Lahore Qalandars have just gotten Quetta Gladiators out on 106 runs and didn’t even let them complete their quota of 20 overs. They also lost their previous match against Karachi Kings where they failed to defend a big total of 186 runs.
The real questions is, is this where the Fiasco begins for Quetta Gladiators?
We are all aware how Gladiators were seen choking at the knockout stages and the two finals of HBL PSL in the previous edition. Have a look at the PSL Points Table
What’s common between all tournaments is that they started off every time with a winning streak.
However, it is always that sudden decline of performance which makes things worse for the Gladiators even when they are constantly being called favorites. According to the PSL Scheule, there are still a lot more matches to be played but what is the reason for the sudden decline?
What’s worse this year for them is that the performance decline has just happened in the two matches of group stages where it was in the finals in the previous editions. Watch PSL 2019 Live streaming.
In a match against Karachi Kings on Sunday, they were unable to defend a total of 186 runs and today, Lahore were able to stop them on 106 runs where they couldn’t play the complete 20 overs.
This must be quite alarming for the captain and coach, Sir Vivian Richards since they wouldn’t have seen both departments failing one-by-one.
Anyway, these were just two matches where two of their departments failed simultaneously. This will still be able to qualify in the final four with 8 points.
However, it is important that Gladiator learns from the blows they are taking and shall eradicate them soon if they want to get their dream trophy. However, if they can pull of a miracle by defending this meager total of 106 runs against Lahore, a lot of questions would be wiped away.