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.

Explore: Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators: Will Shoaib's squad flatten Sarfraz's men again?

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.

Opinion

Editorial

Policy rate hike
Updated 27 Nov, 2022

Policy rate hike

The decision to hike the policy rate by 100bps is a step in the right direction, even if intended to appease the IMF.
Vawda’s reprieve
27 Nov, 2022

Vawda’s reprieve

FAISAL Vawda should be relieved. After years of running from a reckoning for submitting a false declaration in his...
Gujarat’s ghosts
27 Nov, 2022

Gujarat’s ghosts

TWO decades have passed since the bloody Gujarat riots, one of the worst spasms of anti-Muslim violence witnessed in...
March in Pindi
Updated 26 Nov, 2022

March in Pindi

WITH the chief’s appointment out of the way and the army intent on staying out of politics, the fight is now down...
Tough IMF position
26 Nov, 2022

Tough IMF position

THE IMF has made it clear that Pakistan’s “timely finalisation of the [flood] recovery plan” — the key ...
The youth vote
26 Nov, 2022

The youth vote

PAKISTAN is an overwhelmingly young nation, with about 64pc of the population under 30. Yet our political system has...