In the 5th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the first match between defending champion Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United will be played.
Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmad and Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan held a joint press conference at the National Stadium.
Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmad said, “It is not in the mind to challenge anyone but if they are defending champions, the pressure is there. The honor will be defended. The team is good.
He said that Naseem Shah would not join the team because of the rehabilitation process. The quality players present in the team will make good combinations. The foreigners who are coming to Pakistan and watching the environment, their perception is changing.
Sarfaraz Ahmad expressed his best wishes to Shadab Khan and congratulated Shadab Khan for captaincy of the team. He said that He may also lead Pakistan in future.
Shadab Khan, captain of Islamabad United, said that Sarfaraz is a former captain. They are close friends outside the ground but there is competition in the field.
“Our team is balanced, every player can play a good role. If I have played with senior cricketers in the team, it will not be difficult to captain,” he said.
Referring to Dale Steyn, Shadab Khan said that Dale Steyn will join the team after the first 3 matches. He added that every team in the PSL is good. All matches are big matches. Sarfaraz always gave confidence so I miss him.