Quetta Gladiators Vs Islamabad United 1st Match Prediction & How to Watch PSL 2020
Pakistan Super League is not only an event but it’s a sensation that wholly captures the hearts of Pakistanis all around the world. Therefore, happiness and delight are about to begin, because the wait is over. HBL PSL season 5 is all set to launch on February 20, 2020. The conquest will begin with the first breathtaking match that will be played between the champions, Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United, at National Stadium in Karachi.
Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United have been the most successful teams as they have marked the history of Pakistan Super League with their outstanding performances. Quetta Gladiators, one-time champion, and Islamabad United, the two-time champions, are all geared up to commence the battle with full enthusiasm and passion.
Even though Quetta Gladiators lost the first three sessions of PSL, they bounced back with an unbelievable victory in the 4th session of PSL that was held last year. On the other hand, the PSL trophy has twice been lifted by Islamabad United. Their first victory was in the inaugural edition of PSL in 2016. Moreover, they repeated the feat in the year 2018 with their dazzling performance.
Both teams possess the power of the most renowned cricketers. Let’s have a look at the squads of both teams:
Quetta Gladiators – Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hasnain, Ahsan Ali, Naseem Shah, Jason Roy, Ben Cutting, Sohail Khan, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Keemo Paul (from March 7), Khurram Manzoor, Zahid Mehmood (until March 7).
Islamabad United – Shadab Khan (C), Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Musa Khan, Rizwan Hussain, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Rumman Raees, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, SaifBadar, Dawid Malan.
So, who will win the first match of Pakistan Super League season 5?
The world will witness the intense and barely controllable excitement and energy in the hearts of Pakistanis as all of us are anxiously waiting for this grand conquest. The prediction is that Islamabad United will win the toss as well as their first match.
Head to head record of both the teams is that a total of 9 matches have been played between both the teams. Out of 9, United won 4 and Gladiators succeeded in 5. Keeping this track record aside, Islamabad will, probably, emerge as the winning team.
Islamabad United has a strong batting line. Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, and Dawid Malan have been in their full rhythm in recent times. Asif Ali can take the bowling attack. Faheem Ashraf and Amad Butt are the most efficient of all the players. People are also looking at Shadab to deliver. Whereas, the Gladiators have Shane Watson and Jason Roy who are the most competent players of all. Muhammad Husnain and Naseem Shah are also excellent prospects. Sarfaraz also has the chance to prove himself.
Probably, United players like Shadab Khan and Colin Ingram will contribute, with their remarkable performances, in winning the match.
The match will be aired Live on TV at PTV sports and GeoSuper. In Pakistan, the online live streaming of the match can be watched on cricketgateway.pk. People around the globe can watch it on Cricketgateway.com. You can also watch ball-by-ball clips and highlights on Cricingif.