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Cricket Free Tips | PSL 2021, Match 18: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

Islamabad United will face Quetta Gladiators in Match 18 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021. With a win on Wednesday, Islamabad United came close to returning to the Pakistan Super League. Rashid Khan’s bat-and-ball skills were the deciding element in Lahore Qalandars’ victory. At the top of the order, Usman Khawaja and Colin Munro seemed to be a winning combination.

The tournament’s break could not have come at a worse moment for Quetta Gladiators, who had just gotten their first win after four straight losses. Andre Russell’s signing is a significant remark, and it should help them climb the ladder as the season develops.



When the contest begins, the temperature will be around 33 degrees Celsius. The weather isn’t expected to vary significantly for the rest of the game. The wind will be blowing approximately 15 to 17 km/h.



The pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a little slower, so the batsmen will have to wait their turn in the middle. New-ball bowlers should have the ball moving around as much as possible, with variations becoming increasingly important as the match goes. Wickets in hand will be essential, especially in the middle overs, where spinners are expected to impact significantly. Both teams will be looking to chase after winning the toss, anything over 150 should be a competitive total.


Playing XIs

Islamabad United

Shadab Khan (c), Rohail Nazir (wk), Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Mohd Wasim Jr

Quetta Gladiators

Sarfaraz Ahmed (c&wk), Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis, Cameron Delport, Azam Khan, Andre Russell, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahid Mehmood, Mohammad Hasnain, Jack Wildermuth, Naseem Shah/Usman Khan Shinwari


Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators – Match 18, Dream 11

Faf du Plessis (c), Azam Khan (wk), Rohail Nazir (wk), Colin Munro, Cameron Delport, Shadab Khan, Andre Russell, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Zahid Mehmood



Match winner

  • Islamabad United

Winning the toss

  • Islamabad United

Top Batsman

  • Islamabad United – Usman Khawaja
  • Quetta Gladiators – Sarfaraz Ahmed

Top Bowler

  • Islamabad United – Hasan Ali 
  • Quetta Gladiators – Mohammad Hasnain

Most Sixes 

  • Islamabad United – Shadab Khan
  • Quetta Gladiators – Azam Khan

Player of the Match

  • Usman Khawaja

Team Scores Batting First 

  • Islamabad United – 170+
  • Quetta Gladiators – 160+


The failure to go across the line against Lahore Qalandars on Wednesday will be disappointing for Islamabad United. However, they demonstrated sufficient capabilities, and given Quetta Gladiators’ lack of match practice, we expect Islamabad United to win this game. Let’s bet with now to win BIG!

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