Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United – PSL 2020: Match 1, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Match Analysis

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Fantasy Team

Match Details:

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Fantasy Team: The 1st match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United at the National Stadium in Karachi.

The match will starts at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) and (7:30 PM IST). This match will only be live on D Sport in India.


Quetta Gladiators is the winner of the previous season of Pakistan Super League. They are now the defending champions and now play to defend their title. They will aim to win the curtain-raiser on the back of their strong batting line up that comprises of Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Ahmed Shehzad, and Umar Akmal, who are explosive international players are ready to burn the stage in PSL 2020.

Meanwhile, they also have some amazing bowlers in their ranks like Naseem Shah, Fawad Ahmed, and Sohail Khan, who are expected to get off the mark with astonishing performances in the opener.

In the last edition of PSL, Peshawar Zalmi defeated them in the playoffs due to which they were knocked out of the tournament. So, in this edition of PSL they will  look to come out with all aggression to be the strong contender to win their 3rd PSL title.

Weather Condition/Report:

There are absolutely no chance of rain on the Thursday evening and the conditions are absolutely perfect for the PSL 2020 opener to take place. The wind will be blowing at a moderate rate of 15 to 20 km/hr whereas the temperature will be between 16 and 31 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It’s a flat deck at National Stadium and it is expected to be a heaven for the batsmen. We can expect a load of runs in the opener of PSL 2020 and spectators will get to watch a marathon of  runs between the two heavyweights. This ground has hosted a total of four games in which, the side batting first has managed to go past score of 200+ runs in the first innings whereas the chasing team always find difficulty to reach the target and  ended up on the losing side in most of the occasions. So you can expected same in the upcoming clash at this venue.

Average first innings score: 191 (As per previous record)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability:

(Will update if there is any news)

Probable Playing XI

Quetta Gladiators

  • Shane Watson
  • Jason Roy
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Umar Akmal
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK)
  • Ben Cutting
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Naseem Shah
  • Fawad Ahmed
  • Sohail Khan

Bench – Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir,  Khurram Manzoor, Keemo Paul, Aatish Ali, Azam Khan, Zahid Mehmood

Islamabad United

  • Luke Ronchi (wk)
  • Colin Munro
  • Dawid Malan
  • Colin Ingram
  • Hussain Talat
  • Asif Ali
  • Amad Butt
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Shadab Khan (C)
  • Rumman Raees
  • Muhammad Musa

Bench – Amad Butt, Zafar Gohar, Phil Salt, Akif Javed, Saif Badar, Ahmed Safi Abdullah

Hot Picks:

Jason Roy  is in red hot form and must be a favorite pick for any Dream11 Fantasy team. He has shown his class in the recent T20I series against South Africa in which he scored 117 runs in three games with two fifties. 

Colin Munro and Shane Watson is a must pick  and you just can’t ignore the caliber of those players while picking a fantasy team.

In the bowler’s like Naseem Shah and Sohail Khan will be the players you would love to get in your team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Colin Ingram, Ben Cutting, Shane Watson

Vice-Captain – Colin Munro, Jason Roy, Luke Ronchi

Predicted Playing XI for Head to Head in Fantasy Cricket

Keeper – Luke Ronchi

Batters – Colin Munro (VC), Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Shane Watson, Jason Roy (C)

All-Rounders – Hussain Talat, Mohammad Nawaz

Bowlers – Fawad Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Hasnain


Predicted Playing XI for Grand League in Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed

Batters – Asif Ali, Colin Ingram (C), Jason Roy, Umar Akmal

All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Ben Cutting (VC)

Bowlers – Rumman Raees, Sohail Khan, Naseem Shah


Cricket Pundit Advice

We expect this going to be a high scoring game as far as the records on that pitch . So our suggestion is to go with top order batsman especially from batting first team and try to take quality all-rounder from batting second.

Please don’t pick Dale Steyn in your fantasy cricket team because he is picked up for the upcoming T20 series between South Africa and Australia starting on February 21.

Probable Winners:

Quetta Gladiators are expected to win an opening game of PSL 5th edition.

Disclaimer: We provide team based on the understanding, match analysis, and instinct of the author. But make sure while selecting your team. We expect you can take advantage of this information and make your own team.

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