Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2021
Quetta Gladiators will look to end their 3-match losing streak in the 2021 Pakistan Super League when they take on an Islamabad United side whose winning start came to a halt last time. The match will take place at Karachi’s National Cricket Stadium on March 1, and the live-action will begin at 7 pm local time.
After victories against Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings batting second, Islamabad’s batsmen failed against Peshawar Zalmi last time. After first being asked to bat first, Alex Hales hit 41 off 27 balls, but Islamabad slumped to 118 all out and a 6-wicket loss to Peshawar Zalmi despite Hasan Ali’s 2-14 from his four overs.
Quetta Gladiators have yet to taste the victory of any kind in this season’s tournament, meanwhile. They were asked to bat first on all three occasions, but scores of 121 and 178/6 were substandard, and they failed to defend 198/7 last time, despite Sarfaraz Ahmed having scored 81 off 40 balls against Peshawar Zalmi.
IU vs QG Live streaming
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Live Scores: IU vs QG Match 12, PSL 2021
Karachi’s wicket favors batting, though the fast men have had their rewards from a quick surface.
Quetta Gladiators are yet to win the toss and have been asked to bat first each time so far. With the toss, the Gladiators are so key to win this one and will field first if they do.
Karachi’s weather will be much the same as last week, hot and dry with zero rain.
Islamabad United Team News & Playing 11
IU Team News
Islamabad United picked Paul Stirling and Fawad Ahmed in the last match and, despite the quality the two clearly possess, they may regret that decision after their loss. There could be a few more changes this time as a result, with Rohail Nazir a possible to come in too.
IU Key Players
- Alex Hales: Islamabad’s top batsman so far, having scored 29, 46, and 41 in the three games, to pick up in the form he showed at the BBL too.
- Hasan Ali: After wickets in each of the first two games, he picked the bowlers last time as he claimed 2-14 from four overs and briefly offered hope of a shock comeback.
- Mohammad Wasim: Bowled well on debut in the first game, and his bowling briefly gave hope of an unlikely comeback last time, too, as he struck in his first over.
IU Team Form
Islamabad United started the season with wins against Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings, chasing 197 to beat the latter by five wickets in a particularly good batting display. However, the opposite was true despite Alex Hales 41 last time out, as they slumped to 118 all out in a 6-wicket loss to Peshawar Zalmi.
Islamabad United Predicted Playing 11
Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Shadab Khan (c), Hussain Talat, Rohail Nazir (wk), Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lewis Gregory, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim.
Quetta Gladiators Team News & Playing 11
QG Team News
Faf du Plessis replaced Chris Gayle in PSL 2021, who is on international duty for the last match. He was a few changes, which also saw Saim Ayub move up the batting order and Cameron Delport replace Tom Banton. After his expensive bowling in the last two games, Usman Shiwari could be under pressure with Naseem Shah waiting in the wings. Dale Steyn was already added to the bowling line-up in the last match.
QG Key Players
- Faf du Plessis: With Chris Gayle now absent, Quetta moved fast to acquire the experienced South African, and he hit 37 from 26 balls in his first game last time out.
- Mohammad Hasnain: Has not lived up to the heights of his 2-18 in the opening game, but he did grab a wicket last time out and has starred against Islamabad before. He will feel he has a point to prove after accidentally letting five wides slip just as he looked to clawing things back in the final over.
- Sarfaraz Ahmed: Followed up a 33-ball 40 in the previous game with an excellent 81 from 40 balls last time.
QG Team Form
Batting first in each game so far, Quetta Gladiators batting is slowly improving, but they are still yet to win. They were bowled out for 121 on their way to defeat by Karachi Kings and failed to defend 178/6 against Lahore Qalandars. Last time out, Quetta hit 198/7 thanks to Sarfaraz Ahmed’s 81, but Peshawar Zalmi beat them with 3 balls and 3 wickets to spare.
Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing 11
Saim Ayub, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Ben Cutting, Dale Steyn, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mahmood.
Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Team Form in Last Five Matches
- IU: L W W L L
- QG: L L L W NR
IU vs QG Head to Head
Quetta Gladiators won their last four matches against Islamabad United despite their own poor form last season. The second consecutive season in which the Gladiators had done the double over Islamabad, as they successfully chased to 171/7 and 190/5 in their two wins. Mohammad Hasnain’s four wickets restricted Islamabad to 168 all out in the first meeting, and Quetta won by three wickets with nine balls to spare. Most recently, Colin Ingram’s 63* lifted Islamabad to 187/7, and Jason Roy’s half-century followed by Ben Cutting’s late hitting were enough combined for a 5-wicket win with 2 balls to spare.
IU vs QG Head to Head Stats in T20
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Who will win Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Match?
Islamabad United is favorites to get back to winning ways against the winless Quetta Gladiators.
- Islamabad United will look to get back to winning ways after being carted for just 118 against Peshawar Zalmi last time when they take on Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.
- Islamabad United started with two good wins, but Alex Hales 41 from 27 balls could not stop them from collapsing for 118.
- Quetta Gladiators have also played three times, but they are yet to win, most recently being unable to defend 198/7 after Sarfaraz Ahmed’s excellent 81 from 40 balls in their three-wicket loss Peshawar Zalmi.
Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Top Team Batsmen
Alex Hales is Islamabad United’s top team batsman, and while he has not yet gone big, his batting form has still shown why he is the favorite to be the top team batsman in this game. Faf du Plessis arrival makes him favorite to be Quetta Gladiators, top team batsman, though Sarfaraz Ahmed took those honors last time out.
Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Top Team Bowlers
Hasan Ali remains Islamabad United’s top team bowler, while it is Muhammad Hasnain for Quetta Gladiators top team bowler.
Hasan Ali leads the Islamabad United attack, but he has not been productive with the ball in terms of wickets. He has just bowled very well. He could be good, but the rewards are higher if you back another in-form bowler is Muhammad Wasim to be Islamabad United’s top team bowler, who does have more wickets so far.
For Quetta Gladiators, Muhammad Hasnain has been their top team bowler in this fixture, and he may feel he has something to prove after his wides in the final over ended any hope of snatching victory last time.
Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Match Prediction
Both teams need a win in this game, Quetta Gladiators particularly so. The toss could be key, but Islamabad United is the favorites to win this game.
Islamabad United has won two so far, while Quetta Gladiators have struggled. Islamabad may have suffered a bad defeat last time out, but they favor bouncing back with a win.
In the first two matches, Islamabad’s form shows why they are favorites to win this game, while there remain question marks about Quetta’s bowling – particularly after they threw the last game away at the death.
IU vs QG Dream11 Prediction
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azam Khan
Alex Hales, Faf du Plessis, Hussain Talat
Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf
Hasan Ali, Dale Steyn, Muhammad Hasnain
Captain – Vice Captain
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Alex Hales (VC)