Quetta Gladiators who sealed their place in the top two with 14 points and having already qualified for the plays-off — will be playing their next match against Karachi Kings on March 10.
Quetta always suffered due to unavailability of foreign players in Pakistan’s leg of the tournament. Watson was among players who refused to visit last year, but this time he has made himself available for games in Karachi.
Australian cricketer Shane Watson has confirmed that he is coming to Pakistan to play PSL games in Karachi for Quetta Gladiators. In-form Aussie batsman Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Dwayne Bravo and Fawad Ahmed will be coming to Pakistan.
Quetta Gladiators, is all set to turn green during the Pakistani leg of the season as the team has introduced new home kits for the remaining matches set to be played in Karachi.
The golden shades on the team’s purple jersey have changed to green for the games scheduled in Pakistan.
“The idea was to introduce home kits as we don’t have different ‘home’ and ‘away’ kits in the PSL so far. So, we tried different combinations and decided to go with green,” Nabeel Hashmi, the Gladiators’ media manager, told Geo.tv
When asked why they opted for green, Hashmi said it was because the colour represents Pakistan. “We chose green because we are playing matches in Pakistan.”
“There was no better way to celebrate games in Pakistan for us than adding green to our shirts,” he added, noting that this will be the first time a team using a dedicated home kit in the PSL.
Gladiators are the group toppers in the PSL so far and are set to play at least three games in Pakistan.
They will play the last league match against Karachi Kings before playing the first qualifier; a win would take them to final but a defeat would make them play an eliminator match against the winner of a playoff between the third and fourth on the tables.
List of foreign players who will are coming to Pakistan:
- Shane Watson (AUS)
- DJ Bravo (WI)
- Rilee Rossouw (SA)
- Fawad Ahmed (AUS)
PSL remaining fixtures:
Match 27: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – March 9, Karachi
Match 28: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators – March 10, Karachi
Match 29: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans – March 11, Karachi
Match 30: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi – March 11, Karachi
Eliminator 1 (3 vs 4) – March 13, Karachi
Qualifier (1 vs 2) – March 14, Karachi
Eliminator 2 – March 15, Karachi
Final – March 17, Karachi