Sammy led Zalmi is the one-time PSL champion while on the other hand Gladiators were not so lucky to finish the tournament well. But now it’s a new season and both the teams have got some new players who are ready to make the difference in the third contest of the fourth season of the league.
Former Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq is one of the attractive addition to the Zalmi’s side as his presence in the ground will help skipper Sammy to sort out things quickly. His experience as a captain and ability to hit the ball big will surely contribute something worthy for the Yellow storm.
Kieron Pollard is yet another player to watch out for in the upcoming season as the right-handed batsman keeps the ability to benefit his team with all-round performance. His experience of playing 446 T20s ensures that he will help his team in a pressure situation. He has 8753 runs in T20s at an average of 29.97.
Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal is ready to roar this time around as well as he was the second highest run-scorer of the last season with 425 runs. His power-hitting ability top the order makes him compelling on teh field.
Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali will lead the pace battery of Zalmi while Sameen Gul and Umaid Asif will help them get an edge over opponents. Young Ibtisam SHaikh can be a trump card for Zalmi if he gets a chance in the match.
On the other hand, Gladiators will be having the services of Shane Watson and Rilee Rossouw who both can destroy opponents on their day. Rossouw is the demand of leagues around the world as he has the experience of playing 153 t20s while Watson is threatning batsman top the order. The Aussies batsman has recently scored a century in the Big Bash League (BBL).
Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad will add the local flavor to the batting line of Gladiators. Both the batsman are capable of playing long innings and can be lethal for their team on the day.
With the likes of Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, and Mohammad Nawaz Gladiators are looking strong on the page in bowling.
Having formidable sides, both the teams are ready to roar in their first appearance in this league. Hopefully yet another exciting contest awaits the cricket fans.