Islamabad United (IU) has been the most consistent side throughout the 4 seasons of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as it is the 4th consecutive time that they have made it to the play offs this year.
The batting capability of Islamabad United gives them an edge over other teams as players like Luke Ronchi, Cameron Delport, Asif Ali, and others are in sublime form right now and the addition of Alex Hales to the squad ultimately increases the chances Islamabad to lift the trophy for the 3rd time.
Having depth in the bowling is another factor that has helped Islamabad tackle teams during pressure situations as Faheem Ashraf, Rumman Raees, and Mohammad Musa lead the way for others. There would be no stopping United if their bowlers continue their good run in the upcoming games.
Islamabad’s batting at the death has been really impressive this year as they have managed to score quite heavily against quality attacks, thanks to Asif Ali, Samit Patel, and others.
Mohammad Sami has vast experience of leading the Karachi teams at the domestic level which gives him an advantage overs other captain who do not have much experience of playing in Pakistan.
All in all, Islamabad is one of the most balanced sides in the PSL even though they do not look like it on paper, but their performances have shown that the side has the capability to defend the title this year under the mentorship of greats like Waqar Younis and Dean Jones.