly lost only 2 games in the group stages and lost in the final.

 

Changes to Previous Season:

Quetta Gladiators have appointed Former Pakistan wicket-keeper Moin Khan as the head Coach while Abdul Razzaq as Bowling Coach and Julien Fountain as the Fielding Coach.

Quetta Gladiators have released Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara who joined Karachi Kings and Picks up Umar Amin from Islamabad United and Mir Hamza from Karachi Kings.

 

Rilee Rossouw, Tymal Mills and Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah Riyad had made it into the squad. Mohammad Nabi has opted out from the tournament which gives New Zealand’s All-Rounder Nathan McCullum a chance. David Willey not available due to injury during the series against India which allows Sri Lankan All-Rounder Thisara Perera gets a chance in the squad. Luke Wright and Kevin Pietersen are retained.

 

Sarfaz Ahmad the Captain and others include Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar and Asad Shafiq are Pakistan’s internationals who have been included in the side. Ahmad Shehzad, Anwar Ali and Umar Gul are likely to be very important players for the franchise. Mohammad Nawaz and Saad Nasim are the emerging players from Pakistan to look for, having recently played for Pakistan in internationals as well.

 

Quetta Gladiators Squad:

 

Pakistan’s PlayersForeign PlayersSupplementary Players
Sarfraz Ahmed (C)Kevin PietersenNathan McCullum
Ahmed ShehzadLuke WrightThisara Perera
Zulfiqar BabarRilee RossouwBismillah Khan
Umar GulMahmudullah RiyadMir Hamza
Anwar AliTymal Mills 
Asad Shafiq  
Saad Nasim  
Umer Amin  
Mohammad Nawaz  
Noor Wali  
Hassan Khan  

 

 

Quetta Gladiators Fixtures

 

DateFixturesVenue
Fri 10th Feb, 2017

Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators

15:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 16:30 PKT

Dubai
Sat 11th Feb, 2017

Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings

20:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 21:00 PKT D/N

Dubai
Wed 15th Feb, 2017

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

20:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 21:00 PKT D/N

Sharjah
Fri 17th Feb, 2017

Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

15:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 16:30 PKT

Sharjah
Sat 18th Feb, 2017

Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars

15:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 16:30 PKT

Sharjah
Thu 23rd Feb, 2017

Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators

20:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 21:00 PKT D/N

Dubai
Fri 24th  Feb , 2017

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United

20:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 21:00 PKT D/N

Dubai
Sat 25th Feb, 2017

Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

20:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 21:00 PKT D/N

Dubai

 

 

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