Islamabad United playing 11 vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2024 Match 1

Published - 16 Feb 2024, 06:27 PM

Islamabad United, PSL 2024
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Islamabad United are set to clash with Lahore Qalandar in the PSL 2024 opener. The encounter takes place on Saturday, February 17 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Shadab Khan leads Islamabad United in PSL 2024. Islamabad United failed to reach the playoffs last season after losing the Eliminator match.

They will aim for a better show this season. Also, Islamabad has lost to Lahore in their last five encounters. Hence, they will eye to end their losing streak against the defending champions. Below we discuss Islamabad United’s predicted playing 11 for PSL 2024 opening clash.

Islamabad United playing 11 vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2024 Match 1

Alex Hales

Alex Hales
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Alex Hales will be the opener for Islamabad United in their opening match of PSL 2024. The England player slammed 137 runs across 6 games last season during his short stint. He held a strike rate of 134+.

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Colin Munro

Colin Munro
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Colin Munro will be another opener for the team. The former Kiwi player gave a wonderful show last season. In 11 matches, he shattered 298 runs at an average of 27+ and a strike rate of 169+. He also smacked 2 fifties in the season.

Haider Ali

Haider Ali
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Haider Ali might take the one-down slot in batting. Ali has good experience in the shortest format. He has played 35 T20Is for Pakistan so far in which he accounts for 505 runs at a strike rate of 124+.

Imad Wasim

Imad Wasim
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Imad Wasim will be a crucial spin all-rounder for the side. He was part of the Karachi Kings last season. He hunted 9 wickets in 10 games last season. With the bat, he shattered 404 runs in 10 games at an average of 134+. He was among the most highlight players last season.

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Agha Salman

Agha Salman
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Agha Salman will be a middle-order batter for the side. He has earned a decent experience in the national team for the last few years. He has played many Tests and ODI games for Pakistan. However, never represented them in the shortest format. He also played in ICC ODI World Cup last year.

Faheem Ashraf

Faheem Ashraf
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Faheem Ashraf will be another batter in the middle. He gave a stunning performance last season, smacking 215 runs in 11 games at an average of 35.83. He also batted at a superb strike rate of 149+ and slammed one fifty.

Azam Khan (WK)

Azam Khan
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Azam Khan gave a wonderful show last year. At a spectacular average of 40+, he shattered 282 runs in 9 innings. He smacked 2 fifties in the season at a high strike rate of 161+. Azam also shattered a superb knock of 161 last year. He will also keep the stumps for Islamabad United in the PSL opener.

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Shadab Khan (C)

Shadab Khan
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Shabad Khan is the captain of Islamabad United in PSL 2024 and will lead the side in the opening game. The right-arm spinner is a regular member of the national team. Last season, Shadab Khan rocked with the ball, picking 12 wickets in 11 games. He also added 135 runs with the bat with a top knock of 44.

Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah
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Naseem Shah will be back to grab the reins of the pace attack after he arrives in PSL 2024. The left-arm pacer missed a lot of action since last year due to an injury. He was part of Quetta Gladiators last season. At a superb economy of 7.64, Shah hunted 7 wickets in 9 games.

Rumman Raees

Rumman Raees
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Rumman Raees will be another pacer for Islamabad United in the opening match of PSL 2024. The right-arm pacer picked 6 wickets in 6 games last year. In Tom Curran’s absence, he will get more opportunities this season.

Obed McCoy

Obed mccoy
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Obed McCoy has been part of Pakistan Super League but he is yet to play his first-ever game in PSL. After joining Islamabad United in PSL 2024, the England pacer will aim for an impressive show. After his good show in IPL in last season, he might get more opportunities in PSL this year.