Islamabad United team holds on the honor to be the 1st Champions of Pakistan Super League (pslt20). The franchise won the first PSL title, defeating Quetta Gladiators in the final. Islamabad united team is a professional pslt20 cricket franchise of Pakistan Super League.
Islamabad United team belongs to Islamabad capital territory and is the beautiful city of Pakistan. PSL 2018 Islamabad united team has been announced through the PSL Draft held in 2017. The Franchise came into existence with the Formation of Pakistan Super league pslt20 at the end of Year 2015. Islamabad united team was purchased through UAE’s leonine worldwide funding via its sports activities entity leonine international sports. Owners of this franchise are Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi.
The Captain of the team is the former captain Of Pakistan International team, who is also regarded as the best test skipper of Pakistani history (Classy batsman Misbah-ul-Haq). At the same time as dean jones (former Australian player) is the top teach of this splendid frenchise. Islamabad united is the champion of PSL 2016 (first season of Pakistan Super League)
The other Teams participating along with United are;
In pslt20 Pakistan Super League 2018, each team is supposed to play 2 matches against its counterpart. The matches schedule is provided here . Don’t miss any Single match of this sensational season. The 1st match will begin immediately after Opening Ceremony and the feast will begin.
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Islamabad United Team Personnel
|Owner||Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi|
|Home ground||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|PSL wins||1 (2016)|
|2017||JS Bank||Q Mobile||PTCL||Dunya News & Mocca Coffee|
Islamabad United Team Squad:
|Misbah ul Haq(Captain)||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 140,000||2016||Local|
|Asif Ali||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 25,000||2016||Local|
|Hussain Talat||Left Handed Batsman||US $ 10,000||2016||Local|
|Iftikhar Ahmed||Right Handed Batsman||Us $ 25,000||2018||Local|
|Alex Hales||Right Handed Batsman||Amount Disclosed||2018||Overseas|
|Sahibzada Farhan||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 10,000||2018||Local|
|Andre Russell||Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm fast Bowler||US $ 140,000||2018||Overseas|
|Hussain Talat||Left Handed Batsman & Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler||Amount Disclosed||2017||Local|
|Fahim Ashraf||Left Handed Batsman & Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler||US $ 50,000||2018||Local|
|Amad Butt||Right Handed Batsman & Right Arm Fast Bowler||US $ 25,000||2016||Local|
|Shadab Khan||Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm Leg Break||Us $ 50,000||2017||Local|
|David Willey||Left Handed Batsman & Left Arm Medium Fast||Amount Disclosed||2018||Overseas|
|Sam Billings||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 25,000||2016||Overseas|
|Luke Ronchi||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 70,000||2018||Overseas|
|Mohammad Hassan||Right Handed Batsman||Amount Disclosed||2018||Local|
|Mohammad Sami||Right-arm Fast||US $ 50,000||2016||Local|
|Rumman Raees||Left-arm medium fast||US $ 25,000||2016||Local|
|Samuel Badree||Right-arm Leg Spin||US $ 70,000||2016||Overseas|
|Zafar Gohar||Slow Left Arm Orthodox||US $ 25,000||2018||Local|
|Mohammad Hasnain||Right Arm Fast||Amount Disclosed||2018||Local|
Team Management & Coaching Staff:
|Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi (LGS)||Owner|
|Waqar Younis||Bowling Coach/Director|
|Dean Jones||Head Coach|
|Saeed Ajmal||Spin Bowling Coach|
|Rehan ul Haq||Co-Manager|
PSl 2018 Islamabad United team in the Past
In 2015 PCB affirm the PSL first series will play in February 2016 and for that reason 5 franchises turned into existence to one in every of a kind business enterprise. Islamabad united franchise turn out to be sold to leonine global sports activities sports for us $ 15 million throughout 10 years.
Islamabad united group completed its 16 game enthusiasts squad for Pakistan amazing league T20 2018 collection. Misbah ul Haq retained as the captain and his elegance in PSL 2018 is also retained. Andre Russell in platinum elegance. In diamond elegance crew retained Mohammad Sami and Samuel Badree. In gold elegance team retained Rumman Raees and Shahdab khan who became in growing category jumps to gold elegance due to his outstanding performance. In silver category group retained Amad butt, Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed.
Key Players for PSL 2018 Islamabad United Team:
The class and strength of the players is the key in the success and the forte of a team that lead it to the victory stands. A sudden century by Sharjeel Khan in the Playoff, lead Islamabad United in the Finals of the 1st season of PSL. Let us have a look at the Key players of Islamabad United.
Misbah-Ul-Haq is regarded amongst the top 10 most senior player of the entire Pakistan Super League. The man has got enormous strength, passion, courage and class along with the experience that he can bash any team at any time. Misbah has got such a talent and experience that he can turn any situation in his favour at any time. Along with the skipper the other very supportive player who is termed as key for Islamabad United is Mohammad Sami who is the Key Striking bowler for United. Shadab Khan Mesmerizing Leg Spin Class as well as splendid batsmen at the bottom end. Rumman Raees (Vice Captain), emerged as a classy medium pace bowler. Rumman has made his mark in no time for the international team of Pakistan. His mixed arm slow and pace deliveries will definitely deceive many batsmen.
International Key Players:
- Andre Russell
- Samuel Badree
- JP Duminy
- Luke Ronchi
- Sam Billings.
Previous Series Performance:
After the Terrible start of PSL 2016 series Islamabad United finished on the 3rd spot out of five teams. In group stage, Islamabad United team played eight Matches and won four out of it and qualified for the Eliminator. Islamabad united won first eliminator by crushing Karachi kings by 9 wickets, who finished at 4th place. In that match the key player was Mohammad Sami who took 5 wickets for just 8 runs in his 4 over spell.
That’s how the key players change the fortune of the teams. Later on the scintillating century of Sharjeel Khan against the Peshawar Zalmi put the crowed on silent mode as he cruised to 117 of just 62 balls making the match a pretty one sided affair. United, spinner Imran Khalid took four wickets for 20 runs and Andre Russell three for 37. The win took United through to the final against Quetta Gladiators.
In the final encounter of PSL 2016 Islamabad United won by Islamabad by six wickets. United opted to bowl first after winning the toss and the Gladiators scored 174–7 in their 20 overs. Andre Russell, who finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker, took three for 37. In reply United started well with Dwayne Smith scoring 73 runs and Brad Haddin an unbeaten 61, allowing United to score 174 for four with eight balls remaining and win the title. From here this can be clearly seen that the players are the true asset of a team. They are the key elements in the success of a team.
In 2nd Series of PSL Islamabad United group no longer changed an awful lot and retained its 17 players in the pursuit opted ben Duckett, Zohaib khan & Shadab khan to finish its 20-participant’s squad for PSL second edition. Steven Finn was brought to replace Andree Russell because of the the ICC ban due to Positive doping test. Ben Duckett emerge as modified in opposition to Nicolas Poorna when Duckett left the squad due to countrywide duty.
In 2017 series its function become nevertheless identical as group win four fits out of 8 in Group stage and qualified for the subsequent spherical. The Eliminator was of no change from the eliminator of PSL 2016 as Islamabad United once again met Karachi Kings however this time Karachi Kings proved to be victorious and United had to end their campaign here. The major Jerk to the United were the spot fixing ban on the key players i.e. Irfan Khan, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif which collapsed the morale of the team and the team couldn’t sustain.
But all this proved that the key players are the dominating factors in the fortune of a team those either lead the team to the victory or their absence can crush the team.
Islamabad United Team Official Partners
Dostea was the main sponsor and shirt sponsor of the team in 2016 while Cinepax and GLO Merchandise were merchandise sponsors. WWF Pakistan are the team’s official partners. Mocca are team’s current official food partners with Dunya News and FM 101 the news and entertainment partners of the team respectively while PTV Sports is team’s brand and media partner.For second season United signed with JS Bank as the title sponsor and Q Mobile as team’s main partner respectively. Other partners are PTCL, Yayvo and Igloo.