8.00pm And out come the Quetta XI. And we have a new opening pair: Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal. Riki Wessels has been demoted. Mohammad Nawaz, left-arm spin, to start things off. One slip in place.
7.30pm Quetta Gladiators opt to bowl
Sammy at the toss: “We need to build partnerships that can take the game away from our opposition. That’s what we need to do today – destiny is in our hands.” Asghar is in, Ibtisam misses out. Also in is Riki Wessels, Andre Fletcher is out too.
7.20pm Lahore Qalandars, who have one win in six matches, will be watching closely tonight. They’ll be knocked out if Quetta win.
7.10pm Games come thick and fast. Having six teams mean invariably, less than 24 hours after a game, teams are expected to return to the grounds to play. That’s how it will be for Peshawar Zalmi, who square off against Quetta Gladiators tonight in Dubai. With games coming thick and fast, there’s that much more pressure on the backroom staff, particularly the physios to ensure their players are in the best shape possible. They also have to monitor recovery, minor niggles and ensure all the players are well hydrated too. Will surely make for an interesting case study, me thinks. Anyway, hello and welcome all to our live coverage. I’m Shashank Kishore and I’ll be joined by Sreshth Shah during the course of the game. Stay locked.xalmu vs kings live match live