Batsmen: Misbah ul Haq (Captain), Alex Hales, Asif Ali, JP Duminy, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sahibzada Farhan
All-rounders: Amad Butt, Andre Russell, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Samit Patel
Wicket-keepers: Sam Billings, Luke Ronchi, Mohammad Hasan, Chadwick Walton, Rohail Nazir
Bowlers: Mohammad Sami, Steven Finn, Rumman Raees (vice captain), Samuel Badree, Zafar Gohar.
Sahibzada (E), Ronchi (Wk), Talat/Ifthikar, Samit, Misbah (C), Russell, Ashraf, Shadab, Raees, Badree, Sami.
FCG’s team Analysis:
Islamabad is a well balanced side with great T20 all-rounders but would have liked a few more specialists in their ranks.
They have explosive opening, decent middle order & then again firepower at the end.
Akmal (wk), Iqbal, Smith, Hafeez, Sohail, Azam, Sammy (C) , Jordan, Riaz, Sheikh/Gul (E), Asghar.
Batsman: Ronchi, Iqbal, Farhan/Sohail
All-rounders: Samit, Russell, Smith
Bowlers: Riaz, Jordan, Raees, Ashraf.
(You can also consider Shadab)
FCG’s Match Verdict:
As we said in the opening game, Peshawar will miss Hasan Ali & Hafeez’s off spins.
We expect Fahim Ashraf to be Islamabad’s biggest star this season, we’ll definitely see him getting promoted anytime with bat if Ronchi gives a good start.
FCG backing ISLAMABAD to win today to continue our winning streak in PSL.