|League:||Pakistan Super League|
|Owner:||Leonine Global Sports Ltd|
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.
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 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 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.
|Name||Nat.||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Babar Azam||Right-hand||Right-arm off spin|
|Sharjeel Khan||Left-hand||Right-arm leg spin|
|Misbah-ul-Haq||Right-hand||Right-arm leg spin||Captain|
|Khalid Latif||Right-hand||Right-arm off spin|
|Hussain Talat||Left-hand||Right arm medium|
|Umar Siddiq||Left-hand||Right-arm off spin|
|Shane Watson||Right-hand||Right arm fast medium||First overseas player picked in PSL|
|Kamran Ghulam||Right-hand||Left arm orthodox|
|Umar Amin||Left-hand||Right-arm medium|
|Andre Russell||Right-hand||Right arm Fast bowling||Overseas|
|Ashar Zaidi||Left-hand||Left Arm orthodox||Overseas. Zaidi counted as an overseas player as he was registered with the ECB as a Kolpak registered player|
|Saeed Ajmal||Right-hand||Right arm off Spin|
|Mohammad Irfan||Right-hand||Left arm fast|
|Mohammad Sami||Right-hand||Right arm fast|
|Samuel Badree||Right-hand||Right arm leg spin||Overseas|
|Rumman Raees||Right-hand||Left arm medium fast|
|Amad Butt||Right-hand||Right arm fast|
|Imran Khalid||Left-hand||Left arm orthodox spin|
Management and coaching staff
|Leonine Global Sports||Owner|
|Wasim Akram||Director/Bowling Coach|
|Dean Jones||Head Coach|
|Tauseef Ahmed||Assistant Coach|
|Darren Berry||Fielding Coach|