Quetta Gladiators Playing XI in PSL

Anam Khalid

Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

Quetta Gladiators is the only team that represents the Baluchistan province of the country in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). This team is one of the five teams that have played all eight editions of PSL. They are one of the most consistent franchises of this tournament. Squad has won one out of eight editions of PSL.

Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

This franchise is owned by a Karachi-based company “Umar Associates” who paid 11 million US dollars for this team. Quetta is mentored by arguably the greatest limited-overs batsman of all time “Sir Vivian Richards”. Some of the most skillful and renowned cricketers have represented the franchise in different capacities over the years. It is abbreviated as “QG” and plays its home matches at “Bugti Stadium”.

Table of Content

Team standings for each season are given below

Team Performance

SeasonPosition
PSL Season 1 (2016)2nd
PSL Season 2 (2017)2nd
PSL Season 3 (2018)4th
PSL Season 4 (2019)Winners
PSL Season 5 (2020)5th
PSL Season 6 (2021)6th
PSL Season 7 (2022)5th
PSL Season 8 (2023)5th

Team standings of each season show that they were a force in the first four seasons but then lost the plot and have been around the bottom of the table for the last four seasons.

The squad board has been changed several times. Their current trainers are as follows

Support Staff 2023

OwnerNadeem Omar
Head CoachMoin Khan
Bowling CoachUmar Gul
MentorSir Vivian Richards
CaptainSarfaraz Ahmed

Match Results Summary

To examine the performance of the franchise of Quetta Gladiators, you can see the details of the results of all the games.

Summary of matches

SeasonMatchesWonLostTie & WonTie & LostNo ResultWin %
PSL 1 (2016)107300070.0
PSL 2 (2017)105400150.0
PSL 3 (2018)115600045.45
PSL 4 (2019)129300075.0
PSL 5 (2020)104500140.0
PSL 6 (2021)102800020.0
PSL 7 (2022)104600040.0
PSL 8 (2023)103700030.0

Squad 2023

This franchise has continually had the availability of the best T20 cricketers from the whole world. They have evaluated their demands every time and have changed their crew accordingly. Their present players who performed in the PSL 2023 are under

Playing Squad

NamePlaying Role
Martin GuptillOpening Batter
Jason RoyOpening Batter
Abdul BangalzaiBatter
Iftikhar AhmedMiddle Order Batter
Omair YousufBatter
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (WK)Wicketkeeper Batter
Will SmeedTop Order Batter
Umar AkmalMiddle Order Batter
Ahsan AliTop Order Batter
Wanindu HasarangaAll-rounder
Mohammad HafeezAll-rounder
Mohammad NawazAll-rounder
Odean SmithBowling All-rounder
Umaid AsifBowling All-rounder
Mohammad HasnainBowler
Naseem ShahBowler
Naveen-ul-HaqBowler
Qais AhmadBowler

Players Profile

A comprehensive overview of players is given below

Martin Guptill

A 36-year-old opening batter Martin Guptill is a right-handed player and plays cricket at the international level for New Zealand. This player started his career in 2006 and his most renowned shot is a short-arm pull.

Martin Guptill Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a skilled T20 expert who performs in T20 franchises around the sphere. He has performed in several match-winning whacks in all 3 formats. He performs aggressively and destroys the bowling units on his time. His T20 batting stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played332
Runs9305
Batting Average31.43
Balls Faced7135
Strike Rate130.41
100s6
50s54
Highest Score120*
6s424
4s804

Jason Roy

A right-handed opening batter Jason Roy is 33 years old and plays for England at the international level. He started his career in cricket in 2008 against Middlesex at the Oval. The player is an utter killer at the start of the innings who scores all around the ground to score quick runs.

In 2019 he played a dynamic role for the World Cup of England. He is currently the best opening batter option for league cricket teams around the world. He is linked with the team of Quetta Gladiators in the PSL and also has supported them to earn wins in several games. His statistics in T20 are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played333
Runs8640
Batting Average27.69
Balls Faced6091
Strike Rate141.84
100s6
50s57
Highest Score145*
6s317
4s963

Abdul Bangalzai

A right-handed batsman Abdul Bangalzai is a 20-year-old top-order batter who made his T20 debut against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Rawalpindi on 10 October 2020. He is a new player who is emerging in the domestic circuit.

Abdul Bangalzai Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a good stroke-maker who likes to take on bowlers and tries to build the innings with minimum risk. His T20 batting stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played29
Runs549
Batting Average21.96
Balls Faced488
Strike Rate112.50
100s0
50s4
Highest Score67*
6s16
4s51

Iftikhar Ahmed

Iftikhar Ahmed is a 33-year-old right-handed middle-order batter who bowls occasionally. He is an integral part of Pakistan’s limited-overs teams. He played his debut T20 match against Lahore Lions at Lahore on 10 October 2020. He has a very good strike rate and takes down spinners quite comfortably. He provides a late surge to the innings in the death overs.

He is a right-arm off-spin bowler who provides wickets in the middle stage of innings while maintaining a good economy rate. His T20 batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played225
Runs4334
Batting Average28.32
Balls Faced3404
Strike Rate127.32
100s1
50s28
Highest Score100*
6s191
4s306

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken46
Runs Conceded1560
Bowling Average33.91
Balls Bowled1264
Economy Rate7.40
Best Bowling Figures3/5

Omair Yousuf

Omair Yousuf is a 24-year-old right-handed top-order batter. He played his debut T20 match against Southern Punjab at Faisalabad on 21 October 2019. He helps his team to get a strong start by playing fearlessly.

Omair Yousuf Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a new entrant and can represent the Pakistan national team shortly. His batting style is as per the demands of modern cricket. His batting stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played11
Runs290
Batting Average41.42
Balls Faced200
Strike Rate145.0
100s0
50s3
Highest Score67
6s9
4s27

Sarfaraz Ahmed

Sarfaraz Ahmed is a 36-year-old right-handed wicket-keeper batter who plays in the middle order. He is captained by Quetta Gladiators in all eight seasons. He led Pakistan to their maiden Champions trophy win in 2017. He made his T20 debut against Islamabad Leopards in Karachi on 25 February 2006. He is not a big hitter but maneuvers the ball elegantly to score quick runs.

Sarfaraz Ahmed Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is an excellent wicket-keeper who is very sharp behind the stumps. He marshals his troops from there and doesn’t miss any wicket-taking opportunity. His T20 batting and wicket-keeping stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played261
Runs4145
Batting Average28.78
Balls Faced3276
Strike Rate126.52
100s0
50s17
Highest Score89*
6s75
4s391

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken140
Stumping49

Will Smeed

Will Smeed is a 21-year-old right-handed middle-order batter. He plays as an overseas player in PSL for the squad. He played his debut T20 match against Worcestershire at Taunton on 11 September 2020. He holds the record of scoring first-ever century in the Hundred tournament.

Will Smeed Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He usually plays at a one-down position. His T20 strike-rate of 150 shows how explosive he can be. He is a hard-hitting batter who plays fearless cricket. His T20 batting stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played86
Runs2219
Batting Average27.39
Balls Faced1473
Strike Rate150.64
100s1
50s14
Highest Score101*
6s119
4s214

Umar Akmal

Umar Akmal is a 33-year-old right-handed batter. He played his debut T20 match against Quetta Bears at Lahore on 4 October 2008. He has played all three formats for Pakistan in international cricket.

Umar Akmal Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He started his career as a versatile batter who preferred to attack and score big runs. He is one of three Akmal brothers who represented Pakistan internationally. After an enviable start to international cricket, his form went downwards and he lost his place in the team as a result of constant troubles on disciplinary grounds. Now he represents this team in PSL. His T20 batting stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played271
Runs5726
Batting Average28.63
Balls Faced4339
Strike Rate131.96
100s1
50s34
Highest Score115*
6s233
4s470

Ahsan Ali

Ahsan Ali is a 29-year-old right-handed batter who bats in the lower-middle order for this team in the PSL. He played his debut T20 match against National Bank at Lahore on 29 November 2013.

Ahsan Ali Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

His idol in cricket is Yuvraj Singh and his favorite shot is a push straight down the ground. His T20 batting stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played69
Runs1453
Batting Average23.06
Balls Faced1135
Strike Rate128.01
100s0
50s9
Highest Score85
6s38
4s170

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga is a 26-year-old right-handed all-rounder. He plays international cricket for Sri Lanka. He played his T20 debut match against Dhaka Dynamite at Mirpur on 11 November 2017. He is a genuine all-rounder who plays the role of finisher with the bat. He scores quick runs to help his team to a defendable total.

Wanindu Hasaranga Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a right-arm spin bowling sensation who bowls leg-spin and troubles the very best in the world. He plays league cricket all around the world. He is the backbone of Gladiators’ bowling. His T20 batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played157
Runs1760
Batting Average18.72
Balls Faced1230
Strike Rate143.08
100s0
50s7
Highest Score77*
6s54
4s175

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken216
Runs Conceded3670
Bowling Average16.99
Balls Bowled3231
Economy Rate6.81
Best Bowling Figures6/9

Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez is a 42-year-old right-handed opening batter who opens the bowling as well. He is a retired Pakistani international cricketer who has served his country for more than 15 years. He played his debut T20 match against Australia A in Adelaide on 13 January 2005.

Mohammad Hafeez Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He has played in the middle-order and lower middle-order as well. He builds the innings and holds one end in T20s. He accelerates after getting his eye in and does a lot of damage on his day.

He bowls right-arm off-spin. He doesn’t spin the ball much but his speed variations and tight lines make him a difficult bowler to face. His T20 batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played374
Runs7946
Batting Average25.79
Balls Faced6426
Strike Rate123.65
100s2
50s43
Highest Score102*
6s252
4s804

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken202
Runs Conceded4850
Bowling Average24.0
Balls Bowled4517
Economy Rate6.44
Best Bowling Figures4/10

Mohammad Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz is a 29-year-old left-hand all-rounder. He made his T20 debut against Karachi Dolphins at Rawalpindi on 26 March 2012. He is a genuine all-rounder who is equally good with both, bat and ball. He bats in the lower-middle order and can finish the innings on a high for his team. He provides balance to the Quetta Gladiator. His rise and fame came from playing for this franchise.

Mohammad Nawaz Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He bowls slow left-arm orthodox. He is a wicket-taker who bowls in the middle stages of the game. He extracts the slightest amount of spin available on the surface. He represents Pakistan in limited-overs cricket on international level. His stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played229
Runs2561
Batting Average21.34
Balls Faced2085
Strike Rate122.82
100s0
50s6
Highest Score59
6s105
4s196

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken181
Runs Conceded5080
Bowling Average28.06
Balls Bowled4021
Economy Rate7.58
Best Bowling Figures5/24

Odean Smith

Odean Smith is a 26-year-old right-handed bowling all-rounder. He made his T20 debut against Trinbago Knight Riders at Port of Spain on 9 August 2017. He plays international cricket for West Indies. He is a product of modern T20 league cricket where you have to be able to smash the ball even if you play as a bowler. He does exactly that and has a reputation as a slogger in the death overs.

Odean Smith Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He bowls right-arm fast-medium deliveries and usually bowls the death overs of an innings. His batting and bowling stats in T20 cricket are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played87
Runs641
Batting Average17.32
Balls Faced468
Strike Rate136.96
100s0
50s0
Highest Score43
6s50
4s38

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken92
Runs Conceded2386
Bowling Average25.93
Balls Bowled1465
Economy Rate9.77
Best Bowling Figures4/30

Umaid Asif

Umaid Asif is a 39-year-old right-handed bowling all-rounder. He made his T20 debut against Lahore Lines at Faisalabad on 25 June 2011. He is at the ladder of success in his career. He can score some useful runs down the order more often than not.

Umaid Asif Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler with tons of experience at the domestic level. He shares the new ball and swings it to provide early breakthroughs to his team. His stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played110
Runs407
Batting Average13.56
Balls Faced276
Strike Rate147.46
100s0
50s0
Highest Score40
6s24
4s28

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken118
Runs Conceded3110
Bowling Average26.35
Balls Bowled2326
Economy Rate8.02
Best Bowling Figures5/20

Mohammad Hasnain

Mohammad Hasnain is a 23-year-old right-handed fast bowler who has played international cricket for Pakistan. He made his T20 debut in a PSL match against Lahore Qalanders in Dubai on 27 February 2019. He is a tail-ender who does not offer much with the bat.

Mohammad Hasnain Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is one of the fastest bowlers Pakistan currently has. He can bowl at speeds around 150 mph. He got suspended due to his illegal bowling action but came back strongly with a remodeled action.

He shares the new ball for Quetta Gladiator and provides a wicket upfront and at the back of the innings. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played104
Runs93
Batting Average7.75
Balls Faced111
Strike Rate83.78
100s0
50s0
Highest Score22
6s4
4s9

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken124
Runs Conceded3231
Bowling Average26.05
Balls Bowled2255
Economy Rate8.59
Best Bowling Figures4/25

Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah is a 20-year-old right-handed Fast bowler. He made his T20 debut against Sindh at Faisalabad on 13 October 2019. His emergence to the international stage was due to his natural talent without much domestic experience. He already has a test hat trick. He can swing the bat hard if need be and scores crucial runs while batting. He has already played two match-winning cameos against Afghanistan.

Naseem Shah Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is one of those bowlers who generate high pace with easy-on-the-eye bowling action. He swings the new ball both ways and bowls tight lengths at the death. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played88
Runs103
Batting Average4.68
Balls Faced108
Strike Rate95.37
100s0
50s0
Highest Score14*
6s5
4s9

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken87
Runs Conceded2506
Bowling Average28.80
Balls Bowled1943
Economy Rate7.73
Best Bowling Figures5/20

Naveen-ul-Haq

Naveen-ul-Haq is a 23-year-old right-arm fast bowler. He made his T20 debut against Namibia in Dubai on 19 January 2017. He plays international cricket for Afghanistan. He is a tail-end batter who can hit boundaries in the later part of the innings.

He is a medium-fast bowler who bowls with the new ball delivers balls at tight lengths and has an excellent economy rate. He is known for his on-field aggression as he has been involved in many verbal sledges with opposition players. His batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played145
Runs265
Batting Average9.13
Balls Faced271
Strike Rate97.78
100s0
50s0
Highest Score25*
6s7
4s24

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken175
Runs Conceded4100
Bowling Average23.42
Balls Bowled3040
Economy Rate8.09
Best Bowling Figures5/11

Qais Ahmad

Qais Ahmad is a 23-year-old leg-spin bowler who plays for Afghanistan internationally. He is one of the many great spinners currently in the Afghanistan team squad. He played his first-ever T20 match against Band-e-Amir Dragons in Kabul on 21 September 2017. He can bat a bit at the back end of the innings.

Qais Ahmad Quetta Gladiators Playing Eleven in PSL

He is a leg-break bowler who teases the batters with his numerous variations of spin and bounce. His T20 batting and bowling stats are as under

Batting Record

Matches Played137
Runs581
Batting Average12.10
Balls Faced472
Strike Rate123.09
100s0
50s1
Highest Score50*
6s33
4s42

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken157
Runs Conceded3541
Bowling Average22.55
Balls Bowled2907
Economy Rate7.30
Best Bowling Figures5/18

How much money was paid to buy the Quetta Gladiators by Umar Associates?

Umar Associates paid 11 million US dollars to buy this franchise.

Who are the most explosive batters of Quetta Gladiators?

Jason Roy, Will Smeed and Martin Guptill are the most destructive batters of this squad.

Who is the best bowler of Quetta Gladiators?

Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain and Wanindu Hasaranga are the best wicket-taking bowlers of this squad.

How many PSL seasons has Quetta Gladiators won?

The team of Quetta has won 1 PSL season in 2019.

Who is the captain of Quetta Gladiators?

Sarfaraz Ahmad is the captain of this team.

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