PSL 2023, Match 21: ISL vs QUE | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators entertain fans in Match no.21 of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Sunday, March 05, 2023, at the Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi. This game of PSL 8 takes place at 7.30 PM (IST) and 7.00 PM (local time). The United beat the Gladiators by a margin of 63 runs when both sides met earlier in the tournament in Match no.13 in Karachi.

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Shadab Khan-led Islamabad United have made a good start to this season as they have played six games so far with four wins and two losses. They have lost their two encounters against Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars by 52 and 110 runs, respectively. They are positioned third in the table with 8 points and a net run rate of -0.184. (All scenarios till Match no.19)

On the other hand, Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladiators are going through a terrible campaign. They have played six matches with just one win and five defeats. Their second outing was their only victory against the Karachi Kings by six runs. With 2 points and an NRR of -1.768, they are languishing at the bottom of the table in the sixth spot. (All scenarios till Match no.19)

Before the game gets underway, let us look at some of the important stats, best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Pitch Report - Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi

The 22-yard at the Pindi Club Ground is a belter as teams batting first have surpassed the 195-run in both the matches played at the venue in this edition. The United also chased down a massive target of 202 in the last game in Rawalpindi.

Numbers on the ground (This Tournament)

Total Matches: 2
Matches won batting first: 1
Matches won batting second: 1

Average score batting first: 199
Average score batting second: 188

Average runs per over: 9.78
Average runs per wicket: 35

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Head-to-Head

2016 and 2018 Champions Islamabad United and 2019 winners Quetta Gladiators have faced off 16 times in PSL's history, and it's a 50-50 as both sides have managed to win eight encounters each.

Head-to-Head (Overall)

Total Matches: 16
Islamabad United won: 8
Quetta Gladiators won: 8

Head-to-Head (Last Season)

Total Matches: 2
Islamabad United won: 1
Quetta Gladiators won: 1

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Probable Playing XIs

Islamabad United Team News

No major updates.

Islamabad United Probable Playing XI

Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Rassie van der Dussen, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Curran, Hasan Ali, Mubasir Khan, and Rumman Raees.

Quetta Gladiators Team News

No major updates.

Quetta Gladiators Probable Playing XI

Yasir Khan, Will Smeed, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Odean Smith, Mohammad Nawaz, Umaid Asif, Naseem Shah, and Naveen-ul-Haq.

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Top Five Picks

  1. Azam Khan (ISL): Islamabad United's wicketkeeper batter Azam Khan hammered an unbeaten 72 off 41 as he helped his side chase down a massive target of 202 in the last game against Karachi Kings. He is United's leading run-getter, and it's a no-brainer to go with the in-form batter.
  2. Alex Hales (ISL): England international Alex Hales is back for Islamabad, and he scored a quickfire 34 off just 16 in his first match against the Kings. A destructive opening batter is a good option at the top of the order for this fixture.
  3. Hasan Ali (ISL): Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali has taken the joint-most wickets for his side so far in this campaign. He has picked up a wicket in every game that he has played and is an ideal choice for this contest.
  4. Iftikhar Ahmed (QUE): Iftikhar Ahmed has scored the joint second-most runs for the Gladiators so far this campaign. He is averaging 26.00 with one half-century in 6 innings and is due for a big score.
  5. Will Smeed (QUE): Right-handed opening batter Will Smeed scored 32 off 25 with the help of 6 fours in the last match. In this game, he would look to convert his start into a substantial score.

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Must picks for the match

Islamabad United

  1. Azam Khan - 242 runs in 6 innings
  2. Alex Hales - 34 runs in 1 innings
  3. Hasan Ali - 8 wickets in 4 innings

Quetta Gladiators

  1. Iftikhar Ahmed - 130 runs in 6 innings
  2. Will Smeed - 49 runs in 2 innings
  3. Martin Guptill - 166 runs in 6 innings

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Risky Picks

Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Mubasir Khan

Quetta Gladiators: Yasir Khan, Umaid Asif

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Alex Hales (ISL)
  2. Azam Khan (ISL)
  3. Will Smeed (QUE)

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeeper: Azam Khan
Batters: Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Iftikhar Ahmed
All-rounders: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith
Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Tom Curran

Captain: Alex Hales
Vice-captain: Will Smeed

ISL: 5 Players, QUE: 6 Players

ISL vs QUE, Match 21: Team for Winner Takes All Contests

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Wicketkeeper: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azam Khan
Batters: I Ahmed, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Rassie van der Dussen
All-rounders: Odean Smith, Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Tom Curran, Naseem Shah, Tom Curran

Captain: Rassie van der Dussen
Vice-captain: Mohammad Hafeez

ISL: 6 Players, QUE: 5 Players