Islamabad United
Islamabad United

Islamabad United is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that competes in Pakistan Super League. Team is based in Islamabad the capital city of Pakistan.Team was formed in 2015, as a result of the formation of the  Pakistan Super League  (PSL) by  Pakistan Cricket Board  ( PCB). Team owners are Venture Capital Leonine Global Sports a group of investors from UAE.[1]  Islamabad United 

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Type:T20
In Urdu:اسلام‌آباد یونائیٹڈ‎
Location:Pakistan
Information
Captain:Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
Coach:Dean Jones (Australia)
Owner:Leonine Global Sports (Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi)
History Information
Wins:1 (2016)
Website:http://www.islamabadunited.com.pk/
Team Information
Team:Islamabad United
Founded:2015
Leading Run-Scorer of the Team:Dwayne Smith
Leading Wicket-Taker of the Team:Mohammad Sami
Assistant Coach:Tauseef Ahmed
Team Director:Former Pakistani Fast Bowler Waqar Younis
First PSL Title:Won the first PSL title, defeating Quetta Gladiators in the final
Home Ground:Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
City :Islamabad

Islamabad United Captain TeamCoach of Islamabad United Dean JonesDirector of the Team Waseem Akram Islamabad UnitedTauseef Ahmed Assistant Coach of Islamabad UnitedMisbah-ul-Haq With Ali Naqvi

Details Islamabad United PSL Team

PSL Islamabad United
Islamabad United is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that competes in Pakistan Super League. Team is based in Islamabad the capital city of Pakistan.Team was formed in 2015, as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Team owners are Venture Capital Leonine Global Sports a group of investors from UAE. Team is currently captained by Pakistan’s test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and coached by former Australian player Dean Jones while the former Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram is the director of the team while Assistant Coach is Pakistani off spinner Tauseef Ahmed.[2]  Details 

Franchise History

Islamabad United Team Fan
In 2015, the PCB announced that first inaugural season of  Pakistan Super League  will happen in February 2016.On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises. The Islamabad franchise was sold to a Venture Capital company (Leonine Global Sports) for US$15 Million.Shane Watson is the Icon player of the team, who will act as a brand ambassador. The franchise was founded in 2015 and is the successor team of the Haier T20 Cup team Islamabad Leopards which operated from 2004-2015. In November 2015, the Pakistan Cricket Board transferred the franchise to new owners who christened the team to Islamabad United (cricket).[3]  History 

Team Name and Logo

Islamabad United Logo and Kit
Team name is Islamabad united, Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and word united shows the unity among the people of the nation.Team logo was revealed on 21 December 2015 in a ceremony held at Polo Club in Islamabad. Logo features a lion and official signatures of the team. Team management said that the logo symbolizes courage, power and aggression.[4]  Name and Logo 

Kit Colors

Kit Colors are Orange and Red.[5]  Kit Colors 

LGS

Islamabad United Captain With Players
Leonine Global Investments Limited (LGI) is a company focused on investments globally. Its sports arm, Leonine Global Sports (LGS) is the proud owner of Islamabad United, the FIRST CHAMPIONS of the Pakistan Super League.[6]  LGS 

The company has bought the Islamabad Franchise rights of the Pakistan Super League with a mission to create a franchise which provides :

  1. A truly global experience on sports entertainment
  2.  A fan base which is loyal, aware and supportive of the sport and the franchise
  3. An aspirational beacon for up and coming players to strive for excellence in cricket for Pakistan in particular and for the world at large
  4. An eco-system for the promotion of cricket in particular, and sports in general, in Pakistan through close partnership with PCB
  5. A truly professionally-run organization with exceptional standards of corporate governance and international best practices
  6. Promotion of Pakistan through sports and involvement of internationally known figures into Pakistan
  7. A responsible member on CSR

The company has brought together a team with an unparalleled wealth of expertise in sports, marketing and financial management in order to develop and operate a world class entity.

They are looking forward to bringing an exciting and entertaining PSL editions to cricket fans in Pakistan as well as globally.

Team Management

Fan of this Team Ali Zafar

Team Management Islamabad United

  1. Misbah-ul-Haq  (Captain of Team)
  2. Dean Jones (Coach of Team)
  3. Wasim Akram  (Director of Team)
  4. Tauseef Ahmed (Team Assistant)
  5. Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi (Leonine Global Sports)
  6. Babar Hameed (Country Head)
  7. Rehan ul Haq (Co-Manager)
  8. Hasan Naeem (Co-Manager)

Players

Islamabad United Team Players

Players List 2016 Islamabad United

  1. Ammad Butt
  2. Andre Russell
  3. Ashar Zaidi
  4. Babar Azam
  5. Brad Haddin
  6. Hussain Talat 
  7. Imran Khalid
  8. Kamran Ghulam
  9. Khalid Latif
  10. Misbah-ul-Haq  (c)
  11. Mohammad Irfan 
  12. Mohammad Sami 
  13. Ruman Raees 
  14. Saeed Ajmal 
  15. Sam Billings
  16. Samuel Badree
  17. Shane Watson
  18. Sharjeel Khan 
  19. Umer Amin
  20. Umar Siddiq

Player List 2017 – Islamabad United

  1. Misbah-ul-Haq  
  2. Shane Watson
  3. Andre Russell
  4. Sharjeel Khan 
  5. Mohammad Irfan
  6. Samuel Badree 
  7. Mohammad Sami  
  8. Khalid Latif 
  9. Brad Haddin
  10. Sam Billings
  11. Saeed Ajmal 
  12. Asif Ali
  13. Rumman Raees 
  14. Imran Khalid
  15. Amad Butt
  16. Hussain Talat

Player List 2018 – Islamabad United

  1. Mohammad Sami 
  2. Andre Russell
  3. Rumman Raees 
  4. Shadab Khan
  5. Misbah-ul-Haq  
  6. Samuel Badree
  7. Itikhar Ahmed
  8. Amad Butt
  9.  Asif Ali

PSL Points Table 2016

Islamabad United After Fall Wicket
PSL 2016 session started with full energy. Islamabad and Quetta played first match. Here is an interesting thing in this session that those teams who started this league also completed this league. I mean to say like first match Islamabad and Quetta also played PSL 2016 final. First match won Quetta but the final of this session won Islamabad and won this title in a good way. Different types of songs singed for first league and also for each franchise. Each ground filled with crowd. Imagination, adventure, up, down or many other thing included in this session. Players were filled with energy. New talent wanted to show their hidden talent. Senior players guided them. Here is the result of PSL 2016 in points.[7]  PSL Points Table 2016 

TeamsPlayWonLoseTieNot ResultPointsF.Points
Peshawar Zalmi 8620012+0.573
Quetta Gladiators 8620012+0.216
Islamabad United  844008-0.282
Karachi Kings 826004-0.036
Lahore Qalandars 826004-0.536
Multan Sultans 

 MATCH 1 (4 FEBRUARY 2016)

  1. At Dubai Internet Cricket Stadium
  2. Quetta Gladiators  won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Quetta Gladiators  won by 8 wickets
  4. Man of the match  Mohammad Nawaz 
Islamabad United 
128/7 in 20 over
VSQuetta Gladiators 
132/2 (16 overs)
 
Misbah-ul-Haq 41 (28)
Mohammad Nawaz 4/13 (4 over)
Luke Wright 86* (53)
Imran Khalid 2/20 (4 over)

MATCH 3 5 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Dubai International Stadium
  2. Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat first
  3. Peshawar won by 24 runs
  4. Man of the match Mohammad Asghar
Peshawar Zalmi 

145/7 (20 0vers)

VSIslamabad United 

121/9 (20 overs)

Tamim Iqbal  51 (51)

Andre Russell  3/31 (4 overs)

Shane Watson  28 (31)

Mohammad Asghar  3/20  (4 overs)

MATCH 6 7 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Dubai International Stadium
  2. Karachi won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Islamabad won by 2 runs
  4. Man of the match  Saeed Ajmal 
Islamabad United 

132/8 (20 overs)

VSKarachi Kings 

130/9 (20 overs)

Khalid Latif    39(35)

Ravi Bopara  2/25 (4 over)

 Ravi Bopara 32(19)

Saeed Ajmal  3/27 (3 overs)

MATCH 9 10 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  2. Islamabad won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Islamabad won by 8 wickets
  4. Man of the match  Sharjeel Khan 
Lahore Qalandar 

166/6 (20 overs)

VSIslamabad United 

169/2 (15.5 overs)

Mohammad Rizwan    50(27)

Mohammad Sami   2/21 (3 over)

  Sharjeel Khan   79*(43)

Ehsan Adil  2/41 (3.5 overs)

MATCH 11 11 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  2. Quetta won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Quetta won by 7 wickets
  4. Man of the match Grant Elliot
Islamabad United 

117 (19.1 overs)

VSQuetta Gladiators 

118/3 (16.1 overs)

Shane Watson   40(28)

Grant Elliott  3/25 (4 over)

  Ahmed Shehzad   51*(39)

Ander Russel  3/18 (3 overs)

MATCH 13 12 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  2. Peshawar won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Peshawar won by 7 wickets
  4. Man of the match Tamim Iqbal
Islamabad United 

152/6 (20 overs)

VSPeshawar Zalmi 

153/3 (18.3 overs)

Khalid Latif   59(41)

Wahab Riaz    2/24 (4 over)

Tamim Iqbal   80*(58)

Samuel Badree  1/23 (4 overs)

MATCH 16 14 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  2. Islamabad won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Islamabad won by 5 wickets
  4. Man of the match Imran Khalid
Karachi Kings 

128/7 (20 overs)

VSIslamabad United 

131/5 (18.5 overs)

Ravi Bopara  48 (50)

Imran Khalid  2/19 (4 over)

Misbah-ul-Haq  38 (38)

Sohail Khan  2/24 (4 overs)

MATCH 20 17 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  2. Islamabad won the toss as elected to bowl first
  3. Islamabad won by 5 wickets
  4. Man of the match  Mohammad Irfan 
Lahore Qalandars 

150/5 (20 overs)

VSIslamabad United 

151/5 (19 overs)

Umar Akmal  72*(49)

Mohammad Irfan   3/22 (4 over)

Brad Haddinv 54 (42)

Zia ul Haq 2/38 (4 overs)

 ELIMINATOR MATCH (20 FEBRUARY 2016)

  1. At Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  2. Islamabad won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Islamabad won by 9 wickets
  4. Man of the match  Mohammad Sami 
Karachi Kings 

111/9 (20 overs)

VSIslamabad United 

115/1  (14.2 overs)

Ravi Bopara 37 (36)

Mohammad Sami   5/8 (4 over)

Brad Haddin  52*(29)

Sohail Khan 1/25 (3.2 overs)

QUALIFIER 2 21 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  2. Peshawar won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Islamabad won by 50 runs
  4. Man of the match Sharjeel Khan
  5. Sharjeel Khan  made first century in PSL session
Islamabad United 

176/3 (20 overs)

VSPeshawar Zalmi 

126 (18 overs)

Sharjeel Khan  117 (62)

Shaun Tait  2/34 (4 over)

  Kamran Akmal   45 (32)

Imran Khalid  4/20 (3 overs)

FINAL MATCH 23 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. At Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  2. Islamabad won the toss and elected to bowl first
  3. Islamabad won by 6 wickets
  4. Man of the match Dwayn Smith
Quetta Gladitor 

174/7 (20 overs)

VSIslamabad United 

175/4 (18.4 overs)

Ahmed Shehzad   64 (38)

Ander Russell  3/36 (4 over)

Dwayne Smith  73 (51)

Nathan McCullum  1/25 (3 overs)

PSL 2016 Awards

Islamabad United Award
Those players who did well in matches and played well than other players also got awards by PCB. The player of the tournament declared Ravi Bopara. This player showed fantastic game in this session. Ravi Bopara scored 329 runs and also took 11 wickets in this tournament and got man of the tournament award. Ander Russell of Islamabad declared the highest wicket taker bowler in the tournament. He took 16 wickets at the average of 17.25 and got most wicket taker award. Umar Akmal of Lahore Qalandar was the leading run scorer in PSL first session. He scored 335 run at the average of 83.75 and got leading run scorer award. Umar Akmal also took another award. He took 7 catches in the tournament and got most catch taker award.[8] PSL 2016 AWARDS 

Islamabad United- Match Schedules

Peshawar VS Islamabad

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 1st T20
  2. February 09 2017 ( Islamabad United  won by 7 wickets)

Lahore VS Islamabad

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 4th T20
  2. February 11 2017 ( Lahore Qalandars  won by 6 wickets)

Islamabad VS Quetta

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 7th T20
  2. February 15 2017 ( Islamabad United  won by 5 wickets)

Islamabad VS Karachi

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 10th T20
  2. February 17 2017 ( Karachi Kings  won by 8 runs)

Islamabad VS Peshawar

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 12th T20
  2. February 18 2017 ( Islamabad United  won by 5 wickets)

Lahore VS Islamabad

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 14th T20
  2. February 20 2017 ( Lahore Qalandars  won by 1 wicket )

Islamabad VS Quetta

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 17th T20
  2. February 24 2017 ( Islamabad United  won by 1 run)

Islamabad VS Karachi

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 20th T20
  2. February 26 2017 (Karachi won by 6 wickets)

Karachi VS Islamabad

  1. PSL Schedule 2017, 2nd Qualifying Final
  2. March 01 2017 ( Karachi Kings  won by 44 runs)

Team Identity

YearKit ManufacturerFront BrandingBack BrandingChest BrandingSleeve Branding
2016DosteaDostea Dunya NewsDostea
2017 Q Mobile PTCLJS BankDunya News, Mocca Coffee

Captains

No.PlayerFromToMatWonLosttieNR%
1Misbah-ul-Haq 2016Present181080055.56
2Shane Watson201620162110050.00

Result Summary

YearPldWonLossNRTiedSR(%)PositionSummary
201611740063.631/5Champions
20179450044.444/5Play-offs
Total201190055

Head-to-Head Record

OppositionSpanMatWonLostTiedNRSR%
Karachi Kings 2016–present6330050.00
Lahore Qalandars 2016–present4220050.00
Multan Sultans2018000000.00
Peshawar Zalmi 2016–present5320060.00
Quetta Gladiators 2016–present5320060.00

Islamabad United Squad 2019 – Pickup List

  1. Ian Bell
  2. Samit Patel
  3. Phil Salt
  4. Cameron Delport
  5. Mohammad Musa
  6. Nasir Nawaz
  7. Wayne Parnell
  8. Zahir Khan
  9. Amad Butt
  10. Rizwan Hussain

Islamabad United Squad 2019 – Retained Players List

  1. Luke Ronchi
  2. Shadab Khan
  3. Faheem Ashraf
  4. Asif Ali
  5. Mohammad Sami
  6. Rumman Raees
  7. Hussain Talat
  8. Waqas Mahmood
  9. Sahibzada Farhan