Quetta Gladiators, one of the most powerful teams in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), is preparing for some exciting changes with the addition of former Australian pacer and Pakistan’s bowling coach to their roster ahead of PSL season nine. Earlier, they added Shane Watson as their head coach and promoted Moin Khan as their team’s director. Let’s see what other exciting changes are happening in Quetta Gladiators as February 17 approaches.
New bowling coach
The 40-year-old, who earlier trained Afghanistan at the 2021 T20 World Cup and Pakistan from March 2022 to January 2023, is set to take over as the Quetta Gladiators’ fast bowling coach. His knowledge and experience are expected to provide a fresh dimension to the team’s bowling approach.
The new fast-bowling coach expressed his excitement about working with some excellent talent in the group. In a video message, he expressed his joy in coaching players such as Mohammad Wasim Jr., Mohammad Hasnain, and Mohammad Amir.
He also looks forward to working with the famous Shane Watson, who has taken over as head coach for the next season.
Here is the squad they selected on 13 December 2023
“Rilee Russouw, Sherfane Rutherford, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Wanindu Hasaranga, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hasnain, Abrar Ahmad, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Will Smead, Saud Shakeel, Sajjad Ali Jnr, Usman Qadir, Omair Bin Yousuf, Adil Naz, Khawaja Mohammad Nafay, Akeal Hosein, Sohail Khan.”Quetta Gladiators squad for PSL 9 (Confirmed)
An ex-player returns?
Another exciting factor is the potential of former England batter Kevin Pietersen coming to the Quetta Gladiators for the ninth season of the PSL. From 2016 to 2018, Kevin Pietersen was a crucial player for Quetta Gladiators.
During those three years, he made an immense contribution to the team’s victory. Fans are looking forward to seeing Pietersen back in action for the franchise now that Shane Watson has been named head coach.
Reaction from the Gladiator fans
Fans expressed their desire to see the explosive combo of Watson and Pietersen reunited in the Gladiators’ camp. Pietersen, known for his engaged social media presence, responded to the expectation by keeping the enthusiasm alive. He said on X (previously Twitter), “Maybe one day!” keeping the door open for a possible comeback to Quetta Gladiators.
The Quetta Gladiators are preparing for a competitive and entertaining season as they go through these exciting changes. The gladiators just increased the hype of the show by adding Shaun Tait, and the possible return of Kevin Peterson.
The Gladiators are developing an experience for fans, promising the excitement of seeing some of the finest in the game. Keep an eye out for additional information as PSL season nine approaches, promising a new chapter in Quetta Gladiators’ history.