BAL vs KHP Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 22 of the National T20 Cup 2021, Balochistan will be taking on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 7 October (Thursday). While talking about the standings of these two sides in the ongoing edition of the competition, Balochistan are placed at the fifth position while the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa occupies the second spot on the points tally.
Both these teams are coming into this game very much low on confidence having suffered disappointing losses in their previous outings. The Balochistan team have not had the best of form in the ongoing National T20 Cup 2021 as they have only able to win two out of their five matches and also lost their most recent game against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also lost their last match to Northern, but they have 4 wins from 6 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 14 matches will be contested at the same venue. In the last meeting between these two teams during the ongoing National T20 Cup 2021, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa defeated Balochistan by a comprehensive margin of 55 runs.
Fixture Name: Match 22, Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Competition: National T20 Cup
Date: 7 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 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is an afternoon game, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail, Amad Butt and Shaheen Afridi remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammad Rizwan
BATSMEN: Abdul Bangalzai, Haris Sohail, Sahibzada Farhan, Israrullah
ALL-ROUNDERS: Amad Bhatt, Iftikhar Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti
BOWLERS: Umaid Asif, Shaheen Afridi, Asif Afridi
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 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. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 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)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be aiming to continue improving their performances both with the bat and ball in order to qualify for the knockouts in this National T20 Cup 2021. The likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Israrullah, Iftikhar Ahmed and Sahibzada Farhan will have to do well in the batting department and one of them has to play a big knock in this match. The likes of Shaheen Afridi, Imran Khan, Asif Afridi and Arshad Iqbal will be crucial with the ball.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa skipper Mohammad Rizwan has performed amazingly well at the international level in the last couple of years. The wicket-keeper batter scored an impressive knock of 64 runs against Southern Punjab earlier in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Rizwan has scored more than 3400 runs in the shortest format of the game at a strike-rate of 124.51. He has smashed 24 fifties and 1 century in T20 cricket.
For the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Afridi has been a consistent wicket-taker for his team in this ongoing National T20 Cup 2021. He has picked up as many as 9 wickets in the last 5 T20 matches. Shaheen has been an excellent performer for Pakistan in international cricket across different formats of the game. He has taken a total of 130 wickets at an economy of less than 8.
KHP 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 22 between BAL vs KHP.
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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