PSL 8: Quetta Gladiators Squad 2023

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Quetta Gladiators Squad 2022

Quetta Gladiators squad 2023 for PSL 8 has been finalized and announced by the officials. Being one of the strongest teams in the league, it is favorite of the most of nation. They have been reaching the finals and secured the victory in PSL season 4. Founded in 2015, led by Sarfaraz Ahmed, QG has a huge fan following across Pakistan.

 

Quetta Gladiators Final Players List 2023 (Complete Squad)

Following is the 20-member final squad of Quetta Gladiators for the league. We have also mentioned the category of each player:

  1. Mohammad Nawaz (All rounder – Platinum – Pakistani)
  2. Wanindu Hasaranga (All rounder – Platinum – Sri Lankan)
  3. Naseem Shah (Bowler – Platinum – Pakistani)
  4. Iftikhar Ahmed (All rounder – Diamond – Pakistani)
  5. Odean Smith (Bowler – Diamond – Jamaican)
  6. Jason Roy (Batsman – Diamond – English)
  7. Sarfaraz Ahmed (Wicket keeper batsman – Gold – Captain – Pakistani)
  8. Ahsan Ali (Batsman – Gold – Pakistani)
  9. Mohammad Hasnain (Bowler – Gold – Pakistani)
  10. Umaid Asif (Bowler – Silver – Pakistani)
  11. Umar AKmal (Batsman – Silver – Pakistani)
  12. Mohammad Zahid (Bowler – Silver – Pakistani)
  13. Naveen-ul-Haq (Bowler – Silver – Afghan)
  14. Will Smeed (Batsman – Silver – English)
  15. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Batsman – Emerging – Pakistani)
  16. Aimal Khan (Bowler – Emerging – Pakistani)
  17. Qais Ahmed (Bowler – Supplementary – Afghan)
  18. Saud Shakeel (Batsman – Supplementary – Pakistani)
  19. Omair bin Yousuf (Batsman – Supplementary – Pakistani)
  20. Martin Guptill (Batsman – Supplementary – New Zealand)

 

Retained Players

  • Naseem Shah
    Naseem Shah
  • Mohammad Hasnain
    Mohammad Hasnain
  • Shahif Afridi
    Shahif Afridi
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
    Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Mohammad Nawaz
    Mohammad Nawaz
  • James Vince
    James Vince
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed
    Sarfaraz Ahmed

 

New Picks for 2022

  • Noor Ahmad
    Noor Ahmad
  • Ashar Qureshi
    Ashar Qureshi
  • Abdul Wahid Bangalzai
    Abdul Wahid Bangalzai
  • Umar Akmal
    Umar Akmal
  • Sohail Tanvir
    Sohail Tanvir
  • Naveen ul Haq
    Naveen ul Haq
  • Khurram Shehzad
    Khurram Shehzad
  • Ben Duckett
    Ben Duckett
  • James Faulkner
    James Faulkner
  • Jason Roy
    Jason Roy

 

Team History, Details and Identity

The name and logo of the team was finalized by the team owner Nadeem Omer on January 6, 2016 in Quetta. On the very next day (Jan 07, 2016), the kit was unveiled in a ceremony in Quetta. The kit comprises of two colors, purple and golden.

Logo

PSL 2018 Draft Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators logo characterizes the famous ancient ‘Galiea‘ helmet, that was put on by gladiators during the battles. The helmet is surrounded by two bats that are depicted as swords of the gladiators.

Chant

The team chant or short slogan is Kai Kai Quetta which means ‘we are coming‘. The Kai Kaislogan was taken from the war cry of Balouch Regiment which they used to chant during the 2nd world war.

Anthem

The first anthem for the team was introduced in 2016 by Fakhir Mehmood and Allan Fakir. The anthem was titled as “Chha Jaye Quetta“.

Later in 2019, DJ Bravo sung another anthem “We the Gladiators”:

 

Ambassadors

There have been various celebrities and noteworthy personalities have been nominated as ambassadors of Quetta Gladiators team. In 2017, Annie Khalid (pop singer), Kaleemullah (Chaman based footballer), Ahmed Mujtaba (Quetta based MMA fighter) were chosen as the team ambassadors. In 2018, singers Maya Ali and Faakhir Mehmood got this role. However Maya Ali is the only to continue as team ambassador by 2019. Prior the 2017 season, Quetta Gladiators also introduced their official mascot named “Gladdy“.

Sponsors

For the first edition of Pakistan Super League 2016, Edenrobe were the title sponsor whereas ACM Gold were the official partner. In second edition in 2017, Jubilee Insurance became the main sponsor of the team. Latter Master Oil is the associate sponsor and Chocka and KHL are the official partner of the team. PTV Sports and Suno FM 89.4 are the media partners of Quetta Gladiators. Tampad is the streaming partner as yet.

Following were the sponsors of Quetta Gladiators for PSL 2020:

  • Front Branding: Engro
  • Back Branding: Engro
  • Chest Branding: Master Oil
  • Sleeve Branding: KFC, Jang, Ignite

 

Coaching/Management Staff

  • Owner: Nadeem Omer (Omer Associates)
  • Chief Operating Officer: Haris Jalil Mir
  • Player Acquisition Head: Nabeel Hashmi
  • Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed
  • Mentor: Shahid Afridi
  • Head Coach: Moin Khan
  • Batting Coach: Vivian Richards
  • Fielding Coach: Julian Fountain
  • Bowling Coach: Umar Gul
  • Manager: Azam Khan
  • Physiotherapist: Usman Ghani
  • Trainer: Rashid Qureshi

 

 

Schedule

#DayDateMatchesVenueTime
1Wednesday15-FebMultan Sultans vs Quetta GladiatorsMultan6:00 PM
2Saturday18-FebKarachi Kings vs Quetta GladiatorsKarachi7:00 PM
3Monday20-FebQuetta Gladiators vs Peshawar ZalmiKarachi7:00 PM
4Tuesday21-FebQuetta Gladiators vs Lahore QalandarsKarachi7:00 PM
5Friday24-FebQuetta Gladiators vs Islamabad UnitedKarachi7:00 PM
6Thursday2-MarLahore Qalandars vs Quetta GladiatorsLahore7:00 PM
7Sunday5-MarIslamabad United vs Quetta GladiatorsRawalpindi7:00 PM
8Monday6-MarQuetta Gladiators vs Karachi KingsRawalpindi7:00 PM
9Wednesday8-MarPeshawar Zalmi vs Quetta GladiatorsRawalpindi7:00 PM
10Saturday11-MarQuetta Gladiators vs Multan SultansRawalpindi7:00 PM

 

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Comments 5

  1. Abdullah Ashar

    Insha Allah this year we will win #best wishes for gladiators

  2. Arslan

    I am Arslan shahzad and I am alrounder my age is 17 and i want to join quetta I am big fan of Quetta

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Naseem Shah
Mohammad Hasnain
Shahif Afridi
Iftikhar Ahmed
Mohammad Nawaz
James Vince
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Noor Ahmad
Ashar Qureshi
Abdul Wahid Bangalzai
Umar Akmal
Sohail Tanvir
Naveen ul Haq
Khurram Shehzad
Ben Duckett
James Faulkner
Jason Roy