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IU vs QG, PSL 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

 Match: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators, (IU vs QG, Match #18)

Date: February 12, 2022 – 8 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

For those in India, you can watch the Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators match on Sony Six and Six HD at 8 PM IST. The viewers can also catch the match live on the online streaming platform Sony LIV. 

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators: 

The match no. 18 of the Pakistan Super League 2021-22 will witness a clash between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. The two teams will meet in this return fixture at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday, February 12. 

Islamabad United are well placed on the points table with 6 points and a net run-rate of +1.019. They have won three matches and lost two in the first leg of the PSL 7. In their last game, Shadab Khan’s men hammered Karachi Kings by 42 runs after posting 177/6 on the board.

Quetta Gladiators are currently in fourth place with four points to their name and a net run-rate of -0.041, having won two out of five games. The Gladiators are coming off a seven-wicket victory over Lahore Qalandars, chasing down 205 with Jason Roy blasting 116 off 57. 

In the first leg of the season, Islamabad had registered a resounding 43-run victory over Quetta after posting 229/4 in the first innings. The Gladiators will be looking to settle the scores in this return fixture. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for IU vs QG

Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is a venue that offers assistance for both batters and bowlers. The average first innings score from 28 T20s played here stands at 166. The highest score posted here was 209/5 by the Qalandars while the lowest of 90 belongs to Quetta Gladiators. 

The weather at Lahore on Saturday is expected to be clear with humidity around 60% and about 5% chance of rain. Temperature will fluctuate between 7-21°C. 

Islamabad United: Expected XI and Team News 

Islamabad United have a pretty settled playing XI with Paul Stirling, Alex Hales and Colin Munro as the only three overseas starters. They have prefered Waqas Maqsood over overseas pacer Marchant de Lange. Expect them to go in with the same line-up against the Gladiators. 

Probable XI – Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Mubasir Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Waqas Maqsood

Quetta Gladiators: Expected XI and Team News 

Quetta Gladiators received a huge shot in the arm with Jason Roy and James Vince becoming available for the rest of the season. Their rest of the line-up has been tweaked time and again. Shahid Afridi returned back in the last game while Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Hasnain were left out. 

Probable XI – Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy, James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahid Afridi, James Faulkner, Mohammad Hasnain/Luke Wood, Ghulam Mudassar, Naseem Shah 

Head to head record of IU vs QG 

Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United have shared an evenly matched rivalry in the PSL, with both the teams winning seven matches each. In the last five meetings, Islamabad leads the scoreline by 3-2. 

Quetta Gladiators – 7 

Islamabad United – 7 

Match 18: Five players to watch out for in the IU vs QG match 

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI: 

Jason Roy: Batter, Quetta Gladiators

Jason Roy announced his arrival at the PSL 7 in a spectacular fashion, hammering a 57-ball 116 against a strong bowling attack of the Qalandars. The Englishman is one of the best T20 players in the world, having scored 7088 runs at an average of 29 and strike rate of 143, including five hundreds and 47 fifties. Roy is a good C/VC option priced at 9.5 credits. 

Shadab Khan: All-rounder, Islamabad United 

Shadab Khan is having his dream run in the T20 format. The leg-spinning all-rounder has been incredible in the PSL 7, picking 14 wickets with the ball at a strike rate of just 8.5, including one five-for and two four-fers. Shadab has scored 186 runs in four innings at an average of 46 while striking at 182 with two fifties. Shadab is a very good C/VC option at 10 credits. 

Colin Munro: Batter, Islamabad United

The Kiwi power-hitter is amongst the best T20 players in world cricket. He has 8230 runs to his name in the format at an average of 31 while striking at 141, including five hundreds and 49 fifties. Munro has been magnificent in the PSL 7, scoring 165 runs from three games and can be a good C/VC pick at 9.5 credits. 

Alex Hales: Batter, Islamabad United

Alex Hales has an outstanding record in the T20 format, having amassed 9284 runs in 332 matches at an average of 31 and strike rate of 146. The opening batter has five hundreds and 56 fifties to his name. Hales has done well in the season, scoring 168 runs across five innings at 42 average and 158 strike rate. He will cost you 9.5 credits and offers another good C/VC option. 

Mohammad Nawaz: All-rounder, Quetta Gladiators

Mohammad Nawaz, a very good utility all-rounder, has done well in the T20 circuit. He has 1959 runs in the shorter format at an average of 23 with five fifties. The left arm orthodox spinner has also picked 148 wickets with the ball. Nawaz has snared 6 wickets in this season while scoring 78 runs from four innings. He will cost you 9 credits in the MPL XI. 

MPL Fantasy XI 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Also read: Islamabad United – Most Successful PSL team with two titles

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