Sarfaraz Ahmed: We conceded a few more runs than what we wanted. We did not start well in our batting powerplay either. The wicket played better today and the batters were able to play their strokes. Roy is a top player and whenever he plays more balls, he can score. The player that we were depending on (Hasaranga) did not get a NOC and that puts a lot of pressure on the team. We will talk to the boys and hopefully, we can come back in the games ahead.
Shaheen Shah Afridi is the Player of the Match and also the winning captain: (On the batters scoring runs) The idea was to score 170-180 runs. The way Fakhar and Tahir started, we thought we could get to a bigger score. Tahir was using the pace well and was batting brilliantly against world-class bowlers. Hope was superb too and he is leaving tomorrow, and our best wishes are with him. I have 7-8 bowlers and that makes my job easier. I hope that even I have as much pace as Haris does (smiles). (On his first spell) I always strive to give my team an early breakthrough. It was swinging so I thought of bowling a little fuller.
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Highlights today, Tuesday 21-2-2023. 10th Match (N), National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan Super League 2023.
Toss: Gladiators chose to field.
Quetta Gladiators team: Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Odean Smith, Abdul Bangalzai, Mohammad Hafeez, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Qais Ahmad.
Lahore Qalandars team: Fakhar Zaman, Tahir Baig, Shai Hope (wk), Kamran Ghulam, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.
Head to Head In T20’s: 14
Quetta Gladiators Won: 7
Lahore Qalandars Won: 7
(last five completed T20, most recent first)
Quetta Gladiators LWLWL
Lahore Qalandars LWWWL
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:00 PM Local
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire – Ahsan Raza
Match Referee – Roshan Mahanama
Reserve Umpire – Tariq Rasheed
Match number – PSL Season 8 – Match No. 10