Quetta Gladiators had an awful start to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six’s campaign as they experienced a heavy defeat in the opening fixture against defending champions Karachi Kings.
Sarfaraz Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators will have the opportunity today to put some points on the table against Lahore Qalandars in match four of PSL 6, who got off to a brilliant start in the competition by winning against Peshawar Zalmi yesterday.
Gladiators looked rusty in all departments of the game as they were wrapped up by Kaings for just 121 while they couldn’t manage to fight back with the ball.
However, one positive sign for Gladiators was Mohammad Hasnain’s spell, who looked sharped and were clocking around 145+ kph. The youngster will be hoping to get some support from other bowlers.
It would also be interesting to see who will open with Tom Banton or will skipper Sarfaraz continue at the top.
In bowling, they might include Zahid Mehmood, who has a great domestic season and Pakistan debut where he bamboozled South Africans with his leg-spin bowling
Meanwhile, Lahore Qalandars created a unique record for themselves as it was the first time they won their first match of any edition.
Qalandars look strong despite their last year’s performers David Wiese and Samit Patel were not up to the mark but the inclusion of Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, provided them a depth in both departments of bat and ball
Qalandars are expected to go unchanged and will look to continue their dominance in the tournament but the toss will play a key role due to dew factor.
The match will be played at the National Stadium, Karachi at 7 pm.