Quetta Gladiators & Lahore Qalandars will play the 2nd match of upcoming HBL PSL 2017

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 | 0

Quetta Gladiators which is one of the two finalists of last season of Pakistan Super League has come to the spotlight again and going to take part in 2nd episode of PSL as one of the most important contender. Unfortunately, they failed to touch the glorious moment in last season of PSL where they faced a defeat against Islamabad United.

However, Quetta went so close to the victory but due to the bowlers, they lost the match. The batsmen of the team did their job very well where they scored totally 174 runs in selected 20 overs. They did not think that the runs could be chased. But, United made the thing possible. They reached to the destination when they still had 8 balls in hand.

Quetta Gladiators & Lahore Qalandars will play the 2nd match of upcoming HBL PSL 2017

So, Quetta would not make the same mistake again but try to recover their form as well as their main priority is to take the trophy this time. Now, they are heading towards their first competition in the tournament which will be against Lahore Qalandars. Their game will be the 2nd match of the tournament. Quetta is currently led by Sarfraz Ahmed who is the national team wicket – keeper of Pakistan. Besides, they also pick seven foreign players in their squad where Kevin Pietersen is regarded as the icon player. Besides, they also have Luke Wright, Mahmudullah, Thisara Perera, Nathan McCullum and Tymal Mills in their squad. Pietersen and Wright were in the same team in recently finished BBL and showed extraordinary performances. Luke Wright scored more than four half centuries in last season of Big Bash. They have the ability to dominate the opponent bowlers.

On the other side, Lahore Qalandars could not make any historical statistics in last season of PSL though they also gathered some most extraordinary players in their team squad. They won just two matches by playing total eight matches and so finished the season from the group stage. So, their previous squad has changed somewhat. Brendon McCullum is the current captain of the team as well as the icon player. Besides, this time they have taken Jason Roy, Cameron Delport, James Franklin and couple of more overseas players. So, now they are much stronger than previous times.

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