Islamabad United IU is Pakistan Super League’s professional T20 team. IU launched in December 2015, and it is one of the five franchises of Inaugural HBL PSL 2016 by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Islamabad United team comprises of 20 players; it has one Director and two coaches. IU was purchased by Venture Capital Leonine sports, a group of investors from the United Arab Emirates. Islamabad United represents capital city of Pakistan in PSL.
Wasim Akram Director of Islamabad United:
Wasim Akram is the Director of the Islamabad United; he is a part of the IU’s Core management. Apart from focusing on instructing and conveying his legendary cricketing chiefly bowling skills, he will also be involved in the overall strategy of the IU team and the franchise.
Dean Jones Coach of Islamabad United:
IU Team Management decided to select the Dean Jones as a coach of the Islamabad franchise. Dean Jones is a former Australian cricketer; he was born on 24th March 1961, once he made triple hundred for the Victoria and remains their record run maker. Dean Jones gives his services as a Coach and Commentator. He wrote the book on one-day cricket. Assistant coach of the IU is Tauseef Ahmed and fielding coach is Darren Berry (Australia).
Misbah-ul-Haq Captain of Islamabad United:
Misbah-ul-Haq the star batsman of Pakistan and also the captain of Pakistan’s Test Team, he also led Islamabad United as a captain in PSL. Misbah-ul-Haq has appointed for this role due to his excellent performances in T20 matches and BPL. So many other cricketers suggested Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain of Islamabad United due to his great performances in overall matches. Now he is currently the captain of the Islamabad United.
Shane Watson Icon player of Islamabad United:
At the moment Shane Watson is one of most inspiring players in the cricket world. He is among one of the five Icon players of PSL. Shane Watson was picked by Islamabad United at the 1st round of drafts for the Pakistan Super League. Shane Watson is in the Platinum Category of the PSL.
Islamabad United Squad for PSL 2017:
IU consists of total 20 players, out of these 20 players, 16 players are on the list of regular players, and 4 are supplementary players. Misbah-ul-Haq will play as the captain of the team while Sam Billings and Brad Haddin are the two wicket keepers. IU includes five foreign players as Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Samuel Badree, Andre Russel and Sam Billings. Here is the complete list of the players of Islamabad United Team.
- Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain)
- Shane Watson
- Saeed Ajmal
- Samuel Badree
- Sam Billings
- Imran Khalid
- Mohammad Sami
- Sharjeel Khan
- Husain Khalid
- Mohammad Irfan
- Ruman Raess
- Amad Butt
- Hussain Talat
- Asif Ali
Islamabad United supplementary players:
- Ben Duckett
- Dwayne Smith
- Zohaib Khan
- Shadab Khan
Pakistan Super League-PSL 2016 Champions Islamabad United:
Pakistan Super League 2016 or HBL PSL 2016 1st Champion is Islamabad United.