The team Quetta Gladiators was the most consistent team in PSL in starting four seasons when most of it was played in the UAE and they have crowned Champions in 2019 under Sarfaraz Ahmed’s leadership. However, once the PSL moved to Pakistan they started getting exposed and their spin strategy which provided great rewards to them in four seasons backfired since then they have not been able to reach the playoffs stage for three consistent seasons. The fanbase of Quetta is very eager to find out more details about Quetta Gladiators squad 2024 & Quetta Gladiators schedule 2024 for the ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Team Quetta is owned by Karachi-based company Omar Associates which is why they get some very nice home-like support whenever they play in Karachi and their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is also from Karachi.
Complete Quetta Gladiators Team Squad 2024
Team Quetta had admitted that they have been making the same costly mistakes each year by selecting players who are not fully available for the draft or due to injuries do not have replacements available so this year they came up with the motto to fix this issue. The team owner, captain, statistician, and other core members of team Quetta were present at the event to select the best Quetta Gladiators team squad 2024.
This year we think they did a reasonably good job of covering all the angles of the game by getting good overseas batters at the top, with great bowling options on hand like (Wanindu Hasaranga, Naseem Shah, Naveen ul Haq, Mohammad Hasnain & Mohammad Nawaz). The All-rounder category is also filled with nice options. Have a look at the complete Quetta Gladiators 2024 list.
Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naveen ul Haq, Umar Akmal, Will Smeed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Naseem Shah, Odean Smith, Ahsan Ali, Umaid Asif, Muhammad Zahid, Abdul Bangalzai, Aimal Khan, Martin Guptill, Omair Bin Yousuf, Qais Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Dwaine Pretorius (replacement), Will Jacks (replacement) and Nuwan Thushara (replacement)
Quetta Gladiators Complete Squad 2023 pic.twitter.com/qdjAoloXAQ— Cricket Corner (@criccornerblog) December 16, 2022
It was revealed by Nadeem Omar that Jason Roy will be joining the franchise a bit late hence they selected Martin Guptill to have more openers available. Ahsan Ali we believe will open with either Guptil or Roy. Will Smeed who had a great last season is also another option available who can open or bat at 3 whichever is required. Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz, Wanindu, Iftikhar & Nawaz will be strengthening their late middle order to go hard in the final 6 to 7 overs of the game.
PSL 8 Quetta Gladiators Schedule
PCB has now officially confirmed the much-awaited Quetta Gladiators schedule 2024 with complete details of dates, times, venues, and opponents. Team Quetta will start their PSL 8 journey on the 15th of February against Multan. The complete Quetta Gladiators schedule is as follows.
15 Feb – Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium
18 Feb – Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Bank Cricket Arena
20 Feb – Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, National Bank Cricket Arena
21 Feb – Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Cricket Arena
24 Feb – Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United, National Bank Cricket Arena
2 Mar – Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium
5 Mar – Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium
6 Mar – Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium
8 Mar – Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium
11 Mar – Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Retained Players List of Quetta Gladiators for PSL 2024
The coaching staff and management of Quetta have not changed from the initial season of the Pakistan Super League in 2016 and they always preferred to keep playing the same players every year even though the last three years have been very difficult for them with poor performances. Nadeem Omar is also a very die-hard fan of cricket and has very good intensive knowledge about cricket will be directly involved in the PSL draft 2024 to select the best possible team for Quetta Gladiators PSL 8. They have already announced their eight retentions for PSL 2024 which are as follows.
- Sarfaraz Ahmed (Gold)
- Jason Roy (✈️) (Diamond)
- Muhammad Nawaz (Platinium)
- Iftikhar Ahmed (Diamond)
- Mohammad Hasnain (Gold)
- Will Smeed (✈️) (Silver)
- Umar Akmal (Silver)
- Naveen ul Haq Murid (Silver)
The decision for Quetta Gladiators captain 2024 is highly likely to again go in favor of Sarfaraz Ahmed as the team owner Nadeem Omar is very fond of Sarfaraz’s leadership qualities. This year team Quetta approached Babar Azam to join them and as per the news Sarfaraz was ready to let go of captaincy should Babar join their team but it didn’t happen so we expect him to continue being the captain for the franchise. Many passionate fans of Quetta are in view that Mohammad Nawaz should be made captain of QG because of his excellent bowling and batting form for the past 12 months or so and it will reduce the leadership burden of Sarfaraz Ahmed as well so he can perform brilliantly as wicket-keeper and batter.
Quetta Gladiators 2024 list will certainly feature some well-known top foreign players as they got 2 very big platinum picks left and this year they have downgraded the category of Sarfaraz Ahmed to gold. Fans of Quetta were disappointed to see Naseem Shah has not been retained by them but as per sources, Quetta will use their Right To Match (RTM) card to pick Naseem Shah in the platinum category. In the last 4 years, Quetta and Umar Gul have worked tirelessly with Hasnain and Naseem to improve their pace, line, and length so they won’t be giving up on them easily when they started to become more mature bowlers.
Will Smeed in a Silver category retention is an excellent bargain as he played some very wonderful knocks last year for Quetta which means Jason and Will be doing the opening this year for Quetta.
The main weapon for Quetta Gladiators 2024 will be their pace battery (Hasnain, Naveen ul Haq & Naseem) along with the lucky charm and Mr. consistent Mohammad Nawaz as spin option providing them good bowlers to win them games on a consistent basis.
Quetta Gladiators PSL Draft 2024 Pick Order
The complete Quetta Gladiators 2024 list will be confirmed after the completion of PSL draft 2024 where the pick order for team Quetta has been confirmed by the PCB using a statistical tool. Moeen Khan, Nadeem Omar, Sarfaraz Ahmed, and other management will be available at the draft ceremony due to be held in Lahore at a private hotel where they will try their best to rope in top players who can help them change the four-year-long poor performances pattern. The pick order for Multan Sultans PSL 8 in Draft 2024 is as follows.
- Platinum: 2nd Pick, 1st Pick, 3rd Pick
- Diamond: 5th Pick, 2nd Pick, 4th Pick
- Gold: 2nd Pick, 5th Pick, 5th Pick
- Silver: 2nd Pick, 6th Pick, 4th Pick, 3rd Pick, 3rd Pick
- Emerging: 4th Pick, 6th Pick
- Supplementary: 3rd Pick, 1st Pick
This year to select the best possible Quetta Gladiators squad 2024 their pick order in the draft is possibly the best among other franchises and they have great opportunities to rope in top players before anyone else does. We expect more English players and possibly Shakib-Al-Hassan in team Quetta for PSL 8.
Quetta Gladiators Schedule 2024 Download
The official PSL 2024 schedule for team Quetta has been announced by the PCB. We have created a nice user-friendly downloadable JPG and PDF format of that schedule mentioning all the details of Quetta Gladiators fixtures 2024 including dates, time, venues, and opposition so you can never miss out to watch your favorite stars and team play