Islamabad United will take on Quetta Gladiators in the final match of the Pakistan Super League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 23rd. Here’re the latest Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators betting tips in this PSL encounter.
Considering that Islamabad United were struggling quite a bit with their form at one point in the tournament, they have certainly come a long way since then. In the second qualifier, the team managed to put up their best performance –a feat which earned them the final spot in the maiden edition of the Pakistan Super League.
They went head to head against Peshawar Zalmi in a match where they certainly were the underdogs. They were made to bat first where they set a brilliant target of 176 runs for three wickets. Sharjeel Khan single-handedly helped his teammates reach the target as he scored 117 runs off 62 balls.
Peshawar Zalmi were all out for 126 runs, owing to a brilliant four wicket haul by Imran Khalid, in addition to AD Russell, who took three wickets in his spell.
Coincidentally, this is the second match where Islamabad United put up a brilliant show. In the eliminator match, they faced Karachi Kings, where it was Mohammad Sami who showed them the way. With figures of 5/8, they got a target of 111 runs, which they achieved easily by the 15th over.
What is particularly interesting is the fact that the very first match of the league was between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, where the latter won by eight wickets. In the second leg of this fixture, it was Quetta once again who sailed to the victory.
It will be fair to say that Gladiators have been fairly lucky in reaching the final, considering that they won the crucial encounter against Peshawar Zalmi by just a run. With a poor batting performance from both the sides, Gladiators will have to bring their all if they want to lift the trophy. However, Islamabad United are in a terrific form right now, and given their bowling attack, we can expect them to put up a good fight.
Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators betting tips:
United to win with bet365: 3/5
The Islamabad Untied v Quetta Gladiators PSL match will be played on February 23rd.