Rilee Rossouw Replaces Sarfaraz Ahmed As Quetta Gladiators Captain

Rilee Rossouw Replaces Sarfaraz Ahmed As Quetta Gladiators Captain, Rilee Rossouw has replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed as Quetta Gladiators’ captain for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 9, announced the franchise on Tuesday. Sarfaraz, who led Quetta to three finals and their only title win in 2019, will participate in this year’s edition only as a wicketkeeper batter.

Rilee Rossouw Replaces Sarfaraz Ahmed As Quetta Gladiators Captain

Rossouw And Pakistan’s Saud Shakeel Were The Top

Rossouw and Pakistan’s Saud Shakeel were the top contenders to replace Sarfaraz as the skipper but the franchise ultimately decided to go with the prolific South African batter, who was one of their most important players during the 2019 PSL title win.

Who has always praised Sarfaraz, confirmed to Cricbuzz live. Earlier, Quetta’s owner Nadeem Omer, who has always praised Sarfaraz, confirmed to Geo News that the wicketkeeper batter aims to take a break from captaincy.

“Sarfaraz wants to take a break from captaincy with new head coach Shane Watson set to decide who will lead the side after consulting with the team management,” Nadeem said.

Nadeem also expressed his satisfaction with the return of Shane Watson, who joined the franchise in 2018 and was the leading run-scorer hitting 430 runs at a strike rate of 143.81, a performance that earned him the Player-of-the-Tournament award of the 2019 campaign.

He Also Urged Kevin Pietersen To Return To The Franchise

He also urged Kevin Pietersen to return to the franchise and combine forces with Watson to guide Quetta to glory. “The old family of Quetta Gladiators has started coming together again. Pietersen should also come with Quetta Gladiators in some role,” he said.

It must be noted that PSL 9 will be held in four cities. Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi with the final of the event taking place.         At the National Bank Stadium in Karachi on March 18.

Rilee Rossouw (Platinum), Mohammad Wasim, Jason Roy, Wanindu Hasaranga (all Diamond). Sarfaraz Ahmed (Brand Ambassador) Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain (all Gold), Mohammad Amir, Will Smeed (Silver) Saud Shakeel, Sajjad Ali, Usman Qadir, Adil Naz, Khawaja Nafay, Akeal Hosein, Sohail Khan, Omair Yousuf, Sherfane Rutherford, Bismillah Khan (partial replacement for Wanindu Hasaranga)

Quetta Gladiators Pakistan Super League 9 Schedule

February 18, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

February 19, 2024 Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

February 22, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

February 25, 2024, Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium.

February 29, 2024, Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Bank Stadium.

March 2, 2024, Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium.

March 6, 2024, Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium.

March 8, 2024, Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium.

March 10, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Stadium.

March 12, 2024, Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, National Bank Stadium

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