Islamabad United Team Analysis

The team of Capital Islamabad United is one of the underrated teams in the tournament, the other one being Quetta Gladiators, critics believe that they lack the fire power, big names and match winners, but actually these both teams have real potential to surprise everyone in the arena. Islamabad United’s Captain Misbah ul Haq although 41 years old but still is more fit than few of our “young talented” players.

Decent Batting Line-Up

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United’s have a pretty decent batting lineup. Thy have players like Babar Azam and Misbah in their ranks who are sensible even in T20’s and they will play a crucial role in United’s quest for the title. Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan are good players of fast bowling and they like to take the attack to the opposition. Umar Amin is another player who has been piling up runs in domestic circuit but has failed to do so for the national side, he could drop the anchor when required and is one player who keeps the score board ticking. Islo team has two wicketkeepers in their squad, Brad Haddin and Sam Billings both are equally capable of playing fast cricket, it would be interesting to see how Misbah adjusts his batting lineup.

Complete Squad of Islamabd United:

World Class and Experienced All-Rounders

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Yes you read it right, with Watson, Russell and Ashar Zaidi United’s have the power to take down any team in Pakistan Super League. Watson and Russell are two players who are famous for their fire power and we are all waiting for some fireworks from these two. Ashar Zaidi just had a dream BPL season and Pakistani fans are anxiously waiting to see him in action. Kamran Ghulam is another gem in the closet of Islamabad United, he is a great chap and should be given a chance, because he has the caliber to play for National side.

Balanced Bowling Lineup

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Irfan and Sami will be the spearhead of United’s bowling attack. Both of these players are experienced and with their sheer pace they could tear apart any batting lineup. Sami had a good BPL season and would be itching to perform in PSL as he might get a chance to represent Pakistan for the umpteenth time in next month T20 World Cup. They have Badree and Ajmal in their spin department and we all know what a lethal combination of off and leg spin they are. Yes Ajmal has lost his venom but he’s a champ and might make a memorable comeback. With Watson, Russell and Zaidi Islo has the most diverse bowling lineup of the tournament.


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Kamran Ghulam and Khalid Latif are two players who could surprise cricket pundits with their blistering performances. Kamran Ghulam has played for the under 19 side and is considered as a bright prospect for Pakistan. Kalid Latif although couldn’t portray the potential he as in international circuit but he would mount runs in PSL-T20.

Players to Watch Out For

Andre Russell is one player about whom I am particularly excited as he is aggressive and expressive plus his acrobatic fielding takes him a notch higher than his competitors. Ajmal is another player who will get the limelight if he even manages to stop the run flow.

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Wasim Akram is the director of Islamabad United thus he has selected squad that has every flavor; it has aggression of Russell, calmness of Msibah, pace of Sami and tricks of Ajmal.


Viewsand ideas presented in this blog are strictly the opinions of the writer.




  • Azfar Mahmood

    Forget about any other thing.. Misbah ul Haq is the captain and that is more than enough.. NOT an emotional statement but said this while keeping in mind his underrated Faisalabad Wolves (in FBT20) that went to CLT20 Qualifiers and beat Mumbai Indians (Am I right na?). Can't forget the heroics of Misbah in those qualifiers matches (195.00 avg an perhaps 19 sixes in 3 matches, remained at top till the end).
    So.. Misbah..!!! YOU ROCK <3

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  • Ahson Raza

    MISBAH UL HAQ is a world class player , most win %age in Tests n T20 for Pakistan as a captain.. He will be classy too in this league.. Good luck all PSL teams.. United We Win !!

  • Munawar Hayat

    misbah ul haq wrld no 1 capten

  • Saleem Khan

    Misbah king