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PSL 2021 | Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Betting Odds and Prediction

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Match Preview 

Islamabad United will take on Quetta Gladiators in match 18 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

United played their first match of the second phase of this PSL season a couple of days back against Lahore Qalandars. However, they couldn’t register a win despite putting up a fighting effort. They will look to turn things around in this match, though. Their batting unit runs quite deep and has T20 behemoths like Usman Khawaja and Colin Munro at the top of the order. All-rounders Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan have been in pretty good batting form as well, and that gives Islamabad the edge going into this match.

The Gladiators, on the other hand, will be playing their first match of this second phase of PSL on Friday. They are placed right at the bottom of the table at the moment but they have made some major changes to their squad that could turn their fortunes around. All-rounders like Andre Russell and Jack Wildermuth add some much needed balance to the side. Faf du Plessis will remain the key at the top of the order, whereas Jake Weatherald and Cameron Delport remain players to watch out for as well. Quetta have the experience of Sarfaraz Ahmed in the middle-order as well and Azam Khan adds some firepower to their batting unit too.

Quetta’s bowling attack is young and talented but they are a bit short of experience. However, their batting really packs a punch and that could prove to be a crucial deciding factor in this match.

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Probable Playing XIs 

Islamabad United

Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Rohail Nazir (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Fawad Ahmed and Mohd Wasim Jr

Quetta Gladiators

Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis, Cameron Delport, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c&wk), Azam Khan, Andre Russell, Mohammad Nawaz, Jack Wildermuth, Zahid Mehmood, Mohammad Hasnain/Naseem Shah, Usman Khan Shinwari

Top Batsmen 

Usman Khawaja – 9/4

Khawaja scored just 18 off 17 balls in the previous match against Lahore Qalandars but he is a highly experienced batsman and has made a name for himself in this format playing in the Big Bash League. He can be expected to get a big score here.

Colin Munro – 11/4

He might have gotten dismissed for 11 in the previous match but Munro has scored nearly 7000 runs in this format at average of just a shade under 30 and strike-rate of 142.94.

Faf du Plessis – 9/4

The South African batsman was seen in superb form in the IPL recently. Du Plessis has scored 6250 runs in this format at an average of 30.79.

Cameron Delport – 15/4

Delport has 863 PSL runs to his name in 36 matches at an average of 26.15 and a strike-rate touching 130. He is one of the batsmen to watch out for in this match.

 

Top Bowlers

Hasan Ali – 9/4

Islamabad United lost the previous match but Hasan Ali bowled his heart out. He gave away only 27 runs in his four overs at an economy rate of 6.75 and picked up two wickets as well.

Faheem Ashraf – 3/1

Ashraf not only played a handy knock of 27 in the last match but also bowled a decent spell of 1/31, giving runs at an economy rate of 7.75.

Mohammad Hasnain – 3/1

Hasnain has played 53 matches in his T20 career so far and has picked up 71 wickets at a strike-rate of 17.31. That tells us how good a wicket-taker he is. His pace and the movement he generates with the ball causes a lot of trouble to the batsmen.

Jack Wildermuth – 4/1

The Australian all-rounder is known for his ability to pick up wickets with the new ball. Wildermuth has picked up 40 wickets in his T20 career so far.

 

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Betting Prediction 

Islamabad United to win at 8/13.

Quetta Gladiators to win at 6/5.

 

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Best Fantasy Team

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azam Khan, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khan, Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Andre Russell, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim

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