Islamabad United is a franchise cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2023). The team is based in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. The team was formed in 2015 and has been one of the most successful teams in the PSL, winning the tournament twice in 2016 and 2018.
The team is owned by Leonine Global Sports, a company owned by Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi. The team’s home ground is the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, but they also play some of their matches at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Islamabad United has a strong squad that features some of the top cricketers from Pakistan and around the world. Some of the notable players on the team include Faheem Ashraf, Luke Ronchi, and Shadab Khan.
Islamabad United is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team is based in the city of Islamabad and was formed in 2015 for the inaugural season of the PSL. The team is owned by Leonine Global Sports, a joint venture between Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi. The team has played in the PSL since its inception and has won the tournament twice, in 2016 and 2018. Misbah-ul-Haq is the current head coach of the team.
|Vice Captain:||Hassan Ali|
|Owners:||Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi|
|Brand Ambassador:||Momina Mustehsan|
Five franchises were sold by the Pakistan Cricket Board on 3 December 2015. All the franchises were sold for ten seasons. Ali and Amna Naqvi, the owners of Leonine Global Sports acquired the Islamabad franchise for $15 million USD.
|Team Name:||Islamabad United|
|Team Kit Color:||Red|
|Head Coach:||Johan Botha|
Islamabad United PSL 2023 Squad
- Alex Hales (England)
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)
- Shadab Khan (all Platinum)
- Asif Ali,
- Fazal Haq Farooqi (Afghanistan)
- Wasim Jr
- Azam Khan
- Faheem Ashraf
- Hasan Ali
- Abrar Ahmed
- Colin Munro (New Zealand)
- Paul Stirling (Ireland)
- Rumman Raees
- Sohaib Maqsood
- Hassan Nawaz
- Zeeshan Zamir
- Moeen Ali (England)
- Mubasir Khan (Supplementary)
PSL Draft happened on 12th December and the names of 8 Retained Players of Islamabad United team of PSL 8 are announced, their names are given below:
- Hasan Ali (Platinum)
- Asif Ali (Platinum)
- Shadab Khan (Diamond)
- Faheem Ashraf (Diamond)
- Alex Hales (Gold)
- M Wasim Jr (Gold)
- Azam Khan (Gold)
- Paul Stirling (Silver)
|Head Coach:||Johan Botha|
|Assistant Coach:||Saeed Ajmal|
|Bowling Coach:||Corey Rutgers|
|Fielding Coach:||Rumman Raees|
Sponsors & Partners
|Q-commerce Partner:||Food Panda|
|Media Partners:||Hum TV|
|Power Partner:||Fast Cables|
|Smart Phone Partner:||Premier Code|
|CSR Partner:||The Citizens Foundation|
|Nutrition Partner:||Tetra Pak Pakistan|
|Urdu Radio Partner:||FM 101|
|Digital Media Partner:||Pro Pakistani|
The primary colors of the Islamabad United kit 2023 are red, orange, and blue paint-like art. The shirt of Islamabad United includes a lion in the top right corner that defines the spirit of cricket. The new addition to IU’s shirt is paint graphics which they called Cricket x Art collaboration.
When was Islamabad United formed?
Islamabad United was formed in 2015 for the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Who owns Islamabad United?
Islamabad United is owned by Leonine Global Sports, a joint venture between Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi.
How many times has Islamabad United won the PSL?
Islamabad United has won the PSL twice, in 2016 and 2018.
Who is the current head coach of Islamabad United?
The current head coach of Islamabad United is Misbah-ul-Haq.
Where is the home ground of Islamabad United?
The home ground of Islamabad United is the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.