Expected Playing XI
Ronchi(WK), Farhan, Talat, Delport, Samit, Asif Ali, Shadab, Faheem, Parnell, Sami(C), Raees.
Zaman, Devcich, ABD, Hafeez(C), Salman, Ali OR Masood (WK), Wiese, Yasir Shah, Rahat, Viljoen and Shaheen Afridi.
As for the Qalandars rebuilding process has started well in advance and this is visible with their new recruits. The mighty AB de Villiers has been roped in to turn their fortunes around and his jersey will be selling on the streets of Lahore like hot cake.
Luke Ronchi was the player of the tournament last year and he returns to Islamabad for yet another stint. This side boasts of a formidable spin-duo in the form of Shadab Khan and Samit Patel. Also, Hussain Talat and Faheem Ashraf will bring all their international experience to the campaign as well.
Fantasy Cricket- Players to watch out for
- AB de Villiers: Mr. 360 himself, the man who needs no introduction, in his last 7 T20 matches he has scored a whopping 340 runs with an average of 85 and strike rate in an access of 170 and with such numbers he stays the favorite captaincy choice.
- Shaheen Afridi: He stands as the best differential option ahead of this leagues PSL.
- Fakhar Zaman: this left-hander can get his side off to an explosive start and if he were to do that, the opposition ends up playing catch up almost every single time .
- Luke Ronchi: The New Zealander was the darling of PSL in 2018 and didn’t put a foot wrong last year. You could start by picking him and then see how he shapes up through the course of the tournament.
Venue & Average first innings score
Avg. Score in 1st innings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium is 151
Head to Head
Islamabad United won-4
Lahore Qalandars won-2