Islamabad United

Islamabad United” Commonly known as IU, Islamabad United is one of the most successul teams of Pakistan Super League.Islamabad United has won two of four PSL titles. The PSL Draft is going to be held on 6th December 2019. Though team has released many famous players but they are set to pick new exciting players from both foreign and local player list from PSL 5 Draft.

Islamabad United Team Management and Coaching Staff

Name
Position
Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi (LGS)
Owner(s)
Pakistan Misbah-ul-Haq
Head Coach
Pakistan Saeed Ajmal
Spin bowling coach
New Zealand Luke Ronchi
Mentor & Assistant Coach
England Donovan Miller
Bowling Coach
Australia Errol Alcott
Physiotherapist
Pakistan Rehan-ul-Haq
General Manager
Pakistan Hassan Cheema
Strategy Manager

Islamabad United Captains History:

In PSL 2020 season Islamabad United lead by Shadab Khan.

No.
Nat.
Player
From
To
Mat
Won
Lost
Tie&W
Tie&L
NR
%
1
Pakistan
Misbah-ul-Haq
2016
2018
26
15
10
1
0
0
59.61
2
Australia
Shane Watson
2016
2016
2
1
1
0
0
0
50.00
3
Pakistan
Rumman Raees
2018
2018
2
1
1
0
0
0
50.00
4
South Africa
JP Duminy
2018
2018
2
2
0
0
0
0
100.00
5
Pakistan
Mohammad Sami
2019
2019
9
4
5
0
0
0
44.44
6
Pakistan
Shadab Khan
2019
present
4
2
2
0
0
0
50.00

Islamabad United Team Squad 2020

Here is the complete team squad of Islamabad united (IU) in PSL 5.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Notes
Batsmen
22 Rizwan Hussain Pakistan 26 April 1996 (age 23) Left-handed 2019
29 Dawid Malan  England 3 September 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm Leg break 2020 Overseas, Replacement for Rassie Van Der Dussen
41 Colin Ingram South Africa 3 July 1985 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin 2020 Overseas
45 Asif Ali Pakistan 1 October 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2016
82 Colin Munro New Zealand 11 March 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm Medium 2020 Overseas
97 Saif Badar Pakistan 3 July 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2020
N/A Rassie van der Dussen South Africa 7 February 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2020 Overseas, Unavailable
All-rounders
9 Amad Butt Pakistan 10 May 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2016
17 Zafar Gohar Pakistan 1 February 1995 (age 25) Left-handed slow left-arm orthodox 2020
18 Hussain Talat Pakistan 12 February 1996 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2016
29 Shadab Khan Pakistan 4 October 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2017 Captain
41 Faheem Ashraf Pakistan 16 January 1994 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm fast medium 2018
Wicket-keepers
28 Phil Salt England 28 August 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm Medium 2020 Overseas
54 Luke Ronchi New Zealand 23 April 1981 (age 38) Right-handed 2018 Overseas
Bowlers
8 Dale Steyn South Africa 27 June 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm Fast 2020 Overseas
14 Muhammad Musa Pakistan 28 August 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2018
15 Rumman Raees Pakistan 18 October 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm Medium fast 2020
46 Akif Javed Pakistan 10 October 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Left-arm Fast medium 2020
N/A Ahmed Safi Abdullah Pakistan 1 March 1998 (age 21) Left-handed slow left-arm orthodox 2020

Islamabad United History in PSL:

1st Season 2016- Champions:

Though the team took a poor start in 2016 but ended up as champion of the first season of PSL 2016. IU defeated Quetta Gladiators in the final by 6 wickets. Andre Russel took the most wickets while Sharjeel Khan scored most runs for IU in the first season of PSL t20. Dean Jones was the team coach and Misbah ul Haq was the captain for the IU.

2nd Season 2017- Knocked out in Eliminator:

Islamabad United faced Karachi in the eliminator in the second season of PSL 2017 but failed to achieve a small total of 126 and were bowled out for only 86 runs. The defending champions were knocked out of the league. Rumman Raees took most wickets while Dwayne Smith was the leading run scorer for Islamabad United in the 2nd season of PSL.

3rd Season 2018- Champions:

Though United started their 3rd PSL with a loss to Peshwar Zalmi but thanks to the consistent performance of Luke Ronchi. But in the finals they beat Peshawar Zalmi by chasing the target of 149. Faheem Ashraf was the leading wicket taker and Luke Ronchi scored most runs for Islamabad United. The team headcoach was again Dean Jones and Captain was Misbah.

4th Season 2019- Knocked out in Eliminator 2:

IU started their 4th PSL with a loss to the most unsuccessful side of the league, Lahore Qalandars. The team performed exceptionally well in the next matches and won 6 consective matches. Islamabad United was defeated of the league in the eliminator 2. Cameron Delport scored most number of runs and Faheem Ashrad took most number of wickets in PSL 2019. Again Dean Jones was the coach but Misbah ul Haq was replaced by Mohammad Sami as a captain of Islamabad United.

Islamabad United Titles:

Islamabad United won 2 title in PSL history till now:

Won PSL 1 (2016)

Won PSL 3 (2018)

Overall Performance in PSL

Year Pld Won Loss Tie&W Tie&L NR SR(%) Position Summary
2016 11 7 4 0 0 0 63.63 1/5 Champions
2017 9 4 5 0 0 0 44.44 4/5 Play-offs
2018 12 8 3 1 0 0 75.00 1/6 Champions
2019 12 6 6 0 0 0 50.00 3/6 Play-offs
Total 44 25 18 1 0 0 57.95 2 Titles

Head to Head Record

Opposition
Span
Mat
Won
Lost
Tie&W
Tie&L
NR
SR%
Karachi Kings
2016–present
12
8
4
0
0
0
66.66
Lahore Qalandars
2016–present
8
5
2
1
0
0
68.75
2018–present
4
2
2
0
0
0
50.00
Peshawar Zalmi
2016–present
11
6
5
0
0
0
54.54
Quetta Gladiators
2016–present
10
4
6
0
0
0
40.00

Most Runs for Islamabad United

Nat. Player From To Matches Innings Runs Average HS 100 50
New Zealand Luke Ronchi 2018 present 23 23 754 35.90 94* 0 8
Pakistan Asif Ali 2016 present 34 29 574 27.33 70 0 2
Barbados Dwayne Smith 2016 2017 13 13 427 38.81 73 0 4
Pakistan Hussain Talat 2016 present 24 21 402 23.64 56 0 1

Most Wickets for Islamabad United

Nat.
Player
From
To
Matches
Wickets
Avg
BBI
Econ
SR
4w
5w
Pakistan
Mohammad Sami
2016
present
36
42
20.83
5/8
6.88
18.1
0
1
Pakistan
Faheem Ashraf
2018
present
24
24
16.20
6/19
7.50
12.9
1
1
Pakistan
Shadab Khan
2017
present
32
27
27.86
3/13
6.89
24.2
0
0
Pakistan
Rumman Raees
2016
present
26
28
23.75
4/25
7.16
19.8
1
0
Jamaica
Andre Russell
2016
2018
14
20
18.25
3/18
8.23
13.3
0
0

Islamabad United Sponsors for PSL

Year Kit Manufacturer Front Branding Back Branding Chest Branding Sleeve Branding
2016 Dostea Dostea Dunya News Dostea
2017 Q Mobile PTCL JS Bank Dunya News,
2018 Gwadar Golf City Tang Samaa News, G.F.C, Dairy Milk
2019 Bisconni Ufone Fast cables Samaa, Tetra Pak, Sprite

Ownership History:

The team is owned by Leonine Global investments through its sports entity Leonine Globale Sports which is owned by Amna Naqvi and Ali Naqvi.

Islamabad United Franchise Ownership:

Pakistan Cricket Board announced that the first season of the PSL t20 would take place in the United Arab Emirates in February 2016. Leonine Global Sports bougth the Islamabad United for $15 million.