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PSL 2021: Islamabad United assured about lifting trophy for third time

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  • Islamabad United’s captain Shadab Khan says his staff is assured about lifting the PSL trophy for the third time
  • Says all gamers are in good type regardless of not getting sufficient alternative to arrange 
  • Says the staff has discovered from errors made through the earlier editions of the league

KARACHI: The captain of PSL staff Islamabad United Shadab Khan stated Wednesday that his facet is “confident of a good show in PSL6” and hopeful of lifting the PSL trophy for the third time.

Speaking to Geo Information, the younger all-rounder stated that every one gamers of Islamabad United are in “good form despite not getting enough opportunity to prepare.”

He, nevertheless, acknowledged that Lahore Qalandars might pose a tough problem for Islamabad United throughout PSL6.

“Our players have been participating in various leagues and international cricket. They all are in good form and I am confident that the form will continue in PSL and we’ll provide better results this time,” he stated.

“We have learnt from mistakes we made in previous editions and are committed to not to repeat them. We went into the draft knowing what we need and we have picked exactly what was required for a better team combination,” the all-rounder stated.

He praised quick bowler Hassan Ali who has moved to Islamabad United this 12 months from Peshawar Zalmi, saying that Ali’s presence within the dressing room is motivating for everybody.

“He’s someone who can be beneficial for the team even if he doesn’t perform. His attitude of never giving up gives positive energy to the team’s environment,” he stated.

Hassan and Shadab are recognized to be a part of a WhatsApp group of nationwide cricketers named as “Roti Gang” – a gaggle of gamers who often eat out collectively.

When requested if Hassan’s arrival in United’s camp completes the group in a single staff, the all-rounder revealed that the group has now some new addition and he has his eyes on getting them to United’s camp as effectively.

“We now have Shaheen Shah Afridi, Harif Rauf and Fakhar Zaman in our group – they all are in Lahore Qalandars’ and I would want them to be with us as well,” Shadab stated.

Replying to a query, Shadab stated that though all of the groups are balanced, he feels that Lahore Qalandars can pose a severe problem to his facet throughout PSL.

“Qalandars was a tough side in the previous season as well and this year too they look like a dangerous side,” the Islamabad United captain stated.

“Nonetheless, I’m assured of profitable the PSL trophy for the third time.”

The 22-year-old cricketer said that he has also regained his fitness and is ready to give his best, adding that he is focused on performing consistently as an all-rounder and for that, a player needs to be consistent with both – bat and ball.

“I am always a bowling all-rounder, but I need to be consistent with my batting as well – along with my bowling. I am working on both,” Shadab said.

The 6th edition of Pakistan Super League commences on 20th February with only 20% crowd of stadium’s capacity in Lahore and Karachi allowed attending the games.

Shadab feels that players will miss the buzz created by a full house but there is no other choice.

Learn extra: PSL 2021: Lahore Qalandars’ Sohail Akhtar eyes win, believes squad is ready

He additionally shared his ideas on the bio-secure bubble and highlighted that an excessive amount of restriction will finally have an effect on gamers’ psychological well being.

“It is never easy to remain restricted. It can affect you, especially when you’re not able to perform and you have no other option to recreate yourself by participating in other activities,” he concluded. 

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