We have already completed a couple of day’s in the Pakistan National T20 Cup and the 3rd day of the tournament is currently underway. The 7th match of the competition is slated to be played between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.
Both KHP and SIN won their opening games but Sindh went onto lose the next match against Balochistan. KHP is currently playing their 2nd match and is in a position of concern. Both Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh has some good names in their squad and will look to make some impression in their 3rd match of the tournament.
Venue: Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Date: 16th October 2019
KHP managed to win their opening game against Balochistan and it was largely possible due to the great all-round effort by the team. The likes of Fakhar Zaman needs to come back to form given his exceptional abilities with the bat. Mohammad Rizwan is leading the team and has done a good job so far.
The likes of Usman Khan Shinwari will look to forge a good partnership with Junaid Khan who has been an impressive performer for the national team whenever provided the opportunity. There is no injury concern as of now and they are expected to field the same XI which won the opening match. However, there could be a few changes depending on the result of their 2nd encounter.
Predicted Playing XI
Sahibzada Farhan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, M Rizwan (C & WK), Adil Amin, Mohammad Mohsin, Khushdil Shah, Zohaib Khan, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Ilyas, Usman Shinwari.
Sindh managed to win their opening clash but was thrashed by Balochistan in their 2nd encounter. Asad Shafiq will lead the side. The likes of Sarfaraz Ahmed will look to get his for back while the likes of Abid Ali who has looked in good touch in the tournament so far will look to continue his good work. The bowling department will be led by Sohail Khan who has done a great job so far.
Predicted Playing XI
Abid Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Ahsan Ali, Asad Shafiq (C), Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Saud Shakeel, Anwar Ali, Kashif Bhatti, Waleem Ahmed/Mirza Ahsan Jameel, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan.
Wicket-keepers- Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen: Fakhar Zaman, Khurram Manzoor, Abid Ali
All-rounders- Asad Shafiq, Saud Shakeel, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Mohsin
Bowlers: Usman Khan Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Kashif Bhatti
Asad Shafiq and Fakhar Zaman will be my captain options given their experience at the top level. Shafiq looked in great touch during the opening clash and will look to carry on his good work. On the other hand, Fakhar hasn’t been in the greatest of touches but a big knock is just around the corner.