Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed says that we will be playing every match like the final, because QuettaGladiators will all take on two-time Islamabad United in the 18th game of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.
“We’re back on the table already and can’t afford any more losses. We need to win each match from here if we want to reach the knockout stage, so it is all in Abu Dhabi. In every department of the game, we have to put ourselves in the best position to be in the competition,” said Sarfaraz in an online press.
In this match, Islamabad United aims to restore itself to Gladiators in the 18th game of the remaining PSL 2021, after suffering the retrogress against Lahore Qalandars.
“Yes, we had an appalling run in Karachi, especially in our fielding, when our game plan went Haywire. That’s certainly one area we worked hard on,” he added.
Wicketkeeper-batsman said everybody knows his or her role and will not repeat his or her past mistakes.
“Every member of the team is able to offer its capabilities and to make the most of them. We want the men of our bats to stay in the wicket, and make sure that in the later part of the 20 over there are sufficient wickets to kill them. And we should use our bowling skills to restrict our adversaries,” he maintained.
Gladiators had been defeated in Karachi before the United on 1 March. However, on Friday, Islamabad will not receive all contributors to the previous winners.
Shadab Khan (c), Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Ali Khan, Akif Javed, Asif Ali, Brandon King, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Akhlaq, Musa Khan, Rohail Nazir, Umar Amin, Usman Khawaja, Zafar Gohar and Zeeshan Zameer.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Abdul Nasir, Andre Russell (partially available), Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis, Hassan Khan, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Usman Shinwari, Zahid Mahmood and Zahir Khan.
PSL Points Table 2021
PSL 2021 Schedule
|9-Jun||Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United|
|10-Jun||Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings||Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars|
|11-Jun||Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators|
|12-Jun||Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi|
|13-Jun||Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars||Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi|
|14-Jun||Islamabad United v Karachi Kings|
|15-Jun||Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars||Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings|
|16-Jun||Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators|
|17-Jun||Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi||Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars|
|18-Jun||Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars|
|19-Jun||Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings||Multan Sultans v Islamabad United|
|21-Jun||Qualifier (1 v 2)||Eliminator 1 (3 v 4)|
|22-Jun||Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1)|