An impromptu arrival came in shape of Alex Hales, as he announced that he will play the playoffs for Islamabad United after he got free from the service of his country. Alex Hales came to Pakistan to become the part of Islamabad United and play the eliminator and if Islamabad United qualifies further, to play the Qualifier 2 and Final in Karachi.
Shadab Khan, Islamabad United's leg-spinner, welcomed Alex Hales wholeheartedly to Pakistan and as well as to Islamabad United's family. He said, " Karachi is ready to welcome you with open arms". Just to add spice to his greetings Shadab also mentioned about the famous "Karachi Biryani".
He said, "let's get you some biryani". Alex Hales was part of England squad on the Windies tour and after the tour ended Alex Hales set to join Islamabad United as he was the part of the squad.