Pakistan Super League, 2022 – Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United – 10th Match Prediction
The Pakistan Super League not only provides excellent entertainment for cricket fans all over the world, but it also serves as an ideal platform for young players to showcase their abilities and declare their candidacy for the national team. The ICC T20 World Cup – Australia is just a few months away, and selectors will already be looking at the options available in Pakistan’s premier domestic T20 competition.
The Quetta Gladiators will face Islamabad United in the next round of the competition, with both teams looking to break out of a mid-table rut. Given how the two teams have played thus far, a cracker of a match is undoubtedly on the cards here.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 3rd, 2022 at National Stadium in Karachi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United, 10th Match, Pakistan Super League, 2022
Date: February 3, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Team Previews
Quetta Gladiators (Match Odds – 2.25)
Team Quetta Gladiators have done well so far, and a victory here will put them in a strong position in the race to the playoffs. However, it is still early in the season, and a couple of victories may be insignificant if they are unable to maintain the momentum. As a result, they would want to perfect their combination and return to winning ways.
Quetta Gladiators are currently fourth on the points table, with one win and two losses totaling two points. Furthermore, they have a net run rate of 0.486, which could be useful if things get tight. A win here will move them up to third place, which is exactly what they will be aiming for.
Quetta Gladiators Squad
Ahsan Ali, Will Smeed, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk ), Ashir Qureshi, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, James Faulkner, Sohail Tanvir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Shimron Hetmyer, Luke Wood, Daniel Lawrence, Ghulam Mudassar, Ali Imran, Abdul Bangalzai, Khurram Shahzad
Predicted XI: Ahsan Ali, Will Smeed, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, James Faulkner, Naseem Shah, Ashir Qureshi
Islamabad United (Match Odds – 1.65)
Islamabad United has appeared to be one of the more well-balanced teams in the tournament thus far, and a poor result in their last match would have been devastating. It may serve as a wake-up call for them, and they will be eager to get things back on track.
They currently sit in third place on the ladder, with two points and a net run-rate of 0.673. Their net run rate demonstrates how dominant they were in the match they won, and they will be looking to replicate that performance in the upcoming match. If they win here, they will move up to second place on the ladder, pushing Qalandars down to third, assuming they win by a large enough margin.
On paper, Islamabad United has an incredibly well-balanced squad that is brimming with talent and experience. They were caught off guard in their previous match and will need to be at their best in this one. If they can do that, getting past them will be extremely difficult.
Islamabad United Squad
Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shadab Khan (c), Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Mubasir Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Marchant de Lange, Colin Munro, Reece Topley, Zafar Gohar, Zahir Khan, Muhammad Musa, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Huraira, Zeeshan Zameer, Muhammad Akhlaq, Athar Mahmood
Predicted XI: Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mubasir Khan, Azam Khan (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Marchant de Lange
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Toss Prediction
Chasing teams have won six of the eight matches played thus far, and we expect both captains to continue the trend and chase the target in this match as well.
To Win the Toss – Quetta Gladiators – 1.85
To Win the Toss – Islamabad United – 1.85
Pitch and Weather Conditions
National Stadium is a great track with a lot of bounce and carry. Teams are consistently scoring 180+ run totals, and we anticipate another run feast in this match as well. Bowlers must be precise in their execution and perfect their variations and yorkers.
The weather in Karachi is expected to be bright and sunny on match day, with a 10% chance of precipitation. There will be no rain delays in this match.
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Match Prediction
This is a crucial match for both of these teams because a loss here will drop them further down the table. When comparing the two teams on a one-on-one basis, there isn’t much to choose from. Having said that, Islamabad United has a far more balanced side and have made good use of their resources. For these and other reasons, betting on Islamabad United should be the way to go here.
Islamabad United is the favourite to beat Quetta Gladiators at the odds of 1.65.
- The Islamabad United team is a more balanced side than the Gladiators, at least on paper.
- Islamabad United was fantastic in their win and will be taking confidence from that match here against the Gladiators.
- Quetta Gladiators are overly reliant on a few players to score quickly, which could backfire against a well-equipped team like Islamabad United.