Quetta Gladiators have lost the plot in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League, languishing at the last spot with only two points in the bag so far.
They have been sloppy in the field, miser with the bat and poor with the ball. This has been the primary reason for their downfall. The 2019 PSL winners have got their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed performing well at the top, but other batsmen haven’t helped him.
They have won only one game this season and lost four in a row. They opened the account in their last encounter against Muhammad Rizwan’s Multan Sultans, grabbing a victory by 22 runs. But is this enough for them to cement a place in the next round as all sides prepare for the Dubai leg of the competition?
How can Quetta redeem themselves?
They’ve faced the most trouble with their opening pair. Usman Khan looked subliminal on his PSL debut against Multan Sultans before the pandemic wrapped things up in a jiffy. The Karachi-born right-handed batter struck a magnificent 50-ball 81 before South Africa’s Imran Tahir dismissed him.
He could be the answer to Quetta’s batting woes, making the most of the power-play and let Sarfaraz and Azam Khan do the rest in the death overs.