Islamabad United

Islamabad United is a Pakistani T20 franchise cricket team that plays in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team represents Islamabad – the capital city of Pakistan and is owned by Amna Naqvi and Ali Naqvi of Leonine Global Investments. Formed in 2015, Islamabad United is the most successful and the only team that has won twice the PSL Champion Title. It is the champion of the 1st PSL Edition 2016 and 3rd PSL Edition 2018.

Islamabad United in the 5th PSL Edition 2020

Islamabad United

Islamabad United has done its best preparations for the 5th Edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020. With only some minor alterations in the team, the management has kept nearly all the previous players that have been playing for Islamabad United since the last seasons. The franchise seems to be quite confident with their approach and is optimistic to cruise through brilliant victories in this PSL 2020.

Having a balanced group of competitive fast bowlers, top-class spinners, established hard-hitters – the ISLU fans can expect some real show from the SHERUS of Islamabad United in PSL 2020.

Team Islamabad United Squad for PSL 2020

Islamabad United has an ideal combination of players in its team for PSL 2020. From top to bottom, their squad appears to be ideal to generate match-winning performances in the PSL T20 format. Having a competitive squad like this, the Sherus can take the bull by the horns!

Islamabad United Squad in PSL 2020
Name Type From
Batsmen
Colin Ingram Top Order Batsman South Africa
Asif Ali Top Order Batsman Pakistan
Rassie van der Dussen
Top Order Batsman South Africa
Rizwan Hussain Top Order Batsman Pakistan
Saif Badar Top Order Batsman Pakistan
Luke Ronchi Top Order Batsman New Zealand
Bowlers
Dale Steyn Top Class Bowler South Africa
Musa Khan Top Class Bowler Pakistan
Rumman Raees Top Class Bowler Pakistan
Zafar Gohar Top Class Bowler Pakistan
Akif Javed Top Class Bowler Pakistan
Ahmed Safi Abdullah
Top Class Bowler Pakistan
All Rounders
Colin Munro Top Class All Rounder New Zealand
Hussain Talat Top Class All Rounder Pakistan
Shadab Khan Top Class All Rounder Pakistan
Faheem Ashraf Top Class All Rounder Pakistan
Amad Butt Top Class All Rounder Pakistan
Wicket Keeper
Phil Salt Wicket Keeper England

Islamabad United contains a total of 18 players in its squad. Out of these 18 players, 6 belong to overseas nations while the rest 12 players are from Pakistan.

Islamabad United PSL Draft 2020

The management of Islamabad United has picked a majority of those players who’ve been playing for them since the last seasons of PSL. However, the most prominent aspect of their drafting is the picking of the world’s fastest bowler Dale Steyn. But for the most part, the management has kept its choices straight and simple, with no significant tweaks in the squad.

Players Retained: The franchise Islamabad United has retained – Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Ammad Butt, Muhammad Musa Khan, and Talat Hussain.

Platinum Category: In the Platinum Category, Islamabad United has picked – Shadab Khan, Dale Steyn, and Colin Ingram.

Diamond Category: In the Diamond Category, Islamabad United has picked – Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, and Colin Munro.

Gold Category: In the Gold Category, Islamabad United has picked – Hussain Talat, Luke Ronchi, and Rumman Raees.

Silver Category: In the Silver Category, Islamabad United has picked – Muhammad Musa, Rizwan Hussain, Ammad Butt, Phil Salt, and Zafar Gohar.

Emerging Category: In the Emerging Category, Islamabad United has picked – Akif Javed and Ahmed Safi Abdullah.

Supplementary Category: In the Supplementary Category, Islamabad United has picked – Saif Badar and Rassie van der Dussen.

Captain of Islamabad United in PSL 2020

The team Islamabad United will play under the captaincy of Shadab Khan. The franchise management is hopeful that young and energetic Shadab will make the best decisions to lead the Sherus to impressive game performances in the HBL PSL 2020 matches.

Islamabad United Management & Coaching Staff

Islamabad United Coaches

Misbah-ul-Haq will lead Islamabad United as the head coach, Saeed Ajmal as bowling coach, Herschelle Gibbs as an assistant coach, Lance Klusener as Physiotherapist, and Luke Ronchi as a mentor.

Name Position
Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi (LGS) Owner
Misbah-ul-Haq Head Coach
Saeed Ajmal
Spin bowling coach
Herschelle Gibbs
Mentor & Assistant Coach
Lance Klusener Physiotherapist
Sarwar Imran
General Manager
Robin Peterson
Strategy Manager

Islamabad United Matches Schedule & Venue for PSL 2020

Islamabad United will play a total of 8 matches in the first group stage of PSL 2020. Since the tournament follows the round-robin format, so Islamabad United will play 2 matches against each of the PSL teams. The matches are scheduled to be played in February and March, at stadiums across Pakistan. Islamabad United will play further matches, only if it manages to qualify for the Play-Offs.

Islamabad United Matches Schedule for PSL 2020
Match Date Venue Season Stage
ISLU vs February Pakistan PSL 5 Group
ISLU vs February Pakistan PSL 5 Group
ISLU vs February Pakistan PSL 5 Group
ISLU vs February Pakistan PSL 5 Group
ISLU vs March Pakistan PSL 5 Group
ISLU vs March Pakistan PSL 5 Group
ISLU vs March Pakistan PSL 5 Group
ISLU vs March Pakistan PSL 5 Group

The confirmed schedule, timetable, fixtures, and confirmed venues for the Islamabad United vs Other Team matches will soon be announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2020

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators will play two matches against each other in the first phase of PSL 2020. The matches will be played in February and March, at cricket stadiums in Pakistan.

Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators – share the best rivalry in Pakistan Super League. It is one of the most viewed matches of the tournament when millions of Islamabadians and Quetta residents participate in this passionate rivalry to cheer for their teams. Being one of the strongest teams of the tournament and former champions of the HBL PSL – seeing the healthy competition between ISLU vs QG is always exciting for the cricket fans.

Islamabad United VS
Quetta Gladiators
Batsmen
Colin Ingram
VS
Ahmed Shehzad
Asif Ali Ahsan Ali
Rassie van der Dussen
Khurram Manzoor
Rizwan Hussain Jason Roy
Saif Badar Umar Akmal
Luke Ronchi
Bowlers
Dale Steyn
VS
Fawad Ahmed
Musa Khan Naseem Shah
Rumman Raees
Mohammad Hasnain
Zafar Gohar Tymal Mills
Akif Javed
Ahmed Safi Abdullah
All Rounders
Colin Munro
VS
Mohammad Nawaz
Hussain Talat Ben Cutting
Shadab Khan Shane Watson
Faheem Ashraf Keemo Paul
Amad Butt
Wicket Keeper
Phil Salt VS Sarfaraz Ahmed

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators: 2020 PSL Fixture

Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators will face each other twice in the first stage of the PSL 2020 Tournament. Both the matches will be played in February and March, at PCB-chosen venues in Pakistan.

PSL 2020 Matches: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators
Teams Date Venue Match Result
ISLU vs QG February 2020 Pakistan PSL Match ISLU Won
ISLU vs QG March 2020 Pakistan PSL Match QG Won

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators: Head-to-Head PSL Matches Record

Since the inauguration of Pakistan Super League, Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators have played a total of 9 matches against each other. Out of these 9 matches, Islamabad United has won 4 and lost 5.

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators: PSL 2020 Match Prediction Report

According to ISLU vs QG PSL 2020 match prediction reports, both Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United share an equal number of strengths and weaknesses. Each of the teams has to go beyond the barriers and show exceptional performance if they have to secure a winning point over the other.

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2020

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi

This PSL 2020, Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will play two matches against each other in the first group stage of the tournament. The matches will be played in February and March.

The Pakistan Super League matches between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi have always been of great interest to the public. Both teams have outperformed and fell behind each other almost an equal number of times.

Islamabad United VS
Peshawar Zalmi
Batsmen
Colin Ingram
VS
Imam ul Haq
Asif Ali
Rassie van der Dussen
Rizwan Hussain
Saif Badar
Luke Ronchi
Bowlers
Dale Steyn
VS
Hassan Ali
Musa Khan Wahab Riaz
Rumman Raees Rahat Ali
Zafar Gohar  
Akif Javed
Ahmed Safi Abdullah
All Rounders
Colin Munro
VS
Liam Livingstone
Hussain Talat Shoaib Malik
Shadab Khan Kieron Pollard
Faheem Ashraf Darren Sammy
Amad Butt Liam Dawson
Umar Amin
Dwaine Pretorius
Wicket Keeper
Phil Salt
Vs
Tom Banton
Kamran Akmal

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi: 2020 PSL Matches Fixture

Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will play two matches against each other in 2020 PSL. Both the matches will be played in Pakistani venues, between February and March.

PSL 2020 Matches: Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi
Teams Date Venue Match Result
ISLU vs PZ February 2020 Pakistan PSL Match ISLU Won
ISLU vs PZ March 2020 Pakistan PSL Match PZ Won

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi: Head-to-Head PSL Matches Record

Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi have played a total of 11 PSL matches against each other. Out of these 11 matches, Islamabad United has won 6 and lost the remaining 5.

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi PSL 2020 Match Prediction

Both Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi look promising teams for the 2020 HBL PSL. According to ISLU vs PZ PSL 2020 Match Prediction reports, both teams are a tough nut to crack and each of the teams has to show outstanding performances for winning the match. While Islamabad United has to limit the Zalmi players like Kieron Pollard, the Zalmi have to learn how to defend the 160kph+ rocket deliveries by the new Sheru, Dale Steyn!

Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings in PSL 2020

Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings

Islamabad United and Karachi Kings are to play two matches against each other in the group stage of HBL PSL 2020. The matches will be played in February and March, at cricket stadiums in Pakistan.

Islamabad United VS
Karachi Kings
Batsmen
Colin Ingram
VS
Babar Azam
Asif Ali Sharjeel Khan
Rassie van der Dussen Iftikhar Ahmed
Rizwan Hussain Awais Zia
Saif Badar Cameron Delport
Luke Ronchi Alex Hales
Dan Lawrence
Bowlers
Dale Steyn
VS
Mohammad Amir
Musa Khan Umaid Asif
Rumman Raees Liam Plunkett
Zafar Gohar Umer Khan
Akif Javed Arshad Iqbal
Ahmed Safi Abdullah Ali Khan
Usama Mir
All Rounders
Colin Munro VS Imad Wasim
Hussain Talat Chris Jordan
Shadab Khan Aamer Yamin
Faheem Ashraf
Amad Butt
Wicket Keeper
Phil Salt VS
Mohammad Rizwan

Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings: 2020 PSL Fixture

Two matches are scheduled to be played between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings. Have a look at the complete ISLU vs KK PSL 2020 matches schedule, timetable, results, and venue details.

PSL 2020 Matches: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings
Teams Date Venue Match Result
ISLU vs KK February 2020 Pakistan PSL Match ISLU Won
ISLU vs KK March 2020 Pakistan PSL Match KK Won

Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings: Head-to-Head PSL Matches Record

Islamabad United has faced Karachi Kings 12 times since the formation of PSL. Islamabad United has completely dominated Karachi Kings, by winning 8 out of 12 matches.

Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings PSL 2020 Match Prediction Report

Islamabad United and Karachi Kings will come face-to-face with each other twice in the upcoming Pakistan Super League tournament. According to prediction reports of 2020 Islamabad vs Karachi Kings PSL matches, the Sherus guys have to put their noses to the grindstone if they have to secure any chances of winning.

Karachi Kings have got the likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan, and Imad Wasim. These skilled players have to be restricted, otherwise, Islamabad United may suffer at the hands of the Kings!

Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2020

This PSL 5 2020, Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars will play two games against each other in the first group stage of the tournament.

Islamabad United VS
Karachi Kings
Batsmen
Colin Ingram
VS
Fakhar Zaman
Asif Ali Salman Butt
Rassie van der Dussen Chris Lynn
Rizwan Hussain Lendl Simmons
Saif Badar Farzan Raja
Luke Ronchi Jaahid Ali
Bowlers
Dale Steyn
VS
Shaheen Afridi
Musa Khan Usman Shinwari
Rumman Raees Haris Rauf
Zafar Gohar
Akif Javed
Ahmed Safi Abdullah
All Rounders
Colin Munro
VS
Mohammad Hafeez
Hussain Talat Sohail Akhtar
Shadab Khan Samit Patel
Faheem Ashraf
Seekkuge Prasanna
Amad Butt David Wiese
Wicket Keeper
Phil Salt Vs Ben Dunk

Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United share a friendly competition with one another. Both franchises have played quite intriguing games in the history of PSL — for instance, the LQ vs ISLU PSL game of 2017 when the Qalandars needed six runs from the last over with just one wicket remaining… And then Grant Elliot hit a humungous ‘6’ to Mohammad Sami and celebrated in a bat drop style. This year, both teams are again expected to showcase interesting matches.

Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars: 2020 PSL Match Fixture

Lahore Qalandar and Islamabad United will face each other twice in the first phase of HBL PSL 2020.

PSL 2020 Matches: Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars
Teams Date Venue Match Result
ISLU vs LQ February 2020 Pakistan PSL Match ISLU Won
ISLU vs LQ March 2020 Pakistan PSL Match LQ Won

Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars: Head-to-Head Record in PSL

From 2016 to 2019, Islamabad United has played a total of 8 games with the Qalandars. Out of those 8 games, Islamabad United has won 5 games, lost 2 games, while 1 match resulted in a tie.

Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars 2020 PSL Match Prediction

As per the prediction report of ISB vs LQ PSL matches, the Qalandars look far superior to Islamabad United in both the formats – be it batting or bowling. However, Dale Steyn of Islamabad United can make things go worse for the Qalandars!

Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans in PSL 2020

Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans

Islamabad United and Multan Sultans will mark the first stage of the PSL 2020 championship with 2 matches. Both the matches are scheduled in February and March.

Islamabad United VS Multan Sultans
Batsmen
Colin Ingram
VS
Shan Masood
Asif Ali Khushdil Shah
Rassie van der Dussen James Vince
Rizwan Hussain Rilee Rossouw
Saif Badar Zeeshan Ashraf
Luke Ronchi
Bowlers
Dale Steyn
VS
Mohammad Ilyas
Musa Khan Ali Shafiq
Rumman Raees Mohammad Irfan
Zafar Gohar Junaid Khan
Akif Javed Imran Tahir
Ahmed Safi Abdullah Usman Qadir
All Rounders
Colin Munro
VS
Shahid Afridi
Hussain Talat Sohail Tanvir
Shadab Khan Moeen Ali
Faheem Ashraf Ravi Bopara
Amad Butt Bilawal Bhatti
Fabian Allen
Wicket Keeper
Phil Salt Vs Rohail Nazir

The Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Pakistan Super League matches have always been of great interest to the general public. Both teams have been victorious and suffered defeat almost an equal number of times.

Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans: 2020 PSL Matches Fixture

Multan Sultans and Islamabad United will play two games against each other in 2020 PSL. Both the matches will be played in national cricket stadiums in Pakistan, between February and March.

PSL 2020 Matches: Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans
Teams Date Venue Match Result
ISLU vs MS February 2020 Pakistan PSL Match ISLU Won
ISLU vs MS March 2020 Pakistan PSL Match MS Won

Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans: Head-to-Head Record in PSL Matches

In the last two seasons of PSL, Islamabad United and Multan Sultans have played a total of 4 matches with the Sherus winning and losing 2,2 matches.

Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans PSL 2020 Match Prediction

The Sultans and Sherus will come face-to-face with each other in the upcoming Pakistan Super League championship game. According to prediction reports of ISB vs MS PSL 2020 matches, team Islamabad United has apparent chances of winning matches against Multan Sultans.

The logo of Islamabad United features a lion, encircled in the tagline “United We Win”. The logo is composed of the team’s primary colors – red, orange, brown, and yellow.

Islamabad United Jersey

The new kit of Islamabad United is a red jersey with shades of gold.

Islamabad United Anthem Song

Unlike other PSL franchises, Islamabad United always comes up with a new anthem song every PSL season. Till now, the franchise has released anthem songs “Chakka Choka” by Ali Zafar, “Cricket Jorray Pakistan” by Momina Mustehsan, and “Kitna Rola Daalay Ga” by Abdullah Qureshi.

Brand Sponsors & Media Partners of Islamabad United

The brand sponsors and media partners of Islamabad United are – Dostea, Dunya News, Q Mobile, PTCL, JS Bank, Tang, Samaa News, Dairy Milk, Ufone, Bisconni, Fast Cables, and Sprite.

Facts about PSL Team Islamabad United

  • Islamabad United is the only PSL team to have won PSL Champions Title, twice.
  • The tagline of Islamabad United is – United We Win.
  • Players of Islamabad United are called Sherus (lit. Lions).
  • National team players like Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Asif Ali were brought into the limelight by Islamabad United.
  • The head coach of Islamabad United is Misbah ul Haq, who is also the head coach and chief selector of Pakistan National Cricket Team.

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