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Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators: PSL 9 Qualifier 1 Preview and Predictions

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 playoffs are set to kick off with an electrifying clash between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. This high-stakes encounter will determine which team secures a direct entry into the final. Let’s dive into the details:

Match Details:

  • Date: March 15, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time)
  • Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
  • Capacity: The National Stadium has a seating capacity of approximately 34,228 spectators.

Team Previews:

Islamabad United:

Recent Matches:

  1. March 10, 2024: In the 27th match, Islamabad United faced the Multan Sultans. They secured a thrilling victory by 3 wickets, chasing down the target with no balls remaining.
  2. March 7, 2024: In the 24th match, Islamabad United played against the Karachi Kings. They won by 5 wickets, showcasing their batting prowess.
  3. March 6, 2024: In the 23rd match, Islamabad United clashed with the Lahore Qalandars. Unfortunately, they lost by 17 runs.
  4. March 4, 2024: In the 20th match, Islamabad United faced the Peshawar Zalmi. They emerged victorious, winning by 29 runs.

Quetta Gladiators:

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators match

Recent Matches:

  1. March 12, 2024: In the 30th match, the Quetta Gladiators took on the Multan Sultans. Unfortunately, they lost by 79 runs.
  2. March 10, 2024: In the 28th match, Quetta Gladiators played against the Lahore Qalandars. They secured a hard-fought victory by 6 wickets.
  3. March 8, 2024: In the 25th match, Quetta Gladiators faced the Peshawar Zalmi. They lost by a significant margin of 76 runs.
  4. March 6, 2024: In the 22nd match, Quetta Gladiators clashed with the Karachi Kings. Unfortunately, they lost by 7 wickets.

Key Players:

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

Multan Sultans:

PlayerRoleRecent Form
Mohammad RizwanBatsman/WicketkeeperExcellent
Johnson CharlesBatsmanExplosive
David WilleyAll-rounderConsistent
Usama MirBowlerWicket-taker
Abbas AfridiBowlerEconomical

Peshawar Zalmi:

PlayerRoleRecent Form
Babar AzamBatsmanProlific
Rovman PowellAll-rounderImpactful
Saim AyubBatsmanPromising
Aamer JamalBowlerConsistent

Probable Playing XI:

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

  1. Alex Hales
  2. Colin Munro
  3. Agha Salman
  4. Shadab Khan ©
  5. Azam Khan (wk)
  6. Haider Ali
  7. Imad Wasim
  8. Faheem Ashraf
  9. Naseem Shah
  10. Hunain Shah
  11. Tymal Mills

Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

  1. Rilee Rossouw ©
  2. Jason Roy
  3. Saud Shakeel
  4. Khawaja Nafay
  5. Omair Bin Yousaf
  6. Laurie Evans (wk)
  7. Akeal Hosein
  8. Mohammad Wasim Jr
  9. Mohammad Amir
  10. Usman Tariq
  11. Abrar Ahmed

Match Prediction:

While both teams have ups and downs in the tournament, Quetta Gladiators’ recent form gives them a slight edge. However, T20 cricket is unpredictable, and anything can happen on the day. The team that handles pressure better and executes their plans will emerge victorious and move one step closer to the PSL 9 title.



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