In the Match 13 of National T20 Cup 2021, Balochistan and Southern Punjab team will lock horns against each other. The core players of Southern Punjab team are Aamer Yamin and Naseem Shah. While Balochistan team will need the contributions of Yasir Shah and Abdul Bangalzai. The Balochistan team will be captained by Imam Ul Haq and Sohaib Maqsood leads the Southern Punjab team.
The Balochistan team have secured only 1 wins in 4 matches, and are at the 5th position of the table. In their last league match, they lost by a huge margin of 77 runs, which has put a stress in their net run rate. While the Southern Punjab team have not won any of their 4 league matches, and are languishing at the bottom. In their last league match, they failed to defend the score of 176.
We have an interesting match between Balochistan and Southern Punjab where both have displayed disappointing performances in the tournament, and need spirited efforts from all their players to make a comeback. If the Southern Punjab team lose this match, they will certainly be out of the race for the top 4, and it will be a must win game for them.
Fixture Name: Match 13
Competition: Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021
Date: 1 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
BAL(recent last): L W L
SOP(recent last): L L L
Standings: BAL 5 , SOP 6
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pindi
Pitch Report: The match between Balochistan and Southern Punjab is slated to be played in Rawalpindi. The pitch is expected to keep assisting the batters in scoring runs in a quick manner, and the bowlers have to be at their best to keep them under control. It is advisable for the teams to chase down the score and win the match, which is the trend observed in the last few matches.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Khyber Pakhtunwa 156/4 won by 6 wickets against Sindh 150/7 in Match 12 of National T20 Cup 2021.
The 7 players from Balochistan, and 4 players from Southern Punjab are selected in the Dream11 Team. All the batters have fine talents and can be selected in your fantasy team. The captain pick will be Sohaib Maqsood, who has been a terrific player in the T20 format. While, the vice captain can be Abdul Bangalzai, with consistent performances in the tournament.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Zeeshan Ashraf
BATSMEN: Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Abdul Bangalzai, Sohail Akhtar, Imam Ul Haq
ALL-ROUNDERS: Amad Butt, Kashif Bhatti
BOWLERS: Yasir Shah, Naseem Shah, Umaid Asif
The Southern Punjab team have been performing well, but have not reaped benefits of a win. But, they are expected to win this fixture due to the better batting talent of the team as compared to the opposition. While, the Balochistan team will be heart broken after the big loss in their last league match and need to be proficient in both departments.
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The Balochistan team have 1 win in 4 matches, and need to come back to form in this fixture to stay alive for the top 4 places. In their last league match, they were thrashed by the Sindh team and lost by 77 runs. The team need to better their performances in both departments to secure a crucial victory. The top picks from Balochistan will be Yasir Shah and Abdul Bangalzai.
The leg spinner has been performing very well for the team in the tournament, and has been successful in containing runs and has taken 5 wickets at an average of 13.60. Yasir can be a trusted pick due to his track record in the international circuit, especially test cricket, where he has been successful in dismissing batters in these type of pitches.
The opener of the Balochistan team has been consistent with his contribution in the tournament, and is the leading run scorer for them with 130 runs at an average of 43.33. Abdul has kept the run rate steady in times of a collapse and has displayed the ability to stabilize the team well, and can be the vice captain for your team in this fixture.
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 picked key wickets in the tournament and has also contributed with the bat, and is expected to turn up well in this match.
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 Southern Punjab have to turn the tables round to secure crucial victory in this fixture to keep their semifinal hopes alive, and need to perform well as a team. In their last league match, the team posted a strong total of 175 runs, with the contribution of Sohaib Maqsood and Aamer Yamin. While, Hassan Khan was impressive in the bowling unit. The top picks will be Naseem Shah and Sohaib Maqsood.
The youngster has been a terrific contributor to the team, especially in the death overs, with his toe crushing yorkers. Naseem is a fine prospect for the Pakistan Cricket due to his raw pace and consistent wicket taking abilities. He has been intelligent enough to include variations in his armoury, and is coming into this tournament after a fine performance in the CPL.
One of the most experienced and talented cricketers in the Pakistan cricket will be vital to the team’s cause in this fixture. In the last league match, Sohaib finally came back to form by hitting 75 off 47 balls and will look to continue his good form. With the performance in the last match, Sohaib has a total of 117 runs at an average of 29.25
Captain: Sohaib Maqsood
Wicketkeeper: Azam Khan
Possible Top Order: Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Zain Abbas
Pace Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Ilyas
Spin Bowlers: Faisal Akram
The x-factor for SOP team would be Azam Khan, who has been a terrific hitter in the white ball cricket and is expected to perform quite well in this fixture against Balochistan.
SOP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Zain Abbas
2. Zeeshan Ashraf
3. Sohaib Maqsood (c)
4. Khushdil Shah
5. Azam Khan (wk)
6. Aamer Yamin
7. Hassan Khan
8. Mohammad Imran
9. Mohammad Ilyas
10. Faisal Akram
11. Naseem Shah
Watch Balochistan vs Southern Punjab 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 13 of the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021 and a total of 2 matches will be played today in the tournament.
The BAL vs SOP 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.