PSL Islamabad United Team 2020 Players List
PSL Islamabad United roster is placed here. Having won two of the first three seasons of the Pakistan Super League, Islamabad United will like to ensure they can put up a decent performance in the fifth season as well.
Islamabad United opted to retain all the eight players allowed with Shadab Khan leading the pack as their Platinum player. They will also have all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, who has been put in the Diamond Category but more importantly will be their Brand Ambassador.
Asif Ali will also be a Diamond pick retained, along with the likes of Luke Ronchi, who will also be a player mentor, left-handed batsman Hussain Talat, pace bowlers Amad Butt and Musa Khan and batsman Rizwan Hussain.
Among those, they released include Englishman Alex Hales, South Africa’s Cameron Delport and West Indian Chadwick Walton.
During the draft, Islamabad United brought in South African legend seamer Dale Steyn, along with the two Colins, hard-hitting batsmen, Ingram and Munro. Phil Salt has had his taste of PSL in the past and he returns as a pick with the United, but the biggest overseas pick was Rassie van der Dussen, who is said to be the batsman to watch for in the future.
Pakistani players brought in during the draft included Rumman Raees, a left-arm pacer who will add to the side’s resources along with Zafar Gohar, Aqib Javed, Ahmed Sultan and Saif Badar.
Islamabad United Squad 2020
- Shadab Khan
- Faheem Ashraf
- Asif Ali
- Luke Ronchi
- Hussain Talat
- Amad Butt
- Musa Khan
- Rizwan Hussain
- Dale Steyn
- Colin Ingram
- Colin Munro
- Ruman Raees
- Ahmer Safi Abdullah
- Akif Javed
- Zafar Gohar
- Phil Salt
Key Players on Islamabad United Team 2020
Shadab Khan: Named the vice-captain of the Islamabad United, Shadab Khan will look to add batting and bowling strength to the side. His expertise at number seven will be most valuable to the side.
Fahim Ashraf: Lately there has been a lot of criticism about Ashraf for his lack of batting skills. This would be a good time to add another feather to his cap and kick on from that century he hit during the 2017 Champions Trophy
Asif Ali: Another player reeling from a bit of criticism because of his recent lack of form but the PSL is where he had made his name and this would be a good opportunity to get back into a full rhythm here.
Rassie van der Dussen: A class South African batsman who has quietly made a name for himself despite all the issues surrounding South African cricket. Given a chance he could well go on to score heavily for most of his teams.
Last year, in what was exciting news for the Islamabad United fans, Waqar Younis joined the side as their fast bowling coach. Earlier, they had lost the services of Wasim Akram to Multan Sultans, but the signing up of Waqar will do their side no harm whatsoever. Australia’s Dean Jones is the head coach while Shoaib Akhtar is the bowling coach for Islamabad United.
The side was bought by the UAE Capital Venture group for $1.5 million US dollars and they have put some very able minds in charge of the side.
The team is beautifully balanced on paper and they can go in with a variety of combinations. Also, with the kind of coaches they have, it will be very disappointing if they do not go very far in the tournament.
The 2019 edition of the PSL will be the first season in which the Islamabad United will be without Misbah ul Haq who has decided to hang up his boots. Islamabad United PSL team squad is placed above.
PSL 2020 Islamabad United Schedule
IU team schedule will be placed below;
|Date||Islamabad United PSL 2020 Fixtures||Match Timings||Venue|
|20-Feb||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Karachi|
|22-Feb||Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|23-Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|27-Feb||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|29-Feb||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|01-Mar||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|04-Mar||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|07-Mar||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||2:00 PM PKT / 2.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|08-Mar||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||2:00 PM PKT / 2.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|14-Mar||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Karachi|
View the complete PSL 2020 Schedule here.