The captain of the Islamabad United side Misbah-ul-Haq is excited to be part of the Islamabad unit and he is satisfied with the bunch of players he has got under his command. He praised the Australian duo of Watson and Haddin along with the hard hitting all rounder Andre Russell and spinner Badree.
Misbah added that both Watson and Haddin have played international cricket for Australia and their experience will come into play during the matches. He pointed out the innings played by Watson in IPL and powerful hitting of Andre Russell against Pakistan in the World Cup of 2015.
I am really happy to be part of Islamabad United and can’t wait to be on field with a bunch of great T20 players. We have a very balanced squad and it has ability to wonders in 20-over cricket (quotes via Cricket Australia official website)
We all know how dangerous a player Shane Watson is. He has been doing well for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and was the driving force behind their triumph in the league’s inaugural edition in 2008. He has played some great knocks for Australia too. It is great to have him in the team.
And then there is the experience of Brad Haddin. He has also served his country well in all the formats. They both have Australia’s fighting spirit and the advantage with such players is that they can win you matches from any situation.
Apart from the two Australians, we also have two ideal T20 players from the West Indies in Andre Russell and Samuel Badree.
Misbah-ul Haq also backed Saeed Ajmal as a useful bowler in the conditions of UAE as he has played most of his cricket there. He added that Ajmal will be important to the side as there is no other off spinner in the Islamabad United squad.
The tournament could also help Saeed Ajmal revive his career. He is quite hopeful and working very hard for a comeback. Since we don’t have any other off-spinner in the squad Ajmal can play an important role for us.