The Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunwa team will lock horns in the Match 15 of National T20 Cup 2021. The crucial players for Khyber Pakhtunwa team are Mohammad Wasim and Sahibzada Farhan. While Balochistan team will need the contributions of Haris Sohail and Junaid Khan. The Balochistan team will be led by Imam Ul Haq and Mohammad Rizwan captains the Khyper Pakhtunwa team.
The Balochistan team have been able to secure only 2 wins in their 5 league matches. They won their last league match by 8 wickets and chased down the score of 175. While, the Khyber Pakhtunwa have been impressive and have 3 victories in 4 matches. They won their last league match against Sindh by 6 wickets and chased down a target of 151 runs.
The Match 15 will witness Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunwa up against each other in the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021. This is expected to be an exhilarating encounter between the talented teams, possessing a fine combination of young and experienced players. This will be a crucial match for the Balochistan team to keep in hunt for the playoffs.
Fixture Name: Match 15
Competition: Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021
Date: 2 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
BAL(recent last): W L W
KHP(recent last): W W L
Standings: BAL 5 , KHP 4
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pindi
Pitch Report: The match between Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunwa will be played in Rawalpindi. The pitch is expected to keep assisting the batters in scoring runs in a quick manner, and the par score on the ground is 170. Here, the team batting second have won most of the games, and the bowlers have to be efficient to contain runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Balochistan 176/2 won by 8 wickets against Southern Punjab 174/9 in Match 13 of National T20 Cup 2021.
The selected combination is 5 players from Balochistan, and 6 players from Khyber Pakhtunwa are selected. The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Sahibzada Farhan, who has been quite consistent with his performances, and need to maintain the same form. While, the vice captain can be Mohammad Rizwan due to his good form in the T20 format.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammad Rizwan
BATSMEN: Abdul Bangalzai, Haris Sohail, Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Sahibzada Farhan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Mohammad Wasim, Kashif Bhatti
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Imran Khan
The Khyber Pakhtunwa team is expected to secure victory in this fixture due to the fine balance and experience of the squads. The team is on a fine momentum as well, and won their last match in a convincing way. While, the Balochistan team have a weaker bowling attack, and their batters have to be at par with the opposition team.
The Balochistan team have to secure crucial victories in the upcoming matches to get to the top 4 positions and enter the playoffs. In their last league, the team’s bowling performance was not satisfactory and gave away 174 runs, and they have the capabilities to bounce back stronger. Then the batters were impressive to chase down the target, and players like Bangalzai, Shafique, and Haris Sohail were they key contributors.
The opener of the Balochistan team has been helping the team in crucial situations, and has been able to stitch crucial partnerships with other players. His contribution of 50 finally won the match for the team, when the team chased down the target of 175 runs. In 5 matches, Abdul Bangalzai has scored 180 runs at an average of 45.
The experienced bowler has to keep delivering for the team to help them get wins in the upcoming matches and confirm their participation in the playoffs. In the last league match, Junaid was impressive with 3 wickets at an economy of 7.25, and would look to keep improving. In 4 matches, Junaid has bagged 6 wickets and has to lead the bowling attack well.
Captain: Imam Ul Haq
Wicketkeeper: Bismillah Khan
Possible Top Order: Imam Ul Haq, Abdul Bangalzai, Bismillah Khan, Akbar Ur Rehman
Pace Bowlers: Junaid Khan, Umaid Asif, Amad Butt
Spin Bowlers: Kashif Bhatti, Yasir Shah
The x-factor for BAL can be Kashif Bhatti, who has a fine experience in the domestic cricket and is expected to turn up for good in this encounter against Khyber.
BAL Playing 11 (likely)
1. Imam-ul-Haq (c)
2. Abdul Bangalzai
3. Bismillah Khan (wk)
4. Akbar Ur Rehman
5. Ayaz Tasawwar
6. Amad Butt
7. Kashif Bhatti
8. Umaid Asif
9. Yasir Shah
10. Akif Javed
11. Junaid Khan
The Khyber Pakhtunwa are the defending champions, and are playing quite well in the tournament. They have secured 3 wins in 4 matches, and need to maintain the same form. It was a perfect match for them in their last league fixture against Sindh team. They chased down the target of 151 runs, with the contribution of Sahibzada Farhan and Fakhar Zaman, and Asif Afridi and Imran Khan were impressive with the ball.
The experienced bowler has been a stalwart in the Pakistan cricket, particularly in the first class format. In the last league match, he picked 2 wickets at an economy of 6 to contain the opposition to a below par score. In the tournament, Imran has scalped a total of 8 wickets at an average of 16.62, and would look to continue the same performances.
One of the most consistent batters in the Pakistan domestic circuit, can be trusted to be your captain pick of this match. Sahibzada has a good experience in the domestic cricket and is display fine resilience at the crease. In the last match, he scored 45 off 30 balls which propelled the team to chase down the target easily. He has emerged as the team’s highest run scorer with 164 runs.
Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Rizwan
Possible Top Order: Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan , Adil Amin
Pace Bowlers: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imran Khan,Mohammad Wasim
Spin Bowlers: Iftikhar Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi
The x-factor for the KHP team will be Iftikhar Ahmed, who is a quality player with all round abilities and is expected to perform well to help the team in winning the match.
KHP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Mohammad Rizwan (c &wk)
2. Fakhar Zaman
3. Sahibzada Farhan
4. Adil Amin
5. Asif Afridi
6. Iftikhar Ahmed
7. Musadiq Ahmed
8. Mohammad Wasim
9. Imran Khan Snr
10. Arshad Iqbal
11. Shaheen Shah Afridi
Watch Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunwa National T20 Cup 2021 Live score and streaming on Pakistan Cricket YouTube Channel. All the news updates and stats related to the National T20 Cup will be available on the Pakistan Cricket Board official website. This will be the Match 15 of the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021 and a total of 2 matches will be played today in the tournament.
The BAL vs KHP match will not be broadcast on Indian Television Channel, as none of the sports channels have bought the rights for the broadcast. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the Pakistan Cricket YouTube Channel. The vaccinated individuals can buy the National Cup T20 2021 tickets and can watch the match in the stadium.