Deccan Gladiators announced Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz as their captain for the upcoming edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 and he said that the team’s first goal will be to qualify for the knock-out stage.
“My aim is to play good cricket as a team. We should entertain the crowd and while doing that, we want to qualify for the semi-finals and the final,” said Wahab Riaz in a release.
The team has also brought in Afghanistan’s right-arm fast bowler Hamid Hasan and Asif Khan, the 31-year-old right-handed all-rounder from UAE. Wahab Riaz and Hamid Hasan are two of the most experienced fast bowlers in limited-overs cricket and their addition will add more firepower to the Gladiators bowling attack.
Asif re-joins the Gladiators after a gap of one year when he played for Pune Warriors. They come in as replacements for Evin Lewis, Ryan Rickleton, Ravi Bopara and Zahoor Khan.
Speaking about the squad, the skipper said, “It is a great squad, a lot of all-rounders and batsmen who can…