[PSL] Quetta Gladiators Fans Thread

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  1. Red Devil
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    If the pitches are anything like last year then they'll be alright with Nawaz, Babar etc in the lineup.
     
  2. iAd
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    We also let Sangakarra go. Think man Sanga and KP in the same lineup with back up from Luke, Sarf and Shehzad. Would be amazing.
     
  3. Ahson8
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    And Rossouw
     
  4. iAd
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    Oh yeah we have him this year as well. We could easily rotate between the four. Play three of them and one international bowler. With back to back matches it would have been really helpful without weakening our batting at all. Quetta isn't bad this year but they could have been sooo much better.
     
  5. Ahson8
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    If their bowling doesn't let them down, they could do okay.
     
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    Tymal Mills sold for $1.5 m in IPL and stupid Gladiators management keeping him on the bench
     
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    Pietersen reveals his plans on PSL’s Lahore final

    SHARJAH – Quetta Gladiators’ star batsman Kevin Pietersen has stated Sunday that once his side qualifies for the PSL 2017 final, he will then make his decision on playing the game in Lahore.

    “I haven’t yet decided whether to go or not; if Quetta reaches the final then I will decide on it,” said the right-handed batsman, who scored an unbeaten 88 to help his side chase down Lahore’s 200-run total. “Right now the team has momentum behind it and we will hopefully reach the final,” KP was quoted by TheExpressTribune.

    The 36-year-old was happy he could turn around his PSL form, which had previously seen him score three runs in three innings. “I play my innings according to the need of the team,” said Pietersen. “Today I was able to play some good shots so I kept on going.”

    Lahore had been the first team to reach the 200-run mark in this year’s PSL but Pietersen believes sometimes chasing such totals is easier. “When you have 200 runs to chase it is easier than chasing 120 since you aren’t looking at the target but instead just keep on hitting.”

    The controversial batsman added he was not worried about his poor form. “I was in the top 10 run-scorers during Australia’s Big Bash League so my recent lean run wasn’t bothering me,” he said. “In sports, you have more bad days than you have good days.”

    Pietersen recently decided to drop out of the Indian Premier League, citing family reasons for doing so. “I have no plans to play cricket after this PSL ends since I have to give time to my family,” he said. “I have a young family and a daughter of one. I will think about what to do in the summer.”

    https://www.pakistantribe.com/52792/pietersen-reveals-plans-psls-lahore-final
     
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    Holding PSL final in Lahore to be great thing for Pakistan cricket: Viv Richards

    Former West Indies’ great and Quetta Gladiators’ mentor, Sir Vivian Richards believes that holding PSL final in Lahore would be a very positive step for Pakistan cricket as it will boost up the interest for the sport there.

    “Holding the final in Lahore would be a great thing for Pakistan cricket. Such a game will go a long way in generating and rejuvenating interest in the game in Pakistan,” Viv told Pak Passion during an interview.

    “It is my belief that there is too much talent in Pakistan and regardless of how good a team maybe in terms of ranking, they will always derive the greatest pleasure by playing in front of their home crowds. They want and need the adulation they receive from their home fans on their home soil,” the West Indies’ great added.

    He also revealed that he would not mind visiting Pakistan for the final of PSL if there are proper security arrangements put in for players and staff.

    “I, for one, would have no problems in going to Pakistan as long as arrangements are in place and it would be more welcoming for us if Quetta Gladiators are in the final once again,” he further told.

    He recalled some of his unforgettable moments while touring Pakistan and told that love for the game in that part of the world is inspirational.

    “I have always felt that it doesn’t matter where the game is played as long as the game is loved itself. In Pakistan, the love for the game is inspirational to say the least. I remember clearly that we used to travel the length and breadth of the country,” he said.

    However, he has some horrific memories of touring Pakistan as well, “One must remember that those were the days when the Russians had invaded Afghanistan and we could hear the vibrations from the bombs being dropped across the border when we played in Peshawar.”

    Viv named some of his friends from Pakistan and said that he always enjoyed playing there, “All in all, I have fond memories of Pakistan and I am very honoured to have some great friends from that country such as Imran Khan, the Late Wasim Raja, Javed Miandad and the squash player Jahangir Khan.

    These are some of the many players and adversaries in Pakistan I have a lot of respect for.”—AFP

    http://pakobserver.net/holding-psl-...reat-thing-for-pakistan-cricket-viv-richards/
     
  11. Fireworks11
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    Gul got a nasty delivery from fiery Wahab tonight. Wishing him a good recovery.

     
  12. Ahson8
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    Ehsan Adil to replace Umar Gul in Quetta squad

     
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    Broken arm rules Umar Gul out of PSL

    Umar Gul, the former Pakistan paceman who is representing Quetta Gladiators, was on Sunday (February 26) ruled out of the rest of the Pakistan Super League with a fractured left arm, said an official.

    “Gul fractured his arm while batting in the Quetta Gladiators’ game against Peshawar Zalmi (on Saturday) after he was hit by a delivery from Wahab Riaz,” said a spokesman for Quetta.

    Gul, 32, had played only one game in the tournament before Saturday, taking just one wicket. He was batting on two when he was hurt, and could not bowl in Peshawar’s innings.

    Gul played his last international game for Pakistan in England in September 2016. In all, he represented the country in 47 Tests, 130 One-Day Internationals and 60 Twenty20 Internationals.

    “It’s a great setback for me, I hope all my fans pray for me,” said Gul.

    Quetta lost to Peshawar by two wickets but still finished second on the PSL table. They play Peshawar again in the first playoff in Sharjah on Tuesday.

    Quetta have summoned Ehsan Adil, another Pakistan discard, as Gul’s replacement.

    http://www.wisdenindia.com/cricket-news/broken-arm-rules-umar-gul-out-of-psl/243545
     
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    Wake-up call before playoffs, says Sarfraz

    Sarfraz Ahmed, the Quetta Gladiators captain, said on Sunday (February 26) that he hoped his team would learn the hard lessons from their two defeats that will serve as a wake-up call before the all-important playoffs in the Pakistan Super League.

    Quetta snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against Islamabad United on Friday before losing their next game against Peshawar Zalmi the following day, leaving them second on points table.

    They now face Peshawar in the playoff tie between the top two teams in Sharjah on Tuesday.

    Sarfraz, who is also the captain of Pakistan’s Twenty20 International and One-Day International squads, said the two defeats had set alarm bells ringing within the camp.

    “The two defeats become a good thing, a wake-up call, which is a good sign and that too before the playoffs,” said Sarfraz. “We can improve in the areas in which we lacked, and learn our lessons.”

    Sarfraz admitted that his team was short on runs in the last two games. ”We were short of runs in both those matches,” said Sarfraz, whose team was bowled out for 128 by Peshawar. “We didn’t score too many runs, especially we didn’t manage much in the last five overs but our bowlers did well.

    “You must give credit to Shahid Afridi, he played quite an unusual innings and you must give credit to him the way he batted and scored the winning runs,” said Sarfraz of Afridi, who hit 45 not out to steer his side past the winning post.

    Sarfraz said his team had retaining its fighting spirit despite the twin defeats. “The best thing is that we have not lost any match in a one-sided manner,” he pointed out. “We lost after putting up a good fight and the players are fighting all the way. The way we lost the Islamabad game (by one run after looking in control) was disappointing, so whatever position we have in the playoffs, we will have to eliminate all the mistakes. The good thing is that the players are learning, and I will give credit to the bowers.”

    Sarfraz said the PSL captaincy would put him in the right frame for international matches. “Captaincy in the IPL is good for me,” he agreed. “When there is pressure on you, you learn. This PSL is more competitive because teams have come better prepared and that will help me when I lead Pakistan in future.”

    Sarfraz will skipper Pakistan during next month’s tour to the West Indies, where they play four T20Is and three ODIs. Misbah-ul-Haq is likely to lead the side in the three-match Test series.

    Sarfraz praised the spirit in Quetta’s dugout, where Moin Khan, the coach, and Viv Richards, the mentor, are great sources of inspiration.

    “It’s a motivational dugout,” said Sarfraz. “All the players and management are involved, we have Moin and Viv Richards who are thoroughly involved and the team management is always keen. So it’s the best dug-out.”

    http://www.wisdenindia.com/cricket-news/wake-up-call-before-playoffs-says-sarfraz/243542
     
  15. London_Lahori
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    Right, to jump ship and bandwagon Quetta now!
     
  16. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Quetta lose Perrera and Mahmudullah ... think they will play Wright,Pietersen,Rossouw and Mills

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  17. Fireworks11
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    Mills and KP make this team dangerous.
     
  18. Mohsin
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    Perera is a good loss

    But Quetta have suddenly got in to a rot at the wrong time. Need to pull things together
     
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    What do you mean he is a good loss.. they dont have any quality pacers.. all they have is mills and anwar ali lol.

    You wont get rank turner in every game

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  20. Mohsin
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    Perera is a nothing bowler...now hopefully they'll play Luke Wright who is WAAAAY better than Perera batting wise and bowling.
     
  21. Passionate Pakistani
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    Perrra actually bowled well and give them hitting ability at end as well. With both mahmudullah and perrera gone, their late order hitting is all down to anwar ali lol.

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    Mahmadullah I agree 100%, he showed his bowlng skills in the last game...but as for Perera, I stand by my belief that Wright is much better.
     
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    Quetta Gladiators’ Tymal Mills expects slow pitch to be a boon against Peshawar Zalmi

    SHARJAH // Tymal Mills, the Quetta Gladiators fast bowler, is confident he can pose a significant threat against Peshawar Zalmi, despite the slow pace of the wicket in Sharjah.

    The left-armer missed all the Pakistan Super League matches his side played at the UAE’s oldest cricket venue last week due to a hamstring injury.

    After making his return at the Dubai International Stadium, he took three wickets on Saturday night against the same opposition Quetta will be faced with in the first play-off match.

    Peshawar’s leading batsmen struggled against his pace, on a Dubai pitch that offered more carry than is generally the norm up the road in Sharjah.

    "I don’t mind bowling on slow pitches," Mills said. "I have tended to do well in the subcontinent whenever I have bowled there over the past few years.

    "If you bowl quick, at that heavy length, with it not bouncing much the batsmen tend to struggle. You have to be disciplined with your lines, and not give any width at all."

    At one point in the final league match, Mills appeared to be offering Kamran Akmal, Zalmi’s leading run-scorer this season, tips on how to play his bouncer.

    "He was begging," Mills said. "I had already bowled a bouncer that over, and he was trying to claim that was above his shoulder also.

    "I was trying to point out to him he was ducking down, and he needed to stand up taller. I don’t tend to get too involved, unless I’m really, really fired up."

    Mohammed Hafeez, who was one of Mills’ victims in Dubai, said the fact his side won on Saturday shows they are capable of blunting his threat.

    "He bowled well in that particular game, but at the end of the day it is all about winning that game," Hafeez said.

    "As a team, we have seen him in a couple of games, and now faced him. As a batting unit we are very confident we can handle any situation or bowling attack.

    "We have match winners. On that pitch, at one stage we were nowhere, then all of a sudden a good innings by Shahid Afridi got us across that line.

    "We are confident going into the play-offs. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going into it."

    The winner of tonight’s match in Sharjah progresses directly to Sunday’s final in Lahore.

    The losing side get a second chance, as they will face the winner of Wednesday’s meeting between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings on Friday.

    Hafeez said Zalmi are confident because of the nature of their win against Quetta three days earlier.

    "It was a great game of cricket and we got across that line because of the great efforts of Shahid Afridi," Hafeez said.

    "It is something very special for a team to feel those winning moments in the dressing room, especially going forward into the play-offs.

    "Against that opposition, so far we have played very well. We as a team are confident of handling the pressure, because these matches require that."

    http://www.thenational.ae/sport/cri...low-pitch-to-be-a-boon-against-peshawar-zalmi
     
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    Julien Fountain will travel to Lahore if Quetta qualifies

    SHARJAH: Julien Fountain, Pakistan Cricket team's former fielding coach and currently the fielding coach of PSL team Quetta Gladiators, has confirmed that he will travel to Lahore if Quetta qualifies for the final of Pakistan Super League.

    The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday confirmed that it has the permission from government in hand to host PSL2017 final in Lahore, and Julien Fountain has termed this move as fantastic.

    England based Fountain, who was first appointed Pakistan's specialist coach in 2006 under Bob Woolmer and then re-appointed for a two-year stint from 2012, told geo.tv that he's looking forward to visit Lahore for the final.

    "I'm member of Quetta staff and if they make it to final, I will be traveling to Lahore. I have lived in Lahore and have many found memories of living there, so I'm really looking forward to it," he said when asked if he would visit to Lahore.

    "Lahore is an amazing city, I really enjoyed my time there. Wonderful people, wonderful place. I really had good time so I'm looking forward to traveling lahore myself," said 46 year old Julien Fountain.

    The QG fielding coach added that he has spoken to several players during the second edition of Pakistan Super League on his experience of living in Lahore but said that the decision of visiting Lahore would be entirely individual's choice.

    "During this tournament (PSL) I have spoken to several international players and I have given my opinion. However, it will be down to them," he said.

    The former baseball Olympian added that having Cricket back to Lahore is fantastic for people of the city and hoped that the fans in the historic city would get to see good standard of Cricket.

    "It's fantastic that cricket is coming back to Pakistan, I hope and pray that we can bring good standard of Cricket to Lahore and we can put a good display to everybody," said Julien Fountain, who has also been in coaching staff of West Indies, England and Bangladesh.

    https://www.geo.tv//psl/latest/132692-Julien-Fountain-will-travel-to-Lahore-if-Quetta-qualifies
     
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    Will be surprised if KP travels, if Quetta make it.
     
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    Razzaq hails PCB decision to host PSL final in Lahore

    DUBAI: Assistant and bowling coach of Quetta Gladiators Abdul Razzaq while welcoming the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to host Pakistan Super League final in Lahore, said that it was a good decision by the board.

    “Our nation was missing cricket in the country. I hope it is staged successfully. People are so excited about the final. It will be good for Pakistan cricket”, he said while talking to Geo.tv.

    Talking ahead of the playoff against Peshawar Zalmi, he said that bad luck cost them last few games.

    “It’s good that Quetta Gladiators took the second position during the league stages. We had a bit of bad luck during the last few matches. Quetta Gladiators have been playing good cricket throughout the tournament and if we don’t commit those mistakes again, then Quetta has the ability to beat Peshawar Zalmi today”, he added.

    He said that in T20 cricket every day was a new day and if the team gets momentum early in the match then they can beat any side.

    “Every day in T20 is different. If we get momentum and players feel confident then they can beat any side. During the start of the tournament, Quetta were beating all other teams and they looked unbeatable but we lost few matches”, he added.

    Gladiators assistant coach said that they were looking to win this match to qualify for the finals.

    “We are playing it like it’s the semi-final or final for us”, he said.

    Talking about the key players for his team against Zalmi, he said that Ahmed Shehzad and Kevin Pietersen could play an important role.

    “Their performance would be important for us. If Shehzad scores runs at the top then things would become much easier for us”, he further added.

    https://www.geo.tv//psl/latest/132778-Razzaq-hails-PCB-decision-to-host-PSL-final-in-Lahore
     
  27. Fireworks11
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    So Shehzad will carry the batting in the final

    KP won't travel
     
  28. Mohsin
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    2 PSLs...2 finals.
     
  29. Express Pace
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    What a win guys!!!!!!!!
     
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    Let's hope they go one further this time
     
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    LOL no way. Was an entertaining game. Shows u r never out of it in t20 lol
     
  33. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Who is Quetta fan? Present yourself for a punch on the face.
     
  34. Mohsin
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    Assssssssssssalaaaaaamualaaaaaikum...
     
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    I'm on mobile, hit the button accidentally.
     
  37. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Thats what I thought LOL
     
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    Hope they lose the final in Lahore.
     

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