2019 PSL Islamabad United Squad|Islamabad United Players List
The reigning Champions,Islamabad United, look set for another great season with their stream of youngsters while the core remains consistent. Here’s a reminder: Islamabad United are the most successful team in PSL’s history,having won 2 of the 3 coveted trophies. While the 1st can be referred to a fluke(or as you term it better,’comming from the back’),the second won was complete demolition with Ronchi taking the center stage. What ever it may be,winning 2 titles is no joke. While luck may be a factor, it can’t win you tournaments.
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So lets see how Islamabad racked up this year…
This year was a bit different. While Islamabad went for experience in the first two seasons, it hasn’t been the case this year.
They bid farewell to Misbah and Duminy. While the former retired from all forms of Cricket last year, the latter chose to honor his Domestic contract. Islamabad tried to offer Misbah role in the management but he refused.
Many other players bid farewell to Islamabad United in PSL4. Andre Russel left Islamabad United, Samuel Badree left Islamabad United, Iftikhar Ahmed left Islamabad United, Amad Butt left Islamabad United, Sam Billings left Islamabad United, Alex Hales left Islamabad United, David Willey left Islamabad United, Mohammad Hassan and Mohammad Hasnain also left Islamabad United.
Really njyd my time at @IsbUnited last season but unfortunately I couldn't commit to @thePSLt20 this year because of domestic and national team commitments but I will be back as and when availability permits. #PakistanZindabad
— JP Duminy (@jpduminy21) October 4, 2018
Islamabad United have also retained a lot of players from their last squad. The retained players are Waqas Maqsood from Silver category, Zafar Gohar from silver category, Sahibzada Farhan from Silver Category and Hussain Talat from silver category. Hussain Talat is also the Ambassador of Islamabad United.
Other players retained are Rumman Raees from gold category, Asif Ali from Diamond category, Mohammad Sami from Diamond Category. Faheem Ashraf from Platinum category is also retained. Other players retained include Luke Ronchi from Platinum category and Shadab Khan from Platinum category.
Islamabad United and the rest of the teams had 6 rounds of picks in the drafts. These were namely the Supplementary round, Emerging round, Silver Round, Gold Round, Diamond round and Platinum round. Each team had 6 picks from the Supplementary Round.
Islamabad United had the 6th pick.
In the Supplementary picks, Islamabad United picked Wayne Parnell in the first round. In the second round of Supplementary pick, Islamabad United picked Zahir Khan. In the third round of Supplementary picks, Islamabad United picked Amad Butt. In the fourth and final round of Supplementary picks, Islamabad United picked Rizwan Hussain.
The next picks were from the silver category. In the first round of the silver category picks, Islamabad United picked Cameron Delport. In the second round of the silver Category picks, Islamabad United picked no players. Islamabad United picked only 1 player from silver category from the total 5 rounds.
The gold category had 2 rounds of picks. Islamabad United picked in all 2 rounds. In the first round of Gold Category picks, Islamabad United picked Samit Patel and in the second round, they picked Philip salt.
The next category of picks was of Diamond category. Diamond Category had 2 rounds of picks. Islamabad United picked Ian Bell in the first round of Diamond Category picks. Islamabad United picked no players in the second round of the picks.
Platinum Category was the most awaited picks of the drafts. However Islamabad United did not pick a single player from the Platinum Category in both of the rounds.
Islamabad United is owned by Leonine Global and Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi are the owners of Leonine Global.
The coach for Islamabad United is Dean Jones. He has been the coach of Islamabad United since its launch in 2016. Misbah ul Haq was the captain of Islamabad United since its launch. Whenever Misbah ul Haq was unable to play, JP Duminy would lead Islamabad United as its captain. There was only one such occasion when Misbah ul Haq was unable to play in the final of PSL 2018 against Peshawar Zalmi at Karachi Stadium. However now that both Misbah ul Haq and JP Duminy have been released, a question arises as to who will lead the series defenders in PSL 4.
Islamabad United are the defending champions for PSL in the 2019 edition. The people are expecting great things from Islamabad United this year. Islamabad United has a great squad this year as well. Islamabad has a win percentage of 60.93%. This is the highest matches any team has ever won. Islamabad United have 6 International players out of the total 20 players in their squads. These are Luke Ronchi, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Musa, Asif Ali, Ian Bell and Nasir Nawaz.
Last season, Luke Ronchi had the highest runs in PSL. Luke Ronchi also has the highest strike rate in PSL. Mohammad Sami from Islamabad United took the second most wickets in PSL. Furthermore, in the last season, Faheem Ashraf took the most wickets. This is also the most wickets taken in a season. Also the 5th highest wicket taker in a season is also from Islamabad United. Andre Russell from West Indies held that record. However now Andre Russell has been released from Islamabad United. Other players to keep an eye upon include Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Musa and Amad Butt.
Islamabad United has been the most successful team in Pakistan Super League. They have won two titles before and aren’t looking to let this title go. Although the captain of the team in undecided and many players have left the team, Islamabad United still looks good on the paper. Other teams can put up a tough competition but Islamabad United still have a great chance to win the third title of Pakistan Super League.
Nonetheless, it will be great to see how Islamabad United will compete in the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League.