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Islamabad United Squad PSL 2018

Islamabad United Squad PSL 2018

Islamabad United is a professional PSL T20 cricket team. Team belongs to Islamabad Region that is 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.

Islamabad United team completed its 20 players squad for Pakistan Super League T20 2018 edition. Misbah ul Haq retained as team’s captain and his category in PSL 2018 is also retained Andre Russell in Platinum Category. In Diamond category team retained Mohammad Sami and Samuel Badree. In Gold category team retained Rumman Raees and Shahdab Khan who was in Emerging category jumps to Gold category due to his excellent performance. In Silver category team retained Amad Butt, Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed.

In PSL T20 2018 Draft team picks; Jean Paul Duminy in Platinum category, Luke Ronchi in Diamond category, Fahim Ashraf in Gold, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed are in Silver category. Sahibzada Farhan and Hussain Talat are in Emerging Players category. In Supplementary picks Islamabad United team has Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan and Mohammad Husnain.

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

  

Islamabad United Team 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
Iftikhar Ahmed Pakistan Right Handed Batsman Us $ 25,000 2018 Local
Alex Hales England Right Handed Batsman Amount Disclosed 2018 Overseas
Sahibzada Farhan Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 10,000 2018 Local

All Rounders

Andre Russell Jamaica Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm fast Bowler US $ 140,000 2018 Overseas
Hussain Talat Pakistan Left Handed Batsman & Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler Amount Disclosed 2017 Local
Fahim Ashraf Pakistan Left Handed Batsman & Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler US $ 50,000 2018 Local
Amad Butt Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right Arm Fast Bowler US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Shadab Khan Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm Leg Break Us $ 50,000 2017 Local
David Willey England Left Handed Batsman & Left Arm Medium Fast Amount Disclosed 2018 Overseas

Wicket-Keeper

Sam Billings England Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2016 Overseas
Luke Ronchi New Zealand Right Handed Batsman US $ 70,000 2018 Overseas
Mohammad Hassan Pakistan Right Handed Batsman Amount Disclosed 2018 Local

Bowlers

Mohammad Sami Pakistan Right-arm Fast US $ 50,000 2016 Local
Rumman Raees Pakistan Left-arm medium fast US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Samuel Badree Trinidad and Tobago Right-arm Leg Spin US $ 70,000 2016 Overseas
Zafar Gohar Pakistan Slow Left Arm Orthodox US $ 25,000 2018 Local
Mohammad Hasnain Pakistan Right Arm Fast Amount Disclosed 2018 Local

 

Team Management & Coaching Staff:

Name

Position

Pakistan Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi (LGS) Owner
Pakistan Waqar Younis Bowling Coach/Director
Australia Dean Jones Head Coach
Pakistan Saeed Ajmal Spin Bowling Coach
Pakistan Hassan Cheema Co-Manager
Pakistan Rehan ul Haq Co-Manager

Previous Editions Performance:

 PSL 2016 Champion

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.

Its all about Islamabad United team details; squad, players list, team management & coaching staff. Stay in touch with us for more Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 2018 news and updates. PSL 2018 schedule yet not announced and will be announced soon. We will upload at our website when it was declared. PSL t20 2018 will start from 22 February 2018 and 10 matches will play in Pakistan. Final of Pakistan Super League 2018 will be played at National Stadium, Karachi.

 

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