Quetta Gladiators defeated Lahore Qalandars by eight runs in their season opener.
Lahore Qalandars opted to bowl in their season opener against Quetta Gladiators.
A new-look Qalandar unit brought in the blistering batsman Brendon McCullum as their captain to overturn their hapless show in the inaugural edition. They won only two contests out of their eight pool matches and were failed to secure a playoffs-berth.
Speaking to Ramiz Raja at the toss, McCullum pinned hopes on his batting unit and said: “We hope to keep them to a good score and chase down later. We have an explosive batting unit.”
Gladiators’ and Pakistan’s limited-overs captain Sarfraz Ahmed revealed his intentions of keeping the fighting spirit from the last season alive. “We will play attacking cricket,” Sarfraz said.