The 21st match of PSL’s 9th edition between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United will be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on February 22, 2024, at 7:30 PM IST. Known for favoring batters, the pitch at Gaddafi Stadium is typically flat, posing challenges for bowlers. Although spinners may find some purchase as the match progresses, pacers face difficulties. Historically, teams batting first have had an edge.
For more insights, delve into our detailed QG vs IU Prediction, providing key information about the upcoming fixture.
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QG vs IU Prediction
Quetta Gladiators have kicked off their PSL 2024 campaign impressively, winning over both Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars. In their latest match against Qalandars, they successfully chased down a challenging target of 187 runs, an ode to their batting skills. On the other hand, Islamabad United started with a victory but stumbled against Multan Sultans, failing to defend a modest total of 145.
Islamabad United boasts a strong lineup comprising international stars like Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Naseem Shah, and Tymal Mills, alongside domestic talents. The recent addition of Martin Guptill further strengthens their squad.
Notably, Quetta Gladiators rely on the stellar performances of Jason Roy, Saud Shakeel, and Abrar Ahmed to lead them to victory. Their consistent contributions have propelled Quetta to the top of the table. If they maintain their current form, Quetta is set to emerge as a strong contender throughout the remainder of the PSL.
The upcoming clash promises to be closely contested, given their past encounters where Islamabad United holds a slight edge. However, the Quetta Gladiators will be eager to turn the tables after their previous defeat against United in March 2023.
In our assessment of the QG vs IU matchup, we anticipate Quetta Gladiators to clinch the win.
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Betting Tips – Analysis
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United – Coin Toss
Since 2020, the Gaddafi Stadium has hosted 70 T20 matches, with 35 won by the team batting first and 34 by the chasing side. However, in two out of three matches at this venue, captains have opted to bowl first and won. We anticipate a similar scenario in this game, with both skippers likely to choose to field first if they win the toss.
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United – Who Will Win?
The upcoming match is set to be closely contested, as both teams have a balanced head-to-head record. In their last face-off in March 2023, Islamabad United secured the win.
In this season, although Islamabad lost their last game against Multan Sultans, they are anticipated to put up a tough fight against Quetta. However, Quetta Gladiators have been in excellent form throughout the league. With their strong performances in both batting and bowling, it’s likely they will secure their third consecutive victory. Our analysis favors Quetta Gladiators to win the QG vs IU match.
QG vs IU – Top Batter
Colin Munro, with an impressive T20 record of 10,648 runs at an average of 30.25, including five centuries and 64 half-centuries, is predicted to excel as Islamabad United’s top batter.
Meanwhile, Rilee Rossouw, boasting 8,121 runs with an average of 30.18 and a strike rate of 143.98, is expected to lead Quetta Gladiators’ batting lineup, despite recent quiet outings. Rossouw’s T20 experience, featuring six centuries and 49 half-centuries, suggests he might bounce back strongly in the upcoming match.
QG vs IU – Top Bowler
Shadab Khan, with a tally of 294 T20 wickets, a commendable average of 23.8, and an economy rate of 7.4, is set to shine as Islamabad United’s best bowler.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir, with 316 T20 wickets and an impressive average of 21.80, emerges as Quetta Gladiators’ key bowler. As the most experienced player in their lineup, Amir’s knack for taking wickets makes him a top pick for success in the upcoming match.
QG vs IU – Batting First Team Scores
Scoring a minimum of 180 runs is important for the team batting first on this pitch, given its tendency to favor high scores while posing challenges for getting wickets.
QG vs IU Playing XI
- Jason Roy
- Saud Shakeel
- Khawaja Nafay
- Rilee Rossouw (c)
- Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk)
- Sherfane Rutherford
- Akeal Hosein
- Mohammad Wasim Jr
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Mohammad Amir
- Abrar Ahmed
- Colin Munro
- Alex Hales
- Agha Salman
- Shadab Khan (c)
- Azam Khan (wk)
- Jordan Cox
- Imad Wasim
- Faheem Ashraf
- Naseem Shah
- Tymal Mills
- Ubaid Shah
QG vs IU Prediction Head-to-Head
QG vs IU Prediction – Our Betting Tips
- Agha Salman has shown good form with his second half-century in the competition, making him a strong batter for Islamabad United.
- Naseem Shah’s recent performance of 2/27 against Multan Sultans makes him a solid choice as Islamabad United’s key bowler.
- Saud Shakeel has already scored over 100 runs in the tournament, making him a reliable option for Quetta Gladiators.
- Akeal Hosein’s impressive bowling figures of 2/17 on the pitch suggest he could be key for Quetta Gladiators.
- Expect Saud Shakeel to continue his consistency and surpass 31.5 runs once again.
- Consider betting on Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel, who have been performing consistently. Additionally, keep an eye on Khawaja Nafay, who has made a strong impact in just two games in the PSL.
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Last Updated on February 22, 2024