PSL Islamabad United Team 2019 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 fourth season as well. Going into the PSL Draft, the team had let go of a few of their players including former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. The team will now be led by Mohammad Sami as their new captain.
Among those retained in the Islamabad United squad before the PSL Draft included the leg-spinning allrounder Shadab Khan, New Zealand wicket-keeper and last season’s best batsman Luke Ronchi and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, all of whom belong to the Platinum Category.
Mohammad Sami and Asif Ali were retained in the Diamond category while the Gold Category players who will continue to remain in the team are Rumman Raees. Some of the others in the retained players list include Hussain Talat, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar and Waqas Maqsood, all of whom are in the Silver Category.
Islamabad United Squad 2019
|Pakistani Players||International Players|
|Mohammad Sami (captain)||Ian Bell|
|Asif Ali||Phil Salt|
|Nasir Nawaz||Cameron Delport|
|Zafar Gohar||Samit Patel|
|Hussain Talat||Luke Ronchi|
|Muhammad Musa||Supplementary Foreign Players|
|Fahim Ashraf||Wayne Parnell|
|Waqas Maqsood||Zahir Khan|
|Shadab Khan (vice-captain)|
|Supplementary Pakistan Players|
Key Players on Islamabad United Team 2019
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.
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 2019 Islamabad United Schedule
IU team schedule will be placed below;
|Date||Day||Islamabad United PSL 2019 Schedule||Venue|
|14th February||Thursday||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|16th February||Saturday||Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans||Dubai|
|17th February||Sunday||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|22nd February||Friday||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Sharjah|
|23rd February||Saturday||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|26th February||Tuesday||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||Dubai|
|27th February||Wednesday||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||Dubai|
|1st March||Friday||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||Dubai|
|5th March||Tuesday||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||Abu Dhabi|
|9th March||Saturday||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Lahore|
Day Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time
Night matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time
View the complete PSL 2019 Schedule here.