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Sultans vs Gladiators: Who will shine in today's showdown?

Updated 03 Mar 2018


The Multan Sultans will clash against the Quetta Gladiators at the Sharjah stadium on Saturday.

The Sultans, a recent addition to the PSL roster, have had a fine start to the tournament under Shoaib Malik’s leadership.

The newcomers have won two of the three games they played, while the fourth match — which was to be played against Karachi Kings — was called off due to rain.

Coached and mentored by Tom Moody and Wasim Akram, the team have continued to impress everyone and look like they might be the dark horse this season.

The team's stars have been Imran Tahir and Junaid Khan, with the latter picking up a hat-trick against the Lahore Qalandars.

The Gladiators, on the other hand haven't been at their best so far in the tournament. The two-time finalists, however, did look back to their very best in Wednesday night's six-wicket win over Islamabad United.

With the loss against the Zalmis still fresh in their mind, will the Gladiators be able to perform against the Sultans — who have shown great form in most of their games.

Quetta Gladiators

Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mahmudullah Riyad (cover: John Hastings), Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mir Hamza, Umar Amin, Shane Watson, Carlos Brathwaite (cover: Jofra Archer/Ben Laughlin), Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja jr., Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan, Jason Roy (cover: Albie Morkel), Rashid Khan (cover: Chris Green), Mohammad Azam Khan and Faraz Ahmed

Multan Sultans

Shoaib Maik (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Abdullah Shafiq, Darren Bravo, Saif Badar, Umar Siddiq, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Kieron Pollard, Kashif Bhatti, Ross Whiteley, Kumar Sangakkara, Nicholas Pooran, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Imran Tahir (cover: Thisara Perera), Irfan Khan, Mohammad Abbas, and Hardus Viljoen.