BAL vs KHP Dream11: It’s time for another mouth-watering contest in the National T20 Cup when Balochistan take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the 17th match of the competition. Both the teams have a great chance to qualify for the semifinals given their performances so far. Balochistan have a great blend of talented youth and experience in their team. The presence of Imam-ul-Haq at the top gives them a sense of security as he is the one who can bat throughout the innings as he has often done in this tournament. Haris Sohail can control the middle overs and rotate the strike while the experience of Yasir Shah gives them the required experience in the bowling department.
On the other side, KHP has a pool of star Pakistani internationals in their side who have the ability to turn the match on their heads. They have lost just one game in the tournament so far. They have a solid opening combination in the form of Fakhar Zaman and skipper Mohammad Rizwan. The middle order is in the safe and experienced hands of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik while Iftikhar Ahmed is there for the big hitting towards the end. While the trio of Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan make a formidable fast bowling line-up.
Fixture name: Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Competition: National T20 Cup 2020
Date: 10 October 2020
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Central Punjab 167/2 (17 overs) beat Northern 165/9 (20 overs)
Balochistan need to win games more regularly from now onwards in order to remain in contention for the semifinals. There have been no injury concerns as such which should allow them to field their best eleven. They will require their bowling to support their batters if they want to win the game.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has looked good during the first leg in Multan, having lost just one game so far. They rested Shaheen Afridi during last game but he is expected to be back for this game after the break. The quality of left arm pacers in their lineup makes them interesting to watch. If they can click together as a team, they can be a force to reckon with.
The weather is likely to be sunny in Rawalpindi on the eve of the match with 38% chance of humidity. A 3 PM local time start ensures that dew factor can be neglected while making this BAL vs KHP Dream11 team.
BAL vs KHP Dream11 Playing 11
BAL Playing 11 (probable):
Bismillah Khan (wk)
Haris Sohail (C)
KHP Expected Playing 11
Mohammad Rizwan (C) (wk)
Imam-ul-Haq- The opener has had a great tournament so far. He has scored 195 runs at an average of almost 49. Moreover, he has scored runs at a strike rate of 144. He would be eyeing a regular spot in the Pakistan team with his performance in the National T20 Cup. Imam has been consistent on most of the occasions and can be expected to score a lot of runs in this game too.
Haris Sohail- The skipper of Balochistan hasn’t performed badly in this tournament either and has scored runs at a good strike rate. The onus of the middle order will once again be on him and he will be expected to lead from the front.
Amad Butt- Amad is yet to impress in this tournament but his abilities have been known to everyone who follows Pakistan domestic cricket. A bowling allrounder, Amad has the ability to hurry up batsmen with his pace and can smash a few balls down the order.
Mohammad Hafeez- Hafeez has been in some blistering form ever since he has returned after the lockdown. He was the Man of the Series in the T20I series of Pakistan tour of England recently and has carried his form in this tournament as well. Batting at No.3, Hafeez has looked assured of making runs every time he has arrived to the crease. Being at No.2 on the list of highest run scorers, Hafeez can be expected to make runs in this game too.
Fakhar Zaman- An opener can always be an asset while making a BAL vs KHP Today Match Prediction. Fakhar can be extremely dangerous for the opposition if he gets going. He is someone who can clear any ground easily and can give his side a blistering start. He has scored runs at a decent average of 34 and has a strike rate of 142 in the tournament so far. Fakhar has the ability to play the spinners equally well as the fast bowlers. On a flat pitch, it could be his day.
Shaheen Afridi- Shaheen Afridi has been unplayable on occasions in this tournament. He has already picked up two 5-wicket hauls in this tournament which is why he is already the highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far despite playing 1 game less. His ability to pick up wickets with the new ball as well as with the old ball at the death separates him from the other bowlers. He has a lethal Yorker and can be extremely dangerous on his day.
Mohammad Rizwan- The skipper of KHP has promoted himself to open the batting along with Fakhar Zaman and that has yielded some positive results. He has a couple of half-centuries to his name and has a decent average too. He was impressive in the recently concluded England tour. His consistency can ensure he can score some runs at the top of the order.
Yasir Shah- Yasir hasn’t been equally impressive with the white ball as he has been with the red ball. This tournament has been no exception, except one 3-wicket haul. Being an experienced spinner, Yasir can be expected to pick up wickets if he gets into his rhythm.
Wahab Riaz- Wahab has been expensive in the tournament so far but his ability to bounce back is known to everyone. He has all the weapons to threaten the batsmen. He has high pace, a good bouncer as well as a lethal Yorker that becomes even more dangerous when he bowls from around the wicket to the right handers. He can pick up few wickets at the end of the innings.