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Islamabad United Team

Islamabad United is a professional PSL T20 cricket team. Team belongs to Islamabad Region. It is also the capital city of Pakistan. Islamabad United team was established when decision was final for Pakistan Super League in the late of 2015.  Islamabad United franchise was purchase by Leonine Global Investment through its sports entity Leonine Global Sports. Owner of this franchise are Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi. Team’s current captain is Pakistan very famous player Misbah ul Haq while Dean Jones (former Australian Player) is the head coach of the team. Islamabad United cricket team is the champion of first PSL edition 2016.

Team History:    

In 2015 PCB confirm the PSL first edition will play in February 2016 and for that purpose five franchises was sold to different companies. Islamabad United franchise was sold to Leonine Global Sports for US $ 15 Million for the period of 10 Years.

Previous Two Editions:

Champion 2016

After poor start of PSL 2016 edition Islamabad United cricket team finished its group stage as no.3 best team out of five. In group stage team played eight matches and win four out of it and qualify for the knock out (qualifying round).

Islamabad United win first qualifying round matches against Karachi Kings and then win another match against Peshawar Zalmi that leads the team into final against Quetta Gladiators. In final match of PSL 2016 (first edition) Islamabad United win against Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets and become the first ever champion team in PSL.

Season 2017

In second edition of PSL Islamabad United team not changed much and retained its 17 players.  Team picked Ben Duckett, Zohaib Khan & Shadab Khan to complete its 20 player’s squad for PSL second edition. Later on Steven Finn was replaced by against Andree Russell because he was banned by ICC due to positive doping test. Ben Duckett was replaced against Nicolas Pooran when Duckett left the squad due to national duties.

In 2017 edition its position was still same as team win four matches out of eight in group stage and qualify for the next round (qualifier round). Again Islamabad United meat with Karachi Kings in qualifying round but this team Karachi Kings team win the match and Islamabad United ends its journey in PSL second edition.

Team Name & Logo:

Team name & logo firstly was revealed in 22nd December 2015 in a well planned ceremony that was arranged at Polo Club Islamabad. Team’s logo features with a lion and major colours of its shirt are Red, Orange & light shade of brown.

Team’s Sponsors:

Year Chest Branding Frond Branding Back Branding Sleeve Branding
2016 Dunya News Dostea Dostea Dostea
2017 JS Bank Q Mobile PTCL Dunya News & Mocca Coffee

  Team’s Current Squad:

Name Nationality Style Salary Joined Notes

Batsman

Misbah Ul Haq

(Captain)

Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 140,000 2016 Local
Asif Ali Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Hussain Talat Pakistan Left Handed Batsman US $ 10,000 2016 Local
Ben Duckett England Left Handed Batsman Disclosed Amount 2017 Overseas
Sharjeel Khan Pakistan Left Handed Batsman US $ 70,000 2016 Local
Khalid Latif Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 70,000 2016 Local
Rafatullah Mohmand Pakistan Right Handed Batsman Replacement Signing 2017 Local

All Rounders

Shane Watson Australia Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm fast medium US $ 140,000 2016 Overseas
Dwayne Smith Barbados Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm  medium Amount Disclosed 2016 Overseas
Imran Khalid Pakistan Left Handed Batsman & Left-arm Orthodox Spin US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Shadab Khan Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm Leg Break Us $ 10,000 2017 Local

Wicket-Keeper

Sam Billings England Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2016 Overseas
Nicolas Pooran Trinidad and Tobago Left Handed Batsman Replacement Signing 2017 Overseas
Brad Haddin Australia Right Handed Us $ 50,000 2016 Overseas

Bowlers

Mohammad Sami Pakistan Right-arm Fast US $ 50,000 2016 Local
Rumman Raees Pakistan Left-arm medium fast US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Saeed Ajmal Pakistan Right-arm off spin US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Mohammad Irfan Pakistan Left-arm Fats US $ 70,000 2016 Local
Samuel Badree Trinidad and Tobago Right-arm Leg Spin US $ 70,000 2016 Overseas
Steven Finn England Right-arm Fast Replacement Signing 2017 Overseas
Amad Butt Pakistan Right-arm Fast US $ 10,000 2016 Local

Team Management & Coaching Staff:

Name Position
Pakistan Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi (LGS) Owner
Pakistan Wasim Akram Bowling Coach/Director
Australia Dean Jones Head Coach
Australia Johan Botha Fielding Coach
Pakistan Tauseef Ahmed Assistant Coach
Pakistan Hassan Cheema Co-Manager
Pakistan Rehan ul Haq Co-Manager

 

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