ISL vs QUE Prediction: The third-placed Islamabad United will take on the fourth-placed Quetta Gladiators in their second faceoff of the season on February 12 (Saturday). The last time they met, Islamabad United had a comprehensive win to their win, courtesy of the trio of Colin Munro, Azam Khan and Shadab Khan that led their side to a 43-run triumph. Talking about Islamabad’s run leading to this contest, they have won 3 games in 5 appearances, including a 42-run win over the Karachi Kings in the last outing. For the Quetta Gladiators, the situation hasn’t been much different, for they have won only 2 games and lost the remaining matches, though their last outing turned out to be a positive, as they beat the Lahore Qalandars by 7-wickets.
The 18th match of the season will take place between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The match will commence at 8 PM IST. Islamabad United won’t be having the services of Paul Stirling for the remainder of the season, – as he has departed for the international duties – still, they have a string of match-winners in their batting line-up from Alex Hales and Colin Munro to Azam Khan and Asif Ali, who could go berserk from the very delivery and set the foundation of a match-winning total. Skipper Shadab Khan has been brilliant with his all-round prowess, and the likes of Faheem Ashraf , Mubasir Khan and Hasan Ali have chipped in with required dismissals at different stages.
Even if the Quetta Gladiators have a star-studded batting line-up in Jason Roy, Ahsan Ali and James Vince, who have time and again showcased their match-winning abilities in the T20s, it’s their bowling attack – which has been shambolic so far – that could prove to be their cause of defeat. Hopefully, the likes of Shahid Afridi, Naseem Shah, Luke Wood and James Faulkner grab at least a decent show to their name in this fixture.
ISL vs QUE Head to Head: Both teams have won 7 games each in the PSL faceoffs to date. For this match, Islamabad United have been dubbed as the favorite as per ISL vs QUE dream11 team prediction. If we take a closer look then we can see how many scorers they have in their side in Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan and middle-order banking on the hard-hitters in Azam Khan and Asif Ali. Not just the batting order, but the Islamabad-based franchise tips the Quetta Gladiators in their bowling department as well, with skipper Shadab Khan leading the wicket-taking section, followed by skilled pace trio in Waqas Maqsood, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Wasim Jr.
ISL – 60%
QUE – 40%
Bet 365 – ISL: 1.61, QUE: 2.30
Though there are a few big names on both sides that have ample T20 experience up their sleeves if we have to pick the top three players to keep an eye upon for this fixture they would be Jason Roy, Shadab Khan, Colin Munro. The batting wicket offered can be cashed in by the likes of Munro and Roy, while Shadab could be backed to render all-round heroics.
Colin Munro Stats in T20s
Shadab Khan Stats in T20s
Jason Roy Stats in T20s
If ISL bats first: 180-190
If QUE bats first: 175-185
Taking into account the scoring pattern from the T20s conducted in Lahore, the wicket has enough to offer to both batters and bowlers to weave their magic. As per ISL vs QUE today match prediction, batting first is likely to be the preferred choice here, considering the last two matches saw the team batting first post in excess of 180 and successfully defend their totals by huge margins.
As per the weather reports in Accuweather, it’s going to be a highly humid atmosphere with the humidity levels being as high as 72 percent in the latter stages. There will be clear skies throughout and as far as the temperature is concerned, it will fluctuate between 11-14 degrees Celsius, with the dew point at 8 degrees Celsius throughout.
For Quetta Gladiators, Muhammad Nawaz’s foot injury rules him out of the tournament. As a replacement, the franchise has roped in slow-left arm orthodox Hassan Khan. In Islamabad United’s line-up, with Paul Stirling leaving the tournament owing to international commitment, the likes of Alex Hales and Colin Munro will take up the openers’ role. Azam Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asif Ali and Mubasir Khan will form their middle-order. Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Waqas Maqsood and Faheem Ashraf form their lethal pace quartet.
ISL Playing XI: Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asif Ali, Mubasir Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Waqas Maqsood
QUE Playing XI: Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy, James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Luke Wood, James Faulkner, Naseem Shah, Ghulam Mudassar
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