Pakistan Super League 2021 – Can Quetta Gladiators go to the knockouts?

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Pakistan Super League 2021 – Can Quetta Gladiators go to the knockouts?

Pakistan Super League 2021 – Can Quetta Gladiators go to the knockouts?

Quetta Gladiators is one of the most successful tournament teams and is one of the biggest high lights of the Pakistan Super League 2021.

They have already won the championship once, and Quetta Gladiators is the team with the highest winning percentage in the Pakistan Super League, 62%.

They have played three finals and went into a knockout stage every time during their first four seasons of the Pakistan Super League.

The only reason for Quetta in Pakistan Super League having not more than one trophy was the unavailability of their foreign players in Pakistan during the first three seasons.

The player selection of Quetta Gladiators is always very much the best. Players like Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Kumar Sangakkara, and many other top stars have played for this franchise.

Even now, top international stars like Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Duplessie, and Dale Steyn are playing for this franchise, and on paper, it looks like one of the strongest sides in this year of Pakistan Super League.

They also have the most successful T-20 skipper of Pakistan, Sarfaraz Ahmed. Also, they have the young rising star Azam khan, Naseem Shah and Muhammad Hasnain. Still, things are not looking well for Quetta Gladiators in this year of PSL 2021.

The most successful franchise has lost four consecutive matches in a row, and things are not looking very well for them.

They are at the bottom of the table, and their chances to go into the knockout stages are significantly less.

What went wrong for Quetta Gladiators in this year’s Pakistan Super League?

Toss Factor

All the matches of Pakistan Super League 2021 are currently won by teams that have won the toss.

All the teams have chosen to ball first, and all the teams have chased the targets in the National Stadium of Karachi.

Similarly, Quetta Gladiators has lost the toss all four times. As a result, every time other teams chase down their target.

The Poor form of fast bowlers

The fast bowlers of Quetta Naseem Shah, Usman Shinwari, and even the most senior bowler Dale Steyn are not performing according to their expectations.

The Weak performance of foreign stars

All the top foreign stars like Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Faf Du plessis, and Cameron Delport have not performed up to their standards.

Missing Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal

Quetta Gladiators is missing their top cricketers of Pakistan Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal in this year’s PSL.

Because these players are not available, Sarfaraz bat as an opener. As a result, it makes the middle order of Quetta Gladiators very weak this year of the Pakistan Super League.

Can Quetta Gladiators go to knockout stages in PSL 2021?

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Yes, Quetta Gladiators can go to the knockout stages of Pakistan Super League 2021. But for that, they will have to ensure they win all six matches.

And if not six, then a minimum of five of the next six games of PSL 2021

They will also have to win the matches with a big margin. And for going for knockout games, Quetta Gladiators needs to do the following things:

  • Work on Fast Bowlers

The fast bowlers of Quetta Gladiators are considered the best of the Pakistan Super League. They have the best T-20 fast bowler Umer Gul as their coach. So, they can do better in terms of fast bowling.

  • Responsibility of Top Order

The top order also required to perform up to the mark. Players like Tom Banton, Faf Du plessis, and Cameron Delport will have to perform for them in top order to provide the best starts for winning matches.

  • Sarfaraz needs to cool down.

Sarfaraz should try to cool down his nature a bit. He was misbehaving with his fast bowlers, which causes the bowlers to lose confidence in themselves.

  • Hope for an element of luck!

Quetta Gladiators will have to hope for better luck in this year of Pakistan Super League 2021. Especially in matters of toss. They will also have to hope for a better run rate.

Quetta Gladiators is the trademark of the Pakistan Super League, and they know how to bounce back. Further, we can hope they can give the best competition this time to make this year’s PSL more successful.

 

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