PSL (Pakistan Super league) inauguration edition knocking at the door. The tournament going to be started from upcoming 4th February and the final round will be executed on 24th February. Islamabad United is one of the participants team of PSL T20. The franchise is represented the Islamabad city. The players draft was held on 22nd December of last year. Pakistan Super League head Najam Sethi has announced the squad officially. Not only the squad, he also proclaimed the team logo, jersey. Leonine Global Sports Ltd. becomes the owner of the team. The franchise was sold for 1.5 million US$.
The most experience Pakistani national team cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq become the captain of the team. This middle order batsman made 5122 run score in his 162 ODI matches. He also played 39 International Twenty20 and 129 domestic T20s, where he achieved 788 and 2901 scores respectively.
Apart of him the squad holding some powerful players like Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Irfan and some others. The overseas Andre Russell, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin,Sam Billings, and Samuel Badree also included in the team. There also present some supplementary players in the squad. They will participate in the game where they needed.
Islamabad United: Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Irfan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam,Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Umar Amir, Rumman Raees, Asmad butt
Foreign Player list: Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Brad Haddin, Sam Billings, Samuel Badree
Supplementary players list: Saeed Ajmal, Ashar Zaidi, Umer Siddiq
Players short profile
Indian Players list
|Players name||Batting style||Bowling style|
|Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain)||Right-handed batsman||Right-arm leg spinner|
|Sharjeel Khan (Batsman)||Left-handed batsman||Right-arm leg spinner|
|Mohammad Irfan (Bowler)||Right-handed batsman||Left arm fast|
|Khalid Latif (Batsman)||Right-handed batsman||Right-arm off spinner|
|Mohammad Sami (Bowler)||Right-handed batsman||Right arm fast|
|Imran Khalid (Bowler)||Right-handed batsman||Left arm orthodox spinner|
|Babar Azam (Batsman)||Right-handed batsman||Right-arm off spinner|
|Umar Amir (All rounder)||Left-handed batsman||Right-arm medium bowler|
|Kamran Ghulam (All rounder)||Right-handed batsman||Left arm orthodox|
|Rumman Raees (Bowler)||Right-handed batsman||Left arm medium fast|
|Asmad butt (Bowler)||Right-handed batsman||Right arm fast|
|Hussain Talat (Batsman)||Left-handed batsman||Right arm medium|
|Saeed Ajmal (Bowler)||Right-handed batsman||Right-arm off spinner|
|Umar Siddiq (Batsman)||Left-handed batsman||Right-arm off spinner|
|Khalid Latif (Bowler)||Right-handed batsman||Right-arm off spin|
|Ashar Zaidi (Batsman)||Left-handed batsman||Left Arm orthodox|
Foreign player list
|Players name||Batting style||bowling style|
|Andre Russell (all-rounder)||Right-handed batsman||Right arm fast bowler|
|Shane Watson (Icon player)||Right-handed batsman||Right arm fast medium|
|Sam Billings (WC)||Right-handed batsman||–|
|Samuel Badree (Bowler)||Right-handed batsman||Right arm leg spinner|
|Brad Haddin (WC)||Right-handed batsman||–|
Key Players: Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Sami, Sharjeel Khan, Andre Russell, Shane Watson, Samuel Badree.
Management and coaching Staff list
Owner name: Leonine Global Sports Ltd. is the owner of the franchises of Islamabad United. They bought the team for 1.5 million US dollars.
Head Coach: Dean Jones former Australian player is the head coach of the Islamabad franchises.
Assistant Coach: Tauseef Ahmed from Pakistan becomes the Assistant coach of the team.
Ambassadors: Singer, Actor and model Ali Zafar and and Fawad Khan becomes the brand Ambassadors of the team.
Islamabad match schedule:
Islamabad United will play total 8 matches in PSL tournament. The opening match will be played by Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators on 4th February at Dubai. The second match will be held in the next day on 5th February against Peshawar Zalmi. The other six matches will be executed on 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th,14th and 17th February respectively. Here we presenting the full schedule of the Islamabad United matches.
- Vs Quetta Gladiators – 4th February, 2016 at Dubai
- Vs Peshawar Zalmi – 5th February, 2016 at Dubai
- Vs Karachi Kings – 7th February, 2016 at Dubai
- Vs Lahore Qalandars – 10th February, 2016 at Dubai at Sharjah
- Vs Quetta Gladiators – 11th February, 2016 at Dubai at Sharjah
- Vs Peshawar Zalmi – 12th February, 2016 at Dubai at Sharjah
- Vs Karachi Kings – 14th February, 2016 at Dubai at Sharjah
- Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars – 17th February, 2016 at Dubai at Sharjah
This is the Islamabad United team squad. All the players of the team is well experience and t20 expert. The team coach is very hopeful for the squad. So guys get your belt tight for watching the PSL inauguration season and linked with us for more update.