BAL vs CEP Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 28 of the National T20 Cup 2021, the Balochistan side will be locking horns with the Central Punjab on 10 October (Sunday) at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. While talking about the standings of these two teams in the ongoing edition of the tournament, Balochistan are placed at the fifth position while the Central Punjab occupies the third slot on the points table.
Both these sides are coming into this match after witnessing similar fortunes in their previous outings. The Balochistan team suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Northern in their last match and they haven’t performed well this season having won just 3 matches out of their 8 games. On the other hand, Central Punjab too ended up losing their last game against Northern. Central Punjab have managed to win 5 of their 9 matches.
This second leg of the National T20 Cup 2021 will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan and the remainder of the 6 matches will be contested at the same venue. In the last meeting between these two teams during the ongoing National T20 Cup 2021, Central Punjab emerged victorious in a comprehensive manner against Balochistan.
Fixture Name: Match 28, Balochistan vs Central Punjab
Competition: National T20 Cup
Date: 10 October
Time: 8 PM IST
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Pitch Report: The surface and the conditions at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, batting first will be a safe option after winning the toss. The par score will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of both Balochistan and Central Punjab players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is an day-night fixture, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Ahmed Shehzad and Wahab Riaz remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Muhammad Akhlaq
BATSMEN: Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Imam-ul-Haq, Ahmed Shehzad
ALL-ROUNDERS: Amad Bhatt, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat
BOWLERS: Umaid Asif, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz
The Central Punjab will start as the favourites to win this match against Balochistan. They are in a really good form both with the bat and ball and are better placed on the points table as compared to the opposition. Central Punjab also defeated Balochistan in the last meeting earlier in this tournament between these two teams. On the other hand, Balochistan also have the ability to surprise their opponents in this exciting contest.
For Balochistan, it will be really important come up with a better effort both in the batting as well as bowling department in order turn their fortunes around in this National T20 Cup 2021. They will once again depend a lot on the likes of Haris Sohail, Bismillah Khan, Abdullah Shafique and Sohail Akhtar to come good in the batting department. On the other side, the trio of Junaid Khan, Umaid Asif and Kashif Bhatti will be very much crucial with the ball.
For the Balochistan side, Haris Sohail has contributed with some crucial knocks so far in the ongoing edition of the competition. The left-handed batter has notched up two 40-plus scores in the last 5 T20 matches and is quite an experienced in performer in the shortest format of the game. He has played as many as 93 T20 matches scoring close to 2000 runs that includes 13 half-centuries.
Balochistan all-rounder Amad Butt has the ability to contribute well both with the bat and ball in the shortest format of the game. Moreover, he has been constantly amongst the wickets in this tournament so far delivering in the pressure situations. While talking about his T20 career, Amad has taken a total of 74 wickets at an economy of 8.66. He can also contribute with the bat lower down the order having scored close to 400 runs.
BAL Playing 11 (likely)
For the Central Punjab team, it will be really crucial to keep up the good work both in the batting as well as bowling departments as they have performed so far in the ongoing competition. The likes of Hussain Talat, Muhammad Akhlaq, and Shoaib Malik have played a significant role in the batting department and will be hopeful to continue the same form. On the other hand, the trio of Waqas Maqsood, Wahab Riaz and Faheem Ashraf will once again be their crucial bowlers.
Central Punjab all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has been really effective both with the ball and bat in the ongoing edition of the tournament. He has picked up as many as 7 wickets in the last 5 T20 matches at an impressive economy rate. In his T20 career comprising of 129 matches, Faheem has taken a total of 136 wickets at an economy of 8.06. He has also scored 937 runs at a strike-rate of nearly 140.
For the Central Punjab, right-arm pace bowler Wahab Riaz has performed really well throughout this entire competition so far. He has taken a total of 359 wickets while playing in as many as 300 T20 matches at an average of 21.90. Wahab Riaz is quite an experienced campaigner as he has played a lot of international cricket across different formats. The left-arm speedster also has an impressive economy of 7.37 in the shorter format.
CEP Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the National T20 Cup 2021 Live score and streaming on the Pakistan Cricket’s YouTube channel. All the player stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on Pakistan Cricket YouTube channel. There will a great experience of entertainment and there is no official sponsor of this local T20 competition organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board. There will be some exciting names in action in this Match 28 between BAL vs CEP.
The 2021 edition of the National T20 Cup will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this domestic Twenty20 competition and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the Pakistan Cricket’s YouTube channel. However, even on the Pakistan Cricket YouTube channel, the entertaining cricketing coverage is available just like it is on the television sets.
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