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PSL 2021: IU vs QG – Match 18 – Dream 11 Team, Predictions & Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 18 of the PSL 2021 between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators that is scheduled to happen on the 11th of June 2021.

Former PSL champions Quetta Gladiators led by Pakistan’s most successful T20I skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will play their first game post resumption when they take on the Islamabad United. This will be the 6th game for either side and the 2nd time these two are facing each other.

The Gladiators are at the bottom of the table with just 1 win under their belt in the 1st leg while their opponents have a much better start than them winning 3 out of the first 4 games in the Karachi leg.

Match Details

VenueSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Pitch and Weather– With more or less the same surfaces being used, again and again, the pitch may not produce high scores. The forecast shows clear and hot weather conditions on the match day. The maximum temperature hovering around 33-34 C.

Date and time: June 11, 2021, 8.00 PM GST, 9.00 PM PKT, 9.30 PM IST

The Probable Playing XIs

Islamabad may not change their team from the first outing in the 2nd leg.

The Quetta will hope the experienced T20 stalwarts like Faf Du Plessis and Andre Russell will change the fortunes of the team who are at the bottom. Also, they would want Sarfaraz to lead from the front like he always does.

Islamabad United– Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Shadab Khan(C), Asif Ali, Rohail Nazir(WK), Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim, Fawad Ahmed

Quetta Gladiators– Usman Khan, Saim Ayub, Faf Du Plessis, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed(C & Wk ), Andre Russell, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mahmood, Naseem Shah, Zahir Khan/ Usman Shinwari

Match Prediction

Quetta Gladiators have had an indifferent start to the league but they have added a powerhouse in the form of Andre Russell to their team. With him being a game-changer and the team will be fresh, unlike Islamabad who would have played just a day back. So all these factors make Quetta starts as favorites.

Fantasy Tips

Batsman- Usman Khan was impressive in the only game he played before the PSL was suspended and he can part of the Fantasy XI. Faf Du Plessis is a seasoned campaigner and Azam Khan also is a talented power-hitter in the middle. From the Islamabad team, one can select T20 specialist Colin Munro.

All-rounders- Andre Russell is one of the feared players in the T20 format, so it is a no-brainer to pick him. Select Shadab Khan and Nawaz as the other all-rounders along with Faheem Ashraf.

Wicket-Keeper- Rohail Nazir can be picked as the keeper of your fantasy XI, especially because he may bat at the top of the order.

Bowlers- Mohammad Hasnain is one of the best upcoming pacer from Pakistan and has genuine pace. Along with him, the experienced Hasan Ali can be selected. Also spinner Zahid Mahmood can be picked in the fantasy XI.

Captaincy choices

Team for fantasy:  Colin Munro, Usman Khan, Faf Du Plessis(VC), Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Andre Russell(C), Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mehmood, Hasan Ali

Captain: Andre Russell

Just because of the balance he brings to any side, he can be selected as the captain of the fantasy XI. Also, the form he was in IPL 2021 makes him a good choice.

Vice Captain: Faf Du Plessis

The former South African batsman was amongst the leading run-scorer in the recent IPL and is a suitable candidate to be vice-captain.

Dream11 Team – QG vs IU

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