PSL 2021 Match 18: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Preview – Probable XI, Team News and More

While Islamabad resumed the tournament with a 5-wicket loss to Lahore Qalandars, Sarfaraz Ahmed's men are yet to play any game in phase 2 of the tournament.
Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 10 June 2021 6:21 pm

Match Details
Date: 11th June, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Live Ball-by-Ball Commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview:

The Pakistan Super League 2021 finally kicked off on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus. Friday sees only one game taking place with Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators taking on each other for the valuable two points.

While Islamabad resumed the tournament with a 5-wicket loss to Lahore Qalandars, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men are yet to play any game in phase 2 of the tournament. Islamabad have won three out of their five games played so far and have a net run rate of +0.145. On the other hand, Quetta are having a forgettable season with just one win to their name in the five games played so far in the edition. Their net run rate is -0.936.

Talking about the game of the two sides, Islamabad must be disappointed with their batting in the previous game in which they were limited to mere 143/9 in 20 overs. However, Quetta, on the other hand, would be expecting a change in fortunes, riding on the contributions from the likes of Faf du Plessis and Andre Russell.

Team News:

Islamabad United’s Faheem Ashraf is likely to miss the game as he had split his webbing in the previous match against Lahore Qalandars.

Head to Head (last 5 matches):

Islamabad United  – 2
Quetta Gladiators – 3

Key Players:

Hasan Ali – Though he couldn’t finish his spell properly in the previous game, Hasan Ali is still one of the finest players in the T20 circuit. With 8 victims from 5 games, the bowling all-rounder finds his name among the leading wicket-takers of the ongoing edition. His ability of playing quickfire knocks makes him further important for the team.

Sarfaraz Ahmed – The skipper of Quetta Gladiators is the leading run-scorer for his side. He has 185 runs to his name across 5 games at an average of 37.00 and a strike rate of 146.82.

Zahid Mahmood – The leg spinner has so far picked up 6 wickets from 4 games at an economy of 8.53. He can prove to be a key player on the Abu Dhabi pitch on Friday.

Probable Playing XI:

Islamabad United— Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf/Akif Javed, Rohail Nazir (wk), Hasan Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr

Quetta Gladiators— Saim Ayub, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Azam Khan, Andre Russell, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahid Mahmood, Jack Wildermuth, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahir Khan

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