In December 2015, when decision was finalized by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to start the PSL T20 league five teams were firstly decide to play first edition in February 2016. Quetta Gladiators was one out of five franchises. Quetta franchise was sold to Omer Associates for US $ 11 Million for the period of 10 year. It was lowest rate franchise in PSL 2016 edition.
There were 23 players in Quetta Gladiators squad for PSL 2016. Thirteen (13) out of them were Pakistani players and remaining (ten) 10 were foreign players. Sarfraz Ahmed was the Captain of Quetta Gladiators’ in PSL 2016. There were five batsmen, ten all-rounder, three wicket keepers and five bowlers included in Quetta Gladiators 2016 squad. Quetta team played exceptionally well in 2016 season of PSL but could not win the final match against Islamabad United.
The Quetta Gladiators squad for the competition was as follow.
|Team||Country||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Info|
|Ahmed Shehzad||Right hand||Right Arm Leg Break|
|Kevin Pietersen||Right hand||Right Arm off break||Overseas|
|Asad Shafiq||Right hand||Right Arm off break|
|Saad Nasim||Right hand||Right Arm Leg break|
|Rameez Raja||Right hand||Right Arm off break|
|Elton Chigumbura||Right hand||Right Arm Medium||Overseas|
|Luke Wright||Right hand||Right Arm Medium||Overseas|
|Akbar-ur-Rehman||Right hand||Right Arm Leg Break|
|Bilal Asif||Right hand||Right Arm off spin|
|Mohammad Nawaz||Right hand||Slow left arm|
|Jason Holder||Right hand||Right Arm medium||Overseas|
|Thisara Perera||Right hand||Left Arm Medium||Overseas|
|Anwar Ali||Right hand||Right Arm Fast|
|Grant Elliott||Right hand||Right Arm Medium||Overseas|
|Mohammad Nabi||Right hand||Right Arm off spin||Overseas|
|Sarfraz Ahmed||Right hand||Captain|
|Bismillah Khan||Right hand|
|Kumar Sangakara||Left hand||Overseas|
|Umar Gull||Right hand||Right Arm fats|
|Aizaz Cheema||Right hand||Right Arm fast|
|Zulfiqar Babar||Right hand||Slow left arm|
|Jade Dernbach||Right hand||Right Arm Medium||Overseas|
|Nathan McCullum||Right hand||Right Arm spin||Overseas|
It was the squad of Quetta Gladiators for PSL first edition 2016. Stay in touch with us for more details regarding Quetta Gladiators in 2018 PSL.