PSL 9 Match 8 Preview: Quetta Gladiators Look to Sustain Momentum Against Inconsistent Islamabad United

PSL 9 Match 8 Preview: Quetta Gladiators Look to Sustain Momentum Against Inconsistent Islamabad United

As Quetta Gladiators soar high with two consecutive victories under their new captain Rilee Rossouw, they face off against an inconsistent Islamabad United, captained by Shadab Khan, in the eighth match of the Pakistan Super League, Season PSL 9.

Quetta Gladiators, with a revamped leadership and squad, have shown promise in the early stages of PSL 9. The dynamic duo of Khawaja Nafay and Jason Roy, along with the experienced campaigner Rilee Rossouw, form a formidable batting lineup. Under Rossouw’s captaincy, they aim to maintain their winning streak and solidify their position in the tournament.

On the other side, Islamabad United, guided by Shadab Khan and newly appointed head coach Mike Hesson, have displayed a mix of brilliance and inconsistency. After a convincing win in their opening match, their batting collapsed in the face of Multan Sultans’ bowling prowess. The team will be eager to find stability in their performance and secure a victory against Quetta.

The Gaddafi Stadium, known for its high-scoring encounters, sets the stage for this clash. With a favorable record for chasing teams, the captains winning the toss might opt to field first. The weather, with temperatures in the mid-10s °C, is expected to play a role in the conditions.

In head-to-head encounters, Quetta Gladiators hold a slight edge over Islamabad United with 8 wins in 17 matches.

Expected Playing XIs:

Quetta Gladiators:

  1. Jason Roy
  2. Saud Shakeel
  3. Khawaja Nafay
  4. Rilee Rossouw (C)
  5. Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK)
  6. Sherfane Rutherford
  7. Akeal Hosein
  8. Mohammad Wasim
  9. Mohammad Hasnain
  10. Mohammad Amir
  11. Abrar Ahmed

Islamabad United:

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

This clash promises an exciting encounter as both teams look to make their mark in PSL 9. Stay tuned for live updates, scores, and more on the PSL 2024 action.

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