Islamabad United (اسلامآباد یونائیٹڈ) is a Pakistani professional t20 cricket team which represents that Islamabad city Capital of Pakistan. This team is first played in Pakistan Super League started in 2015 as a result of Pakistan Cricket Board announcement about PSL.
Islamabad United is owned by Leonine Global Sports owner Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi in the US $15 million. The Leonine Global Sports Company also owns Hong Kong Island United, a franchise team in Hong Kong T20 League.
Islamabad United depends upon 21 cricket members as shown in the table. Misbah Ul Haq selected as the captain of this team. Dean Jones becomes the coach of Islamabad United. Waqar Younis is the team director and Tauseef Ahmed is Assistant Coach of Islamabad United.
Islamabad United is also very strong team because of its strong players. It also includes the some foreign players include Shane Watson, Andre Russel, Brad Haddin, Sam Billing, and Samuel Badree. As Sultan of Swing Waseem Akram is the current Director of Islamabad united.
Islamabad United won the First Season of PSL by six wickets again Quetta Gloaters. Quetta Gloaters scored 174/7 in 20 overs and Islamabad United chase 174 with eight balls remaining and won the title of PSL First Season 2016.
In the PSL 2017, Islamabad United selected 147 players from the Previous squad and added 3 more players named as Ben Duckett, Zohaib Khan, and Shadab Khan. Later on, Steven Finn replaced Andre Russell after he was banned for a year to play cricket. Ben Duckett was replaced by Nicolas Pooran as Duckett left squads of play-offs due to his national duties.
In the Second Season, there is bad luck for Islamabad United that they do not win the PSL 2017. But the Islamabad United reached in playoffs in the Second Season 2017.The Second Season is won by Peshawar Zalmi.
The listing detail of players, kit, management staff, wings and point table are given below.
|PSl Win||01 (2016)|
|Home Ground||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|Owner||Leonine Global Sports (Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi)|
|Nick Name||United We Win|
|Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi (LGS)||Owner|
|Waqar Younis||Director/bowling coach|
|Dean Jones||Head Coach|
|Tauseef Ahmed||Assistant Coach|
|Johan Botha||Fielding Coach|
|Rehan ul Haq||Co-Manager|
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|No.||Nationality||Player||From||To||No. of Matches||Won||Lost||Tie||No Result||Win %|
|Year||Player||Won||Loss||No Result||Tie||Sucess Rate||Possition||Summary|
|Name||Nationality||Birth Date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Joined||Salary|
|Asif Ali||Pakistan||1 October 1991 (age 26)||Right-hand||Right-arm Medium-Fast||2016||US$25,000|
|Hussain Talat||Pakistan||6 December 1996 (age 20)||Left-hand||Right arm medium||2016||US$10,000|
|Misbah-ul-Haq||Pakistan||28 May 1974 (age 43)||Right-hand||Right-arm Leg break||2016||US$140,000|
|Khalid Latif||Pakistan||4 November 1985 (age 31)||Right-hand||Right-arm off Spin||2016||US$70,000|
|Sharjeel Khan||Pakistan||14 August 1989 (age 28)||Left-hand||Right-arm leg spin||2016||US$70,000|
|Rafatullah Mohmand||Pakistan||6 October 1976 (age 41)||Right-hand||Slow-Left arm-orthodox||2017||Replacement signing|
|Ben Duckett||England||17 October 1994 (age 22)||Left-hand||Right-arm offbreak||2017||Disclosed amount|
|Imran Khalid||Pakistan||29 December 1982 (age 34)||Left-hand||Left arm orthodox spin||2016||US$25,000|
|Shane Watson||Austraila||17 June 1981 (age 36)||Right-hI’mand||Right arm fast medium||2016||US$140,000|
|Shadab Khan||Pakistan||4 October 1998 (age 19)||Right-hand||Right-arm Leg-break||2017||US$10,000|
|Dwayne Smith||Barbados||12 April 1983 (age 34)||Right-hand||Right-arm Medium||2016||Disclosed amount|
|Sam Billings||England||15 June 1991 (age 26)||Right-hand||—||2016||US$25,000|
|Nicolas Pooran||Trinidad and Tobago||2 October 1995(age 22)||Left-hand||—||2017||Replacement signing|
|Brad Haddin||Austraila||23 October 1977 (age 39)||Right-hand||—||2016||US$50,000|
|Mohammad Sami||Pakistan||24 February 1981 (age 36)||Right-hand||Right arm fast||2016||US$50,000|
|Amad Butt||Pakistan||10 May 1995 (age 22)||Right-hand||Right arm fast||2016||US$10,000|
|Rumman Raees||Pakistan||18 October 1991 (age 25)||Right-hand||Left arm medium fast||2016||US$25,000|
|Saeed Ajmal||Pakistan||14 October 1977 (age 39)||Right-hand||Right arm off Spin||2016||US$25,000|
|Mohammad Irfan||Pakistan||6 June 1982 (age 35)||Right-hand||Left arm fast||2016||US$70,000|
|Samuel Badree||Trinidad and Tobago||8 March 1981 (age 36)||Right-hand||Right arm leg spin||2016||US$70,000|
|Steven Finn||England||4 April 1989 (age 28)||Right-hand||Right arm Fast||2017||Replacement signing|