Islamabad United Squad 2017

Islamabad United Team 2017 Players List

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PSL IU Team Squad

PSL Islamabad team players list is placed here. The euphoria surrounding the inaugural edition of the PSL is coming to a head with the tournament all set to take off in February 2017. Islamabad United are getting ready for the same with some shrewd moves in the player auctions. Fawad Afzal Khan is appointed the brand ambassador for the team.

Key Players on Islamabad United team 2017: Misbah ul Haq, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Samuel Badree, Steve Finn, Mohammad Irfan.

Andre Russell ruled out. Was banned by anti-doping laws. Steven Finn named as his replacement. Islamabad will continue to be led by Pakistan captain Misbal ul Haq in the 2017 PSL. There are some big Pakistan internationals in the side which include Mohammad Irfan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami and Khalid Latif among others.

Although Sami is past his prime and only featured in the Bangladesh Premier League earlier this year, he showed that he still possesses the cunning which helped him establish himself in the national team. Sharjeel has been in the Pakistani international set-up as well while Mohammad Irfan will look to build on it. Irfan has been firing on all cylinders for Pakistan and will look to do the same for Islamabad United.

They have also made very important international additions. Shane Watson, Steven Finn, Samuel Badree, Brad Haddin, and Sam Billings all offer different dimensions in the side. Watson is a world class operator with both bat and ball.

Badree is a proven spinner while Haddin’s retirement means that he will be available for the complete duration of the tournament. The former Australia wicket-keeper has been doing well in the Big Bash League this year. Billings did well in England’s tour of UAE as they took on Pakistan and the team management took note of the same.

The side were 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. Former Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram has been named as the director with Australian Dean Jones as the head coach. Shoaib Akhtar is the bowling coach for Islamabad United.

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. Islamabad United squad 2017 is placed below.

Islamabad United 2017 Squad

Pakistani PlayersInternational Players
Misbah ul Haq (Captain)Shane Watson
Sharjeel Khan (Suspended)Steven Finn
Asif AliSamuel Badree
Mohammad IrfanBrad Haddin
Rumman RaeesSam Billings
Imran KhalidSupplementary Foreign Players
Mohammad SamiDwayne Smith
Khalid Latif (Suspended)Ben Duckkett
Hussain Talat
Amad Butt
Syed Muzammil Shah
Saeed Ajmal
Supplementary Pakistan Players
Zohaib Khan
Shadab Khan

PSL 2017 Islamabad United Schedule

IU team schedule is placed below;

DateIslamabad United FixturesVenue
February 9Peshawar vs IslamabadDubai
February 11Islamabad vs LahoreDubai
February 15Islamabad vs QuettaSharjah
February 17Karachi vs IslamabadSharjah
February 18Islamabad vs PeshawarSharjah
February 20Lahore vs IslamabadSharjah
February 24Quetta vs IslamabadDubai
February 26Karachi vs IslamabadDubai