Faisalabad, 22nd October at 06:00 PM IST
In the 14th match of Pakistan National T20 Cup 2019, Central Punjab will be facing the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Faislabad.
Both teams are languishing at the bottom two spots on the points table after winning one of their four encounters. Central Punjab's only win came against Southern Punjab which was their second game of the competition by 5 wickets, whereas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were victorious in their tournament opener against Balochistan by 7 wickets.
With semi-final spot almost looking gloomy, both teams are craving for their second win of the season now and would be looking to come into this encounter with all boxes ticked. It will be interesting to see who will prevail in the battle of two under-pressure sides.
Here is the CEP vs KHP Dream11 Today match prediction.
Also Read: Pakistan T20 Cup: Squads of all six teams
This would be the first instance when these two sides will lock horns against each other.
With three losses from four games, Central Punjab's chances of getting into the semi-finals look unrealistic.
With Salman Butt, Hassan Ali and Azhar Ali not available for the competition, they have struggled to get going.
Skipper Babar Azam will be opening the innings alongside Ahmed Shehzad followed by the Akmal brothers Umar and Kamran.
Bilal Asif who went for 48 in the last game from 4 overs might get replaced by Zafar Gohar.
Fakhar Zaman and Israrullah will open the innings for Khyber Pakhtukhwa followed by Adil Amin and Khushdil Shah.
Mohammad Rizwan the skipper will hold the key in the middle-order.
All-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Mohsin will be the ones responsible for the lower middle-order.
M Rizwan (C & WK), Israrullah, Musaddiq Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Irfanullah Shah, Junaid Khan, Umer Khan, Zohaib Khan, M Ilyas, Usman Shinwari, Imran Khan Junior, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikar Ahmed, Mohammad Mohsin, Sahibzada Farhan, Adil Amin.
Babar Azam (c), Saad Naseem, Faheem Ashraf, Salman Butt, Usman Qadir, Kamran Akmal, Waqas Maqsood, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Bilal Asif, Ali Shan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Nasim Shah, Ahmed Bashir, Rizwan Hussain.
Central Punjab Playing 11-
Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Rizwan Hussain, Saad Nasim, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Nasim Shah, Bilal Asif/Zafar Gohar, Kamran Akmal, Waqas Maqsood.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Playing 11-
Fakhar Zaman, Israrullah, Adil Amin, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Mohsin, Musadiq Ahmed, Mohammad Ilyas, Usman Khan Shinwari, I Khan Jr/U Khan.
Fantasy picks from Central Punjab
Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has amassed 171 runs so far from 3 innings.
Skipper Babar Azam has managed 136 runs from 3 innings with his highest score being 102*.
All-rounder Faheem Ashraf has managed 8 wickets from 3 games and scored 35 runs from 2 innings.
Usman Qadir and Waqas Maqsood have managed 4 wickets each.
Fantasy picks from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Skipper Mohammad Rizwan has managed 198 runs from 4 innings with his best score being 70 runs.
Adil Amin and Fakhar Zaman have got 71 runs each from 4 innings.
Iftikhar Ahmed the all-rounder has managed 51 runs from 4 innings and also scalped 2 wickets.
Usman Khan Shinwari has scalped 5 wickets from 4 matches.
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have produced here of CEP vs KHP Dream11 are the best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.