Despite his team's earlier defeat at the hands of Multan Sultans, Quetta Gladiators batsman Asad Shafiq has said he is "confident" that the team will level the score with the expansion franchise in tonight's face-off.

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Talking to DawnNews on Wednesday, Shafiq said that at this point of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018, the Gladiators are more focused and will try their best to notch their third victory of the tournament.

"Everyone on the team knows how much difference winning one match can make at this point," Shafiq said.

He also highlighted the importance of individual performances, saying they could ensure the team's victory.

Gladiators will face the fearsome Sultans, who are leading the pack with nine points, in the 17th fixture of the PSL's third season at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in a few hours.

The Gladiators currently find themselves languishing in fifth place on the league standings with just four points to their name.