IU vs QG Match Preview

Islamabad United boasts a formidable lineup of T20 batsmen, with the likes of Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan, and Agha Salman. Munro, in particular, has been in exceptional form, amassing 309 runs at an impressive average of 34.33. With three half-centuries in his last six innings, Munro is undoubtedly the key batsman for the team at the top of the order.

Agha Salman and Azam Khan have also made valuable contributions in the middle order, showcasing their batting prowess. Meanwhile, Shadab Khan has proven his worth as an all-rounder, notching up 278 runs and taking 10 wickets. He shares the title of the team's highest wicket-taker with Naseem Shah.

Furthermore, Imad Wasim is another player to keep an eye on. As a talented all-rounder, he possesses the ability to unleash powerful hits towards the end of the innings. His presence adds depth and firepower to Islamabad United's batting lineup.

The partnership of Saud Shakeel and Jason Roy has consistently provided strong starts for the Quetta Gladiators. However, the middle order's inconsistent performances have resulted in the team losing several matches. Despite having notable players like Sherfane Rutherford, Rilee Rossouw, and Khawaja Nafay, their contributions have been inconsistent.

On the other hand, the bowlers, particularly the spinners, have performed well. Akeal Hosein and Abrar Ahmed have taken a total of 28 wickets and will play a crucial role for Quetta. Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Wasim Jr. have also been effective, each picking up 8 wickets, and will lead the bowling attack with the new ball. 


Weather Report

The weather in Karachi will be clear with temperatures around 24 degrees. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi is good to bat on during the first half. While the seamers will get some help with the new ball, they will be able to play their shots as the ball offers a good amount of bounce and pace. The average first-inning score is around 180.

Notable stats

Akeal Hosein: Time to Shine?

Akeal Hosein is a quality spinner playing for the Quetta Gladiators. He has picked up 13 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 21.07 and a strike rate of 16.60.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


IU vs QG Probable 11

IU Playing 11

  • Colin Munro
  • Alex Hales
  • Agha Salman
  • Shadab Khan (C)
  • Azam Khan (Wk)
  • Imad Wasim
  • Haider Ali
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Hunain Shah
  • Naseem Shah
  • Tymal Mills

QG Playing 11

  • Jason Roy
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Rilee Rossouw (C)
  • Laurie Evans (Wk)
  • Khawaja Nafay
  • Omair Yousuf
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Mohammad Wasim Jr.
  • 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

We are backing Islamabad United to win this match. They have a strong opening pair as well as some quality all-rounders playing for them lower down the order. The team also has a well-balanced bowling unit that gives them an edge. 


Top Picks

Colin Munro: Colin Munro is the leading run-scorer for Islamabad with 309 runs scored at a strike rate of 139.18.

Shadab Khan: A quality all-rounder, Shadab Khan has scored 278 runs at a strike rate of 145.54. He has also picked up 10 wickets.

Saud Shakeel: Saud Shakeel is the leading run-scorer for Quetta, scoring 323 runs at a strike rate of 144.84. 


IU vs QG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Khan

Batters: J Roy, C Munro

All-rounders: S Shakeel (VC), S Khan (C), A Salman, A Hosein, F Ashraf, I Wasim

Bowlers: A Ahmad, N Shah

IU vs QG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction