Islamabad United

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Islamabad United
اسلام‌آباد یونئٹڈ
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League: Pakistan Super League
Captain: Misbah-ul-Haq
Coach: Dean Jones
City: Islamabad
Colors: Islamabad United colors.png
Owner: Leonine Global Sports Ltd
Founded: 2015
Official website:


Islamabad United is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that will compete in the Pakistan Super League. The team is based in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan and was formed in 2015 to compete in the first season of the Pakistan Super League. The franchise is owned by Leonine Global Investments through its sports entity Leonine Global Sports. The team will be captained by Pakistan's most successful test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and coached by former Australian player Dean Jones. The team director will be former Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram.

Franchise history

In 2015, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League would take place in February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates. On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises. The Islamabad franchise was sold to Leonine Global Sports for US$15 Million.

2016 Pakistan Super League

Team identity

Team Logo and Name

The team logo and name was revealed on 22 December 2015 in a ceremony held at the Polo Club in Islamabad. The logo features a lion. The team's primary colors are red and orange Kit was revealed during team's launching ceremony held in Pak-China Friendship Centre.

Theme Song

Theme song Chakka Choka performed by Ali Zafar who is the star ambassador of the team as well.Theme song launched in an event held in Pak-China Friendship Center.


Actors, models and singers Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar are the brand ambassadors for the franchise.

Sponsers and Partners

Dostea is their main title Sponser and first shirt sponser after they signed a deal in 2016.while Cinepax and GLO Merchandise LTD. signed in as main merchandise sponser. Dunya News and FM 101 are their news and entertainment Partners respectively in first season announced by Team owner during team's launching cermony.Logo of Dunya News is also depicted on their kit.

Current squad

Misbah ul Haq is the Captain of Islamabad United
Shane Watson is the icon player of Islamabad United
Name Nat. Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Babar Azam Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm off spin
Sharjeel Khan Pakistan Left-hand Right-arm leg spin
Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm leg spin Captain
Khalid Latif Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm off spin
Hussain Talat Pakistan Left-hand Right arm medium
Umar Siddiq Pakistan Left-hand Right-arm off spin
Shane Watson Australia Right-hand Right arm fast medium First overseas player picked in PSL
Kamran Ghulam Pakistan Right-hand Left arm orthodox
Umar Amin Pakistan Left-hand Right-arm medium
Andre Russell Jamaica Right-hand Right arm Fast bowling Overseas
Ashar Zaidi Pakistan Left-hand Left Arm orthodox Overseas. Zaidi counted as an overseas player as he was registered with the ECB as a Kolpak registered player
Sam Billings England Right-hand Overseas
Brad Haddin Australia Right-hand Overseas
Saeed Ajmal Pakistan Right-hand Right arm off Spin
Mohammad Irfan Pakistan Right-hand Left arm fast
Mohammad Sami Pakistan Right-hand Right arm fast
Samuel Badree Trinidad and Tobago Right-hand Right arm leg spin Overseas
Rumman Raees Pakistan Right-hand Left arm medium fast
Amad Butt Pakistan Right-hand Right arm fast
Imran Khalid Pakistan Left-hand Left arm orthodox spin

Management and coaching staff

Name Position
Leonine Global Sports Owner
Pakistan Wasim Akram Director/Bowling Coach
Australia Dean Jones Head Coach
Pakistan Tauseef Ahmed Assistant Coach
Australia Darren Berry Fielding Coach

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