The Pakistan Super League is just around the corner, and it’s not long until the action from the National Stadium begins. PSL 6 is going to be played completely in Pakistan, across Karachi and Lahore. Before the PSL, there will be some international matches played in the home country. South Africa is touring Pakistan for 2 test matches and 3 T20 Internationals. The series will conclude on the 14th of Feb, and only after a gap of 5 more days, PSL will be live from the grounds of Pakistan.
The same six teams as the previous season are taking part in the league. The respective teams being, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, and lastly, Multan Sultans. Since KK won the fifth edition of the league last year, they will be defending their crown and will look to become the champions for the 2nd time in a row. However, there’s a long way ahead for that. The management of team Islamabad has worked hard to find a perfect balance in Islamabad united squad PSL 6 after a poor show in last year’s edition.
Specifically, if we take a look at Islamabad United squad 2021, then they have stacked up a great team this year. Unfortunately, the prior season was the worst in the history of IU as they finished at the bottom of the points table. However, the two-time champions are more than capable of winning the trophy for the third time. And who knows, this might be their season, again. Islamabad United won the Pakistan Super League in the inaugural season, in 2016, after defeating QG. The second time they were victorious was when they went up against PZ, in the final of the 3rd edition.
In this article, we will discuss the Islamabad United squad PSL 6, in detail. Moreover, their complete players’ list will be available at the end.
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Islamabad United Squad 2021 PSL 6
On-paper, Islamabad United squad 2021 is a force to reckon with. They have got a very balanced batting and bowling unit, and are looking to hunt down every team for the title this year. IU has picked up some very talented and experienced players in every category, and are ready to come out all guns blazing in the tournament.
First and foremost, if we look at the Islamabad United squad 2021 captain, then Shadab Khan will be leading the side, likewise, last season. Shadab also captained the Pakistan national team recently in a 3-match T20I series against New Zealand. Unfortunately, Pakistan lost the series 2-1. Shadab also led the team from the front last season, with both bat and ball, but the team couldn’t contribute much with him. This season, the captain, as well as the entire Islamabad united PSL 6 squad will look to turn the tables around.
In the platinum category, Islamabad united picked up the Pakistani test fast bowler, Hasan Ali. Hasan has had a great time in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy recently, making a 50-odd ball hundred in the final, and taking over 40 wickets in the tournament. He will be looking to perform up to his potential this PSL and make a comeback in the Pakistan team.
Lewis Gregory was the one Islamabad went for in the diamond category. As for the golden one, they picked up Phil Salt in the squad. Both the Englishmen have a ton of T20 experience, and they will bring a lot to the table. Both have previously played in the Pakistan Super League as well.
There is a player to look out for in the Silver category pick of Islamabad United squad 2021. Yes, we’re talking about the former U-19 captain of Pakistan, Rohail Nazir. Rohail was regarded as one of the best stroke-makers back in his U-19 days. However, now it’s time for him to prove it against the big boys. He is going to be the first choice wicket-keeper of the Islamabad United squad 2021 and has a great chance to perform well throughout and impress the selectors.
Islamabad United Team Coaches
Unfortunately, Islamabad United had to part ways with Misbah ul Haq due to his national coaching duty. Eventually, Johan Botha will be the head coach, who’s been a part of the IU coaching staff previously as well. The South African all-rounder was the fielding coach of the team in 2017, and now will be serving as the head coach of Islamabad United squad in PSL 6.
On the other hand, the magician, Saeed Ajmal, will be the assistant coach of the team. Besides, Luke Ronchi will be fulfilling the duty of being the second assistant coach as well as the player mentor of the Islamabad United squad 2021.
Islamabad United Complete PSL Schedule 2021
The Pakistan Super League will start on the 20th of February. Now that we are talking about IU in particular, then Islamabad United fixtures 2021 will see them going up against Multan Sultans first up. It will be the first match for both teams and the third overall, of the tournament. They will lock horns on the 21st of February, 2021. Since the National Stadium is going to host the starting 20 matches, so this one will also be played there. The match will begin at 7 PM PST.
That being said, start marking your calendars, as the following is the complete Islamabad United schedule 2021.
ISLU Matches Live Score Updates
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Islamabad United Schedule/Players List 2021 Download
You also have the privilege to download Islamabad United schedule 2021, if you want to keep it saved. Click on the PDF link below to download the complete Islamabad United match schedule. Also, looking to download the Islamabad United player list 2021? Don’t worry because you can simply click on the download file below to save it on your device.