Islamabad United is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team’s nickname is ISLU. Islamabad United are the inaugural champions of the Pakistan Super League. The team is nominally based in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan and was formed in 2015 to compete in the first season of the Pakistan Super League. The franchise is owned by Leonine Global Investments through its sports entity Leonine Global Sports owned by Amna Naqvi and Ali Naqvi. The franchise won the first PSL title, defeating Quetta Gladiators in the final. Shoaib Naveed is the chief operating officer of the franchise while Rehan Ul Haq is its General Manager.
Team’s Home ground is Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The team is currently captained by Pakistan’s most successful test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and coached by former Australian player Dean Jones. The team director is former Pakistani fast bowler Waqar Younis while Saeed Ajmal is spin bowling coach.
The leading run-scorer of the team is Dwayne Smith, while Mohammad Sami is the leading wicket-taker