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Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Betting Tips 11/06/2021

Teams Status

Quetta Gladiators

Of the five matches played before the Covid-induced break, Quetta Gladiators won just one, meaning that they will have to be nearly flawless when the begin the Abu Dhabi leg of their campaign tonight.

The 2019 champions have just two points at the halfway mark of the round robin stage, and if they are to give themselves a serious chance of progressing to the playoffs, they must win this one.

Fortunately, Quetta have a pretty decent record against Islamabad, having beaten them four times in their last five meetings, although the capital city side won when they met the last time, which was back in this February.

But unfortunately, Quetta have lost a ton of experienced players and superstars but haven’t added same amount of firepower.

Those who took the exit door are Tom Banton, Dale Steyn, Anwar Ali, Chris Gayle and Ben Cutting. Meanwhile, Andre Russell, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad and Zahir Khan form the quintet that has come in.

Islamabad United

The big news ahead of the Islamabad’s second match of the UAE leg is that their star allrounder Faheem Ashraf is likely out for the next three games, starting tonight.

Ashraf, over the past few months, has seen his stock rise at a national level but on the domestic front with Islamabad, he was always a valuable asset. His loss could be felt big time by the capital city side.

Islamabad could have done without the injury setback, especially after their close defeat in the last game when they saw Rashid Khan steal the game from them with his last-over heroics.

Another cause of concern for them should be their batting unit, which failed miserably against Lahore last time out and would have managed an even smaller total than 143, had the lower order not put up a fight.

What do the Sportsbook Say

Brand Islamabad United Quetta Gladiators
Bet365 1.66 2.20
22Bet 1.83 1.975
888 1.44 2.05

Islamabad United are the favourites here. They are priced at 1.83 on 22Bet, 1.66 on Bet365 and 1.44 on 888. Meanwhile, Quetta are priced at 1.975 on 22Bet, 2.20 on Bet365 and 2.05 on 888.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Quetta to win @ 2.20

Islamabad look like one of those weird, unheard-of units that are bottom heavy from a batting point of view. The top order, with Colin Munro perhaps being the only exception, does not have reliable and proven batters or players fit for the format. On the other hand, Quetta have more than a decent pace attack headlined by Mohammad Hasnain and Naseem Shah.

Tip: Best Bowler On Team Quetta Gladiators – Muhammad Hasnain @ 3.5

There is something about Mohammad Hasnain that makes him excel in T20 format, and particularly in the PSL. He had 15 wickets in PSL 2020 and although this year, he only has five so far, he always looks threatening. Against an Islamabad top order that does not look very strong, he could wreak havoc.

Conclusion

Islamabad’s squad composition has question marks all over it. Quetta, meanwhile, will be highly motivated to bounce back and possess newly made international Azam Khan, whose x-factor cannot be discounted. They should collect the two points here, just as they have in four of their last five meetings, excluding their last encounter back in March this year.

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