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.
The two teams have faced each other 10 times, sharing an equal win-loss ratio at 5-each. However, Qalandars seem to be the dominating side in the recent past as they had defeated Gladiators in both games last season.
Two platinum stars of both the teams, Rashid Khan and Chris Gayle, will be playing their last match for their respective franchises in the sixth edition today to meet country’s international duties. The runner-ups of 2020 edition will have their hopes pinned on the duo, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez, once again. The two were instrumental in team’s victory in the first match.