CEP vs NOR Dream11 Prediction: The 23rd match of the National T20 Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between the Central Punjab and the Northern on 8 October (Friday) at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. While talking about the standings of these two teams in the ongoing edition of the competition, the Central Punjab are slotted at the top position while Northern are placed at the third spot on the points table.
Both these teams are coming into this game after facing similar results in their previous outings. The Central Punjab suffered a disappointing 6-wicket defeat at the hands of Southern Punjab in their last match. However, Central Punjab are still placed at the top of the points table with 5 wins from 8 matches. On the other hand, Northern also lost their previous game against Southern Punjab by a convincing margin of 4 wickets.
This second leg of the National T20 Cup 2021 will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan and the remainder of the 14 matches will be contested at the same venue. In the last meeting between these two teams during the ongoing National T20 Cup 2021, Northern registered a brilliant 6-wicket victory against Central Punjab.
Fixture Name: Match 23, Central Punjab vs Northern
Competition: National T20 Cup
Date: 8 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Pitch Report: The wicket and the conditions at the Gaddafi Stadium are expected to have enough help both for the batters and bowlers. However, it is expected to offer a flat batting surface but the spinners could get some assistance considering it is an afternoon fixture. The dew factor will also come into play during the second innings. Thus, bowling first will be a good option after winning the toss. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a good move to pick more of NOR players in your respective fantasy cricket teams as the Northern side are looking better placed in this contest. The conditions are expected to be brilliant for batting at the venue and therefore, it will be a great deal to include more number of batters and all-rounders in order to increase the chances of winning. The likes of Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali will be the must picks.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Muhammad Akhlaq
BATTERS: Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Asif Ali
ALL-ROUNDERS: Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan
BOWLERS: Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Salman Irshad
Central Punjab will start as the favourites to win this match as they are currently placed at the top position on the points table in this National T20 Cup 2021. They have some really experienced campaigners present both in the batting as well as bowling department. On the other hand, Northern also have the ability to give a strong fight in this contest as they won their previous match against the same opponents.
For the Central Punjab team, it will be really crucial to keep up the good work both in the batting as well as bowling departments as they have performed so far in the ongoing competition. The likes of Hussain Talat, Muhammad Akhlaq, Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik have played a significant role in the batting department and will be hopeful to continue the same form. On the other hand, the trio of Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz and Faheem Ashraf will once again be their crucial bowlers.
Central Punjab all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has been really effective both with the ball and bat in the ongoing edition of the tournament. He has picked up as many as 7 wickets in the last 5 T20 matches at an impressive economy rate. In his T20 career comprising of 129 matches, Faheem has taken a total of 136 wickets at an economy of 8.06. He has also scored 937 runs at a strike-rate of nearly 140.
For the Central Punjab, right-arm pace bowler Hasan Ali has regularly been amongst the wickets so far in the ongoing tournament. He registered excellent figures of 4 for 24 in the previous game against Southern Punjab. Hasan Ali has picked up as many as 171 wickets in the Twenty20 and is quite an experienced performer at the international level as well. He will once again be crucial player to watch out for in the rest of the tournament.
CEP Playing 11 (likely)
Northern will be hoping to continue their impressive performance both with the bat and ball from the previous win in the ongoing tournament. The likes of Haider Ali, Nasir Nawaz, Mohammad Nawaz and Asif Ali will have to play a significant role with the bat and one of them has to play a big knock in this game. On the other hand, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf will be their important bowlers.
For the Northern side, Mohammad Nawaz has been really effective both in the batting as well as bowling departments in the ongoing edition of the competition. The left-handed batter has managed to smash two half-centuries in the last four matches in the shortest format and has 40-plus scores in the previous three innings. He has also contributed immensely well with the ball so far this season. Nawaz has scored close to 1800 runs and also taken 135 wickets.
Northern opening batter Haider Ali has played some excellent innings in this tournament so far. The right-handed opener smashed a remarkable knock of 91 not out against Central Punjab. He has notched up a total of 1315 runs while playing in as many as 64 T20 matches. Haider also has a brilliant strike-rate of close to 140 scoring 8 half-centuries in the Twenty20 format.
NOR Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the National T20 Cup 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 T20 competition organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board. There will be some exciting names in action in this Match 23 between CEP vs NOR.
The 2021 edition of the National T20 Cup will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this domestic Twenty20 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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