February 20: PSL - Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United, Karachi

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Our XI: Shane Watson, Colin Ingram, Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, Ahsan Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Rumman Raees

Captain: Shane Watson

Watson has been among the top run-getters in the last two seasons of PSL. He topped the list last year and was the fifth-highest run-scorer in 2018. He has scored 96 runs at a strike rate of 145.45 in his last two innings against Islamabad.

Vice-captain: Colin Ingram

Ingram recorded the highest individual score (127*) in PSL history last season. The century came against the Gladiators under tremendous pressure. Even as a middle-order batsman, he was never dismissed by spin in PSL 2019. In fact, he scored 139 runs of 75 balls without getting dismissed by spinners.

Hot picks

Colin Munro

Munro has been in red-hot form, scoring 188 runs at a strike rate of 131 in the recently-concluded five-match T20I series against India. Munro is a good pick against the Gladiators pace attack.

Mohammad Hasnain

Hasnain was the third-highest wicket-taker for the Gladiators last season, picking up 12 wickets in seven games. He is also in great form, having picked up 15 wickets in his last six domestic limited-overs games.

Value picks

Ahsan Ali

Ali scored 178 runs in eight matches for the Gladiators at a strike rate of 130 last season. He also made his T20I debut against Bangladesh a few weeks back on the back of some good form in domestic cricket.

Naseem Shah

The 16-year old quick recently has been impressive for Pakistan since his debut, and he recently became the youngest bowler to bag a Test hat-trick. He is a must-pick in the T20 format as well.

Point to note

In PSL 2019, the average first-innings score in Karachi was 184 and teams batting first won five out of eight games.