BAL vs SIN Dream11 Prediction: The opening encounter of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021 season is scheduled to be played between Balochistan and Sindh starting from 20 October (Wednesday) at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad. This will be a first-class match that will be played between 20-23 October and both these teams will be aiming to start their campaign on a high.
Both these teams are coming into this game after facing different fortunes in the previous edition of the tournament. The Balochistan team managed to win 3 out of their 10 matches in the previous edition of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and they finished at the fourth spot on the points table. On the other hand, Sindh won just a single game and ended up losing a total of five matches having finished at the sixth position.
The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy is the premier first-class domestic tournament that is being played in Pakistan. Each of the five participating teams will get a chance to play 10 matches. The winning team will be awarded 16 points while in case of a draw, both the sides will get five points each. If the game ends in a tie, both the teams will get nine points each.
Fixture Name: Match 1, Balochistan vs Sindh
Competition: Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
Date: 19 October
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Ground: Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Pitch Report: The track and the conditions at the Iqbal Stadium are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this wicket and it will behave similarly in this match as well. The batters will have to show good amount of application in order to score runs easily on this wicket. There is no forecast of rain throughout the four-day fixture. However, batting first will be a safe option after winning the toss.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of both Sindh and Balochistan 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 Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail and Amad Butt remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Bismillah Khan
BATSMEN: Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam
ALL-ROUNDERS: Amad Butt, Saad Khan
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
The Balochistan side will start as the favourites to win this match against Balochistan. They were in a really good form both with the bat and ball and better placed on the points table as compared to the opposition in the previous edition of the tournament. On the other hand, Sindh also have the ability to surprise their opponents in this exciting contest. They too have some experienced players in their squad.
For Balochistan, it will be really important come up with a consistent effort both in the batting as well as bowling department in order turn their fortunes around in this Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021. They will once again depend a lot on the likes of Haris Sohail, Bismillah Khan, Imam-ul-Haq and Imran Butt to come good in the batting department. On the other side, the likes of Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah, 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 previous edition of the competition. The left-handed batter has notched up a total of 4881 runs while playing in 77 first-class matches at an average of 46.48. Haris has scored as many as 28 half-centuries and 13 hundred in the longest format and has played quite well for Pakistan Test team as well.
Balochistan all-rounder Amad Butt has the ability to contribute well both with the bat and ball in the longest format of the game. He has a brilliant record as an all-round in first-class cricket as he has scored more than 1200 runs at an average of 23.38. Amad Butt can also deliver amazingly well with the ball having picked up a total of 123 wickets. He has taken as many as 5 five-wicket hauls and a 10-wicket match haul as well.
BAL Playing 11 (likely)
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Sindh have performed impressively well both with the bat and ball in this National T20 Cup 2021. The trio of Asad Shafiq, Shan Masood and Fawad Alam will once again have to take the responsibility in the batting department and they will be eyeing to contribute with the best of their abilities further in the remainder of the competition. On the other hand, the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Mir Hamza and Mohammad Asghar will form part of the bowling attack.
For Sindh, captain Fawad Alam will be a crucial performer in this match and he will be looking forward to lead from the front. He is quite an experienced campaigner in the Pakistani domestic circuit as he has amassed more than 13000 runs while playing in a total of 180 first-class matches. Fawad has a phenomenal average of 56.55 and he is coming off a brilliant season for Pakistan in the longest form of the game.
Sindh will depend a lot on their experienced middle-order batter Asad Shafiq as he has scored tons of runs in domestic cricket. Shafiq has scored a total of 10,118 runs having played 163 first-class matches. He has an amazing average of more than 40 in first-class cricket. The experienced right-hander has smashed 54 fifties and 25 centuries that includes a highest score of 223.
SIN Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 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 first-class competition organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board. There will be some exciting names in action in this Match 1 between BAL vs SIN.
The 2021 edition of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this domestic first-class 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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