Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

11 June 2021 | 21:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
137/0 in 10.0 13.70
133/10 in 20.0 6.65

Toss Winner - Islamabad United won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Islamabad United beat Quetta Gladiators by 10 wickets

Islamabad United eye a strong comeback against Quetta Gladiators.

  • Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has been standout performer with the bat for Quetta Gladiators.
  • Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali put in credible performances for Islamabad in a losing cause.
  • Islamabad United lost their previous match against Lahore Qalandars.

Expect Quetta Gladiators to edge out Islamabad United in a thriller.

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Toss: To Bat

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Lahore Qalandars 6 5 1 0 0 10 0.15
Karachi Kings 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.463
Islamabad United 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.145
Peshawar Zalmi 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.139
Multan Sultans 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.099
Quetta Gladiators 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.97
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
10 0.15 6 5 1 0 0
6 0.463 6 3 3 0 0
6 0.145 5 3 2 0 0
6 0.139 6 3 3 0 0
4 -0.099 6 2 4 0 0
2 -0.97 5 1 4 0 0
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PZ
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QG

isu vs qtg Match Prediction & Analysis

Islamabad United will face Quetta Gladiators in match 19 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 in Abu Dhabi on Friday. 

Two-time Champions will be keen to learn from their mistakes made in the previous game. The batting lineup clearly failed to make an impression against Lahore Qalandars.

On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators will be coming in this with a relatively feel-good factor after registering a much-needed win in their previous match against Multan Sultans. The team management will be hoping that the side can re-start their season a positive note.

Both teams have competed 12 times in the history of the PSL where Quetta have a better record with 7 wins compared to Islamabad’s five victories. 

However, in the recent past, the Gladiators’ have proved to be a more dominant force as they’ve won four out of the last five fixtures against Islamabad United.

Teams Preview

Islamabad United Preview

After losing their previous match against Lahore, things are still not looking rosy for the United as they will need to produce a collective effort with the bat.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Usman Khuwaja, Colin Munro and, veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir and all-rounder Shadab Khan to score the bulk of the runs. 

In the previous game, Faheem Ashraf managed to bail the side out of trouble and help Islamabad push their score beyond 130 runs. Ashraf played well and scored 27 not out off 24 balls with the help of two fours and one six. Besides Faheem Ashraf, Usman Khuwaja scored 18 runs off 17 balls, whereas Hussain Talat chipped in with 14 runs off 17 balls.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Hasan Ali, young Mohammad Wasim Jr, and veteran leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed to provide timely breakthroughs

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

Shadab Khan (captain), Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Khuwaja, Colin Munro, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Rohail Nazir (wk), Hasan Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Islamabad United Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Ashraf 27 24 2 1 112.5
U Khawaja 18 17 2 0 105.88
H Talat 14 17 1 0 82.35
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Ali 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
F Ashraf 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
F Ahmed 4.0 0 24 1 6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Ali 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
F Ashraf 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
F Ahmed 4.0 0 24 1 6

Islamabad United Actual Playing XI:

Iftikhar Ahmed, Colin Munro, Muhammad Musa, Akif Javed, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usman Khawaja, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Rohail Nazir, Shadab Khan

Quetta Gladiators Preview

Quetta Gladiators will be looking to field their strongest XI for the match against Islamabad United

The big positive for the Gladiators will be the form of Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed who is the most in-form batsman in the competition after having scored 185 runs in five innings at an average of 37.00. 

In the batting department, the team will be depending on the likes of Faf du Plessis young opener Usman Khan, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and explosive all-rounder Andre Russell to score the bulk of the runs. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mehmood and Qais Ahmed to produce timely breakthroughs. Andre Russell and Mohammad Nawaz are other prominent bowling options for the side.

Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

Faf du Plessis, Usman Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain &wk), Azam Khan, Cameron Delport, Andre Russell, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mehmood, Hasan Khan.

Quetta Gladiators Actual Playing XI:

Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis, Khurram Shehzad, Zahid Mahmood, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Mohammad Hasnain, Andre Russell, Naseem Shah, Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfraz Ahmed

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds

Weather Conditions

With clear skies and gentle breeze, the wicket prepared for the game is expected to provide something with the new-ball.

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is going to host 18th match of 2021 PSL between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators.

Toss: To Bat

With dew playing a considerable role in the second half of the game, both the teams will be keen to win the toss and bat first. Average first innings at the Venue is around 140 runs.

ISU vs QTG Winning Prediction

Despite losing their previous game, Islamabad United will start as slight favorites to win their game against Quetta Gladiators. 

But looking at the team’s recent matches as well as their strengths and weaknesses on the paper, Quetta Gladiators looks a much stronger batting unit in comparison to Islamabad United, who have struggled to deliver big scores as a unit.

Expect Quetta Gladiators to edge out Islamabad United in a thriller.

Author: Shoaib Z.