Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Match Prediction: March 1, 2021
Islamabad United has won both their games this year, while Quetta Gladiators have lost both their games.
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Shadab Khan and Alex Hales are leading batsmen for Islamabad. Shadab has played in 9 PSL (Pakistan Super League) games, smacking 260 runs at 32.50 average and 157.58 strike rate. Hales has appeared in 3 matches, blasting 127 runs at 42.33 average and 178.87 strike rate.
Shadab Khan is also one of the leading bowlers for Islamabad along with Zafar Gohar. Shadab has picked up 9 wickets in his 9 games thus far, at 8.04 economy rate and 18.67 strike rate. Zafar has played in 5 games, claiming 5 wickets at 7.46 economy rate and 15.60 strike rate.
For Quetta Gladiators, Ben Cutting and Sarfaraz Ahmed are two of the best batsmen. Cutting has featured in 8 matches, clobbering 140 runs at 20 average and 166.67 strike rate. Sarfaraz has starred in 9 games, cracking 133 runs at 19 average and 117.70 strike rate.
The leading bowlers for Quetta are Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Nawaz. Hasnain has played in 9 games, picking up 13 scalps at 9.03 economy rate and 14.46 strike rate. Nawaz has also featured in 9 matches, snaring 5 scalps at 7.38 economy rate and 28.80 strike rate.
In the Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United head-to-head, Quetta has won four of the last five games. The last game between the two sides was on 27 Feb. 2020.
In that match, Quetta won the toss and elected to field. Islamabad piled 187/7 in their 20 overs aided by Colin Ingram’s 63 off 40 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes and Shadab Khan’s 39 off 25 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. For Quetta, Naseem Shah and Tymal Mills bagged 2 wickets each.
Quetta then managed to chase down the huge target in the last over to score a thrilling 5-wicket win. Opener Jason Roy top-scored with 50 off 38 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. He was supported by Ben Cutting who blasted 42 not out off 17 balls with 2 fours and 4 sixes, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed with 33 off 20 deliveries (5 fours), and Mohammad Nawaz who cracked an unbeaten 25 off 20 balls with 3 fours.
For Islamabad, the best bowler was Ahmed Safi Abdullah who bagged 2/17 in 3 overs. Ben Cutting was declared the player of the match.
Despite the favorable head-to-head for Quetta Gladiators, we favor Islamabad to win match 12 based on current form as they have won both their games this year thus far.
Our Quetta vs Islamabad match prediction is for an Islamabad victory based on current form.
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