PSL 2022 is around the corner. The Islamabad United team, the most successful side in the Pakistan Super League history, will be eyeing their third PSL trophy.
The team will be captained by the experienced spinner Shadab Khan in the 2022 edition, who has been terrific with his contribution in both departments of the game. The team retained 8 players, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Alex Hales, Azam Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, and Paul Stirling, and bought back Colin Munro in the auction. While other key players will be Marchant De Lange and Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Winners in 2016 and 2018
Runner up: N/A
The Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators have been involved in tough battles over the years in the Pakistan Super League history. They have met a total of 13 times, Quetta Gladiators holding an edge with 7 wins. The average runs which have been scored in these encounters have been around 150. It is expected to be a close match when they meet in the PSL 2022 season.
|Matches||Islamabad United||Quetta Gladiators|
Match 12 – Islamabad United won by 6 wickets
Match 18 – Islamabad United won by 10 wickets
In total, the Islamabad United have faced each other 16 times, with 10 won by Islamabad United and 6 by Karachi Kings. The average scores in these encounters have been around 140 runs, which is quite less. In the 2021 season, the both matches were won by the Islamabad United, and will be confident of continuing their fine track record against the Karachi Kings team.
|Matches||Islamabad United||Karachi Kings|
Match 6 – Islamabad United won by 5 wickets
Match 22 – Islamabad United won by 8 wickets
The Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars have met a total of 12 times, with Islamabad United winning 9 times, and Lahore Qalandars 3 encounters. In these matches over the years, the average scores are in the range of 150-160. In the last season, the Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars team won 1 game each, and their encounter is expected to be a close one in 2022 season.
|Matches||Islamabad United||Lahore Qalandars|
Match 15 – Lahore Qalandars won by 5 wickets.
Match 20 – Islamabad United won by 28 runs
The Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi have faced each other for total number of 15 matches. In these matches, Peshawar Zalmi have hold an edge for 8 times, and Islamabad United with 7 wins. The average scores in these encounters have been around 150 runs, which has been the case for the Pakistan Super League history as well. In the last season, Peshawar Zalmi won 2 out of 3 encounters.
|Matches||Islamabad United||Peshawar Zalmi|
Match 10 – Peshawar Zalmi won by 6 wickets.
Match 26 – Islamabad United won by 15 runs.
Playoffs – Peshawar Zalmi won by 8 wickets.
The Islamabad United and Multan Sultans have faced 9 times in the Pakistan Suer League history. In these 9 encounters, the Islamabad United have won 5 times, and there have been 4 victories for Multan Sultans. The average scores in these encounters is around 140, which depicts the nature of low scoring games in PSL.
|Matches||Islamabad United||Multan Sultans|
Match 3 – Islamabad United won by 3 wickets
Match 30 – Islamabad United won by 4 wickets
Playoffs – Multan Sultans won by 31 runs
Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Alex Hales, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Azam Khan, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Marchant de Lange, Muhammad Akhlaq, Reece Topley, Danish Aziz, Zafar Gohar, Mubasir Khan, M. Zeeshan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ather Mehmood
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