The 5th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is about to get underway on Thursday, February 20. The tournament opener will see defending champions Quetta Gladiators take on Islamabad United at the National Stadium in Karachi. The game will commence at 7:30 PM (IST).
In India, the Quetta vs Islamabad Live Streaming will be on cricketgateway.com. You can catch all the live score updates on the PSL website and social media accounts.
The average first innings score in the ground is 191, which means the pitch is favourable to the batsmen. Teams haven't done well while chasing on this ground. The game is expected to be a high-scoring contest. The team winning the toss would look to bat first and put runs on the board.
According to Accuweather, the wind will be blowing at a rate of 15 to 20 km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 16 and 31 degrees Celsius throughout the day. There is no chance of rain and the weather is expected to stay clear which means a full Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United game is on the cards.
Quetta Gladiators will begin the quest to defend their title as they take on Islamabad United in the first game of the tournament. Their batting line-up consists of some high profile names in the form of Shane Watson, Jason Roy and Umar Akmal who will look to score quick runs for their team. They also have some promising bowlers in their bowling arsenal like Naseem Shah, Fawad Ahmed and Sohail Khan who have the ability to grab wickets in crunch moments.
On the other hand, Islamabad United made it to the playoffs last year but were knocked out by Peshawar Zalmi. They would like to right the wrongs from last year and win the coveted trophy.