IU vs QG Match Preview

Islamabad put together three wins in a row before being derailed by the Karachi Kings recently. They can bounce right back against the Gladiators. Let's have a look at the personnel that could feature highly in this match and your Dream11 team selections.

Agha Salman and Colin Munro are well worth considering. They have been the top run-scorers for United this PSL season. Munro is a great recruit from New Zealand, while Salman has been among the top local talent at this tournament for an extended period. Salman is the franchise's top run-scorer this PSL season with 188 runs in five innings.

Bowling-wise, look no further than Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan for an in-form fast bowler and wrist spinner. They have shared 13 wickets in the 2024 Pakistan Super League, complementing pace and specialist slow bowling superbly. Look forward to big performances from these two PSL stars.

Quetta were still unbeaten in this year's PSL until recently, when the Multan Sultans broke that streak. The Gladiators won't be overly fazed by that loss, though, and will know that victory over United here can consolidate their title-chasing ambition.

Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel should be among your Dream11 team selections. Find space for these two Gladiators batter through your top- and middle-order. Roy has 148 runs in four innings this PSL season. He has been clouting plenty of runs across various domestic leagues this year.

Abrar Ahmed is a major bowling asset to consider in your team. He is bowling well for Quetta as one of the best leg-spinners in the league. Conditions on fresh Rawalpindi pitch could really suit him. There should be extra bounce, if not additional turn.

Weather Report

Thundershowers are expected in Rawalpindi on matchday. This could affect the scores. If the match is shortened, it could suit the team chasing an adjusted target.

Pitch Report

A first-innings score of 170-plus can be considered from a full 20 overs. This pitch merits picking two specialist bowlers - and perhaps opening the bowling with one.

Notable stats

Agha Salman in form

Islamabad United's Salman is the fourth-highest run-scorer in the 2024 PSL so far. His tally of 188 runs in five innings includes two half-centuries.

Team News

Islamabad United won't likely change their winning XI, but might consider bringing in an all-rounder at the expense of a specialist batter. It's helpful to have extra bowling options. It'll be interesting to see if Quetta pair fast bowlers Mohammad Wasim and Mohammad Amir together again.

IU vs QG Probable 11

IU Playing 11

  • Colin Munro
  • Alex Hales
  • Agha Salman
  • Imad Wasim
  • Shadab Khan (C)
  • Azam Khan (Wk)
  • Jordan Cox
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Hunain Shah
  • Rumman Raees
  • Nazeem Shah

QG Playing 11

  • Khawaja Nafay
  • Jason Roy
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Rilee Rossouw (C)
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Sajjad Ali (Wk)
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Usman Tariq
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Quetta are in a significantly better position to win this match than Islamabad. The Gladiators' bowlers, in particular, are in good form and should benefit from Rawalpindi conditions.

Top Picks

Shadab Khan: Pick the Islamabad captain and look forward to runs and wickets from the star all-rounder.

Abrar Ahmed: The in-form leg-spinner took three wickets the last time United played Quetta.

Jason Roy: The England recruit regularly scores quickly and freely during the opening powerplay.

IU vs QG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Azam Khan

Batters: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Rilee Rossouw (VC)

All-rounders: Shadab Khan (C), Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman

Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Akeal Hosein, Abrar Ahmed

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