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Shaun Tait joins Quetta Gladiators as bowling coach

Quetta Gladiators, on Saturday, December 16, named former Australian speedster Shaun Tait as their bowling coach for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Tait will be working alongside his former Australian teammate Shane Watson, who was earlier appointed as the head coach of the team, captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Tait sounded excited about joining a talented group of pacers, including Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jr and Mohammad Amir.

Even as Hasnain has been a part of the Gladiators for the last few seasons, Amir and Wasim Jr were traded in from Karachi Kings and Islamabad United respectively.

Tait also thanked the Gladiators’ team owner, Nadeem Omar, for showing enough faith in him.

“Hi everyone, Shaun Tait here. I can happily announce that I’ll be the bowling coach for the Quetta Gladiators for the upcoming HBL PSL. I would like to thank Mr Nadeem Omar for trusting me with the bowling group and bowlers like Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Wasim Jr and some real great talent,” Tait was quoted as saying in a video.

Tait earlier worked as the fast bowling coach of the Pakistan men’s team. Back in February 2022, he joined the team, after which he was there for 12 months.

As far as the Gladiators are concerned, Tait and Watson will be looking to turn their fortunes around after they finished at the bottom of the table last season.

The Gladiators won only three out of their 10 matches in the tournament. Tait was one of the fastest bowlers of his generation, but missed out on a lot of matches due to injuries.