Pakistan super league 2020 is all set to get underway and two of the most successful teams Quetta Gladiators who are also defending champions and Islamabad United will be facing each other in opening encounter of the PSL 2020.
Quetta Gladiators who won the last year’s title is one of the favorites too as they are almost maintaining same core of players with inductions of some new local talent in their line up.
On the other hand Islamabad United who parted ways with their coach Dean Jones and opted to appoint Misbah ul Haq as their new Coach with captaincy handed over to Shadab Khan. It will be at test for both to stamp their authority and make a wining start.
Pitch and Conditions
In a t20 game crowd wants to have a run feast and National Stadium Karachi’s pitch is all set to provide fireworks inside the stadium as both teams are batting power houses. Temperature will be around 24 degree centigrade with humidity to remain between 10-20.
Team Combinations of Islamabad United & Quetta Gladiators
Islamabad United coach Misbah ul Haq is heavily depending upon Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro and Asif Ali in batting department with Dawid Malan to handle the batting department. Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf will remain trump card in bowling department.
Expected 11 for IU vs QG
Luke Ronchi(WK), Colin Munro, Dawid Malan, Hussian Talat, Asif Ali, Amad Butt/Akif Javed, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan (Cap), Rumman Raees, Muhammad MusaZafar Gohar
Naseem Shah’s absence from 1st two games will be blow for Quetta Gladiators but they have likes Sohail Khan and Mohammad Hasnain in fast bowling to cover this up. Jason Roy, Ahmed Shahzad and Umar Akmal needs to hold batting department as Shane Watson needs some time to find his feet.
Expected 11 QG vs IU
Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (cap & wk), Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Fawad Ahmed, Sohail Khan & Keemo Paul.
Player to Watch Out For
Jason Roy from Quetta Gladiators and Shadab Khan from Islamabad United will be players to look out for in Islamabad vs Quetta Gladiators 1st T20 of PSL 2020.
Head to Head Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United
With 5 win in 9 at matches Quetta is just ahead of Islamabad United if we look at head to head record during past season of PSL.
Due to their settled unit winning prediction will be 60% Quetta Gladiators.
New Captain Shadab Khan captaincy inexperience decrease IU winning chances to 40%.
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