Ben Cutting determined to play key role in Gladiators’ PSL journey

From our correspondent
KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators’s allrounder Ben Cutting of Australia on Wednesday said that he was ready for playing a key role in his team’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) bid.
“Yes I am ready to play a role in Quetta Gladiators’ campaign,” the 33-year old Queensland-born international allrounder told reporters here after the practise session at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre inside the National Stadium.
Defending champions Gladiators will meet two-time winners Islamabad United in the PSL-5 opener here at National Stadium on Thursday.
Ben Cutting bowled superbly in the nets, beating the batsmen several times. He is regarded as a dangerous allrounder and is expected to play a key role for Gladiators in both batting and bowling.
Cutting has played four ODIs and seven T20 International for Australia. Gladiators mostly will rely on pace-battery which also carries Sohail Khan, Tymil Mills, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain.
“Unlike in Australia where bowlers get both bounce and swing, in Pakistan pitches are different and here if you bowl with tight line and length and with a variation then it helps,” Cutting observed.
This is the second time that Cutting is playing in the PSL, with previously having taken part in the country’s major event in 2017.
“I have played 15 matches this year, also having played in Big Bash and has performed,” Cutting said.
Meanwhile Gladiators’ pacer Mohammad Hasnain told reporters that he would try his level best to become the best bowler of the PSL-5.
“I will try my level best to perform for my team and it is my desire to become the best bowler of the event,” Hasnain said.
Hasnain added that Gladiators fast bowling is great, adding, it will put the opponents in trouble.
Hasnain  bowled a few overs in the nets on Wednesday. However he overstepped most of the time. When this correspondent asked him why he most of the time overstepped Hasnain said he did not overstep on any occasion.
Bowling coach Abdul Razzaq was monitoring the bowling session.

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