In Karachi, Islamabad United clashes with Quetta Gladiators in Eliminator 1 on Friday, March 15, at 9:00 PM local time. The winner advances to Eliminator 2 on Saturday at 9:00 PM local time, held at the National Stadium. Quetta boasts two wins out of three matches at this venue this season, while Islamabad remains undefeated, winning over Karachi Kings. Last season, United dominated, winning all three matches, including one against Gladiators.

For more insights, delve into our detailed QG vs IU Prediction, providing key information about the upcoming fixture.

QG vs IU Prediction

Both Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators finished the group stage of the 2024 PSL with similar records: five wins, four losses, and one no-result. United closed the stage impressively by defeating the table-topping Multan Sultans. They enter the knockout match with confidence, especially considering Gladiators’ recent struggles, notably a 79-run defeat to Multan.

While Gladiators must regroup mentally and physically for this crucial match, they face an uphill battle against the strong Islamabad side. It is a crucial showdown where United appears to have the upper hand.



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Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Betting Tips – Analysis

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United – Coin Toss

In four out of five wins, Islamabad United chased successfully. It’s clear they’ll prefer doing the same in the eliminator. Similarly, Quetta Gladiators have been better at chasing down opponents. So, whichever team wins the toss will likely opt to field first.

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United – Who Will Win?

Quetta Gladiators have struggled while chasing big scores, suffering two heavy defeats recently. This has revealed weaknesses in their batting lineup. In contrast, Islamabad United’s batters have been in excellent form, successfully chasing down large targets against strong opponents.

Based purely on batting form, Islamabad United is predicted to win this match and advance to the second eliminator.

QG vs IU – Top Batter

In Islamabad United’s batting lineup, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, and Agha Salman stand out. Salman has been impressive with two half-centuries in the 2024 PSL, including an unbeaten 64 in his first game of the tournament. Munro is nearing a milestone of 11,000 T20 runs, needing just 56 more.

For Quetta Gladiators, Laurie Evans, Jason Roy, and Saud Shakeel are key players. Despite Roy’s recent dry spell without a half-century, he remains a top-class opener with a highest score of 75 in this year’s competition. Evans boasts a solid T20 record, having amassed 6455 runs at an average of 31.95 and a strike-rate of 138.34 in 258 innings.

QG vs IU – Top Bowler

For Islamabad United’s bowling, keep an eye on Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, and Shadab Khan. Khan has been consistent throughout the tournament, notably taking 2/24 in the last encounter against Quetta Gladiators. Shah has showcased his prowess with two maiden overs this season and has secured 10 crucial wickets for his team.

As for Quetta Gladiators, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, and Akeal Hosein are key choices. Although Hosein went wicketless in the past two games, his remarkable performance of 4/23 against Peshawar Zalmi highlights his potential impact. Amir brings a wealth of expertise with 323 dismissals in T20 cricket.

QG vs IU Batting First Team Scores

Scoring a minimum of 170 runs is important for the team batting first on this pitch, given its tendency to favor high scores.

QG vs IU Playing XI

Quetta Gladiators

  1. Jason Roy
  2. Saud Shakeel
  3. Rilee Rossouw (c)
  4. Omair Yousuf
  5. Laurie Evans (wk)
  6. Khawaja Nafay
  7. Akeal Hosein
  8. Mohammad Wasim
  9. Mohammad Amir
  10. Abrar Ahmed
  11. Usman Tariq

Islamabad United

  1. Colin Munro
  2. Alex Hales
  3. Agha Salman
  4. Shadab Khan (c)
  5. Azam Khan (wk)
  6. Haider Ali
  7. Imad Wasim
  8. Faheem Ashraf
  9. Hunain Shah
  10. Naseem Shah
  11. Tymal Mills

QG vs IU Prediction Head-to-Head

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QG vs IU Prediction – Our Betting Tips

  • Back Colin Munro for Islamabad United’s highest run-scorer. He recently hammered 84 runs from 40 balls, showing excellent form.
  • Faheem Ashraf is a solid choice as Islamabad United’s top wicket-taker, having taken two consecutive two-wicket hauls.
  • Look to Saud Shakeel to be Quetta Gladiators’ highest run-scorer. He was among the top run-getters during the group stage.
  • Mohammad Amir is a strong contender for Quetta Gladiators’ top wicket-taker, having taken two wickets in the last fixture.
  • Bet on Colin Munro to score over 31.5 runs in the match, given his consistent performance throughout the tournament.

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Last Updated on March 15, 2024